OOTD

9:15 AM Jane Rekas 1 Comments

I have a version of this shirt that is sleeveless. My favorite blue. 





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OOTD & Winter Fabrication

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Winter Fabrics and Patterns

I have rarely worn pattern, all my life.  I realize now that I didn't like how patterns worked because most of them are wrong for Winters.  I found this red and white check and I really like it. I did have to push myself to buy it and wear it, which seems silly, but old habits die hard.  Read about fabrication for all the seasons at my Closet blog.









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OOTD

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Personal Update

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A reader asked this question, in response to

OOTDs: 4 Months as a Winter



"I like all the looks on you. Very Cool. So, Jane how do you feel in the T4 versus your past dressing? Do you feel any difference in energetics?"

Well, definitely.  I actually made a video on this, but I'm so self-conscious I'm not going to post it.  It's on my youtube account, but you have to have the url.  I will write about it instead.  

The turning point for my changing from dressing Summer to Winter came when a recent friendship ended.  I realized I had stayed friends with someone based on being overly "nice."  And then it hit me that being nice, if it is forced, is dishonest.


I had heard once, from Taylor Sinclaire, that Tone IVs (Winters) are gifted in setting boundaries. I always thought that therefore I was not a Tone IV (not to mention Taylor said I was a Tone II).  But I realized I was doing what she said Tone IVs do, which is try to hide their true nature by being overly "nice."  She says "by dressing firm, you are soft."  See her video on this here.


How I feel now is that I was allowing people to step on my boundaries, or I wasn't setting boundaries they needed, because of the effort to live in my secondary Summer.  And beyond that, I think about boundaries ALL THE TIME.  I just wouldn't express it.


Now I do.  By dressing with more structure, my life has more structure.  By dressing with more defined lines, I can draw lines in the sand.  


I also feel that the design lines and colors for Summer were making me feel like I disappeared, like I was sort of weak, and also made me look heavier.  The odd thing is I gained 50 lbs. during the years I dressed as a Summer.  Taylor says that you should lose weight in your correct essence.


I have not lost weight, but people have asked me if I have.  Partly I have been wearing sweaters that are form fitting, instead of the cascading shapes with too much fabric volume I was using before.


I also feel that the pure hues aren't scary anymore.  In fact, if a color isn't pure (and somewhat bright) I feel tired, but also disinterested in wearing it.  


I am still figuring out my level of contrast.  I prefer a lot of contrast right now, but I'm not sure if that is because I think that's the rule, or it's right for me.  


I'm getting a Caygill Analysis in Oakland, CA, by Anne Sagendorph-Moon on Friday, Dec. 5th, so stay tuned!




It may be confusing that this blog is called Contrasting Summer and my recent posts are all Winter. I may either move the blog or rename it, but for now I find it has value to keep the Contrasting Summer stuff up. So go to older posts for that topic.
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OOTD

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I don't know what I think of this level of contrast (medium).  I wore the shirt because it goes with my Doc Martens, below.


Where I got the sweater:


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OOTD

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Before makeup
Shoes (black)



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OOTDs: 4 Months as a Winter

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4 Months as a Winter


How I used to dress....




It may be confusing that this blog is called Contrasting Summer and my recent posts are all Winter. I may either move the blog or rename it, but for now I find it has value to keep the Contrasting Summer stuff up. So go to older posts for that topic.

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OOTD Experiment

10:22 AM Jane Rekas 2 Comments

Well, at the risk of looking like a bee, I'm trying a Winter yellow.  This is the only yellow I could ever stand - close to lemon but not too bright.  I don't really have the right necklace for this outfit, so I might go try to get something today.  

I'm also getting my eye exam today to get new glasses, but I might wait to actually order any until I get my Caygill analysis at the very beginning of December.  Right now my glasses are brown/bronze, and I'm assuming I can get black frames now, but want to be sure.

Where I got the sweater;


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Natural Nail Gel Manicure

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This color is sheer pink, called Natural.
I got it done at the salon today.




It may be confusing that this blog is called Contrasting Summer and my recent posts are all Winter. I may either move the blog or rename it, but for now I find it has value to keep the Contrasting Summer stuff up. So go to older posts for that topic.
Thanks for visiting, Jane
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OOTD

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Halloween

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