Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Pack for Springtime in Paris: Navy and Violets!

Ahhh, by the time you're reading this post, I'm in Paris celebrating our 10th anniversary with my most Belovedest.  I frankly wasn't convinced that marriage was right for me (yes, I had tried it before, and I was not very good at it....).  This, however, has been the most uniformly delightful 10 years of my life, and pretty much more than any woman could hope to deserve.  

This ensemble seemed perfect to revive for today, because I was married in a soft violet outfit (wisteria, to quote Eileen Fisher on the color).  This would be delightful for a second honeymoon...

The original post can be found on A Femme d'un Certain Age, where various combinations are shown.

Navy cotton cardigan –Vanessa Bruno, amethyst stud earrings – Bounkit, tee shirt – Prabal Gurung, Purple raincoat – MaxMara, navy trousers – Pied a Terre, scarf – Pashmina Art, navy flats – Rangoni, navy tote -Longchamp

urple, grey and white tee shirts – J. Crew, navy tee shirt – Majestic, small flower stud earrings – Shaun Leane, silver stud earrings – Nina Breddal, sequined tank – J. Crew, white cardigan – Dorothy Perkins, drop earrings – 1928, purple capris – Max Mara, navy capris – Jil Sander, Silk jersey dress – Saloni, cowl neck top – Coast, maltese cross cuff bracelet – Rewind Vintage Affairs, print skirt – Marni, Scarf – Crumpet England, sunglasses – Michael Kors, floral square scarf – Versace, silver clutch – Dorothy Perkins, tasseled loafers – Enzo Angiolini, purple flat sandals – Jimmy Choo
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  1. Happy Anniversary! When you stand beside the one who knows you, loves you, and makes you a better you, life is good. Wishing the next 10 years even better than the first.

  2. Happy anniversary to you and your Belovedest. Loving these glimpses from the past. They are perfectly appropriate now as they were then. You have such great taste and eye for color. Hope you are having a marvelous time, and please bring us back the latest style trends, as I will be following you to Paris in May.

  3. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful time in Paris with your belovedst!

  4. Aww, Lovely, so happy you found your true love at last, So did I! Sometimes you have to kiss some frogs before your prince arrives! Happy Anniversaire to you both! Have you been to the Cafe Trocadero? You can sit outside opposite the Tour Eiffel and sip a glass of Kir Royal, its lovely!

  5. Happy Anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversary from me too. Just had to laugh at TJMaxx and they had a whole rack of purses in yesterday's green and navy, and realize they also had a bunch of violet purses as well!

  7. Hi Viviene:

    I've been your fan for years. Yours is the only blog I read daily. Thank you for helping me focus my wardrobe choices. I'm happier than I have ever been with my wardrobe, thanks to your guidance.

    You posted about how you create the illustrations you publish. I'd love to illustrate a packing strategy for my guests who vacation at our place in a similar fashion. I've tried in vain to find it via Google. Could you point me to it?

    Thank you again.


  8. I do all of my images in PowerPoint - it's surprisingly versatile!

  9. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy yourself in Paris!

  10. Happy Anniversary....spring time in Paris...the stuff of dreams.
    Love the clothes you have opted to pack as they all work together.