I laughed when I read the title, as I knew my answers were going to be all along the same vein. I just don't do prints/patterns very well at all. The exercise which asked us to pick the 10-20 most worn items out of the wardrobe and see what percentage of them were printed? HAHAHAHA. If you don't count stripes, none of mine were patterned at all.
In a nutshell here is what I knew already:
- I massively prefer solids
- I do like textural variation (so slubby dye variations for example)
- I love stripes
- I don't mind an indistinct dot or something like a chevron (which is clearly just messed up stripes...)
- All other patterns need to be small-scale and non-novelty and not in-your-face-patterny
- I hate florals. Even small ones.
What did I learn? Perhaps that I should be more targeted in making sure I incorporate patterns into my wardrobe and that I buy fabric with pattern! I also reminded myself that there are a few things I will really never wear as they are super patterny (I must have been feeling like I *should* wear more patterns when I bought them) and I should just get rid of those in the Great Moving Cleanout.
|Some patterns I do like!|
Week 8 of the series is on hair and makeup and beauty. Not exactly my comfort zone! Here are my answers to some of the questions from week 8:
- Which hairstyle was most flattering and comfortable. Hmm. I think long probably works best as it's versatile and "easy", though people often comment shorter suits me too. Long it is!
- I don't like too much makeup - but always mascara and usually concealer or tinted moisturiser. Everything else is mostly special occasion wear.
- No idea how they reflect my personal style, except they aren't super flashy I don't think. I do need to probably wear more eye makeup when I go out as I wear glasses and it often gets lost.
- I want to own as few products as possible (I have too many now). Just a core set which work for me would be good.
- I like products to be as natural as possible with as few ingredients and avoiding things like parabens where I can.
- Not sure which colours feel best near my face (not sure if she meant clothes here or makeup?). Softer tones tend to work better for me - I will never be a red lipstick person.
- See 6 - bright yellow tends to make me look like crap, but not sure if we are talking makeup still...
- I currently spend about 10 minutes getting ready if I haven't showered (drying long hair takes time sadly) and am happy with that.
- I wear perfume - currently Obsession by Calvin Klein for night and Miracle by Lancome for day. I mostly wear those as they are just about the only two which people ever seem to be able to smell on me...
So that was weeks 7 and 8. Probably areas which I already had a reasonable handle on and feel like I don't want to change awfully much, but still worth going through the exercises...