I'm not really sure when it began.
... Perhaps the day someone told me, "The mother of the groom wears beige and keeps her mouth shut." (Really! ... isn't that a hoot?)
... or the time DH - not usually given to random compliments - volunteered, "You look really nice in black."
Aside from being cast as a nun in our high school's production of the "Sound of Music" I don't recall owning much 'basic black.' Or brown.
So who'd like to tell me, what's wrong with this picture?
|But wait .... there's more! |
Pathetic, I know.
I wanted to weep.
She couldn't have known, I regard the color purple right up there with brussels sprouts. I think it stems from my childhood neighbor, mean old Mrs. "D", who seemed to lavish undue attention on her creepy African violets.
Still, my friend' statement was an educated guess -- given the fact all my 'play clothes' range from lilac to eggplant.
Honestly, it wasn't my idea! Purple is the 'official' color of my workplace, so I've several branded golf shirts. Too, I once belonged to the flamboyant Red Hat Society, whose members are expected to wear purple, purple - and more purple. A few of those gals remain good friends, but for the most part it wasn't a cozy fit.
|Mind you, I'm about as flamboyant as a rock.|
Wouldn't you agree, something's gotta give!
In her later years, momma believed everyone needed a 'signature color.' I've not heard that since! Have you?
Methinks it's high time I take myself to my fav consignment shop and (attempt to) rediscover the color wheel. Or at least, a signature 'pop.'
.... I'd like to rediscover what it's like choosing an outfit based on my mood.
But in all honestly, I'm nervous. Isn't that silly?
This has to be a solo flight. Usually it's a long time coming, but when I finally decide to shop-to-buy, it's best done alone.
What's your shopping M.O.? Are you a 'browser' like my best friend ... a 'buddy stroller', aka the denizens of Mall-land ... or perhaps a 'point-and-shoot' type who trusts her own instincts?
Please wish me luck!
... and don't forget to have yourselves a sweet weekend!
Hugs from Phoenix,