Saturday, July 11, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with A WALL?? Pulling out all the stops, in Grey, Burgundy and Gold

Seriously. I was waiting for a friend at his gym yesterday, and I noticed that the walls in the entrance areas were painted in a mottled (maybe sponged?) pattern of shades of grey and burgundy - mostly dark - accented with metallic gold. Unexpected. Eye-catching. And it got my mind wandering...


Color scheme of grey, burgundy and grey, taken from a wall in a gym in Chicago.

"I view marriage as a merger of financial statements..."


Two weeks before graduation, he drops this little bombshell on you, and breaks your heart. He's always made it clear that he doesn't think your chosen work is going to be lucrative, but you didn't realize quite how much the money mattered to him. I guess that's a bullet dodged, but it still hurts.

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25 years later, you get the email about the Alumni Committee meeting regarding the Endowment Funds, and you see his name. Sigh....

In 2 weeks, you've got to spend the weekend on campus with him. This might be the time to haul out every luxury item you own, and to show him just what he missed when he "called off the merger" with you.


Cool-weather travel outfit in grey and burgundy.
Cardigan – Thakoon, trousers – Vanessa Bruno, blouse – Glanshirt, earrings
 – Argento Vivo, bracelet – YooLa, scarf – Alexander McQueen, boots – Tod’s,
 tote bag – Charbonize

Your school colors are burgundy and gold. Most people will wear this with navy, and look ultra-preppy. Not you... You're more subtle than that!

Four-pack in grey, burgundy, and gold accessories, for cool weather.
Hermes "Collections Imperiales" scarf, earrings – Kasturjewels, grey jeans – Mother,
 knit scarf – Etro, sweater – Sea, bracelet – Annoushka, loafers – Tod’s, necklace – Vaubel,
 silk top – Glanshirt, clutch bag – Milly, dress – Ralph Lauren Black Label, pumps – Prada 

Why yes, conventional wisdom  would  have you wearing silver jewelry with grey. You say differently. After all, they asked you to serve on this committee because of your new approach to situations and problems.

Clothes for an autumn weekend, in grey and burgundy, with gold accessories.

He's got a pot-belly, his hair is making a quick exit, and he's kind of annoying...

You, on the other hand, are elegantly gorgeous.


Three autumn weekend outfits, in grey and burgundy, with gold accents.

I don't have many revenge fantasies, but I sure as heck want to be dressed to the nines if I ever get the chance!

love,
Janice


Farfetch

25 comments:

  1. Oh, Janice, you made me laugh this morning! Love your stories and this is a really pretty vignette.

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  2. I love the story as much as the clothes!

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  3. Great selection of clothes and ----ha-ha-ha !

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  4. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Funny story, wonderful look.

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  5. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Funny story, wonderful look.

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  6. Great story! Thank you for a great start to my morning!

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  7. Love the stories and the clothes to go alongside. Great idea to pair gold with grey.

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  8. Clearly, dressing well is the best revenge! Love this!

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  9. I really wondered where you were going with the first line of your novella but you came through with flying colours!! Love the collezione and yes, your heroine looked great and probably felt great too. This is a very regal colour palette.

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  10. The very best part is that at the end of the weekend you realize that it really doesn't matter anyway. Looking back, your clothes were for you, not for him. You're so far beyond caring what anyone else thinks about you. Let him be him. You can be your gorgeous, glorious you!

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  11. Fantasy revenge that includes fashion ROCKS!

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  12. Like the story, love the clothes. Everything is luxurious but not "in your face." Of course, it may be wasted on a guy who knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing. I agree with Dragonfly's comment. ��

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  13. The best revenge is living well....and love the collection.

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  14. The blouses from Glanshirt aren't available in more than a couple of sizes and only in one store. Any ideas where else to find them or anything like them. They are fabulous! Love this collection...as they say....living well is the best revenge!

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    1. I've searched for them, and they appear to have sold like hotcakes in the last few days - I can't find they anywhere! Does anyone know of a good source for a silk blouse with a simple jewel neckline in beautiful, rich colors?
      thanks!
      Janice

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  15. Love the "revenge" fantasy. Lovely wardrobe as usual.

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  16. I used your 3x3 packing system today to prepare for a conference trip this week. I feel really prepared for the time away knowing I can mix and match anything and with the addition of two scarves and a necklace I can dress up or down as needed.

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    1. Excellent! Now you 're free to concentrate to the tough stuff!
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. The conference was amazing and I was dressed perfectly for every situation, the best bit was bypassing the long queue waiting for baggage when I got home I just walked out the door and kept going home to my family!

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  17. I'd say old BF was a little underdressed in the heart department, back then. But, it is just the kind of jerky comment a male can make at that stage in his life. Yes, look great, and where there was once passion, bring compassion. He is unlikely to have had an easy sentimental life, even if he has learned some things along the way.

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    1. You always remind me that kindness is the best answer!
      thanks,
      and a big hug,
      Janice

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  18. Well done! The gold with the grey just shows him, thanks Janice!

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  19. Ha ha, fabulous! Yes, compassion is the answer but who said you can't look stunning at the same time??? Love it!!

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