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People judge an individual based on how they look within 35 seconds of meeting them. How can you afford not to look your best? In today’s workplace, whether professional suits or business casual are the norm, men can no longer get away with wearing the same old outfits to work. Brenda is an expert at determining the colors that will make you look healthy, vibrant and professional.

For those of you who hate to shop, Brenda can assist you with personal shopping or refer you to a trusted colleague for custom shirts and suits. The photo above was a shirt, suit and tie that Brenda selected for a client who hates to shop and was applying for a promotion. He looked polished, professional and got the job!

For more information on a color consultation, wardrobe coordination or personal shopping call 619-254-6807


Hello Summer!


Summer’s color palette is harmonious, elegant and soft. Summer women fall into these categories; Light, Muted or Cool. Knowing which of these you fall into will help you make wise shopping choices for clothing, jewelry, accessories and makeup. A personal color consultation will quickly tell you if you are cool or warm and which of the seasons you fall into.
Summer’s image is one of refinement and gentleness. Blue undertones are the best colors for Summer women to wear. Shopping with a swatch wallet can save you time and money as you focus only on the colors that will best compliment your skin tone. Summer’s best makeup choices are light and cool colors, avoid warm brown or black mascara as it is too severe. For an in-depth personal color analysis call, 619-254-6807
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Colours for Natural Living’s webpage has a new look, added services and special packages for brides.

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the Wedding Channel under “Bridal Fashion”.

Call for a consultation, 619-254-6807


When choosing an eyeglass frame you should choose a frame by size, shape and color.
Also, while most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are six basic face shapes.


Square face shape, be sure to avoid glasses with hard lines that might make your face look boxy.
Heart-shaped faces, those with a chin much thinner than their forehead, need to find shapes that balance the width of their face.
Oval faces are the luckiest, as they can pull off almost any style. You may want to balance the curve of your face, so choose square, rectangle glasses to balance your face.
Oblong, or long face shapes, will see much more length than width. Choose frames that are larger, to break up the length of your face.
Round faces will want to choose frames that add angles, are structured and slim. Lenses that are wider than they are deep, as well as those with dark frames help define a round face.

Once you have determined if you are “warm” or “cool,” then you can find the eyeglass frame colors that will suit you the best. Eye wear color should complement personal coloring. Some examples of frame colors best for warm coloring are: camel, khaki, gold, copper, peach, orange, coral, off-white, fire-engine red, warm blue and blond tortoise.
For cool coloring, the best eyeglass frame hues are black, silver, rose-brown, blue-gray, plum, magenta, pink, jade, blue and amber (darker) tortoise.
You may be tempted to choose a frame color that “goes with everything.” But consider instead a color that truly flatters you.

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Colours for Natural Living is proud to sponsor an apparel donation drive to benefit the San Diego Chapter of Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success San Diego is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization organizing services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

Donations of the following are appreciated: 

Current style, clean, ready-to-wear, interview appropriate women’s attire:  skirt suits, pant suits, neutral blouses, gently used purses and shoes (closed toe only, no sandals) on hangers in dry cleaner bags or folded neatly in boxes. Tax receipts will be provided.

Come join us on August 31, 2013, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm  at the Coral Room, Marina Village 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109.  There will be door Prizes & Refreshments! Enjoy a cup of tea after dropping off your donation at this beautiful waterfront location.   

For more information contact:

Brenda J. Harrison, 619-254-6807

Thank you for your support!

Dress for Success San Diego





To Dye or Not To Dye?


As I sat in the back row of a seminar recently I noticed how many of the women attending dyed their hair. This was apparent by the visible dark roots and streaky highlights and made me think of the current trend of having dark roots showing.
We are all born with our own color palette of skin tone, eye and hair color and as we age our hair coloring changes. Some women go gray early in life and have striking silver hair, others opt to dye their hair to hide the gray. The color you choose to dye your hair is just as important as the color of the clothing you wear. Winter and Summer women should never add warm highlights and Spring and Autumn women should never add cool colors. To achieve the most natural look it’s best to stick to your seasonal palette and go only two shades darker or lighter than your own natural hair color. If you want to add some contrast color for fun, keep it within your seasonal palette ie: cool burgundy highlights with jet black hair. When you wear the right color makeup and clothing with your natural hair color you will look healthy, vibrant and enhance your natural beauty!


It’s quick, easy and costs nothing- just de-clutter!

Spring and fall cleanings are great motivators, but any time is a good time to de-clutter your closets. Eighty percent of people wear only twenty percent of the clothes they own because they no longer fit, don’t look “just right” or are in need of repair. Why hang onto items that you no longer wear just in case for some day? It can be hard to let go of items that have sentimental value or that you paid a lot of money for but when space is limited, every inch counts.

Ask yourself the following about every item in your closet: Do I love it? Do I wear it? Is it comfortable? And most importantly, does it project the image I want and is it the right color for me to wear? Make space for new items that you will enjoy wearing.

I advise clients to take out everything, clean the shelves and assess the space. If it is possible install double hang rods. There is a wide range of closet systems and options available for every price point. Next we would “weed out” colors not in the client’s seasonal color palette and organize the rest by color and/or type. When your clothes are organized neatly it saves you time getting dressed in the morning

Donating items you no longer wear can greatly benefit those in need. Colours for Natural Living is proud to sponsor an upcoming donation drive for interview appropriate business suits for the San Diego Chapter of  Dress For Success. Details to follow!
For causal clothes there are several places you may donate them to, if you need assistance with this please call me for more information, 619-254-6807.

When you open your closet every morning and it contains clothes you love and love to wear you will experience joy and confidence that you look your best!