Friday, February 1, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #83 - orange skies

In today's post I planned to include my beautiful new scarf or shoes in some way, but when I woke up this morning and saw this magnificent sky,

there was no way I could have resisted picking the 'Puzzle II' scarf instead


Capsule pieces: blue jeans, shirt and blazer
Shoes: blue patent leather pumps
Accessories: Hermès 'Puzzle II' 90 Carré,  'Chaine d'ancre' enamel bracelet and Picotin in sanguine
Scarf tying method: weave knot (see video tutorial below)



With temperatures around 20˚ celsius this week it felt like spring, and it was wonderful to leave the house without a coat.  My orchid seemed to feel the same way, and finally decided to come back.




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31 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sky to begin the day and provide inspiration for the days post and ensemble! Breathtakingly beautiful you both are! I always love your nature inspired wardrobe choices. It must truly be intoxicating to live surrounded by such beauty and romance around every turn! Thank you for sharing<3 May you never lose your wonder
    dear friend. T xx P.S. I am sure the night sky was just as awesome:)

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    1. BTW...Love the lipstick you are wearing!

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    2. wholeheartedly agreeing :D xox, Macs

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    3. The early bird catches the worm, my dear Trudye! The spectacle only lasts for about 10 minutes, and gets moved forward every day.. soon it will be night skies only for me! Have a wonderful week ahead, my dear friend <3 xx

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    4. Mwah and merci, dear Macs!

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  2. Haha. Its dipped to 20 degrees here overnight and I'm feeling the chill!! Ms Puzzle II is an oldie but a goodie, I love it in your colour way perfect with Ms sanguine. And that morning sky is to die for. Ax

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    1. Can't believe you are already heading for autumn, my dear A! How wonderful to have a long scarf season ahead to look forward to, lucky you :-) Stay warm xx

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  3. Ps Your photos recently have been very beautiful and artistic, this one of the orchid bud is lovely

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    1. Merci, dear A <3 The buds are twice the size now, so exciting!

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  4. Lovely scarf. I only grow Forchids, but one day I will get the courage to grow an orchid!!!

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    1. Oh you have much more gardening talent and skills than I do! Orchids are easy to maintain..if they get once a week a simulated rain forest shower (filtered or bottled water) and don't have to sit in excess water, they are happy as can be!

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  5. I have never seen such the sky, what the colours! Was it very early when you woke up?
    I totally agree that your posts are very artistic and you definitely added a new dimension to your impeccable style, making stories out of your posts. Beauty!
    Don't you think that seasons prior to 2010 (to be more specific - ending with 2009) were somehow different and used to bring numerous fabulous styles each season, while it seems that now we do not have the same scarf design power in the season? Or it is just me, trying to select the nice, strong, powerful design and dream about past times...well, getting older, it must be that :-)
    Lea

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    1. It was 7:30, dear Lea! So glad you enjoyed the posts and recents updates, thanks so much.

      Re your question, I agree... much has changed in the recent few years. Loved the year of India and felt slightly guilty back then for buying so many scarves. In retrospective, I wish I bought a few more! There are still a lot of scarves from the post 2009 collections that I love, particularly those by Aline Honoré, and a few others which have a modern and graphic look. I've even come to enjoy some of the bolder colors! In general, it has become more difficult for me to find design/color combinations I love. C'est la fête was a wonderful surprise this autumn, and makes me hope there is more to come. I guess I am getting older too!

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    2. Although maybe not very many of your readers will read this reply, since there are new beautiful posts coming now, I must echo your above Reply and say I am sooo much sad when I remember Year of India and my stupid ban which I stupidly imposed to myself! My husband was talking all the time:"Buy the scarves, as they are available now, you don't know for tomorrow." I was almost laughing at him, as I was so sure there were as many nice scarves to come. However, I also see that it is more and more difficult for me too to find the "right one", the scarf I really like, same feeling and trouble you have. I have a long list of my "sorry to have missed" scarves, beginning with all cws of CenC, going through Aux Pays des Epices, and them Madame at Monsieur, Puzzle, etc, etc, and I had the opportunity to buy all of them, just thought the nicer options should come along the way and I should save my money. Well, if it is the sign of age, I feel I am so very "aged", as I made too many misses and my husband continues telling "I was talking to you..." and he is true and it is making me feel even more miserable. Namely, shouldn't husbands be here to stop our shopping, not to encourage it?! Sigh. Lea

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    3. Your husband is a keeper, my dear Lea. I am sure there will be more beautiful scarves released in the future, in designs and colors which will make our hearts beat faster.. It's a good thing to have those saved funds, you'll be all ready for the day you'll fall in love again!

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  6. I tried this knot out today. It is perfect for keeping snug this time of year:). Also wanted to tell you and any readers about a tv programme that aired in the uk last night (Friday) on bbc tv at 9pm. it was the first of three about French gardens, there was a segment about the hermes roof garden, it is such a beautiful and tranquil space. I think it will be on the bbc catch up online for uk viewers? You will have to keep us informed about the status of the orchid! Tara.

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    1. Oh wish I could have seen the program, dear Tara! So kind of you to let us all know, I hope some UK readers got a chance to watch it. The orchid is doing very well, the buds have already doubled in size. Hope to see a flower soon!

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  7. Magnificent, indeed! I experienced a similar sky a while ago and hurried up taking a lot of pictures. Those moments don't normally last long. Such a good way to begin the day <3!
    Love your Puzzle II and the weave knot is such a cosy knot:)
    Thank you for one more magical post with beautiful pictures in complete harmony with nature, my dear MaiTai. Love the orange/blue combination on you :).
    Have a lovely Sunday! Big orange hug, M xx

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    1. At the moment, the 'show' starts at 7h30, and lasts for about ten minutes. Not sure I'll be admiring it in a few months from now, though! Hope your pictures turned out beautiful, my dear Manuela, and wishing you a wonderful week ahead! xox

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  8. Beautiful scarf...and there are those divine shoes again...SIGH.

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  9. Dear MaiTai,

    I have just spent an hour or two trying out your 'hacking know' with a variety of scarf shapes and sizes. Wonderful! I can see that I can get many more uses from several scarves.... for example I tend to keep the long oblong "pashmina" shapes to use as wraps but I have now found that they work well in the hacking know.

    I love scarves and am embarrassed to say I own around 55. But I find that I wear some some more often than others because I have not taught myself sufficient knots. I am working my way down your list trying out each knot.

    Thank you MaiTai.

    Judith in Australia

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    1. So nice to hear you are having fun with the tutorials, dear Judith! The hacking knot is indeed ideal for oblong scarves, and so is the above weave knot. Hope you'll find a favorite ways for each of your scarves (no need to be embarrassed, you are in very good company here..)!

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    2. :) i couldn't help laughing with the last lines of your answer, my dear MaiTai. I fully agree with you.
      A wonderful week to you too M xox

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  10. Where did January go? Very busy here, and I didn't have the chance to comment on all of your Paris window photos. Very lovely, thank you, dear. And I must agree with many of the other comments about the breath-taking morning sky and how delightful it was to see Puzzle II again. Another one of my favorites. And also, fabulous lipstick.
    Warm orange hugs,
    CS

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    1. I could not agree more with you, my dear CS, where indeed did January go! So happy you enjoyed the recent posts, mille merci. Ms Puzzle sends silky hugs xx

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  11. Tres joli ciel qui rend romantique
    Votre tenue vas tres bien avec les couleurs merveilleuses de se ciel
    Bravo pour l assemblage
    Mes orchidees sont en pleine refloraison et c est avec joie que nous voyons de nouveaux boutons ne jamais coupé les tiges le faire que si vraiment elles sont tres sechent sinon il y a toujours espoir
    Tres belle semaine chere maitai
    Amitiés
    MYRIAM

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    1. Chère Myriam, je suis content que les photos vous plait..on a vraiment de la chance avec la lumière ici! La prochaine fois je ne couperai pas les tiges de mes orchidees... je vous rendrai compte.. Une très belle semaine à vous aussi! Amitiés x

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  12. What an incredible vision, dearest MaiTai! Dear Trudye said it all so very beautifully. We are all intoxicated by your beauty, dear friend. Taking a deep breath...I'm speechless. All my love and big thank you hugs to you xxx

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    1. It is such a joy to share with you, my dear friend, thank you. With much love and affection <3

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