It’s a Wrap!
Today is my final entry on the trending colors for 2014. When I went back to review the previous colors from the last 2 Tuesdays I realized that I made a major faux pas. Keeping things in perspective, major might be a stretch after-all I’m not saving lives here, but as a perfectionist when I make a mistake no matter how small, I am consumed with an overwhelming desire to right the wrong.
Once I recognized my error I was nauseous and kept wondering how I could have made such a blunder and with every fiber of my being I wanted to retreat to my secluded hideaway. This proved very challenging with my little 1-year-old grandson over for the day, who I might add was not content to play in his playpen, my dog Mollie (a lovable psycho dog with the attention span of a gnat) barking at the naughty washing machine, and finally my brother, whose sole mission in life, I believe, is to get on my nerves (he does it so amazingly well). If this weren’t enough, then my mother calls.
By now I’m a completely frazzled jumble of nerves. My mind is going hither and yon since my sanctuary continues to evade me and I just want to scream…but then I forget why I’m so upset. This is one of the advantages of being in the 50+ club, one minute you feel yourself slipping away and in the very next you can’t remember why. At any rate…
Dazzling Blue, not to be confused with Placid Blue, is the only color for this week (I previously said there were 4). Pantone describes Dazzling Blue as a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue.
Without getting too technical on the different shades or hues, my favorite color has always been blue. I tend to lean towards teal, turquoise and azure with my least favorite being powder blue. And then there’s the blues that for me are indescribable, like this handbag that I got from sammydress.com. The color was so striking and every time I carry it I get all kinds of compliments, even though it doesn’t have a designer label.
I will always love black with any other color combination when it comes to clothing. As the ensemble pictured presents; the jacket, handbag and boot accent pieces are prominent against the black shirt and pants. With the exception of the boots (I’d probably break my neck on the heels) I would add silver earrings & bracelets and I could definitely see myself in this outfit.
Colors for many people (including those of us with blindness/vision loss) are just words. As I’ve said before and I will say many more times, confidence is the most important thing a person can wear. With confidence you can wear just about whatever you please and carry it off.
“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” ~ Benjamin Franklin