I’m going back through ALL of my old posts, and “re-tagging” them to have the colors of the wardrobes included in the tags.
What does this mean to you? You can find every navy wardrobe. Or green. Or grey. At the bottom of each post, there’s a list of “tags” for that particular post. If you click, for example, on the words business travel, you will be shown all of my posts that I have tagged as being of a style that suits business travel.
This is a long process, and not a precise one. If you have suggestions about how I might label any particular post, PLEASE, let me know.
The whole purpose of this blog is to give you ideas and suggestions. If I can do anything that makes that process easier, I will do it!
You are Wonderful V!
Thank you so much for giving us these wardrobe ideas.
You've inspired me to 'carefully curate' my wardrobe and your posts are always a joy to read!
You and your work are being much appreciated!!
Where have you been all my life?!!! I love your posts–and now they will be even more helpful to my transformed suitcases and closet. My one suggestion would be be link posts by season (at least by "warm weather" or "cold weather")as well as by color. Thanks so much.
Great way to help us enjoy all of your work!
This will make it really easy to revisit past posts. Thank you for your consideration. You continually make this site a pleasure and an inspiration to visit. Your ideas/genius help me to enjoy my everyday wardrobe (shopping fast still in effect here) as well as suggest ways to dress up.
Femme Francophile says
Thank you for making your wonderful, useful site even easier to navigate. This is going to be so handy.
What a fantastic idea. Your posts have helped me edit and control my purchases and finding better use for what I already have. Thank you and thank you!
Carol at Taking My Thyme says
Thanks for doing this. Your blog is a wonderful resource, and now it will be even more useful.
Oh thank you! I've often searched on blue, plum, or brown.
I absolutely love your blog: it is beautiful and fun to look at and educational, all at the same time. Thank you for all the guidance on pairing things and wardrobe curating – I'm getting so many good ideas! This color cross-referencing will be even more helpful. Thanks!
We love you too Vivienne. Thanks SO much!
Susan G says
This is fantastic, Vivienne. Thank you!
What a great idea. Thanks for doing this.
I agree with another commenter that it would be helpful to know whether a post is for a warm weather wardrobe. It would also be great if you tagged for casual or casual-ish posts (like for spring break wardrobes).
Understandably, most of your wardrobes have a northern-urban orientation. For those of us in warm climates or traveling to them, or living in less dressed-up areas or lifestyles, it would be wonderful to be able to identify the rarer posts for the less-dressy-but-still-polished wardrobes, and for the clothing suitable to heat which you seem to only need to dress for in your "dog days of August".
Thank you for all you do. Yours is The Best Blog Ever.
Awesome! What a kind gesture for all of us. Merci!
It would be great if you would tag your posts that feature your own wardrobe. Mostly these have been your "my wardrobe" posts as you curate toward a simplified wardrobe, but I'm pretty sure there have been others. It's always extra-helpful to see what a well-put-together women is really wearing in real life.
What a great idea. I love your posts, very inspiring and helps me plan more carefully what I buy. I wish I had the budget for some of the shoes and bags. Thanks for your nice comment.
Frugal Scholar says
I agree with the one right above–tag your own wardrobe please. It is instructive and inspiring to see how a "regular person" (I assume!) chooses where to spend and where to save.
what a fantastic idea, and labour (of love, I hope). Thanks so much.
Vivienne you are awesomely generous to go to such trouble! I agree with all of the other comments and absolutely love your blog. Love from Megan in Sydney, Australia
I'm so glad that I recently discovered your blog. It is helping me evaluate my current wardrobe and narrow it down to pieces that I actually wear. Your endeavor to re-tag your posts according to color is surely labor-intensive, but will make it much easier for us new subscribers to navigate all the information. Again, I really appreciate all the practical information you bring.
It's hard to say without gushing, how much I appreciate your blog. Not only am I inspired by your daily entries & book suggestions (which I buy), but you remind me to take seriously what I already know. For example, my 1960's working wardrobe could be one of your posts. Eight pieces & accessories that I wish I still had now. Unfortunately, not only has my wardrobe enlarged beyond necessity since then, but so have I.
When I discovered your blog, I went back to the beginning & tried to read every post. Now, I find myself wondering if your thinking has evolved regarding "Vivienne's" approach. If nothing else, I would love an update or summary of the early principles. I know this is not what you were asking about, but it seemed like a good time to make this particular request.
Thanks again for sharing…and inspiring.
Thank you, Vivienne! You are so gracious!
Thank you for sharing, and thank you for being there. ~ Cornelia
V – thank you for all you do!- so inspiring! You obviously enjoy doing this – I always look forward to your posts – you make me smile! Hugs……. Di
Thank you so much – I love reading your blog, a new post always makes my day!! Is there anything I could do for you? If there is please let me know. Warmest Regards, Caroline.
What a thoughtful, labour of love. As a librarian, I really appreciate classification – and understand how much work a project like this involves. Thank you so much!!!
Thank you so much. I just discovered your blog recently and am working my way through your many wonderful archived posts. Is there any chance you have or will consider devoting an entry to summer handbags? I can only afford one quality bag for spring/summer but I have no idea what to choose. Many fail to attract me as they look as if they will date easily due to too much frou-frou or the presence of logos. Others, though attractive and streamlined, are often made materials such as canvas that might not stand up or won't transition well to the fall. If you could post some selections that would be great.
Ooh! I second that!
Love you too, my dear! Thank you for all you do. Yes, searchability will be so helpful. I also like how MaiTai's Picturebook has several columns on the right that allow you to click on items in her blog's master categories, perhaps if you have time, that could be cool. Master category examples: "Not so Crazy 8s" (subcategories: navy, brown, grey, black, multicolored, etc), "Travel" (subcats: business, pleasure), "Classic variations" (this is where you do your thing about the key piece like a trench and its possible variations; subcats: trench, navy blazer), etc, etc. Just a thought! Your blog is a marvel and such a resource. Thank you!!!
KBG in DC says
HOORAY!!! Since I reference your amazing blog all the time looking for ideas, this is going to make it so much faster and easier! Thanks for thinking of all us!
Are you going to publish an e book?
Mary H. says
Thanks so much for doing this for us!! Much appreciated!
P.S. LOVE your blog!
Love your blog, so classic. Thank you for such a gift. It's really lovely.
aesthetic intelligence says
This is so very generous of you.
Thank you and we love you too.
Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says
Merci beaucoup. I know it's a lot of trouble. But we all thank you for months to come when we need advice and find you've made it easier for us to look up old posts.
XOXOXOXO's to infinity. I do not remember when I have enjoyed a blog as much as this one. I have spent the past 2 days reading your blog, from the first one you posted. A friend and I were discussing uniforms at work and how much easier life would be if we could figure one out. Well, here it is. You have figured it out for us. I am eternally grateful. I am going to focus on a crazy eight for work using only quality clothing ie Eileen Fisher. I am humbly in your debt. What a generous and gracious lady you are.
Where do I search for past posts??
There are links on the right side of this page that take you to my previous posts, by date. I'm still researching how to do a batch of links that would be specific to color, season, or degree of dressiness.
Stick with me – I'll figure it out!
Tks! Big Hug back I just took a load to Goodwill. I am taking baby steps on cleaning closet.
Thank you so much for doing this.
Thank you so much for all of your help Vivienne! I can not tell you how many times I refer to your blog for help when I am packing for trips. XO Jeanne
I love your styling. Thanks for retagging. I keep coming back to figure out new ways of making my styling work.
Julie Bower says
Thank you so very much! Resolved the navy Easter dress accessory question with a click of the button. You have changed our wardrobe conundrums to 'fun with Janice!' Happy Easter.