Monday, April 30, 2012

Do You Have a Guilty Pleasure?

This shirt is definitely not my best color, though it does fit within the warm autumn color palette. I wear it because I love the way it feels, and the way it flows and drapes. It is great for getting dressed in a minute to head to the store! I wish I had five more just like it, in colors that were better for me.


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Do you have anything like that in your closet?

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style , to BonBonRoseGirls for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and A Stylish Little Lady for Life Lately.


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A Stylish Little Lady



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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Friday, April 27, 2012

April Goals: Nothing, Nothing and Almost Nothing! (sort of)



Still sick, so I didn't even try to do anything with the ecourse. Still being conservative about shopping but probably only because I really can't afford to buy anything this month. I have been hanging out with my son, but not enough (just ask him!)


I did find out this week what was wrong (yep, I finally went to the doctor, after a month of stubbornness.) and hopefully, now that I know, and am taking meds, will feel better soon. So success for this month? Meh.

But next month will be better and you may see some of these goals again.

How did you guys do?


(1) Creating a new color analysis ecourse: Because of some other things that are coming up, I need to get this done this month! So one change I'm going to make is to post here only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. I'm excited about it, but a bit overwhelmed, too!

(2) Shopping diet: this month's health project has to do with my budget. I'm saving up for something and am really wanting to avoid anything extraneous!

(3) Spending time with my son: sometimes work wins out more often than I intend, and I want to make a concentrated effort to make sure I spend quality time with him beyond homeschooling and on weekends.



~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Soft Autumn Sweaters

Soft Autumn Sweaters...

One of my clients asked for some suggestions about soft autumn colors, so I decided to make a Polyvore set with the colors I was able to find...


Soft Autumn Sweaters


Don't they look beautifully soft and cozy?

Soft Autumn Color Palette...





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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Monday, April 23, 2012

What's Your Favorite Color?

It was overcast the day I took this first picture and for some reason my pics have been coming out blurry at times. Thank goodness, it doesn't happen every time, but I don't know, do my hands shake that much?

This jacket is another piece I decided I would wear as early in the season as possible because once it gets really hot, I won't see it again until fall! I love it, though. It's one of the first things I bought when I realized I was a warm autumn.

But I love almost every shade of orange or red-orange that I own. What's your favorite color? Do you wear it a lot?


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I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style , to MomTrends for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and A Stylish Little Lady for Life Lately.


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A Stylish Little Lady



~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Friday, April 20, 2012

April Goals: Hope Your Week Was Better than Mine!

Here's my news: I am still sick! I think it's been about three weeks now and I have been thinking about going to a doctor. So I have not done much toward my goals. I haven't shopped (always a minor miracle!), but the other ones require more time and wellbeing than I have had. I have spent some time with my son, of course, but not like I had planned because I just haven't felt well. Let's hope next week will be better!!


(1) Creating a new color analysis ecourse: Because of some other things that are coming up, I need to get this done this month! So one change I'm going to make is to post here only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. I'm excited about it, but a bit overwhelmed, too!

(2) Shopping diet: this month's health project has to do with my budget. I'm saving up for something and am really wanting to avoid anything extraneous!

(3) Spending time with my son: sometimes work wins out more often than I intend, and I want to make a concentrated effort to make sure I spend quality time with him beyond homeschooling and on weekends.



~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Capsule Wardrobe for Soft Autumn: Business Casual


 


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Monday, April 16, 2012

In Love with Color




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Sorry for the blurry photos! This was the first time I got to wear this sweater combo again and I love this color. I think I'm more in love with it this year than last year when I got it! What have you been wearing this season that you really enjoy?

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style, to Jill at Glamamom for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and A Stylish Little Lady for Life Lately if she posts.


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A Stylish Little Lady



~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Friday, April 13, 2012

April Goals: How Did You Do this Week?


(1) Creating a new color analysis ecourse: Because of some other things that are coming up, I need to get this done this month! So one change I'm going to make is to post here only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. I'm excited about it, but a bit overwhelmed, too!

I got sick a couple of weeks ago, and am still mending. So I did absolutely nothing on this goal at all.


(2) Shopping diet: this month's health project has to do with my budget. I'm saving up for something and am really wanting to avoid anything extraneous!

Well,so far, so good with my shopping diet. I already bought the thing I was saving for (a fashion feng shui training course I am quite excited about that starts next month) so this is a leaner month than usual.

(3) Spending time with my son: sometimes work wins out more often than I intend, and I want to make a concentrated effort to make sure I spend quality time with him beyond homeschooling and on weekends.

Getting sick threw a little bit of a monkey wrench into this one, but we're not doing so bad. And next week will be even better!

Today is the beginning of this year's Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes for Mom. Join us!...



Ultimate Blog Party 2012



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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012


Ultimate Blog Party 2012


Hi, everybody!

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2012! This is my third time participating in this party and it is great fun, so join us, if you haven't already. I'm looking forward to visiting your blog so say hello and let me know how to find you.

In this post, I thought I'd tell you a little about myself, but feel free to take a look around the blog as well. Make yourself at home! :)

ABOUT ME

Homeschooling Mom...

I am kind of a crunchy granola kind of mom, although there are times when you would never know it, like the days when I just cannot imagine cooking a meal and head for the nearby golden-arches fast food place. When possible, however, we eat natural and organic.

We use a Waldorf-inspired homeschooling plan, though I am cheating this year by not planning the whole year in advance. I have homeschooled my son since the preschool and kindergarten years.


ABOUT WHAT I DO...

Writer/Author

Last year, I published The Capsule Wardrobe Book: Signature Style Essentials for Plus-Size Fashionistas. This year, I plan to create a do-it-yourself seasonal color analysis kit. And all year long, I am a personal style blogger here and at the blog I created for warm/true autumns.

Certified 12-Season Color Analyst...

I don't think that seasonal color analysis is easy for anyone, but I think it has often been more complicated for women of color, so I created this blog to help other women of color find information that might help them determine their seasons. One of the reasons I became certified as a color analyst was so that I could help by doing virtual color analysis if they need it.

The Giveaway

Do you know your season? One of you could get my help in either finding out or confirming it because I am giving away to one Ultimate Blog Party 2012 participant a virtual color analysis.

Can't wait to mingle and meet you! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Jeanine


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Neutrals Wardrobe Wish List


Neutrals Wardrobe Wish List


(NOTE: I have three of these items already, LOL!)


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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

Monday, April 9, 2012

What I Wore: the Easter Edition

So... about Easter....

As many of you know, I spent a whole month trying to make sure I didn't replicate last year's disastrous Easter outfit! And you guys were so encouraging as I tried to figure out if it was just the color that went terribly wrong or if the style needed tweaking as well.

One thing that became clear was that my chosen dress was a perfect color, but it needed to be hemmed. And the cardigan I picked wasn't quite right, either, so I was considering one of the other ones I had.

But then this happened...

I got sick! Really bad allergies that seemed to be trying to morph into something sinusy/can't-really-breathe/use-all-the-tissues/better-lie-down. So I stopped caring whether I got the dress hemmed or not and just hoped I wouldn't be sneezing at church.

Then I got this cold sore under my nose about the size of Texas. Mmmhmm. And that's when I knew that I might have to look like that but I was definitely not going to take a picture of it!

So, Easter went well, the dress wasn't perfect but was far better than last year's (disaster avoided) and here's what it looked like...










So there you have it, the end of my "what will I wear for Easter?" extravaganza!! Have you had any dress-up disasters since last we talked? :)

What did you wear?

And now: The Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza :) ...


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Why am I proud of my son? Because I suggested that he only find a few eggs for himself and then help the younger kids and he did!

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style (if there is one today), to Bon Bon Rose Girls for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.


Momma Go Roundpleated poppy Join us! Click the Spotlight




A Stylish Little Lady



~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~





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