Bright yellow pants.
I was watching I am Love and I couldn't take my eyes of Tilda Swinton's character. Not to mention the gorgeous Italian countryside - it had me wanting to book a one-way ticket to Tuscany.
And so the hunt began. Every boutique was scoured for trousers the colour of egg yolk. The only place I found them was in a Globe & Mail advertisement for a Teenflo pair at Holt Renfrew...for $300.
So I gave up on yellow and decided that any bright colour would work - perhaps orange or a bold red.
Fast forward to the past weekend.
I lived out a teenage dream of mine and visited the West Edmonton Mall for the first time. On our second day, I had my pants. I found a cherry red pair of capris at Jacob and they fit perfectly.
I was super excited to rock the red, but was feeling a bit conflicted. The only women I'd seen rockin' bright coloured pants were the Golden Girls. Would I be confused with a Palm Beach octogenarian? I pushed the thoughts out of my head, and threw on the capris with a navy blue tank.
I actually felt the bold colour of the pants affected my mood - they added a spring to my step and I felt energetic.
I'm obviously not the only person that feels this way.
Last night I came across a TED video of Jessi Arrington talking about the week's worth of clothes she purchased second-hand while at the TED conference.
"Colour is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you're wearing bright red pants."
I couldn't have said it better myself.