Thursday, June 16, 2016

Color

Color, as you can see I haven't quite succeeded in adding a lot of color to my wardrobe. I do wear red lipstick, which I've done for years.  The current color is Beso by Stila. I love this stuff.   Red lipstick is usually high maintenance but this one doesn't come off all over the place. Well, some of it does come off when you eat.  Oily foods are the worst.  But it doesn't come off in the usual course of the day and it stays on all day.  I  have added  other accents of red to my wardrobe; a red everyday handbag, red glasses, red sandals.  These are big steps for me. I've got a red pashmina too, as well as a black and red silk scarf I bought in India years ago.  I've been using them more.  

Seamwork, the monthly magazine from Colette patterns posted an article on how to find your colors.  I downloaded the recommended Sherwin and Williams app.  I took selfies of myself and ran the program.  Problem is, I didn't like most of the colors.  I don't wear pastels.  Can you really imagine me in pastels?  I can't.  There were lots of grays and some black as well as a number of different reds, yellows and golds.  These are colors I can relate to. I already have plenty of grays and blacks  in my wardrobe.  Big step for me, I ordered a red and white stylized floral for another Gypsy top.  I've got a nice gold rayon knit in the collection (thanks Caroline; a much better word than stash!) that will work with my gray, black and white neutrals. I also ordered a coral, gray and ivory knit from emmaonesock to go with gray or white pants. I have three pairs of gray pants and I'm making a pair of white linen pants.  I've got some red linen that would look pretty as a summer woven tee with white and gray and my multitude of black pants.  Baby steps for the color.  Oddly I did make some pieces a few years ago with more color but they are gone from my wardrobe due to stains or relegated to exercise clothing due to wear. 


14 comments:

  1. I'm sewing red at the moment and loving it. Not managed to get any red sandals yet though

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  2. I can as much imagine you in pastels as I imagine myself in them. No chance (perhaps never say never, but the only jacket I made with soft pink/ivory/blue colors was never worn). I do like red though for an accent color and think these fabrics will look very nice on you.
    It says something that the pieces you had are gone due to stains or wear. You did wear them, so you will wear these new additions too, quite sure of that.

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  3. Pastels, no! Not with your lovely hair. I would have picked you for bolder colours.

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    1. Exactly, that's what I am going for.

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  4. Always a collection - never a stash! Nice fabric picks!

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  5. As a fair-skinned red head I've found that I look best in clear colors (not muted ones). I think it's important to feel comfortable in the colors you choose. A good test is to take note of what compliments you receive while wearing colors. Branching out with new colors isn't easy but relax and enjoy the journey. So happy to see you blogging again! Karen

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  6. Pastels, maybe with another bold color. Like you in like red. It one of the colors that I gravate to. Fortunately, it's in my color palette. good luck to finding the right mix of color for your taste and style.

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  7. Pastels, maybe with another bold color. Like you in like red. It one of the colors that I gravate to. Fortunately, it's in my color palette. good luck to finding the right mix of color for your taste and style.

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  8. Red will look lovely on you.

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  9. I love the batik-like fabric!!!

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  10. Funny before I was sewing my wardrobe was basically black and block colours. Sewing introduced me to prints. However lately I'm pulling back as my wardrobe is becoming too uncoordinated. Love that red and white piece.

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  11. What is the red and grey fabric on top? That is gorgeous.

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  12. It's a rayon lycra knit from emmonesock. Out of stock. It's gorgeous quality.

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  13. Beautiful fabric choices. When you feel good in your cloths, it shows and makes them look just that much better. Go with what makes you happy and you can't loose!

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