Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chic sighting x2 - at the bakery counter

Some amazing color combinations, on some VERY nice, and lovely women...

Argyle cardigan – Pringle of Scotland, blouse – Tory Burch, earrings – Elizabeth and James, tote bag – Barneys New York, short boots – Acne, – Burberry Prorsum

Down vest – Moncler, scarf – Barneys New York, sweater – Ralph Lauren, jeans – Old Navy

16 comments:

  1. I love both these look but especially that coral and taupe look; just gorgeous!

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  2. Lovely - and I particularly appreciate the color pairing in the topmost outfit.

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  3. Blue and pink, blue and pink. I love it! what a good eye you have.

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  4. Hello,

    Who are you and where have you been all my wardrobe life? I have been an avid style blog reader for the last year and I just found your blog. Magnificent is too mild a word to describe it! I feel a transformation defending upon me...I love your philosophy of simplicity and elegance, and of measured frugality. I have so much to learn. I adore your capsules. I am no longer standing in front of my closet full of 'stuff' and thinking I have nothing to wear. So tell me; is there a book in the works? If so...can I be the first to own one? If there is no book in the works, WHY NOT? Love love love love love this brilliant and transformative blog.

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  5. I meant to say "descending" .....

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  6. Hi, I continue to love your blog, great mix of your own ideas and observations of others. I am travelling at the moment, and used your outfit combination idea, put everything together on the bed and it saved me taking too much. But is is raining here for a few days, so I should have brought cropped pants as the hems are now wet. Could you do a post on looking stylish in the wet?
    Janey

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  7. Lisa, I feel the same way. The Vivienne files are transforming my life. I have spent the last month rethinking not only my closet and wardrobe, but how I live my life. There is so much food for thought in this blog. I only wish I had the wisdom of this lifestyle much earlier in my life.
    Karen

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  8. Love that orange and tan combo! I agree with Lisa, wish I had found this blog a long time ago!!

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  9. I especially adore the pink and blue outfit! Thanks for the attractive post!

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  10. I could never get "it"! Then I discovered your blog. I get it! I get it! When I come back from my holiday in Thailand, watch out - a complete transformation is going to happen in my wardrobe. I am so very blessed to have found you. What a wonderful help you are to me. I have been so clueless, and yet tried so hard for soooooo many years!!! I am studying EVERY posting and am so excited that I can finally put it all together - thank you, you have all my gratitude from the bottom of my heart. God bless you. Antonia

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  11. Vivienne, as you see from all these heart-felt posts, you are transforming lives from the inside out, one cluttered closet and clueless suitcase at a time. So, thank you.

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  12. Vivienne, I love the blue/pink outfit since it is closer to my colour palette, but I admit that the first one is pretty at the right person too.
    The weather is getting hotter and I would love to know your vision of basics for hot summer weather that include dresses both for the office and for informal wear.
    Yestareday when I was surfing through your blog for a zillion time I caught myself thinking "What shall I do if she'll stop writing in her blog?". What a horror idea!
    Thank you so much for your ideas that you share so generously. As many others I also admire your reflections on life, not only on fashion.
    Maria

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  13. Ditto everything everyone has said about the transformative nature of your blog.

    Would you consider doing a hot (not warm) weather capsule for casual + business casual wear? And would you do it without dresses? I know a lot of people see dresses as their style salvation in hot weather, and I wish I was one of them, but I'm not. Because of having to wear compression tights, I can only wear dresses or skirts for business or dress-up, when the pantyhose or tights look is slightly acceptable.

    This means I can only wear pants (cropped pants, shorts, and casual skirts are out for the same reason as dresses) and closed shoes. But if you want to show a mix of pants, shorts, and casual skirts so that this is a wardrobe that most people can relate to, not just me, I can translate from the other bottoms to just pants. Mostly I want to know how to look chic when all I can do is put together a pant and top and hope for the best.

    Thank you!

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    1. I have to wear compression tights also, but do not let this keep me from wearing dresses and skirts. If you have lymphedema or vein insuffiency, there is a new tool called the flexi touch which may allow you to go without the tights some of the time.

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  14. Love the first combo. Inspirational.
    Kathy

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  15. One never knows what amazing talent the person behind the bakery counter possesses. :)

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