Treat Yourself!

I took a lot of time off to work on me.

I was dealing with fear of the unknown, panic attacks, sleepless nights, and constant uncertainty. It got to the point where I knew I couldn’t continue without help, so I found a therapist.

After many sessions of hashing out why I couldn’t sleep at night, the panic attacks I experienced, and my life circumstances, I was told I had Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and, as it turns out, runs in my family. My grandma has it, my mom has it, and now I have it.

I was too nervous about medication, so I avoided it at all costs. My therapist and I worked through pretty much my whole life, and I learned a lot about what drove my anxieties and how to manage them in a healthy way.

We talked about the subconscious, thought-stopping, and how panic attacks only last around 10-15 minutes and were not life-threatening. During the attacks, however, I always felt I was going to suffer a heart attack. Naturally, a lot of people who experience panic attacks feel the same way.

I cannot begin to express how encouraging it was to simply put a name to my experience and realize I was not alone. Even though GAD is something I will have to manage my whole life, I can learn tools to cope with the experience and still have a fulfilling life.

It took quite a while before the tools I learned actually began to take effect. It really wasn’t until I started to take control of my life that I felt I was starting to improve. I decided that my next course of action was to apply to law school, which, as I quickly learned, takes some time!

I joined the Law School Admissions Council, signed up for the LSAT, bought some study materials and off I went! The time it took in between studying and waiting for the test to approach felt like forever.

In between those periods, I noticed my anxiety would surface more, because I felt it wasn’t happening soon enough and I was afraid I would get stuck. However, what helped me the most in dealing with my anxiety, was to picture that subconscious anxious part of myself as a little 4-year-old me. I learned to talk to her gently, reassuringly, and calmly. I may have needed to repeat myself to her a few times before she would quiet down, but she always would without fail. The more I practiced this, the less time it took for me to calm myself.

So, I got an okay-ish score on the first go-around of the LSAT, but I have signed up for the next one and am surely not giving up! I know this is what I want for myself and I know I will end up there. As for the school, I’m just aiming for the best one I can get into.

It’s been a few months since I’ve last seen my therapist, as I’ve found my ability to gain my strength back and “walk on my own”, so to speak. Overall, I saw him for just about one year and learned so much about myself. If anyone feels uncertain about therapy and maybe is on the fence, as I was for a period of time, I say go for it. It was one of the best things I did!

Self-work, self-care, and healing are incredibly important and need to be a priority in our crazy action-filled lives. Don’t wait til the last minute to take care of yourself! It is not a shame to seek help. The time I took off to heal myself will stay with me my whole life.

Please feel free to share your experiences below!

As always, thanks for reading!~

Alexzandra, CIC

 

 

 

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Spring Cleaning Updates~

Hello all!

I know I’ve been gone, but I’m back and figured it’s time for an update!

I’ve read through some comments and will be updating the Dressing your truth Style Questionnaire and adding more posts for you to look forward to!

Just in case you’re interested, my hiatus has been spent figuring out my future, what I want my life to look like, and where I’m headed. All will be shared in a post soon so keep your eyes peeled for that if you wanna know!

For those who’ve read, commented, liked, and followed, I love you all and am grateful for you! Please continue to read, comment, like, share, and follow! This blog is built for all sorts of discussions on seasonal color analysis, DYT, beauty, fashion, pugs, and all things pink and glittery!

I look forward to hearing more from you guys (please don’t take offense; I call everyone/everything “guys”)!

As always, thanks for reading!

-Alexzandra, CIC

What’s Your Undertone?

When it comes to makeup and clothes, it’s very important to understand color. If you want to look your best, you’ll want to make sure you’re picking the right colors to compliment your coloring.

And just how do you do that, you might ask?

Well, I went on a mission through various websites, books, and videos so you don’t have to! Take this easy and quick quiz below!

When it comes to undertones, the common idea out there is that there are three different ones: cool, warm, and neutral. Personally, I think of undertones as a scale, one end being warm and the other cool, with neutral in the middle. Even then, I notice that neutral people either learn more toward one side than another.

Without further adieu, here’s how to find out which one you lean towards!

 

1. Look at your veins in natural light. Are the more blue or more green? Use blue and green color swatches or items to help you if you’re struggling.

a. More blue

b. More green

c. A mix of both, in between

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2. What happens to your skin in the sun?

a. I burn fast

b. I tan fast

c. A mix of both

 

For the next few ones, try and get other people’s opinions on them, because you can be used to wearing a certain one and might not be able to see if it’s actually flattering or not.

 

3. What type of jewelry looks better on you? Hold them up to your chest or wrist. (compliments your natural coloring, makes your skin glow).

a. Silver

b. Gold

c. Both look just as good.

 

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Never mind my old yet incredibly comfortable slippers…

4. What color looks best on you? Which do you naturally gravitate toward for most of your life?

a. Cool Pink

b. Orange

c. Both look nice.

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5. My favorite one! If you’re a makeup addict like me, you will have warm and cool-toned makeup lying around. On one side of your face, apply a cool eye shadow (cool purple, cool grey, cool pink, cool blue, silver), a cool blush (berry, cool pink, rose), and a cool lipstick to half of your lip (purples, berries, cool pinks, rose). On the other half of your face, apply warm-toned eye shadow (olive green, brown, brick, orange, gold), warm blush (peach, terracotta, bronze, melon, orange coral), and a warm lipstick (terracotta, brick red, peach, coral). Compare the two sides and see which makes your skin look clearer, your eyes brighter, and looks like the color is emanating from within.

a. The cool side for sure!

b. The warm side for sure!

c. They both look equally good!

Below is my example, cool on the left and warm on the right (I didn’t blend it very well, just enough to get the color on and make it obvious).

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Which do you think is better on me? Which side smooths my skin and looks the most natural? (Note, I was using very warm lighting–not natural at all but you should DEFINITELY use natural lighting for accurate results!)

 

Results!

Mostly A’s? You’re a cool tone! You look best in cool colors like green, blue, purple, pink, and grey. Silver compliments your skin perfectly. You should avoid warm tones like yellow, orange, brown, and gold.

 

Mostly B’s? You’re a warm tone! You look best in warm colors like orange, yellow, peach, coral, olive green, and brown. For jewelry, gold suits you best. You should avoid cool tones, like blue, purple, pink, grey, and green.

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Mostly C’s? You’re a neutral! You look equally good in both cool and warm tones, so you can pretty much wear either. If you notice that you picked maybe one warm or cool option (a or b) instead of a neutral (c), then perhaps you favor or lean to that one more than the other. For example, mostly c’s but one or two b’s, you’d be a neutral that favors warm tones. For mostly c’s and one or two a’s, you’re a neutral that favors cool tones.

 

There you have it! Let me know what your results were and if you have any questions!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

~Alexzandra, CIC

Work is Life

Uuuuuugh. I’m completely burnt out from working retail jobs that do nothing for me! I want to follow my passion and pursue a career that I love, but I don’t know exactly what that looks like!

There are things I love, like reading, crafting, gardening, makeup–but how can I turn those into a career that support me? I’m 23, out of college, and don’t have any idea what I’m doing with my life!

And why is that so taboo to say in our society? I believe that most people my age don’t know what they are doing/going to do and don’t have a plan. I don’t think this is such a negative thing, as it is more of a symptom or “sign of the times”. We’ve been placed into an education system that doesn’t teach us to follow our skills and passions, but rather to conform and be good at all subjects. It’s like demanding someone who’s natural gifts and abilities are in art to also excel in math and science (which some people can, and that’s great, but I’m speaking to those of us who have more specified skills and desires). I don’t believe we are all cut out to be good in all things, but excelling in our chosen fields.

I wish I had done that when I was younger, then perhaps I’d have more of an idea of what I’m actually good at instead of feeling mediocre at everything. I don’t find myself standing out in much of anything.

We’ve been taught that our passions won’t get us anywhere, or we’re not good enough at them, or they won’t support us. I refuse to believe that now. I believe that if we are passionate about it, we will naturally excel in it and find ways to support ourselves.

So, now it’s about finding what I’m passionate about.I used to think that was fashion, but since being in the fashion world, I dread it! I don’t mind creating my own items to wear every now and then, but even that’s more about the creative aspect of design rather than retail and gross manufacturing.

I have an idea, things that I’ve always loved to do and what I fill all of my free time with. For me, that’s making crafts, doing others (and my own) makeup, singing, reading, and following DYT (dressing your truth).

Now I’m going to pursue those, and I encourage you to follow yours!

Wish me luck!

As always, thanks for reading!

Alexzandra, CIC

I’m a Type 1!

Sooooooo I got to have a small chat with Carol Tuttle on her Facebook page, and I opened up to her about my frustration with not figuring out which type I am, thinking I have been each one at certain points in my DYT experience, and not seeing myself fully as one type more than another. Lo and behold, she responded!

She told me that what I was experiencing was typical for a type 1 woman, “jumping” from type to type as soon as we see something new in ourselves that makes us think, “well maybe I am this type because my eyes do this”, or “maybe I’m this type because I like to relax a lot and am lazy”. Whatever the excuse may be, I was doing exactly that! I had gotten so lost in going back and forth and seeing something new in myself that would make me change my mind.

I work in sales, so when I had days when I was more anti-social and not wanting to talk to anyone, I would think I’m definitely more introverted and that meant I was in no way a type 1 or 3 since they are deemed more “extroverted”. I would get stuck and try to look back at my facial features since I knew that was the most telling about which type I was, but I would focus on certain features instead of the overall expression. It seemed as if I needed a fresh perspective to see something I wasn’t!

So, I joined the Guess My Type Facebook group and posted a variety of pictures of me, smiling and not smiling. Most of the feedback I got were that people saw type 1 with a secondary 4, or a secondary 2. I was surprised, because I hadn’t even considered type 1 in my face. I saw lots of type 2, because that’s what I had programmed myself to see. I had been dressing as a type 2 for about a year, and never felt that it connected with me but thought that it was the closest to how I saw myself so there wasn’t another option!

Then, in my dismay, I talked to Carol. She pointed out how my facial features were beautifully expressing type 1 movement and how that was the most important factor in determining your type. I was amazed! But, as soon as it was pointed out to me, I saw it. I saw the circles and star points that I previously glanced over. It was as if the blinders were pulled off of my eyes! Then I remembered my childhood, and how I naturally expressed the type 1 “dreamer girl” and was attracted to type 1 colors and designs. I remembered how I would play dress up and change my character every day, one day a princess and the next a cowboy. I remembered all the backlash I received as a child about who I was, and how that caused me to bury parts of myself, beyond my own control. And I remembered how I wanted to be someone else, and how in 6th grade I made a point of deciding that I was going to be someone else, and ever since then, I’ve been living in my secondary energy and was blind to who I really was.

Revolutionary! I had continually compromised myself for others, to make them happy, and lost myself in the process. This has all helped me realize how important it is to stay true to yourself, and to love yourself despite what anyone else says.

So, long story short, I’m a type 1! And I couldn’t be more excited to dive into this possibility.

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My first Type 1 purchase, round shiny gold earrings and a sunlight yellow dress with round designs, both from Forever 21! (I used to never wear gold, or yellow!)

Thanks for reading! Share with me your DYT experience!

~Alexzandra CIC

New ‘Do, New You!

I’m in the market for a new haircut and style, and I’ve been in a rut for a while now. I have what is considered to be a round, soft face which adds difficulty to the situation. It seems that very few haircuts actually flatter a round face! And I’m not talking about Ginnifer Goodwin round, that seems roundly shaped with tight skin and pixie features, I’m talking drapey skin, fuller cheeks, bigger nose, tiny hooded eyes, slightly textured skin round face. Believe me, I would love it if I had pixie features, but that just doesn’t exist on my face!

Through all of my research, I came across pictures of various hairstyles, from pixies to “lobs” to super long hair. I have medium length hair right now, and it bores me to pieces. I had a pixie and I loved it, although I received tons of negative feedback saying that it wasn’t right for my face. I’ve also had long hair down to my butt, and I did get lots of compliments with it, but the same bore factor bothered me about it. I want something edgier that also compliments my facial features!

“They” recommend adding vertical height to minimize a round face, long straight hair to blanket the cheeks, side-swept bangs, and de-emphasizing the sides of the face by avoiding haircuts that end at the jawline, meaning no rounded one-length bobs.

Some of the recommended hairstyles:

I decided to go through old pictures of me since I’ve pretty much tried every hairstyle in the book, to see what really worked for me and what didn’t. To help compare, I created a collage of pictures to show the wide range of lengths and bang styles I’ve tried. Something I noticed from this was that medium length hair accentuates my roundness and doesn’t flatter me as well as either really long or really short hair does!

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The various stages of Alexzandra~

I love the super long, and I love the super short. Right now, I’m in the middle, so the question is, should I go super short, or super long?

Which do you prefer with my face shape? What’s your favorite in the collage? Please let me know, as I appreciate any and every feedback!

Help a girl out of a rut, would ya?

Keep in mind, the one of me with long hair on here also has the straight blunt bang, which is also “not good” for my face shape.

As always, thanks for reading!

~Alexzandra, CIC

Lessons I’ve learned from Relationships

This is different from my normal posts, but ever so necessary.

Okay, so a slight disclaimer, this is more detailing my experiences in relationships than “right” and “wrong”, so please don’t take it personally!

Let’s all have a laugh together about how messy, complicated, yet rewarding relationships can be.

So I’ve dated quite a handful of guys, from various backgrounds and personalities. I’m not saying this to try and showcase my experience, but to hopefully find some common ground in our life stories!

I’ve gotten my heart broken multiple times and even broken some hearts along the way to finding love, and boy has it had it’s ups and downs.

After a bitter breakup and lots of nights spent crying, I decided to write a list of lessons I’ve learned from my relationships, in hopes that I would learn my lessons and not repeat them again in the future! Going back and re-reading these has shown me that they’ve certainly been true in my life, and I hope you can either find some good ‘ol advice or just laugh at them along with me.

So, here goes:

  1. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. There are always hidden skeletons somewhere, whether hidden motives or actual skeletons.
  2. If you’re uncertain about marrying them/being with them, you’re probably right. Follow your gut.
  3. NOTICE RED FLAGS.
  4. If he/she makes you feel low about yourself, leave them. They’re not good for you or themselves.
  5. There needs to be physical attraction and sexual chemistry. It can’t be all there is, but it needs to exist. Unless you want a strictly platonic or nonsexual relationship.
  6. If you feel he/she’s being shady and hiding things from you, he/she is.
  7. You’ve got to know what you’re willing to put up with in a relationship. You also have to know what you want.
  8. How is their relationship with their parents? Siblings? Relatives? Pay attention.
  9. Are they self-sufficient and independent, or at least trying to be?
  10. Are they a flirt? Do they seek attention from the opposite sex?
  11. Check previous sexual history, and be open about yours. And STDs?
  12. Make sure you actually love them, instead of just settling because it’s comfortable and/or you’re lonely.
  13. What are their future goals? Are they similar to yours? Are they ambitious?
  14. Do they give off a creepy/dangerous vibe that you may have mistaken for charm? Run.
  15. Ask your family and friends for their opinion. They always have the best in mind for you.
  16. Do you have similar interest? You need something to connect on. DO NOT change yourself to foster a connection!
  17. Do they blame others? Call them crazy or insane? Not take responsibility?
  18. Notice how many close friends they have of the opposite sex (no.10).
  19. Are they super clingy? Freaks out if you don’t respond right away? Insecure?
  20. All those times that he says he/she’s sorry and is going to change–all lies. He/she will never change. They will unconsciously keep breaking your heart until the real problem is dealt with.
  21. How do they treat animals? Actually quite telling.
  22. How do they act when angry/upset, disappointed or stressed? Key character signs.
  23. If they try to convince you to do more sexually than you are comfortable with, leave or establish concrete boundaries. Most of the time if they don’t care and keep pushing, they don’t truly care or respect you, no matter how many times they may say they do.
  24. Beware of magnetism. They usually are always bad and will break your heart.
  25. Pay attention to their moral and religious beliefs. Do they match yours? Do they practice what they preach?
  26. If you’re uncomfortable about something, speak up. Make sure they respect you and your opinion. Don’t be a doormat.
  27. Don’t lose yourself in a relationship. You’ve both gotta be healthy and independent individuals.
  28. Be aware of your insecurities and the roles they play in your relationships. Seek healing, instead of feeding, your insecurities.
  29. Find someone who makes you a better person.
  30. Always get to know them first before investing your heart.
  31. Do they have a superiority complex?
  32. Find someone who takes care of themselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Do the same.
  33. Always wear a condom.
  34. Where does he/she seek validation from? Notice where you seek it as well.
  35. Do they beg you to change your mind or opinion on something important? They should respect your opinions, even if they don’t agree.
  36. Don’t use people. Physically or emotionally. And don’t let them use you, respect yourself.
  37. Do they run from commitment?
  38. See how you fit into their family. They may be yours someday.
  39. Do they make you feel bad about your past mistakes?
  40. Do they make up excuses to not see you? Know the difference between normal and excessive.
  41. Are they as invested in the relationship as you are?
  42. Don’t settle.
  43. If you want to just be friends, say something and be direct. If they don’t respect you for that and/or gets pushy, kick ’em to the curb (no.26).
  44. Does he/she only want sex? It might be better to hold off on sex until an emotional commitment is formed to you and the relationship if you want something more.
  45. Make sure they genuinely care about you, not what you give them.
  46. Are they dependent upon drugs, alcohol, sex?
  47. Have they ever had a job? Work ethic?
  48. Always be upfront and honest with your feelings!
  49. Don’t dump someone through social media.
  50. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a decision about them. Taking your time for self-reflection is necessary.
  51. Make sure there’s romance (if you’re into that sort of thing).
  52. Don’t get lost in fantasies about the future. It could blind you to the warning signs right now (no. 3).
  53. Take the time to take care of yourself, hang out with family and friends, let them be there for you.
  54. Get to know their flaws. Know yours.
  55. True friends care about you enough to express their concerns, even if it may hurt you. Listen.
  56. Keep your eyes open for manipulation. Never let someone manipulate you.
  57. If they always put the argument back on you and don’t take responsibility, don’t let them blame you or pull you under (no. 17).
  58. How is their self-esteem?
  59. If they are not seeking professional help for something serious (and it’s within their means), they don’t want to change.
  60. Do you really want a child just like them?
  61. Don’t let them isolate you. That is not loving or respectful.
  62. Do they talk bad about your friends and family?
  63. Are they a whole different person around their friends?
  64. How does he/she talk about you when you’re not there?
  65. Don’t ever let someone call you names, and don’t call them any either. Mutual respect.
  66. Are your economic status’ similar? It may cause problems down the road if there’s too much of a gap.
  67. Do they try to control you? That’s not love!
  68. Learn about their genetic traits and potential risk of diseases that run in the family.
  69. Once a cheater always a cheater.
  70. Where are you located on their list of priorities?
  71. Do they take you out to meet their friends and family?
  72. If you let them booty-call you, that’s all you’ll ever be to them.
  73. You are a precious jewel. If someone ever tries to rob you, steal you, cheat you, or lie to you, they are undeserving of you.
  74. Do you fight a lot? Do your issues ever get resolved? Take responsibility for your part, but if they don’t, they still need to mature. The relationship is more important than being right or wrong.
  75. Are they overly jealous/possessive?
  76. Don’t ever lay hands on them in malice, and don’t ever let them do it to you.
  77. You have to both accept each other fully and practice forgiveness to have a healthy relationship.
  78. Are they still talking about their ex? They may still be hung up on them.
  79. Wait for someone who you  can see yourself in their eyes. Mutual souls understand each other and make a great match.
  80. If you’re a believer, know their zodiac sign (this has always been spot on for me).

Talking about relationships can go on forever! They are complicated and diverse because humans are complicated and diverse. But, they are necessary, and help us to learn more about ourselves so we can grow more compassionate and understanding.

I hope you found this to be good advice, or at least entertaining as I ranted about my experiences!

I’m going to stop it here, and if I learn more I’ll certainly let you know 😉

Thanks for reading!

~Alexzandra, CIC

My DYT Journey

Update time!

So, I follow Carol Tuttle on Facebook and watch all of her live feeds whenever possible.

If you’ve been reading my posts about my DYT experience, you know that I have gone through much confusion trying to see my true self. I have gone back and forth with every type, seeing little bits of them all here and there and seeing something new in myself that would change my perspective.

It wasn’t really until last night when Carol posted a video “Speed Typing” some followers who submitted pictures of themselves that something clicked with me. Per usual, Carol set the scene by disclaiming that those who were struggling seeing their type could actually be struggling with a tendency to avoid uncomfortable emotions, not willing to take control of their lives out of fear, or simply afraid to commit to one type, which could result from many other issues.

Then she went on to type about 30 people, most of them ending up as type 1’s, and Carol explained that type 1’s have a tendency to change their minds about which type they can be because they see all of the types within themselves, and in regards to facial features, they can see multiple type features which leads to them changing their minds about which type they are!

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It was as if Carol was explaining my tendencies to myself, especially when she mentioned Marcy’s DYT experience as a Type 1 Beauty Expert. Even then, after all of this confirmation, I still waver and think, “Well maybe I’m a type 2 because my eyes do this…”, or “Maybe I’m a type 4 because I have really pale/porcelain skin…”. Whatever it may be, I seem to be expressing type 1 even in my tendency to not commit to being a type 1!

After watching this video and my eyes opening to this possibility, I see type 1 tendencies all around me! In my decor (bright and animated!), in my room (which is very messy!), in the colors I gravitate to (mostly pink and light blue!), my iPhone case which i decorated in light pink, blue, and purple gems with sparkly stars, my varying hobbies (painting, music, movies, jewelry, fashion, beauty, reading, etc.), my inability to choose a career because there are too many options I’d like to pursue, and of course, my undying love for pug dogs which seem pretty type 1 to me!

I hadn’t considered being a type 1 before because I struggle with anxiety, including social anxiety, which makes me feel like I can’t express myself to others and therefore not “social” or “life of the party”/”outgoing” enough. I’ve come to realize that I am that way on the inside once I let go of my fears, simply relax and be myself. When it comes to my secondary, who even knows! Possibly a 2, or 4, or even 3, although I don’t see myself as that high of energy!

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So, if you’re a fan of DYT and aren’t following Carol on Facebook, I would highly recommend it because Carol provides lots of help and tips through her page. That’s coming from someone who’s read two of her books multiple times, watched her YouTube videos repeatedly, bought the DYT course and exhausted every other option possible!

Let me know what you think, and tell me about your journey with DYT!

Or maybe I’m a type…..

~Alexzandra, CIC

 

Seasonal Color Analysis Update

Hello Readers!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I deeply apologize! Life since graduating college has been intense to say the least. I now work two jobs and am a Certified Image Consultant, which I’m very proud of!

I also got analyzed by Lora Alexander at Pretty Your World–website here. She’s creating the new ColorBreeze System, using 22 different seasonal categories you can be assessed as. These are: clear winter, cool winter, deep winter, toasted soft winter, smokey soft winter, clear spring, light spring, warm spring, sunlit soft spring, dusty soft spring, cool summer, light summer, sunlit soft summer, dusty soft summer, toasted soft summer, smokey soft summer, warm autumn, deep autumn, dusty soft autumn, toasted soft autumn, sunlit soft autumn, smokey soft autumn.

They all can go back to the Munsell color system, and if you’d like a better explanation, please go visit her site! She can explain it much better than myself. I chose to be analyzed by Lora and her new ColorBreeze System to see where I’d fit in a more updated seasonal color analysis system and I greatly respect her work.

I sent her as many well-lit photos from a professional camera as I could, wearing various colors and also including one of how I wear my makeup. After a couple of days and much anticipation, I was analyzed as a Dusty Soft Summer in her ColorBreeze System!

Now, before I had some idea that I was probably a summer season, but it never felt entirely correct. I wore a lot of cool summer colors but felt that it didn’t connect with me. I ended up feeling more confused and possibly more neutral than cool, as I had thought.

A Dusty Soft Summer in Lora Alexander’s ColorBreeze System is slightly more cool than warm, medium-light in value, and muted in clarity, although the dominant characteristic is softness. Lora gave me a mini-booklet to describe my season, including hair, makeup, and styling tips as well as my color palette! It was all very wonderful. She also included a picture of me from a virtual makeover she’d done to show me what makeup looks good.

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Viola!

As always, let me know what you think!

~Alexzandra, CIC

OOTD: Summertime in White

What better day to wear my breezy white lace dress than in this summer heat?

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I paired this lace Hollister dress with my navy booties from Justfab, a site that I absolutely adore, and my Louis Vuitton handbag. I felt so chic beating the summer heat in this outfit that I had to share it with you!

I love pairing dresses with booties and will do it any chance I get! If you haven’t given it a try, I highly encourage you to try it out. Trying new combinations and mixing and matching items is an easy way to escape a fashion rut and expand your options.

I’m also wearing a terracotta Taurus choker that I made myself! I put a drop of Jasmine oil and it smells amazing! I will create a post soon about how to make them.

I hope you enjoy this look just as much as I did!

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Thanks for reading!

~Alexzandra