Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A Black Wardrobe with Soft Green and Verdigris

She's blonde, so she's not always mad about wearing black, but she has green eyes... and so she's found a way to make it work.

Striped scarf – Armani Collezioni, station chain aventurine necklace – toosis, sliver earrings – Alexis Bittar
stud earrings – Alexis Bittar, floral brooch – Alexis Bittar,  round drop earrings – YooLa, horn bracelet – LeJu
fringed scarf – futabaya(sold out), pleated scarf – Cathayana, pendant – Alexis Bittar



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

NOVICA

19 comments:

  1. I love green. These are beautiful.

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  2. My favorite so far. Would look lovely against a dark gray or taupe, also.

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  3. Both subtle and stunning, your post makes me realize that there isn't nearly enough verdigris in my life.

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    1. I was delighted to see that Alexis Bittar has worked extensively this season with this color - it's SO difficult to find, and he did a great job with it. Now if someone would just make a couple of really gorgeous sweaters...

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    2. Some styles in J. Crew's cashmere has come in a verdrigris for several seasons, fyi.

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  4. Janice, you present so many gorgeous options in accessories! Fortunately, I have some jewellery in this shade and if I look carefully, I might find it in one of my scarves. I think that it will work with my dark grey neutral as I have grey hair and green eyes. Merci

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  5. Another winner! I think it would be fun to see all these ladies in black lined up and still looking like themselves.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  6. Do you think it could work the other way, as an indicator to a person's style? So for instance if I found myself an all black outfit and then challenged myself to make it wearable using only existing accessories, do you think my choices would tell me something? I might do a blog post about this next week... see what I would pick for six different looks.

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    1. Absolutely! In fact, I think it's more likely that we chose our accessories to reflect things in ourselves that we haven't even consciously addressed. Any psychologists around who would like to interpret personality and character through our choice of jewelry and scarves?

      (off to ponder the meaning of pearls...)

      If you write that post, DEFINITELY send me a note to let me know, so I don't miss it!

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    2. Here's the post, and I'd be fascinated to know what it tells you about me.
      http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/a-black-wardrobe-with-accessories.html

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    3. Ruth loved your article and tried to comment but whoops I don't want another email. Carol S

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  7. I like the idea of taking a close look at our accessories to find clues that define our style. We may purchase clothes for any number of reasons, but accessories are mostly purchased because the item somehow resonates with us. I had sworn off black, and now you are making it look so desirable! Mary

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  8. My industry requires a lot of black, but I am a redhead. Black makes me look either washed out or florid. It is really important that I keep a flattering color up near my face. I rely heavily on scarves or statement necklaces to counteract the black.

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  9. this is really so lovely and feminine. I love what the soft green and gold tone do to soften the black. I could see these accessories doing well with vanilla/ cream, peach or blue tones linens and cottons in the spring and summer. your eye for jewelry is really so fine!

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  10. Keashaun said those are beautiful. High praise!

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  11. Love the accessories as they really make the outfits, I have my eye on the horn bracelet. I'm slowly getting a capsule wardrobe together - so glad you said "Rome wasn't built in a day!" My core colour is navy and shades of blue, which is lovely in winter. Dreaming of some warmer weather so wanted to ask how do I make navy a bit more summery?
    Really enjoy reading all your posts
    Beth xx

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  12. I love verdigris and prefer it with charcoal or medium grey, espresso, taupe. Black kind of kills its softness, and vice versa.

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  13. I think this is misleading. Accessories are way, way bigger than they really are in proportion to the clothes. That bracelet is the size of the pants' butt! If you put these accessories on a person, it'll look much less interesting because mostly you'll be seeing the black clothes, with small specks of color when they're facing just the right way.

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