Jul 28, 2011

Last Sunday to Homeplus

I got a lot done last Sunday. I bought the two tier clothes hangers for my lovely type two clothes, redid my pad completely. Even used the power drill for the curtain rails. I can't wait to get rid of stuff, get closer to the 100 Thing Challenge which is still a big challenge for me.


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What I wore on Monday

New type 2 T shirt. I am drawn to this kind of light tone.


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Hair Makeover

Last Saturday, I got my hair permed. I wanted big wavy hair, she gave me medium curls. I was not thrilled.


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What I wore in the heavy rain today

Worst rain in 100 years today in Seoul.


Before DYT, I wore earrings and sometimes bracelets but I never wore long necklaces. This is the first time I ever wore this particular necklace. :-) Change is good!


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What I wore yesterday to work

My new floral print blouse and a grey linen skirt. I am in love with this blouse!



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Jul 24, 2011

Thoughts & Reflections #1

Today I have some thoughts and reflections to note as I continue on my Journey with Dressing My Truth.

First of all, I got my hair done at the hairdressers and I really hate it! She gave me a Poodle Look which I abhor! So I'm going to have to get some product now, to loosen my curls! What a waste of time and money! But at the same time, I really don't trust hairdressers any more and I just want to learn how to blow-dry my hair to perfection!

Second, I went shopping and got some more needed Type 2 items. Most important of all was the navy drawstring palazzo pants for work. (Err, I just Googled palazzo pants and they are very wide-legged. Mine are flowy but not as wide-legged.) Then 2 T-shirts in light grey tones with some faded prints on them. I also chanced upon a can't-miss-and-to-die-for navy floral print blouse in a softened kimonoesque style. It's a perfect update to my 2010 Tan colored blouse. They have the same construction. Last but not least, I got a baby pink stretchy fabric semi-highwaisted skirt. I also got an eye makeup remover and a brown eyeliner.

At home, I took some time to fill out Brenda Kinsell's Wardrobe Workout Sheet. I could have done more but I only had 4 sheets printed out. So I made one sheet for each of the following bottoms: a) navy pants, b) beige chinos, c) beige skinny, and d) the pink skirt.

If I had an additional sheet, I would have included my 2 dresses, the black handkerchief-hem skirt, and some others.

For the navy pants, I actually took photos of the outfit emsembles with my Galaxy Tab camera. I was amazed how many combinations could be made from all the stuff I already have! Made me feel a little guilty for shopping so much lately... Still, a girl's gotta dress!

By taking the time to mix and match my pieces though, I realised that...
a) I can really use one or two very lightweight tank tees to bridge the top and bottom pieces,
b) with a little creativity and investment in the right hair, jewelry, accessories -- you CAN really create a myriad of Looks!
c) being thorough like this made me aware how having the right type of foundation wear and hosiery can really enhance the wearability of clothes, as well as having the right outerwear and shoes really is important to make that one piece work with all the other stuff.
d) even though I CAN create a lot of different combinations of outfits, I am very drawn to the softer color matches. My eye is not happy when there is a stark contrast in tones. Things look very heavy and unless there is some type of jewelry or scarf or belt or something to blend them all in, I'm not going to feel comfortable. This does limit my palette and also the wearability of clothes for me. This is another reason why having the correct tank tee will be crucial to make my clothes work well together! This will also be more economical year-round to extend the wardrobe to other seasons as well.

I posted this question at the Facebook Forum tonight:
Do you have a smaller wardrobe now that you know you're a Type 2? Or has your wardrobe actually expanded as a result of DYT? :-P What do you think is *enough* in terms of either budget or quantity of items? How do you like to set limits and have you figured out your favorite way of mixing and matching as a type 2? Do you like to plan your outfits beforehand and write them down? Sorry! Not to overwhelm you but Fashion is my Passion! :oP


I'm going to let my brain mull over this tonight and try to answer it myself! :-)




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What I wore on Friday

Grey dress and a light blue linen jacket. A pulled together look for first day of intensives class.


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What I wore on Wednesday

New green dress with type two necklace :-)


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Jul 23, 2011

Eva Green in Type 2 Green






Eva looked absolutely amazing in the movie Casino Royale. I liked her particularly well in this faded subtle shade of green. She looked timeless and classic, and unforgettable.




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Jul 21, 2011

Type 2 Hair: The Loose Chignon

Although I love a lot of the suggestions given in the type 2 hair gallery, I did some internet research and I remembered some wedding hair styles that had these To-Die-For-Loose-Chignons. The wedding ones had some flowers in them. And in some HK weddings, I saw my friends wearing feathers WITH the flowers too!





OK. So here are some loose chignons worn by celebs and models.

































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My Type2 Gym Clothes

I like this brand CodesCombine. They have a lot of type two colors and fabrics.
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Jul 18, 2011

Bye Bye~ Blacks!


Photo Credit: Google. I wish I knew... Sorry!


Well. Now that I know that I am NOT a dominant type 4 -- I can easily part with all my blacks! It will be a process though... I have given away 2 Costco bags worth of clothes to my sister. Actually half of them were hers anyway! 

What will be tough are my shoes and bags that are black.



Jul 17, 2011

My Shopping Spree :-)

I fell in love with the dress. It reminded me of Eva Green in a green dress in the movie Casino Royale. I came home and was a tiny bit disappointed that the dress blended with my Type 2 Style Guide but not completely. Maybe it has too much of richness and too much yellow? It might be a T3 color.


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Jul 16, 2011

I am a CONFIRMED Type 2 !!

OK. So word is out. I am a dominant Type 2 woman!




I submitted some photos and both Sarah and Carol felt that I lead with a Type 2 and they said that it was quite evident from my 5th photo above -- the soft cowl neckline supporting me. The first four images are me doing a Mini-Energy-Draping exercise at home. I didn't have enough jewelry for all of the four types so it wasn't so clear for me.

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