Image by Laura Ketteman

Image by Laura Ketteman

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Play with color!!!

A few weeks ago, I went on a mission to figure out whether I have cool or warm skin tones. I had never really thought about it before.  I knew which colors I usually got more complements on, or which colors washed me out.  But I wondered if knowing specifics might be a conducive way to go through my closet and get rid of things that were less flattering, as far as their color goes.

These were some of my discoveries.

My research led me to believe I have a cool skintone.  So, I've been trying to pay better attention to that aspect, even in choosing my haircolor ... for the week.  :)

Don't be afraid of color!  Sure, I appreciate a good, solid gray, and LOVE black and white, but even accenting in color can make an outfit more interesting.  Again I'll say it:  ACCESSORIZE!!!!!  Scarves, hats, even your makeup can be more interesting when you experiment with different colors.

Now, this is going to seem way self indulgent... I don't mean for it to be.  I take a LOT of selfies.  The reason being, is not to constantly admire myself conceitedly, I assure you.  :).... but to document color!  I often send them to my sisters, when I try a new eye look or change my hair... again.  I like to be able to go back and see what I like better than something else... It's also pretty funny to see some that make me think, "WHY did I leave the house like that?!!!"  :)  I thought I'd share a few, just for the sake of encouraging you to enjoy the plethora of vibrant colors out in the world!

Clearly, I like to mix things up.  I have to say, that most of these pictures were probably taken within the timespan of a year or so... Again, if you have the nerve to do it (and my stylist friends and sister will DISAGREE with me wholeheartedly on this)... but it's not the end of the world to buy a box of haircolor and experiment.  I LOVE to go to the salon and get 5 star treatment on my hair, but if I did that every time I wanted to change it, it would get quite expensive.  Sometimes it works out.  Sometimes it doesn't.  It's just hair, ladies.  :)

Much less permanent are some colorful eyeshadows, a new eyeliner, or lip gloss.  If you like things a little more simple and subtle, that's great, too!  It doesn't mean you can try new things.  You can always wash it off if you don't like it.  :)  And it never hurts to add a bold scarf to make a plain, black top more interesting.

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