Thursday, May 2, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #96 - spring pattern mix


This time of year, the fields and vineyards are covered everywhere with wild flowers, and with the recent rain we've had, they've grown in spectacular abundance.


The tiny wild hyacinths are my favorites to pick, they make such sweet and lovely posies. Their shade of blue is an exact match with the feathers of the beautiful bird in the 'Ex-Libris en Kimono', whereas the taupe parts go perfectly with the croc print shirt I recently added to the capsule wardrobe.


Capsule pieces: black trousers and croc patterned shirt
Shoes: black patent pumps (45 Belle Viviers)
Accessories: Hermès 'Ex-Libris en Kimonos' 90 Carré, clic H enamel bracelet in marron foncé, Muse belt buckle with Gris-T belt strap and 35 Kelly in etoupe
Scarf tying method: Reversed basic bias with a black horn Anneau Infini scarf ring

The basic bias fold brings out the maximum of feathers, but as the shirt is made of silk too, I secured the ends behind the neck (you can make a double knot, or use a petite scarf ring) to prevent the scarf from slipping, while using the new Anneau Infini as a scarf weight in the center.

 

A lighter variation for warmer, more summery days
 
Capsule pieces: beige 3/4 cotton trousers and croc patterned shirt
Accessories: Hermès 'Ex-Libris en Kimonos' 90 Carré, clic H enamel bracelet in marron foncé, Muse belt buckle with chocolate box belt strap and Birkin in ebene
Scarf tying method: Reversed basic bias with a black horn Anneau Infini scarf ring




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33 comments:

  1. Your are looking especially glowing and beautiful in this post<3 Superb lesson on mixing pattern with pattern! These are both such great looks with interchangeable pieces. Throw in some jeans and your cardigan and a few other pieces as needed and you have a perfect Spring travel capsule! Love the black pants and they look stunning on you,long legged woman that you are;) I will drink a toast,or two, to you on your birthday and send the warmest of celebratory hugs and joy, T xx P.S. oops ...realized my PF is cw 01<3

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    1. Awwh, I kept looking and looking for CW 03, but CW01 makes perfect sense! Spot on re the Spring travel capsule too, the recent additions have been so very useful.. a perfect spring lift to my wardrobe. Thank you for the good wishes and cheer, will lift my glass to you, my dear friend xx

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  2. Lovely look! We are twins on this one too. It's one of my favorites. I have it in two cw's. Incredibly versatile pattern!

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    1. So nice to be twins with you! The pattern is truly stunning, and I agree with you on the versatility. I love how calm it looks in this knot, as the border does not show at all. How wonderful to have this beauty in two CWs!

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  3. The Ex-Libris en Kimonos is one of my most favorite scarves. The detailed artwork is just stunning. Great pattern mixing in this outfit.

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    1. Many thanks, dear xoxo! So lovely to see our ELenK club growing, it is such a beautiful silk indeed.

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  4. So nice to mix up scarf and motifs it' s a thing that I have not done yet! Even the rain again I smell my blue jacinthes bought this morning, me too I love these flowers and smelling.
    We go to Cannes next week and are expecting more sun and heat than here.... So depressing.
    Warmly beautiful MT. Monica

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    1. Mixing patterns can be a lot of fun... it is all about finding the element(s) which hold the look together. The weather in Cannes should be glorious next week (no rain, and not too hot), have a most wonderful and fabulous time!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous, dear! I'm enjoying all of the scarves that you are pairing with your new croc shirt. But the way that the feathers in Ex-Libris en Kimonos mimics the pattern in your shirt is perfection! Simply stunning, dear. As always, I drool over your etoupe bag. Beautiful color combinations, dear.

    Best wishes for a happy celebration this weekend, dearest MaiTai. :-)

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. Many thanks for the lovely compliments, my dear CS! The ELenK was a complete surprise pairing, I was amazed to see how well the croc/feathers matched! Etoupe hugs xxx

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  6. Tres joli assemblage de votre chemisier darel et de votre foulard toutes ses couleurs mettent en valeur votre chemisier
    Votre petit bouquet de muscari est tout a fait charmant.
    Toutes mon amitié trés bon weekend
    MYRIAM

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    1. Muscari! J'ai complètement oublié le nom, merci pour me le rappeler, ma chère Myriam! Je vous souhaite un très très beau weekend aussi. Bises

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  7. Lovely hyacinths, and love the leopard with the scarf.

    Very pretty.

    x

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    1. Thank you, FF, it's always so nice to see you stop by. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  8. Is it your birthday? So you are Taurus dear MT? Bon Anniversaire. Monica

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    1. Not quite yet, my dear Monica, it's on Sunday. Taurus it is :-)

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    2. Marla in the OCMay 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      Wishing you a wonderful birthday celebration! Happiness and health in the year ahead! xoxo

      P.S. I love ELenK tied this way. The crane is my favorite part of this scarf.

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  9. Bravo pour l'association imprimé croc et le kimono, c'est osé mais cela fonctionne à merveille! Je vous souhaite une très belle journée dimanche entourée d'amour et peut-être aussi.... quelques babioles H !
    Amitiés,
    Catherine

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    1. Je vous remercie pour le gentil commentaire et les bons voeux, chère Catherine! Un merveilleux week-end à vous aussi. Amitiés

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  10. P.S. : Je suis partie ce matin avec Le Songe de la Licorne (capucine) et votre Anneau Infini. Une jolie façon de commencer la journée. C.

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  11. Lovely spring colours, light, calm and elegant.

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  12. Dearest Mai Tai,
    This outfit is a Top 5 favourite of mine! You are a superbe pattern and colour "mixologist", and have given me so many ideas to refresh my wardrobe. This post has inspired me to find an Ex Libris en Kimonos in this CW. It's spectacular~
    And...Happy Birthday!! I wish you a year filled with joy, prosperity and health, (and Hermes)
    Barbara A

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    1. Hope your ELenK is on it's way to you, dearest Barbara! Looking forward to becoming twins with you on this beauty <3 Many thanks for the sweet good wishes, and hope you'll enjoy a most wonderful weekend too!

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  13. Even what seems impossible to combine you can combine, dearest MaiTai, succeeding in achieving harmony.
    Love the blue and grey feathers and the way they combine with the croco shirt! Your fantasy has no limits and we are so previliged to learn from you.
    Warm, sunny hugs and until Sunday! <3 Mxx

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    1. Thank you for the sunshine you've sent earlier, my dearest Manuela, it was perfect timing! The vidoe is coming shortly <3 Thank you also for the sweet compliments.. warm sunny hugs right back x

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  14. Dear MaiTai,
    What a wonderfull look I love everything about this pairing especially as we are twins on this scarf, and you look fab as always.

    Have a lovely Birthday weekend

    Best Jane x

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the post, my dear scarf twin Jane! Merci also for the lovley good wishes <3 Have a wonderful weekend too! x

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  15. Die herzlichsten Glückwünsche zum Geburtstag und alles Gute! Die Tränenkrüglein sind entzückend und das Ensemble perfekt.
    Liebe Grüsse,
    Tanja

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    1. Tränenkrüglein! Was für ein hübscher Name, und ein Ausdruck den ich noch nie gehört habe. Ganz lieben Dank auch für die guten Wünsche, liebe Tanja (melde mich bald!)

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  16. I'd never ever dare to mix vivid patterns, but your effortless chic look makes this task look so easy. However, for now I'll remain in admiration (instead of instantly dashing to my closet ;-) Sending many orange birthday hugs - yours, Macs

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    1. My dear Macs, you'd rock vivid pattern mixes! Thanks so much for the lovely good wishes, you girls are the best x

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