Yesterday, I read a post on my friend Frances' blog, Materfamilias Writes. She talks in the post about wanting a little colour in her outfits while she waits for spring. "Spring," I sighed.
I am pining for spring too. Or at least for weather that encourages me to think that spring might just possibly be possible this year. We've had cold, grey weather this week. And I'm pining for warmth and sunshine. And oddly, as a result, pining for yellow. If I can't have warmth or sunshine, then I'll settle for the colour of sunshine.
While I've been on my exercise bike, lately, I've been scrolling through Pinterest, and pinning pictures of everything yellow. Flowers, old farmhouses, lemon yellow quilts. And some fashion, of course. If I can't have sunshine in real life, I'll have it on my i-pad. You might say all that pining has lead to a lot of pinning.
|The Jonquils by Childe Hussan 1904 source|
And then I read this article by Katy Kelleher in The Paris Review. It's a lovely article; you should read it. All about jonquil, the buttery yellow, early spring colour of a by-gone era making a come back in fashion. And about the significance of yellow in mythology and literature and art. I am clearly not the only one with yellow on my mind.
And so inspired by Kelleher's article in The Paris Review and my friend Frances' post, I went digging for some sunshine in my closet.
I don't own a lot of yellow, as it happens. This Brooks Brothers cotton sweater, below, bought in 2014. And my old Michael Kors tote. That's pretty much the sum total of everything yellow in my closet. That's odd when I think of all the yellow I've owned over the years. I remember a bright yellow ski jacket in high school, and a yellow spring rain coat in university. A beautiful, buttery yellow sweater and matching knit skirt in the eighties. Plus innumerable yellow turtlenecks over the years, tees, tanks, and striped rugby shirts. I wonder where all that yellow went, or why my desire to own yellow went away.
|Summery in yellow, but too cold for this look today.|
So this morning, out came my one and only yellow sweater. And since it's way too cold for bare legs and a skirt, I pulled it on with my highrise Paige jeans, my Montcler anorak, an old scarf in blues and browns, and my new Earth brand loafers.
|Wearing sunshine under my coat... and snowflakes on my face.|
|Feeling springy in my yellow sweater and new red shoes.|
|Now if only it would stop bleeping snowing?|
There was that one time.
Clearly I take much bigger risks with my fishing ensembles that I do with my normal outfits. Ha.
|No sunshine that day. But the fish were biting.|
It was snowing that day too. Yep. Snowing on the May 24th weekend.
Sigh. I hope this doesn't bode ill for the weather this spring. Maybe my new red and yellow scarf should be wool.
What do you think? Just in case.
What about you, my friends? Are you pining for spring? Are you like me, looking for sunshine in your closet?
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