January 16, 2018
It’s just the way she is…
She appreciates peace. Tranquility. Simple pleasures that don’t involve amplification…
Which is not to say that she’s boring – just that if you’re going to see the interesting things, you might have to look a little while!
Her color palette is mostly muted, with a single bright accent of geranium pink… She shops with incredible patience to stay true to her long-standing preferences!
When she travels, she doesn’t need much. Because everything she owns suits her to a “T,” she can be contented with just the necessities and a few lovely accessories…
A long time ago she heard a phrase – maybe in an advertisement? – that said that “if you want to capture someone’s attention, whisper.” She’s never forgotten that advice…
I thought she had warm, light brown hair and hazel eyes. She plays the viola in a well known city orchestra. Janice may have different ideas.
Lovely colours, and I love the depth of the light in the painting. I always feel a little bit excited when you use my colours. I have been pondering what to take on my trip to Lisbon next month, and as soon as I saw this wardrobe, I knew! Linda M
Dear Janice, I always look forward to my daily dose of The Vivienne Files. I’m always in awe of your heroines. Not only do they have lovely wardrobes, but they are always very serene and composed. I await the day you happen upon the housewife/mother who loves to laugh (loudly) and is not so well composed and serene but lively and somewhat spontaneous (as long as the kitchen is clean and the beds are made).��
A Southern Mama
Janice Riggs says
What a fun thought… I like to think that all of my heroines laugh, but I've never thought of a mother like my own as a heroine…
If the gray was to be substituted for more of a stone color, I would wear this grouping quite happily ! Love this art piece !
Deb from Vancouver says
You are batting way over a 100!!
What a CUTE wardrobe. I just love it and the golden taupe combined with light grey – hmmm just what I needed to see! And those print sneakers – which come in 24 colors!! – so cute and soooo tempting. I would also love to see a lively heroine who is a housewife and mostly stay-at-home. That's me – mostly! XXX Janice Collins, Washington, DC
I love seeing how you use olive as a neutral. It's one of my favorites, but I'm not very creative at combining it with other colors. This post is very helpful (and beautiful).
OMG Janice, that is totaly me! Just not that much put together… yet. And you even nailed colors of one of my capsules almost right.
Just substitute pink with powder pink, and ivory instead of gray. You must be clairvoyant. (Another capsule is earth tones)
Sania from Zagreb
Nancy B. says
Love these two neutrals together – I've bookmarked all of your posts with olive and gray. The T shirt isn't available in a small size – if you happen to come across one with similar colors somewhere please share!
Beth B says
This is a fabulous mix of colors. One of your best ever!! LOVE!
this post shows me again how differently people perceive things. You use this picture and talk about peace and tranquility. I look at the painting and find it profoundly disturbing. This threatening mist in the background … A good reminder not to take anything for granted ever.
Have a nice day!
I'm a newcomer to your blog, and I absolutely love it!