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...

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  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!

  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 :).

  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!

  4. love how the blog is looking

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

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

  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?

  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! :)

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

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

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

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

  13. Jeanine,

    Good to see you finally got your own domain name.

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

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

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

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


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