Monday used to be Dress Your Best day. Now It's becoming Visible Monday.
At the Not Dead Yet Style blog every Monday's post focuses on the visibility of women. Before I started my blog I experienced several times that I wasn't visible. Waiting in line in shops the assistant wouldn't see me, when I entered a room nobody seemed to notice. It began soon after I turned 40 and started dressing in what I thought was colours for grown up people (all neutrals).
In this cold climate most people only see you wearing big coats, scarves, gloves and boots. Like everywhere else in the Western world the majority of people are wearing black. It's no problem to stand out. Just wear colour!
Had I called today Dress Your Best day I would have put on my new pink coat along with my teal scarf and gloves because I think they're good colours on me.
Now It's Visible Monday so I'm wearing my new pink coat, teal scarf and gloves. This coat covers it all! Every time I wear it I get such positive reactions from people, on the train, in the street and at school. I have certainly become visible. I think people long for colour but lack the confidence to wear it just like I used to.
The outfit underneath has been seen before, only with different jewellery.
As for my obsession with gold - the gold coloured pants I ordered have arrived.
I don't know what they did to that photo, but this was the actual colour:
More grey with a sprinkle of gold dust than really gold coloured, so they're going back. The knitted top was alright, and hopefully to be seen on Friday. Some time next week I hope to be able to wear these items, that are currently being packed somewhere abroad:
All of the above are bought with a substantial price reduction, and I've waited months for the shoes to go on sale, which does not agree well with my impatient character. They are by the way from Bed of Roses, made by Irregular choice.