April 6th - Classic Colors

Thursday, April 6, 2017

"Adornment is never anything but a reflection of the self."

Today Sarah tells us the story of when she was writing about fashion in London in the early 1970s. She noticed that every year the it or in colors would change, "so if you spent a small fortune to be fashionable, nothing in your closet ever matched."

And let me tell you, that sucks. 

Not being able to match things or even have them go together 
severely limits your options. 

She also noticed that at the fashion shows you'd have two different groups of women who attended, those working in fashion and the wealthy women that fashion was courting to. 

Both sets dressed in classic colors, 
leaving the crazy colors to the runway. 

"Moral of the story: the fly-by-night colors touted on the runway, in the shop windows, and on the magazine pages might dazzle, 
but the real money knew that style banks on classics."

Now I'm not saying don't have color, and neither is Sarah.

What she's saying is "invest in classic colors for the foundation -

black, white, navy, gray, beige, camel, tan,  khaki, ivory, 
and the 'reds'.

Classic colors don't limit; they liberate.

With classic colors, your wardrobe gradually grows 
and never goes out of style.

Now punctuate your personal style with accent colors that you absolutely adore and that look best on you."

How do you know what looks best on you?
Experiment and study yourself in the mirror, and find out. 

Sarah mentions color analysis, 
and I've just spent the last half hour looking up different websites 
and things to help you figure out what your season is... 
forget it. 
It's something I don't understand and probably never will. 
This is completely out of my wheel house.

If you are like me, forget about whether you're a summer or a winter...just look for what sparks joy in your heart and also looks amazing on you. 

And get some classics.

Gratitude Journal

1) Going outside and dancing with the kids in the rain. They were so cute, and had so much fun, and were so wet. 

2) New books handed down. Did you know that there is a whole series to "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"?

3) Naps. I did not know that I could fit all three kids in bed with me and we could all sleep. It was impressive, and while maybe not the most comfortable, I definitely needed the cuddles...and the shut eye.

4) Tomorrow is Friday.

5) Tamale pie is finally in the oven... For dinner tomorrow...better late then never.