Last week I did a post that asked for comments about what were some of your favorite things about 50 Is Not Old. Notice that I didn’t say leave a comment about 50 Is Not Old, I said your FAVORITE. Haha! That way I didn’t receive any negative feedback. It may take me a while, but I am figuring out this whole blogging game. Anyway, I had a lot of nice comments, thank you very much, but one of the prevailing thoughts was color. Several of you commented that you liked that I dress in different and bright colors. Since I am colorful by nature, this comes as second nature to me. I didn’t realize that wearing colors was not something everyone did. I have even had comments that said most other bloggers only wear forms of black, white, and gray. I would go crazy, or at least crazier! I NEED color. My moods NEED color. So I guess my questions is, Are you afraid to add color to YOUR wardrobe?
Did you know that corporations spend a ton of money analyzing what color they should use for their product packaging? The color of your favorite restaurant is probably by design, some colors make you want to eat more. The hospital waiting rooms and emergency rooms are probably painted in a color to help soothe your nerves. Color affects our bodies and our minds. Let’s look at a few examples, starting with the colors of the rainbow:
Red is associated with power, that is why you will see many politicians wear a red tie. It is shows energy and strength. It is also the color of love, desire, and passion. If you are going on a date, you might want to wear a little something red.
Orange is not as easy a color to wear. I LOVE orange, only because it is the color of my favorite college football team, the Tennessee Vols!!! Go Peyton? Do you think they picked the orange and white theme by chance? Orange brings the emotions of success, enthusiasm, and creativity. Those are not bad attributes for a football team. It is also a color of attraction, so if you don’t have red for that date, look for orange. Lol!
Who doesn’t think of sunshine when you think of yellow? Yellow brings joy, energy, and happiness to our lives. It communicates warmth and intellect. This might be a color to wear to a job interview, I wouldn’t mind being portrayed as energetic, warm, and intellectual.
Green is closely associated with growth. I know we all are aware of the green grass that seems to double in growth overnight. It is also associated with harmony and healing. Think “green” products, I am sure there was a reason behind the name. BUT, be careful if you wear this color on a date, it also is associated with fertility. Lol!
You probably are aware that blue is one of my favorite colors. You probably think that it is because it makes my eyes look more blue (which it does.) BUT, it packs some pretty powerful emotions. Wisdom, loyalty, stability, depth, confidence, and truth, are some of the emotions just to name a few. I think of cleanliness, like in the air and water. Can you think of any situations where you need to portray these emotions?
Purple has long been associated with royalty and wealth. It is a jewel tone, and many luxury items will have purple in their themes. It also portrays mystery and magic. I can see a large purple curtain on a stage, being drawn back for the magician.
White is an easy color to guess it’s meaning. Purity, virginity, and innocence, are all conveyed with white. I immediately think of a wedding gown, and I bet you did too. It also is used to show cleanliness. It seems a very romantic color to me. I think of long, flowy, and lace.
Black is another power color. It shows reserve and elegance. I assume that is one of the reasons you will see so many bloggers wearing this color. It also is associated with mystery, BUT be aware it is also associated with evil and death. NO THANK YOU!!! I suppose it would depend on the style of clothing, as to what signal you would be sending out.
Next time you reach in the closet for a dress or a top, you might want to consider what message are you trying to convey.I bought this top on my way to Tennessee a week or so ago. I think I bought it at either TJ Maxx or Ross. I really can’t remember which store, but the top is by Fig & Flower. I loved the colors, but was not sure how it would look on me, but I bought it and I am glad that I did. Not the most flattering of pictures, but I wanted you to see the different print on the back. The colors, the tiers in the front, the different print in the back, and then throw in a cold shoulder style, sure sets the top apart.
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I bought this pool blue crossband stretch wedge shoes at Catos. I bought them to replace this pair, but I am not really loving them with this outfit. My thought was that they would look good with the turquoise patent leather Dooney & Bourke satchel, but I was WRONG! There, I said it.
On to shoe number 2. I bought this pair at the DSW warehouse in Atlanta. Yes, they just match the pants, and no I don’t like them either. That makes strike 2, my batting average is going DOWN…..On to pair number three. When in doubt, go for a neutral. But guess what? I don’t like them either. They are too blaaaah. All of the shoes “go” with the outfit, but none of them “make” the outfit. I finally quit taking pictures, but I ended up wearing a pair of Marc Fisher brown wedge shoes with the gold circles. See them here.Since I didn’t like any of the shoes, I am leaving you with just a head shot. Lol! BTW, I wear sleeveless tops, and short sleeve tops, but there is something different about wearing the cold shoulder top. People commented, and Joe even told me I was looking a little bit on the floozy side. It “feels” sexy! Weird, huh?
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