Monday, July 18, 2011

The Soft Autumn Seasonal Color Analysis Challenge: Day Four

Introducing Me, Soft Autumn...



In case you are just arriving on the scene here, I recently color analyzed myself as a soft autumn. I have a certified color analyst friend, Lora Alexander from Pretty Your World, who is either going to confirm that for me or tell me I am a smidge off and am actually a warm autumn.

I did a lipstick test as a last-step to try to confirm it & the best lip colors were soft autumn & warm/true autumn, so it could go either way. But because I am a dressing your truth type two, I have a feeling that soft autumn will win out.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Lora is also going to train and certify me to be a color analyst, too! My goal is to get really good at helping women of color discern their season because there isn't a whole lot of information available out there about seasonal color analysis for women of color to help us.

Soft Autumn Challenge...

But meanwhile, I have just started a 30-day soft autumn color analysis challenge. I have segregated my closet by type.

Everything I am wearing for this seasonal color analysis challenge fits the soft autumn palette and works for me as a dressing your truth type two. Everything else has been relocated to a different place in my closet.



I'm having a blast, so far! Although some days I can tell I don't have it quite right, that's why creating a challenge for myself is such a good idea. Gives me lots of practice!

My goals for my outfits during this challenge...

(1) Soft and muted ~ and the question is always, "is it soft enough?" or "is it muted enough?"

(2) A mixture of warm and cool to match my coloring ~ sometimes this one is a challenge, as well.

Today's Soft Autumn Outfit...





I added a scarf to try to cool it off and soften it a smidge, but did not really like it. What do you think?




I love the richness of the ivory shirt but it may be just a bit too rich. Might need a little of my wash-and-fade treatment :).

I am linking up today with Nina at Momma Go Round for this week's installment of Real Momma, Real Style. On Wednesday, I will link up Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy and on Friday, I will link up with Jennifer at Momma Made It Look Easy.

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The Soft Autumn Palette...

(picture credit ~ http://www.shopmyclosetboutique.com)
 

16 comments:

  1. Jeanine you are doing a great job helping women like me (who don't have much dressing sense). I am so glad that you are soon gonna become a "color analyst" - sounds cool!

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  2. Hi Jane! Thanks!! I'm glad you think so. It is great fun to learn and help in any way I can. It's pretty cool when helping can be fun :).

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  3. I agree, that does sound cool to be a 'colour analyst'! This will become a valuable offering to your niche of followers I would think, good job!

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  4. love how the blog is looking

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  5. Hi Rachael! Thanks!! I hope you're right, that it will be valuable.

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  6. Hi Jane! Oh good, I'm glad you like it. I tried a LOT of different things before settling on this look.

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  7. Hi Jeanine,
    I am very excited about your training. I am sure you are going to be able to help a lot of people who are "clueless" when it comes to fashion.
    I liked your outfit very much. Would you consider a scarf with a pattern instead of a solid one? And how do you think it will fit with the soft autumn concept?

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  8. Hi Rosemary! I'm excited, too!! Thanks :).

    A scarf with a pattern? I do have several of those, in fact, that one had a small, subtle pattern but it wasn't very noticeable.

    As for the soft autumn concept, I think blue is tricky. There are blues in the palette, but I am not sure I had one of the right ones. Ah, learning curve! :)

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  9. This blog looks really,really cool. The outfit (and scarf) look cool too.

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  10. Thanks, Emmanuel! I'm glad you like the blog and my outfit.

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  11. Hi Jeanine nice blog,the color sounds great and looks great :)

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  12. Hi Claire! Thanks!! I'm glad you like it :).

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  13. Jeanine,

    Good to see you finally got your own domain name.

    The blogs much better now and the color analysis sounds great.

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  14. Hi Dev! Thanks!! This is actually a second blog, but I have a domain name for the Dressing My Truth blog, too, now.

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  15. I think I like soft autumn... I didn't know that was a color scheme. Very pretty. :0)

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  16. Thanks, Linda! I think it is very pretty, too :).

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