The power of color – Good scarf, bad scarf

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I had a real plunge in my scarves today, I’ve been thinking about for a while, and today I dived into them. I decided to take selfies with a few of them, as I find it easier to see what suits me when I see myself from the outside. And what an eye opener it was. I ended up taking selfies with all my autumn/winter scarves.

I dag tok jeg en skikkelig opprydning i skjerfene mine, det har stått på agendaen en stund, men i dag tok jeg endelig mot til meg. Jeg bestemte meg for å ta Selfies med et par av skjerfene som jeg var litt usikker på. Jeg synes det er mye lettere å se på bilder enn i speil hva som kler meg. Da ser jeg meg på en måte utenfra. Jeg fikk en skikkelig aha opplevelse og endte opp med å ta Selfies med alle høst og vinterskjefene mine.

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And here they are, the good, the bad and the ugly. All of them taken today in the same light. No 1 and no 3 just seconds apart. I guess we all agree who’s the winner? Actually I’ve hardly ever wore the ugliest, what a relief.

Og her er de, den gode, den onde og den grusomme. Alle bildene er tatt i dag under samme lysforhold, det første og tredje kun med sekunder imellom. Heldigvis har jeg nesten aldri brukt det grusomme. Det er vel ingen tvil om hvilket som gikk av med seieren?

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Here are some other winners, and loosers. A good scarf can bring you to life, a bad scarf can kill you. I guess you agree that the top row are the winners? Don’t mind the Numbers on the pics.

So how to take a good selfie? Take it in natural light, face towards a window, but not to close to the window, 4-6 yards into the room is ok. Put your phone in selfie modus, that is when you see yourself on the screen. ( Selfies for dummies this)  I have a Samsung and I can touch the screen to take a selfie, I don’t need to push the button. I guess most smartphones work like this, or else you need gorilla arms to take a decent selfie.

Hvordan ta en god selfie. Første bud er dagslys, det nytter ikke å stå på badet eller i en mørk gang. Andre bud er at du står med ansiktet mot et vindu og går noen meter inn i rommet. Står du med ryggen til et vindu får du masse motlys og da kan du iallfall ikke avgjøre om du kler en farge eller ikke. Ta telefonen i selfiemodus, det er når du ser deg selv på skjermen. Ja det er Selfies for dummies dette. Jeg har en Samsung og jeg kan trykke hvor som helst på skjermen for å ta bilde, det tok meg litt tid før jeg fant det ut. Jeg tror at de fleste smarttelefoner har denne funksjonen, om ikke så må man jo ha gorilla armer for å få tatt en skikkelig selfie, eller en selfie stang.

I hope you found this useful, I will strongly recomend this approach. For me it has been a real eye opener. From now on I’ll never buy anything without taking photos first.

 

Until next time 

Kari

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10 thoughts on “The power of color – Good scarf, bad scarf

  1. No. 1 looks do nice with your eye color, but you look stylish in any scarf. Good to know it isn’t just about matching colors in your wardrobe. THANK YOU FOR taking time to take and post the pictures.

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  2. I found the comments too! Thanks for taking the time to write this post and explain your way of deciding what scarves would stay and which would leave. I hardly wear scarves since it’s so hot here most of the year, but the idea of taking selfies to view clothing more objectively was eye-opening. Thanks again!

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    1. Yay Pam. I will say lucky you that sounds like a dream to us Norwegians. The same goes for any clothing you have close to your face ofcourse. I took a Color me beautiful test in the 80’s, but then slowly I forgot most about. I had a few colors I avoided though, and thought I knew a little what suited me. I might reconsider.

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  3. Kari your little tutorial on improving your selfie is helpful, thanks! Love the scarf post and I think your choices are spot on…not that I really know how to style scarves l, the colors look great on you!

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    1. Amy hi, so nice to hear you found my selfies for dummies tutorial helpful. Ha ha I don’t know much about styling scarves either, every time I watch a tutorial and try what they show I get 10 thumbs. Given up on that, now I just throw them on.

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