Sunday, April 25, 2010

Accessorizing with blue

Ms Bolide is the first blue bag I have had in all my life, so teaming her up with my wardrobe and accessories is a fun and exciting challenge.

Yesterday, I've been wearing a light and neutral outfit (Esprit cardie, Anne Fontaine shirt, Kookai trousers), and normalement would have taken my taupe Picotin along... but of course, Ms B had to come with me! Just adding the bag would have seem a bit 'unmotivated' , so I needed something to 'tie' her into the outfit. Trying out a couple of scarves and accessories, I found that a Belle de Mexique mousse with it's blue accents, and a blue/black/silver Chaîne d'Ancre enamel, provided just the right touches to pull all elements together into a harmonious look.

DH and I took DS to the open day of a school he might possibly attend from next year on. The day was a success, and DS very much liked the place. Walking the school grounds reminded me to plant a lilac bush this summer, their sweet fragrance is so wonderfully evocative of spring.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!

MaiTai x

32 comments:

  1. Une fleur parmi les fleurs.... Lovely outfit Maitai, it's so nice to see Ms Bolide in action.
    A wonderful Sunday to you and yours.

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  2. It's definitely a winning look MaiTai!

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  3. Merci, dear booksnchocolate. It is truly wonderful to finally carry the Bolide, and so nice to share her first official outing <3

    Scarf Addict, thank you. Here's to blue!

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  4. I think it's great, that you're trying to "blend in" the bolide in such subtle and unexpected ways. Simple and easy would not be you - the different twist is, what adds the extra sparkle and shows the real fashion pro! hugs and a good start into your 2nd blue week, <3, HM.

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  5. Beautiful outfit, MT, the bolide looks fabby! Joanne

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  6. Thank you, dear hair-mess and Joanne :-) xx

    hair-mess, glad you enjoyed the twist:-) With your good wishes I will hopefully find a few more of them in the upcoming 'Bleu Deux' week.. Have a wonderful week ahead too <3

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  7. I'm not sure which looks more beautiful - you or the lilac bush!

    The Belles is perfect with the Bolide - the B&B team - lovely.

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  8. I may have to revisit the lilac bush in winter time then, tehe!

    So true re the B&B team, darling Jerrine. I always loved the Belles, but Ms B seems to be bringing out their very best. x

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  9. I was just putting my La Femme aux Semmelles du Vent away and guess what? I think she'll go perfectly with your Bolide with the blue hues in the design - hope you will try it one day and post a pic!!!!

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  10. Dear MaiTai

    You look so beautiful! The flowers, your outfit, Ms. Bolide, everything is just perfect!

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  11. Absolutely spot on, Scarf Addict! When I tried Ms B on for the first time, I was wearing the LFASDV..guess that's what tipped me over, lol!

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  12. Thank you, dear Manuela, so sweet of you to say. Everything felt right that day, it was just one of those special ones <3

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  13. lovely bag! a beautiful look!

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  14. Beautiful and flawless (et subtil), dear Mai Tai. Enjoy Ms Bolide, and keep us posted.
    I hope the school worked out for your DS,
    xoxo
    ABG

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  15. Maitai, now I can see the color of the Bolide better from these beautiful photos. It really is a special piece - lovely shade of blue - and it suits you so well - and your outfit is perfect! Isn't Hermes just amazing with colors? Before H, there were colors I would not even have contemplated considering as a bag. You look gorgeous amidst the fragrant lilac bush - one of my favorites! Hope all will work out for your DS. xoxo

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  16. The color of the bag looks very different in varied lighting. It's so pretty and looks great on you!

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  17. Thank you Iva :-)

    Merci, dear ABG <3 Today, I teamed Ms B with an orange/blue Puzzle II, and it works very well too. Much stronger in color, but Ms B takes it all in her stride!

    JTandIS, thank you for your kind comment, and yes, the new photos capture the BdP really well. You are so right about H colors, the citrus fruit colored window display had me completely mesmerized.. organge, lemon and lime, I would have never thought, lol!

    Bonjour Stephanie, so true, the bag is a chameleon. In dark light, it has a lot of grey in it, and in sunshine there is a hint of green. It's great fun to find those colors that go well with it. PS Love your new avatar pic!

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  18. Ms B looks lovely on you! The colours of BDP in daylight is quite captivating =) Looking FABULOUS as always, loved how you matched belles with Ms B! And what a lovely day with the lilac bush in bloom xx

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  19. Many thanks for your lovely comment, dear DD <3 Hope you are having a wonderful time in Vietnam!

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  20. A beautiful, unexpected look! I absolutely love the BdeM mousseline and with the divine Ms.B - a match made in heaven!

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  21. My goodness, that looks marvelous. I wear a lot of neutrals too, and find a bright bag or scarf (or mostly: both!) really make an outfit. I'd love to see a bright pink scarf tied on Mme. Bolide!

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  22. Thank you dear MT! <3 I finally got back last night, and it's been so much fun, got you a small gift too..catch u soon ;-) xx

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  23. sushi queen, isn't it just wonderfuly satisfying, when new items and older ones make a perfect match? As you've said, often something unexpected happens.. Happy you like the pairing! x

    Dear dance, I so agree with the bag + scarf equation, and here's to Hermès for providing us with the best. As you can see, I am slowly edging towards color.. pink next! :D

    Welcome back, DD! Hope you had a wonderful, fun and relaxing time. Oh, and a small gift.. how exciting, can't wait!

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  24. Looking FABULOUS.....I love the subtle colours!!! and so glad your DS liked the possible choice of school !! I remember only too well the stresses involved in finding just the right ambience when my children were younger....think we got it right !! moumou

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  25. I love how you paired Ms Bolide with your Belles
    and just perfect with your enamel! The etoupe is
    beautiful with your blue. I use etoupe with my
    blue jean and love the look. Have you considered
    orange with Ms Bolide. H has an enamel bracelet
    (Perfume Bottles) that is orange background with
    blue bottles and it looks so pretty! Love the Lilacs,
    what fragrance!

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  26. You look so fresh and spring like here!

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  27. moumou, pamella and FauxFuchsia, thank you for leaving your sweet comments, you are most kind <3

    moumou, very much hoping that I can say the same thing one day!

    pamella, orange and blue are so pretty together, and I have not thought of the Flacons enamel, many thanks for the great tip <3 It would be perfect with my orange/blue Puzzle II too, which looks lovely with the Bolide. I also very much like your combo of Etoupe and BJ, it is so light and fresh!

    Thank you, FauxFuchsia, and congrats on your necklace!

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  28. Mai Tai

    I am very tempted by both the bolide and the beautiful blue! thanks for sharing.

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  29. Dear Mai Tai - I LOVE the picked up accent on your scarf with your new bolide (Congratulations by the way) and Good Luck for the new school. We have just done exactly the same this past month and it can be stressful. SarahB

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  30. Sorry to come back so late, dear casiewbao, and since you've left your comments four days ago, I suspect you might be a proud Bolide owner already, tehehe.. Keep me posted! x

    Thank you for your kind comment and good wishes, dear SarahB. I hope that you have also found a place you are all happy with. Good luck to you too! <3

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  31. Dear MT, I am very late to your soiree bleu. You look stunning as usual and I applaud your choice. Just perfect for you and the challenge of a new color is one that you will meet with your usual aplomb! Beautiful!

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  32. So lovely to see you here, dear ladyg, and thank you for giving Ms B such a warm welcome. Hugs from one Bolide lover to another :-)

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