Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 532


I like orange.

Not a lot of people can truly say they like the colour orange, but I do.  It took me a few years to be brave enough to wear it.  Or perhaps it took a while for my orange personality to set in. Either way I have slowly built up an orange section in my wardrobe.  I have orange shoes, an orange scarf, orange flowers for my hair, and orange jacket, orange t-shirts, a dress with a whole whack of orange ... I even have an orange handbag.


I find orange to be a happy colour.  I guess it is kind of energetic.  It makes sense given red is an action colour and yellow is the colour of happy. Mix them together and you've got energy.  Absolute joy.

I was hanging out over at Sydney Shop Girl the other day and she was having a bit of a chat about orange.  It got me to thinking about the orange in my life.  What type of person is an orange person? Am I an orange person? (I always thought I was quite red.)  So I checked it out.  It turns out there is an orange personality type.  "The True Colors temperament test is often distributed in schools and workplaces. It is based on the Myers-Briggs and Keirsey psychological tests. Orange represents a personality that is described as active, adventurous, exciting and open-minded." Read more: Psychology of the Color Orange | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5171752_psychology-color-orange.html#ixzz1HG5Mi3h3

Isn't that interesting! I'm not sure that is actually me all of the time, but on the days I am wearing orange perhaps it comes close. Maybe? Just a little bit?  Come on ... I CAN be exciting and adventurous, honestly I can ...

Then just as I was about to close the book on all things orange and get on with my life, I remembered yesterday that it was Harmony Day.  Orange is the colour of Harmony Day.

Harmony Day is held on 21 March every year in Australia and is the day where we celebrate diversity and social cohesion.  It's all about cultural diversity. It runs in line with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  You probably know that already. Anywho, our school celebrates it so the kids headed off in their school uniforms each with a little peace of orange.  Tahlia had my scarf and orange flower in her hair, and Darby had his brand new fluorescent orange shoes.  I wore an orange top. We had the orange spirit ...

It turns out my orange fetish may actually have me in the height of fashion this year!! I wandered back across to Sydney Shop Girl again this morning and this fashion guru of the blogosphere tells us orange is the new black. Well not quite, she actually says "we're all feeling orange this season, people."  

I take that to mean orange is the new black.  She may actually be saying "feel it, don't wear it". But bugger it, I'm wearing it!!!

So there you have it.  A great big post about orange.  You see, I really can write about absolutely anything (whether you want to hear it or not).

Oh, you should head on over to Sydney Shop Girl cause she has an awesome give-away going on.  It includes a bit of orange ....


  1. Lately, I have been liking orange. For one reason more than anything else, because it is so lively. It has that magical power when it catches your eye in the first glimpse and though it is attractive, once you keep looking at it, it soothes you. And then at another moment, it becomes so life like, so full of energy and zest. Am I an orange personality too then?

  2. We have our harmony day tomorrow at school and I'll be away, which im sad to miss it but also relieved as my wardrobe has nonoramge and I'd need to go shopping for some ;) or maybe you could have express posted me some ;).

  3. Ratz, you may very well be orange. There's definitely quite a bit of orange in your writing :)

    I soo would have sent you my hair flower Jen ...

  4. I think I'm more beige than orange. I love it on other people, though.

  5. Leanne
    I'm flattered. What a great post and to be quoted in it too!

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  6. Hey Leanne guess what????? Number Generator picked you! You are getting a box of Bosistos Laundry Powder lovely so please email me and I will pass it on to them so they can deliver it your way xo

  7. yay!!! Woot Woot. Thanks so much. I am almost out of my laundry liquid and almost bought more but thought I should wait for my big win :) :) :)


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