Showing posts with label wearing color. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wearing color. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

One Color Dressing

I decide what to wear based on the weather first and then what is appropriate for the event. To complete the look, I add my personality with accessories.

The day after returning from Los Angeles, we went out to dinner. I was still in a Southern California state of mind, so my makeup is minimal, and I wore cool shades of soft gray and white with sandals. 

When the weather is hot and humid, I wear minimal makeup because I know it will become smudged little rivers running down my face within a few minutes. Instead of my usual liquid foundation, I blot on a bit of loose Lancôme powder down the middle of my face and on my cheeks near my nose (not in the eye area!). My eye makeup is also minimal in warmer weather.

The best place to match your foundation is on your upper chest (décolleté area). If it blends and becomes invisible there, you have the right color. Don't you just hate it when your foundation makes your face look like it belongs to another body?

This easy breezy style includes a high-low hem tank top from White House|Black Market. The long, almost sheer silver-gray cardigan is old from Chico's. The white light-weight jeans style pants are old by Fabrizio Gianni.

Accessories include sunglasses by Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J.Maxx, a long necklace from French Kande, a large face silver watch from Michael Kors with a small silver link bracelet which was a gift from Mr. M.

The bag is old from Express. The shoes are old by Calvin Klein.

When I shop, it is usually to replace something that is starting to look too worn, not because I want the newest trend. I look for classic pieces that look good on my frame, in colors that flatter my complexion, and that can be mixed and matched with what I already have. Those are my secrets for a successful and carefully edited wardrobe that works all year round.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Leather and Lace Jacket

Black leather jackets are fun to wear and they go with almost anything, but they might be too harsh for your coloring. If you have soft golden coloring or if paler colors look better on you, you might enjoy something on the lighter, softer side.

This jacket offers great possibilities for you! The combination of lace cutouts and faux leather makes this the perfect softer look for those who want the edginess of a leather jacket but not the harshness of black.

The jacket is from Body Language by Connie. She is known for finding pieces that look much more expensive than they are.

The sleeveless turtleneck sweater was a gift. The ankle jeans are from Chico's. The shoes are by Halogen via Nordstrom. The bag is by Cole Hann via T.J.Maxx. 

Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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