Color me avocado and I’m not even a refrigerator from the 60s

Someone somewhere, long ago, told me never to wear the color avocado because I have too much yellow in my skin.  So I stopped wearing the color avocado. If I saw an article of clothing in the color, I ran for the hills. Even if something had a splash of avocado, it was no dice, as far as I was concerned.

Big mistake. Big, big mistake! Turns out, avocado is one of the most flattering colors I could wear because it complements my hair, explained FOF Jill Kirsh, a color guru. We all fall into one of four hair color groups, Jill said. “You’re in the golden brown/redhead category,” she told me, handing me a little case that looked like it held credit or business cards.  When I opened it, out popped a rainbow of 30 fabric swatches, encased in protective plastic, in the colors and shades that flatter me most. You guessed it: Avocado is one of the colors. When Jill handed me a large piece of avocado fabric to hold near my face, I fell instantly in love with the color that I’ve been avoiding for decades. It does look good, I swear.

These shades of blue are also flattering to me, according to Jill's magic color system

Jill gave me my own swatch presentation and I have not left home without it. I’ve whipped it out every time I’m looking at clothes and no longer have to ask random shoppers and saleswomen whether I look good in something. We’re giving away one of these trusty little swatch books, as well as Jill’s ultimate makeup kit and mini compact, with exactly the right color makeup for you, lipstick to blush and shadow. Click here to enter the giveaway.

Soft Surroundings is selling Jill’s color system exclusively. I wholeheartedly recommend it to every one of my FOF friends. You will love it. I promise!

8 Responses to “Color me avocado and I’m not even a refrigerator from the 60s”

  1. linda derector says:

    i love your willingness to try new things geri, i think the blues really flatter you

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  4. Sally combs says:

    Sorry, but I disagree on the hair color as a predictor. Red heads with blue undertones look awful in orange and yellow. The blue- based or neutral skin tones look better in colors with
    NO yellow undertones. One size does not fit all.

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    • linda derector says:

      i agree with you. i think these kind of rules and guidelines work really well for people who really don’t understand color nuances. that being said kudos to the developer of the system

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    • dbbie says:

      I have to agree. I would never put you in that scarf and sweater combination. If that sweater was in a solid dark royal blue with that scarf you would look fabulous but that sweater and scarf together has just to many different undertones to complement anything. Anyhow my real question is what if you are always changing your hair color then what do you do?

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  6. Barbara says:

    Those blues look fabulous on you!

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