Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that gourmet is all in our minds. It never ceases to amaze me how often I encounter the word “gourmet” in front of food and beverage items while I am out and about. The details of the locale may vary – the type of cuisine proffered, the location of the establishment, and even the price point – but nowadays it seems that the positioning of the word “gourmet” in front of food and beverage items is over-used and ever-present code language for “special,” and a purported justification for excessive price gauging.
Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that a little color really does go a long way. There are some individuals in this world who seem as though they were simply born knowing what fits well together, which accessories compliment specific ensembles, and which colors, textures, and styles of clothing flatter different body types and the like. As it relates to fashion, they seem to have it all together.
I would not necessarily classify myself as being that type of person. For the most part, I would not say that I have ever known a lot about fashion, and half of the time I have not been sure as to whether or not certain colors really do go together. And I am okay with that. I have generally always known what I like, what appeals to my inner fashion sense, and what is comfortable to me, and I realized early on in life that, when in doubt, black or white typically goes with everything, and khaki is the next closest contender. This, for the most part, is the style palette that I have generally adhered to, with the occasional sprinkle of blue, brown, and green peppered into the mix. And in those random moments when the idea of stepping out of the box a little woos me, slivers of purple, pink, yellow, red, and orange have even made special appearances.
So, what have i learned from those occasional additions of color to my wardrobe? A little color really does go a long way. And it does not have to be an onslaught of that color; it could be the addition of something as small as a pair of earrings or some decorative socks. The key is to not allow ourselves to be afraid to add a little color to our lives. After all, the addition of a little color may reveal a few things to us about ourselves that we never knew. #lovebythedrop