September 9, 2022
Let’s get back to these last 2 scarves – I’m quite chuffed about the pretty things that I’ve found…
This heroine has a LOT of navy in her wardrobe; maybe we should look for something lighter to serve as a neutral for her…
yes, one of these scarves is so expensive it might give you chest pains… but it’s lovely, and even a cat may look at a king!
These new clothes blend into her wardrobe perfectly, but the overall feeling of things is (of course) a bit lighter and softer:
Her accessories are lovely; her scarf drawer is enviable!
All of her new purchases bring options to her each morning – she has a wonderful new way to get dressed up with her ivory skirt and pumps!
Last, this month, but never least is my favorite…
This heroine really needed to bring more brown/warm tones into her wardrobe, and I think she succeeded brilliantly!
brown shoes with black trim, and a print skirt in brown, black, and a bit of ivory… I’m pretty happy with these!
This wardrobe is pretty well balanced between black and shades of ivory, cream and brown. Wardrobe consultants that don’t think you can mix warm and cool colors won’t approve…
If you’re looking for fake tortoise shell earrings, always look for Ralph Lauren brands. He ALWAYS does tortoise shell…
Our heroine wont’ struggle to get dressed with these additions to her wardrobe:
p.s. Six years ago, our heroine (the forensic pathologist!) was headed back to her college reunion…
Beth T says
I love the lighter additions to the hydrangea scarf. I’d still like to see a lighter shade of dark blue or denim and perhaps marled knitwear. The tree of life is not for me but I do think it to be balanced.
Sally in St Paul says
My thoughts exactly on the hydrangea wardrobe! A mid-value denim or other neutral blue would do so much to bridge the gap between the white and dark navy pieces, and marled knits would also help them blend. The neutrals so far are a bit stark together for the soft delicacy of the accent colors. It’s also low on prints (other than the scarves)…a variegated navy-based floral button up shirt would be a marvelous addition to this capsule that could be used in every season.
Ah yes, I found the eye wateringly expensive scarf. It was the first item I chose to find out more about. I think I would be too afraid to wear it and don’t have enough years left in my life to justify the cost per wear, even if I could afford to buy it. It is so beautiful – I understand why you included it Janice. Sigh.
I could see buying it at the beginning of the last week of my life, and just sitting with it around my shoulders! It is one of the loveliest scarves I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a LOT of scarves…
These two additions are so beautiful.
I like the additions to the Hydrangea. The skirt and print scarf added to the Tree of Life are lovely.
Happy Weekend everyone.
Tree of Life looks so gorgeous. So worth the wait!
Building with Tree of Life. Those gorgeous brown pumps! I love walking into my closet these days :)
Classic black. Cozy browns. Soft creams. I have so many smart options and combinations. I really am learning about the big picture of a wardrobe and I am able to (slowly) step away from buying individual items.
It has been fantastic to have a blueprint!! Thank you Janice.
Sally in St Paul says
The Tree of Life is looking good with the marvelous brown/black additions this month. I personally would like to see more of that green! The neutrals are going strong and blend well together, but the green looks a little out of place. It would be nice to see it more integrated into the wardrobe. As always, I yearn for a print that brings the colors together. The Tree of Life scarf itself just barely brings in the green, so even another print scarf with more green would help a lot. This capsule underlines for me that even when done very well, a mostly neutral wardrobe is personally difficult for me to get excited about and I want to see COLOR and PRINT.
I’m with you Sally. I bought the Tree of Life Scarf hoping to introduce more neutrals, but other than the one green shirt shown above (which isn’t a neutral), I haven’t been able to add anything other than a couple of prints that have black and brown. I wear the scarf with the greens and blacks I already had. The scarf does have a hint of a peachy-pink color that’s quite pretty, and I have a sweater I think would be lovely, but haven’t tried it yet. I just need color –
While not a fan of either scarf or colour palette I am thinking that the printed skirt and black tops are the way for winter’s to do the autumnal thing. Just came from a blog where the author was mixing her favourite creams, rusts etc but those tones are really for those who can carry them off…definitely not us cool tone types. Black and white was proposed as an option but doesn’t strike me as autumn-ish. I have tons of black though and mixing it with prints that contain those golden fall tones is just the ticket! I have a couple leopard printed sweaters in cashmere or silk cashmere blends but they have black spots and I wear them well with black skirts or trousers. That green does wicked things to my complexion as does cream/off white and I would opt for black pumps or boots but the skirt is quite perfect for the season!!
It is all lovely Janice!
Penny Kelly Fraley says
Is there a way to get back to items that aren’t in new today…part of the original wardrobe?
If you search at the top of the page on the right for “Six Scarves, 12 Months,” you will be shown all of the earlier posts from this topic; the links to everything are in 1 of those 8 posts!
My 2 favorite scarf wardrobes are today’s post. The Hydrangea scarf is in the colors I usually wear with all colors of blue in-between. The Tree of Life wardrobe is just plain beautiful!
I love the brown and black! And tortoise shell earrings (and sunglasses!!). My very first pair of “expensive” good shoes (35 years ago) were black and brown oxfords from Ralph Lauren. I still have them!
Unlike some of the other commenters, I LOVE all of the solids together! Very classy and elegant, with our without the scarves. I had forgotten how stunning black and brown can be together. Janice, thank you for your tireless work to educate us on how to put clothing together. I worked for over forty years and still don’t think I have the hang of it, so I’m very happy to have found you and your talent.
Lisa Laree says
I posted my ‘September picks’ today…even though I didn’t actually make anything for that set, I did start with something already in the closet, lol. This has been a fun exercise, even though it seems to be dragging on forever. I have plans for a phase two once I’ve completed the original twelve posts…thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!