Friday, August 31, 2012

Jeans - Seven for all Mankind






Thursday, August 30, 2012

Subtle, neutral, graceful...


Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, blazer – Topshop,
 slingbacks – Circa Joan & David, scarf – futabaya, dress – Narciso Rodriguez,
 coat – Rachel Comey, scarf – Tamakiku, boots – Gabriella Rocha


Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, wrap sweater – Stella 
McCartney,  silk tank – Kain Classic, ankle boots – Debenhams, skirt – Donna 
Karan, taupe sweater – Vince, scarf – milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre
bracelet – Paige Novick, jeans – Helmut Lang


Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, blazer – Malene Birger
brooch – Cara Accessories, pants – Brunello Cucinelli, top – Soaked in Luxury, 
dress – Joie Hachi, scarf – Yuh Okano, pumps – L.K.Bennett


Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, sweater – Crumpet, 
earrings – Wendy Mink, skirt – Miss Selfridge, ballet flats – Valentino, sweater
 – Miu Miu, scarf – Arlette Ess, pants – Maxmara, flats – Manolo Blahnik


love,
Janice


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today I'm over at A Femme d'un Certain Age.  Come see what I'd pack for a quick business trip, in neutrals...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yes, you CAN combine "warm" and "cool" colors.  If Mondrian can do it, any of us can!

Painting – Mondrian, sweater – Topshop, jeans – Seven for all Mankind, pink flats – Fitzwell, grey hoodie – L.L.Bean, jeans – Maison Scotch, hi-tops - Converse

Painting – Mondrian, tweed jacket – Red Valentino, dress – Dorothy Perkins, pumps – Soft Style, tank – Malene Birger, sandals – Kors by Michael Kors, pink capris - DKNY

Painting – Mondrian, sweater – J. Crew, suede skirt – L’Agence, boots – See by Chloe, trench coat – Calvin Klein, scarf – Scotch-Soda, flats – Pied a Terre

Painting – Mondrian, sweater – Acne, pink skirt – J. Crew, flats – Ara, blouse – Mauro Grifoni, skirt – Monsoon, oxford flats – Dieppa Restrepo


Monday, August 27, 2012

She's pretty, she's charming, she's a whirlwind of a manager, and she was the Chic Sighting at brunch yesterday!

Tee shirt – Kain Classic, flats – Lanvin, small square scarf – Aspinal of London, pants – L’Agence, hoop earrings – Wallis Fashion, bracelet – Tiffany, coral ring – RAIN, belt - Bulgari

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sweater - Romwe



Sweater – Romwe, earrings – Shamballa, scarf – Ascher Knightley, socksFair+True, tights - Gap

grey boots – Pas de Rouge, pumps – John Lewis

Scarf – Hermès, boots – Balenciaga, penny loafers – Church’s

Friday, August 24, 2012

Black tee – Dorothy Perkins, denim shorts – Awear, sandals – Jimmy Choo, black asymmetrical top – Rag & Bone, capris – Patagonia, flats - Toms

Black tank – Splendid, rose print trousers – Topshop, flats – Charlotte Russe, off the shoulder top – Red Valentino, floral print pants – J. Crew, sandals – Jil Sander

Black camisole – BKE, linen pants – CP Shades, tennies – Converse Chuck Taylor, black polo – Barbour, chiffon pants – 3.1 Phillip Lim, wedge sandals – John Lewis

Black blouse – Fever Millie, print skirt – Rebecca Taylor, sneakers – Keds, tank – Forever New, lace skirt – L’Agence, black pumps – Jimmy Choo

Black sheer blouse – H&M, denim skirt – Industry of All Nations, espadrilles – Andre Assous, black tee – Organic by John Patrick, pleated skirt – Collette by Collette Dinnigan, ballet flats – M Missoni

And yes, I saw TONS of canvas athletic shoes, worn with almost anything.  Lots of Toms, lots of ballet flats, plenty of espadrilles, and endless flat sandals.  Very few tall platforms, and those people were terribly conspicuous because they had to walk SO SLOWLY...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Although it might seem reckless to wear white in the city, lots of us do it all the time.  New York was full of women using white as a base for a wide variety of very personal looks...


Flowered tank – Tillys, denim capris – True Religion, purple sandals – Debenhams, dotted top – Giambattista Valli, capris – Dorothy Perkins, sandalsJil Sander

Sleeveless top – Romwe, denim shorts – True Religion, sandals – Bottega Veneta, striped tee shirt – Mango, Bermuda shorts – Vince, espadrilles - Debenhams

Tee shirt – Kain Classic, linen pants – CP Shades, espadrilles – Missoni, red sleeveless top – Raoul, cotton pants – Moschino, loafers – Nicholas Kirkwood

Tank – Malene Birger, ruffled skirt – Thakoon, trainers – Converse, print tank –  Milly, denim skirt – D&G, sandals – DV by Dolce Vita

Tie-dyed tee shirt – Lulu & Co., silk skirt – Chloe, flip flops – Havianas, grey sweater – J. Crew, flaired skirt – Ermanno Scervino, grey sandals - Balenciaga

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

come visit me at A Femme d'un Certain Age, where I explore the possibilities of yet another night in the city. While Tish always refers to these are Paris visits, they could easily be NYC, or Chicago, or London...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This beautiful set of Tumi luggage would hold my entire wardrobe...


Just back in Chicago from a quick and delightful three days in New York City, and I've been reminded of a few very good reasons for packing in a simple and SMALL manner:

  1. You can take mass transit - a gigantic saver of time and money
  2. When you DO take mass transit, you don't hog all of the seats!  Yesterday, coming into the city on the "El", there were literally dozens of people who needed one seat for their bags and one seat for their person.  This does NOT make you popular with the locals...
  3. Walking long distances is easier - both in the airport, and in town.  You can't necessarily assume that a taxi will be able to drop you right at the front door of your hotel; construction and emergency situations can force you to walk fairly considerable distances.  Wheels help, but it's easier not to be the person constantly navigating to the ramp cut-outs on each curb.  Especially during or after a tremendous thunderstorm.
  4. Taxi queuing in the rain, at the airport.  Being able to hold your bags up off of the ground keeps everything dry and clean.  If you're forced to roll, you're sometimes forced to slosh about.
  5. The overhead bin issue.  I can toss my bag into the overhead bin with one hand.  There's no possible question that the door won't close, or that I have to shove to get the bag in, or that I have to ask someone to lift my bag for me.
And the most compelling, completely convincing reason:

The airline "bump" factor.  True story:  belovedest and I were once in Charles De Gaulle airport, preparing to return to Chicago, and the flight was catastrophically over-sold.  Because we had our bags IN HAND and had not checked them, we were given enough CASH to get a hotel room overnight, take the train back into Paris, and have another super-excellent dinner.  And our flights the next day were better times and no connections.  AND we still had a bit of cash left over after all of that.

I know some of you will never be convinced; I see you ever time I travel, and I don't envy the work you're doing...

Monday, August 20, 2012

From New York;

http://humansofnewyork.tumblr.com/


What a wonderful city...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Necklace – Chanel, pearl bow earrings – Kate Spade, tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins, tweed pans – Prada, brown brogues – Stuart Weitzman,  pearl earrings – Juliet & Company, taupe blouse and pants – Very Eickhoff,  pearl bracelet – Banana Republic, taupe boots – Maison Martin Margiela

Earrings – Devon Leigh, dress – Michael Kors, loafers – Lanvin, jeans – Burberry Brit,  silk tee – J. Crew, scarf – wrq.e.d, ankle boots – Rag & Bone

White shirt – Theory, square scarf – Hermès, penny loafers – Church’s, jeans – Levi’s, gold hoop earrings – Blue Nile, dress - Akris, ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, gold rope bracelet – Blue Nile, pumps – Stuart Weitzman

Denim shirt – Delias, skirt – Blumarine, pearl stud earrings – Majorica,  taupe pumps – Modcloth, gold hoop earrings – Arosha Luigi Taglia, tee shirt – IRO, jeans – Current Elliot, green scarf – Hermès, brown loafers - Aerosoles

Thursday, August 16, 2012



Same shoes, many of the same accessories, lots more options...


Necklace – Chanel, pearl bow earrings – Kate Spade, cabled cashmere sweater - Crumpet, brown brogues – Stuart Weitzman,  pearl earrings – Juliet & Company, printed top – Cacharel,  pearl bracelet – Banana Republic, taupe boots – Maison Martin Margiela

Cashmere sweater – J. Crew, scarf  Chan Luu, loafers – Lanvin, tote bag – Ralph Lauren, plaid shirt - Patagonia, ankle boots – Rag & Bone

Blue sweater - Monki, square scarf – Hermès, penny loafers – Church’s, gold hoop earrings – Blue Nile, brown sweater – Acne, ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, gold rope bracelet – Blue Nile

Taupe silk tunic - Vince, pearl stud earrings – Majorica, chiffon scarf – Rosie Gowans, taupe pumps – Modcloth, gold hoop earrings – Arosha Luigi Taglia, green sweater - Closed, green scarf – Hermès, brown loafers - Aerosoles

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

suit - Piazza Sempione

Necklace – Chanel, pearl bow earrings – Kate Spade, dot blouse – Michael Kors
brown brogues – Stuart Weitzman, brooch – Krista R., pearl earrings – Juliet & Company, 
bow blouse – Diane von Furstenberg, taupe boots – Maison Martin Margiela

Coral bracelet & earrings – Kenneth Cole, coral blouse – Equipment, 
loafers – Lanvin, horse brooch – Lanvin, blouse – A.P.C., ankle boots – Rag & Bone

Turtlenecks – L.L.Bean, square scarf – Hermès, penny loafers – Church’s, gold hoop 
earrings – Blue Nile, ruffled scarf – Yuh Okano, gold rope bracelet – Blue Nile


Beige tee – Mint Velvet, pearl stud earrings – Majorica, chiffon scarf – Rosie Gowans
taupe pumps – Modcloth, green onyx earrings – Monica Vinader, green tee – Jil Sander, 
green scarf – Hermès, brown loafers - Aerosoles



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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This scarf is like storm clouds, with just a bit of sun peeking through... A scarf this distinctive and beautiful could be the one single accessory which helps you define your wardrobe color-scheme.


Scarf – Good and Co., tee shirt – LNA, jeans – J Brand, sweater jacket – Boy by Band of Outsiders, ballet flats – J. Crew, two-toned dress – Acne, navy pumps - Debenhams

Scarf – Good and Co., petrol blue sweater – Malo, charcoal skirt – Donna Karan, tights – Mint Velvet, grey flats Repetto, navy sweater – John Patrick, purple capris – Acne, suede loafers – J. Crew

Scarf – Good and Co., dress – Stella McCartney, pumps – Mulberry, hooded sweatshirt – James Perse, jeans – Seven for all Mankind, boots - Acne

Scarf – Good and Co., navy blazer & grey pants – Stella McCartney, navy flats – Tommy Hilfiger, navy tee – Maison Scotch, yellow capris – J. Crew, purple sandals – Old Navy