Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Soft summer colours

Like so many others I have been wondering for a long time what season I am. I don't know anyone around here that performs colour analysis so I have bought a couple of books and follow some blogs on the subject. Today I have finally decided that I'm a Soft Summer.

I have done the lipstick test, based on the recommandations by Truth-is-beauty.com and finally determined that I'm not a cool summer, but a soft one. And I should wear grey often. Today I'm wearing my best grey. And one of the lipsticks I tried on. None of the blogs or books have mentioned fur and it's a bit early in the season, especially since this autumn has been exceptionally warm and dry. But I liked the colour combination - very soft summer as I understand.

Will this change my shopping habits? Not untill I have a budget like Sarah Jessica Parker's who is another soft summer girl!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Grey and Yellow

Today is the perfect fall day, warm for the season, sunshine and no wind. I had to take a couple of photos. Since I feel this dress is a bit on the short side I decided to wear it with a skirt. Maybe not the most common of skirts... I think it works. The fur jacket turned out to be too warm, but it looked good!

I would also like to point out that I still have blue flowers in the pot next to me - totally out of season!

After giving it some thought I have decided to wear my bangles any way I want since my fellow students do make a bit of noise too - after having spent quite some time together now. Everybody is more familiar with each other and way more relaxed. A very nice feeling. Tomorrow will be hectic so I doubt there'll be time for pictures - so have a nice weekend everyone.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Travelling outfit and my new shirt

Finally I have a photo to show from our fall vacation, from the airport. My daughter took it - my husbands photos are not ready yet!!! Taking the advice from Four Seasons One Wardrobe I decided to travel in a dress. This dress has been a bit too tight for me, but now I think it fits rather well. It's a cheap Missoni knock-off, but I love the colours. And it was very comfortable to travel in!

As mentioned in the header I've got a new shirt.  Unfortunately I had problems with the ISO settings on the camera so my photos are all grainy, Sorry! But the colour shows all right and I'm very happy with it. For the first time I've managed to find a beige that doesn't make me look sick.

Next time I would like to pair it with a cardigan in dark chocolate and some strong pink accessory or nail polish. But since those items are not yet to be found in my wardrobe I had no choice but my dark plum very cropped cardigan and the green bracelets - see the close up:

Beige has never been a favorite colour of mine. But I've been searching for a top with a good fit and suited for going out. So although the colour ins't perfect at least it's fitted and can be combined with some great colours. Now I just need some invitations!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dark wash jeans - school and age approriate?

Many months ago I gave up on wearing jeans. I thought I looked terrible in them. But last week I bought a new pair, dark wash and with straight legs. Have a look:

And here's a few more - from yesterday - in September like weather!!!

The fit of the jeans could be better. It's just so time consuming to keep looking. So these ones will have to do for now. Anyway, does one ever get too old to wear jeans? I don't feel too old yet. And I find these darker ones more dressy than my old jeans.

The gold and yellow bracelets are new too, ordered from a UK internet shop that sells not only larger size clothes but also larger rings and bracelets (my hands are enormous!). The yellow colour is perfect for fall and I wore them again today (with my only black dress)

The necklace is made of light cognac citrine, freshwater pearls and sapphires that match the bracelets just as I hoped when I placed the order.

Now, some weeks ago, before the fall vacation, I went to a small dinner party with some friends. My husband took these photos (of a really poor quality!). The (second hand) jacket has a real fur collar that just makes me feel like a diva, I can't wait to wear it again.

I don't know which photo is worse. Hopefully the photos from our fall vacation will turn out better. My husband took all those as well, and hasn't had the time to share them yet. Something to look forward to!