Saturday, June 29, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #101

It's been a while, and I hope everyone had a lovely start into summer. DS went for a two weeks tennis camp, and I've been abroad, to see family and friends. En route, I spent a couple of days in Paris, and as soon as I've finished sorting throught the pictures, I will post updates of the summer windows at FSH. In the meantime, this and the next post will be the last ones of the venetian inspired capsule wardrobe series.


Capsule pieces: white jeans,  Scoop 3/4 Sleeve in Seaspray and  Long Cascade Wrap in Navy by Kettlewell Colours
Shoes: Hermès Oran sandals in bronze metallic 
Accessories: Hermès 'Le Laboratoire du Temps' 90 Carré, clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé, and Picotin in etoupe
Scarf tying method: please click here



Venetian doorbell

a Paris souvenir




Have a wonderful weekend everyone xx


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42 comments:

  1. Very nice shoes, and Venice is lovely!
    Matteo

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  2. Welcome back!I Love the sandals, a mix of seventies and the trendy snake print 2013!
    Have a nice we xx
    catherine

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    1. So nice to see you again, dear Catherine! Glad you like the sandals :-) Have a wonderful week! xx

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  3. Dear MaiTai,

    Welcome back hope you had a lovely time and your DS also, but I am sure he did playing tennis with his friends every day must have been terrific fun for him.
    Love this colour on suits you to perfection, and cant beleive the way this scarf if folded the colour is so different looks like a completely new scarf, and the new shoes look lovely perfect colour also with your new shawl.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Jane x

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    1. Many thanks, dear Jane! It was wonderful to catch up with loved and dear ones, and DS apparently perfected a killer serve. You are right re the LLdT, I folded it so that the gold/navy/turquoise would show only. A how-to is coming! Hava a great week x

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  4. Is that a new scarf I spy :)- it matches the top wonderfully. I chose a square vest in Seaspray from Kettlewell which I've been wearing today with my Pani-La Shaw Pawnee, the teal edge matches wonderfully with this colour top. I'm sure I'm not going to be the only one of your readers who is happy with the Kettlewell recommendation- I've been having great fun picking colours to match various scarves!!

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    1. Glad it looks like a new scarf to you, because this is exactly how it feels to me ;-) Lovely to be P-LSP twins with you, I’ve teamed mine (it is a 70, but has teal edges too) with Seaspray too. Happy mixing, matching and colour playing!

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  5. Love the shoes...and the outfit, white jeans make everything look prettier!

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    1. Love white jeans for the same reason, they are such a quick and easy ‘summer-rizer’ to any outfit!

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  6. Glad to see you back, and absolutely love the outfit. It would work here in Florida! One question, Mai Tai, what perfume do you wear? I'd love to know!

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    1. The color similarities between Venice and Florida came to my mind too! Re perfum, I like variety, and the choice also depends on the season. In summer, I prefer light scents.. my current favorites are: Aqua di Parma, ‘Orange Vert’ by Hermès and ‘Eau de Sud’ by Annick Goutal. And the new ‘Jour d’Hermès’!

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  7. Welcome back, my dearest MaiTai!
    I have missed you!

    Congrats on your pretty RV sandals. They have such a beautiful colour that is perfect with the top in Seaspray and 'Le Laboratoire du temps'. You always have an amazing eye to combine colours in the perfect way :)
    Hope you had a great time away and both you and your DS enjoyed it very much.
    Thank you for more lovely photographs of Venice.

    Have a great and relaxing Sunday. Warm, Summer hugs, Manuela

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    1. So lovely to see you again, my dearest Manuela! Hope you had a sunny and happy early summer. Finally, sandal weather has established itself here, and I am looking forward to wearing the new beauties. Have a wonderful week ahead! Summer hugs right back x

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  8. Gorgeous combination again. Is this your brown Laboratoire du temps cleverly tied, or have you now got it in the navy colourway as well?
    If you do, then we are scarf twins!! Thanks for introducing me to Kettlewell. I have bought a few long cascades and the lovely purple merino wrap which is adding a lovely block of colour to my winter wardrobe and giving me a few more outfits to wear with some of my less worn scarves.

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    1. It is my brown Laboratoire (we are scarf siblings)! The gold/turqouise rectangle in the center was perfect for the outfit, and then it was just the question of finding a way to highlighting it. I’ve tried a few other scarves in the same way, and it is amazing in how many ‘new scarves’ it resulted! So happy you are pleased with Kettlewell!

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  9. Très chére MAI TAI heureuse de vous revoir §
    Vous nous avez vraiment manquée et j attendait avec impatiente votre nouveau post
    Desolée je suis très jalouse et amoureuse de vos chaussures un reve

    Je vous embrasse
    Bon dimanche
    MYRIAM

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    1. J’espère vous avez passer un super fin de Juin, ma chère Myriam! J’ai eu beaucoup de la chance avec les sandals, j’ai les trouvé en solde. Une belle semaine à vous, et bonnes chances pour les soldes!

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    2. Quelle chance en plus soldé vraiment couleur de l eau de la lagune .Je voulais allée au soldes hermès mais weekend ou nous avons eus des amis peut etres cet hiver!
      merci .Bises
      MYRIAM

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  10. Welcome back Maitai! We missed you.

    Love the colour of your new RV sandals. Perfect for summer.

    Susan x

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    1. Thank you for the lovely welcome back, dear Susan! So happy you like the new shoes :-)

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  11. So pleased to see you blogging again Madame Maitai and love the turquoise-navy combination; your scarf is fab!
    I consider myself a great student of your style.
    Cheers and best wishes to you.
    Mandy

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, many thanks dear Mandy! It’s so nice to see you all again :-)

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  12. Dear beautiful Mai Tai. My dream would like to see you once without smiling just to have another picture of you even every one is very nice and your clothes and accessories always perfect going so well together.

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    1. Wish come true: Spring time in Paris

      There are more in the archives...

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  13. She's baaack! Hooray!
    Gorgeous new RV's!! The colour should be very versatile. Great choice!
    My children went to tennis camp at The Lawrenceville School in Princeton, NJ. They have wonderful memories of that time, and I'm sure DS has made his own~
    Heading to Newport RI for a bit...but I'll keep track of your posts!

    Barbara A

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    1. Hello my dear Barbara! Hope you had a splendid summer in the Hamptons, and have a wonderful upcoming trip to Newport. Your knee must nearly be back to normal, wishing you all the best!

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  14. Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and tennis camp!
    These shoes are da bomb....love everything about them;)
    Have a great,carefree summer week ahead. It is hotter than H here and for once I am not referring to Hermes! No choice but to jump in the pool;) Cheers to summer fun, T xx

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    1. Splish splash, my dearest Trudye! It’s slowly hotting up here too, allthough it still seems to be a record cool summer so far. Please swing by if you feel the need to cool down, I’ll make sure to have a batch of Rossini waiting! xx

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  15. Welcome back, dear! Love the seaspray color on you. I often wear this color, and found it's perfect with my Fleurs d'Indiennes, which even though mine is a different colorway than yours, I think your cw would be beautiful with seapsray. What are your thoughts? Have you tried it with Au Coeur de la vie? I find this color to be very versatile, and it's perfect with your LdT and how you're brought the seaspray and blues out of the scarf. The magic of MaiTai and H. :-)

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. So true my dearest CS, Seaspray is perfect for the FdI and the Au coeur de la vie! It also works beautifully with the Rendez-Vous Rive Gauche, Ex-Libris en Kimonos and the Pani Tara mentioned above. Hope you’ll enjoy the how-to... such fun finding out which older scarves can be turned into the best ‘new’ scarves! Hugs x

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  16. Beautiful to see you back! For me, the only good reason for having smart phone is to be able, during work on my asparagus bed (or in some other part of my hobby garden), to see your new post! Imagine - a lady with dirty fingers scrolling the screen down, thinking about combining her own H scarves into a new outfit, inspired by your post. Love, Lea

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    1. Oh Lea, you grow your own asparagus, how wonderful! It is so special and rewarding to pull ingredients for dinner out of your own ground. There is an asparagus field nearby where we live, and the farmer sells it straight out of his garage. It’s the next best thing.. The season has finished some weeks ago though, will have to wait until next year! xx

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  17. My dearest MaiTai,
    A warm welcome back - how much I've missed you! Hope you had a wonderful trip abroad and your DS enjoyed his tennis camp! Once again, you've waved your special magic wand, and voilà, the most beautiful ensemble and another great scarf tying invention - your imagination and creativity are truly infinite! Your new RV's are so beautiful and très chic. I have been in heaven admiring all the many previous posts I've missed. Thank you, dear MaiTai, for the many treasured beauties from Venice <3 Sending you all my love and big welcome back hugs xxx

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    1. Mille merci for the lovely welcome back my dearest Scarf Enthusiast, missed you too! <3 So happy you enjoyed the last few posts, and hope you'll have fun with the upcoming necklace how-to . Have a most wonderful remaining week, filled with laughter, happiness and warm summer sunshine xox

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  18. Also in the South I a m happy to sere you back . Egale a vous meme, belle et distinguee chete Mai Tai.
    But as I read it, I see that evetyone is happy to find you back.
    Amicalement
    Monica

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    1. Have a most wonderful time in the South, my dear Monica! So lovely to see you again too x

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  19. You know i do not understand most of the abreviations used by you and some if your followers unfortunately...
    Ex CS
    Warmest
    Monica

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    1. Sorry for all the abbreviations! Your comment reminds me that I should include a glossary somewhere in this blog. In the meantime, these are the ones I use most often: DH (darling husband.. in internet jargon it usually stands for 'dear husband', but I prefer 'darling'), DS (darling son) etc
      CS are the initials of the poster.. Please let me know if you need to know others! Amitiés x

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  20. Sorry for mistakes I was under sun at seaside!
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. No need to apologize! Enjoy the sun <3

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  21. Ooops! I commented on the wrong page about these sandals! I love these sandals. I wish they make more like these with partial coverage of the base of the toes!
    Emily

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