Monthly Visits added to Philadelphia

In addition to working in New York City and cities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, David will now make regular monthly visits to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he will be offering private Color Your Style Custom Color Palettes for men and women as well as Custom Color Palette Extensions, Shopping, Ultimate Style, Wardrobe Recharge and Color Your Home Sessions as well as the new Virtual Wardrobe Plan.

The next visits to Philadelphia will be December 5th-7th, January 29th and February 7th-9th.

 

Embrace Your Essence Color

Your Essence Color is the color that harmonizes all of the tones in your skin and reveals your most genuine, open, and essential self. Think of it as your version of white.

How to find it: Using paint chips in a selection of the colors typically  found in makeup foundation, find a comfortable place with natural light, hold up each chip to your skin and find the one that gives your skin the most smoothing effect.  What you’re looking for is the color that harmonizes and blends with your skin, pulling all of the different colors together.

How to use it: 

Lingerie:  The most sensual color for this… the closest to being naked without being!

A blouse: The perfect alternative to white, use it in place of a white shirt!

Anything cashmere: Nothing is more beautiful than the soft tactile quality of cashmere paired with your perfect Essence Color!

Foundation makeup: This color will harmonize your skin tones and make you glow!

Your bedroom: Paint your walls in this color and enjoy a restful effect!

When to wear it: Wear it when you are having an intimate conversation, when you are meditating, or when you want to be completely open and honest.

When not to wear it: Don’t wear this color if your objective is to strongly prove a point, and never  in a situation where you do not want to show vulnerability.

November 19th: Facebook LIVE!

I’ll be coming to you via Facebook LIVE at 1pm EST on Sunday, November 19th with a chat about color, style and empowerment!

Would you like to share a story of how embracing your True Colors and Authentic Style has impacted your life? If so, please email alex@davidzyla.com with your four-to-six line story along with authorization to share it. Note that only first names will be used when sharing your inspiring stories.

We also welcome your questions! Have a question on putting your True Colors and Authentic Style into play? Please submit to: alex@davidzyla.com

Black Friday Game Plan

Black Friday will soon be upon us. To help you get ready for the big kick-off to holiday shopping, here are some of my favorite tips, all featured in my book How to Win at Shopping:

-Make a list. Much of the stress of deal-hunting and fear of overspending can be cut down with an old-fashioned gift list. Include both everyone you plan to buy for and how much you’re willing to spend, then budget for about a ten percent overage.

 

-Buy ahead. Avoid waiting in long checkout lines by purchasing online and picking it up at a brick and mortar store. Simply show your receipt and be in and out of the shop in a jiffy!

 

-Avoid making big jewelry purchases at this time. There are much better times to shop. April, during tax time is when you will see the best deals on fine jewelry.

 

-If shopping at a mall, park near the food court. This will allow you to load purchases into your car and take a lunch break before heading back for a second round of hunting. And don’t forget a water bottle — as in many other aspects of life, it’s important to stay hydrated while shopping.

 

-Take advantage of gift-wrapping stations. This will both save you time later and, if provided by a nonprofit group, allow you to make a contribution to a charitable cause.

Is Your Best LBD B?

Everyone has their own version of black, a formal neutral found by identifying the color of the ring around your iris. Your personal shade of charcoal, aubergine, olive, midnight, espresso or even black is not only your best eyeliner choice, but also the perfect go-to in a simple dress for a formal event or holiday party. Here are some of my favorite “LBD”s in a variety of shades available in both North America and Europe:

https://www.eloquii.com/asymmetrical-pleated-dress-/1245185.html?cgid=dresses&dwvar_1245185_colorCode=36&start=14

https://www.anthropologie.com/en-gb/shop/benji-curved-hem-knit-dress?category=dresses&color=004

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/calvin-klein-illusion-yoke-scuba-sheath-dress?ID=4667844&CategoryID=54

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/party-dresses/chi-chi-london-beloved-and-beyond-midi-dress/137285.html?dwvar_137285_color=083&cgid=party_dresses_108#start=2

http://www.nextdirect.com/us/en/g2160s1#190986

http://www.marksandspencer.com/cotton-rich-lace-short-sleeve-swing-dress/p/p60120265?image=SD_01_T42_7009_R7_X_EC_90&color=BLACKCURRANT&prevPage=plp

http://www.oasis-stores.com/gb/clothing/dresses/supersoft-drape-dress/063039.html?dwvar_063039_color=15&position=1&cgid=dresses#&start=1&categoryID=dresses

https://www.eloquii.com/flounce-sleeve-shift-dress/12443770290022.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3ezRseXt1gIVi1cNCh2s7gEkEAkYHSABEgKTBPD_BwE