Thursday, March 7, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #91 - back to winter

It's been raining for days, and if it wasn't for the daffodils in the garden, all hopes for spring would have been slowly washed away.


The temperatures dropped accordingly, and so it is back to dress for warmth. While continuing with this week's black/brown capsule pieces, adding a warm and cosy cashmere shawl today, the La Danse du Cheval Marwari


With a fire lit at home, apples seem to be a more appropriate market fare than spring greens and flowers, at least for the moment..


Capsule pieces: black jeans and dark brown sweater
Shoes: Hermès Jumping bootsin mocca
Accessories: Hermès 'La Danse du Cheval Marwari' cashmere GM, clic-clac H bracelet in bourgogne and Picotin in rubis
Scarf tying method: basic slide
Scarf ring: MaiTai collection shawl ring in dark sunshine horn








The orchid is completely unfazed by the return of winter... a second flower came out a couple of days ago..



Another variation with the Circuit 24 Faubourg (in a pleated bow knot and with a bleu indiens bracelet),  for when the skies are clear again..


What is your weather like?




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24 comments:

  1. Once again sitting here in lack of words - and just decided to quote our dear Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, who likes to use the word "über" - you're UBERCHIC! Love the La Danse du Cheval GM - such a neutral, yet colourful classic; her and Ms. Pico literally go "hand in hand". ;-) And since you know that I'm also a fan of the combination of black and brown I need to say no more. Our weather has been lovely and spring is certainly on it's way - however winter will also have a comeback next week. Oh well, one more chance to sport your lovely fur collars. Sending warm orange hugs as always - best, Macs

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    1. And you are über sweet, my dear Macs!! Here's to black and brown, and to warm spring sunshine. Loved your recent combo with a skirt and pumps <3 Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Well, downunder in Sydney, Autumn has commenced, minimum 18deg Cent. to max 29deg Centigrade. Perfect days. I am longing for the heat to disappear and for the time to pull the scarves out. The new season apples are just appearing and last weekend I made my first apple cake of the season. Enjoy your Blog MaiTai, I found it via Faux Fuchsia.

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    1. A warm welcome to my blog, dear SusieQ25, so nice to hear how you have found it! I enjoy the spring and autumn season changes most, both have so much promise, and there so much to look forward to. Have a happy autumn!

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  3. Aussi chic l hiver que l été vous etes un exemple pour nous toutes .
    Des vetements simples habillés par de si beaux accessoires c est le comble du chic .Vous portez trés peu de robes et le pantalon n est pas reputé pour le chic feminin alors que sur vous c est le contraire .
    Longue vie a votre orchidée.
    Trés bon weekend
    MYRIAM

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  4. Je suis d'accord avec vous, chère Myriam, c'est les accessoires qui transform une tenue dans un chic ensemble! Une belle journée à vous, et une longue vie a vos belles orchidées aussi!

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  5. Being also a fan of the black/brown combo, I couldn´t help enjoying this post a lot:)
    Love "La Danse du Cheval Marwari"! It´s such a happy scarf!
    Perfect with the Picotin, which I am so fond of <3

    We have strong cold winds up North and your beautiful fur collars have been highly appreciated lately <3 Have a lovely weekend, my dear MaiTai. Sending you cosy hugs, M xx

    P.S. Your orchid is getting prettier and prettier!

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    1. Glad the fur collars help keeping you warm and cosy, my dear Manuela! Hope you had a lovely weekend too, and that the cold winds will make place for a mild spring breeze soon <3

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  6. So much snow here MaiTai, reaching for the shawls for sure. Pique Fleuri de Provence in rouge/orange/turquoise and wishing for Spring to come soon!
    K

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    1. Between all of us, we've got the global weather pretty much covered! Stay cosy in your beautiful shawl :-)

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  7. You so loook chic (as ever) in your La Danse du Cheval Marwari stole. I have La Danse in a vibrant green , and I wear it often.
    I'm here in Philadelphia, and it's bitter and damp, with some snow that blew through this morning. Brrrr...! It's a perfect day for a cup of Ladureee Othello tea ( which I'm sipping at the moment) and I've just had some lovely Bucheron cheese and a ripe pear.
    Wishing you a rain-free weekend, and hoping your orchid continues to bring you joy!

    Barbara A

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    1. So nice to be shawl cousins with you, dear Barbara! Hope your knee is better, and glad you compensate for the missed trip with a culinary bit of France! Have a great week ahead, hopefully filled with a few rays of warm spring sunshine!

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  8. I have not seen La Danse du Cheval because wrote email before. It's one of the most beautiful one i a m glad that you show us how to knot it because always embarrassed with big ones! Brown and black and so chics accessories+ your natural class are perfect as usual. Monica

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    1. Many thanks, chère Monica, so happy you enjoyed the post! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  9. Dear Mai Tai I would be curious to see which coats you wear over these nice ensemble when weather is so bad? Monica

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  10. you look fantastic, luff the 1st horsey scarf.

    I do hope we can meet up in Paris x

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  11. Love all these stunning combinations, especially the way you've brought out the gorgeous deep pinky red tones of the shawl. I also love the black and brown with the turquoise accent.

    Here we're back to winter as well - just had some snow overnight! I'm so disappointed since I really hoped that spring was finally on its way...hopefully all the gorgeous little crocuses and early daffodils won't have been killed off.

    Have a lovely Mothering Sunday (not sure if it's the same day in France)!

    Melusine x

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    1. Very much hoping all the little crocuses and daffodils survived the backlash of winter, and that warm spring sunshine will be on it's way soon, dear Melusine! Mother's Day in France is on May 26... hope you had a lovely one yesterday <3

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  12. Dearest Maitai,
    Oh how I commiserate with you re the colder days - last week was cold, wet and even snowy, but this week holds promise of warmer days :-) I love your beautiful red outfit, so wonderfully warming and you are positively glowing. Of course, the C24F ensemble is much too irresistible, a brown-black-aqua perfection - just adore the seat pic. Wishing you a most wonderful week ahead, dear MaiTai. Much love and happy warm spring hugs to you xxx

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    1. Our weather seems to be very much the same, my dear Scarf Enthusiast! Yesterday it was so beautiful and warm that we had our lunch outside, it was just wonderful. By the time we finished, a thunderstorm darkened the sky, and we ended up having coffee inside by the cosy fire. C24F hugs to you, and have a wonderful week ahead xx

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