Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to Work!!!

Its almost here - time to go back to work, after a fun filled summer.  Being a teacher is amazing and rewarding - I love so many things about my job and I have to admit that I'm very lucky to be able to have my summer off.  This summer I had an opportunity to really re-evaluate whats in my closet and makeup bag - I decided to take some time and really study the styles I love and what kind of 'look' I want to create for this coming school year.  I have some great basic and timeless peices and I've decided that I want to 'build' on this - using what I already have and creating a functional and working wardrobe.  I've really settled into True Autumn as my best season.  I've always tee-tottered between Soft Autumn and True Autumn as my best colour palettes, but really feel that True Autumn is my ultimate best, not to mention that I've been drapped twice, each time as a True Autumn, so I'm officially making it my 'home season'.  This is awesome for me because it makes shopping for clothes all that much easier, as I instinctively know what colour to get.  Chocolate and dark brown, teal, rust, mahogany, cream, ivory, orange, bronze, olive and moss greens, there are my go-to shades, the shades I want to build and expand on.  I decided to create a collage that illustrates how style and colour come together - check it out:

This year, I'm going to focus on building on and purchasing some essential clothing items, such as: a classic pencil skirt, brown pants/skirts, trench coats, work-appropriate dresses, jackets, blazers, classic cream-nude pumps and brown knee high boots.  This year, I've decided to live more simply, but at the same time, I'm going to make use of my best colours and knowing my best style!!!

In my last post, I wrote about being 'Mad for Mocha' - outlining my favourite everyday lipstick and makeup look - this will be my go-to everyday work look, which I love - I love the simplicity and elegance of this look:


Sonia Nirmala Devi said...

Dear Renata,

I just want you to know that I absolutely ADORE your blog, I adore reading about your colour journey, and you inspire me a lot to work a lot more on my blog (I'm very shy!) but I love the way you go in to such detail about it all, you look so lovely!

AlaskAnna said...

I love the collage! It is good to hear you are settling in with TA. I know that I need to work on my wardrobe. I don't know my season for sure, but I do know what colors are bad for me. Hope you have a good school year!

Renata said...

Thank you so much Sonia - I really appreciate that!!! What is the link to your blog? I would love to follow yours? Blogging is a way for me to express my journey and I'm loving every second of it!!! Thanks once again - you just made my day!!!

AlaskAnna - THank you so much also! I really am loving the TA palette again! I think I'm here to stay this time!!!

Sonia Nirmala Devi said...

Hi Renata, My blog is called Earth Glamour, and it's listed in my profile under blogs I follow. I haven't made it totally accessible yet because it's in it's infancy, but you're more than welcome to have a read. I'm not too great with photos, and I know I need to do more, but I like to intellectualise colour because I love it so much! Needless to say, I will be catching up on everything in your blog (I found it through the Truth is Beauty facebook page and was hooked from the first post!) It's just nice to know that there are other people out there who share my passion, because my friends and family are going to be sick to death of hearing about my colour thing at this point!