I did the ceremonious closet examination at the start of the year, which involves purging, adding, assessing, organizing, and so on. I'm well aware that I tend toward plain neutrals when I make my wardrobe decisions. Grays and navies have longtime held that special place somewhere in between signature colors and security blankets. I'm also well aware that I adore colorful outfits on other people.
This year, I examined my closet primarily with color in mind. My mantra for 2017 is "dress the rainbow" and I'm hoping that keeping this concept at the forefront of my decision-making awareness will help me curate a closet that is brighter and more varied. Currently, I own a fair number of items in rich, bright blues, pinks, greens, and reds, although I don't reach for those items nearly as often as I could and should. I also own nearly nothing in orange or yellow, even though I love the way both colors make me feel.
Getting dressed is such a window into the soul. What we have on outside is so closely tied to what we have going on inside. After many years of feeling tired--really, really tired--not just the regular mom variety tired, I finally feel energized. When you're generally a sarcastic person, it can be tricky to make heartfelt statements. But here I go. No eye rolling! My heart is a prism, wide open to let the sunshine in and cast its colors everywhere. Come along! Let's dress the rainbow together.