Episode 176: Discovering Your Private Fashion (Deep Dive)


This week, we’re sharing a deep dive on our expertise cleansing out and curating our personal closets. We’re additionally sharing how we received shade consults what our greatest colours are. 

Plus, we’re sharing suggestions for locating a method that felt proper for us.

You’ll find the podcast posts archive right here.

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Present Notes:

Learn The Curated Closet and take a look at The Curated Closet Workbook.

Take a look at Emma’s weblog put up: 3 Issues I Realized from The Curated Closet

We received our shade consults from createdcolorful.com

Emma’s Coloration: Mild Summer season (pale colours like lavender and funky tones)

Elsie’s Coloration: Deep Autumn (browns and plum)

Ideas for Discovering Your Fashion and Feeling Good:


-Take a look at the clothes, make-up, and types you continue to love from OLD pictures and one can find issues that really feel basic to you.

– You probably have clothes that you simply put on by default that makes you are feeling dangerous about your self, let it go.

-Create a temper board on your wardrobe.


-Have high-quality fundamentals that suit you nicely and that you’ll put on so much.

-Your garments ought to mirror how attractive you might be.

-When you love one thing, purchase it in just a few colours.

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Episode 176 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The attractive Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week we’re sharing a deep dive into our expertise, of cleansing out and curating our personal closets. We’re sharing how we received shade consults and be taught when our greatest colours are, and we’re sharing suggestions for the way we discovered a method that felt proper for us.

Elsie: Yeah, a method deep dive. I’m excited to do that episode, the colour seek the advice of half is new, after which the curated closet half. I really feel like we’ve been speaking about that since like episode one, however it actually is such a giant a part of what I believe helped me create a closet that like the place you actually put on your stuff. Like an important factor, you actually put on it, proper? 

Emma: Similar. That’s all the time the factor that I inform associates in the event that they’re like, I’m attempting to work on my private model. Not that anybody’s asking me for vogue recommendation, however I’m all the time like, oh, I learn this e book, it has a workbook. You are able to do one or the opposite or each, you don’t need to have learn the e book to benefit from the workbook. Folks all the time ask that too, and Curated Closet is superior. 

Elsie: Yeah. Effectively, the factor I’ve discovered from my mother period is that even when you’re like, I don’t do vogue running a blog, I don’t take into account myself a vogue individual. I don’t actually like procuring that a lot. I don’t actually care. You continue to put on garments every single day and you continue to want to be ok with your self every single day and it nonetheless issues. I form of don’t see a time in life when it doesn’t matter in any respect. As a result of it impacts, not less than for me, how I really feel, how comfy I really feel, and I don’t know the way I current myself in public and simply every thing like that. So I believe that it’s an incredible matter for form of anybody and I had a lot enjoyable. The seek the advice of was undoubtedly like a brand new expertise. First, let’s speak in regards to the Curated Closet somewhat bit. So for anybody who doesn’t know or has by no means heard of this. We love this e book referred to as The Curated Closet, and we particularly advocate the Curated Closet workbook, which we are going to hyperlink in our present notes. It’s similar to an incredible useful resource if possibly you’ve graduated school or possibly you’ve grow to be a mother, or one thing’s occurred to the place your life has actually modified and you are feeling such as you’re in between, you don’t know what to do, so that you’re sporting the identical factor time and again, what’s in your closet doesn’t actually match the best way you’re residing anymore. That is the individual that this e book is de facto made for, and it occurs to all of us a number of instances in our life. For me, I’ve all the time felt like due to our historical past of running a blog and being in footage so much and stuff, I’ve all the time felt very comfy getting dressed up for pictures. I understand how I wanna look in pictures. I understand how to do my make-up, pictures, hair, and every thing. Being in pictures is straightforward for me. However discovering like an on a regular basis model that isn’t simply pajamas has all the time been very difficult for me and I’m very all or nothing. So for me, I often deal with on a regular basis garments. Yeah, like mother uniform sort of factor. After which it additionally helped me be taught what I’m sporting the largest share. She has all these workout routines within the e book like, what do you put on most days? What do you put on occasionally? And I noticed that once I first began, nearly all of my closet was type of like weblog garments. The place we don’t actually go to weblog occasions as a lot as we used to, however belongings you would put on in public at a weblog factor, simply form of loopy garments. After which the stuff we’d put on in footage, which is form of loopy garments, after which stuff that we put on in our on a regular basis life, which is barely much less loopy garments. And yeah, for me I noticed that I have to spend extra on issues that I’m gonna put on 100 instances, just like the issues I put on on a regular basis and I have to spend much less on so many outfits that I’ve worn like twice. 

Emma: Yeah. And I really wrote a weblog put up some time in the past and we’ll hyperlink it within the present notes, however it’s referred to as three issues I discovered from The Curated Closet. And for me, that weblog put up is form of like a fast overview synopsis of my largest takeaways from it. So should you’re all in favour of that, test it out. Earlier than I learn the e book after which did the workbook, she has like a number of challenges in there that you are able to do. Earlier than I did that, I felt like I had a number of my closet that I used to be air quotes, saving like I by no means wore it, however I favored all of it. I simply didn’t ever put on it cuz it didn’t really match my actual life, it form of match this like fantasy life or this previous life, cuz we used to love work out of an workplace collectively and we had somewhat staff after which finally we began working from dwelling. And I’ve labored from dwelling now for a very long time, like eight or 9 years and the kind of work I do is a mixture of laptop work. So I’m sitting at a pc like lots of people, but in addition a number of cooking within the kitchen and getting down low to take pictures and crafting and getting down low to take pictures. After which additionally since I turned a mother once more, a number of getting down low choose up my son or various things like that, so a number of, I don’t wanna put on yoga pants each single day. That doesn’t really feel like my model or comfy to me. I imply, it’s comfy, however I imply, it doesn’t make me really feel put collectively. For some individuals it would, for me, it doesn’t, however I noticed I had a number of garments that simply didn’t, I wanted one thing that was extra, I don’t know if health or athletic is the appropriate phrase, however issues that I might transfer in much more than I actually had realized, in order that form of factor. After which I additionally grew up, I really feel like in highschool, you’ll most likely bear in mind we had a extremely tight finances, clearly like everybody does in highschool since you like work on the Greenback Tree, however I had a number of garments that had been like issues I form of cobbled collectively from the thrift retailer. So that they had been largely fairly wild, and that was enjoyable, however I don’t really feel like I ever discovered how to buy like actually good fundamentals that match me nicely. And that’s like most likely the primary factor that I discovered within the curated closet I used to be sporting a number of garments that the match wasn’t proper, I wanted to get them tailor-made. Or I have to spend extra and get one thing that matches me higher as a result of possibly I purchased one thing off of a clearance rack and it didn’t fairly match me, however the value was proper. After which I ended up not sporting it so much trigger it didn’t really feel nice in it. And so it’s like, okay, you both have to get this tailor-made or you might want to donate it and go purchase one thing that matches you nicely, in order that form of factor. And so ever since then, each single factor in my closet I put on and I really like, and I really feel like I’ve tons, I really feel like I’ve no deficit of outfits, which feels so good, however I additionally really feel like I can prepare in like 5 minutes if I have to. And I by no means felt that method earlier than. I felt like I didn’t really feel very put collectively, I felt like most of my closet was stuff I used to be saving, quote unquote, for one more time and that point by no means got here. And I additionally felt prefer it really took me longer to prepare and I didn’t even really feel as put collectively as a result of I simply didn’t know what went collectively. And so now I’ve set uniforms principally. And I additionally put on a number of jumpsuits as a result of that’s a simple one.

Elsie: Yeah, I undoubtedly have one other clean-out coming in my future however the factor that I’ve discovered probably the most from the previous, I’ve completed it a few instances, after which typically it’s such as you do it after which just a few years go by and you might want to do it once more, not less than that’s how I’m. One among my coping behaviors within the early pandemic was on-line procuring, so I believe I’ve most likely stated that earlier than, however it was, and I similar to collected a number of garments that I nonetheless haven’t worn. So I really feel like now, it’s my job to determine what works from this unhealthy procuring behavior that I had for a second.

Emma: Hey, it occurs to us all. I can’t inform you what number of issues I believed whereas I used to be breastfeeding. So, no disgrace man. No disgrace. 

Elsie: Yeah. To make clear, I’m not ashamed of it, however I really feel actually dangerous. Like I don’t wanna waste these items. So I wanna determine it out now. What is going to I actually put on? After which additionally what can I go on to a pal? Or I most likely received’t do an internet sale, I might undoubtedly donate. We’d do an property sale once we transfer from this dwelling. In any case, yeah, I simply form of need to type out all of that. However anyway, the factor I discovered up to now from my cleanouts is that I form of all the time return to the identical model. It doesn’t matter what I believe I would like or it doesn’t matter what I’m drawn to that I see different individuals sporting or what’s in model or no matter, I all the time return to the identical sort of look over and over and I all the time have. So I really feel like I do know now and I undoubtedly received this from doing all of the mini workbook sections of The Curated Closet. I do know now what my core model is and I simply have to remain near that and that for me is one of the best ways to buy efficiently. 

Emma: The one factor I used to be gonna say, we had been speaking about shopping for stuff randomly, in the course of the pandemic and through breastfeeding, since you’re up at 4:00 AM and all that. Typically, although, I might say after doing the curated closet and the workbook and over time, I really store so much lower than I used to, I simply are likely to spend somewhat extra. I’ve like denims that I’ve been sporting now for like seven, eight years as a result of they’ve lasted me that lengthy they usually match me, I imply I clearly don’t put on ’em whereas I used to be pregnant. There was actually a time the place they didn’t match. However usually, I’ve a number of issues now that it’s like I’ve had this a very long time and yeah, it was form of expensive once I purchased it, however now I’m seeing the advantages of shopping for issues that had been somewhat bit larger high quality and match me higher. And I can say like, yeah, it’s been years now since I did the neighborhood closet and I really store so much much less, however I do are likely to spend extra. And so I believe that I’m actually proud of that change it makes me really feel like I’m buying much less stuff. I’m not biking by means of issues as a result of I simply thought it was a very good value, however it wasn’t really one thing that labored nicely for me. And I really feel just like the issues that I’m bringing into my home and bringing into my life and spending my cash on are staying with me for much longer, they usually’re getting much more use and that makes me actually glad.

Elsie: Yeah, that’s the aim. That’s the final aim. I believe shopping for issues that you realize you’re gonna put on for years is the absolute best method to store. So I undoubtedly advocate The Curated Closet to anybody who hasn’t completed it. And I believe it’s simply such a very good course of I can’t wait to do my subsequent cleanout once more. 

Emma: Yeah, shifting is such a very good time for that. So I’m excited for you, it’s a lot enjoyable. 

Elsie: I nonetheless additionally, I ought to point out, I nonetheless do the Marie Condominium factor too, the place you are taking every thing out and put it in a single huge pile and take a look at every thing on, after which put it again in solely after you’ve tried it on. I believe that that’s a extremely good methodology. I believe there’s simply one thing to it, to getting it bodily out of your closet that prefer it additionally form of forces you. For individuals like me, it forces me to not get distracted and be like, I’ll end this one other day. Attempting on garments is form of boring, and should you get all of them outta your closet, you then form of need to get them again in, one thing about it really works rather well. 

Emma: Yeah, I virtually really feel prefer it helps you do away with issues that you simply possibly wanted to as a result of it’s such as you actually already took it out of your closet prefer it’s now sitting in your mattress or sitting on the ground, and so now it’s a must to bodily put it again in. So it’s such as you’re actually making a choice to maintain it. Whereas should you don’t really take it outta your closet, you simply stroll round your closet and determine should you wanna hold issues or not. It’s like there’s no actual, it’s virtually like extra effort to do away with one thing. So should you’re on the fence, should you’re like, I actually haven’t worn this in a yr however it’s cute, then it’s I’ll simply go away it hanging. It’s already hanging right here. Whereas if it’s like sitting on the ground or sitting in your mattress, it’s like, oh, I haven’t worn this in a yr and I can’t consider the following time I’ll put on it. Perhaps I ought to give this to a pal or promote it or donate it, no matter it might be.

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so subsequent up we did Coloration consults with Created Colourful is the identify of the corporate. So I heard about Created Colourful One Day on, you realize I love to do the Instagram Q&A’s occasionally and I did one the place somebody was like, what season are you? And I used to be like, I don’t know, however I believe I’m both an autumn or a winter is what I might guess, however I’m undecided. How are you aware? And somebody DMed me and stated that they did a seek the advice of with created colourful and that it modified their life and I booked one instantly. That’s the advice, proper? Prefer it modified my life. I believe she particularly stated even my husband is getting his personal now, which I used to be like, oh, that’s attention-grabbing. I don’t assume I might get my husband to do that due to all of the selfie selfies you’ll, you’ll hear about it in a minute. There’s a lot of selfies. I used to be like, I would like one thing that’s gonna change my life. And so I went on their web site they usually say that they are going to assist you look higher in your on a regular basis garments. They choose colours that look good on you in your on a regular basis life whenever you’re not sporting make-up. So I used to be like bought. So I signed up for it and I believed the expertise was so nice. So I’ll clarify somewhat bit about the way it works. So first, you fill out a questionnaire after which they ask you for a sure variety of selfies. The selfies are presupposed to be like, they’ve specs. They’ve somewhat video that reveals you how one can take them, however you’re like going through a window. They find yourself telling me it’s not likely good to have a white background. And also you maintain up completely different colours of cloth or you’ll be able to put on completely different colours of cloth. So it’s just about similar to your face, your hair pulled again, no make-up, they usually simply wanna have a look at you sporting completely different colours. So they provide you all the colours and the primary set I most likely did like. 20 or possibly 20 to 30 footage. After which on the second set, they ask you for extra particular colours as a result of they’re attempting to love slim down what works and what doesn’t work. After which I suppose should you didn’t do a very good job, then it’s a must to do a 3rd set. We each needed to do third units, proper? 

Emma: Yep, positive did. 

Elsie: However yeah, I used to be like, oh, there’s no method I’m gonna need to do a 3rd set and I did. So don’t really feel dangerous should you do. So I did all of these selfies. There have been so many I felt like I might see on my telephone like a distinction. Did you are feeling like you would form of inform a few of them had been standing out as like actually good and actually dangerous? While you like have a look at the collage of all of them collectively in your telephone. 

Emma: Yeah, and as soon as once more, my jumpsuits got here in very useful as a result of I actually would similar to maintain all 10 of my jumpsuits as much as my face, and that was like most of my selfies. I had just a few different sweaters and various things that I held up. I had a sneaking suspicion for just a few years now that lavender is form of my shade, which is bizarre as a result of I do love lavender, however I’ve by no means considered purple as my favourite shade or a shade that I gravitate in direction of, and lavender’s beautiful. However till it even got here again with the squiggly eighties model, it actually wasn’t even one thing that was on my radar, completely. However I’ve all the time seen once I put on lavender nail polish, I actually prefer it towards my pores and skin after which I’ve a form of lavender jumpsuit and this sort of lavender sweater and I’ve all the time thought I’d simply look actually good in them, though I’m like, once more, lavender I’ve by no means considered it as like my shade. So anyway, I might form of see like from all of the selfies within the folder, I used to be like, yeah, that one form of appears like one of the best, which was my sneaking suspicion. And I used to be like, what is that this gonna imply for my shade? So, yeah. 

Elsie: Yeah, I might too. And it’s actually attention-grabbing whenever you have a look at your selfies altogether, like in your digital camera roll view, how a lot your pores and skin tones change simply by sporting completely different colours, which I didn’t actually know was attainable. I didn’t perceive it in any respect earlier than doing this train, so it was very attention-grabbing. So yeah, for my end result, I used to be anticipating to get fall or winter and there are three completely different variations of every one. There’s like gentle, medium, and darkish I believe for every one. In order that’s even six completely different choices. What had been you anticipating to get? 

Emma: In all probability the precise reverse of what I received, which is humorous.

Elsie: Ooh. What had been you anticipating? 

Emma: I used to be open to no matter, however I suppose I hoped for one thing form of fall. I like fall colours as a result of I like fall time, It’s my favourite season, so far as the vibes. I used to be form of hoping, I suppose, for that, however once more, I had the sneaking suspicion that lavender was form of my shade, which isn’t a fall shade, clearly. And low and behold, after I did my three rounds of selfies, my shade is gentle summer season. Which is the best way that they described it, lavender is unquestionably like the colour in there. After which the best way they described it’s it’s a number of colours which are cool tones so not likely heat tones ever. So even should you’re sporting brown, it’s like a cool tone brown after which nothing tremendous harsh. So like as an alternative of black, I might look higher in charcoal. After which it’s additionally a number of colours that begin with the phrase pale. So like pale yellow, pale pink, pale purple, which is lavender. So, which is humorous cuz I don’t actually consider myself as a pastel individual. Once more, I don’t dislike them or something, I really feel like once I see garments I gravitate towards daring colours. In all probability lots of people do as a result of it’s like what stands out to your eye? However these aren’t actually the issues that look nice with my pores and skin. And though I put on make-up most days, I don’t actually put on tremendous full-coverage make-up. I put on form of lighter on a regular basis make-up is how I might describe it. So I do assume gravitating extra in direction of the colours that go well with me and my pure colours makes extra sense and is simply gonna spotlight my options, which you form of hit on this. However that was one factor that basically bought me as a result of Elsie received into this and she or he was like, it is best to do it. And I used to be like, I don’t know, We’ll see. However I favored their web site, or possibly it was on Instagram that I noticed this, however they talked about how one can discover your proper colours, I don’t assume they used the phrase proper. The colours for you might be extra about highlighting similar to your pure property, your eyes, your pores and skin, your hair, even should you dye your hair, prefer it’s about highlighting you and displaying off who you actually are and what you actually seem like versus hiding it or overlaying it up or dressing for this fantasy look, that isn’t really the way you look. It’s simply how a mannequin and {a magazine} look and also you wanna seem like her. 

Elsie: I undoubtedly have that downside. When on-line procuring, I’ve all the time been very influenced by the fashions and the way the fashions look, and I nonetheless even now that I do know what my colours are, and nonetheless continually am gravitating in direction of outfits which are shot on very dark-skinned black ladies as a result of I similar to how they appear. I similar to it, it simply appears good. Yeah, but when it’s a pastel then it’s gonna look dangerous on me and now I do know that. Okay, so I used to be anticipating to get fall or winter and I believed fall as a result of I simply knew like earth tones or I’ve a number of earth tones in my closet. I might say my closet is generally earth tones. So I felt like that does make sense as a result of it’s what I’m comfy sporting and really feel good in. However in winter I’ve form of pale pores and skin and I really feel a number of the celeb examples within the autumn have darker pores and skin or are extra like a JLo sort of individual. And I didn’t actually relate to that, so I believed possibly it was winter additionally as a result of I actually like sporting black and I used to be satisfied that black is one among my hottest colours, which was my largest shock. Black is on my don’t put on record, as in it’s not good and I’m so confused. I nonetheless form of don’t imagine it, though I settle for that it’s true.

Emma: Effectively as a result of it’s cooler. Proper? So it’s such as you’re presupposed to put on hotter issues, so it is best to put on a darkish, darkish brown. 

Elsie: They had been like sporting black however with a special shade with it. I simply love all black, however in truth, my kids look actually good. One among our daughters wears all-black outfits on a regular basis, and she or he appears actually good in them, and I ought to have identified that. I don’t have the identical shade zone as my children. So anyhow, so I received deep autumn, which I used to be shocked as a result of the examples whenever you lookup the celebrities, it’s like Eva Mendez, Julia Roberts, I simply was like, I believed they had been odder to me than I’m. So I used to be very stunned. However general, it is sensible as a result of nearly all of my closet does match inside that spectrum. And so I do assume I used to be already type of like realizing what appeared dangerous and good. I already knew pastels look dangerous on me as a result of I’m form of the identical as my mother and she or he advised me that about herself and it’s true and it’s true for me too. Yeah, I form of already knew that. And I’ve all the time had a factor with spring procuring my entire life the place I simply really feel like nothing appears good on me within the spring after which within the fall time, I really feel like every thing appears good on me. And now I perceive it’s not simply due to sweaters versus tank tops, it’s due to the freaking colours, duh. So now I do know that.

Emma: I additionally simply liked that we received principally reverse and we’re sisters and I believe in some methods we do look alike, however in different methods, I get it like our pores and skin may be very completely different. If I attempted to put on Elsie’s Basis, it could not look proper. We now have completely different pores and skin tones.

Elsie: We’ve all the time identified we have now completely different pores and skin varieties and like completely different undertones as a result of Emma has extra of a bent to look crimson. And I’ve extra of a bent to look yellow, I believe in footage.

Emma: Yeah. You might have like our mother’s pores and skin and I’ve our dad’s pores and skin. 

Elsie: Yeah, however apart from that, I believe like structurally we glance the identical, however we have now utterly completely different colours. So some individuals both assume we glance nothing alike or, individuals have really like confused us earlier than like individuals have come as much as me and been like, “hello Emma.” So we do, I do know we do look alike, however she has blue eyes, and I’ve brown eyes. She’s all the time had gentle hair aside from that one time whenever you had been sporting your Elsie costume for like three months. 

Emma: Yeah, and I used to be like, this appears horrible on me. 

Elsie: Anyway, I’ve had blonde hair earlier than too, type of, and it did look horrible, objectively dangerous. Okay, I had a few colours in my report that they inspired me to put on that I wouldn’t have picked out earlier than. Like I’ve been shopping for extra issues on this type of plum shade and I don’t know why I simply form of didn’t care about that shade. However now that I search for it, I see it on a regular basis and it’s a simple shade to search out and it really works for me. After which I’ve been shopping for browner, that’s not likely new or exhausting. So yeah, I really feel like I’m undoubtedly gonna be capable to make my on a regular basis garments extra flattering. I don’t put on make-up every single day and I’m not going to. So this feels very useful. And I might say life-changing. It was undoubtedly price it, I can’t bear in mind how a lot it price, however it was like a hundred-something. It was undoubtedly price it for me and I might undoubtedly advocate it to a pal. 

Emma: Yeah, and it is also simply each interplay with them, whether or not they had been asking for extra selfies or once they despatched my outcomes, they’re so candy. I felt lovely each time I open one among their emails cuz they’re similar to actually encouraging and so I undoubtedly do assume recommending it to a pal. You don’t have to fret that it’s gonna be this detrimental expertise cuz I simply can just about assure it received’t be, it’ll undoubtedly go away them feeling lovely. Which they’re, even when they’ve completely different colours than they thought, which is what occurred to me. And I additionally in my report, so the 2 issues I actually wanna share is one, that they had like a bonus shade for me, they had been like, we seen that this char truce, which it’s this like lime inexperienced jumpsuit I’ve, they’re like, that isn’t actually within the gentle summer season spectrum, however it appears actually good on you. So simply so you realize, go for it with that one. And should you ever have a wild card factor, and I favored that they had been like, Hey, you don’t have to suit into this field each single time. When you see one thing and it’s thrilling to you and you are feeling good in it, possibly it really works. It’s not like all people suits in a field on a regular basis, so I actually favored that. After which the e-mail additionally had a number of suggestions since you could be considering, oh, are they telling me to love throw away every thing in my closet that doesn’t match the colours? That sounds costly, and it’s like, yeah, that might be costly doubtlessly. That sounds horrible. However no, they really had a number of suggestions for what to do whenever you’re sporting a shade that’s possibly not so nice on your pores and skin and eyes, however you like it and also you wish to put on it, or it’s a sweater that’s particular to you. It’s possibly your mom gave it to you or it’s classic out of your grandma. You simply wanna put on it, it’s vital to you. The ideas are issues to contemplate sporting like a shawl in your neck or a headscarf or a hat or earrings that possibly are a extra flattering shade for you. So issues round your face are gonna be somewhat bit extra flattering. After which additionally, should you simply love shade however it doesn’t look nice on you, take into account sporting it on the underside. So, skirts, pants, sneakers, issues like that, tights, you realize, you would go boulder down there as a result of it’s proper by your face. There are much more suggestions than that, I’m simply form of highlighting a pair. However I simply actually favored that it didn’t really feel like, listed here are your colours and it’s a must to match on this field now, and should you put on something outdoors of it, it’s gonna look dangerous, prefer it actually wasn’t like that in any respect. It really felt very liberating. It felt extra like I used to be given course and I favored that. 

Elsie: Yeah, I’m glad you talked about that as a result of yeah, I did wanna say I do know a sure a part of our viewers proper now, they’re considering I don’t wanna do that as a result of I don’t wanna be advised what I can’t put on and that is a vital notice, is that I nonetheless assume that black is one among my oddest colours and I nonetheless like and it’s on my don’t put on record, however I like don’t care. It’s tremendous. I believe that I simply notice that like that’s a shade that I’m gonna put on once I’m sporting a number of make-up and prefer it’s extra of a dressing up, going out factor for me. And with my on a regular basis garments, my sweatpants, sweatsuit, no matter, like T-shirts.Yeah, t-shirts that’s a very good one. Pajamas, just like the stuff that you simply all the time put on with no make-up and also you simply wanna really feel good, I most likely wouldn’t choose it up once more for these. It undoubtedly doesn’t imply that you may’t put on these colours. And likewise I’m like gonna get previous all nails ’trigger it’s Easter and that’s tremendous, I don’t care. You don’t need to care about each little factor.

Emma: No, it’s extra if you would like, I don’t know. When you simply know extra about what would possibly look good on you. So one factor I do on occasion is love thrifting. We’ve talked about thrifting many instances on the present, and for me, thrifting is simply form of for enjoyable. I do attempt to solely purchase issues that I’m gonna put on or use. Plenty of what I purchase these days is like issues for Oscar’s fairy backyard, like little ceramics or necklaces that I’m gonna take aside for my jewellery obsession, my necklace-making pastime. However I do additionally like to purchase sweaters and garments and issues. And now I simply really feel like I’ve much more course. Cuz typically you see one thing and also you’re like, oh, I believe this is able to match me, and I like the colour, however I don’t know if it appears nice on me. And I really feel like now I’ve simply been given like somewhat permission slip of you’ll be able to go away that behind for just like the deep fall ladies, cuz that’s not you. Test-in on the blue lavender and you realize all that. And if you wish to put on one thing that’s not your shade, go for it, it’s no huge deal. Listed here are some suggestions. That’s form of the vibe of this entire factor. However I like being artistic within a field. I like being given permission to let go of one thing. In order that’s how I view this and for me, it feels liberating and form of enjoyable. And I additionally similar to, I don’t know, sending within the selfies and it’s virtually like doing an internet quiz in a method. It’s simply enjoyable. Who doesn’t like to do this every now and then? 

Elsie: So have you ever completed any procuring or any cleansing out since you bought your outcomes again? 

Emma: I haven’t completed a lot cleansing out as a result of I don’t really feel like I’ve tons of stuff that I’m like, oh, I undoubtedly gotta do away with it. I’ve one jumpsuit that’s like principally form of a burnt orange. So you know the way huge Bud, they’re smalls, however they’re barely completely different sizes. So I used to be like, all proper, this one already was somewhat bit larger on me, so I used to be like, I both have to get it tailor-made and now that I notice it’s actually not my shade, I’m like, possibly I’ll see if somebody who’s extra of a fall.

Elsie: I’ll commerce you. Really, I would have already got it. I’ll need to verify my closet, however I’ll commerce you cuz I already began making a pile for you and it has my sizzling pink jumpsuit in it. 

Emma: Yeah, we are able to commerce cuz this is sort of a terracotta crimson, rusty crimson. 

Elsie: Sure, I really like the recent pink jumpsuit. I like it. I like it. I like it. I like it. However once I put it on, I don’t like it now I do know why, I perceive, it is sensible. It doesn’t make sense how one can have one thing that you simply love that a lot and you then put it in your physique and also you’re like, however no. Yeah. I really feel like this was like a lacking piece for us that I’m so glad we have now now. So, yeah, I’m making you somewhat pile, it’s not that huge cuz I actually didn’t have a number of pastels in my closet, however I had just a few and I’ll convey them with me once I come to go to subsequent week. And yeah, we are able to do some commerce I like it. Let’s do it. Okay, after which for the long run, I really feel like my largest change is that like I’m going to purchase like 100% of my on a regular basis fundamental garments, like my mother uniform-type stuff. I’m gonna purchase all of my colours as a result of I really feel I ought to due to faculty drop-off sort of conditions. I don’t put on make-up or care in any respect, like in any respect. I care lower than the least. So this can be a great way for me to look my greatest contemplating these phrases. 

Emma: Yeah, identical. If I’m spending a very good sum of money, so like, principally if it’s not thrifted then I’m most likely gonna stick extra with my shade palettes all the time sooner or later. The one exception is, I’m positive I’ll put on some form of pumpkin or halloweeny factor within the fall on occasion and I don’t care. I like it and I don’t care if it doesn’t look nice with my pores and skin, don’t matter to me, it’s Halloween. 

Elsie: Yeah, I assist that. I believe that that’s good. If I used to be advised I couldn’t put on pumpkin orange, somebody would have hell to pay. You possibly can’t take that away from me so that you’re dealing with it fairly nicely. 

Emma: I’m gonna want a refund as a result of I really like pumpkin

Elsie: Yeah, now we’re shifting on to a piece the place we’re gonna every do three recommendations on discovering your model, feeling good, and Yeah, if we haven’t made this clear sufficient already, it’s coming from the angle of anybody can do that and everybody ought to really feel good of their garments. It’s not like a vogue, vogue perspective as a result of we don’t have that. However I do love vogue. I’ve an appreciation for it. I wouldn’t take into account myself a vogue individual, although. 

Emma: I believe whether it is like meals, all people eats and doubtless all people has to prepare dinner some, even should you hate cooking you most likely need to do one thing. So it’s type of the like, nicely what do you prepare dinner every single day? Like what’s your on a regular basis cooking versus what should you went to a Michelin star restaurant, I’m positive that you would nonetheless admire that meals and it doesn’t imply that it’s a must to prepare dinner it in your individual dwelling as a result of frankly, you don’t have the talents. I don’t and it’s okay to have all these completely different ranges. I really assume that’s actually enjoyable and thrilling and that’s how I view vogue. I really like vogue. It’s so cool. Anyway, completely different ranges of vogue are superior, that’s all I used to be attempting to say. 

Elsie: So listed here are our suggestions. My first one is to have a look at the clothes, make-up, and types that you simply nonetheless love out of your previous pictures. Take a look at pictures from your self, like by means of the years, all of your completely different ages and phases, and discover the issues that also really feel basic to you as a result of chances are high these are issues that basically work nicely for you. And likewise I simply assume one thing from an image of me 10 years in the past that I might nonetheless put on now, which means one thing. Have you learnt what I imply? Meaning one thing about like me and one thing in regards to the clothes and the model, it will probably’t simply be like a pattern. It’s prefer it’s unattainable, it’s nice. 

Emma: My first tip is to have high-quality fundamentals that suit you nicely and that you’ll put on so much. So regardless of your finances, it doesn’t matter. When you’re like, my finances for denims is $50 or $300, no matter means prime quality to you, simply one thing that’s gonna final. And to me, an important factor is that it suits you nicely. And getting issues tailor-made is definitely so much cheaper than I believed. I believe should you had agreed to get your entire closet completed, that might clearly be fairly expensive. However to get just a few fundamentals to only suit you completely often actually isn’t as a lot as you would possibly assume should you’ve by no means completed it. So discover somebody in your space who does tailoring, it’s not one thing that solely exists in New York Metropolis. I swear you will discover somebody and get it to suit your physique. You’re gonna really feel actually good in it.

Elsie: it’s extraordinarily price it. One time I did an entire bag of stuff and it was like a hundred-something. It’s not unaffordable and there are such a lot of items that they simply want somewhat tweak for it to be one thing you’d actually put on. So whenever you’re doing all your clear out, you’ll be able to have the pile the place it’s like straight to the alterations after which you’ll be able to have the donate and the hold in all of that too. I believe it’s undoubtedly price it for positive. Okay, my subsequent tip is when you’ve got clothes that you simply put on by default that makes you are feeling dangerous about your self, let it go. Donate it, put it in a bag, and get it out of your own home. I’ve had this many instances in my life, it’s like getting right into a behavior of similar to whenever you dress quick, you simply put on the identical three issues or no matter. And it may not even be belongings you like, however should you discover that there’s one thing that whenever you’re sporting it, you don’t wanna run into individuals or whenever you’re sporting it, you don’t wanna be in pictures, then that’s a factor that I might encourage changing and completely deleting out of your wardrobe. As a result of should you don’t need to, why would you wanna have one thing that made you are feeling dangerous? 

Emma: Yep, and my subsequent tip is definitely form of alongside these strains, and I don’t know if it’s a tip a lot as a pep speak, however I simply wanna say, you might be attractive. Precisely the best way you might be, precisely the dimensions you might be, precisely the age you might be. So your wardrobe, your garments, and your make-up, should you put on make-up, ought to mirror how attractive you might be. So that you don’t have to draw back from garments cuz you assume, oh, if I used to be a special measurement or if I used to be taller, I might put on that. Or so much that I hear now’s associates can be like, I’m too previous to put on X, Y, Z, which we’re like in our late thirties or early forties, you’re not,

Elsie: I do know they don’t even know the way previous is but. 

Emma: Yeah, you don’t even know. And I don’t know, I look again now at like early twenties Emma and I want that she would’ve similar to embraced herself extra as a result of I used to be so cute and I strive to consider that. I’m like, Hey, sixties, Emma is gonna be saying that about you proper now. So embrace it, you might be cute, you might be sizzling, and you might be attractive. Put on stuff that makes you are feeling that method as a result of it’s true. 

Elsie: Good pep speak, Emma. That was very nice. My subsequent one is, so I’ve somewhat temper board for every thing in my entire life together with clothes. I believe it actually helps. You probably have hassle wandering out of your model, like that’s my downside is that if I simply see one thing that’s cute, otherwise you see one thing that appears cute on another person, I don’t know. I’ve an issue, similar to getting drawn to my private deterrent is enjoyable, vibrant clothes and I’ll severely put on it a couple of times. Like I simply don’t put on clothes like that time and again, over the best way I do different issues. So I’ve to maintain myself centered away from it. And it’s not like I can’t ever put on it, however I’m attempting to not, undoubtedly attempting not to spend so much on clothes like that anymore. Anyway, so I’ve my little temper board and it’s similar to footage of outfits I like, like individuals from Pinterest, just a bit collage and hold it in your telephone and remind your self whenever you’re undecided about a purchase order or no matter. I believe it’s a great way to be like, oh yeah, that is how I’m attempting to decorate, that is how I wish to costume.

Emma: Yep, I really like that. It’s like a cheat sheet. Okay. And my third tip is should you love one thing, purchase it in just a few colours that be just right for you. However should you love one thing, that is one thing that we stole from our grandma and I form of used to assume she was form of dorky for doing this, and now I 100% do it and I get it and she or he was proper. 

Elsie: I by no means thought that, I all the time thought she was cool. Her closet I’m gonna describe them. One coloured, form of like a costume that Ms. Frizzle wears. One coloured cotton shirt costume has a shade and midline sleeves and it goes down beneath the knee and it has an identical belt. And he or she had that costume in like the entire rainbow. After which she had sneakers, like pumps in the entire rainbow to match them. And I all the time thought it was the best factor about our grandma, it was her instructor uniform. Yeah, she was a instructor. And Emma is rather like her.

Emma: However jumpsuits. That’s just like the model. So yeah, should you love one thing, should you’re like, wow, this sweater suits me rather well, or, oh, I all the time, you realize, put on this pair of denims, they match me nicely. Effectively, if they’ve it in one other wash possibly get that. Additionally, when one thing wears out, like an incredible pair of sneakers and you may’t resell them, or an incredible pair of denims, they’ve gotten too many holes, no matter, don’t really feel like it’s a must to change it up should you don’t wish to. You possibly can actually simply exchange it with the identical factor once more, no disgrace in that. So should you discover one thing that’s working for you and also you like it, embrace it. 

Elsie: That’s true. I believe that that’s actually good recommendation, Em. So many garments do are available in many various colours too, which is good. 

Emma: Yeah, simply slight variations and it’s not even a lot. I accomplish that a lot laundry having a toddler and I solely have one child. I don’t even know what persons are doing with 2, 3, or 4 children. 

Elsie: You don’t wanna know the way a lot completely different it’s with two children. 

Emma: So typically it’s simply having barely completely different colours. You additionally might simply purchase the very same shade, simply so you might have just a few, so that you don’t really feel like it’s a must to do laundry every single day as a result of I get that too. Go for it, do what you might want to do. 

Elsie: I like it. I hope this episode was useful. We actually, actually really feel keen about this topic, vogue is for everybody. And should you learn Curated Closet, should you do the workbook, should you do the Coloration seek the advice of, ship us your expertise and your outcomes as a result of we simply wanna hear about it. It’s enjoyable for us and we’re . So thanks a lot for listening, and I suppose I’m simply going to go the baton now to Nova for our well-known phase, A Joke and a Reality with Nova. All proper, I’ve Nova right here, Nova this week. Do you might have a joke for us or a truth?

Nova: A truth. 

Elsie: Okay. What’s the very fact? 

Nova: Do you know that like within the solar, greater than one million Earths might slot in it? 

Elsie: Actually? Within the solar, greater than one million? That seems like so much. Superior truth. Thanks.


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