Thursday, January 31, 2013



Come visit A Femme d'un Certain Age, where I've packed some peach, pink, and taupe...

And if you have ANY possible exposure to the Norovirus stomach flu that's going around, do everything in your power to avoid it, clean up, hand wash, disinfect  etc. etc.  This stuff could literally kill someone  who is weak or has a preexisting medical condition. After six hours, I had to have intravenous fluids, and I'm as strong as a horse!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

We've heard back from Eileen Fisher....


A world where we could all make our shopping choices with these criteria in mind....

After receiving some really intelligent, well thought-out and important comments on this subject, I contacted Eileen Fisher customer service and invited them to visit here and read your feedback to their organization.  We shall see if they respond...


Dorothy
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Monday, January 28, 2013

I thought that this one was challenging, so I tossed in some accessories that blend warm colors with the cool of the violet.  I think it turned out quite well!


Earrings – Marie-Helene de Taillac, sweatshirt – Girl by Band of Outsiders, sunglasses – Madewell, cardigan – J Brand, silk tee shirt – Patrizia Pepe, watch – Burberry, scarf – Hermès, oxfords - Miista



Top row – L.L.Bean, cream shirt – Kitsune, peach blouse – Chloe, cardigan & v-neck sweater – L.L.Bean, brown long-sleeved tee – La Garconne, tan pants – Jil Sander, cream jeans – Les Copains, brown pants – Maison Martin Margiela

Pantone Spring/Summer 2013


I have a post all prepared about African Violet with the Warm Common Wardrobe, BUT...

Belovedest is home sick, and as we live in a studio apartment, that meant that I did NOT turn on my computer this morning.  

Ten hours or so from now, I will post it.  It's surprisingly nice, and well worth the wait.  I struggled to make the cool violet work with the warm tones, but with a few well-chosen (well, I chose them, so I THINK they're well-chosen!) accessories, it came together beautifully!

have a great Monday,
share the love,
Janice

Sunday, January 27, 2013



I get emails...  HUNDREDS of emails... and I'm just plain and simply NOT able to answer you all.  I'd love to - if I could quit my regular job tomorrow and blog full-time, I would do so immediately.

Unfortunately, I have to continue working my regular 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) hour a day job, and put it at least a modest amount of effort in my household.  I then spend quite a bit of my leisure creating new content for The Vivienne Files, and I'm rather committed to eight hours of sleep.

This is just a drawn-out way of saying that if you've emailed me looking for advice, consultation, a special wardrobe etc. - I AM NOT IGNORING YOU.  But I am so far behind in answering emails that I literally have a backlog of four months of unanswered messages, and in 1 day I receive emails that would take me at least 40 hours of work to answer.

I love hearing from you.  I read EVERY email - I promise.  But I can't kid anybody any longer - I can't keep up with responses.  This doesn't mean that I don't care.  It doesn't mean that you, or my blog, don't matter to me.  But I do feel that I'm letting you down...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tee shirt – T by Alexander Wang, earrings – Baccarat, watch – Bulova, cardigan – Reiss, pants – Mantu, loafers – Gianvito Rossi, tote bag – Kris-Ana, suitcase - Tumi

Today I'm doing my packing thing over at A Femme d'un Certain Age, where Tish is absolutely down to the wire on the edits on her book.  Is anybody else as excited as I am to see the finished product?  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

When you're at a loss as to what to pack, maybe choosing your scarves and then building from there is an option.  Come see me over at Tish's today to see what I've done with teal...

Tee shirt - Hugo, cardigan – Jardin des Orangers, earrings – Nicola Crawford, pants – L.L.Bean, silver oxfords - Aldo, watch – Rado, briefcaseMandarina Duck, carry-on bag – Tumi

Cardigan – Allude, sweater – J. Crew, cotton shirt – Jil Sander, scarf - Hermes
 

Turtleneck – L.L.Bean, blue striped shirt – Golden Goose, blue shirt – D&G, white shirt – Theory, navy blazer – A.P.C., grey sleeveless sweater – J. Crew, grey cardigan – J. Crew, navy v-neck – J. Crew, navy shirt – J. Crew, navy pants – A.P.C., grey skirt – Comme des Garcons, grey pants – Theory

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sweatshirt – Girl by Band of Outsiders, cardigan – J Brand, silk tee shirt – Patrizia Pepe, bracelet – Catherine Marche

 

all clothes - J. Crew

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Sweater – Topshop, cardigan – Marc Jacobs, silk blouse - Acne, ballet flats - Lanvin



Top row – L.L.Bean, cream shirt – Kitsune, peach blouse – Chloe, cardigan & v-neck sweater – L.L.Bean, brown long-sleeved tee – La Garconne, tan pants – Jil Sander, cream jeans – Les Copains, brown pants – Maison Martin Margiela

Pantone Spring/Summer 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

tee shirt – La Garconne, silk pants – Todd Lynn, cardigan – Nomad, scarf – Mercy Delta, earrings – Chen Fuchs, bracelet – Elena Estaun, flats – Belstaff, tote – Moncrief, sunglasses – Ray-Ban



Over at Tish's today, another long weekend travel plan...  I LOVE these shoes, by the way...

This isn't exactly as bright as I think "Lemon Zest" is supposed to be, but I thought that this shade of yellow was particularly well-suited to a conservative environment.  It also might be a bit kinder to some complexions...



Cardigan – L.L.Bean,  tee shirt – L.L.Bean, shirt – L.L.Bean, scarf - Givenchy



Turtleneck – L.L.Bean, blue striped shirt – Golden Goose, blue shirt – D&G, white shirt – Theory, navy blazer – A.P.C., grey sleeveless sweater – J. Crew, grey cardigan – J. Crew, navy v-neck – J. Crew, navy shirt – J. Crew, navy pants – A.P.C., grey skirt – Comme des Garcons, grey pants – Theory

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