Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Turquoise & Orange: A Packing Capsule based on Hermes Fleuri de Provence

So if you love the scarf, but hot pink isn't your favorite, what about turquoise?
Piqué Fleuri de Provence silk scarf - Hermes, cashmere and linen wrap – Etro
Orange knit top – Weekend MaxMara, jacket - Carven, earrings- Jamie Joseph, watch – Skagen, white linen pants – Nicole Farhi, espadrilles - Zara, white tote- Longchamp, rolling bag – Diane Von Furstenberg
Necklace – K. Amato, dress –  Roksanda Ilincic, earrings – Bounkit, bracelet – Anton Heunis, pumps – Butter, sweater – J. Crew, skirt – No. 21 cardigan – Vanessa Bruno,  tee shirt- Majestic,  white capris – Dorothy Perkins, ballet flats – Dr. Scholls

13 comments:

  1. The problem with your blog...I want to run out and get a whole new wardrobe each day...though I have learned, also from this blog...that is not the best or smart thing to do!
    I love this as well as the pink and orange!

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  2. Love this! Turquoise is "my" color, especially for spring/summer, and I have an orange purse that surprisingly goes with everything. It's in its third spring/summer season and going strong. I joke that orange is the new neutral.

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  3. Janice! Other than neutrals, chartreuse, orange, pink and tuquoise are my pops of color! Within the last two weeks you have featured them all and I am drooling! What surprises me is how well they work with each other without neutrals too!

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  4. Growing up in the 60s & 70s, I can't think of a more memorable color-combo branding than this one for Howard Johnson's. Much as I like seeing and using it in objects, I cannot bring myself to wear it. Much like red/green and orange/black.

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    1. OMG - I NEVER thought of that, all the time that I worked on this post. But now that you've said it, I can definitely remember the look. I didn't grow up anywhere near a Hojo's, so it's not as indelibly etched in my mind as it must be for you. I completely agree about red/gree and orange/black; no matter WHO asks for a capsule wardrobe in those colors, I have to graciously decline.
      Thanks for the laugh!

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    2. My reaction was the same: if I bought everything that Janice has posted that I absolutely loved, I would be bankrupt! This has to be one of my favourites though. I am currently looking at travel capsules on my blog, but using the contents of my own wardrobe (cheaper!) I looked at navy and turquoise first, then coral, yellow and brown. Hmm. Maybe I will look at how much turquoise and orange I have and try this combination next!

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    3. Red/green in their most common tones are indeed difficult to combine. BUT as they are true complimentary colors, in my opinion some of their incarnations can work very well together--for example, deep red or burgundy with mint or palest green, or conversely, a deep forest or teal green with the lightest of pinks.

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  5. This reminds me of the Univ of FL's colors. And i will not be wearing those no matter how much I like the capsule!

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    1. Colors have very powerful associative qualities, don't they?
      thanks!
      Janice

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  6. Sadly, I cannot wear orange at all, but I adore the colors in these last two capsules so much I am willing to try on at least one orange thing and then sell my car to buy the Hermes scarf!

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