Saturday, 5 October 2013

Do we really need new clothes...

I don't have a lot of clothes but I have enough but I still have many many days when I go to the wardrobe and feel that there is nothing in there for me to wear. Something that I might have worn last week I now feel is not right for me. I have been know to cull my wardrobe and get rid of a load of items and then regret it weeks later when I wonder where the item has gone. Then I remember that it went in the cull and I cant for the life of me remember why!

Maybe its how I feel about myself that day or maybe its because the colour just doesn't look right. I have been on a forum about wearing your "colours". Its very interesting and I am wondering if this is the reason why I don't always like what I see in the wardrobe or indeed the mirror. I tend to wear a lot of greys ranging from dark charcoal to light soft grey. Until I looked at this forum I hadn't really thought about what unites my clothes and makes them come together. I think that after working out that I am a warm Autumn that I can see how using your colours could bring everything together and make some sense out of it all. If I added golds and mustards and warm browny corals and touches of olive green then I  could see that my wardrobe would work better. So I have decided that when I am out shopping now that I will buy scarves and gloves in my chosen colours and start from there. I certainly notice the difference when I put different cardigans on as to how my eyes suddenly look really dark green and my hair looks a warmer shade of gold blond. My skin seems to look better too.

It could make going to the wardrobe each morning and pleasure and less clothes will end up all over the bed and the floor.

Do you know your own colours and do you use them in your wardrobe?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Body Image

Im very low maintenance. Do my own nails, my own hair, love shopping for amazing bargins on ebay. I don't do labels at all. Never have. My makeup lasts a long time and I buy whatever suits...expensive or cheap. Use a baby wipe in the morning to take off last nights makeup, a bit of moisturiser and makeup, wash hair, blow dry and im done.....or am I???
I love style but not so much fashion. I like to work with my body shape which is a tall hourglass. I like to look relaxed in my clothes rather than trying to hard. I think I achieve this but sometimes I look at what I have on and think it looks great and then I can look again hours later and think "What on earth was I thinking". Its still the same outfit but the way I see myself has changed. This can be influenced by seeing another woman who I think looks better than me or just catching a glimpse of myself in a mirror and then judging myself.  Do most women think like this or is it just me?