I am not exaggerating when I confess that I have never owned an article of clothing in the color orange.
Oh, I’ve had accessories with touches of orange – scarves, jewelry, handbags – but never clothing!
It’s not that I avoid bright colors. If you know me – you know I love purple.
My second fave is red, so this girl is definitely not shy.
I guess I’ve always thought that an entire shirt or dress in orange would just be too much; too “loud”.
Besides, I’m a “winter” and orange is not a good color for “winters”. (Do you know your season?)
Recently, I needed new nightgowns. I love the all cotton, long t-shirt styles from Lands’ End.
There are several colors available but I chose Lavender and Coral (which I’ve had before).
When the package arrived, I literally gasped to see that the coral one was not at all like the previous coral I had purchased (which was a mixture of pink, peach, and orange – the way I picture coral to be!).
This new nightgown was jack-o-lantern orange!
Well, I figured I’d be brave and give it a try. You know – embrace the change.
According to Pantone, the color experts –
“Tangerine Tango” (bright orange) is the color of the year!
Maybe so, but whenever I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror while wearing it, I shake my head and think: “I could direct traffic in this get-up.” 😉