365 Photo Challenge | Day 61 | Whimsical

Day 61 - Whimsical

Day 61 of the 365 photo challenge is “Whimsical.” Yes, you may recognize that rainbow as the dress from our engagement photos! It is by far the most whimsical thing that I own. Unfortunately, it came out a bit blurry. I think I may have to recreate this one for a new profile photo for everything. Because my best colors are ALL OF THEM TOGETHER.

Rainbow Your World | Winter Color Palette

We are in mid February, the dead of winter here in Chicago, and finally there is snow on the ground. It’s about time we got a real taste of the fluffy white stuff!

While I’m not a fan of cold and snow, I do like living in a place where I can experience all four seasons, and more importantly, take pictures!

To celebrate the icy season, let’s talk about the three different shades of the Winter color palette: Cool Winter, Deep Winter and Clear Winter.

If you have not yet read my post about the 6 main characteristics of the 12 Season Color Analysis System, go check it out now! Keep reading to find out if you are a Winter, nail down your dominant coloring characteristic, and find out what to wear to look your very best.

Winter Color Palette

Winter Color Palette

Winter is the time when color drains away from the landscape. Crystalline ice forms around the edges of frosted window panes, and the world falls into a pale white stillness.

The green earth quietly slips away under a soft, cold, colorless blanket, occasionally broken by deep pine green, vibrant berry red, or sparkling crystal blue.

Shadows fall long and deep across unbroken white snow, and the quickly ebbing light paints the cold clear sky with icy pale hues.

That is the essence of the Winter color palette.

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Rainbow Your World | Autumn Color Palette

To celebrate the end of Autumn, let’s talk about the three different flavors of the Autumn color palette: Warm Autumn, Deep Autumn and Soft Autumn.

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the 6 main characteristics of the 12 Season Color Analysis System, and based on the amount of traffic and response I have seen to that post, I wanted to elaborate a little more on each season.

Keep reading to find out if you are an Autumn, nail down your dominant coloring characteristic, and find out what to wear to look your very best.

Autumn Color Palette

Autumn Color Palette

Autumn is the time when the days get shorter, the light gets low, and nature is set ablaze. Long, deep shadows fall across richly textured fallen leaves while warm, rich colors light the trees above.

That is the essence of the Autumn color palette.

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Rainbow Your World | Seasonal Color Analysis

Do you feel great in your clothes?

I’m not talking about fit or fabric, I’m talking about color. Do you walk out of the house in your clothes and feel like you glow? Or do you disappear?

Thanks to one Jade green dress my little sister forced me to try on in Express one day, everything changed for me. I thought it would be hideous, but it was perhaps the most perfect color I have ever worn.

Clear Winter

This is a Clear Winter look if there ever was one.

It was at that point that I understood the power of my personal colors, and since then, I can’t stop exploring my personal world of color, and that of the people around me. I see people on the bus, and I’m figuring out their season. Perhaps thanks to my Seasonal Color Analysis Pinterest boards here, hereherehereherehereherehereherehere, here, and here, I have also been getting lots of questions from readers about seasonal color.

So to answer some of those questions in more detail, here is your 12 Season Color Analysis primer. Read on.

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My Clear Winter Color Palette

Ever heard of that seasonal color analysis thing that was all the rage in the 80s and 90s? At the time, I assumed it was just a silly makeup fad invented by the Mary Kay ladies, so I never paid it much mind. Until it changed my life a little.

I used to go shopping, find something in a color and style I liked, and buy it. For a long time, I never had anything to wear, because nothing went well together. Over time, I began to naturally figure out what worked on me and what did not, but I never knew why they worked or didn’t.

Once I ran across an article on 12 Season Color Analysis, it became clear to me immediately – just because I like a color does not mean that it is doing me any favors.

Let me tell you a little about what I have learned about my seasons.

My Clear Winter Color Palette

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