Not colors for the faint of heart, but another example of how combining warm and cool colors is not just possible, but potentially a striking and memorable personal style statement. ... View the Post
Archives for December 2012
December 2012 - Page 2 of 2
A perfect example of combining warm and cool colors successfully! ... View the Post
Yes, you probably could find an emerald this color... ... View the Post
One thing we know for a fact: there will NOT be fashion police, running around the world with Pantone swatches, enforcing the "fidelity" of every green item that's manufactured during 2013.
And for us, that's good news, because this means that there will be a variety of... interpretations... of "emerald" available to purchase. If the authentic emerald isn't your best green, you will still have lots of options available, if you choose to explore the possibilities of green in your wardrobe. ... View the Post
To great fanfare, 2013's "color of the year" has been announced, and it's the very easy-to-wear emerald! Emerald's particularly "neutral" to most capsule wardrobes, because it's a perfect balance of yellow and blue i.e. a perfect balance of warm and cool. This means, theoretically, that pretty much everybody should be able to wear it without looking ghastly...
First off, let me make it perfectly clear that if you don't LIKE green (okay, LOVE it), you don't have to participate in this little marketing-driven pseudo-trend. Green becomes the color of the year when everybody is TOLD that it's the color of the year, and then they all buy it, and voila, the prediction comes true. Heaven knows that I didn't participate in ... View the Post
December 8, 2012
My commenters are the most insightful people... Yesterday, someone pointed out that, to her, having 33 pieces of clothing didn't seem like a big sacrifice - it in fact felt like a lot of clothing to her. And she continues by asking me - is this a cultural thing?Well, I know people who have over 200 tee shirts. Over 100 pair of jeans. Over 100 pair of shoes. More than a dozen handbags. Who buy 2 or 3 items a week, EVERY week, although when you do the math, you can clearly see that they're not wearing 10% of what they ALREADY have...
The average American DISPOSES of 68 pounds of textiles per year. Yea, this includes towels and bedding, but it's still a LOT of stuff... and that doesn't even touch the huge ... View the Post
You don't need to make teeny pictures in order to create a Project 333 capsule wardrobe for yourself; a list will do just fine...
It would, of course, be possible to print these images and then "check them off" as each ensemble was worn. But the point, ultimately, is NOT to have an infinite number of different outfits, but rather to have just enough choices to be able to quit shopping and move on to more rewarding activities!
And of course, 208 is NOT exhaustive... but it would get me well into July, so I just plain quit finding new combinations. I think after 6 months, I will be ready to ditch cashmere, tweed and velvet! ... View the Post
December 6, 2012
I set up my collapsible clothing rack (this very portable baby), and started pulling garments out of the closet, and onto the rack, in order to isolate the 33 that are going to be my wardrobe for the first three months of 2013.My priorities: 1. My favorite stuff must be here! 2. It could get cold... (I say this after being able to sleep with the window open most of this week) 3. I've got to look appropriate for work, probably a serious meeting or two, and my leisure time.
Here we go!
Janice ... View the Post
Lest you thought that red was not going to work with warm colors... ... View the Post