Love that green wrap top and am combining this warm green Banshee color here with the oatmeal leggings (another Banshee color) and a Seer-recommended animal print scarf. In the outfit below, I tried it with my dark brown cable-knit sweater cardigan.
See you tomorrow!
I love the richness and grounded feeling of dark brown, and the cable-knit sweater plus the cable-knit skirt is very Banshee. It's not yet cold enough to wear them together outside the house yet, but it was fun to try them out for this challenge. Makes me look forward to fall weather. :)
Which season is your favorite?
See you tomorrow!
I would love to find another sweater skirt ~ this is the only one I own! Love it. Not sure about the bubble-ness, though. I'd rather it was more tapered.
I haven't mentioned peplum tops yet. They are borrowed from the Seer archetype recs and imagined as part of the Banshee subtype. The other thing I haven't mentioned is that "banshee" can also mean "Irish faery woman" & "messenger from the Otherworld." Love the idea of that and it is a big draw for me!!
See you tomorrow!
It's Day Three! I am wearing my oatmeal leggings again (they feel so soft & comfy) but this time with a brown wrap top. So, Banshee colors.
Notice the bracelet hanging from my wrist a bit on the left. That is a new bracelet (got it yesterday) with tigers eye and the little Celtic knot medallion at the bottom. And in the picture below, you can see the picture I took just to show you a close-up of my Celtic knot wrap bracelet.
Apparently, the sun decided to photobomb one of these picture! Does it contribute to an air of Seer mystery? No? Oh, well.
Anyway, it's day two of the #klm10 challenge and this is one of my favorite color combinations: a slightly burnt orange & oatmeal. I have several of the usual suspects for Banshee and a few for Seer and hopefully, this casual approach works.
Comfort and casual are keywords for me!
See you tomorrow!
The best part of summer, other than those first few days of freedom once school was no more had to be the month of August which was guaranteed to bring two things: a back-to-school issue of Seventeen magazine & a trip to the mall to buy new clothes for school! But then came the difficult decision about what to wear on the first day of school.
As you might imagine, I had a similar dilemma as the start date for this #klm10 autumn challenge got closer and closer. There was no way to choose a best "Banshee" outfit (especially since we don't yet have a guide) but I did choose one of my favorites.
Who knew there were cable-knit knee-length skirts and tweed tights in the world? Both were exciting discoveries for me, since they are both mentioned in the Banshee description in Kati's Seer video.
In this outfit, I also have on textured shoes, round animal print earrings (Seer), a collection of bracelets on each arm, a la bangles (Seer) and a Celtic knot bracelet. Plus, Banshee colors.
In this picture, you can't really see my smoky eyes, but my makeup is always kinda subtle, anyway. If I put on too much, it looks like I've borrowed makeup from my mother while playing dress-up.
I'm excited to start the challenge and see which archetypes or subtypes others have chosen to play with for the next ten days. I will try Banshee all ten days, but I know others sometimes mix it up a bit.
See you tomorrow!
"Each person is unique, and the physical and personality features that make you different, also make you exceptional- this is your magic. You will learn the flavor of your magic and how to embrace it, feel empowered by it, and wield it as a strength." ~Kati L. Moore
Using words like "embrace the magic," "discover your fairytale" and "live your story," Kati L. Moore both introduces the Fantastical Beauty System and proves she's a fairy godmother after my own heart. I adore this system because it gives you a chance to identify with archetypes that reflect who you are but also to connect wit those energies when you dress like them.
Because I want more people to know about this system, I will be writing about it during next month's Ultimate Blog Challenge. I am doing it for free, but believe me, if she ever creates an affiliate program, I will be all over it!
So if you want to know more about each archetype, come back each day in October & I'll be glad to tell you more.
She has blogged about all of the Fantastical Beauty archetypes in the past, and has a pinboard for each) but is changing somethings around on her website and right now, that information is hard to find. By the way, the picture up at the top represents the Seer archetype (one of the nine main archetypes in the Fantastical Beauty system), the one I feel is my home. I'll say more about that, too, in the month ahead.
But speaking of the Seer archetype...
Kati has announced another ten-day Fantastical Beauty challenge that starts on Monday, September 25th, and I will be participating by dressing as a Seer subtype, Banshee. The interesting thing about that is that there is no guide yet for Banshee, and all we have to go on so far is the way she described it in the Seer video (there's a video for each of the nine main types and in each one, she describes its subtypes.)
So I will use those Seer words as my guide. And I will be posting my pics each day so you can see my ideas for what her description looks like in clothes. :)
See you then!
In the spiritual sense, the Autumn Equinox or Mabon holiday offers the energy of letting go. Of looking back at the year, so far, and taking stock of what worked well and what didn't quite come to fruition. Of what has changed and what is no longer needed in your life. What no longer serves.
But that can be true of what we wear, too, can it not?
Is there dead weight hiding in your closet? Clothes that no longer fit, or never get worn. What never lived up to the potential you saw in the store or catalog?
Today would be a good day to go through your closet and toss out the clothes that are no longer making you shine, reflecting the truth of who you are in the mirror.
The ones you find comforting? Move them front and center.
Have a wonderful day!
This blog is a heart gift for other homebodies & bookworms who love tea, hot chocolate, comfort food, Hallmark movies, the Christmas season & other delights who dread winter because it changes your life in ways you don't like. Hygge is made for people just like us because it's a way of life that uses all the things we love to help us hang on to who we are
"While there’s no one English word to describe hygge, several can be used interchangeably to describe the idea of hygge such as cosiness, charm, happiness, ‘contentness’, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simpleness." ~ HyggeHouse.com
I read an online conversation, like many others I'd been part of, where several of us were talking about wanting to be the style archetype for tea-drinking homebody bookworms because that's who we are. And I started thinking how neat it would be to create an online home for us.
What would we talk about, I wondered. We love talking about cozy, comfy style, and we will here, too. But I wanted to marry this type to the hygge lifestyle & since I am allergic to winter in all the wrong ways, I started wondering about throwing that into the mix, too.
And here we are! :)
So if winter blues are a struggle for you, stay tuned. I can help.
Love to you!
"The concept of hygge doesn’t just apply to your home. As I learned in the cute hygge reference book, The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, Meik Wiking, you can hygge anything. Your tea can be hygge’d. Your cocktail, hygge’d. Even your summertime activities can be hygge’d. Comfort is crucial to hygge—and what’s more comfortable than a full body of knit clothing? At the core of hygge is the idea of staying inside and hibernating through the cold winter months. And if you must go out, be sure to stay warm" ~Vogue article