Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


Autumn Outfit Ideas



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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bold, Structured Coat for Fall

Finding the Perfect Bold Structured Coat...

Tips from In Style Magazine

(1) Use a belt to cinch it, creating a waist if your body type is an hourglass or one that looks better with some waist emphasis.


Waist Emphasis: Casual or More Defined



(2) If not consider pairing the coat with leggings or skinny pants, and creating a monochromatic look beneath the coat. Or, for extra help really camouflaging an apple shape, you can draw the eye upward with a stylish scarf.



Add a Scarf



(3) Want something less structured?...



Less Structured



The Best Coats for Fall (Lucky Magazine)...




What will be keeping you warm this season?


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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Monday, October 29, 2012

Heading for Halloween: Is it Cold Yet?


I watched quite a few Halloween movies this past weekend on the Hallmark channel and I loved all the fall colors, cozy, warm sweaters and other "fallness" I got to see.





Is it cold yet where you are?

It's rarely really cold here until the end of the month, believe it or not. So the warm season is the longest of our year and starts long before I expect it to, ending long after I am ready for sweater weather. Not to mention the deeper, warmer colors of fall. But we'll get there...

Meanwhile, here's some orange inspiration for the all of us experiencing the inbetween season...




Pardon the lack of makeup that day! Here's something else to inspire you. I just put it on for the first time today because (yay!), it was cold this morning.







(Pardon the mirror! The maid hasn't gotten to it yet.)

Does it feel like summer is well and truly over yet for you? It's the cold weather that really makes it sink in for me! And today's temps were a good sign, but I think we owe them to the Northeast's current weather situation more than the genuine of our fall here. Ah, well.

Enjoy Halloween week!

I am linking up today with 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 to Melaina at Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore Wednesday.







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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Friday, October 26, 2012

October Goals: Here's How I Did this Month...




Here's how I did this month..

(1) Finish writing my new ebook, Start with Ten...

I finished it, baby! :)

(2) Clearing clutter, part two, in my bedroom...

Well, I did do some more in my room (a little more), but I haven't finished. I may try to finish it next month. And I'm pleased with what I did. Even though I didn't finish, it's like night & day!!

(3) Finalize my fall capsule wardrobe by adding a few key pieces...

Last week, I mentioned that I wanted to get one more piece. Well, I ordered the shirt and when it got here, it wasn't quite right. Which opens up the possibility of something else, right? ;)



Bootcut Pants



(4) Set up Carbonite on my laptop...DONE!

How did it go for you this month?


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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Lipstick Colors for Fall


(photo credit: Elle Magazine)

Would you wear it? It's way too intense for me, but I find it strangely appealing!


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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Deep Autumn Inspiration


Warm Autumn Capsule w/ Animal Print




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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Lipstick Color for Fall


(photo credit: Elle Magazine)

I really LOVE this look, but I doubt I would dare to wear that lipstick color. Would you?



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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Monday, October 22, 2012

Another Look at Deep Autumn


Are You a Deep Autumn?...

You might be a deep autumn if ...

(1) You have dark hair: golden dark brown, chestnut, charcoal brown, brown-black

(2) You have dark eyes: golden brown, topaz, dark brown

(3) You have warm skin: golden beige, golden brown, red brown, bronze

A Deep Autumn Celebrity Couple...

If you remember from my White House series over the summer, the President and Mrs. Obama are both 12-season deep autumns, and in the Color Alliance system, they are both vivid rich autumns.

Vivid rich autumn is a bright autumn season (my season, too), so bright autumns in a 16-season system can be deep autumns (or warm autumns leaning deep, perhaps) in a 12-season system.





(photo credit for the 2nd & 3rd pics: Biography.com)

Notice with this picture here, that though he is neutral, as all deep autumns are, the coloring of his hand clearly harmonizes better with the warm colors of the Bible and his wife's gloves than with the cooler color of his suit.



And here, you can see how beautiful Michelle looks in her warm eggplant gown. Definitely a lovely deep/bright autumn color!!

Deep Autumn Color Palette...

Here is Michelle Obama's vivid rich (or deep) autumn color palette...




And here is my son's vivid rich autumn color palette. In Color Alliance, they are personalized to the client's coloring, but you can see the similarities...



And here I am, in deep autumn/bright autumn outfits, with my vivid rich autumn color palette...







So what do you think? Are you a deep autumn?

I am linking up today with Nicole from Momtrends for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I plan to link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, and to Melaina at Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore Wednesday.






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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Friday, October 19, 2012

October Goals: The Exhaustion Edition



Here's how I did this week...

(1) Finish writing my new ebook, Start with Ten: Well, it's still not finished, but I did do some writing this week. I *think* I'll be able to finish by next week but there is still quite a bit left to do. Fingers crossed! :)

(2) Clearing clutter, part two, in my bedroom: I definitely made great progress with my room!!

I threw away a ton of books from all over the house, including the bookcase in my room, so that that bookcase could be much clearer. Actually, they are all on my landing, waiting for me to decide where they are going to go.

But anyway, my bookcase looks great, now! There are still three hotspots in my room but I hope to take care of those in the next week.

Plus, I have a big picture behind a chair with a crack in the glass. It's waiting for me to decide if I like it enough to have it repaired. But believe me, those are minor compared to the mess that was my room a few weeks ago.

(I'm ignoring the issue of my walk-in closet, for now, and not considering it a part of my room. And that might have to wait a bit.)

So ... all this progress is the good news. But it came at quite a cost! I exhausted myself. I overdid it and when I realized I was overdoing it, kept going, like a crazy person. *smacks self on the forehead*

And now, I am resting and recovering.

(3) Finalize my fall capsule wardrobe by adding a few key pieces: I think I am going to add one more piece and then, I'll be done for now...




It's a dark brown, but not quite as dark in the catalog as it looks online.

(4) Set up Carbonite on my laptop: done! And I'm so glad I have it.

How did you do this week?




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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Lipstick Color for Fall




(photo credit: RealBeauty.com)

LOVE that color! Would you wear it?

Even when I do wear some kind of red-orange color, it's never that bright...


 


Hardly counts when it's muted to that extent. BUT on the other hand, if you have been thinking you could never wear anything that bright, maybe there is a version of it that would work for you?


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"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
Click here to find out more!
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints