Wadduya think? Got me a new look 'round here. Why? Well, if you must know it's because I'm a Sanguine Choleric or a Choleric Sanguine. And one of the begetting sins of people with my personality type is pride. I've said it before, I'll say it again. It's not a secret if you know anybody who's like me.
But pride comes across in vast ways. One of my ways (because I do feel somehow liberated to spread all the little secrets of my life) is vanity. Vanity, vanity it's all vanity. Now, this does not mean I spend hours getting ready in the morning, or put on makeup every day or am afraid to have my picture taken when I look awful. On the contrary, sometimes people who are vain like to have their pictures taken and like to look in the mirror and like to think they're doing okay in the looks department. This may or may not be true. It's just all in the mind.
So how does my vanity affect my blog? I don't look good in beige. I can't wear khaki or tan or light brown, or off-white. No oatmeal or neutral, light earth tones. I've got this olive-y skin and I just can't do it. It makes my skin look totally wiped out and when I wear that color, I looked wiped out and people ask me if I'm sick. Or if I'm tired. Or if I need to go lie down. Or say, "That poor girl just doesn't know how to pick colors that work with her skin tone. Poor thing."
AND, my children have also inherited this skin coloring from me. So my last blog color was not working for me because I never liked how our skin looked with the background. Honestly, every time I posted a picture with skin I thought, "I wish that had a white background." But I really liked the brown and the other aspects of the template. So I stuck with it while I shopped around for a new template.
There. That's the truth. Call me shallow. Call me unspiritual. Call me whatever you wish, but please don't call me washed out!
And in honor of this great occasion, I'm giving away a prize! In the comments section, post what color you cannot wear. The color that makes people think you look sick, or need to lie down. The color that you keep trying to wear because it's so en vogue, but cannot because you think too highly of yourself to fall to the fickle whims of the fashion industry.
The prize? A $25 gift card to my favorite store (besides Goodwill and Ross)--the GAP. So you've got all week to leave comments. The winner will be selected at random on Friday!