Archive for November, 2015

November 5, 2015

The Power of Color – and My First Give-Away

So I got my “colors done” – which, in actual English, means I had a color consultation with the marvelously talented Karen Blanc of House of Colour. This was not my mama’s color party from the 80s (although it turns out I am, like she, a winter).

I’ll be honest with you – I was a little disconcerted about sitting in front of a mirror and looking at myself for a couple of hours. By the end, though, I was feeling really excited about what I had learned, pretty in a way that felt natural, and even appreciative of how God made me.

I found out that I am a fairly unique winter, as I have colors that stun and colors that droop in all four of the subcategories. We’re calling me a “wintery mix.” It was so much fun. But guess what: an obscene amount of my wardrobe is yellow-based.

Karen said it’s important to respect what each person naturally has going on when it comes to color, and I get that now. I go back and forth now between peeking at myself in the mirror (with astonishment at how great I look, how much my eyes sparkle, how awake and fresh I look) and not feeling any need to look in a mirror because I’m confident I look better than fine.

Unfortunately for me, all those minty colors, most soft greens, turquoises, and teals I love just aren’t working for me, they’re working against me. Same goes for corals and tans and tawnies and browns. So I have a LOT of jewelry that I’m just not going to be wearing anymore – or that I haven’t worn in ages but was never sure why. If you want to see what I’ve got, check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post.

So here’s the other thing I’m up to right now – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I’m not far enough into the book yet to do the formal selection of items yet, but I am doing a lot of preliminary work, based on my color analysis and what I know in my gut, on my wardrobe, from coats to athletic wear to jewelry.

This is a true statement, y’all: I am a mess. I manage to be incredibly tidy when I travel, but in my own space I am ALWAYS plagued with too many things and not enough places to put them. And here I am, at approximately 8 months of marriage (good gravy, how is that possible?) and ready to really purge our space of things that don’t bring us joy. (I’m going to even do this to my book collection – my father will be elated.) Hopefully this MariKon thing will help me improve my housewife game. (I have a WHOLE BUNCH to say about this, so stay tuned if you’re interested in how bad my housewife game is…)

Here is the slideshow of the jewelry up for grabs. Holler at me if you spot anything you want and we’ll arrange something. (I may ask you to pay for shipping, but the jewelry itself is free.) First come, first served. Oh, and there’s a very good chance I will keep adding pieces to this for a few days as my collection is whittled down.

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Don’t ask me what is going on here with the formatting. I fought and fought with WordPress, and then I gave up.