September 8, 2016
Thanks for suggesting this painting to me! I love the art ideas I receive from you…
“She was always so GLAMOROUS – I was afraid to even speak to her…”
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…”
“She’s about the size of a teacup – that would be a perfect job for her!”
Actually, she’s working with her partner on a big ranch in the mountains of the western United States; glamorous, it is not…
Taste of France says
"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.
Margie from Toronto says
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!
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?
Janice Riggs says
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…
Loving the Class Reunion series, Janice, which brings both inspiration and a big grin to my mornings.
Love the color combo – soooooo warm! Also THANK YOU for the costume jewelry repair reco!!!
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?
Janice Riggs says
The books stagnates, waiting for my energy levels to improve! But I still think, and plan….
Janice Riggs says
OH, and the sheerness issue? I would layer a long-ish tunic tank top under the dress – something like this one from Eileen Fisher:
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,
My colors — yippee ! Love it !
I want to go to this reunion. Sound way more fun than my actual one was…
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.
PS – The link to the bracelet in the first set does not work for me. Hopefully it's not broken.
Janice Riggs says
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.
Echoing the raving comments above. I really appreciate the jolt of blue into the browns. And you found brown casual pants!!! They are very hard to find this year which seems so weird!!
Deb from Vancouer
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
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
Janice Riggs says
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: https://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!
I'm so tickled that you took the time to reply to me. Thanks. Turquoise and brown: I'm on it!
Pam @ over50feeling40 says
Love the colors, Janice!!
Such a beautiful painting. And your interpretation is stunning. These are colors that really inspire me! Love everything.
Ragged Ivy says
Perfect. Just … Perfect.
Robyn in Tasmania
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
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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