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Archive for March 19th, 2010

A Happy Blast of Color

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I live the concept of ColorJoy. Long ago, I realized that often I can buy the black or the hot pink shirt for the same price. If color costs no more, I choose to go for the smile.

I caught a glimpse of this, one morning, out of the corner of my eye. I just had to share it with you.


It may be hard for those of you out there to believe, but I spent High School wearing navy blue. College was more varied, because the 70’s brought blue jeans and t-shirts as standard fare.

When I started working, I was big on black, gray and burgundy. I went through several years where everything I wore to work was black. I did like to wear large pins and I said it made my jewelry look “more important” when I put the jewelry on a black background. I tried hard to be sophisticated. I discovered that you can not be what you are not.

These days, I aim to be interesting and colorful. This is easier for me to attain than “sophisticated” or “hip,” and I believe it’s easier to hang on to through my full life, young or old. I hope I’m interesting if and when I make it to 100 yrs old.

I aim to pass what joy I have in my life, with others. Color makes me smile like perhaps nothing else.

My skirts show this off more than any other change in my life. Not only am I away from black and nothing else, but the solid colors are gone from my skirt wardrobe.

This year has brought a willingness to thin out my belongings. I’ve been tossing and giving away for several months now, and that means more room for what I’ve kept, in my closet. The photo above is a real-life glimpse of my skirt closet this week. Fun, huh?

Color, pattern, joy! Happy me. Happy you, too?