Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dame au Chapeau by Natalia S. Gontcharova Revisiting for Spring 2018

She's not a quiet, retiring type. She doesn't meant to be conspicuous, but it just seems to be her way! Maybe because she takes her style cues from this painting?

Dame au Chapeau by Natalia S. Gontcharova with style guidelines and color palette

The last time the traveled - just after the winter holidays - she packed a simple, but eye-catching, travel capsule wardrobe:

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in brown with gold and pink accents
cardigan - Topshop; earrings - Sorrelli; scarf - Faliero Sarti; feather earrings - Ralph Lauren; cardigan - Uniqlo; brown tee - Eva & Claudi; print top -  Ojai; bracelet - Alex and Ani;  shirt - Uniqlo; ; watch - Michael Kors; gold bag - Theory; suede pants - Brunello Cucinelli; scarf - Hermes Guepards; cotton pants - L.L.Beanhandbag - Coachloafers - Cole Haanflats - Born

She's off for a weekend symposium.... She's not presenting, so she plans to just sit back and listen...

travel outfit in brown and gold
earrings - Darby Scott; suede jacket - Victoria Beckham; scarf - Sole Society; sweater - Eileen Fisher; handbag - Coach; watch - Rado; pants - Eileen Fisher; suitcase - Victorinox

She's packing what she considers to be the bare minimum for the weekend:

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in bone with pink and gold accents
pajamas - Cosabella; feather earrings - Alexis Bittar; shirt - Uniqlo; tee shirt - Caslon; bracelet - Kendra Scott; pendant - Passiana; gold bag - Theory; scarf - Faliero Sarto; pants - Eileen Fisher; jacket - Eileen Fisher; loafers - Aquatalia 

She loves the way that her wardrobe reflects her personal tastes; it's not something everyone would enjoy, but it gives her endless pleasure, and occasional real delight!

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in brown and ivory with gold and pink accents

She loves the options of wearing a suit, or mixed separates, depending on how dressy everything feels...

2 ways to wear ivory pants from a Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe

2 ways to wear brown pants from a Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe

The last time she went to a weekend like this, she was called upon to appear on a panel in place of someone who was ill. She just doesn't understand why people always notice her...

Dame au Chapeau by Natalia S. Gontcharova Revisiting for Spring 2018
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  1. That suede jacket! oh my!
    I'm so glad you are revisiting this series, they are very inspiring. Last time round I liked each one better than the last, and could not make up my mind as to a favourite. To my surprise, I'm finding this time I really like the first, all navy one (surprising because I have lots of colour in my wardrobe). Will you revisit them later in the year? It would be fun to see how they develop.

  2. Janice,
    An outer column, an inner column, and accent colors — perfection !

  3. I really like this combination - it makes me smile - even when (aside from the pink) they aren't my colours at all. I love her last line - she may be doing it unconsciously but on occasion (when I knew the room would be a sea of grey & black) in both the Corporate world and while at University - I deliberately wore brighter and softer colours. People remember you and that is often what you need to get ahead.

  4. Individually, these pieces don't do anything for me, but put together, this wardrobe is so stunning. Like a previous poster said -- it makes me smile.

  5. I love elements in them all, but if I had to choose just one which I could fit right into it would be the blue and grey Renoir. The casual vibe is totally me (minus the shorts), although I would have to swap out that lovely camel shade for something like rose taupe because of my colouring. Sharon, U.K.

  6. Well, I strongly dislike these colors (and that's putting it politely). What is our heroine's individual coloring do you suppose?

    1. Any colouring, she wears them because she likes them. I'm a natural strawberry blonde (+ some white) with grey eyes, and I'd wear them happily.