Welcome to the redesigned Modern Mrs Darcy! As you can see, the blog has a new look. (Thanks to BootstrapperU for all the help with the redesign!)
But you may be wondering….if this is a women’s blog, why is it blue?
Well. That’s a very good question. I’m glad you asked!
Did you know that prior to the 1940s, it was actually girls who wore the blue, and boys who wore pink? Blue was considered to be delicate and dainty, the color of fidelity and the Virgin Mary: blue belonged to the girls. Pink, as a lighter shade of the strong color red, was considered masculine. (Rather than pink or blue, gender-neutral clothing was the norm in the 20th century. Baby clothes were uniformly white, because white could be bleached, and boys and girls wore frilly dresses (dresses!) until age 6 or 7.)
Modern Mrs Darcy isn’t blue because it idealizes 1940s ideas about gender and dress, or because I want the blog to appear dainty. (Just typing the word “dainty” makes me giggle!) But I took great pains to revise my new chosen blog theme from its hot-pink presets, because that color didn’t seem appropriate here.
I chose the blue because I like it.
But the more I think about it, the more appropriate the color blue seems for the blog. Here at Modern Mrs Darcy, I want to explore what it looks like when classical femininity intersects our modern world. Pink–for girls? Strictly modern. But the blue is classy, and classic–yesterday and today.
I like pink. I wear pink. My daughters wear pink. And I’m okay with that.
But for the blog, I chose blue. And I hope you like it!