The Vivienne Files
Capsule wardrobes inspired by art and nature
February 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm
Unfortunately Ireland lost today in the pouring rain. Love these inspirational pictures as I prep for the week ahead in cold wet dull dark Dublin. Have a good week.
February 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm
Ah, we watched it via the internet – UStream has made all of the 6 Nations available! I think if Jonathan Sexton hadn't been hurt so early…We're coming to Dublin in the autumn sometime to start looking into retirement property – let's have lunch!J
February 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm
Well, it might be unfortunate for you two, but not for all of us! 😉
February 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Mmmm. The opposition speaks!!!
Would love to have lunch with you. I'm away for July and August in Waterford but back in Dublin in September – I'll send you my number and email.
February 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm
I know it's OT, but I'd love to hear about your decision to retire in Ireland–family? aesthetics? lifestyle? cost? etc?
Renee @ AddMoreChocolate says
February 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm
Curious minds want to know…did anyone notice the gray cardigan 2 days in a row?
February 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm
Well, if they did, they didn't mention it! So many people have been out of our office with this stomach virus that I don't know that all that many people actually SAW me two days in a row…
Russian Chic says
February 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm
I love your Thursday, Janice!
February 11, 2013 at 12:50 am
I like the way you always show the beautiful scarves laid out so that we can see the pattern, but…… any chance you could do a series of pictures of different ways to wear them? I found the infinity knot, and I know the Ascot, but there must be others. It is probably just my ineptitude, but I find the volume of a 90cm (or even a 70cm) scarf can be rather difficult to corral into something that looks like I meant it to be that way……..
February 11, 2013 at 11:42 am
Hmmm, just what I have been wondering for ages
February 11, 2013 at 1:06 am
Your scarves are beautiful! Reminds me of my mother's collection, of which, unfortunately, I only kept a few.
February 11, 2013 at 1:09 am
I'm wearing the red pants outfit tomorrow!
February 11, 2013 at 4:59 am
I think someone from Chicago may be able to answer this…
My Canadiennes boots (lace-ups, very similar to the ones shown here, if not the same) with wool socks work for me down to just about freezing, but once the temperature gets below freezing, my toes go numb after about 20 minutes of walking outside. Any tips for proper cold weather footwear?
February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm
Wear BOGS..mine are blue and black and are, like all the BOGS products, good up to 40 below!I wear mine daily to walk my large German Shepherd in minus 19 degree weather ( with a wind chill factor of minus 31) and my toes are always warm!
February 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Janice, these are smart, classic choices and you've definitely been mindful about your signature colors and commitment to quality over flash fads and cheap thrills. But the universe out there of other tender and dazzling shades(blush! taupe! amber! pink with orange! Monaco blue with gray!)and styles and fabulous shoes that you reveal to your addicted blog-gazers every day are so hard to square with this resolute minimalism in your own daily dressing. I can only suppose that your blog is your vicarious way to have it all? Whyever, I love these daily doings.
February 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm
For me, it's like the difference between admiring nice-looking young men (Irish rugby players, anyone?), and knowing that nobody in the world suits me the way belovedest does. There's nothing wrong with admiring – it gives pleasure and allows you to enjoy beauty in its many forms. But if you know what's right for you, at the end of the day you're not really tempted…
February 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm
How well said. Nothing like monogamy and a partner who wears pocket squares in his blazer pocket. 🙂
But, oh my goodness. Despite having been married 42 years, I constantly fantasize about somebody (me) owning and wearing every single item in that fabulous fall amber accessories blog–and then the next day want to wear blush and pearls and lace and, well, more or less everything you happen to be showing each day.
February 12, 2013 at 10:41 am
Well, as my BFF used to say when – as a married woman – she would appreciate passing talent "Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu." And I guess that goes for clothes as well as men…..
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