Well, FALL may be only 6 days away, but it sure doesn’t feel like it here in south GA! The temps have been horrendously hot here this summer, and they are still going strong. I did hear it may drop into the 80s later this week…still not cool, but sure better than 105!
FALL is my favorite time of year…although I really like it better when we call it AUTUMN. I just like the sound of that word😊 And I do love the beautiful leaves, although where we live the temperatures do not lend to changing colors, so we have to travel north if we want to see the glorious shades of yellow, gold, orange, red, and brown.
And one of my favorite things about FALL/AUTUMN are the colors….especially ORANGE!
Yep…I love ORANGE! It’s a color I wear well. And so…since I’ve already blogged about PURPLE and BLUE, I decided it was time for ORANGE.
According to information I found HERE…
“ORANGE triggers more reactions than any other hue. It is often associated with something strongly negative or strongly positive but is considered to be a "happy color" in many cultures, representing the aspect of joy which raises the spirits and invigorates the observer. (No wonder I like it so much!) It's associated with joy and sunshine and represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, and DETERMINATION.”
In many Asian cultures, ORANGE symbolizes good luck & prosperity. But this bright, cheerful color also has some religious undertones. According to some sources, ORANGE represents joy in Christianity… joy which is considered the catalyst of acting on faith to receive God's blessings. (I really like that!)
Of course, in our western culture ORANGE for many of us represents HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING. And another of my favorite things for this time of year is PUMPKINS! I am a PUMPKIN SPICE GIRL!!!
In case you are ever on JEOPARDY, here is some PUMPKIN TRIVIA for you…
*A French explorer in 1584 first called them "gros melons," which was translated into English as "pompions," according to History. It wasn't until the 17th century that they were first referred to as pumpkins.
*The original jack-o'-lanterns were made with turnips and potatoes by the Irish.
*Over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin are produced each year in the United States.
*The world's heaviest pumpkin weighed over 2,600 pounds. It was grown in Germany in October 2016.
*The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 3,699 pounds. (My son would have gladly helped them eat it...he loves pumpkin pie.)
Since I was thinking so much about ORANGE, I decided to do some window shopping…well, at least surfing the web shopping; and here are some of my finds, in case you are interested.
I love to wear this bright color, but mostly in the fall & winter months. Here are some sweaters that should brighten up a cold, dreary day…
This one is from NORDSTROM…$59.00
But compare that to this one from AMAZON for $17.99. So similar but definitely difference in price.
And this one is probably the one that I would choose, also from AMAZON and also $17.99.
I also like this one from TJMaxx...$16.99.
How about a pretty ORANGE purse for a pop of color with the browns and neutrals of cooler days? This one is Tory Burch, but quite pricey @ $348 (and if you read my last post you know I’m a sucker for a bargain…which this is NOT!) I would not pay this for a purse that would be limited in its use. (I do love my more neutral Dooney & Burke’s that were gifts from my husband!)
But I would definitely buy this one from Amazon for $15.51 (if I didn't already own an ORANGE purse:)…very, very similar, aren’t they! And what a savings!
And how about this SNAKESKIN one??? Snakeskin and other animal prints are very ‘IN’ this year! This purse is on 50% sale...$19.98!
And here are the SHOES to match from a different seller...$72.96, but again a little too pricey for me when they wouldn't go with a lot of things. But I do REALLY like them:)
I'm seriously thinking of ordering this ORANGE plaid wrap from TJMaxx...only $9.99!!!:) Plaids are also 'IN'!
Well, I guess that’s about all I have to say about ORANGE…and
ORANGE YOU GLAD? (tee hee!) So how about you, do you like the color ORANGE?