Saturday, December 22, 2012

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with a Scarf: Hermes Concours d'Etriers

Scarf – Hermès Concours d’Etriers, Taupe tee – Vince, Taupe pants – Helmut Lang, royal cardigan – Iris von Arnim, loafers – Baldinini, pearl earrings – Carolee, printed dress – Dorothy Perkins, sandals - Debenhams

Scarf – Hermès Concours d’Etriers, Dress – Diane von Furstenberg, bracelet – Links of London, slingbacksSigerson Morrison, earrings – Moran Porat, dress – Amen, jacket – Allsaints,  boots – Ann Demeulemeester

Scarf – Hermès Concours d’Etriers, Sweatshirt – Superdry, jeans – 7 for all Mankind, tee shirt – American Vintage, sneakers – Be & D,  bracelet – Valentino, jade sweater – James Perse, capris – 3.1 Phillip Lim, sandals – Emanuela Caruso

Scarf – Hermès Concours d’Etriers, sweater – Marni, skirt – Yves Saint Laurent, bracelet – BijouxBar, ballet flats – Unutzer, watch – Movado, sweater – Joseph, capris – J. Crew, boots - Aquatalia


  1. Unexpected--and unexpectedly lovely--colors, Janice. Thanks for all the labor and love you've put into this marvelous blogsite this year. Joyous holiday to you.

  2. Janice I adore these selections for the Hermes Scarf! You have such an eye for the perfect ensembles!

    Love and Hugs,
    Art by Karena

  3. Your website has changed my life . . . much for the better. Thank you for all that you do, Janice! Happy holidays!

  4. Love the dresses! Obsessing over the turquoise/aqua heels!

    Janice, did I forget to wish you Happy Holidays? Have a lovely time; stay warm! Take a rest; you post exhaustively. Thank you for my daily dose of Vivienne. You have such a life-changing and wonderful blog. I'm very grateful!

  5. Me? I want, want WANT those Be & D sneakers!! And I wish I had the $$ and occasion to wear the outfit featuring the YSL skirt and Marni sweater... sigh.

    Janice, thank you thank you for this site. I especially love the "what to wear with a scarf..." editions. I will never have a Hermes, but I am looking at what I do have with new eyes. In fact, you have given me new eyes for my wardrobe as a whole. Thanks for that.

    I join the others in wishing you a restful and wonderful Holiday season!

    JoyceP in WI

  6. Janice . Thank you for your site. I send friends here all the time. One of the great compliments I recently received was "have you ever worn the same outfit twice since you started this job (4 months going)?" Of course I'd worn the same clothing many many times.....just never in the same way thanks to your great advice! ;)

  7. So happy to have discovered your blog. I am happily addicted. Your blog has inspired me to work on my own wardrobe with taupe and stone being two of core neutrals I am using. I am pairing these with periwinkle blue, greyed blue and cornflower. So far I am very pleased with the results. Thanks again and enjoy the holidays!

  8. Happy Holidays, Janice and many, many thanks for your energetic willingness to keep us enthralled. I bet you could even make a Christmas sweater be chic.

    Deb from Vancouver

  9. Oh Janice, I love the combinations. This is my scarf and I got it because of all the vibrant colors but was still only wearing it with black. I was stuck! I love all the colors you chose for it and the choice of taupe/tan surprises me. What we would all do without you? As I keep reading and following you I will become less rigid and have more fun with color! Thank you for being such a blessing to your loyal followers Janice.