Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stepping Outside Of The Comfort Zone

If you know anything about Simon Cowell, of American Idol fame, you'll know that he was rarely seen in anything other than a black t-shirt.  Sometimes - gasp! - a v-neck t-shirt.

I have Simon Cowell's closet.  Everything in it is black.

I've been drawn to black since I was young.  I remember cutting up a black sweatshirt in Madonna days.  Also in the eighties, I owned a black mesh t-shirt that I wore over tank tops and bathing suits.  I had a black bathing suit.  I loved black tights.  I bought (almost exclusively) black purses.  I was probably the only person who liked my waitressing uniform - black shoes, pants, and vest.  Black eyeliner was always my first choice.  And any kind of accessory - wallets, scarves, gloves, notepads, etc. - were almost always black.

So this week while I was going through my clothes for our trip, stacking them on the bed, all I saw was a sea of black.  I mentioned this in a previous post, but it's been in my head more than normal so I decided to try to bring some color in.  I went shopping, again, and picked out a few items that are pure, solid, color.  See photo above.

I did slip in one floral top with a black base color, but that should still count.  It's a print.  And the blue fabric item on the top of the pile is pajama bottoms.  Oddly, I have very colorful pajamas/lounge pants/hang-around-the-house clothes.  Don't know what that's all about.

I will have plenty of black to choose from but I'm hoping I have the courage to throw in a few of the colored pieces to punch it up a little.  If I can't fully commit to an outfit to wear out in public, I will transfer the colorful stuff to my pajama collection.  

I wear more of those anyway, and my stash can always use updating.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
2017: Fall, Falling, Fallen
2016: Twisted Monday
2015: The Bitchy Beast Of Strijen
2014: Montana Moments
2013: Scanning Comes To A Mouth Near You
2012: Go Ahead, Judge Me
2011: Con Los Años Que Me Quedan 

2010: Ten. Ten. Ten. A Perfect Score! 
2009: Lighting The Testosterone Torch 
2008: Eddie Helps The Economy Friday 
2007: Talk About A Thorn In Your Side 
2006: My Sentiments Exactly 
2005: Mason? Dixon? Line? BELOW It.


ngd4096 said...

I think you have a beautiful complexion/coloring. You picked out colors that will looking nothing short of fabulous on you, IMHO. If you're brave enough to drive the hell out of that big ol' semi, this will be a piece of cake. Hope you post photos of you in the blouses. Very rarely comment but I love your posts. Take care and best wishes.

The Daily Rant said...

NANCY: Thank you so much for the compliment!! I do like the colors, too, and when I do wear color I get a lot of compliments, so I guess they work on me. I am hoping to be able to do my blog while on vacation, so keep checking back. I will most definitely be posting pictures on Instagram, so if you're familiar with that, follow me over there, too. You can search for me under my full name - Salena Lettera.