"Bright" is the new black

I am doing all the usual things I do on a daily basis.
But today I'm also preparing for our Washington D.C. & New York trip.  We leave the day after tomorrow and I'll be mobile blogging while there, but that's not important right now.

We are going with our homeschool group and are pretty excited. Well, the kids are excited...

I'm still running around crossing off items from four separate to-do lists and making sure everyone has what they need.

"Today's the day,"
I reminded them, "that you need to make sure you have clean (ahem..) stuff and lay everything out so that we can pack."

Of course, I can't ask them to do something I'm not willing to do myself, so I obediently start digging in my closet and find that I have a bunch of SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) clothes. In other words, my entire wardrobe consists of jeans and t-shirts.

Not only that, but most of my t-shirts appear to be BLACK.

Black shirts

Apparently I'm a little depressed here. They're not all identical either. There are long, short and 3/4 sleeves. V-necks and scoop necks and one with some beading. (I think there are two more black t's in the laundry.) I also have 2 fabulous black sweaters. (I know. Shut up.)

"Black, Marta? Really? That doesn't sound like you."

I know! It seemed odd to me, too. There's some disconnect here somewhere. I choose a lot of black for my wardrobe. Maybe it's because we go to a lot of concerts and black t's with jeans and black boots is de rigeur concert-going attire in So Cal.

If I wasn't depressed before, I was certainly depressed with my closet findings.

"I'm going shopping!" I must have sounded like I was seriously going to spend money, because both Lucy and Jonathan agreed to come along.  =D

So I shopped. And shopped. And I mixed and matched and I came up with quite a pleasing no-repeat wardrobe for our trip that makes me totally happy.

Color clothes
Eric's reaction to my colorful haul layed out on the bed: "Wow. Everything looks so Cuban!"

It is as I suspected. I'm much more of a colorful personality. Now I'll be dressing the part. =D

So, just out of curiosity, how does it work for you?

1) Dressing in bright colors makes you feel happier.
2) You're so happy that you naturally gravitate towards bright colors.
3) Color doesn't matter, it's "whatever fits" that counts.
4) You go to a lot of concerts too, and wear black because it makes you feel like you look cool.
5) You think I should really not blog about this and just discuss it with a therapist. ;-)