I’m back at work today, so jeans and sweatshirts weren’t an option. Trust me — I would live in jeans in sweatshirts if I could, but we all have responsibilities and an adult life to live, so today was more of a dress up day than other recent days. Ignore the mess behind me, and notice the scarf.
And the bracelet.
And these bracelets too. Not the metal ones, but the beaded ones.
Do you notice any similarities? If you go back up and look closely at my glasses, they will also give you a clue.
It’s color. The scarf, glasses, and bracelets all have similar colors, primarily purple. I don’t think you can see my earrings, but they have purple too. I’m a huge believer in finding colors that make you happy — colors that sing to your heart — and focusing on them throughout the seasons and eras of life. Purple is my go-to. It’s happy. It’s rich. It’s brightens my spirit and heart when I see it. Colors come and go with the fashion industry, but your color — the one that sings to your heart — will always be beautiful on you.
When you see a beautiful sunset, which color speaks to you? When you notice flowers and birds, what stands out to you, takes your breath away, and makes you feel alive? That’s the color that sings to your heart. Find ways to add it to your clothing choices and your accessories and you will always feel strong about what you are wearing.
There’s meaning behind the other aspects too, but we’ll save that for another time.
Big Girl Postscript: Don’t be afraid of colors. I’m sure you all heard the things I did growing up, that we shouldn’t draw more attraction to ourselves than we needed to and that solids were “slimming” and “helped you blend in.” Baloney. You are amazing and deserve to stand out as much as you choose to. Wear the bright blouse. Choose the big, chunky, colorful accessories. It’s OK to wear clothes and fun things that say, “Notice me! I am here! I am not too much!” Find what makes your heart sing and share it with the world. The world needs your presence and beauty.