Friday, September 30, 2011

The Twenty Twenty September Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Comes to an End

My Twenty Twenty Fall Capsule Wardrobe...


Confession: I left something out of that collage and I don't remember what, so I'm adding my "extra." I only walked to the mailbox in this outfit but it still counts, right?




















Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: My Two Favorite Outfits...






My Favorite Accessory from this Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge...



Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Color Palettes: Soft Autumn, Warm Autumn, Deep Autumn ~ Whatever!...




New Blog Plan for October...

As I contemplate this blog and the direction I want to take it in this fall, I will be posting less often. I am promising posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for sure, and may do wordless outfit posts on the other days but may not.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I'll be doing a weekly series. Stay tuned...

Linking up to Bloggers Do It Better... 


 


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Head over to my virtual color analysis page
and we'll start the process of finding your season. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tell Me about Your Soft Autumn Experience

What Has Your Soft Autumn Experience Been Like, So Far?...

There are some women I color analyzed as soft autumns that I would love to hear from (I'd love to check in with those of you who weren't, too!) and some lurkers who have found me because I am writing a soft autumn seasonal color analysis blog.

As you have begun to experiment with your soft autumn color palette, how have you felt in those colors? What has it been like to look at yourself in the mirror? (hopefully, better than she does) Please let me know in the comments.




My Autumn Experience...

Doing a 30-day wardrobe challenge like the Twenty Twenty Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge has been a great way to experiment with autumn colors and really pay attention to how they look on me, because I took pictures. The same thing happened with my 30-Day Soft Autumn Seasonal Color Analysis Challenge!

And now, as I compare my experiences and add in what it has been like to be a dressing your truth type 3, I have four thoughts I am mulling over...

(1) Creating signature style is so much more than just knowing which colors to wear, though that is certainly a fantastic start! But I have felt so much better with my own style now that I have added what I've learned from the dressing your truth online course.

(2) Is it possible that when women of color are analyzed, they will need or be able to wear a darker range of colors than other women? I still have this question because I am finding that I like myself better in deep autumn colors.

(3) Might I be a deep autumn? I am wondering because of what I just said above. Which one explains why those colors look better? Or do they? You guys tell me!

"Autumns cover such a large range of colorings, fairer autumns may look best in the oranges and turquoise, whereas black-haired or dark brunette autumns may look good in the deeper chocolate browns, olive green and deep orange reds." ~~The ExecutivesCloset.com

(4) Or am I a velvety soft autumn? Lora Alexander blogged about the velvety soft summer who has darker coloring than other soft summers and thus, needs darker colors, and she said she knows there is a velvety soft autumn, too. Would that explain it? One website called it a soft deep autumn. Wonder what those colors would be?


Soft Autumn Color Palette...



(photo credit: Jane Rekas and Jane Fardon)


Warm Autumn Color Palette...


Soft Autumn vs. Deep Autumn: Which One Wins?...

More Comparisons...



In this pairing, you can see that both colors reflect the coloring in my face, but I think that the outfit where I have a darker and richer blend of colors just under my face in the animal print scarf harmonizes better.


 
With my coral and burnt orange pairing, you can see that both are okay, but to me, the outfit with deeper colors looks better – brings my coloring to life, I think.

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment. I welcome your feedback. But I'd also love to know what your thoughts are on your own experience with seasonal color analysis.

Thanks!
Jeanine


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be glad to help!
Head over to my virtual color analysis page
and we'll start the process of finding your season. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Linking up today with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. What did you wear today?






“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Capsule Favorites: Week 4 of My Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

My Soft Autumn Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Here's What I Wore Last Week...


Still not liking the yellow as much as I like the greens and browns. And though I liked the green duster outfit with the animal print scarf, I am getting tired of it. I think I'll take a week off from wearing it.

Do you ever get tired of what you're wearing, even when you know it suits your season? If you're doing the Twenty Twenty Wardrobe Remix with us, is there anything you've gotten tired of this month?

My Soft Autumn Fall Capsule Favorites from the Week...



What were your favorites from this past week?

Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Linkup...


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Head over to my virtual color analysis page
and we'll start the process of finding your season. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Friday, September 23, 2011

3 in 30: My September Goals. How Did You Do This Month?

(1) Twenty Twenty September Fall Capsule Wardrobe: This month, I am hosting and participating in the Twenty Twenty September early fall capsule wardrobe challenge. My goal is to make sure they fit me as a soft autumn and honor my dressing your truth type 3 style.

Although we still have one more week to go, I would say I have done pretty well with both! I have learned a lot about my style from doing this challenge. I always do!

So last week, I asked everyone to vote on what I should wear to my friends' reception on Sunday afternoon. Here's what I chose...

  

What do you think? Did I do okay?

And here are a few more pics from the reception. I has SUCH a wonderful time!!! My favorite moments both involved dancing. One was the electric slide/cha cha slide/cupid shuffle trifecta and the other was when someone challenged one of my friends, Todd, half of the couple, to dance and he danced by himself.


I'm not sure which dance we were doing there, LOL!

That's me with Todd right after he and Bob got there and the next one is the couple, themselves, feeding each other cake...


(2) Create the Final Homeschooling Lesson Plans: I still have yet to create the actual lesson plans for the year, except for a very loose plan for September. So my goal is to get those lesson plans done once and for all!!

Nope. But I may go month-to-month because just in this month, so far, I have realized how much more math review we need than I thought we did.

(3) Create a Fall Jewelry Capsule: I have basically had to start over now that I know I am a dressing your truth type 3, and not only have I needed to replace A LOT of my clothes, but also need to need to replace almost all of my jewelry!

I could say I'm done. I certainly have "enough!" But I would like to have a gold necklace and a gold cuff to go with my gold earrings. And, of course, I continue to see other pieces that might just have to come home to me :).

How did you do this month?


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“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Favorite Soft Autumn Outfits from My Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Here are some of the favorites from my soft autumn capsule wardrobe for fall...












And here is what I wore to my friends' reception, another favorite outfit...




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“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Monday, September 19, 2011

Soft Autumn Style: Week 3 of My Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge


Soft Autumn Fall Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: Week 3

This past week was the third in our Twenty Twenty Wardrobe Remix, our early fall wardrobe challenge. I am still doing well with my capsule of 20 pieces! You will notice, though, that my ivy green duster from Jessica London is becoming a favorite...




Soft Autumn Favorites from My Fall Capsule Wardrobe

The outfits I didn't like as much were the ones I wore with yellow. Not sure why. I'll have to give it another try next week and see what happens.

My favorites were the ivy green duster with the animal print scarf and the coral maxi dress from J. Jill, with my brown lace cardigan from Roamans...



My Soft Autumn Fall Capsule Wardrobe Dresses Up a Smidge

And here's what I wore to the reception on Sunday. I had such a GREAT TIME!!! Thanks to everyone who helped me decide what to wear...



I will be linking up today with Nina at Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style and on Wednesday, I'll link up as usual with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.


Momma Go Roundpleated poppy

If you have followed me from one of those places, please say hello so I'll know you dropped by! (Comments are like apple pie with whipped cream on top).

And here's our Twenty Twenty Linkup. Post as many outfit post links as you want for the week! I am having a blast with this fall capsule wardrobe challenge. How's it going for you?


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“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Friday, September 16, 2011

3 in 30 Challenge: How Did You Do this Week?


(1) Twenty Twenty September Fall Capsule Wardrobe: This month, I am hosting and participating in the Twenty Twenty September early fall capsule wardrobe challenge. My goal is to make sure they fit me as a soft autumn and honor my dressing your truth type 3 style.

I am still having a great time wearing my soft autumn early fall wardrobe capsule!


But I could use your help deciding what to wear to a party I have this weekend. So far, most people voting on my Squidoo page are choosing this outfit...


Which makes me realize how much I don't want to hold the shawl throughout the party. Is it that much better than the other options? If so, I should probably wear it and put up with it.

Please weigh in, here in the comments section, or with the actual poll on Squidoo. Here is a collage of the other options but you can see them individually on the other website...





(2) Create the Final Homeschooling Lesson Plans: I still have yet to create the actual lesson plans for the year, except for a very loose plan for September. So my goal is to get those lesson plans done once and for all!!

I did finally finish the lesson planning for this month but haven't yet for the remainder of the school year.

(3) Create a Soft Autumn Fall Jewelry Capsule: I have basically had to start over now that I know I am a dressing your truth type 3, and not only have I needed to replace A LOT of my clothes, but also need to need to replace almost all of my jewelry!

To be honest, I should say I am done because I have such a good jewelry capsule already. But I still want bigger (diamond-shaped) gold earrings than the ones I have, a gold necklace and a chunky, gold bracelet.

How did you do with your goals this week?


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“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Which Soft Autumn Outfit Should I Wear?

 Fall Capsule Wardrobe for Soft Autumn...

As many of you know, I am involved in the Twenty Twenty Wardrobe Remix so I have selected twenty soft autumn pieces to wear for the month of September, and during the twenty weekdays of the challenge, I have to create twenty different outfits.

Well, I have a party to go to on the 18th and I want you guys to help me decide what to wear!



Soft Autumn Color Palette...



Each of my twenty pieces and all three outfit possibilities are in colors that honor both soft autumn and warm autumn. They also fit within the guidelines for being a dressing your truth type 3.

Which Soft Autumn Outfit Should I Wear?...

Two of my friends from church got married recently and are having a big shindig to celebrate. So I tried on three possible outfits and would love your opinion on which one I should wear.

Outfit #1



Brown lace cardigan
Coral maxi dress
Earrings, necklace, ring, bracelets


Outfit #2...


Tiger lily maxi dress
Paisley wrap
Earrings, bracelet, ring

One comment I want to make about this outfit possibility is that the dress is a tank dress. So if I wore it, I would either need to hold the wrap on with my arms (how do women do that?) or find a way to close it by maybe pinning it?

Outfit #3...



Brown lace cardigan
Burnt umber tank top
Tiger lily maxi skirt
Earrings, necklace, bracelets, ring

Wondering about my shoes? I don't really wear dressy ones, to be honest. So I will either wear brown flats or brown platform shoes.

Now there is a possibility I just thought of, that I didn't take a picture of for this post. I wore this combo last week before I got my new jewelry in. It's the tiger lily maxi dress above with the brown cardigan and the new jewelry. So I guess that would be outfit #4 :).

What do you think? Which one would you choose?

You can vote by leaving me a comment or by taking the poll on my Squidoo lens at Which One Should I Wear?

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“Too often, the expression of passion through quiet is misjudged to be low, but that’s not so. Leave flash to someone else. Believe that others fully sense the extreme physicality of understated heat. We feel so grateful for the absence of force that we give more of ourselves back. Nothing rattles our cage, no visual element is aggressive, not a single one. We feel less guarded or inhibited, more open to reveal, more receptive to consider, more willing to play, I’m not using these words by accident. Soft Autumn is the most smoothly sensual Season.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints