Friday, November 08, 2013

Chic Sightings: Brown and Blue

Jacket – Fairly,  Suede jeans – Mother,  scarf – Hermès, loafers- Adam Tucker, silk blouse – Maliparmi, earrings – Novica,  skirt – Lover, boots – Steve Madden
Sweater – Stella McCartney,  scarf – Pierre-Louis Mascia,  Skirt – Nomad,  ankle boots – BP,  necklace – Novica,  dress – Stella McCartneyslingbacks  - Perlato

Blouse – Aglini, bracelet – Julia Failey,  white jeans – Proenza Schouler,  flats – Cole Haansweater – Marika Charles, earrings – Betsey Johnson,  trousers – Rochas,  oxfords - Munro

22 comments:

  1. Stunning! Such inspired and inspiring combinations. Thanks so much, Janice.

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  2. I just love the way these colors combine. A favorite of mine.

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  4. One of my favorite color combinations. I especially like how the electric blue in the Pierre-Louis Mascia scarf makes the sweater and skirt sing. I found your site last month and have read through all the past posts. Thank you so much for all the work you've done translating your thoughts into wardrobes. Just brilliant!

    I spent a few hours yesterday using the pinterest and design-seeds.com (takes a photo and translate it into a palette of colors) sites to see if I could find a pattern to which colors I am naturally drawn to http://www.pinterest.com/cdjohnston/color/ since my hair is now more grey than dark brown; my brown eyes appear more golden than I remember and my skin has a yellow rather than pink cast. I have always liked deep jewel tones in the blue, turquoise and purple range on me with chocolate brown, black & dark denim as my neutrals. My grey hair is throwing me because I can't decide if charcoal rather than black is the way to go. Anyway -the photos/palettes I liked best, not surprisingly, were mostly blue, turquoises and purples, but what did surprise me was that I now like those colors greyed down somewhat. (I used to think teal was a 'sad' color and now I don't.) And I found I am drawn to textures and shadings of a single color like in Russian Blue cats and feathers. I've never worn much green, but many of the palettes I liked had a touch of green that made the other colors more interesting. The whole process was really educational.

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    1. Cheryl--I visited your pinterest board. Beautiful!

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  5. This type of post that you do are my favorite. They are beautiful collections and have really change how I buy my clothes. I'm much more focused in my purchases.

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  6. That is a great tip! I have to check that out soon!
    You are quite right, our tastes do change as we get older.


    Bookbutterfly

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  7. For various reasons I'm on a shopping fast. But the recent posts have focused on colors that I already have in my closet, inspiring me to create new pairings of old favorites!

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  8. That top silk blouse is gorgeous. I am such a fan of brown with just about anything! Beautiful combos!

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  9. Love this!
    Thank you for all the hard work you put in to creating this space where we can learn so much.

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  10. Hmm...I'm wearing a turquoise blouse today with my usual black skirt and shoes....I never thought to try brown. I can't wait to experiment!

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  11. My favorite color combo. Thanks much.

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  12. How beautifull! Wonderfull and gently!

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  13. Ooh, that's not just 'brown and blue' that's tobacco with turquoise (like a western theme with warm mid-brown leather and lumps of tuquoise made into jewellery). I can see some 'brown and blue' combos not working, but those outfits are just lovely. I wouldn't normally wear that warm tobacco brown but I certainly could with a nice turquoise top.

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  14. I just love the way these colors combine. A favorite of mine.

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  15. How beautifull! Wonderfull and gently!

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  16. Thank you for all your work and all your enlightenment.

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  17. okay, you couldn't have come up with a more perfect wardrobe for me in this part of my life. I love the warm brown brings to my complexion and the prettiness of the blue. I have added pops off a rusty orange and a sort of dusty peridot green for my personal choices . thank you so much Janice I love when you find ways to show what's in our heads

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    1. you are describing the exact direction i am trying to take with my wardrobe!

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  18. okay, you couldn't have come up with a more perfect wardrobe for me in this part of my life. I love the warm brown brings to my complexion and the prettiness of the blue. I have added pops off a rusty orange and a sort of dusty peridot green for my personal choices . thank you so much Janice I love when you find ways to show what's in our heads

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