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

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.

Alexzandra - Dusty Soft Summer

Viola!

As always, let me know what you think!

~Alexzandra, CIC

I’m a Summer, more specifically, Soft Summer!

Otherwise known as SSu, or soft summer, or summer-autumn.

Don’t know what I’m talking about?

I’m talking about Seasonal Color Analysis! You can be one of four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, or Autumn, and within each season there are subcategories.

For Winter, you have cool undertones, meaning you have blue/pink undertones and look good in silver! Winters tend to have either dark or bright eyes and are predominantly COOL and DARK. Winters can wear black, pure white, and bright fire engine red. You can be either Cool winter, Clear winter, or Dark winter.

For Summer, you are COOL and LIGHT. You have pink/blue undertones, look good in silver, but can’t wear colors as bright and contrasting as winters. You have a softness to your colors, look great in blues, pinks, and greys. You can either be Light summer, Cool summer, or Soft summer.

For Spring, you are WARM and LIGHT. You have warm undertones, yellow or peachy, and can wear gold jewelry. You look great in camel, peach, light lime green, and light browns. You can either be Light Spring, Warm spring, or Bright spring.

For Autumn, you are WARM and DARK. You tend to have red and golden tones on your dark hair, look good in gold, and have orange or yellow undertones. You look great in brick orange, mustard yellows, dark browns, and dark moss greens. You can be either Dark Autumn, Warm Autumn, or Soft Autumn.

Here’s a website that is great for explaining in detail to help you find out which season you fit under! I’ve spent so many hours obsessing over this so if you need any help feel free to comment to me!

http://www.prettyyourworld.com/16-season-color-analysis.html

I also have Pinterest boards for cool summer, soft summer, bright/clear winter, bright/clear spring.

Anywho, I’m what’s classified as a Soft Summer, meaning I’m a summer who flows into Autumn so I’m predominantly cool with a slight warm influence.

Here’s a picture of me in winter colors, I tried to be a winter for so long! They’re just to bright and beautiful and just stunning!

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So, do you see how the black, white, and bright red lips just make me disappear in the back?

Ya, I had green and purple mixed hair at this point. Awesome.

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I’m on the left, my mom on the right. Winter black makes me look pale, and as much as I love my pale white skin, I don’t want to look dead!

I even went to the other side of the spectrum, thinking maybe I was warm toned since I have a bit of yellow in my eyes near the pupil and freckles everywhere. So, I experimented with spring for a while, and boy did it clash!

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Yikes…

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(I had longer hair way back when, so much more freeing cutting it all off!) I wore these earrings that are gold and peach because they were a gift, but it just…doesn’t fit.

So, I was lost in all the mumbo-jumbo of seasonal color analysis, and I finally resorted to being analyzed. Here’s the link to see the post! (I’ve also included this analysis as a separate post).

http://glowingcolor.com/2014/09/24/ali/

Her name is Tamara, super nice and helpful with the analysis. I just had to answer some interview questions and provide pictures of me in a variety of colors so she could properly analyze me. Now, she only classifies based off of the 4-season selection, and doesn’t dive into the other subdivisions within each season.

In the end, she decided I was a summer! I was so excited I couldn’t stop smiling! Just to finally have it narrowed down felt so good and I couldn’t wait to start building my wardrobe around my colors.

So here I am, dressed in Soft Summer!

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Tada!

Feel free to leave a comment, tell me what you think, do you know what you’re season is??