Saturday, October 27, 2012

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Garden in the Rue Cortot

If you were ever afraid of mixing shades of blue, this might give you courage!


Garden in the Rue Cortot – Renoir, flower earrings & necklace – Julia Failey, dress – Madewell, navy sandals – K Jacques, linen cardigan – J. Crew, tee shirt – Debenhams, loafers – Avec Moderation, silk pants – Stella McCartney

Garden in the Rue Cortot – Renoir, tee shirt – Chinto & Parker, shorts – Oasis, sandals – Bruuns Bazaar, blue sweater – Yves Saint Laurent, bracelets – Asos, moccasins – Minnetonka Moccasin, cotton pants – Paul & Joe

Garden in the Rue Cortot – Renoir, earrings – Amanda Sterett, silk halter top – Michael Kors, silk pants – Bottega Veneta, teal pumps – Miu Miu, packable trench – Burberry Brit, teal jeans – MiH, ankle boots - Acne

Garden in the Rue Cortot – Renoir, dress – Diane von Furstenberg, shawl – Armand Diradourian, pumps – Stuart Weitzman, scarf – Marc Andersen, chambray shirt – Woolrich, skirt – Zucca, flats – Maria Sharapova

13 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! Can you do other color with color wardrobes? Purples, reds?

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  2. Love all the colors - my favorites! Enjoy your blog. Loved your blogs for your Paris trip. Mary Wyatt

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  3. Ah, but I want that painting as my scarf to tie all these lovely blues together! Nan

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    1. That was my first thought too!

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    2. Check out the museum catalogs! I think I saw scarves with at least a similar palette in either the Met or Art Institute of Chicago catalogues.

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  4. I love when you do this! The teals in particular look great.

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  5. LOVE this. I particularly love the idea you have carried forward about finding the inspiration in a painting. I've been experimenting with coordinating greens or browns. It really helps! Thank you! Susan

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  6. Timely post! I had to laugh because I was outside a store dressing room waiting on my SIL when I clicked on your blog yesterday. We had just been discussing wearing different blues, so apparently you were reading our minds before we knew what we were thinking!

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  7. Janice, I've long thought that all blues go well together. I saw this concept many times on a colleague, who combined turquoise, navy, denim, etc. to beautiful effect. But your use of dark navy and cobalt is is a new spin.

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  8. Thank you,thank you,thank you !!! Blue is my best colour (even though red is my favourite ;-] ) and I am soooo inspired by these groupings. I'm even going to print these off for my Wish Wall.

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  9. My colours exactly... Thank you for more inspiration and wardrobe orgsnisation to come. Jen

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