Saturday, May 12, 2012

Build a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with a necklace: peacock

I love this necklace, with the range of colors that it presents, but the thing that I kept returning to was the possibility of using a warm, caramel-y, golden color to pick up the burnished metallic setting.

Tee shirt – Joseph, silk skirt – Silvian Heach, sandals – Ralph Lauren, dress – Alberta Ferretti,  
leather jacket – H&M, sandals – J. Crew

Dress – Diane von Furstenberg, cardigan – Issa, ballet flats – Lanvin,
 navy boots – Vanessa Bruno, sweater – Something Else, velvet jeans – J Brand

Sweater – The Row, Skirt – Valentino, boots – Banana Republic, 
tee shirt – Vanessa Bruno, cropped pants – Paul & Joe, sandals – J. Crew

Dress – Balenciaga, flats – Forzieri,
 sweater – Miu Miu,  teal jeans – J Brand, loafers - Bass

Proof that a signature accessory does not have to be blindingly expensive!

NOVICA

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous necklace! And great ideas.

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  2. Janice, These wardrobes are so versatile and multi-dimensional . I have been thinking about your core wardrobe and any time you grow tired of the basic color, one can always add a pop with a different colored top. I am still studying your posts, I do not feel that I have mastered the concept . It has made me stop and think about the entire process of wardrobe selection and made me be far more selective. Thanks
    Karen

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  3. I love that necklace. In fact I am a new reader to your blog and I love all of the outfits you create. They are just my style.

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  4. You find the most beautiful dresses! Love these outfits. :-)

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  5. But where oh where is the necklace FROM? The one thing lacking a credit...

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    1. I found it on ebay but not in same colors.

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    2. I believe that the person who sent me the photograph told me that it was from Pier One!
      big hug,
      Janice

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    3. Wow, it is Pier 1 and it's marked down. What do you want to bet there's a run on these? lol

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  7. Your writing has been a real inspiration. Would you tackle a problem I am often faced with on vacation? How does one dress for a hot, humid city--NYC in July, Paris in August, etc. One wants to walk, attend museums & other attractions, sometimes in 90 degree heat & humidity. Shoes are a problem, I always keep my arms covered, & a hat is crucial. Any help would be truly welcome. Thank you. Joanne

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  8. I love animal themed jewelry, & have just returned from Pier One and my latest acquisition. I didn't know Pier One sold jewelry. Love the idea of coordinating tail feather colors to one's wardrobe.

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  9. oooh pretty! love the necklace and the shapes and colors you combine it with!

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  10. Beautiful as usual. Thank you so much. If you don't mind, can you tell me more about the RL sandals in the first image? My image searches and looking through polyvore have turned up similar, but not the same, shoes. Yours look as though they may have a bit more of a sole. And no toe strap, which I can't tolerate absent socks--and the tabby/geisha thing that's apparently going on (never seen IRL, but I don't get out much) wouldn't be a good look for me.

    Thanks again!

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    1. I found the sandals on the Stylebop.co.uk site, the style name is Luannie. I'm not sure if they're available in the US or not...
      thanks for asking!
      Janice

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  11. I have this same necklace that I got from a seller on facebook! I love it! Thanks for all the great outfits to wear with it! I think I only paid $8 including shipping for mine!

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  12. Thank you, again for such a lovely post. I love what you do with color and style. And, I've learned so much about my personal style from looking at all of the lovely combinations. Thank you for moving me towards a more well edited wardrobe. I go back and reread the packing posts before every business trip I take (a few times a year). Thank you, Janice, for sharing your gifts. Susan (in Minneapolis).

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