|Dress-N-Boots is rapidly becoming something of a workday uniform. How did I live for so many years without a single dress in my wardrobe?? The top two dresses are from Karina Dresses, both are "Megan" style. I really love these dresses. You can't beat them for comfort, ease and flattery. If you haven't perused the online shop recently, they've recently added a lot more styles and fabrics! And don't forget to use discount code FEMM30 for $30 off any full-priced dress.|
|Realized as I was editing photos that my glasses were crooked, which makes me look demented. Note to self: check photos more closely before putting the camera away.|
I bought a new remote for the camera this weekend, when the first cheapie one stopped working after less than two weeks. New one is smaller, but much more persnickety. By the time I took this picture, I was getting rather frustrated trying to get it pointed at the right angle to get the shutter to fire.
This sweater dress and leggings are from Eileen Fisher. Dress here. Scarf is from J.Crew, last year. I was hoping they'd offer this style again this year so I could pick up in another color, but no luck.
And speaking of color...
On Saturday I took the plunge and had a Personal Color Analysis done by a SciArt trained consultant, Julia Dupps of Wish Wardrobe Consulting. I've been trying to incorporate more color into my wardrobe, but kept feeling that the colors I was choosing were missing the mark. The PCA is a two hour process. You're seated in front of a mirror with two full-spectrum lights, and wear a grey drape and shower cap to eliminate the color influence from clothing and hair. This is all about the impact of colors on skin and face. Through a process of elimination she compares the effect of various color drapes on the skin. What was amazing to see is how certain colors can make one look splotchy and tired or conversely smooth, creamy and vibrant. I was shocked to see that the warm, yellow-based colors I've been wearing are NOT the best for me, after decades of believing that my skin tone is warm (peach, which I've always thought was one of my "best" colors, turned me orange and emphasized my brown discolorations). Turns out my coloring is neutral to slightly cool, though there are some warm influences. My "season" in the SciArt system is Light Summer, and I'm delighted with the colors in this palette...lots of greens and blues, a soft merlot, a few purples and pinks. So look for more color in coming months. Some good news: many of the taupe and lighter grey neutrals I've been accumulating the last couple of years are right in my palette, so my wardrobe foundation is still wearable with my new colors. What's also interesting, is that a couple of pieces I'd bought recently despite believing they "weren't my colors," turned out to be spot-on with colors in my new Light Summer palette! I feel as though I'm seeing everything with new eyes, and am really looking forward to incorporating and wearing these fresh colors.
Check out the rest of Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style!