Dress the Rainbow

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.  

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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. 

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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.

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James Perse blazer dress (sold out) // Goorin Bros. fedora // Oliver Peoples sunglasses (similar) // Bobbi Brown "Russian Doll" lipstick // Banana Republic gloves (old) // Banana Republic blouse // Brooks Brothers tie // Vivienne Westwood bag (old) // Coach shoes (very old)