Thursday, May 22, 2014

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte - Version 2


A second look at this great painting - focusing on the left half of it, and picking up the lovely periwinkle/chambray blue details...



It is interesting that such a drizzly and cold painting lends itself so beautifully to hot-weather clothes.

two outfits based on colors from Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte
Sleeveless blouse – L.L.Bean, shorts – Uniqlo, dress – Jil Sander
I love this dress... 
two outfits based on colors from Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte

two outfits based on colors from Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte
Tee shirt – Velvet, capris – Sonoma, sleeveless top – Plein Sud, wrap skirt – Plein Sud

A couple more garments, some accessories, and shoes:

Opalite earrings – YooLa, bracelet – Hanna Wallmark, bag – Brahmin, cardigan Iceberg, scarf- East, flat gold sandals – Carlos Santana, woven flats – Santonitee shirtEast, sandals – Munro

Soft and pretty - a great travel capsule wardrobe!



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Looking back:


2013 - We look at a whole bunch of ways to wear One Dress: Six Ways in Black, White and Pink



13 comments:

  1. Yep. Sign me up for that version!

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  2. Me too ! Refined, subtle...I fall in love with this. Martine

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful.

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  4. Oh my. One of your most beautiful posts ever, Janice. I'm enthralled by the luminous sheen you've captured in these lovely fabrics.

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  5. I too prefer this 'side' of the painting to the other. It feels more cohesive. It could also be expanded with more pieces in denim or any of the darker neutrals.

    I also noticed there wasn't a capsule image of all the pieces from yesterday.

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  6. I really love this one. Not only is it in tones I find flattering to me, but I just love the subtle, mysterious feel of the pieces you show. Isn't it fascinating to really focus on what one actually "sees"?

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  7. Really beautiful, I agree. And I love(d) those blue woven flats. Until I clicked on the link - ack. Too rich for my blood. But I know that the idea is to present... the idea. We take it from there, within our means and desires. Thanks for the inspiration - I've always loved that painting "live" and will look at it with different eyes on our next visit to Chicago. Long overdue anyway!
    JoyceP

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  8. Loved this version - these quiet colors scream elegance. I don't like coral with black, so yesterday's version didn't resonate for me, but this...well!

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  9. The very day I met you I bought an eyeglass case with this design at the Art Institute. I keep my sunglasses in the Rainy Day in Paris case. My husband and I talk about how we need to get back to Chicago. It was a great trip and a highlight for me was having the pleasure of meeting you.

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  10. This was what I had in my mind's eye with yesterday's comment! This is perfect.

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  11. I liked yesterday's wardrobe but I think I prefer the more subdued blues and neutrals.

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  12. Really great capsule! I can easily see myself wearing these colors! Thanks for all your great ideas!!

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