When I was in the fourth grade, me and my friends formed a little gang. We called ourselves the "Purple Pearls". I don't think we did much gang-wise, no knocking over fruit stands or anything but we managed to elect ourselves a mascot (the mythical Unicorn) and get together on weekends to show off our Lisa Frank sticker collections. Point is I think there is a time in most girls young lives when purple is just the thing. Its not pink, its not blue...its just Goldilocks right.
As an adult, I admit that neutrals are more my style. But sometimes when Winter has its hold on me and I am getting a little restless, and Spring seems TOO far away, purple might once again be just the right thing. It feels close enough to gray to keep me from feeling like a rainbow and its color palette moves towards the season that I long for the most. When merely looking through seed catalogs makes me cry for the sight of Dog-tooth violets, Wisteria, lilac and sweet peas. Purple is a great color for February and lets face it, a little whimsy may be in order when you want to feel like a kid again.