Blanca, the color white…

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“Blanca” is the feminine form of the word for “white.” The color white is color at its most complete and pure, the color of perfection. The psychological meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

White is an achromatic color that reflects all visible light of the spectrum.

In color psychology white is the color of new beginnings, of wiping the slate clean, so to speak. Yet, it is the blank canvas. So, use it and paint your own picture. White isn’t stimulating to the senses. But it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive.

The color white is cleanliness personified, the ultimate in purity!! This is why it is a tradition for brides to wear white.  And the reason why doctors wear white jackets.

White means. Reverence, purity, birth, simplicity, and cleanliness. It is a sign of peace, humility, precision, innocence, and youth. And what would winter be without the white snow.

In Christianity, a white lily represents the Madonna. In present time, white also stands for purity and innocence. It depicts the highest sacred power of God. It stands for everything good, positive, clean, fresh and heavenly.

For Christians, Easter is a deeply religious holiday. We celebrate the day Jesus rose from the dead after the Crucifixion. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. Thus, Easter Sunday is a holy day for Christians. Many Christians view Easter Sunday as a day of new birth.

The tradition of wearing new clothes on Easter dates back centuries. People chose to celebrate new birth of Spring with new clothing. They referred to their new clothes as their “Easter best.”

Around the world, we dress up in their finest attire for Easter church services. In many traditions, women wear white gloves and hats. Even today, most of us choose to follow tradition.

Today is Easter Sunday. And here is my Easter fashion pick.

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The designer, Ananda is one of my favorites. I found this feminine, sweeping white embroidered shift dress on Zulily. This is my second Springtime event to wear this lightweight fabric frock. I love the style, because my body curves can breathe while sitting in the hot desert heat.

I’ve layered my April outfit with an aqua fringed, open cardigan. The easy on, easy off cover up is the perfect addition for warmth in the indoor air conditioning.  zu27471937_main_tm1436376642

For an added touch of class, I’ve chosen a vintage, gold filigree trimmed pearl earrings. I thought a pearl & gold beaded bracelet would be the perfect finish touch. I bought the bracelet in an arts and crafts fair for two dollars. It’s elastic stretch cording makes it easy to wear. And great if your hands are arthritic or your fingers are feeble.

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I chose nude compression stockings instead of white. And my footwear is a simple and comfortable Mary Jane white canvas shoe. I found them on Amazon for under ten dollars. What a bargain!

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And a quote by Jonathan Milne says it all. “White covers a multitude of sins.”

Total cost of Easter in the southwest desert. The complete outfit cost, under $25.

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Until next time.

I hope your Easter was feminine, flirty and fabulous.

Author’s Message:

Disability has no boundaries. Creativity and imagination come from the mind, not of the limbs. Anything is possible.

Creativity, talent, artist+ disability = Handicapable

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