This started out as a "chic sighting", since I was seeing a lot of women in simple dresses, with great accessory choices. But I grew to see that there was a bigger lesson here; all this week, you're going to see variations on five different neutral summer dresses. Enjoy! ... View the Post
The Vivienne Files - Page 177 of 202 - Capsule wardrobes inspired by art and nature
June 2, 2012
Yes, you are seeing LOTS of "what to wear with" - especially with scarves. You can't imagine how many requests I received... But I like these little vignettes; even if you don't want to buy or wear the scarf, the colors in the scarf can be a great springboard for a few well-coordinated outfits!
And for great scarf tying ideas, check my friend Mai Tai's site; she is the complete GENIUS of scarf tying...
love, Janice ... View the Post
If you've never visited the delectable French Needle, you should do so very soon... ... View the Post
Indulge me while I do some math:
10 minutes/day messing with my hair = 1 hour per week (I'm taking Sundays off)
1 hour/week = 6 1/2 work days per year
6 1/2 work days per year X 40 years (adult working life) = over ONE WORKING YEAR...
And what am I trying to do during these boring, and futile, 10 minutes per day?
I'm trying to have hair like Louise Brooks. Or maybe even Juliette Greco. But it's a waste of time, electricity, hair-care products, and ultimately, I'm spending a little bit of time every day telling myself that I'm JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH the way I am naturally.
Which is this:
There are dozens of ways in which we engage in futile battles. We could easily just surrender, and be happier, more productive, ... View the Post
Why yes, you can build your personal style around a bag you love! Why not... although I confess, carrying the patterned bag with the Missoni cardigan would be tough for me... ... View the Post
Maybe it's because I was in such a good mood yesterday, but I saw LOTS of nicely-dressed women yesterday.
After a while, I realized that I could group these sightings in pairs, so that you get two perspectives on how to wear beige capris, two different outfits based on bright blue pants, and a way to wear the separates of a navy suit, paired with yellow.
Two things I must call out: 1. If you would wear a dress over a swimsuit, you probably shouldn't wear it to an office. 2. Leggings are NOT pants. And FWIW, neither are yoga pants... ... View the Post
I got a desk job... ... View the Post
A great question: I KNOW I want to take this cardigan, and use it as my "base" for my packing plan.
This sweater let me branch out in two distinct directions - brights, and black & white. Lots of choices, and quite a bit of versatility, while still all in one carry-on bag! ... View the Post
What a great necklace! It made me think of softness, iridescence, and creating a background that wouldn't detract from the details of the clasp, and the textures of the pearls. ... View the Post