Monday, September 6, 2010

Capsule wardrobe #17 and Snowball knot how-to

Even though the mornings have now a promise of autumn in the air, we are back to summery temperatures by midday. So still enjoying wearing white, but adding some warm and dark colors, to go with the change of atmosphere as summer is drawing towards it's end. The white scarf ties the outfit together, no matter which color the top, while the rest of the accessories stay in one color family, hereby framing the entire look.

Capsules: beige/purple tank top and white jeans
Shoes: dark brown suede loafers
Accessories: Châines et Gourmettes 70 Carré, Ebene Kelly and horn bracelet
Scarf tying method: Snowball knot
Scarf ring: MT Collection, black moyenne





Snowball knot how-to:

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29 comments:

  1. :wohoo: to the crisp and perfectly chic outfit and :yippie: and big :thank you: on showing us the snowball knot! :flowers:, Macs

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  2. Thank you, dear Macs, happy you like the knot and look! Looking forward to seeing your snowball, keep me posted :yes:

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  3. Gorgeous, and perfect for the changeable weather this time of year! We're going to have a cool-ish week, so I'm already plotting my scarf choices.

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  4. Thank you MT for the beautiful snowball knot, I'll send you my contribution as soon as I figure out how to send the pics! LOL

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  5. Thank you, Deja Pseu. In the morning I wore a cardie on top, a layered look is the easiest right now. Lucky you with the scarf weather, happy plotting!

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  6. Many thanks, dear Birkinmary. Can't wait to see your pics, something wonderful to look forward to!

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  7. What a beautiful and timely post!
    Love the whole look and this color way for this jewel of vintage 70 silk.I wish I had bought this little gem in all of the colors!Thanks for showing us the snowball knot..will def give this one a try.
    It seems like we all all yearning for these transitional looks that you rock so well.I seem to tire of my summer looks much faster than than A/W.Even though there is a hurricane churning in the Gulf, we are also enjoying a touch of Fall in the early morn.
    Can't wait to see the FSH Autumn posts!
    Big hug,T

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  8. Thanks MaiTai. Can't wait to pull out my scarves and try the knot. Praying for cooler weather too.

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  9. It was mostly you and your wonderful inspirations, which made me fall in love with hermès scarves! Thank you, dear MaiTai, for bringing so much fun and "joie de vivre" to us!

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  10. I feel the same about the SS vs AW wardrobe, dear Trudye, and not just because of having the whole scarf drawer to play with! Have fun with the snowball knot, and don’t let that hurricane come anywhere near you x

    Have a lovely time playing with the knot, dear SMR. Joining you in the prayers for cooler weather..looks as though quite a few of us are longing for a cool autumn breeze to come!

    Aww, dear Macs, you are the sweetest. Your lovely message made me truly happy, thank you. And your snowball knot is perfection, as I knew it would be! :woohoo:

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  11. I am so enjoying this series Dear Mai Tai. I am in search of this lovely 70cm and also am so looking forward to your scarf rings again being available for my DD and myself.

    Hugs, Maisie

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  12. Thank you, dear Maisie, so happy to hear, especially since this series is close to my heart. I'm touched that your DD is going to have one of my scarf rings too, that is so sweet. Good luck with the C et G! x

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  13. Looking effortlessly elegant yet again, dear MaiTai - love this snowball knot - will definitely try it out with my 70cm scarves!

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  14. Wonderful! Love the knot. I'm longing for anything below 35C degrees!

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  15. I LOVE this snowball demo. Must get one of those metal scarf whatsies pronto. How'd you learn all these techniques? I think this is my favourite knot.

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  16. Many thanks, dear sushi queen, SheilaG and Faux Fuchsia, your lovely comments made my day x

    Hope you had fun playing with your scarves and snowballs, dear sushi queen ;-)

    It's still 35 Celcius chez toi, Sheila!? Keep cool, my dear. You could try the knot with your lovely AuCdlV mousse instead :-)

    The scarf is called 'Chaînes et Gourmettes' dear FF, and it's from AW 2008.. if you still see it around, grab it quick! As for the knot, I'm directed by the same place that directs your baking, lol! Plus a mirror and some playtime x

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  17. Dear Maitai,

    You look beautiful, as always, and I can´t wait to try the new snowball knot! I do like it! Thank you for sharing it with us. Hug M.

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  18. Love the capsule wardrobe series =) I have to give the snowball knot a try when I get back! You look FAB as always!!

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  19. Hi Maitai,

    What scarf would you recommend to wear with a white top with horizontal blue stripes? And how would you tie it?

    Thanks

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  20. Thank you DD.. and you have already the perfect scarves for it! :D

    Hello A, I would recommend scarves with very simple graphic patterns, and would tie them in a very clean and simple knot, like a double knot, perhaps leaving one end short and the other long. Or use a scarf ring, and go for the basic slide or criss cross knot. Something like the second photo in this link (blue shirt, and black/white/blue Ex-libris Gavroche) http://scarfrings.blogspot.com/2010/06/moyen-size-with-gavroches.html
    Hope this helps.

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  21. Thanks for the advice and link, all the outfits on that page look incredible - a scarf tied at the side of my neck is one of my favourite ties!

    I think I'll purchase a red scarf with white geometric shapes to wear with my blue & white striped top - I really value your opinion, what do you think?

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  22. Thank you for the compliments, and glad you found the info useful. Red would be a lovely choice, and one of the all time classic looks in combination with white and blue!

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  23. I'm on the hunt for a red scarf to complete the classic outfit - maybe you could include the red, white & blue look in a future edition of your amazing wardrobe capsule sections?

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  24. Good luck with the hunt! There are not many blue pieces in my capsule wardrobe, but maybe you like the classic blue/white/red post I've done a while ago http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/2009/03/vue-du-carosse-de-la-galere-la-reale.html

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  25. love this knot, will try it one;D

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  26. Thank you for the link to your red, white and blue outfit - its absolutely stunning! The scarf looks incredible and accentuates the outfit to perfection, it is a true classic! More more more please!

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  27. Thank you, dear casiewbao. I hope it worked and that you are having fun with it!

    You are very welcome, A. Happy you liked the look, and I promise more will come. How is it going with your red scarf, have you had any luck in finding it yet?

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  28. Not had much time to search for a red scarf, MT, busy at work etc. I live in the North West of England so first hand access to H scarves is a little limited, the only scarf shop we have in my town is Tie Rack which although nice is no comparison to a H boutique! I shall have to look on the Internet, which is such a saviour - after all without it I wouldn't be able to marvel at your gorgeously chic outfits. Thank You Maitai & Thank You Internet! I love your latest posting - the navy blazer challenge - my challenge next please! Hugs <3!

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  29. Wishing you the best of luck!! Here's to cyber world, and hugs to you too :-)

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