October 28, 2022
She’s Hard to Describe…
For one thing, she’s the only woman a lot of them know who can wear a ruana and look like a heroine from a romance novel…
She thinks that she’s very low-key and inconspicuous – after all, she wears a lot of grey!
Her accent colors aren’t bright, or gaudy…
But still, there’s something about her that catches your eye, and doesn’t readily let go…
If someone is truly beautiful, the world will see it…
Even if their beauty is entirely inside. Or maybe, ESPECIALLY if their beauty is internal…
p.s. Nine years ago, I sorted out the “Triple Top Secret.” It was something that I’d been doing for years without really seeing the logic of how to make it work!
Hi- These colors are in my closet ! I have worn a teal top with a berry bag and berry SeeVees. I feel cheerful.
Be still my heart, I love labradorite! Perfect way to end the week. While the accents aren’t quite my colors, I still have my purple ruana from the six scarves/twelve months a couple of years ago. (a few years ago?) I can totally make this work for me. Have a great weekend everyone. TGIF
This is my dream wardrobe!
Linda Toffolo says
Understated, elegant and just the right colours for me. Charcoal gray is just the right backdrop for jewel tones like teal and rosy, crushed grape accents. I will now be shopping for some charcoal trousers this winter. As always, thanks for the inspiration Janice 💗
So elegant and classic! I love the Mephisto boots, also the cut of the skirts and trousers. Grey is a fabulous neutral. One could drop pretty much ANY accent colors into the grey. You could easily do these grey pieces with a few more accent colors for the entire month of November!
Love this. As I buy new pieces, the neutrals will be grey and navy. These beautiful pops of colour with grey are a great inspiration.
As soon as I saw the colour wheel at the top of this post I knew I was in for a treat. These colours are what I’m aiming to see in my closet some day.
This wardrobe is timeless, lush and gorgeous! It’s definitely sparking my imagination.
I echo ak’s comment that it would be wonderful to see deeper into this heroine’s closet…maybe how she dresses casually and then how she will approach upcoming holiday get togethers. What kind of winter coat does she wear? (In my head, I’m envisioning a long, teal wool coat but I don’t know if that sort of thing exists these days.)
Happy weekend, all!
Wendy, check out this beautiful long teal wool coat. I have a similar coat in cobalt blue I bought years ago and still love it!
Oooooh! Many thanks for this link, Lena! It’s a lovely coat – on sale too. 😉
Oh dear…when I saw the colours today, my first thought was how happy so many readers would be. My second was how depressing gray is to me. But, today is a great chance to look and learn about putting things together. So, I will pretend that the gray is ivory and the teal is really a nice medium blue and the grapey shade is either my favourite green or a mustard gold or a nice rich amber-caramel brown. Oddly enough, the whole makes me think of a teacher from my middle school years. She had an unusual sense of fashion…wore her faded red hair in a Gibson girl updo with a perfectly matched red, black or gray ankle skirt and a high neck lace blouse and the wildest gypsy type blazers. Without the blazers, her clothes were lovely and elegant to go with her hair. But those blazers were the opposite of elegant. I always thought someone else had chosen them for her because how could a woman with a quietly elegant base add something hideously garish? It must be that the tasteful cut of today’s items remind me of the underlying elegant column that teacher wore. Hmm, how interesting what can trigger little memories.
Amanda Hudson says
Beautiful!! I have every one of these pieces in my closet. (or a close approximation) Thanks for the inspiration.
Oh, I love this! I wore my ruana to my sons’ choir concert last night. It is in shades of cream, navy, brown and teal. I wore it with my navy long sleeve shirt and dark wash bootcut jeans and some cognac ankle booties. I did feel elegant… and warm! :) It was perfect for our cold weather and the big auditorium. These colors are great, teal and berry pink are my accents with grey for more casual dress and with navy/cognac for dressier.
Sally in St Paul says
Love the peacock blue accent with the grey and berry. My eyes see a bit of olive in the stones also, so my version would incorporate olive and be much less elegant!
My first impression of the bracelet colors was olive and burgundy so I was surprised to see teal and plum as accent colors and then delighted that the jewel tones look so lovely with the charcoal gray. Olive can’t compete for attention like jewel tones can, but on days when you don’t want to stand out, olive works so well with gray. I would definitely expand this capsule by adding in a few olive pieces and accessorizing with burgundy/plum items.
Love this. I would wear all of these : ) .
Beth T says
🤩😍 You must have been looking over my shoulder yesterday as I sorted through my autumn/winter wardrobe. I’ve had a splurge on cord trousers this year and have managed to find ones to fit in dark grey (at last), green teal, blue teal, burgundy, plum, brown and navy. Though I’m debating whether I need the plum as I have a pair of purple cords already and not much in plum. I shall be much warmer than I was last year. Wearing cotton trousers with tights underneath is not warm.
Anyway, I was sorting through tops and second layers to go with this multitude of trousers. So you must have read my thoughts. Last year one of my favourite outfits was magenta and grey. The teal blue adds another dimension. I also wear teal blue with lilac, salmon and rose pink.
These are the colors I live in and love! My style is natural/casual, though, and these pieces would not be found in my closet. Please, consider a natural/outdoorsy wardrobe in these colors?
I can see how one could extend this wardrobe to imclude sporty/natural pieces and to look for the overlaps.
There’s this one–grey and berries, but without the teal.
Sandy b says
Mamasquirrel, thanks for the link. I have looked at a lot of posts here, but I had never seen this one. I like it.
I love this one! Just beautiful. :)
Oh that’s lovely! I like the berry tones and teal against the grey!
That triple secret is a wonderful packing tip. It’s also a great travel outfit because you can peel off or layer up depending on the airport or plane temperatures. Saving space in the carryon if you’re going carryon only.