Monday, December 08, 2014

Microblog Mondays; Favourite Colours

Our dear Mel over at Stirrup Queens has begun a blog phenomenon... as she frequently does. 

Microblog Mondays. Writing in your own space. Something short and sweet. But it's meant to take back our bloggy space and call it our own. I am going to try to do this periodically. Life's hectic. So we'll see how long this lasts.


Yeah, yeah, I spell "colour" with a "u"... I'm Canadian. Deal. :)

I don't know that I have favourites, per se. I mean, being obese, I've dressed in black and dark colours for so long I don't know if I'd recognize colour if it smacked me in the face! Seriously.

I know that I have a love/hate relationship with reds. My face had a few red tones and I'm auburn-haired with loads of freckles... red is NOT a colour that looks good on me. But I love it in décor; it just POPS and makes you pay attention.

I tend to gravitate to blues and pinks if given the opportunity to choose clothing of colour. I'm fearful of bold colours because, like the red, it makes you pay attention. Attention is something I did not want as an obese female. God knows.

So imagine my surprise and intrigue when on a local Buy Nothing FB exchange site, I found myself throwing my name in the hat to receive a low-cut, sequinned, empire-waisted (size 10, no less!) red, knee-length dress for the Christmas season. I don't expect to get it of course, but wow, for once, I'd like to have something that looks good and gives me a bit of a boost.

Fingers crossed!

Now... I must go comment on some of your blogs. I've been slackin. Admittedly, with my MIL's passing, I've been quite busy this week. And yes, I really need to clean up the dead links in my sidebar! (So many bloggers have fallen off the face of the earth! Quite a shame really.)


JB said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'd LOVE to see a pic of that dress--sounds gorgeous! I'm afraid of red as well...maybe it is the attention it draws.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Echoing you on the sadness of having bloggers fall off the figurative earth. I just quoted one and realized it had been years since she updated.

I hope you get the dress. And then you post pictures when you wear it. It sounds fun.

Cristy said...

Here from Microblog Mondays. I have a similar thought on colors that I wear vs. ones I decorat with. Both colors and patterns (particularly for accents) really appeal, but I steer clear from clothing that is like that. The dress sounds lovely, though. Hope you get it.

Jen said...

I once read that every woman should have a little red dress - not a little black dress - because with the right shade, red suits most people. It's also great for parties because it's energising (apparently). Would love to see a pic of you looking amazing in a LRD!

loribeth said...

I think just about anyone can wear just about any colour... it all depends on the shade. I love pastels but there are very few of them that look any good on me. On the other hand, jewel tones really seem to suit me. Pastel pink, no; fuschia pink, yes. ;) I can wear some reds (especially if they have more of a blue undertone), but I probably look better in burgundy.

I would love to see a picture of you in that dress too!