It was recently brought to my attention that I seem to wear an awful lot of the colour blue. I kind nodded when this was pointed out to me and just continued on about my life but the idea must have lodged in my brain somewhere because I then found myself, critically looking through my closet. As it turns out, it was an astute observation. I do indeed wear a great deal of the colour blue. As in, probably 90% of my wardrobe is blue.
I'm not certain how it happened. It was incremental. Little bit by little bit, blues crept into my closet. It's not as if I purchased my entire wardrobe at one time after all. Apparently, I gravitate to the colour blue. It's a nice basic sort of hue and and one of the few that, regardless of the shade, looks flattering on me.
There are a lot of different blues of course. Navy, cobalt, turquoise, baby, aqua and sapphire just to name a few. And that changes the over all look of the closet contest a bit. Then there are patterns and styles and necklines and sleeve lengths and fabric...mercy! Quite the variety. And I thought this whole solo colour thing fell into the "who cares" category of things in my life. Until I realized that I care.
I think perhaps it matters more to me right now because now that cooler weather is upon us, nearly every day I am wearing jeans. Blue Jeans. And the one colour that I do not especially like to wear with Blue Jeans is, ironically the colour blue. Technically, I suppose, blue "goes" with jeans because every colour "goes" with jeans. I just don't particularly care for how it looks. It's too monochromatic I think for my taste. It smacks a bit of Uniform and I do not like that at all.
Now, to be fair, I do have a few pair of coloured jeans, white, pink and grey, but the vast majority of the time, if I'm wearing jeans, they are blue. Blue looks very nice with the white, pink and the grey jeans. Terrific in fact. But not the blue jeans.
With this in mind, I set out yesterday to fix this problem. I headed for my favourite outlet store with one mantra in my head, "Buy Nothing Blue". I walked up and down aisle after aisle, grabbing anything, not-blue, to try on. And I was surprised at how little not-blue was there. There was a little white, a few reds, an occasional mustard yellow but mostly the entire store was filled some shade of blue. Frustrating.
Finally I found enough non-blue to warrant to visit to a changing room. To my delight, there were three things that I really liked, comfortable, nice looking, reasonably priced and most importantly, not blue. So I bought them. Yay! Mission accomplished.
I came home and cut off the tags to wash them and suddenly realized that while they were not blue, they were all black! All Three Items! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh my gawd, I'm an idiot!
And here's what makes it even funnier! I'm a little bit colour blind and I cannot tell the difference between navy blue and black. I had to ask other people in the store if what I was holding was navy blue or not!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Welcome to my new not-blue wardrobe items:
I think I need to vow to never shop alone again.
Meanwhile, Have a wonderful weekend. Meet y'all here again on Monday!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.