Happy Monday, ladies. We used to own a gorgeous second home on Vancouver Island which had lovely views over Georgia Straight toward the mainland and the mountains beyond. Both my brothers lived nearby, my daughter was a short ferry ride away. We have many fabulous memories of time spent there and I sure wish we’d been able to keep it.
What I didn’t love were the interminable gray skies we got in the winter. I’m not sure if I struggle with seasonal affective disorder, but I just might. I know my mom sure did and I inherited her jumpy legs so it’s highly possible.
In a strange twist of fate, I’m discovering the same type of gray skies where we live now which has me turning on all the lights during the day and craving upbeat colors.
I was wandering past Old Navy last week and spotted a color that just dragged me into the store. They call it Pale Glass, I’m going with mint:) Tracksuits
don’t didn’t fit my style, I dislike banded pant bottoms on me, and I only wear workout clothes to work out, but these had to come home with me. I wore them to walk yesterday and ended up staying in them all day. Every time I looked at my leg or arm I got a jolt of happy which tells me it was a good purchase.
In other random color news, I’m a bit surprised at what’s happening on my head. When I stopped coloring my hair, I envisioned luscious silver locks with touches of white. As I look at my hair in the above photo, it doesn’t look that different than when I was adding high and low lights.
My left side has much more white than the right but the overall effect is still sort of blonde, not silver. I still have a ways to go until all the old color is cut off, but the whole effect may be less striking than I was hoping for. I find it funny that I’m disappointed that I’m not gray enough at 65. Who would have thought that could be a “thing”?
I’ve finally gotten my hands on this personal style book by David Kibbe. His theory breaks down body shapes into yin/yang proportions to help women discover whether they’re Dramatic, Romantic, Theatrical, Classic, Natural, Flamboyant, Gamine, or combinations of several types. You have to look past the 1980’s fashions but the concepts are fascinating.
He also encourages women to embrace and dress the body shape they are rather than trying to correct what we perceive as flaws. It’s out of print and in high demand but I found a reasonably priced one at Thrift Books before the holidays. You can also drop a cool $500+ on Amazon.
I noticed purple popping up in stores long before I knew Pantone had declared Veri Peri the color of the year for 2022. Veri Peri is periwinkle with a strong red-violet undertone that resembles a dark lavender. In reality, anything close will be on-trend this spring. I adore periwinkle so it’s definitely on my radar.
Some Veri Peri
It’ll soon start showing up in home decor, accessories, clothes, and movies and I will be ready. I ordered this cotton cardigan because it’s on sale, but think I will hold off on the periwinkle nail polish for now. I do want to push my comfort levels on color, but not shove it off the edge:)
Are you a fan or periwinkle?