An Ode to Orange
I was flipping through last month’s issue of InStyle magazine and they did a little spread on the color of the moment and it was Tangerine! Orange is so bright and vibrant with a million wonderful shades, orange can bring life to any outfit. I fell in love with every piece on that page, and yearned to fill my life with orange. But I quickly realized I had already accumulated many orange pieces not only in my wardrobe but in my home as well.
My sweet food dishes I painted for my lovely orange cat.
Fluffy orange towels brighten up my bathroom…and yes that is a table of elements shower curtain (I know, we’re nerds!).
I swapped out my usual cherry red lipstick for a Tutti Frutti orange this season. And I have to say the orange is an odd but lovely change, even if you aren’t on the crazy-orange-loving train I would still recommend giving orange lipstick a go.
Lastly, I have this lovely orange fame that I picked up from the thrift store a few years ago. I keep it by my coffee maker so it is one of the first things I see every morning, not only because the gorgeous colorful frame but also because of the photo I keep inside. See that’s my beloved late Grandmother with bright red hair, and my charming Grandfather. She’s the reason I started to collect orange things, it was her favorite color and having orange everywhere reminds me of her, not that I need much reminder, she had a lasting impact on my life and I think of her daily. You know she was alot like the color orange: vibrant, fun, warm and she filled the room with her presence. My Grandfather said the moment he met her was the moment he knew there was a God. So, I guess this is really an Ode to my Grandmother, who I owe for introducing me to the color orange and all it’s splendors.
I have a killer cold today and therefore opted out of a style post because I look drek. Instead I’m giving you a peek into my bag.
1. Handkins bag from Aldo
2. Cat eye sunnies from Old Navy
3. Charlie Brown Moleskine planner
4. Post It Note pad
5. Neopiko pen
6. House & office keys
7. Photo of Hubster and I
8. Lipstick -Tutti Frutti, Blueberry Muffin, That’s My Pink, Coral
9. Vintage Compact
10. Ralph Lauren gloves
11. Hedgehog fabric coin purse
12. 7 year old Ipod
13. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
14. Cough Drops
15. Poketo Wallet with beautiful Canadian money
That seems like a lot of stuff, but sadly doesn’t seem like it’s as much as I usually have in there.
Here are my two favorite items.
I could not live without my Moleskine planner, seriously. I’ve had a lot of planners in my day but this one is the best. It’s got the best layout, a great pocket and I love the elastic strap and hardcover. It’s perfect. Hubster got me this Charlie Brown one as a present.
But my most precious possession in my purse is my wallet size photo of Hubster and I. We both have this same photo in our wallet, and both are pretty beat up from being in there for 7 years. It’s nice to have this funny photo of us from back in day, it always gives me a smile when I’m having a bad day.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this odd little peek into my bag.
I hope ya’ll have a good weekend.
P.S. I’ll be getting back to all those emails tomorrow when I’m feeling a little better.