Friday, September 07, 2012

A Common Capsule Wardrobe, with silver

She has a silver grey bob, a sharp tongue, and she was winning advertising awards before most of the people in the room were born... This is The Common Capsule Wardrobe she adores.


Silver and grey accessories to wear with A Common Wardrobe
Paris scarf – Christian Lacroix, silver jewelry – Elsa Peretti for Tiffany, tote – Jimmy Choo
ankle boots – See by Chloe,ballet flats – DKNY, grey ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, 
tie dye scarf – Mulberry 

The original version of A Common Wardrobe
All clothes - J. Crew

Three outfits from A Common Wardrobe, with silver accessories

Three outfits from A Common Wardrobe, with silver accessories


NOVICA

16 comments:

  1. These vignettes are s-o-o-o clever. Thanks.

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  2. Love this one (and am grinning again at the J. Peterman-like intro). Marcasite always reminds me, uncomfortably, of Victorian mourning jewelry, which is romantic in the wrong way, I suppose. And, yes, what a clever series this is. Thanks, Janice.

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  3. I very much like these wardrobe combinations, probably because they resemble my daily wear. Funny thing is that I never thought of myself as particularly fashion conscious or keen on following trends, but I do like to dress nicely. That was true in my 30s as it is now in my 50s. So, instead of thinking I look pretty much the same day in day out, I will now call it my style!

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  4. thank you Janice! you are definitely a life saver!

    Francesca

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  5. This series is much fun!!!

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  6. Elsa Peretti does have some fabulous pieces...
    I'd like to see you show us some vintage accessories sometime.

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  7. Love this...especially that Paris scarf. I ordered a silver pashmina a couple of days ago and this gives me some ideas. Merci! (this may be a duplicate comment--not sure what happened to the other one)

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  8. What an eye opener. I'm so interested in the way the 2 sets of accessories
    change the effect of the base collection of clothes. It's amazing to see the difference. I have a preference for #1 with the Marcasite, black footwear and cream bag. The visual illustrates it so well.
    Thanks Janice. I can't wait to see what's next.
    J

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  9. Mmmm. Love this one! Laughing about J. Peterman...

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  10. This may be a weird comment, but I looked at your blog tonight and was totally blown away by your Polyvore (is it Polyvore?) combinations. So simple, so plain, so uncomplicated and yet so frickin' delicious!!!! I am in ecstasy, but simultaneously tearing my hair out, because I'm trying to figure out my fall wardrobe planning, and everything just seems so wrong, so hopelessly wrong, and I don't know WHY. The colors I'm choosing are all from the current Pantone Fall 2012 palette, but somehow everything looks like it's straight out of the 80's. I will continue to study your blog and see if I can't get some insight before I spend money and end up looking ... like a refugee from an 80's music video.

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    1. From everything I can gather from The Vivienne Files (and from other sources), you should be building your wardrobe around a few basic colors that are perfect for you -- e.g., that work best with your hair and skin color -- and for your life.

      The Fall 2012 colors are MUCH less of a driving factor -- or perhaps totally irrelevant. What Janice has demonstrated in this blog is how you can build a fabulous and flexible wardrobe based on a few neutral colors)navy, black, camel, white, red, etc.) and on well-chosen accessories. Additional colors can be introduced through well-chosen coordinates.

      What I like about this blog is its focus on developing STYLE vs. being a slave to fashion. I have been wearing the same colors in my wardrobe for 30 years (navy, gray, red, white, etc.). When something wears out or whatever, I buy a replacement from available current fashion with an eye on traditional style. Recently I replaced a white button-down blouse with a white bow tie blouse, for example. If I want to add pizzazz I limit my choice to accessories -- chunky state necklace, new scarf, great new purse (turquoise!!).

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    2. Thanks for your insight! Greatly appreciated! I'll stick with the colors that work for me, and update with accessories.

      Sometimes I get a little carried away in my aspiration to be "a dedicated follower of fashion." But as Chanel once commented, STYLE is eternal.

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  11. Literally going to wear the 3rd outfit vignette today. My only change is from suede booties to gray suede Minnetonka moccasins. I love your blog, Janice. I try to look at it each morning and then make an outfit from my closet. My morning stress factor has gone way down, thanks to you!

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  12. My 12 year old daughter and I love looking at your blog and choosing which outfit we like better when two are side-by-side. Can't wait to see how you make subzero weather glamorous, we are Chicagoans, too. On this combo, I don't think the older gal would wear ripped jeans, IMHO.

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