The weather this morning was particularly nasty. And for a moment I thought hm I’ll just wear boots. Problem is, the boots didn’t work over my velvet jeans, that I had decided to wear. So instead I braced myself and challenged the elements. Because this was before seven in the morning and I’m not a morning person – changing my outfit the last minute is NOT something I encourage myself to do, that would lead to a whole new mess of problems (missing the bus; getting annoyed with my body, my mind, my boyfriend and the world; deciding to throw out all of my clothes since nothing goes together with anything….)
I hit my head this morning. I was leaning down to plug in my dryer in the kitchen (something I’ve never done before) and as soon as I raised my head… bang! right into the window sill. It’s made out of some type of stone or fake marble, I really don’t know, but it hurt. Then I walked right into Boyfriends espresso maker that’s still on the floor in the kitchen (because we haven’t made room for it on the counter). Is it just me, or do you also have days when you seem to hit anything that comes in your way? It’s days like these when I walk into doorposts for no good reason.
Since I was spending the day at a school I wanted to look: a) comfortable b) young but not overdoing it c) friendly d) not friendly enough for the older kids to not take me seriously. Not that I’m doing anything more than sitting in on the guest lectures we have arranged for them. But still. So I went with this:
white camisole: Eden (bought at No.9)
velvet jeans: cambio jeans
And tonight we had an event with our organizations sponsors and partners. Lots of people in nice suits was my guess so for this occasion I decided to wear this:
white tanktop – H&M
white ruffled top – Lily Rose
jacket – Charlotte Russe
And the aforementioned velvet jeans
I did come to one realization tonight: I am not the mingling kind. But it was a very nice evening anyway, and I did feel appropriately dressed (and I have to mention this – I wore the brightest colors, even though it’s just neutrals)
On another note.
Last time I wrote a very short post on the classic Color me beautiful. But I realized that maybe not all people on this planet has been introduced to this subject, and here I am writing about it like it’s common knowledge. So now, I will try to do an introductory course in ”Color me beautiful – discovering your season”.
What is Color me beautiful?
In the 1980’s there was this woman, Carole Jackson. Her book, aptly named Color me beautiful, is the most succesful color analysis book (according to Wikipedia). It came out in 1980 and was meant to give you the proper tools to find your season.
You see, her way (and other prior to her mind you) to classify colors were by season. Winter, summer, fall and spring. All of us belong to one season.
The parts that make up your coloring is your a) skin tone b) hair color (natural, not dyed) and c) eye color. This is what determines your season.
The easiest starting point is to figure out if your warm-toned or cool-toned. Winters and summers are cool, autumn and spring have warm colors in their palette. In my next post I will start describing each season, I think that’s the best way to go around this.
Knowing your season is supposed to guide you to find the colors that most suit you, both in terms of fashion and makeup. The colors from your season are the colors that won’t drain all the color out of your face, make you look blotchy or highlight the dark circles you might have under your eyes.
I do believe somewhat in this system, as long as you don’t take it to the extremes. I believe an amount of rules are good – as a guideline to help you dress and shop. But I am prepared to adjust my makeup from time to time to help me out with a certain color. And I think it’s really about the colors you put next to your face – the rest of the palette of my outfits are supposed to complement each other.
I haven’t quite figured out my season, and I’m thinking about doing the test here, with pictures of that process. But, first and foremost we’re going to go through every season and educate ourselves a little bit more . Next time.
Sweet dreams (by the way, can you guess what song the title’s referring to?)