Friday, June 10, 2011

Lady in red

A few months ago I fell in love with a pair of pants.

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.

4 comments:

Sephie said...

i need a picture of these red pants.. and what does juba mean?

Jules said...

You're right - a picture is definitely in order. I was having some technical difficulties with a new camera but will post a pic of the pants this week!

Juba = first two letters of Julie + First two letters of my last name. I'll be changing the domain name soon and will send you the link!

Sephie said...

nice pants!! love them!!!!!

Jules said...

Thanks Syl!