Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Third Wardobe based on a Buddhist Kesa

Dear Ellen, who left the comment "I love this capsule and the colors you've used! I can see myself in these clothes.Lovely!" - send me a note at theviviennefiles@gmail.com. The tote bag from Neiman Marcus is yours...

Back to our regular blog post:


Despite the beautiful delicacy of the fabric, the colors felt like a warm-weather travel adventure to me!


Astonishing Everyone...


"Are you sure you want to go there? It's not very dressy..."

Yes, I understand that, she thinks.
 
Linen tee – Uniqlo; flower earrings – Lonna & Lilly; watch – Shinola
bracelet – Chuleekorn; scarf – Jaipur Atelier Los Angeles; pants – Uniqlo; linen 
cardigan – Simply Be; canvas shoes – Vince; messenger bag – Karina Maybee
suitcase – Bric’s

"You're going to have to carry your own luggage..."

Yes, I've been working out on the treadmill for months, carrying handweights.
 
Striped tank top – Uniqlo; bronze scroll earrings – Barse; blush scarf – 
Nordstrom; cardigan – Marni; apricot rayon blouse – Uniqlo; square sparkle
 earrings – Chico’s; fringed scarf – Hinge; skirt – River Island; denim top –  
Victoria Beckham; green tank top – Uniqlo;  blush bracelet – Alex and Ani;
 green bracelet – BCBGeneration; beige lace top – Oui; denim ankle pants –
 Uniqlo; sneakers – Dansko; beige shorts – Acne Studios; green pants – Visvim;
 blue dot scarf – Mosaique; sandals – Munro

"I mean, you'll be able to get laundry done, and the water's usually safe to drink, but this just isn't your style. There are no Michelin starred restaurants, or 5 star hotels..."

Does everyone really believe that I'm that high maintenance?
 


"Your usual wardrobe just isn't going to work there - it's not the place for silk dresses and high heels..."

I've done my research, and I've been breaking in my travel wardrobe (on the weekends) for a long time.
 





She's not usually a "selfie" kind of a person, but this trip is going to be different. She's going to have SO many things to show everyone...

love,
Janice


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14 comments:

  1. This is an inspiring version for people like me who suit dark colours better, but want to wear more light colours because of the warm weather or just because...... too much pastels and I am a wash outbut this concept of having light bottoms and toppers but keeping the tops in darker more flattering for me colours could work quite well. Thanks Janice- much appreciated.

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  2. Looks good. Silk is so versatile. I agree with Jazz, though not my colours it's the theme isn't it? X Chris Australia 🇦🇺 ( Australia Day here)

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  3. My favorite so far. Reminds me of a softer version of the ones you did on Tom Thompson's Jackpine. That was one of my favorites of all time.

    I also love your story and heroine, a woman going off on her own on a trip that might be a little out of her comfort zone and her family thinks is a little crazy, but maybe she has been dreaming about and planning for a long time....that's great!

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  4. The beautiful color scheme elevates simple, casual basics into a really breathtaking wardrobe. Brava.

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  5. One of my favorites as well. Mary

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  6. Really love these colours together..........can see my warmer weather 333 coming together......start looking now......peach /salmon and olive/khaki......with stone/natural and a dash of camel.......could be a few months in the making....but this is it :)

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    1. Yes, me too! I have been trying to find a way to incorporate olive in a Seasonless wardrobe....this is great! Thank you, Janice for thinking of your warm toned fans. Now, to go through the olive archives and formulate a plan.

      Janice, your the best!
      A faithful fan,
      Pat

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  7. ......forgot the denim.....lol

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  8. I absolutely love this. I live a very rural lifestyle with a few trips into the city weekly. This looks great for spring summer. I'm wondering if you could do a wardrobe incorporating darker bottoms with some lighter tops. I am a cool soft summer coloring and have a hard time creating a summer wardrobe that works for my rural life and soft coloring.

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  9. I absolutely love this. I live a very rural lifestyle with a few trips into the city weekly. This looks great for spring summer. I'm wondering if you could do a wardrobe incorporating darker bottoms with some lighter tops. I am a cool soft summer coloring and have a hard time creating a summer wardrobe that works for my rural life and soft coloring.

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  10. This is lovely and very useful. I really appreciate how you find accessories in not so usual places. The shoulder bag and shawl for example.
    Deb from Vancouver

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  11. A very lovely combination, perfect for those with warm/neutral colouring (not too bright). I also agree with Jazz above, sometimes it's hard for to develop lighter toned wardrobes when very pale colours wash you out, so it's an inspiring approach. Love the messenger bag and the suitcase!
    Alice

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  12. Loving this palette - I want it all. I agree - perfect for those with warm/neutral colouring. With pale skin and light eyes black and white have always made me feel washed out. It's nice to think about warm places and palettes while we are in the middle of cold New England January.

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  13. Great combinations and a great travel wardrobe!

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