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Setting the Tone: How to Wear Color When it Makes You Uncomfortable

Sometimes when I jump up and down and flap my arms about the importance of color, my excitement gives off the impression that "color" has to be bright, bold, and cheerful - but that is not the case!

If you look great in brights - AND you love to wear bright clothes - then go ahead and wear bright, cheerful outfits a la J. Crew, Boden, and Kate Spade. However, some of us might LOOK great in brights but feel terrible, conspicuous, loud, and uncomfortable in brights. Others might not look good in very bright clothing at all. 

I generally fall into the former category - my coloring looks best in brights, but I don't always feel great in them. 

For those of you like me, here my Top 3 Tips tips to help you wear color in a way that flatters you inside and out...

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But Why?? The 5 Surprising Reasons I Started Wearing Makeup

Last week, I was thrilled to announce my ColorFest collaboration with Hourglass cosmetics - an evening to help us get a head start on outfits for all those holiday photo ops!

But guys, I'm sooooo not a makeup maven...

My BFFs will tell you: I never really started wearing makeup at all until college, and then it was only the occasional lip gloss. At about 23, I started wearing tinted sunscreen to protect my skin, but I was pretty dead-set against the concept of makeup for everyday wear. To me, heavy makeup always made the wearer look like she was hiding something. Besides, the dark red lipsticks and blue eyeshadows I saw in the fashion magazines seemed overly girly and not very smart-looking. And I wanted to look smart and capable much more than I wanted to look "pretty..."

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Grenadine Red

We finished off last week with how to evaluate color to see if it is right for you. Today, we'll talk specifically about red. 

Red is the color of Fall 2017 - Grenadine Red in particular. It's a bright, saturated shade with a warm undertone, similar to what I'd commonly label "tomato red."  It's being shown head-to-toe and paired with other colors in the red family, like pink and burgundy.

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