Friday, November 09, 2012

Capsule Wardrobe Project 333: camel & navy, accessories, 2 weeks of outfits

  • Accessories for a Camel and Navy Project 333 Capsule Wardrobe

Chiffon scarf – Amrita Singh, gold cog stud earrings – Clarice Price Thomas, blue corundum stud earrings – Kevia, scarf - 
 Missoni, ring – Dara Ettinger, square topaz earrings – Skinny, hoop earrings – Blue Nile, paisley tasseled scarf - Sacai
stud earrings – Manhattan Pearls, brooch – Fragments, sapphire & crystal necklace - Kevia, sunglasses – Cole Haan
watch – Rotary, brown Fair Isle socks – Scott Nichol, navy Fair Isle socks – American Eagle Outfitters, navy shoulder bag –
 Bottega Veneta, gold chain necklace – Kenneth Jay Lane, riding boots – Via Spiga, heeled loafers – Brooks Brothers, 
navy tights – Hobbs, penny loafers – Cole Haan, pumps – Rupert Sanderson

  • Outfits from a Camel and Navy Project 333 Capsule Wardrobe



  • A Capsule Wardrobe for Project 333, in Camel and Navy


Camel blazer – Gucci, camel cardigan – Jil Sander, navy cardigan – L.L.Bean, striped sweater – Gerry Weber, tweed cardigan –
 Paul & Joe, rust crewneck – A.P.C., navy blazer – A.P.C., blue shirt – D&G, rust blouse – Raquel Allegra, navy v-neck
 – J. Crew, yellow sweater – Acne, white shirt – Theory, navy shirt – J. Crew, navy dress – A.P.C., argyle sweater – Pringle
, rust cardigan – Allude, camel dress – Phase Eight, Fair Isle sweater – Brooks Brothers, denim bow shirt – A.P.C., blue striped shirt
 – Golden Goose, rust tee – James Perse, navy turtleneck – N. Peal, floral skirt – Miss Selfridge, checked pants – Mango, 
twill skirt – L.L.Bean, camel pants – Max Mara, navy skirt – A.P.C., jeans – MiH, plaid skirt – Blumarine, navy pants – A.P.C.,
 tweed skirt – Viyella, pinstriped pants – J. Crew, camel skirt – Max Mara

love,
Janice

NOVICA

27 comments:

  1. These outfits feature great ways to layer which is perfect for me in Texas...we just are not having that much cold weather (Tears!) but layers help to make it work. Excellent choices!

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  2. Excellent demonstration of how carefully selected accessories will make any outfit - even fairly neutral or conservative clothes - "pop." Merci pour ces idées! -- Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. this is so beautiful and I have most of the items, just to put them together in this lovely way

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  4. Thank you for all your work on these wardrobes in different color groups plus accessories and how to use them. They have been so helpful to me, and from the comments, to many others.

    I wish there was some way to repay you - French chocolate or something!

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  5. What is amazing to me is that you haven't shown all the clothing and for the outfits you did profile, you've only used items twice over a 2 week period. In other news...I felt SO good yesterday! I put together a VF outfit and felt as chic as one does on a North Idaho snowy day, lol. Black jeans, B&W striped 3/4 sleeve Tee, which is where I would have previously stopped. Instead I added a red 3/4 sleeve v-neck sweater and a black cardie over that with bracelets, necklace and earrings. I felt like I had passed a test! Many, many thanks Janice.

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  6. My goodness, Janice, this is so beautifully put together. Such timeless style. I only wish I had more opportunities to dress like this. Many thanks for all the hours spent putting this together.

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  7. These outfits are so beautifully created and 'très à mon goût', dear Janice. I am overwhelmed by the inspiration I am obtaining here. Again: thank you! I am trying to create a more 'grown-up' wardrobe, no more tulle and ruffles etc. No, I was not dressed like a doll, but for a long time I have been attracted by girly/romantic stuff. But it does not feel right any longer - I wish to dress in a more sophisticated way and your fabulous combinations do help so much!
    BTW, I totally agree with 'French Girl in Seattle', accessories are the important touch... I am carefully looking for matching ones, admitting that the 'Paris Scarf' by Christian Lacroix (you showed before) now has become the very first new accessory 'allowed' to join and smarten up my new wardrobe. It is stunning!
    -Birgit

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  8. I really only read one blog a day. You are it! Found you and used your inspiration to pack for a two week trip to Alaska this past summer. Many on the tour commented on how put together I looked each day. Four scarves,navy and grey basics with red and yellow thrown in. Lots of inspiration and I thank you.

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  9. I love this 333 because of the diversity of color and texture. This is one that I could see being more 'doable' for me because of its variety. Food, or rather clothing, for thought...

    I'll be happy if I can narrow down to 50 pieces. That's my goal.

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  10. I've been reading your blog for a while but this is my first time commenting. I really think you outdid yourself with this collection! Like Ellen, this wardrobe really speaks to me because of its diversity, and feels very close to what I would wear. My basic fall/winter wardrobe is black and tan rather than navy and tan. I add green and purple for accents of color, and bright peach, which really complements my coloring. However, all my pants and skirts are black, and thanks to you I can see that my wardrobe would be more balanced if I broke this monotony.

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  11. Love your blog and check it at least once a day, but... what's with the "views" and all??? You had such a great design that adhered to the KISS principle but now it's pretty "enh". IMO and all that. Missing the "timeless, elegant, classic, simple..." look.

    Joyce in Wisconsin

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    1. Same here - I love your blog, check it daily (more than once). Don't like the new layout.
      Alexandra

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    2. Another big nay vote for the new layout. This has been an awesome site and the only one I visit on a daily basis. It was a simple classic layout and now feels 'corporate'. Nancy in BC

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    3. Avid reader. Don't like the new layout...at all.

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  12. I love your blog, but I am not a fan of this new layout. I totally agree with Joyce in Wisconsin.

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  13. Yes, I'm also a near-daily reader and an especial fan of the original "Common Wardrobe." I dislike the new layout. It feels cold and confusing. I'll still visit your site, though, because your wardrobes are awesome, but I'm disappointed.

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  14. This layout is hard for me to process.

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  15. I'm really sorry you all don't like the new layout - it's been less than 24 hours since it was switched, and my traffic has TRIPLED since then, and my earnings are up more than 200%. (which means Google is now sending me the equivalent of fifty cents an hour for my work...)

    The old format was much nicer for me, too, but I had a great deal of demand for a layout that could be read on mobile devices. I'm going to talk to Google and see if there's some way to meet in the middle on the layout - I want to expand my readership and bring younger people into this important conversation, but I also want to make sure that my long-time friends don't feel alienated.

    Lost in the complexities of web design,
    Janice

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    1. Interesting. I don't like the new layout precisely because it doesn't work on a mobile device. It's okay on the laptop.

      I am glad it saves you work and helps otherwise as well. I'll get used to checking your blog on the laptop in the evening instead of on the phone in the morning.

      Your blog is the best, and the only one I check daily. Thank you for sharing all this with us.

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    2. Forgot to sign.
      Alexandra

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  16. I am not too fond of the new layout either, but then again, it always takes me a while to get used to new tech things. I am truly a dinosaur, because I thought I hit a wrong button accidentally which changed the layout. But I will soldier on because you still have the greatest blog out there.

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  17. Your increase in views may have been people like me who were confused & thought you had accidentally left your blog in a work mode. I kept checking back to see if you had caught it and fixed it. It will be interesting to find out if the traffic increase is constant or whether it reflects confused people trying to find the familiar page.

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    1. That's certainly possible; the increase in views has been about five-fold since the switch... I can only hope it continues!

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  18. I have a question: I love your 333 posts but I'm wondering: you always show your core 4 pieces in 2 neutrals with pants, skirt, jacket, dress. And you say you want all 4 from the same place (I presume so they read together as suits)...but in all your 333 outfit posts I never see you putting the dress with the jacket (or any other of the core 4) in the same color. I assume that's because to your eye it would be boring to have the dress and matching jacket? But, if so, why is it important to have the dress in the same color from the same manufacturer?

    Thanks for your help!

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    1. Oh, I absolutely intend that the dress would be worn with the matching jackets - I just don't show them because I like to show things mixed up a bit. Some time, I'm going to show EVERY possible combination of the separates (literally hundreds), and then you will see those suits do some real work. They're great options to have for super-serious meetings, interviews, funerals, meetings with lawyers, accountants, etc.

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    2. Thanks for your answer! I was just writing an email since it was a general question not about THIS particular 333. I was asking for practical reasons: I just bought a skirt, jacket and pants in matching fabric from talbots.com and today they're having a 1 day sale on dresses...and they have a matching dress. So I'm considering buying it. I'm not a huge dress wearer...I have an apple shape and tend to look bigger if I don't colorblock through the middle somewhat. But maybe I'll buy it on sale and see about mixing it in.

      I LOVE to see your "every combination" post. I love your blog. Thanks very much for the work you put into it.

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    3. I am r.eading this in 2014 but I really hope you got the matching dress.

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