Denim blue is a great, versatile and flattering color, even when the fabric isn't denim! Imagine these six garments, along with a pair of real jeans, a white shirt, and a couple of tee shirts - the perfect simple travel capsule wardrobe. I'm ready to go on vacation ANY TIME NOW... ... View the Post
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You really, seriously, can get inspiration anywhere, if you keep your eyes and your aesthetic heart open to what's out there. This absolutely wonderful picture was sent to me - what a delightful mix of softly faded colors.
It wasn't at all hard to come up with a color scheme. Many of you ask about how I build color wheels - I use the graphing gizmo in PowerPoint. I use PowerPoint for all of my vignettes, because it does everything I need. Just insert a graph into a slide, and then change the colors and sizes of the various wedges to suit your preferences.You have a new, beautiful mnemonic for your wardrobe colors, AND you have a new skill to put on your resume. How fun is that?
This lovely ... View the Post
It's a question that's as old as The Vivienne Files - if you're starting a capsule wardrobe from scratch, how do you start?
What an ambitious question! But after thinking about it for three years, I'm going to give it a try - a step by step approach to rebuilding your wardrobe from the ground up.
Before you buy any garments at all, you've got to make a couple of decisions. One thing you'll have to work out for yourself - which silhouettes suit you best. I'm really not qualified to answer this question for every woman, but I encourage you to address this question on your own; you know better than anybody else in the world what shapes and sizes of garments suit you best...
But the next question - truly critical - is to choose a color ... View the Post
A second look at this great painting - focusing on the left half of it, and picking up the lovely periwinkle/chambray blue details...
It is interesting that such a drizzly and cold painting lends itself so beautifully to hot-weather clothes.
I love this dress...
A couple more garments, some accessories, and shoes:
Soft and pretty - a great travel capsule wardrobe!
2012 - What to wear with a necklace: dragon pearls
2013 - We look at a whole bunch of ways to wear One Dress: Six Ways in Black, White and Pink ... View the Post
This is a typical room in the Hotel des Grands Hommes, in Paris. The colors and the details in this room can inspire a beautiful wardrobe. The colors words that I focused on were taupe, beige, camel, apricot, slate, gold, copper and bronze. I was looking for soft, patterned, draped and refined looks...
The striped colors of the headboard drew my eye to this sweater - it's softness confirmed my choice. And the combination of apricot and charcoal with a detailed scarf were irresistible.
I loved this coat, and the ornate flats appealed.... and the draped tunic dress, with warm tobacco leather leggings and metallic ballet flats are a relaxed outfit that would be very at home in this room!
Even when ... View the Post
I'm committed to wearing a solid column of garments as an easy and flattering base for a million accessory variations. This week, I'm going to explore the variations possible with a column, using a different neutral each day. ... View the Post
Chic sightings of black tee shirts abound - especially in New York! ... View the Post
So if you remember from yesterday, we had these garments in our Four by Four capsule wardrobe, planned for a trip to the shore:
After finding that these items worked really well for our specific needs, it was determined that the entirety of the summer wardrobe would be purchased with the same guidelines. First, a little something in darker colors, just so our jeans don't get lonely in the laundry!
And then a really pretty color, just because it's summer, and because it goes with our three neutrals:
Some more tops, in a variety of colors, and a few more essential summer accessories...
With these 24 garments, your summer is pretty much handled... And NO, I AM NOT TELLING YOU TO GO BUY YOUR ENTIRE WARDROBE FROM ... View the Post
If you've never visited the delectable French Needle, you should do so very soon... ... View the Post
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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
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