Rebecca recently posted about matching her personality with what she wears. She polled her family members for adjectives that described her, and learned that her look was too quiet and soft (my words, not hers). In order to match her personality she needs to look a little more edgy.
That post, and a comment from her to me personally (that my wearing dark colors makes me look less friendly than I am) prompted my own thinking - does the way I dress match my personality?
So I polled my facebook friends and family members for adjectives describing my personality (a mix of near strangers and some very close friends and family responded), and compiled their results. From there I chose a few frequently recurring adjectives that I would like to express in the way I dress: smart, laid-back, hard-working and considerate.
In correlation with this, I think Rebecca is right that the colors I wear generally make me look more harsh, not more friendly. This is somewhat by choice (using the clothing as a bit of armor), but I think the time is right to soften up my look and look friendly (after all, I am, usually....)
This may be a spring feeling - so I'm not purging all my winter black and leather or anything :) But I am wanting to lighten up my look.
So here's two outfits that make minor attempts toward lightening up. Is it working? Suggestions for improvements? (It's likely to be another month or so before I do any major shopping, but I may fit in small refreshes before then)
#1 is navy and lavender
#2 is gray, brown, blue and black - an Angie ensemble of four dark neutrals.
In house news, we painted last weekend - over 7,000 square feet of wall and ceiling space in about 8 hours. It was a whirlwind, and I'll put an off-topic post in with pictures (because there's many of them)