I mentioned the book briefly a few weeks ago, but Shari Braendel deserves much more mention than that.

I love Shari because she is helping women around the world discover the true beauty God created in them and giving us fashion and beauty tips along the way! Her website, conferences and book are sources of great encouragement and advice.

Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad is full of fashion and beauty advice for EVERY woman – make-up, hair, and especially clothes and accessories are all laid out for women of different shapes and skin tones.

I’ve seen several books that claim to have beauty advice for “every woman” before, but this book actually lives up to that claim. The models in this book are REAL women and they are full of beauty.

So, the book is absolutely fabulous, but what I really want to tell you about is Shari’s Color E-nalysis.

I have often wondered, and I’m sure you have too, “What colors ACTUALLY look good on me?” Am I right?!

Color E-nalysis is a free, online tool to help determine your color classification – Soft, Deep, Cool, Clear, Warm, or Light. Just answer a few simple questions and you’ll have your answer before you know it, along with some colors that will make you look even more radiant!

I did the e-nalysis several weeks ago and was determined to be in the “soft” classification! I learned from the site and from Shari’s book more about what I should and should not be wearing…

I should be wearing LESS black, especially near my face.

A softer white looks better with my coloring.

Grays and browns are better neutrals for me.

This was a great starting point for me! But I wanted more…

So I moved on to the color fabric swatches Shari offers!

Shari will take your color classification, and a picture you email of yourself if you choose, and put together a collection of 36 fabric swatches that will suit your coloring!

I was a little skeptical but…

Once I got these swatches, I was convinced! You can read and look online as much as you want, but holding actual fabric swatches in your hand is where it’s at! You can hold them up to the clothes in your closet and take them shopping with you – THAT is very helpful!

I’ve been working this week at putting these swatches into action AND our new camera finally came {and the old one started working again that same day} so I have at least one picture to share…

The green of the shirt was a color that was suggested in my swatches to “make me pop!” My tummy is already “popping” without any extra help, but I do love that color and how fresh it makes me look!

I also added a light gray cardigan {instead of black} and jewelry {from Mercy House Kenya} in a blue that was suggested on my swatches.

Until I took the picture, I didn’t realize just how correct the color e-nalysis was! I’m loving this combo!

I want to invite you to head over to Shari’s site to get your free color e-nalysis right now, and after you do, come back to tell me your results to be entered to win a FREE set of color swatches!

I can’t wait to hear what you discover about the colors you should be wearing! It’s so fun!

You can do the free color e-nalysis anytime, but you can only enter this giveaway until Tuesday, November 21st at 9 p.m. CST!

And don’t forget to head over to The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday today!


*I received a copy of this book and a set of swatches to review for this post. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!

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