Monday, October 20, 2014

Two Questions....


I'm trying to put together pages of links to the various series of posts from here on The Vivienne Files, and it's pretty time-consuming.  

That said, I'm planning to do pages for The Common Wardrobe, Four by Four Wardrobes, Whatever's Clean (I am starting to really love that one!), and Start With Art. Any other series for which you'd like to have ALL of the links collected onto 1 page?  Let me know...

And these are recent pictures I've taken - would any/all of these make good wardrobes?  As usual, let me know!

Love,
Janice



                       
       Beara Beara

41 comments:

  1. A Travel/Packing tab would be excellent! I know the 4x4s fall in this, but there are so many others as well that address travel capsules.

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    1. I second that - the packing posts are invaluable for both travel planning and capsule wardrobe building. It's so awesome that you're doing this, thank you!

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    2. I third that ! : )

      The tabs that you have planned are fantastic , thank you. I think that from a priority standpoint, those are the way to go. I would eventually love the French Five...I actually find those very helpful for packing too. Regarding the photos, I find it extremely helpful. Your start with art really solidified for me how to use art for palettes. Actually, it taught me palette-ing ( for lack of a real word, LOL ). But I love nature and the pictures just make me happy and inspired. : )

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    3. Agreed: travel/packing is a valuable sort. Thanks for asking us!

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  2. Your striking photos might inspire a wardrobe series that uses opposites on the color wheel as wardrobe or wardrobe accents. As for links, some of my all-time favorites of your postings were the ones, inspired by, I think, people you had known in the fashion industry, with fanciful narratives about how such and such a person could create utterly personal signature looks just by adding accessories to basic denim or neutral clothing.
    wardrobe.

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  3. I vote #2, beautiful colors! Would love to see an accents or accessories tab, you always seem to find marvelous, inspiring items.

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  4. Love the second one...but all three are really pretty. The second combination is something I will try to follow and wear.

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  5. Cabbage! Olive and purple-red - my favorites!

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  6. Agree! It would be very helpful to have many, if not all, packing tips at one place.

    Thank you so much for your very inspiring work.

    - The Cat

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  7. I love the flower photo! Bright pink, pale pink, white, yellow, and black! You might have to sneak a dark grey or something to get another neutral in there.

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  8. A cabbage wardrobe with soft green and rose could be beautiful.

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  9. I don't like green so wouldn't choose any of the photos, as beautiful as they are.

    For a tab, please do the 333.

    Thank you!

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  10. Janice, I've only been reading your blogs for a few weeks, but you're AWESOME!!! I'd love it if you could collect the links for the 'Starting from Scratch' series--I came in towards the end of it, and I've had a hard time trying to read the back posts on it. I've recently lost a lot of weight, and your wardrobe thoughts have been so helpful to me as I've started to build a new wardrobe without spending a fortune... Many, many thanks! Roz

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  11. Ooops...I've been out of town for a few days so have missed a few posts. Right after I posted this comment, I read your previous post where, of course, you mentioned a new tab for the 'Starting from Scratch' series. Obviously, great minds think alike!!! Many thanks for anticipating my request--can't wait to read them all in order. You're the best!

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    1. I am SOOOOO fast....
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. Wow - you are soooooooooooo fast! "Project 333" and "A common wardrobe" done already!

      You are amazing.

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  12. Great idea Janice, I tend to travel short distances on 3 or 4 day weekends. Your guidance has been much appreciated. Of course, a casual week-end requires different combinations than say a theater weekend in NYC. I prefer a single suitcase, carry on size for each event. My biggest issue is finding clothing that packs well. I do not want to waste precious time fussing with clothing. Any suggestions?

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  13. Photo number 2 is my favorite although I would a series on any of them. I would like a tab for crazy eights. Seems like we haven't seen one in a while as well as the other mentioned, starting from scratch, core of four, whatevers clean. I also really enjoyed when you were putting the links for the same dates of previous years but I know how much work that was. Thanks for all you do. :)

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  14. I keep coming up with captions/conversations for that cat picture. That IS your new assistant, right?

    - No, not this one. *click*
    - Nope, definitely NOT this one. *click*
    - Hm, that would look great with my eye color, but not the right shade for this project. *bookmark* *click*
    - Oooooh, here we have something! JAAAAAAANIIIIICE, I've found the perfect green cardigan for that cabbage picture!!!!!!!!!!!

    :-D

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  15. Hi Janice! My first choice would be the crazy eight series, followed by the 4x4, then a wear on the plane/vacation series. Those are the ones I search through your files to revisit. Oh and I particularly like the January through December groups. Theresa

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  16. Definitely packing!!! And I'd LOVE to see the Not-So-Crazy Eights have a tab. Then all your most popular wardrobe building plans would each have one. In general, I also really learn a lot from the posts where you describe your thinking as you make the choices...I think those would just be part of whichever wardrobe plan each tab was for, wouldn't they? You are truly amazing, Janice. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work. Thanks to you I look 100% better and I feel better, too. I am a full-time caregiver for our child with disabilities , and the little lift I get by dressing nicely each day (which is fast and easy once one has the pieces) helps me keep going with joy in my heart.

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  17. I would like to see the first picture, with the pink flowers, I can't wear green, unless it's a blue green. I feel like most of the palettes aren't very blonde friendly....we look washed out so easily! So excited to see what you come up with....

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  18. I would love to see individual tabs for the four-pack, five-pack, and six-pack travel wardrobes.
    Thanks for doing this for all of us. You are appreciated!!!

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  19. I vote for a wardrobe based on the first photo....the cat reading the laptop.

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  20. I think some of these wardrobes need definitions for new people like me. I'm still scratching my head over "Whatever's Clean"....

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    1. Me too! Maybe some definitions would be in order. Love your blog.

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  21. Just adding that I had a time figuring out what this was all about until I read "Starting from Scratch" and fell in love with your blog!

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  22. Your tab ideas are wonderful. A travel tab would be great. The cabbage-inspired wardrobe would be lovely.

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  23. Concur with the comments above. Packing tab would be wonderful, and the cabbage photo is my favorite. Thank you, Janice, for your hard work. Your blog has been so helpful to me.

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  24. I'd like to see travel/packing as a separate collection, too. And I like photos number two and three for wardrobe inspiration. Thank you!

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  25. Lovely photos. Drawn to the first and the third. Have been looking to add pink as an accent color but have not found much in my favorite pale blush or berry hues. Am trying to be patient for the right things to come along.

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  26. Travel packing tab, pretty please!

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  27. Any tabs you choose to create will be most helpful. I often look back for a refresher course.

    I am immediately drawn to the colors of #3. Camel and ivory neutrals with bright lime and bright red-violet, perhaps? You've been inspiring and helping me learn what I somehow missed along the way. I have learned much, but still have much more to learn. Thank you. Deb in Kentucky

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  28. Love the colors in the first photo. Soft rose, bright yellow and no green. Interesting challenge!
    I join the others in gratitude for your constantly excellent blog.

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  29. I see tan in the flower photo. Nice warm tones. Alas, I am a cool.

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  30. I enjoy the Long Weekend series.

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  31. Absolutely would love to see you work with the first photo: fresh, warm, flattering to many skin tones, and has both clear and dusky tones.

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  32. Love your feline writing assistant and colors in that photo would be a nice neutrals base. Taupe or greige better than grey for us blondes.

    Thanks for putting in the hours to make the tabs - a great timesaver for your readers.

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  33. I will go against the grain and say I would LOVE to see a wardrobe based on the first or third photos. I look forward to a wardrobe in some clear sunny colors! I am a type 1 in the "Dressing Your Truth" system of color personalities, so I do not wear any black or gray, which makes me an anomaly here I know!

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  34. I will join your readers who are requesting a bit more bright. Wardrobes based on photos 1 & 3 would be great. I am a strawberry blonde/ light spring and need clear, slightly bright mid tone colors next to my face. Much as I love dusky blues, burgundy, brown ... they don't flatter me. Black is sooooo practical, but the worst next to my face (even with scarves to offset it.) My neutrals are warm to neutral gray and creamy beige. All that said, I love everything that you post. I've learned so much from you!

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