Monday, November 26, 2012

Capsule Wardrobe Project 333: caramel and black

Ah, this was a special request, and I think it's VERY appealing...


All clothes - Theory

Cabled sweater – Burberry Brit, corduroy trousers – Dolce & Gabbana, turtleneck – J. Crew, skirt – Salvatore Ferragamo

Tweed pants – Lauren by Ralph Lauren, brown cardigan – Roberto Collina, ivory cardigan – Orla Kiely, tweed pants – Dolce & Gabbana

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Tweed skirt – Paul & Joe, granite print blouse – L’Agence Earth, bibbed blouse – Forte Forte, plaid capris – J. Crew

Cream merino turtleneck – L.K.Bennett, suede tunic – Ralph Lauren Collection, checked shirt – Comptoir des Cotonniers, cream silk blouse - Gucci

Blue turtleneck – L.L.Bean, blue cardigan – L.L.Bean, blue henleyL.L.Bean, blue shirt – L.L.Bean

Crew sweater – Rag & Bone, black silk blouse – Acne, tapestry skirt – Miss Selfridge, beaded silk blouse - Etro

Striped tee – KAIN, blue jeans – Old Navy, black jeans – J. Crew, black cardigan – L.L.Bean, black tee shirt – L.L.Bean

Black blazer – Theory, black pants – Theory, black dress – Theory, black skirt – Theory, caramel cabled sweater – Burberry Brit, caramel corduroy trousers – Dolce & Gabbana, caramel turtleneck – J. Crew, caramel skirt – Salvatore Ferragamo, brown tweed pants – Lauren by Ralph Lauren, brown cardigan – Roberto Collina, ivory cardigan – Orla Kiely, black tweed pants – Dolce & Gabbana, Tweed skirt – Paul & Joe, granite print blouse – L’Agence Earth, striped tee – KAIN, bibbed blouse – Forte Forte, plaid capris – J. Crew, cream merino turtleneck – L.K.Bennett, suede tunic – Ralph Lauren Collection, checked shirt – Comptoir des Cotonniers, cream silk blouse – Gucci, blue turtleneck – L.L.Bean, blue cardigan – L.L.Bean, blue henleyL.L.Bean, blue shirt – L.L.Bean, Blue jeans – Old Navy, black jeans – J. Crew, black cardigan – L.L.Bean, black tee shirt – L.L.Bean, Crew sweater – Rag & Bone, black silk blouse – Acne, tapestry skirt – Miss Selfridge, beaded silk blouse - Etro

19 comments:

  1. Really lovely. That suede tunic? to. die. for. Thanks again for another inspiring visual feast. j.

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  2. This is wonderful. I have always loved steel blue and now I see how easily it would mix with brown neutrals.

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  3. Beautiful. I would happily wear any one of these pieces.

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  4. I recently experienced some Janice/Vivienne shopping...finally found my great black dress, like the "seasonless" posts. I'm thrilled about how many outfits can come from one dress...what a rush! Thanks for the inspiration and lessons, I'm beginning to get it!

    On the other hand...I just did a very un-Vivienne thing also. A black lace dress that is completely for a fantasy life. I wanted it when I first saw it. I wanted it more when it went on sale. I passed it up because I knew I it was for a fantasy life. It continued to bother me, and with a coupon code I finally caved. I love it, and for a quarter of the original price I can live with it getting minimal use. Oh well, baby steps!

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    1. I think if you see something that really sticks in your mind - really has "whappage" as we say in my household - then the rules have to be reconsidered. Especially if it's not a budget breaker, and it's beautiful, and it fills you with dreams...

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  5. This color combo speaks to me, I could totally do this one! I might even add coral as another signature color! Well done Janice, thank you for the excellent work.

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  6. Amazing!
    This could be my ideal winter wardrobe. Though like anonymous, I would add some peachy corals into the mix. I can't wait to see it accessorized!

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    1. I may revisit this and substitute coral/peach for the blue - should I?

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    2. Peachy coral is one. Of my signature colors. I would love to see it. By the way, I never knew I had signature colors until I meet you aka The Vivienne Files. It makes shopping so much easier when you can skip over all those other colors. Karen

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    3. Please do. I think it would be a very realistic wardrobe for many warms, as most of us probably do have black in our wardrobes!

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  7. This is certainly the ideal wardrobe! :)m.

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  8. These colors are wonderful together. I like how you have broken in down so easily. I am getting ready to do some major tweaking in my closet and I have a plan sort of already etched in my mind but this helps to visualize it even better.

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  9. Love this one! Just purchased some tan wool gaberdine, enough to make some "dyed to match" pieces for a core. Now I can see how it will fit with the blacks and blues I already have. Thanks for putting it all together for me!

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  10. Loving this idea; what a great way for a "cools" person to get in a bit of the "warms." It's a rather elegant, "in good taste" duo of colors, the black and camel.

    Wow, Janice, don't know if it's because of Cyber Monday but I can b-a-r-e-l-y move around on your site tonight. Maybe it's my computer. Will see tomorrow...

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  11. I just can't believe how many wardrobe ideas and combinations that you come up with! I am so glad I found your blog as it helps me come up with a plan and simplifies shopping. It is so easy to get side tracked when shopping and buy because... but it doesn't really fit in with what you already have in your closet. Many thanks Janice.

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  12. This may be my favourite wardrobe yet. I'd wear everything here. My colouring is warm, but I still wear black occasionally, usually with a warm light neutral. I'd keep the blue, and add some orangey red. Looking forward to seeing the outfits and accessories for this one.

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  13. Wow, that is a lot of clothes...
    But I do like the combination, it really frees up the black.

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