|Jardin de Luxembourg, early autumn 2008, my favorite Soft Autumn landscape|
Every now and then I read something, maybe a passage in a book, maybe an article, or more often than not these days a blog post, that suddenly brings crystal clarity and one of those aha! moments about something I’ve been trying to define and articulate. This post at 12 Blueprints is one of those “blow off the back of my head” reads. (A reader sent me a link to 12 Blueprints a few weeks ago, and having noodled around on that and other color-analysis websites, have self-identified as a Soft Autumn in the seasonal color system. The colors in this palette closely correlate with the Dusky Warm Light palette from Imogen’s color analysis two years ago.)
Anyhow, this post really clarified not only the combinations of colors that feel right and harmonious to me, but also helped bring some focus to why I gravitate to and feel comfortable in the *styles* of clothing that I do. It’s a bit stream-of-consciousness and associative, but really nailed down some elusive elements about my own style and sense of self that I’ve been trying to suss out and define for years now.
In other news, next week is shaping up to be a killer at work. As if it wouldn’t have been busy enough just based on what was already on the agenda, Hurricane Irene’s impact will be felt here too as the lion’s share of our business originates and is administered through our New York office. I’m holding a good thought for all of my co-workers on the East Coast, and for those who will be impacted by this storm. If you’re in the projected path of the hurricane, please do err on the side of caution and get the f*&# away from the coast!
My mother-in-law is still in the hospital, due to annoying complications on top of complications. Once again, they think they’ve identified the issue, will hopefully perform another procedure either this weekend or early next week that will allow her to go home in a few days.
I’m a bit behind on some of my blog reading/commenting and responding to comments here, but hope to catch up this weekend.
All of this as a way of explaining that aside from a couple of things already in the works, next week’s posting may be light.
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