You all know how passionate I am about colours, and when you see something like the outfit I’m wearing in today’s post, is it any wonder why? How could you possibly wear an outfit that looks like it was woven from sunshine and marigolds, and not be happy?
My favourite t-shirt when I was little was a similar colour. It had satin fish on the front, and although I played in it too much for the colour to remain so cheerful for long, it was certainly well-loved. I remember going on a family holiday to Tasmania when I was six-years-old, and bringing back a bunch of yellow tulips this colour for my Grade 1 teacher. I remember my last days of high school, walking in the sun with my friends with nothing but optimism and anticipation for the future. We used to pick frangipanis off the ground outside the library, and the centres were this colour.
It’s the colour of the home-grown sweet corn in my Dad’s vegetable garden, the dress I wore to my 21st (a high tea) birthday party, and the canoe that my Dad taught me to paddle (after finding me stranded in the middle of a lake) when I was 10.
Top, Victoria + Woods, Pants, Victoria + Woods, Shoes, Carvela Kurt Geiger, Clutch, Mimco (similar here), Earrings, Sarah and Sebastian, Sarah and Sebastian, Sarah and Sebastian (similar here), Necklace, By Charlotte, Rings (similar here)
As if it wasn’t cheerful enough just because, marigold yellow is even better for me because of the memories attached.
If you don’t have any in your wardrobe, I’ve curated a little list of the happiest items I could find here, here, here, here and here. Because it’s impossible to be miserable when you look like a sunbeam.