January 15, 2018
They Keep Telling Her That She’s an Iconoclast…
But she likes to think that she just knows what she likes!
She likes black and white, and she likes pastels…
She likes linen shirts, untucked!
She loves scarves, and bracelets…
She likes to travel light…
She likes to carry a handbag in an unexpected color!
She’s comfortable mixing pastel colors…
She’s comfortable wearing multiple shades of blue…
But she would NEVER break an icon – they’re works of art!
Brilliant, my favourite so far!
Taste of France says
This is a brilliant collection. Despite the pastels, it doesn't come off as precious at all. Feminine, yes, and strong.
Margie from Toronto says
This one makes me smile! I too buy multiples when I find something that works and even though I love black & white best – I actually love a good pop of colour as this one uses.
I really love how you made use of a painting to create these sets of outfit; I'm gonna have to give this a try soon!
I love this color palette because pastels work well with my coloring. I just bought that very same yellow blouse, the first yellow I have added to my closet in years. It is one of only a few shades of yellow that I can wear successfully.
The Pouting Pensioner says
I'm melting over that pink suitcase!
Now if you're taking capsules from tote bags, how about making one from a pheasant. I featured shots of one in my garden a few posts ago and his colours are amazing, brown, teal, red, white, black. So Janice, hows about pointing your iconoclastic stytlist's eye in the direction of nature … can you put a wardrobe together with my pheasant's colours?!! Hugs, x.
Deb from Vancouver says
Another winner!! I have come back to black in my wardrobe…just a bit of it and find it is very grounding. Of course, it is also easy to find almost anything in black at decent prices!!
Cee Pluse says
I rarely wear pastels, but I think that they are balanced out nicely by the black in this collection. And wouldn't that painting make a great scarf! I also love the fact that this woman owns multiple colors of the same shirt, because that is what I do. I am picky about necklines and have very broad shoulders which makes finding tops that fit a bit difficult, so when I find one that works I like to buy several in different colors (as well as extras in colors that I know I will be wearing often). Great post to start the week, Janice!
I really like that she mixes the pastels together
All the scarves are perfect for this wardrobe and reflect the inspiration image nicely. The black + white + pastel color scheme really works here! I am trying to imagine how she is wearing those shirts with the skirt. She wears her shirts untucked with the slacks, but does she leave them untucked with the skirt as well? I generally need tops with different silhouettes for my skirts and my slacks. – nancyo
ps, I am SO glad that your "iconoclastic" heroine does not break any real icons – they are works of art and also expressions of faith!