Thursday, January 08, 2015

A Black Wardrobe with Amethyst

She was born in February, so amethyst is her birthstone. And purple has always been her favorite color; could any style choice be easier?

Ring – Merve Baal, gold drop earrings – Militza Ortiz, square stud earrings – Overstock.com
amethyst necklace – Kai Kittima, double-layered silk scarf – Yuh Okano, marbled scarf – Edition de Luxe
cord bracelet – Monica Vinader, paisley scarf – Etro, oval leverback earrings – Allurez
wrap bracelet – Vivien Frank



Henley – Uniqlov-neck sweater – Uniqlocashmere cardigan – Uniqlosilk blouse – Frame Denim
long-sleeved tee – 
Tommy Hilfiger, short-sleeved tee – Acne Studios, silk top – Diane von Furstenberg,
 
lace-sleeved top – Kaliko, lace sleeveless top – Diane von Furstenberg, pencil skirt –
Diane von Furstenberg turtleneck – Hallhuberjeans – Uniqlosleeveless dress – Red Valentino,
knit shirtdress – Y-3
,ankle pants – Uniqlo pleated skirt – Fausto Puglisiballet flats - SoftWalk,
ankle boots - Munro,pumps – Taryn Rose, loafers - Munro

Any other suggestions/ideas for how to accessorize this wardrobe? I'm working on blue, and on brights, but I was also thinking of brown/gold... Anything else your beautiful hearts desire?


love,
Janice

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Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love grey and purple together, but this black wardrobe looks so sleek. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I like to warm up my black with camel, winter whites, and/or gold. Remember that Hermes scarf that featured those colors with a bit of light blue mixed in.. I would love to see what you could come up with. Thanks.

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    1. Cornelia - do you remember what date I used that scarf? I'd love to work with it.
      thanks,
      Janice

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    2. It's the one I purchased in Dec. 2013 from this site.

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  3. I'm wondering what you'd do with the color of the year--marsala. It's got just enough brown to warm up a stark black wardrobe, I think.

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  4. How about garnet for January? (Might be close to marsala as requested above???)

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  5. I already accent black with shots of blues, of all hues and tones, but am looking forward to see what you do with it, Janice. Always looking for new ideas! Thanks!

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  6. Please do a series with Pantone's colour of the year "Marsala" http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21167

    Thank you, Janice!

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  7. Marsala please, and also a brown/black grouping. I love amethyst, which I like to pair with gray or navy. So, when you're done with the black series..... Mary

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  8. Such a beautiful selection! The accessory grouping here truly made something start singing in me. What joy!

    As for request... I'll second the comment just before mine about amethyst and grey (I'd be curious if a "cold amethyst"--with silver instead of gold--would speak to me as clearly as what you did here, knowing that I generally incline towards whiter metals and colder neutrals...)

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  9. I'd love to see an "ombre" range of light to dark blue within the accessory group - like the bright winter sky after a snowstorm has cleared. Another vote for marsala/wine, using rose gold as the metal - as both manage to seem simultaneously warm and cool. Finally, a supportive vote for cognac brown, maybe with copper accessories? Gosh, the inspiration is really flowing now... raspberry pink? emerald green? I'll stop!

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  10. I tried to reply to Cornelia above, but don't see my comment Perhaps it has to be approved first? Anyway she was possibly referring to my scarf, which Janice styled on 7/12/12

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  11. Well, what would help me is incorporating *my* colors - olive, mustard, plum, rusty orange/cognac, charcoal grey, etc (autumn here) into the black wardrobe since I purchased a small quantity of good quality black items when I thought that - at my age - I was suddenly suppose to wear black. Like age works like that... 😕

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  12. You have touched my heart with purple and Amethyst. Please try with Marsala. All the best, Maja

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  13. Je Suis Charlie.

    Is anyone thinking of the people of France and those who have lost their lives defending free speech?

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  14. Ooh, lovely purple bits there. I'm a big fan of purple but I don't have that much of it in my wardrobe. I do find it quite tricky to get the right shade for me - not too lavendar/ lilac, not too brownish/reddish. I like a good strong but bright purple - I've got it in a great wool skirt that I've worn to bits.

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