Friday, September 09, 2011

Wardrobe: navy, with green and yellow!

Jacket – 3.1 Philip Lim, Cardigan – Paul Smith Black, green blouse – Marc by Marc Jacobs, White tee shirt – Oasis, Pants – Paul and Joe, Tweed skirt – Giambattista Valli, Jeans – Ferris, Scarf - Hermès

White shirt –, Trench coat – Burberry Prorsum, Winter coat – Diane von Furstenberg, Sweater dress – Joseph, Pants – Katharine Hamnett, Pleated skirt – Junya Watenabe, yellow sweater – N. Peal, green jacket – Jil Sander

Dress – Lela Rose, Tweed jacket – Oscar de la Renta, Tee shirt – Debenhams, short-sleeved striped tee shirt – Old Navy, Long-sleeved striped tee shirt – L.L. Bean, Pants – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Plaid shirt – Swell, green summer top - Jaeger

Square scarves – Hermès, Swirl scarf – Diane von Furstenberg, Cashmere muffler – N. Peal, Blue enamel necklace – Kenneth Jay Lane, Navy stud earrings – Topshop, bow brooch – 1928, gold dome earrings -  Marco Bicego, gold hoop earrings – Michael Kors, Blue agate ring – Chan Luu, Gold & navy necklace – Bita Pourtavoosi, Sunglasses – Old Navy, Hat – Old Navy, Watch – Michael Kors, Cuff bracelet – Carolina Bucci, Tote – DAKS, Clutch – Anya Hindmarch, Gloves – Bottega Veneta, navy desert boots – Old Navy, navy suede Mary Janes – John Lewis, blue espadrilles – Paul Green, Blue suede loafers – Fratelli Rosetti, navy pumps – Fitzwell, sandals – Opening Ceremony


  1. I love how you brought elegant chic to the classic sporty pairing of navy and green. I want to add a few emerald elements to my navy wardrobe, and this post was inspiring.

  2. So visually appealing - love the pop of color.

  3. I don't know where you request a wardrobe...please forgive me if this is the wrong place! I don't even need a whole wardrobe, just a dress. I've been caught twice recently unprepared for a funeral. I have a very casual wardrobe and the few dresses I do have are happy/flirty/cocktail looking. I need a dress that can look appropriate for a more serious occasion, but still get some use otherwise. Something versatile. Not a suit please, I'm just not a suit person. Any suggestions?

  4. Janice,

    Here's my dilemma: I own the basic navy suit in a substantial cotton twill fabric.

    However, I am still underemployed, and I expect to be interviewing in winter. In my work life, I would expect that I would NOT wear a suit. ever.

    So, a wool suit (which is quite an investment) would only be worn for interviews.

    On the few occasions outside of work where I would maybe wear a suit, the cotton twill will work fine.

    I am wondering about the fabric for winter interviews. Do you recommend owning winter and summer suits?


    1. Honestly, if you're never going to need a suit for work, do NOT buy another one. You can wear a substantial cotton twill suit for interviews on any but the absolute snowiest days - just make sure that you're wearing something long-sleeved underneath, and some hosiery of some ilk, and closed heel and toe shoes. Nobody should expect you to have an infinite interview wardrobe, and unless your summer suit is crinkly linen, or has white piping, it should be fine!

    2. Thanks so much.

      I'm interviewing in-house, as full-time positions open up, and, although my last interview went well, they gave the job to someone with more seniority. That's understandable.

      But, my boss' boss wears broomstick skirts and floppy cardigans. So, I feel very comfortable taking your advice -- and not splashing out for the fine wool suit.

      Thanks again for the response.

  5. All wardrobe are attractive, yellow collection is so limited but others dress are in very unique styles.