Tuesday, September 27, 2011

not so crazy eights: the greens

Jacket – M Missoni, Cardigan – Ralph Lauren Black Label, Long-sleeved shirt – Elizabeth and James, Tee shirt – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dress Maxmara S Max, Sweater – Ralph Lauren Black Label, Pants – Malena Birger, Skirt – J. Crew
1. Flats - Clarks, Scarf – Hermès, bag – Rag and Bone
2. Boots - Tretorn, scarf – Missoni, hat - Borsalino
3. Ballet flats - Balenciaga, necklace – Andara, earrings – Coralie Leets
4. Boots - Koolaburra, ring – Blu Bijoux, bracelet – Balenciaga
5. Pumps - Born, scarf – Hermès, bag – Yves Saint Laurent
6. Canvas shoes - Keds, Labradorite earrings –  JCPenney, necklace – Kenneth Jay Lane
7. Flats – French Sole, brooch – Fantasy Jewelry Box, ring - Fantasy Jewelry Box
8. Moccasins - Frye, scarf – Pierre-Louise Mascia, bracelet –  Kimberly McDonald
9. Riding boots - Frye, scarf – Metropolitan Museum of Art, bag – Balenciaga
10. Ankle boots – Opening Ceremony, Bracelet – Alexis Bittar, earrings – Alexis Bittar
11. Pumps – Bandolino, scarf – Metropolitan Museum of Art, broochTarina Tarantino
12. Sandals - Vaneli,  necklace – Isabella Oliver, ring – Fantasy Jewelry Box


  1. I love how you are showing that a "neutral" doesn't have to be the colors we usually think of as neutrals - navy, gray, black, tan. This green "crazy 8's" selection is truly inspired, especially for someone with the coloring to pull off wearing green all the time.

  2. At least 40 years ago, I seem to remember reading a children's book with a teacher named Mrs. Moss, who wore green all the time. It has stuck with me to this day!
    thanks for being here,

  3. Oh, this is definitely MY kind of green. Now if only I could afford the Missoni and Hermes scarves and the Balenciaga bracelet ...

  4. Dear Vivienne,

    How do I submit a wardrobe request?

    (Please help me!)


    Style Challenged

  5. Just leave me a message with what you'd like, or send me an email at theviviennefiles@gmail.com!
    I'm eager to hear from you...
    warmest regards,

  6. Dear Tiffany,
    Now that you know what you like, you can keep your eyes open for similar items at your preferred price! Or hoard your pennies for a splurge - that's what I do to buy scarves...
    thanks for your comment, and thanks for being here,

  7. Dear Vivienne,
    You are a genius! I love the way you have combined different tones and textures to make a harmonious whole. I love the color, and how you've chosen items and combinations that bring out the color but not an undercurrent of regimented military. Thank you for a thoughtful, visual lesson.

  8. The greens with gold accessories are wonderful! I could totally step right into this wardrobe.