We've spent a lot of time considering the many charms of navy, but nothing quite compares to the new look that we get when we introduce a bright orangish-gold color into the mix! The beauty of these bright accents is that you still have the option to dress is a neutral, monochromatic way, when you wish to, but you also have the ability to break out some statement accents when you want to stand out in a crowd. I was amazed at how beautiful this is...
I think what we can all learn from this wardrobe is that you should be faithful to your accent color of choice, no matter how rarely it appears in the garment world. If you truly (TRULY!) are drawn to a particular color, be loyal to your instincts and patient in your acquisitions, and the results will be uniquely yours, and unquestionably lovely on you.
|Corduroy pants – Viyella, brown tee shirt – J. Crew, brown skirt – Precis Petite, brown sweater – Dear Cashmere, navy tee – Lands’ End, navy skirt - Uniqlo, navy shirt – Lands’ End, navy twill trousers – Lands’ End, Marled turtleneck – White Stuff, plaid blouse – Isabel Marant Etoile, navy cardigan – Uniqlo, striped sweater – Daniela Gregis (no longer available), Gold sweater – Boy by Band of Outsiders, ivory silk blouse – Nicole Fahri, gold tee shirt – Michael Michael Kors, ivory sweater – Dorothy Perkins, silk scarf – Burberry Prorsum, reversible paisley muffler – Black.co.uk., smoky quartz earrings – Ippolita, brown pumps – Rose Petals, navy jade earrings – Jose and Maria Barrera, gold cuff bracelet – Eina Ahluwalia, brown shoulder bag – Salvatore Ferragamo, riding boots – Franco Sarto|
I'd like to clarify something about the clothes and accessories that I show in these wardrobes. While I only choose things that I think look perfect (as perfect as possible...) in these vignettes, I don't actually expect you to BUY these specific items. Some of them are far out of most of our budgets, some of them come in sizes that we all can't wear, and some of them can't be shipped to where some of us live.
What I'm trying to give you is ideas. Visual confirmation that the things in your imagination are possible, and are worth searching out and waiting for. Yes, I do get commissions from a few of the retailer to whom I link, but not from most of them, and I never really worry about the whole commission thing when I'm looking for the perfect scarf!
The Vivienne Files isn't a shopping site, per se. I don't tell you when there are big sales online or at the major department stores - you shop on your own schedule, when your time and your finances dictate. I'm NEVER going to tell you that because I love something, you should buy it - that violates everything that Vivienne and I believe. If you want to sew and knit all of your clothes - do it! If you want to thrift everything - that's wonderful! If you want to just choose from what you already own - excellent!
I'm all about giving you choices, and tools to help you focus and define how YOU want to look - distinct from every other woman in the world. And I offer lots of support, and love, too.