Thursday, September 08, 2016

Build a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Spirit of Autumn by Albert Pinkham Ryder

Thanks for suggesting this painting to me! I love the art ideas I receive from you...


Spirit of Autumn by Albert Pinkham Ryder


Spirit of Autumn by Albert Pinkham Ryder with color scheme and design ideas
Class Reunion/Homecoming


travel tunic and tights, with accessories, in shades of brown
scarf - Avant Toi; earrings - Cornelia Webb; tunic dress - Biba;
lipstick - Tom Ford, in Warm Sable; bracelet - Wallis; watch - Movado;
nail polish - Nars in Delos; tights - Hanes; boots - Coach;
backpack - Chloe Stanyon

"She was always so GLAMOROUS - I was afraid to even speak to her..."

travel six-pack in browns, jade green and ivory
Sweater – Jardin des Orangers; necklace – Bauble Bar; ring – Pomellato
ivory tee – Jaeger; metallic tee – MM6 Maison Margiela; scarf – Santorus
belt – Levi’s; clutch – Elliott Lucca; cords – Mother
corduroy skirt – Dorothy Perkins; ballet flats – Bernardo; jeans – Closed
loafers – L’Amour des Pieds

"Well, I know that she got a veterinary degree; she probably takes care of little teacup designer dogs for movie stars..."
seven-piece travel capsule wardrobe in shades of brown, russet, jade green and ivory
"She's about the size of a teacup - that would be a perfect job for her!"
 
brown corduroy pants worn 2 different ways


two ways to accessorize a bronze metallic tunic dress


brown jeans worn 2 different ways


two ways to accessorize a russet tee shirt and skirt

Actually, she's working with her partner on a big ranch in the mountains of the western United States; glamorous, it is not...

love,
Janice

p.s. Completely off-topic, but very important. If you have jewelry (costume or precious metal/stones) in need of repair, I can't recommend Costume Jewelry Repair House in Chicago highly enough. I just picked up one of my Maltese Cross cuff bracelets, and it's perfect. Most jewelry places won't touch a piece of "costume" jewelry...

But more than that, they're nice, honest, trusting, and generally wonderful. They also sell some amazing pieces... Their hours are quirky, but they're worth seeking out. (totally unsolicited and uncompensated raving on my part...)
 


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Capsule Wardrobe in a warm color palate inspired by art - Spirit of Autumn
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24 comments:

  1. "Ooooh!" I murmured upon seeing the inspiration of the day. "Aaaah!" I said for the first set. "Yeeessssss," I nodded for the turquoise/green accents. "OMG" was ecstatic groan for the shades of that Santorus scarf.
    This woman and the Berlin art gallery owner would definitely be friends. Off on separate paths, but deeply connected at heart.

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  2. Not my colours but still so appealing - and a great lesson in how much just 1 or 2 pops of colour can make such an amazing addition to a wardrobe!

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  3. Discovered your blog a month ago. Have been combing through it learning sooooooooo much. Recently retired, much more casual lifestyle but have also lost weight (no stress eating) and looking to revamp wardrobe. I live in jeans and wearing a lot of black with them. Any particular file I should look at, or does this inspire you to create a new one?

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    1. You can always look at anything labeled "my wardrobe" because I wear a TON of black. And yes, I think I can incorporate some jeans and a lot of black into an upcoming post...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  4. Loving the Class Reunion series, Janice, which brings both inspiration and a big grin to my mornings.

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  5. Love the color combo - soooooo warm! Also THANK YOU for the costume jewelry repair reco!!!

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  6. The website for the tunic dress shows it to be on the sheer side. I love the look of it as a tunic with leggings and boots for autumn, but would be very uncomfortable wearing it alone as a dress due to it's sheerness. Is there a way to ease my discomfort or should I just look for a similar item in another fabric?

    BTW, beautiful artwork. Would love to see it in person. I really enjoy all the art you showcase on the blog as I don't live near a large museum or even an art gallery. It's a treat to start each day with such lovely inspiration and thought provoking pieces, many from artists new to me. Keep 'em coming! And please, an update on the progress of your book?

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    1. The books stagnates, waiting for my energy levels to improve! But I still think, and plan....
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. OH, and the sheerness issue? I would layer a long-ish tunic tank top under the dress - something like this one from Eileen Fisher:

      http://bit.ly/2cF2pw7

      I use pieces like this OFTEN when I'm looking at something that feels a bit too exposing for my preferences.

      more hugs, because we can,
      Janice

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  7. Janice,
    My colors -- yippee ! Love it !

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  8. I want to go to this reunion. Sound way more fun than my actual one was...

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  9. I always enjoy the art series as it allows for color combinations that I would not have considered myself. This particular series is stunning. I personally have to stay away from greens that are more yellow than blue as they make me look sallow. But, I know some people in my family who would enjoy this very much. However, you have inspired me to try how I look in reddish-browns. Should be interesting.

    Brittany
    Los Angeles

    PS - The link to the bracelet in the first set does not work for me. Hopefully it's not broken.

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    1. Dear Brittany - I fixed the bracelet link - thanks for letting me know! If I click on links on the blog very often AT ALL, I'm accused of trying to beef up my commissions, so I don't always know when something falls apart.
      hugs,
      Janice

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  10. Beautiful painting and ensemble. I am a strawberry blond with light warm coloring. This piece should theoretically be aimed right at me. What a surprise for me that the black and turquoise from a few days ago is really the one I crave. Hmm. Why is that? Maybe I'm not hip enough to pull off today's outfits. Yesterday I put together my own version for a week long trip to Massachusetts in October. I switched out the black items for Browns I already had (except for black patent loafers and black heels). It really helps to use your incredible ensemble photos to work through the process and stay focused. Thank you for everything you do for us, Janice

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    1. How about turquoise and brown for you? Maybe you need to get the styles you like, in the colors that you like, all sorted out. But your coloring sounds like turquoise would be glorious on you... There's a really old post here that might be helpful: http://www.theviviennefiles.com/2012/04/packing-brown-and-turquoise.html

      And thanks for the kind words; I don't have a clue about anything unless someone draws me pictures, so I decided that for wardrobe planning I would draw my OWN pictures!

      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. I'm so tickled that you took the time to reply to me. Thanks. Turquoise and brown: I'm on it!

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  11. Ah, the painting! This capsule is so unusual and striking, especially that bronze color - the skirt and T make for a lovely column, and I can see that skirt with the ivory T and the green cardigan also. The Santorus scarf is perfection! I have a wool scarf with similar colors, and while the colors are probably too "warm" for my coloring, I love it and it matches absolutely everything. It's a great way for me to combine blacks and browns. - nancyo

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  12. Perfect. Just ... Perfect.
    Robyn in Tasmania

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  13. Such a beautiful painting. And your interpretation is stunning. These are colors that really inspire me! Love everything.

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  14. Thanks for the name of the jewelry repair place. I knew there was one but couldn't recall the name. I have a piece given to me by special friends for my 40th that is in need of repair

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  16. Loved this post so much that I have ordered the tunic dress - and I've just had confirmation that it's on its way! I didn't think it looked sheer but if it is, I'll just follow your tip. Thanks again for an inspiring post Janice!

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