Friday, February 03, 2012

Maximize Your ROI: Statement footwear

Boots - Maison Martin Margiela

Navy sweater – Acne, navy bag – Debenhams, Striped tunic - Jaeger, sunglasses – Cutler and Gross, Melange sweater – Black Fleece, Jeans – Alexander McQueen

Silk blouse – Stella McCartney, earrings – Tiffany, silk sweater – Private B, gold necklace – Ben-Amun, tee shirt – Burberry Brit, 6-button cardigan – John Smedley, drop-collar cardiganEastex, Navy pants – Joseph,

Silk blouse – The Row, hat – Topshop, turtleneck – Woolrich, tee shirt – Isabel Marant, floral scarf – Erdem, boucle coat – Jil Sander, Navy skirt – Debenhams, navy tights – Falke 

Ruby earrings – Lord & Taylor, Paisley drop earrings – Max and Chloe, ¾ sleeve dress – Crumpet England, bracelet – Dorothy Perkins, pleated dress – Diane von Furstenberg, clutch bag – Lulu Townsend, sweater dress – Miu Miu,

6 comments:

  1. OOOooo!!! I love this. How to maintain the principles of the not so crazy eights baseline and classic/capsule style, but that includes such outlandish, but utterly useable, footwear! It's almost like having a bold scarf on the feet -- same logic for wardrobe building around a statement piece. Thank you for showing how it's done!

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  2. Vivienne ... very entertaining. It is a wonderful idea to use shoes as inspiration. I have to say that your blog has caused me to re-think the direction I am going in my wardrobe. Oddly enough, I have always assumed a black and gray capsule with white and various shades of red and blues as an accent. However, I just realized that I want to look at my wardrobe a little differently. Watching you analyze wardrobes has opened my mind to re-analyzing what I need in my life at this time. My wardrobe plan will still have focus and limits, but I believe that it will be a lot more fun as well as more useful. Really, you are a blessing as well as entertaining.

    Thank you,
    Susan in WA

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  3. I will say, unreservedly that I think these boots "wear you", and would tire of them in a few weeks. But also know that if I saw them on a young woman like, say, Lucia MIcarelli, I would find them enchanting. This is my problem, and it keeps me from buying exciting, risky things.

    While I have never reinforced the sole of my own boots, I assiduously waterproof them with products like Nikwax and Sno Seal. It's easy, so why not do it yourself?

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  4. Vivienne, this is nothing short of genius! I am new to your blog but am already hopelessly devoted. I love your philosophies, illustrations and inspirations. I am already thinking about going on a "no-shop" for a few months. When your wardrobe works and you don't need to constantly "be on the lookout" there is so much freedom for other things!

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  5. Hi Vivienne,

    Thanks for following up on my request so promptly. I adore these boots and disagree with Duchesse about them wearing the wearer. I think it all depends upon attitude. My challenge would be actually wearing them. I would want to save them for best.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  6. Hi Vivienne. I love these boots. I'm a young 77 year old who would actually wear them and they would never wear me. Where can I buy them? I'm new to your blog and enjoy reading it. Donna from Tehachapi CA.

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