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Color 4

It’s a Wrap!

I've got 99 problems and 86 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that i'm stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.

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…

Drumroll Please

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.

Blue flower with blue butterfly
via Pinterest

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 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.

Blue handbag from
Blue Handbag

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.  

Black short-sleeved blouse & pants, Blue jacket with 3 large black buttons, blue handbag and boots.
Black & Blue 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

10 thoughts on “Color 4

  1. I love any shade of blue. But right now I wear black pants and different colored teeshirts for my job. I know that what I wear is always nice.

    1. Susan, you are always so well put together.

  2. Nice first entry today! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for stopping by!! Come back again.

  3. i’ve been stuck on purple for a good while now but i noticed my last few purchases have been moving into the blue spectrum with the very newest top being cobalt. dazzling blue is a shade that scares me though! lol! being an old goth most bright colours scare me!

    1. Hahaha. I was beginning to think I too was afraid of colors b/c all I’ve ever owned up until about 12 years ago was black, grey, navy and maybe a little tan. Now cobalt is a pretty blue.

  4. My bedroom drapes are light sky blue. However, I love all shades of blue. I see you have your hands and mind full; yet you still come up with a good report. Amazing.

    1. Thank you Sherri.

  5. Both blues, placid and dazzling are beautiful. I recently wore a royal blue, which I equate to dazzling blue, on my blog. I plan on pairing the skirt again with a pretty icy blue, which equates to placid blue 🙂

    1. Yes, I love royal blue but I have none in my wardrobe. This could be the reason for me to buy something perhaps?? =D

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