Nothing says spring quite like, well, a “spring color.” During the two weeks I was on bed rest, I found myself spending a lot of time on Pinterest. I specifically sought out pictures of black women in bright clothing and, at first, it never occurred to me why I was doing that. A light bulb finally went off and let’s just say I’ve been searching for a pop of color, besides pink, that would brighten the mood. Usually people say “lighten the mood” but experiencing post-surgery blues is a real thing. Now that I’ve been given the okay from my OBGYN, I can get back to my normal routine because I’ve missed feeling “normal.”
While I’m a big fan of magenta pink, anything that veered towards neon orange, yellow, blue or lime scared me away. I just didn’t think I had the courage to pull those colors off. But I needed to find something bright and traditionally feminine to wear because I’d been wearing oversized t-shirts + baller shorts with a white gauze over my navel a little longer than I wanted to. After finally giving up on my search for the perfect piece, it landed in my inbox in the form of the “New Arrivals” section of The Line By K.
Although I had a list of reasons why I shouldn’t buy this dress (hello hospital bills), I didn’t regret buying something that literally lit up my life. This is the first time in weeks that I feel like myself and you know how I feel about flouncing around in cute things. Also, my belly button just started resembling something close to a belly button again so I’ve been steering away from anything that will press on that area. Do not underestimate the sensitivity of not only your belly button but the surrounding muscles, tissues and nerves. I mean it. Tell your belly button you love and appreciate all of the wonderful things it allows you to do…like move around.
Sorry, I had a moment. This is supposed to be about this yellow piece of goodness that’s been kissed by the rays of the sun. We could argue that yellow is one of the greatest colors to complement the skin of black women another day. Just know that I’ve been thoroughly convinced and I’m team #blackwomenincolor from here on out. Not to mention, this dress is giving me legs out and back action. My philosophy about having balance in an outfit aka only showing one piece of skin at a time? Well, we can throw that right in the trash. In fact let’s throw away the idea that everything is supposed to feel good all of the time because it’s not and it will not. So when you have the moments that do feel good, cherish them. Bask in the ambiance of those moments and be as carefree as you can be.
It should be noted that I listened to Megan Thee Stallion’s album Fever before and after this photo session because she is the height I think I am on an extremely good day. Also I love her music so there’s that.
If you’re looking for less expensive options like my dress, here are are some options:
Dress (The Line By K), Denim Jacket (ASOS), Yellow Perspex Heels (Pretty Little Thing)