Remember when I would never have gone out in public baring my arms?
Yeah, those were also the days I felt uncomfortable – nay, nauseated! – in front of a camera.
Nowadays, I feel I’ve come into my own and am a lot more confident in my skin, jiggles and wrinkles and sagging and all.
I think my embracing color has a lot to do with my fashion fearlessness. There’s something about vibrant hues that make me happy. And when I’m happy, I don’t think so much about being self-conscious or lacking or inferior. Wearing pieces that are bright – the more blinding the better – reminds me to smile wider, to stride stronger. I become an altogether better person to myself and, subsequently, to those around me.
I wonder if one can write prescriptions for color?
Today, then, on the last official day of Spring Break, let’s take a moment to be happy and giddy and twirly and bright. Let’s celebrate almost-Easter in orange and yellow and pink and throw on a coordinating bauble to ramp up the color factor. Let’s wear peplum and not have to worry about muffin tops. Let’s cheese for the camera and give three huzzahs for Fancy Friday.
Let’s be happy.