Friday, February 3, 2012

My Goals for February

(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.

(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!

(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.

What are your February goals?

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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. Good luck. Maybe if I set some goals, I would be able to get more done.

    1. Hi Grammy Goodwill! Thanks!! Well, I have been amazed at what has happened in the past year as a result of my goal-setting. I think the accountability helps, and the encouragement, but also just having the weekly reminders about what I want to do that month.

  2. I like how you brought forward the goals you had last month so they can become habit. As for topics for your blog, you asked if there is anything in particular people want to read. I have two daughters who are 9 and 11 and are starting to pay more attention to clothing. Any ideas for helping kids find their best color and style? (Both my daughters are adopted from China so they have black hair and brown eyes, but their skin tone is different - one has a very light-cream/white skin tone and the other has a light-brown skin tone.)

    1. Oh thanks!! And how sweet about your daughters. How interesting that they have different coloring. I'm curious! If you want to try virtual color analysis, I'll give you the sale rate even though it's February.:)

      On your own, if you'd prefer that, what you might do is have them examine their own coloring, looking for eye color and hair color and skin color, and then help them identify colors that match them. Then, identify if those colors are warm or cool, etc.

      If you do it that way, let me know what you guys come up with for their seasons.

    2. Hey, just wanted to let you know that I created a post as an answer to your question. It's here:

  3. Just started reading your blog (and looking at all your many lenses) and I say Yay! Much kudos to you! I'm really enjoying your blog tho' I'm not a woman of color; I have worked for many years at an HBCU so I really appreciate the style & effort that black women (and men) put into looking good. I am also starting to revamp my wardrobe and want to get back to my beloved capsules. I have a blog (lately neglected I'm afraid - a podcast ( I homeschool too!

    I am a cool summer and interested in wearing more dresses - specifically maxi dresses for summer. I am a plus plus in size & my question is: flutter sleeves or sleeveless, etc., etc.? What are the best maxi styles for us big girls?

    1. Hi Helen! WOW, thanks so much for your kind words about my blog and my lenses!! And good for you for the wardrobe revamp. It's so empowering.

      About the maxi dresses (LOVE them!): I don't know about you, but I am self-conscious about my arms so I cover them up on a regular basis.

      What I do is find shrugs and short cardigans to wear with my maxi dresses. The other thing that does is create a column in the middle that I think is slenderizing. I also avoid the heavily banded ones because they make me look pregnant, though a cardi would help offset them, too.

    2. Just wanted to add that I created a blog post, too, in answer to your question. It's here:

  4. Visit my blog! Best wishes on your goals for this month.


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