Friday, February 10, 2012

February Goals: Here's How I Did...

(1) Creating community here at this blog: the two things I want to focus on this month are traffic and comments.

a) Toward that end, for traffic, I want to write one article, create one Squidoo lens and post one new video on YouTube this month.
b) For comments, I want to meet more bloggers and hang out with them a bit. Do you have a blog I could visit?

By the way, let me know if there are color analysis questions or personal style topics you would like to see addressed. I want to make sure that what I write is meeting the needs of the people who come to see me.

This week, I answered two reader questions and have visited several new blogs! I also posted a new video on YouTube, so pretty good, huh?

(2) Continue making the lifestyle changes I identified last month: contemplative tea time, spending more time with my son, and eating healthier meals (starting with more protein). I want to make sure these changes stick!


I might need a hand slap on this one! I started a new blog, and I once read that when you do that, you need to start off with three months worth of scheduled posts. Ack!!! 

But I went for it and have about that much in the hopper. However, I can't remember my last cup of tea! In fact, I need to order the vanilla tea and I keep putting that off to do later and then, forgetting. Check back with me next week and hopefully, I'll have done better.

(3) Continue to identify (by listing them) the changes I need to make to create my warm autumn capsule wardrobe: this month, my focus is style words, contrast and other style ideas...

a) Style words: natural, earthy, goddess-like, warmhearted, sensuous, deeply rooted, lush, vibrant and warm. I want to keep them in mind when I am shopping, and not make any compromises.
b) Contrast: I want to create outfits that have medium contrast, using the warm autumn neutrals and colors I like best.
c) Style plan: when shopping, or just putting outfits together from my own closet, my goal is to keep in mind the looks that work best, that I enjoy best. I actually drew some silhouette ideas just to keep in mind going forward.

I have done all of these things, from a-c, but haven't really made a list or anything, I just have sort of done it here and there. A plan would really be good! Well, I did identify the colors I want to focus on when I am adding to my wardrobe...

Wearing Myself Even More

How did you do this week?


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Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. Wow Jeanine - you are doing so great!! I love so many of those I just need to find some time to shop :)

    1. Hi Aurie! Thanks!! Oh I love them, too. Yum! Well, I hope you will find the time soon, but I know how it must be with young ones. I only had one but I remember.

  2. Girl, go have that tea! You deserve it- great progress! Beautiful wardrobe, BTW. #3in30 blessings!

    1. Awww, how sweet! Thanks!! Blessings to you, too.

  3. Congratulations on your new blog. 3 month worth of posts? Wow!! I would be so far behind.

    1. Thanks, Sherri! Well, it wasn't easy, but yes, that seemed to be the recommendation, so I gave it my best.

  4. 3 months of posts for a new blog? wow! I started with one week's worth. oh my!

    Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Your blog is lovely. I have a couple of friends I think will enjoy it :)

    1. Hi Marcy! Well, one week is good, too, especially if you're good at writing quickly. Thanks!! I appreciate your passing it on to your friends!

  5. I have to echo what others have said about 3 months of scheduled blog posts...I can't even imagine being that far ahead. Wow...I'm lucky if I have 4 posts written and scheduled. You're doing great with your blog!!

    Your wardrobe looks so comfortable and warm - beautiful colors!

    1. Wow, thanks!! Well, with this blog, I usually go for a month ahead at a time, except for these Friday posts. It takes the pressure off.

      Thanks, I love those colors and thought it would be good to see them that way as inspiration and a reminder.

  6. Hello Jeanine,you can stop by my blog as many times as you like :)Nice goals I need to do more of #2 !! love the colours of your clothes such a beautiful colour thanks for stopping by :)Any clothing challenges planned ?

    1. (((Claire))), so good to see you! Thanks for visiting. I love those colors, too. This spring, you can wear your bright Matalan colors and I'll show up in orange.:)

      I'd like to do another challenge, but am stumped about what to do. Any ideas?

  7. Hey Jeanine, I have been following you blog wih interest over he last couplen of month. I am quite sure I'm an autumn myself, but I have no idea which one :/

    My eyes (defined pattern of green, amber and brown) my skin (golden beige) and my hair (reddish light brown) are all very obiously warm.

    I believe yome people would say I'm a soft autumn because my hair and eyes have about the same intensity.

    Still, I have very contrasting brows and lashes and feel best in the more vivid colors. For me, darker is definitely better than lighter. I checked your soft autumn outfits, I would look kind of washed out in them.

    So I tried to identify the colours I look the very best in with lots of pictures and settled on these:

    Do you have any idea what might be my season?

    I thank you so much and hope to hear something soon! :) Oh and I LOVE tea, I can totally identify with your goal to live more concious and relaxed.

    Greetings, Maiana

    1. Hi Maiana! Thanks so much for following my blog and for commenting!! I took a look at your pics and to me, those look like warm autumn colors for the most part, but a few could ne soft autumn, and a few could be deep.

      Soft autumns can wear mauve-y looking colors but not pumpkin orange, whereas for warm autumns, the reverse would be more likely. Deep autumns can wear the colors that look black from a distance but are really just dark, like espresso brown & dark olive.

      If you want to know for sure, I'll offer you the sale price on my virtual color analysis for the next couple of days (just email me if I have already switched the price on the page).


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