This is a sort of subtle thing that you only notice when you're looking for it... But sometimes, something will just look right, or wrong, and you can't put your finger on it. If you notice the relationship between the length of the face, from hairline to chin, and then the length of the distance between the chin and the neckline of clothing, you will often see a harmonious matching of proportions. Like these: ... View the Post
Archives for October 2013
October 2013 - Page 2 of 2
October 8, 2013
Who am I kidding - I will wear more than six scarves before the winter is over - there will be WEEKS during which I will wear more scarves than this. But these six scarves represent the critical categories into which my scarves seem to fall. None of them is still currently available - and I can only remember buying two of them at all clearly. I DO remember buying my pink scarf the first time I visited Paris (1998?), and being absolutely horrified with myself that I spent so much on a scarf. Now that I've worn it about 500 times, I no longer remember the price...
Mostly pink/blush colored scarves:
Mostly grey scarves:
Vince Camuto, Nordstrom, Nordstrom, Nordstrom
A scarf that is black, ... View the Post
October 7, 2013 Lots of people have been interested in where I purchased my various Project 333 items, and what designers or brands were represented. So I'm going to break down the whole show, by category, and review what I have. Better yet, since so much of my stuff is no longer available, I'm going to source out reasonable facsimiles or replacements.Starting with shoes: I have 2 pair of loafers included in this assortment, and 2 pair of oxfords. If I were starting from scratch, I'd probably only get one pair of each. But here are the autumn shoes, shown in order of absolute criticalness in my life.
My loafers are from Stuart Weitzman, the tall boots are from Eddie Bauer, the athletic ... View the Post
Yes, Karl Lagerfeld wears the same outfit every day. And I'm going to be getting close to that point...
I can see how people who are continually immersed in fashion all day, every day, can get completely burned out on making clothing choices. For every garment or accessory that I show here on my blog, I estimate that I look at over 100 items that get rejected. Sometimes, I can say with confidence that I looked at over 500 pair of pants, or 700 bracelets, before I found what I really wanted to include here for you.
After I've written a blog post, I want to wear absolutely simple, plain, easy and uncomplicated clothes. I don't need to have more than a dozen discrete, discreet outfits, so this upcoming Project 333 ... View the Post
I feel like these posts on brooches are almost vanity posts, because I have so much fun doing them. They take HOURS - don't get me wrong - but I always have such a good time searching out the pins and cleaning up the images to share them with you.
If the weather every gets cool enough that we can break out outerwear, a beautiful or whimsical brooch is a wonderful addition to the everyday coat. In a city with a sea of black, navy and grey coats, the chance to see the occasional brooch, or grouping of brooches, is a chic sighting indeed.
So what could you break out, for the approach of autumn?
(I used a variety of background colors, to give you a sense of how different pins will work with your clothing or coat ... View the Post
October 3, 2013
So, I decided against an eternity scarf, and decided to purchase this beauty instead.
And as I admired how really pretty it is, and how nice the accents in ruby are, in the middle part of the scarf, I got to thinking about how this could be a really great focal point around which one could build their autumn wardrobe. What a beautiful color scheme it suggests:
I already have my autumn wardrobe well and completely purchased, but if I were to go on a big shopping spree, this might be a fun splurge.
It's a very good thing that I'm NOT shopping right now...
love, Janice ... View the Post
October 2, 2013
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OCtober 1, 2013
Ahh, some of us fell in love with this blouse, from Prabal Gurung, back in April when I used it in a packing plan. I had the real pleasure of actually seeing and touching this gorgeous thing... you couldn't see a stitch anywhere, the fabric was exquisitely heavy and intricate - we're talking about a work of garment art. If I owned such a thing, I'd have Botox on every cell of my body above my hips, so that I would never dare to perspire on such a beauty...
But one of my friends asked me if there couldn't possibly be something a little bit... less... like a mortgage payment, that might function similarly in the wardrobe in question. Bien sur, baby - all you need to do is figure out what the essential qualities ... View the Post