Monday, February 11, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #89 - casual in blue and brown



Capsule pieces: blue jeans and dark brown sweater
Shoes: Jumping boots in mocca
Accessories: Hermès 'Cuirs de desert' 90 Carré, Kelly double tour bracelet and Birkin in ebene
Scarf tying method: cowboy knot with the ends secured in the basic slide (you can tie the ends into a double knot instead)
Scarf ring: MaiTai collection horn scarf ring in honey, moyenne size

Below without the leather jacket, in answer to a style challenge submitted by Sue B: 
The weather here has turned very cold here on the coast, the sea is rough and crashing over the harbor wall. It's a day to stay tucked up in the warm.. I would be interested to know what you wear for a dress down weekend at home, I want comfort and to look elegant.... Is this possible ??

Please add some picture ideas..you have become my style guru !

Sue B x

Many thanks for the style challenge, dear Sue! In general, I would keep the clothes simple... jeans or plain trousers in combination with cosy sweaters or cardies always have a comfortable and relaxed feel. I'd also keep the scarves and knots simple, the more they blend in, the less dressed up the results are. A cowboy knot (or any knot close to the neck) or scarf fur collar add extra cosyness and warmth. For a few more suggestions please see further down this post.

        Early spring greetings ~ buds on the horse-chestnut tree..
 

.. and the orchid's reblooming is making steady progress too


From previous posts, a few more suggestions for a casual look at home:



23 comments:

  1. Vraiment tout vous va et en plus bien meme tres bien
    Pour moi j ai du mal avec le jean je n en porte pratiquement jamais
    Bravo vous etes magnifique
    Votre orchidée progresse
    Belle semaine
    je me permet de vous embrasser
    MYRIAM

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    1. Chère Myriam, vos orchidées sont magnifique, la mienne est qu'un petite apprenti! On peut toujours remplacer le jean avec un pantalon ou jupe qui correspond au couleur du foulard. Je vous embrasse, et bonne fin de semaine à vous!

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  2. Chère Maitai, finalement, j'ai suivi vos conseils et écouté mon coeur et je me suis offert ma précieuse Cape Cod PM, vous pouvez la voir sur mon blog: http://mylittleorangebox.blogspot.ch
    Amitiés et à très bientôt!
    Frédérique

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    1. Félicitation sur votre magnifique Cape Cod, chère Frédérique!! Elle est vraiment très très beau, bravo! Amitiés, MT

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  3. Love this look, and the previous posts. You rock the CDD, ma chère. Congratulations on the lovely 70cm and the great memories behind it, it is so special, and the RV are sublime (sorry I am so behind in my comments).
    xo

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    1. Bonjour, my dearest Anissa, it is always so lovely to see you stopping by! Happy you enjoyed the recent posts :-) Blowing Valentine bisous across the pond x

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  4. You are the person who would look elegant dressed in a "potato sack" as we say in German :-) Great selection put together.
    Cuirs du Dessert was one of my first scarves in baby-pink and olive. Still love it.
    Lots of sunshine and have a lovely week, dear MatTai.
    Greetings from snowy Vienna :-)

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    1. So nice to be CdC cousins with you, my dear happyface! The pink and olive CW sounds beautiful, what a lovely combination of colors. The 'Kartoffelsack' expression made me laugh.. lieben Dank! Have a happy Valentines Day x

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  5. Dearest MT,
    how gorgeous!
    Could you please tell me if you wear your jeans inside the boots? I always find it hard to fit mine in Jumping boots :(

    thank you!

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    1. I often wear the mocca pair inside the jeans, and the black pair mostly outside. You could take your boots to your local H store, and ask them to send them to Paris to get widenend (they can stretch the circumference up to 2.5 cm). Good luck!

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  6. You always look so stylish yet comfortable ! Yet another enjoyable blog.... Thanks, Mandy.

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    1. Many thanks for the lovely comment, dear Mandy.

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  7. Love love these colors,,,,so natural and elegant! I enjoy seeing how you match the scarf to the outdoors,,,,just beautiful!! Quick question,,,how do you pronounce your name....MayTay or MyTie? I heard MayTay on a YouTube video, so I thought I should check. Many thanks for all you do,,,thanks to your video, I successfully made a waterfall knot,,,,you're an excellent teacher who inspires me daily!!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, happy you like the post. Nature and my surroundings are so much of an inspiration to me. Re your question, MyTie is correct :-) Congratulations on the waterfall knot!

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  8. What a lovely color combination! Perfect for early spring. That scarf is a stunner.

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    1. Thank you, Déjà Pseu! You might enjoy seeing the CdD displayed in a museum (allthough in a different CW): Cuirs de Désert in Rautenstrauch museum

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  9. Beautiful and elegant as usual! Thank you for the inspiration. I hate to ask you to do more tasks, but you seem to have added many items to the capsule wardrobe. Any chances that you will be doing a review of the capsule wardrobe items? I think I may be losing track!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment and request, dear Jeannalola. It's true, I have not reviewed the capsule sheets for some time, so a winter retrospective is a good idea! Will try and get to it soon :-)

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  10. Lovely to start thinking about spring while it is still snowy here in Toronto. I am encouraged to start wearing scarves again - I have a visit planned to the Toronto H boutique. It will be quite an adventure!

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    1. I received my scarf rings in the mail today. Perfect timing. The packaging is so beautiful. And the scarf rings are wonderful. Thank you.

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    2. So happy you are pleased, thank you for the kind comment!

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  11. Dearest MaiTai,
    How lovely you look in one of my favorite color combinations - beautiful styling, so casually elegant and chic. How I adore your fabulous collage - there really is nothing more wonderful than an amazing MaiTai collage. Your delicate orchid buds are so sweet and precious. Thank you as always. Much love and big orange hugs xxx

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    1. Here's to brown and blue, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! Big orange hugs from the snow covered Alps <3 xox

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