In the hilariously-dated fashion guide Color Me Beautiful, the author asserts that every woman looks her best in a range of about thirty colors. You assess your hair, eye, and skin colors to determine which “season” is right for you. Well, I found thirty colors a bit much, and I didn’t feel like I could fully commit to any of the palettes.
Instead of sending in a request for a set of swatches to help me shop my season, I took a little trip to the home improvement store and made my own swatches from paint chips. I chose twelve colors I actually wear, with navy standing in for denim and that pale green standing in for olive pants I hope to find soon!
Now I can tuck this little set in my purse and make sure, as I shop, that the purchases I’m considering will work well with what I already own. How do you stay focused when you’re surrounded by pretty things that may or may not work for you? I’d love to hear your shopping secrets!
Posted by Maria on March 14, 2013
I love going to the store and coming home with supplies to complete multiple projects. Y’all ready for this?
I can’t wait to show you how these elements came together to help me complete a few different things. Details to come soon!
*P.S. If you’ve never watched Eddie Izzard, maybe you haven’t heard the “buncha flowers” joke so here you go (CLICK ME, CLICK ME!). He says a few words you probably don’t want your boss overhearing or your kids repeating, and maybe you’d just as soon avoid them yourself. The words, I mean, not the boss or the kids. Just thought you might want context–and a laugh.
Posted by Maria on March 11, 2013
I survived Valentine’s Day. That’s all for now. Thanks for understanding.
Posted by Maria on February 18, 2013