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Yellow Mania Continues 2018



Yearly Yellow with a Happiness Vibe



The happy hues of yellow in apparel remain vibrant and strong in 2018. Last year, you may recall my article on Yellow Apparel Spring 2017 published on April 5, 2017.   And, once again, I seem riveted on these naturally sunny tones that are spontaneous, signify warmth and most eagerly anticipated. Perhaps it is the time of the year with the dripping pools of water, rain, sleet, hail and yes snow that stimulates the mantra, "please let there be sun". Of course, if you are in Palm Desert, California or Scottsdale, Phoenix or a tropical climate yellow rays of sunshine are always forefront and center.  For the rest of us, we are ready to drink up a few bars of light.  And, if rays come forth for a  wee bit, we dance, run outside and have an extra kick in our step.  Yet, when the elements keep on pouring our way, it is time to bring out yellow in our apparel and accessories. While, we are perusing our closets, online stores etc., we might want to think about our actions and words.  Are we using words that are joyous, friendly and kind or words that are angry, loud and ugly?  Could jubilant yellow be a year round event???? Pray tell. 

While longing for sunshine in apparel and for the outdoors, I have been wrestling with the fact that dreary weather brings out the worst in everyone. Or does it? For some is negativity a state of mind, of course notwithstanding those with depression issues or are down on their luck? Do pessimistic viewpoints come from not winning, not being heard or not liking what is happening in ones life or beyond? I have been thinking about this topic for sometime.  You can wear the most gorgeous attire, be dressed to the nines and yet your actions and words can either promote or destroy the moment.  Suddenly, the winds of gloomy energy takes over and the joy of grace, kindness, intelligence and beauty are wiped cleanly from the table.   In a world gone mad or just too over crowded with rabid opinions that taint any sort of yellow inspired happiness one starts to wonder just how bad is it? Or is it? If you are an avid history reader, then you know there have always been horrific terrors brought on mankind by mankind.  And, that  history perpetually repeats itself due to the human condition.  Those who believe this is a different time and humanity is more knowledgeable do not see the patterns or recognize their own blindness. Even in these modern days of medical achievements and extraordinary creature comforts there is so much discontent among those lavished in riches who have prominent mouthpieces. 

Where are the voices of hope, giving to others and spreading contagious goodwill?  Or the powerful and wealthy building hospitals like Danny Thomas, actor, did seventy years ago with St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in their own backyards?  Even films and television series are desperate, screeching anger, sad, violent, pointless and completely dimwitted. Additionally, how many times have you driven your car and experienced someone exhibiting road rage?  Or where are those that know how to say thank you, no thank you, yes, yes please and your welcome?  How often do people whine, shout, scream, swear or write and forward ugly words of hate and anger on social media, in print, television and film.   Do they understand that their anger is reflected back on them causing concern for their well being. Why so angry?  Do they realize that their animosity is really about something going on within themselves? Everyone can see it except them.  And, where is accountability and responsibility for ones actions or their words?  You see we cannot control anything or anyone, so why be so incredibly disillusioned?  

"Control is an infantile illusion." 


Just as I was writing this piece, I received a shiny new magazine filled with adverse titled articles and a  department store flier in the mail.  The juxtaposition of the pieces was utterly dramatic.   One is vivid and bright whereas the magazine cover was dull and drab laden with controversial titles.  Why not be colorful and cheery?  I am not saying let's paint the world in roses but instead add a bit of color and warmth that is engaging rather than off putting. Maybe create critical discourse than one sided pieces.  There are always two sides to any story.  Frankly, is life really that morose? 


A Yellow Infused Happy Flier





I think not.  Life is what you make it.  Are you making a difference everyday? Reaching out to others, smiling and making the world a better place with strands of golden yellow fervor?  Hopefully, you are filling your hearts with love and spreading good cheer.  And, along the way, wearing a beautiful yellow piece of apparel or jewelry reminding yourself and others that life is a exuberant and an incredible gift.  Don't be a Negative NellyNegative Ned or a Self Righteous Sally or Self Righteous Sam and instead spring forward with the glorious hue of yellow and happiness into your orbit.  Make a difference in your world and more importantly to the people you encounter everyday.  Strike yellow fever and entwine happy thoughts and actions for a brighter day and tomorrow. 

My favorite line from the movie, Wedding Crashers (2005):  

"What's he got to be so morose about?"

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Drink up Liquid Sunshine

Yellow Blouses










Diane von Furstenburg Long-Sleeve Floral Wrap Blouse


Leith Flounce Sleeve Faux Wrap Top



"I will have what she is having" - When Harry Met Sally (1989) 


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Yellow Frock















Micheal Kors Stretch Boucle Crepe Sheath Dress


"Today is the first day of the rest of your life" 



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Yellow Glow










Shady Lady The Maddox 62mm Rimless Aviator Sunglasses






Nordstrom Silk Chiffon Oblong Scarf









Oscar de la Renta Climbing Flower Clip-On Earrings



"Tie a Yellow Ribbon of Happiness" 




Spring will soon be here.  In the meantime, drape yourself in yellow and feel the everlasting spirit of heartwarming merriment.  Ah, it is always a choice to be happy.  And, why not be elated?  Life isn't a dress rehearsal and negative energy is so draining and debilitating to everyone.  Instead, spread your wings, embrace the day, sport a spot of yellow and notice glimmers of happiness to self and beyond.  What more can you ask for? That's right - get going and jump on the yellow train of contentment.


"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters."  - Audrey Hepburn



Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style








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