Friday, February 20, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with a Scarf: Le Voyage de Pytheas by Hermes

A couple of days ago in this post, I included this page:

Earrings – Militza OrtizLe Voyage de Pytheas scarf – Hermes, bracelet –
Adriana Orsini, necklace – Lydell NYC, watch – Armitron,
 brooch – Gianni Versace

And someone asked if I could build a wardrobe around this scarf. Since I already had a pretty clear vision about the details of the scarf, and the color scheme was familiar, it was pretty straightforward!




Maybe because I'm freezing my toenails off, or maybe because I've received lots of questions about seeing some warm-weather travel capsules, but I pictured this as a long weekend to a warm destination. (PLEASE notice that I included starfish earrings to go with the fish mosaic border of this scarf; it's details like this that keep me amused!)



Tee shirt – Giorgia and Johns, toteReed Krakoff, earrings – Allurez
 watch – Peugeot, trousers – Emilio Pucci, cardigan – East, loafers – Ferragamo

Green dress – Massimo Alba, espadrilles – Tod’s, gauze blouse – Stefanel
pink beige shorts – L.L.Bean, yellow tee – American Vintage, blue tee – 
American Vintage, sparkly dress – Erika Cavallini Semi Couture, slingbacks – 
Bella Vita, clutch bag – Dareen Hakim, flat sandals – Oscar de la Renta



This would keep you covered for a few days, eh?



Pearl Jewelry - Allurez


love,
Janice


Artisan Crafted Jewelry

17 comments:

  1. Wowsers! Another wonderful capsule there Janice. The starfish earrings are adorable and I love the tote. Green is not normally a colour a gravitate towards (I may still be traumatised by my high school uniform) but these shades are wonderful and with very little tweaking, all of the colours would suit just about every complexion.

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  2. How lovely. The green really makes it all pop.

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  3. As I sit here in single digit temps, with 4 feet of snow outside, nursing a cold, THIS makes me smile. On the original post, I commented that this scarf brought back fond memories of my dad. He also loved to travel, so today's post makes me doubly happy.

    And I'm still in love with that green dress!

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  4. What software program do you use to pull these tutorials together? I want to start creating a wardrobe playbook for travel and I am wondering how to pull all the pieces together in a document and I love how yours look. Any suggestions on how to do this at home?

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    1. I use PowerPoint! You can take photographs, import them into your presentation, remove the backgrounds, resize, and rearrange to your heart's content. Who knew?
      have a great weekend,
      Janice

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  5. Hi Janice,
    many thanks again for featuring my Green Quartz Flower earrings!! I love your colour combinations, you make them look amazing!! Maybe we could run a promotion for your reader?
    regards,
    Militza

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  6. Thank you for making this! It looks like I need to invest in a light beige core. I'm wearing a sweater in the green right now and I love wearing the light yellow... OH wait! Now I need the scarf!!! LOL... only in my dreams.... : )

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  7. This makes me want to pack up and go someplace warm now! Instead I'm sitting at home with the flu. Oh, and I loved your use of "eh?" So Canadian!

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  8. Hi, this lovely, especially the sequined dress. A new concept for me: semi couture.

    Deb from Vancouver

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    1. I don't believe that the dress is "semi-couture" any more than Juicy is actually "couture". It's a word that has lost all meaning in our world. Sigh...
      big hug,
      Janice

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  9. I've been looking for a cardigan in that shade, but the link doesn't work, and it's too long for me to be able to see it all and figure out where it's supposed to go. Can this be fixed? I'd love to find it online!

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    1. That cardigan is from House of Fraser, where you can find an amazing number of green cardigans! That said, their website has been REALLY defective for a few days; the only thing I can say is to keep trying. Sorry!

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  10. I don't know why I can't post. I'll try again.

    Hi Janice. I have been reading your blog for year, but quietly. Thank you for the boundless inspiration. You have such a talent and you gift us such a gift. I wonder if you might be inspired to do a summer wardrobe using Tom Thomson's Lake and Red Tree picture. He was one of the group of seven. You can see a picture of it here. I find it difficult to do a summer wardrobe from a dark picture. Thank you, Jasmine.

    http://www.bremnersartgalleryandcollectibles.com/pagefiles/display.php?pid=SCTT41&gid=3

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    1. I love it! Brown, red, blue - in linen... thinking...
      thanks!
      Janice

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  11. Just breathtaking, all of them. You are so good at this!!

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  12. Janice, This series on scarfs is great, but how about a post using one scarf you've highlighted and several outfits it would enhance?

    Before buying something so expensive, this would inspire how to maximize the use. Thanks! You have a real gift.

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