Some amazing color combinations, on some VERY nice, and lovely women... ... View the Post
taupe Archives - Page 4 of 4
This is the last of the cardigan-based travel wardrobes that started with last week's "Flying in Cardigans". This assortment is ideal for a short business trip which combines dressy and more casual activities. I apologize for my currently messed-up schedule, I'm going to have to rely on your imaginations to build all of the possible combinations yourself! ... View the Post
One of my favorite Chanel quotes is "One shouldn't spend all one's time dressing. All one needs are two or three suits, as long as they and everything to go with them, are perfect."
So I thought about how this quote applies to the wardrobes that I build - let's try on Chanel's advice!
First, two suits: one black, one taupe. Now, to me, a suit is a jacket, pants, a skirt AND a dress. (sometimes, nothing looks better than a dress and jacket). Yes, I'm taking the definitions very loosely...
Next, you need the things that go with the 2 suits. One twinset that matches a suit, and another twinset in an accent color. One turtleneck that matches one of the suits, and a turtleneck or other sweater in an accent ... View the Post
One of the most irksome aspects of this time of year, fashion-wise, is being inundated with glitter, beads, sequins and other shiny baubles that we are supposed to desperately need for our fabulously busy holiday party season. I'm always either intimidated, or feel inferior, because (a) I don't get invited to that many parties, and (b) the ones I go to aren't all that splashy!
But it's easy to get sucked into the idea that one should invest in a half-dozen party outfits...
My antidote: I bought a (used) beaded cardigan. These are readily available, at all price points, and are quite versatile. See some ideas below.
Some thoughts on buying vintage cardigans:
Check every seam, especially around the arms, ... View the Post
1. Pumps – Sam Edelman, Scarf – Hermès, bag – Sissi Rossi
2. Brogues – Robert Clergerie, necklace – Daniela Swaebe, earrings – Max and Chloe
3. Pumps – Jimmy Choo, scarf –Erdem, brooch – 1928
4. Flats – Giuseppe Zanotti, ring – Les Pommettes, bracelet – Hermes
5. Flats – Stuart Weitzman, scarf – Hermès, bag – Hermes
6. Flats – G by GUESS, earrings – Nnu Designs, necklace – ice.com
7. Slingbacks – Asos, scarf – Hermes, bracelet – Hermes
8. Loafers – Tod’s, brooch – Zina, ring – Laura Alexander
9. Pumps – Soft Style, scarf – Hermès, bag – Reed Krakoff
10. Shoes – Loeffler Randall, Bracelet – Judith Jack, earrings – Judith ... View the Post
Yes, Stephanie's wardrobe jumped the queue, but I felt that it was important to get information to those in their last year of school so they can get a head-start on the wardrobe-building. Education is stressful enough (as is job hunting!) without having to do it all at the last minute. I know you understand... ... View the Post
Easily the hardest wardrobe to date - I was given the scarf in the first vignette as the basis upon which to build this wardrobe. It doesn't help knowing that the requester is VERY beautiful; it was tough picking items that were worthy of her!
And for those who have asked - I build these vignettes in Microsoft PowerPoint! It's very flexible, and easy for me to archive all the information for the book which might be in our future! ... View the Post