Monday, December 24, 2012

Capsule wardrobe #81 - Ice skating

In the Christmas holidays, ice skating is one of our traditional outings. In my childhood, we went to skate on frozen lakes, but there is no such thing in the South of France... so we'll go to an ice rink instead.

Dressing in warm layers is essential, so I've added a couple of extra layers under the hooded top. Another life saver is to choose skates half a shoe size bigger than usual, which allows you to wear  thick and warm skiing socks to keep your feet cosy.

The 'outer layer' capsule pieces



Capsule pieces: jeans, cream hooded top and blue blazer
Shoes: ice skates
Accessories: Hermès 'La Danse du Cheval Marwari' cashmere GM,  'Capitales' enamel bracelet and Picotin in rubis (stored in the locker)
Scarf tying method: basic slide


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17 comments:

  1. Even when ice skating you show so much grace and elegance! <3 Love the pictures!
    Enjoy a most wonderful Christmas, dearest MaiTai. Love, M xx

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  2. Merry Christmas, dear MT! xx Maria

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  3. Dear MaiTai, I love the action photos of you skating, you look adorable! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. Frohe Weihnachten

    Maja

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  5. You look nice and cosy and warm MaiTai! I hope you have a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year! SAx

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  6. Yes, ITA with Manuela. You show so much grace and elegance in your form and in what you wear. I would have to wear a long enough to cover my bum in the event that I needed extra cushioning. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, dear.

    Warm orange hugs,
    CS

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  7. i have found your blog this year, and you have been a real inspiration to me, so thank you big time!!! I am a bigger woman, but can still try your classic pieces, and of course the scarves mean I don't need a lot of basics as I lose weight and have to buy new clothes on the journey.
    Janey

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  8. Ooops...I meant a coat long enough... And I haven't even had any spiked egg nog.... yet.

    XX
    CS

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  9. Wonderful capsule for the most casual day and you carry it off with such elán. I am so glad my daughter introduced me to your blog...
    Festive greetings.

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  10. You look amazing MaiTai, even on a trip to the ice rink. Wishing you the loveliest christmas, with best wishes to you and all your family. In exciting news from here, Santa left an orange box under the tree for me :) And a beach towel... we really are on the other side of the world in a whole different season.

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  11. Dear MaiTai,
    I have never seen such an elegant ice skater, you look really graceful, love your outfit. ♥
    I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your wonderful blog!
    Liebste Grüße,
    Birgit :-)

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  12. MERRY CHRISTMAS, dear MaiTai! and "Hals- und Beinbruch!" auf dem Eis ;-) Have a very HAPPY holiday time :-)

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  13. Dear MaiTai,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. The ice skating picture brought a smile to my face! It looks like such fun. I'm sure that it brought back lovely memories for you. Love, Christine

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  14. Many thanks for the lovely good wishes and kind compliments, dearest Manuela, Maria, NiniNotes, Scarf Addict, CS, Jamais, Janey (a belated warm welcome to you), Maja, pruebatten (a very warm welcome to you too), msT, Feechen, happyface and Christine!

    Hope you enjoyed a most wonderful and happy Christmas, and wishing you a fabulous and festive remaining holiday season xx

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  15. Love this look ! Sporty but elegant.

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  16. A belated Merry Christmas. Now I want to go skating too!

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