Shades of Blue
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality" - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
In the dead of winter sometimes longing for blue skies, blue waters and anything baby blue brings a bit of joy to the heart and soul. Images come to mind of swimming in the ocean, walking in the sunshine with the blue sky overhead or perhaps wearing a piece of blue apparel brings calmness and peace to the psyche. The serene effect is ever important in the beginning of 2017. The tumultuous changes in the land combined with the gloomy weather requires the imagination to speed fast boldly towards a hopeful and positive Spring 2017.
I. Blue Blue Swimsuit:
Whether purchasing a one-piece or bikini swimsuit all eyes are on a blue number this Spring. And, one brand remains top of mind - La Blanca
The Bikini Top - Interchange with Tankini Bottom
The Blue Patterned Bikini
“Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more." "You mean you can't take less, said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing." "Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Calm, Cool & Collected - Cover Up
II. Baby it is Blue: A blue cover up symbolizes the ocean and the sky. The hue symbolizes loyalty, wisdom, trust, confidence, faith and most importantly brings forth a smile.
"If you knew Time as well as I do, 'said the Hatter, 'you wouldn't talk about wasting it. It's him." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Back to Reality - Here and Now
III. Capture Blue: A simple cashmere cardigan in blue can bring delight to the senses as the day unfolds. Where this blue and see the magic of life become upbeat and filled with hope.
"I could tell you my adventures--beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly; 'but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
IV. The Upbeat Blue Moment:
Enjoy blue in something small, something elegant or something that provides warmth plus positive energy. Color always adds hope and desire for better times to come or to brighten a dreary day.
"Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?" - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
V. Creative Energy: Add a touch of blue to the eyelids and watch the eyes pop open. Of course, temper the hue with the lips. Brighter blue on eyelids with less on color on lips and if berry lips then an lighter blue on lid. Be careful with blue but maybe during the winter moments a bit of happy color is just what the doctor ordered.
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"Have I gone mad? I am afraid so.. You're entirely BONKERS but I will tell you a SECRET all the best people are!" - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
There it is! Bring on the blues, bring on happiness, bring on blue apparel and most importantly keep on smiling. Life is always up and down and all around. Don't let the rain, hail, snow, grey and negative energy spin out of control. Instead, liven up the day and focus on the positive and the good times to come.
Blue is the word...Blue is the word..
Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style
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