Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Jewelry for All Seasons, and a Giveaway from Novica!

I've never been closely aligned to my designation as a Winter; I pretty much already knew that I was going to wear a lot of black and white, so learning that I was a Winter didn't change anything for me. However, I know many people who are quite fond of using their "seasonal" designation as a guideline for shopping.

So since I knew I was going to show you lots more jewelry today, I thought I'd take advantage of the seasonal designations as a different way to choose some pretty things for you to see...

And all of this is in pursuit of letting you know that my friends at Novica have given me a $50 gift card to give to one of you!  So leave a comment and tell me what your season is, and if you feel strongly about your season, or not.  

If you can't find something you like on Novica, you're just not trying! They have some of the loveliest jewelry in the world -including cuff links, so if you're a lurking gentleman, please jump into the drawing. Novica also carries home decor, paintings, some amazing scarves and other unique gifty items that you won't see in your suburban malls...

Next Monday - same day I choose the winner of the Hermes Tying Cards - I'll choose a winner for the Novica card too!


What riches our lives hold, eh?
love,
Janice


  • Jewelry for the Spring Color Palette

Prasiolite ring – Mahavir, feather earrings-  Khun Boom, peach pearl necklace – Nareerat
crocheted shoulder bag – Doris Moya,  pearl and quartz bracelet - Nareerat

  • Jewelry for the Summer Color Palette

Blue-gray mabe pearl ring – Diah Ayu, pearl earrings – Alok Jain, moonstone necklace – Neeru Goel
silver clutch bag – Achara,  moonstone bracelet – Neeru Goel

  • Jewelry for the Autumn Color Palette

Striped agate ring – Joias do Rio, spiral earrings – Giuliana Valz-Gen, amber fishnet 
necklace – Busarin, travel bagBecerra Collection,  brass and carnelian bracelet - 
Tiraphan Hasub

  • Jewelry for the Winter Color Palette

Onyx ring – AlonDiller, silver thread earrings - Victor Williams, onyx and quartz necklace – 
Kai Kittima, alpaca bag – Carmela Sierra, pearl and cord bracelet - Ritu

NOVICA


112 comments:

  1. Years ago I was "diagnosed" a Spring and I went out and bought my spring training dusty pastels. A month later I wore a "wrong" kelly green blouse to work which everyone said was "my" color. Makes me sort of crazy…so I keep that season idea in mind but much more enjoy my three basic neutrals and two accent colors and also try to buy what really gives me joy even if it is a "wrong" color.

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  2. I am a winter, and I do look best in strong contrasts and jewel tones. I prefer navy to black, though, and love to wear autumnal colors in the fall.

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  3. I am a winter as well. Love black, and red, and the jewelry you chose for us is wonderful. However, because I am allergic, I can't wear earrings, which limits quite my accessories range, frankly. I have even tried those earrings for allergic, and no way.
    Arte

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  4. My season is winter and I do stay true to it as much as possible. It makes me look and feel more confident.
    devyjackson at gmail.com

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  5. I've always been a Winter. In fact, sewing educator Cynthia Guffey once plucked me from the audience to illustrate the importance of wearing the right colors. I was wearing a red jacket. She picked another woman who looked great in beige and pointed out that we would each look terrible in each other's clothes. That said, I like gold jewelry and I wear it much more than silver.

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  6. When I first heard about color theory back in the 80s I thought it was bunk, and wore whatever I wanted. But as I got older, I started noticing that, when I was wearing colors more suited to my season (winter), I looked younger, less tired, and slimmer in photographs. So now I eschew the pastels, the yellows, the beautiful browns of "Autumn", stick to the colors that suit me and a lot of black, and feel confidant that I look my best.

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  7. i'm a true winter! and i love the colors....... (altho those summer items you chose were yummy!)

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  8. I was a winter - back before I let my hair go to silver (not grey) and lived long enough to be over 70. Now I am better in lower contrast pieces in grey. But like to add teal/turquoise or burgundy/rose pieces.

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  9. I'm a True Summer and I do stick very closely to my season when shopping for clothing and accessories. Love the jewelry you chose for Summer! The moonstone necklace is very pretty.

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  10. I too am a winter, and although I instinctively knew some colors were better for me than others, it was helpful to see the colors on the winter palette and to know that I could pretty much wear any color - it just had to be the right shade/tint/tone. I love black and grey, but I love color too!

    That Novica site is beautiful, by the way.

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  11. I choose to digress. Why limit myself to one season ?!

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  12. I have no idea what season I am. I've been considering going for an analysis for years, but you have to have the time and the money...
    Seeing these collections, I soooooo wish to be an autumn. I just love those colors.

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  13. I am a vivid winter and I love the color choices. I have always gravitated to those colors even before I knew what a color season was. Thanks so much for the chance to win a GC for this beautiful jewelry!

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  14. I seem to range from Autumn to some sort of soft Winter. Maybe I'm a December - the month that is both fall and winter!

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  15. When I had my "colors done" way back in the early '80s, the color consultant told me I was a Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer--muted summer colors with (very oddly she thought) black. That changed the way I shopped, permanently. I think my color designation is fine and I used it more as a general guideline rather than hard and fast rule.

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  16. Back in the day I was classified as an autumn with winter influence. I can wear the dark winter colors but look dreadful in icy pastels. But my first love has always been for autumn color accessories to warm up the cooler colors near my face.

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  17. I am an autumn. I recently purged my closet of all non-autumnal colors and shades and using some of your advice have created a smaller wardrobe with colors I love!

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  18. I've never had my colors done, but suspect I'm some sort of autumn. But, since I'm fortunate enough to live in an area that has four distinct seasons (each very beautiful), I enjoy dressing to match the current season. Summer is khaki, blue and green to match the sea shore. Autumn is chestnut brown and purple to reflect the foliage, winter is taupe and pale blue for winter, and spring is khaki, coral, and green for the spring burst of color. With all of that, my closet used to be a mess. Thanks to TVF, my goal is four project-33-ish capsules.

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  19. I think I was a winter at one time...can we change over time?

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  20. It's December, so, though I love all clothing and jewelry autumnal, I've put all the brown turtlenecks and amber jewelry away and taken out my reds and grays. If the red is a tomato red, it works fine with autumn coloring. (I have to admit that I'm partial to your autumn jewelry selections though!)

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  21. I just want to make a point about the seasonal color system: if you love something, you should wear it, and seasons be damned! A couple of weeks ago I heard someone say "Oh, I'm using all these cool colors in [craft project] because I love them so much, but I never get to wear them because I'm an autumn." PISH! I wish I'd spoken up and encouraged her to wear the colors she loves.

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  22. I have been identified as a winter and as an autumn at different times of my life. As I have grown grey, the grey/navy palette looks best on me; Silver is my new jewellery tone and I really enjoy wearing silver with blue stones as I have blue eyes.

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  23. Years ago I had the color analysis and it was decided that I am a "summer." To me that means medium soft colors with warm tones for my hazel green eyes and blonde/brown hair.


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  24. I have been told I'm a Winter on two different occasions, with about 25 years between them! However I am now taking part in an on-line course where the vote seems to be that warmer colours suit me and that I'm deep, soft and warm - which equates to Autumn. I tend to think that I'm a borderline case! lol I love Novica: both the idea behind it plus the lovely articles that they sell. Thank you for introducing me to them Janice!

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  25. Just recently found out I was an winter but it didn't really matter. 90% of my wardrobe is black. I add a touch of color with accessories which just happen to be 'winter' colors. Lovely giveaway.

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  26. Also a winter here and I stick to it for clothing, but not for accessories necessarily. Accessories are my chance to enjoy colors that don't look good in large doses next to my face.

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  27. I'm an Autumn. When I was much younger I hated it--I wanted really saturated brights to be "my" colors. But now I am happy wearing lots of browns, and incorporating my beloved saturated brights in smaller doses not so close to my face.

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  28. Well the quiz I just took told me I was a spring, but I'm not sure if I buy it. Based on what I would actually wear from above, I would say my taste leans toward summer or winter. But then again I never was one to follow style rules.

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  29. I have known for years that I am a Winter, but i have always loved colorful clothing & accessories without paying strict attention to their season. After realizing that I look and feel best in Winter colors, i have come full circle. Thanks to you and your blog for guiding me in paring down my wardrobe and choosing core basics and accent colors. It has made dressing fun and easier. I am a much more thoughtful shopper.

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  30. I'm a Bright Winter, and yes ... I love knowing that, although it confirmed what I knew all along, black and white are my fashion BFFs. Now that my hair is significantly gray I'm not getting the high contrast I want when wearing white so unheathered gray is being pressed into service.

    Do I follow fashion rules? Nope. I dress for my best self.

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  31. Winter here though I must be a borderline case as my classmates argued that cream suited me much better than bright white. I love winter colors so they are the largest part of my wardrobe. Not all of the colors work--burgundy, bright blue, bright Aqua, etc. Greens and reds are very tricky. I have to stay far, far away from most spring and fall colors.

    I love what Virginia is doing by varying her colors with the seasons. Mine change from spring/summer to fall/ winter. It was amazing how different my closet looked when I switched from Summer to Fall this year. It felt like a whole new wardrobe. Thanks Janice! My two seasonal wardrobes are really starting to click. Much better than the hodgepodge I lived with before I started reading your blog.
    Liz

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  32. I'm a summer, if I remember correctly, although I particularly like your winter selections

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  33. You may be a winter, Janice, however your discerning eye captures every season beautifully. Back in the day, I was categorized as an Autumn and could wear all colors appropriate for the season..today, it's soft autumn, medium toned colors only. As we age we stay true to our coloring pattern only use different hues.
    Thank you for all your hard work, Janice, and I too love Novice, the products, and the personal freedom the product line promotes.
    Have a very blessed holiday season.
    A faithful fan
    Pat

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  34. I am a Summer. As a teen, I would see other girls in colors that were so right for them, but as a "dishwater brown" (what a disparaging term!), I couldn't ever find colors that looked good on me. Then several years later, I came across the book "Color Me Beautiful" and learned that I was a Summer and also learned what colors looked good on me. I have only purchased Summer colors ever since. I have received tons of compliments about how the colors I wear are so flattering on me. Needless to say, I am faithful to my Summer Colors.

    P.S. I am not really interested in the drawing, but did want to comment about my experience with the Seasonal Color System.

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  35. Summer- 100% I've gone back and forth as to how much I stick to the season, and am currently in a "take the system as a set of principles" phase. I do like the way it helps in creating a cohesive look!

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  36. Summer and I feel best in those colors but have paired down my color choices over time and after moving to the northeast.

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  37. 'Color Me' is a reasonable concept but so is the 'hold it up to your face' method. Throw in the cosmetic counter and my head spins. Kudos to your common sense and good taste. Shopping choices and pulling an outfit from my closet are now exercises in having fun and in feeling confident. XO

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  38. I am a Soft Autumn. I think it's very accurate as far as colors go, though "my" colors can be very hard to find in business clothing, unless I wear beige all the time. Where I part company with color theory is the personality aspect of it that some experts like to go on and on about. You know: The Autumn woman is very natural and direct, the Soft Autumn woman embodies the gentle fading-summer light of early September by her loving and gracious presence, blah, blah, blah. That is hooey, IMHO, though the fact that I look like a corpse in black, white and fuchsia is not.

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  39. Summer here and they happen to be my favorite colors so it all works out well. Thanks to Janice I have started replacing my blacks with grey and navy, The black was starting to feel too harsh and I really needed the lessons on alternative neutrals! - Stephanie D.

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  40. I think I am a clear spring but it is hard to tell. I do like to wear the colors that showed up. Like an earlier commenter I am drawn to a lot of your winter selections, perhaps because in my case I don't wear a lot of gold.

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  41. Years ago I was determined to be an autumn. Now with white silvery hair, while I do still love autumn colors I find I need to wear them softened a bit. I seem to dance gently between those broken autumn colors and the spring colors now although I cannot do the palest pastels. I still need some color and it seems the rich berry colors work very well. After all of that, I have no idea which season I am now so I do a lot of testing and ultimately go with what makes me feel good. Thank Janice.

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  42. Thanks for your generosity and the draw! I'm not sure about seasons - I am sometimes told I'm an autumn and sometimes a winter. Mostly, I like the colours I like!

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  43. My sister was into this back in the 80s, and she told me I was a Spring. But that was a long time ago, so who knows?

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  44. I love the range of Autumn colours and believe they suit me best. I also think when I go grey, I will then drift into the spring colours. The 4 different examples of jewelry really illustrate the differences in the 4 colour ranges.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  45. I love every one of those jewelry collections! I wish I had had my color analysis done. I do own a lot of black and white but not necessarily because I know it's right for me-- I'm just lazy sometimes and I know I can mix and match easily with those neutrals. I throw in lots of different accessories, but I feel a bit scattered often when faced with clothing decisions. Clearly, I need the help your website gives! I'm learning a lot as a relatively new (last 4 months) reader. Thanks Janice!

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  46. I am so happy I found the Novica site - thanks to you!!! I prefer to wear handcrafted jewelry and sourcing this locally can be a challenge. I am a Summer, and more recently have discovered that I'm in the middle of the three phases of Summer, at that. This revelation finally explained why I looked not so great in the palest or dustiest versions of the summer range, but really shine in the brighter tones from that season. Thanks for all you do, Janice!!

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  47. I am a Winter, and I have found that to be accurate over the years. When I was a teen, I had a terrible case of the flu/strep and went to the doctor wearing a magenta blouse. He said I looked too good to be sick (although he believed me when he started the exam)! Most shades of yellow on my very best day, however, makes everyone want to go ahead and nudge me into a grave. :)

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  48. I'm a winter but sort of a mid-range one, I guess. I've never looked good in the icy colors, or the brights, or in high contrast, and temperamentally I'm drawn to the autumn colors though I can't actually wear anything gold or warm. My core colors are navy and chocolate accented with blue-greens -- all, of them, from soft jade to turquoise, to teal, to dark forest green. I wear mostly silver jewelry, but I like silver and gold the best -- it's just really hard to find pieces that I love and can afford.

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  49. In the 80s I was designated a Spring by two analysts. But over the years my skin tones have darkened. I am to the point now of using
    navy and grey basics and teal accents. A funny thing happened after my first cataract surgery. I now see colors again very vividly and some of my berries and pinks as well as most of my lipsticks really look gastly on me. I have some work to do.
    I love your blog. Mary Anne in San Diego


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    1. Sorry, it is ghastly.
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    2. " . . . after my first cataract surgery. I now see colors again very vividly . . . . " I've read that if your lens implants are clear, your color vision will be restored to what it was when you were 19 years old. (On the other hand, yellow-tinted implants are said to mimic the vision we had at age 55.) I for one would prefer that all of my body parts be restored to function (and look) as they did when I was 19. (And please wish me luck with my upcoming cataract surgery!)

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  50. Years ago I was analyzed as a winter. As I have aged and my hair has grayed, I find the strong colors to be overwhelming, and have decided that I am more of a summer. I have always preferred silver jewelry, which I have collected since my high school days. I love to browse the offerings at Novica, and would be delighted to win a gift card there.

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  51. I think I was an Autumn when I was younger - the earth tones looked very good on me - and I can still wear some now. However, with my silver hair I like the way I look good in the black and reds and rich purples of Winter. Since I've retired, I find myself wearing a lot more grey. And silver jewelry looks so much more striking on me than gold. However, I don't restrict myself to any one color scheme, except pastels - with exception of pink, I look too washed out in them.

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  52. I am a Winter. It seems to be a very popular color group here! I can wear the brighter Summer colors - especially if I have a little tan. As Lori says, shades of yellow, green, and orange make me appear sickly (at best). Thanks so much for the Common Wardrobe compilation and links. They are really helping me to accomplish a wardrobe cleansing that has been needed for years! I really enjoy your site.

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  53. I'm a "summer," which means that I should be wearing silver jewelry. But I wear gold instead. When I discovered my season 30 some years ago, I was already wearing a gold wedding band, and I had a few other pieces of gold jewelry that I loved. I know that many people successfully combine gold and silver jewelry (Janice, thinking of you!), but I like to keep things simple and wear only gold. (On the other hand, when it comes to colors for my clothes, I tend to stick with my season.)

    kris

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  54. Winter was the verdict many years ago and I've stayed true to that, other than for jewelry. I wear both gold and silver tones. As I age, though, I find that I'm softening my look a little and staying away from the high contrast outfits that used to suit me so well. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm headed to the Novica site after posting this comment.

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  55. I'm a true autumn. I'd rather be a dark autumn, but as I age I'm becoming a light autumn. I love your "eights" posts. Theresa

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  56. I am a true winter, and have known this for 45 or so years. Whenever I move away from that palette, it turns out THAT item is the one that never seems to get worn. I still look at everything, but the 'off' purchases are few and far between these days.

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  57. I'm a Summer - for awhile I ignored it and bought whatever struck my fancy. Over the past year I've begun curating my wardrobe to be smaller and I find myself graviating towards the Summer color pallete again.

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  58. I do not know what season I am, I have never tried to find out. I love the jewelry choices.

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  59. I was told I was a Summer, which I agreed with at the time. However, my hair has darkened over the years and is now turning silver, so don't know if I would test the same. I have defaulted to lots of black! Love the Novica site!

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  60. I think I'm a Soft Summer and/or Autumn. I seem to be able to wear both silver and gold, love a good medium gray and chocolate brown, have blue eyes and brown hair, look deathly in black, and look fantastic in teals and berries and blues. I can wear all colors of white very well, though I think *I* like it a touch on the cream side. In other words, my being born in November in the Southern U.S. fits my Summer/Autumn theory quite well, when my birthday is usually in the first week or two you have to wear long sleeves.

    Though I do like the jewelry and accessories you put in the summer better than the fall... hmmmmm.... *goes to browse Novica*

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  61. I'm a Bright Winter, so lots of jewel tones, clear bright colours, high contrast combinations like black and white. The capsules you have created are all beautiful, but I'd wear the Summer and Winter ones on a heartbeat...

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  62. I have never been sure what season I am although winter seemed the obvious one, since I had very dark hair and light skin with hazel eyes. With age and salt and pepper hair, I no longer think winter is necessarily the best choice. I just find it works better to tone things down a bit. I love Novica, which I learned about from you over the years, and have ordered many pieces from them.
    janie3

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  63. I would say Spring!! But Fall is such a close 2nd ;)

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  64. I am a Deep Autumn, where both gold and silver jewelry, and try to stick closely to my palette. But like others have said, I have seasonal wardrobes. My spring and fall wardrobes tend to be more colorful (salmon pink, navy blue and olive green for spring....browns, oranges and purples for fall). My summer and winter wardrobes are more neutral with pops of color. I have been doing 333 capsules for about 3 years now and love it!

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  65. I am very wedded to my summer but not sure whether I'm soft or cool. I waffle on that. I try to wear the lighter colors in summer but it's very mild here year round, and hard to find clothes in the right color/style/cut/size so I just wear what I have.

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  66. I was told Spring, but even if I didn't know that, I am drawn to the Spring palette you have put together. None of the others appeal to me.
    --LindaC

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  67. I am a French Spring !

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  68. I'm an Autumn, and I love some of the artists at Novica who do jewelry inspired by nature, especially elephants.

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  69. I'm definitely a summer! I don't own a single piece of gold jewelry -- only silver. I LOVE the summer jewelry shown here!

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  70. I used to be a winter--not sure now.

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  71. Thirty years ago I was told I was a Light Spring. Now as my hair has dulled, I find the bight Spring colors just too bright. I think I am 'Intriguing' a muted light warm mix of colors. Before I even try clothes on I waft them in front of the store mirror to see if they are too bight or too dark etc.. My value contrast level is medium and I am definitely warm. I don't wear jewellery except watch, wedding ring and glasses and they are all gold colored. Carol S

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  72. I am a summer and when I was young, only bought silver jewelry and cool colors. I am so borderline though that when I dyed my hair copper, I morphed into a spring. Stocked up on gold and changed my color palette. Now that I'm back to au naturale (complete with silver highlights!), I'm trying to convince my husband that I should be replacing all my old, gold jewelry. :D

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  73. Yes, I'm definitely a summer. Love white gold, and I was definitely drawn to your summer jewelry the most. Thanks Janice for your generous giveaway.

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  74. I'm told I'm a summer. Meh. I know when a color looks good on me. I don't need to be labeled. The pieces you have presented above are colors I wear, so that's on point.

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  75. I'm a winter also, but learning that many years ago just confirmed what I already knew about what colors look good on me. I've been fortunate to be able to wear the colors I enjoy even has my hair is changing from dark brown to white/silver. Thanks for introducing me to Novica--loved those winter earrings so much I bought them!

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  76. Years ago, I was told I was a "spring", but I never felt right in those colors. Recently, I've come to find out I am a "soft summer" and I do feel much better in those colors. In spite of that, I still gravitate to the Autumn colors, it's my favorite season.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I was told I'm a summer, which works out well for me since the colors I like most fall in that palette. I tend to be drawn to silver more than gold jewelry, so I'm loving the summer collection you did.

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  78. I am a Winter and closely identify with my winter colors - my favorites are the crayon colors "red-purple" and "blue-green." But, my wardrobe is very black, white and gray.

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  79. So long as the colors I'm wearing are basically cool undertones, I'm happy. I think I'm leaning more to winter than summer, but I don't restrict myself strictly to winter. I actually preferred the summer jewelry you posted to the winter set...

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  80. I'm a summer, and I thought your summer pieces were gorgeous. I wear lots of misty grays, blues, sages, with the occasional splash of yellow or fuschia. Your posts are so helpful, Janice...

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  81. I thought I was a winter, but got autumn on the Color Me Beautiful quick quiz. The summer set of jewelry is lovely.

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  82. I believe I was categorized as a winter, but looking at your post I'm definitely a summer!! Gorgeous-ness for all seasons!

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  83. I am a classic Autumn redhead, best in rust and amber, most shades of green, deep red, chocolate browns.

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  84. I'm a summer. I love the summer colors. Keeping black out of the wardrobe is difficult however. But silver jewelry! Always! Gold messes with my skin tone in the most unflattering ways. The summer pieces in this post are amazing!

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  85. I am a Warm Autumn. All the jewelry you have selected for Autumn would suit me well, especially the necklace as I'm very fine-boned. Would really love to see more posts related to seasonal colours.

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  86. Self-assessed summer here, and conveniently, those are the colors--with few exceptions--I'm attracted to. I appreciate your work on this blog--so much good thinking and such a good eye for colors. Thank you! (And I'm a lover of Munro shoes as well, btw)

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  87. I am definitely a Fall but look great in black as my canvas color accented with bronze, red, teal, or gold. I love Novica; I have several necklaces, bracelets, and belts purchased through them. The items come beautifully packaged and with a note from the creator of the item. My son has now followed in my footsteps as a Novica lover by purchasing earrings and an Alpaca scarf for his girlfriend. We feel it's important to support their artisans!

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  88. I am a Winter! Thank you so much for this contest - love your blog!

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  89. I could never figure out what season I am! I just wear what I like and what I feel good in.

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  90. Back in the day I was cast as an Autumn...but in my opinion, I look realy aweful in anything warm toned. Of all the Autumn colors, mustard gold/yellow is the worst! I think I'm generally a Winter, although I can wear most colors as long as they are cool toned.

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  91. Trying again to leave a post. Love your site. I am a winter.

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  92. Love the seasonal topics and I love your choices for the winter collection.

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  93. I am an Autumn, but I don't let it rule my wardrobe. From time to time, I will buy a very bright t-shirt, just for fun.

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  94. I 'had my colors done' a few years ago and learned I was an autumn. Since then I've mostly purged the black from my wardrobe and incorporated lots of browns and orangy shades. My husband continually comments that I've never looked lovelier so obviously the change in color was a good thing. ;)

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  95. I'm an autumn and I do like wearing my colors, but I also love wearing black. For years I didn't allow myself to wear it because it's not my color, but now I've decided the heck with that! I'm going to wear what I love. So black is back.

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  96. I'm currently attempting a wardrobe overhaul (and purge) using the "from scratch" and common core wardrobes, and trying to follow what I think is my season - a "soft summer", with very fair pink skin, blue-gray eyes, and medium brown hair. My favorite colors are the clear vibrant cool colors and I look washed out in pastels, so I favor the deeper and clearer shades, like turquoise, raspberry, periwinkle, and salmon pink. But as I am trying to work in some lighter colors as I can see in Vivienne's capsules how much visual interest is gained from utilizing a range of values.

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  97. Definitely a winter, and I get the most compliments in jewel tones - especially now that I'm sporting a head full of silver!

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  98. I think I am light summer with spring influence - I found such term.I just noticed that summer colours are too cool for me and some spring colours are too warm.I also love theory to choose colours of wadrobe according colour of hair,eyes and skin.

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  99. As a teenager, I was told that I was both a summer and a winter. However, I disagree, I think that I am an Autumn. I have the coloring of both Mariah Carey and Vanessa Williams. However, I can't shop religiously according to the Autumn season. Most colors for plus sized women are only black, navy, and grey in stores. However, I do buy warm colors whenever I can, particularly near my face.

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  100. I am an autumn. I wear other colors sometimes, but try to wear a scarf or top in my autumn colors near my face.

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  101. Bought brown quartz earrings from Novica recently. Love the jewelry and the idea behind it. Thanks so much for the tip.

    I am a Bright Spring trying to curate four distinct seasonal wardrobes. As a child, I always used the Magenta color crayon from the 64 box first. Using deep chocolate brown, light warm navy, golden camel and ivory neutrals with bright tomato red, deep coral, sour apple green, vivid turquoise, and red-violet accents keeps everything fresh. Turquoise and coral don't feel right for winter, but tomato red and sour apple green sure brighten the holidays! Deb in Kentucky

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  102. I'm a Bright Winter and have been for more than 20 years. The few times I've strayed slightly out of my preferred colors, those clothes always end up getting very little wear as they never seem quite right.

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  103. I was determined to be a soft autumn. Since that includes many of the colors I love, I've been happy with that palette but am not defined entirely by it. Bottomline, I wear the colors that make me happy and that I feel good wearing.

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  104. After taking a few of quizzes available online to determine your season, I'm definitely either a Summer, Autumn, or Winter...which should tell you something about the quizzes available online. Compounding the confusion are the Deep, Warm, Bright, etc. designations, which left me unsure of my own eye color. All that to say, I know what appeals to me, but have no idea how it makes me look.

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  105. I'm winter-ish, with some changes coming as I go grey. I've sort of instinctively know what works or doesn't.

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  106. I have no idea what my season is! I have always worn black and red and some shades of blue. I have blue eyes. I do wear some warm colors as well. I do appreciate your blog so much. Thanks!

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  107. I'm a spring and I love it--it's definitely me! :-)

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  108. Summer is my season and I do feel aligned to it.
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