So by now I am sure you are wondering just what it is that I used to fear and why I was so afraid of it.
It all started at the end of December when Pantone ( The world-wide authority on color for the fashion and home decor industries) announced that the color of the year would be Tangerine Tango. Upon hearing this I immediately flashed back to the awful neon of the 80's. I like to think of my self as fashion-forward, but I wouldn't be caught dead in neon. Not again. No way in h-e-double hockey sticks. So I was prepared to be unfashionable for the upcoming year of 2012. As I was getting used to the thought of actually being unfashionable, the inevitable happened and every where I went, both in public and on-line I was assaulted by the awful, in-your-face, oranger than orange, Tangerine Tango. And let me tell you, it wasn't the neon I expected, but an even more repulsive shade of orange. Kind of like Halloween every day. How Gruesome. I was being smothered with it, I couldn't breathe.
It was hard, but I decided that I needed to find a way to just ignore this awful orange all around me if I wanted to survive so slowly but surely I became indifferent to it and then actually blind to it. That is until I started viewing the runway shows on line and there it was again. Good grief, there was no end to it. Tangerine Tango was all over the runways. Even my favorite designers were using it. By this time I was beginning to think, well if it's good enough for top designers, surely it can't be that bad? Maybe I could learn to at least tolerate tangerine tango in small doses? So I decided to get a paper bag to breathe into and go window shopping online until I found something in this color that I actually liked. Being a shoe lover, I decided to start with shoes, and I didn't have to look very long before finding these Jimmy Choos. I was looking at them and liking them and I could actually breathe!!!
Having conquered looking at Tangerine Tango, I got brave and went to the bead store and actually brought some orange beads. I was still a bit apprehensive about actually taking them out of the containers for fear that if I touched the orange my fingers would fall off. So they just sat on my table for a while, glaring at me, until I decided that I would blog about Tangerine Tango for A to Z blogging. It was tough getting started, but I said to myself, "Okay, they may be scary orange but after all they are only beads and won't hurt you". With that said, I fearlessly beaded on until my odd orange phobia was nothing more than a fading nightmare. And guess what? Now I can't wait to go out and buy something orange to wear with it. :)
TTYL and make it a good day,