The Vivienne Files
Capsule wardrobes inspired by art and nature
I’m an idiot – thanks for the spelling catch…
November 2, 2013 at 11:05 am
Do not want to be carping, but there is a little typo: Jane was Austen not Austin:-). Have a nice weekend.
November 2, 2013 at 11:21 am
November 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm
So very true! Most men have no interest in women's fashion.
November 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm
My dear husband is proof of that statement. I occasionally wish he would notice something, but all in all, I realize I am lucky, very lucky. He doesn't like me for my clothes! I am not his ornament!
November 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm
Yep, here too. My husband thinks that I always look good. I am very happy though, that he does not expect my to shop at Wal-Mart et al. 🙂
November 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm
For years and years, I was too busy (raising children) and too poor (raising children) to give much of a thought at all to my clothing. When I finally had the time and money to care, it WAS for me and not anyone else.
November 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Susan, I'm with you there! It is good nowadays to have the money to go out and buy things that I love. However I also enjoy it when my husband and friends notice what I'm wearing and make complimentary comments, even though that's not the purpose of buying new clothes.
November 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm
One of the key elements of 'French style', which you claim to champion, is the possession of a cultured mind. How could anyone whose mother tongue is English get the great Austen's name wrong???!!! Twice!
Squirrels Girl says
November 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm
Because everyone makes mistakes? I'm hoping this wasn't a serious comment.
September 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Grumpy old teacher? Shame there's no red pen for you to tut tut all over the page.I loved the J.A. quote. I can see Anon as a J.A. character and I won't elaborate on what sort of a character…
Doré Way says
November 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm
Dear anonymous – please – typos and spelling mistakes happen. Be kinder than you're being! And how about grateful for all the work that Janice puts into this blog for our enjoyment and benefit?
November 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm
Janice, thanks for the lovely reminder. I also love the one, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything!".
I love to start my day looking at all the work you do for this blog and how kind and humble you are in the presentation.
November 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Agreed. Part of a cultured mind is an appreciative attitude, gracious heart, and good manners. Thank you for your efforts.
November 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm
My goodness, what ghastly bad manners! I'm shocked such a person reads here. Thanks for the lovely quote and all your marvelous creations. You are no idiot, we all do the occasional wee whoopsie 😉
November 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm
I think that the great Jane Austen would be shocked by the bad manners shown by Anonymous at 9.42. Thank you for sharing, Janice.
November 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm
Love your blog and the wonderful outfits you put together – many I would never have to opportunity to wear but sooo enjoy the beauty of the colour or styles. Look forward to your next posts!!!
November 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm
One of the things I really appreciate about Janice is how kind and considerate she strives to be in her tone. The anonymous comment left at 9:42 am was quite rude. Please do not be so unkind to someone who puts so much effort into sharing something beautiful with us every day. Thanks again for everything you do, Janice. — Jenny Wistey
Swapna Karve says
November 3, 2013 at 2:08 am
Although I seldom comment, please know that I love love love your blog and have learned a lot from you! Thank you Janice.
November 3, 2013 at 5:42 am
I was an English teacher. I learned long ago that it does not benefit the giver of advice nor the recipient when any of us "correct" each other. That said, if the above unpleasant post in question arrived on my desk for critique, I would ask why the writer felt compelled to use superfluous exclamation points and question marks. One (of either) is all that is necessary, really. Janice, you are universally admired and appreciated around here. You could misspell everything, and I'd still be back here every day.
November 3, 2013 at 7:29 am
Thank you for a wonderful quote and all you have shown us over the years. You are a gem, Janice! Have a sunny Sunday in your delightful Chicago; I had a wonderful first visit this April.-Marianne in Vancouver
November 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm
You have inspired me, with winter coming and darkness closing in early, to read through all of Jane's works. And might I recommend, if you haven't already, read her lesser known work Lady Susan. It is a trip!
November 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm
Your have inspired me, with winter coming and darkness coming earlier, to revisit Jane. And, if you haven't already read it, might I recommend Lady Susan, one of her lesser known works. It is a trip!
November 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm
I love Jane Austen with my heart – her little witty, snarky comments are just brilliant and as true today as they were then. It's so lovely to live near Bath and being able to actually walk down streets that she and her characters walked.
November 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm
Wow, anonymous @ 9:42 AM, why so bitter? I would much rather see a spelling mishap than have to read a comment that has such anger over something so minor.
November 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm
This is so true! One of my favorite retailers in JJill. My husband says the clothing looks like it belongs on a bag lady! (He also says this of Eskandar and Eileen Fisher. The clothing he would like to see me in is something that I would only consider wearing if I lost 30 pounds and took up the world's oldest profession.
Glenda Banta says
November 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm
Janice, you are not an idiot! When our dear Jane's works were published, her name was sometimes spelled Austen and others Austin and a few times even Austyn. Her first name was occasionally spelled Jayne. It is a mere modern convention to be so picky about spelling. The printers of her time would not have thought twice about playing fast and loose with letter choice, nor would they have apologized for it. You do the great lady a service by bringing her words to play in our modern lives.
August 14, 2014 at 7:13 am
And Anonymous did Janice, all your devoted readers and Jane Austen a great disservice by souring the mood in such a petty manner. I do wonder if she felt better now.after getting that off her chest…
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