Monday, September 16, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #109 - early autum


Capsule pieces: wool skirt in mustard, dark brown tights and  sleeveless v-neck top in marine blue (Kettlewell Colours)
Shoes: dark brown brogues
Accessories: Hermès 'Photo Finish' 90 Carré, Kelly Double Tour bracelet in ebene, 32 Kelly in ebene
Scarf tying method: reverse basic bias fold with an Anneau Infinity in rosewood (please click here for a how-to)





Shoe variation


Knot variation: criss-crosss bow knot


Adding a cardigan for the fresher mornings and evenings

(in cooler climates, the tank top can easily be replaced by a long sleeve t-shirt or sweater)



Capsule pieces: as before, plus cardigan in rust
Shoes: tri-color patent leather pumps
Accessories: Hermès 'Photo Finish' 90 Carré, Kelly Double Tour bracelet in ebene, Bolide in Bleu de Prusse
Scarf tying method: Criss-cross bow knot (please click here for a how-to) with a Classique grande scarf ring in honey horn



Bolide in Bleu de Prusse, Kelly Double Tour bracelet in ebene and Photo Finish 90 Carré



I'll be away for a few days, looking forward to catching up with you soon xx

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52 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous MaiTai! These colors are so luscious for the fall season. Your new skirt is prooving to be very versatile!

    Simone x

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    1. Many thanks, my dear Simone. I don't wear skirts often, but am madly in love with this one! Have a great week ahead x

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  2. You look so well wearing a skirt and this skirt is a perfect match to so many other items of your wardrobe. I particularly like it with your RVs. They are very pretty!
    What a great way of tying the scarf! I will give it a try tomorrow. Thank you, dearest MaiTai, for all the inspiration you give us. Warm and thankful hugs, Manuela xx

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    1. Thanks so much, my dearest Manuela! Hope you had fun with the knot xx

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  3. I am fascinated by your colour-combining capability, you never fail to coordinate colour and shapes!
    Your skirt looks like one of those "hugging skirts" in which one feels so comfortable and relaxed and we automatically grab them when combining the outfit.
    Lea

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    1. You are right re the skirt, dear Lea, it’s so easy to wear! Happy you like the colors, hugs!

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  4. Dear MaiTai,

    You look lovely in this skirt, and the fall colours are so nice to see again.

    Look forward to seeing what your choice of A/W carre will be, have a lovey few days away.

    Best Jane x

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    1. The skirt really is a star, it has already transformed so many trusted staples into new looks x

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  5. This skirt is so pretty on you. I really like the length. And the colors are fabulous. I wouldn't have thought of combining them but they look magnificent. Your inspirations are everywhere and you have such an eye seeing them and translating them into beautiful combinations. Are the tights dark brown or black? Also love the Roger Vivier shoes. Fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Tanja

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    1. Many thanks, dear Tanja! So happy you enjoy the posts and associations. The tights are a very dark mocca brown x

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  6. LOVE this! So chic, love the colors, I am a big cardigan and straight skirt kind of girl so this has my name all over it and I used my black kelly today too...took it out of hibernation:) Beautiful!

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    1. Glad to hear the Kelly came out to play! Happy autumn!

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  7. I love that your sweater has introduced spring as well. Very versatile. Love this outfit and the bow tie arrangement is my favorite. You look like you are pointed to fall with a farewell to summer. Captured transitional dressing nicely.

    Emily

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    1. Transitional dressing is a lot of fun, and bringing new textures and colors into the mix always exciting.. hooray to those pieces who can do multiple seasons.

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  8. Dear MT, love your sense of style, classy, understated elegance, grace and effortless chic. <3 I wonder if you could share some of your beauty tips, or the list of make up/beauty products that you use as well? You always look so lovely and well put together, with flawless make up and hair. I love this lipstick/blush shade on you - gives you that natural glow, barely there make up look which is so polished and refined, perfect for daytime and ladies of all age. Best regards, as always.

    XXX, Nat

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    1. Many thanks for the request, this will be a great blog post one day. In the meantime, here are the basics. For skin care, I use fairly inexpensive french pharmacy products. The lipsticks and blushes are usually a combination of several colors... I have a palette of blushes, and swish the brush over two or three shades before applying it to the face. For the lips, I use a soft liner to fill the lips entirely, and then apply lipstick on top. I find this gives a deeper and more interesting result than just applying lipstick on it’s own. Re brands, I don’t really care (apart from foundation... I love Laura Mercier and Bobby Brown) as long as I like the color and quality (cheap brands are often just as good as expensive ones).

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    2. Thank you so much, dear MT! Looking forward to it. I could of imagine that you would relay on simplicity, quality and natural approach to skin care, rather than go for hyped brands and trends.

      XXX, Nat

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  9. Chére MAITAI très jolie capsule mais oui j ai un mais je prefere les vivier aux chaussures masculine que je preferais avec un pantalon seul bémol pour moi Heureusement que se n ai pas le cas de tout le monde belle semaine a vous nous attendons votre retour avec impatiente .
    Bises MYRIAM

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    1. Ma chère Myriam, on n'est pas obligé d’être toujours d’accord sur tout :-) Moi j’aime bien melanger des elements masculin et feminine, je trouve ça charmant... Une belle Dimanche à vous! Bises

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  10. Yes with such so nice legs, it's a pity to wear only trousers!
    Perfect colours and style as usual, dearest.

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    1. Trousers are still my preferred bottoms chère Monica, but it is nice to do something different sometimes!

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  11. Love the photos (as always) inspires me to take more myself.

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  12. you look wonderful. I wish I owned that 3rd outfit x

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  13. Dear MaiTai, I am excited for Fall and adore these looks. That skirt is such a great find! I took home one of the Brazil Maxi Twilly's and am loving the variety of ways it can be used. I've tried it a few ways. I'm hoping you will show us all some great looks with them!

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    1. Congrats on your new Maxi Twilly, dear K! Love fall too, have a wonderful one! x

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  14. I forgot to mention the Vivier's... marathon wardrobe mileage! So many great looks from your wardrobe that go with this shoe. They deserve their own shelf.

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    1. I agree with everything you said :-) x

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  15. Smashing!! Photo Finish is the perfect complement for the glorious colours of your skirt, sweater, shoes....
    You have an unerring eye for colour and pattern!
    BTW...I have a serious case of Bleu de Prusse envy!!!
    I am ordering the indigo as we speak...can't wait to wear it!

    Barbara A

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    1. Many thanks, dear Barbara! Hope Ms Indigo will be with you soon. Love Bleu de Prusse..it is such an understated blue.. almost a neutral.

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  16. I look better in trousers but how you look glam. in a skirt! Your H. scarf, as always, adds a sophisticated touch. Love the colors !
    I know the H. label says Dry Clean Only but I believe many Hermes scarfies won't dry clean their precious Hermes treasures.
    As a request Madame Maitai, may I ask how you launder, wash or dry clean your Hermes scarves ? :)
    Cheers and best wishes, Mandy

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    1. I prefer trousers as well, but it’s fun to occasionally wear a skirt. Re cleaning, if the scarf has non greasy stains, or just needs freshening up, I hand wash it in cool to lukewarm water with a little bit of mild detergent. The key is to keep the scarf moving, and never let it sit. Rinse, rinse, rinse, and let dry between two fresh towels. Iron will still slightly damp, and avoid ironing over the hand-rolled hems. Anything with a greasy stain I’d bring to a dry cleaner. You can always ask your local Hermes store to recommend a good one (remind them not to iron over the hems!). Happy laundering!

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  17. I just love this outfit--in all it's variations. Are those tights chocolate/mocca??

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    1. Merci,my dear Marla. The tights are very dark mocca <3

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  18. It is just amazing. You look gorgeous! What a match of the colors! Where can I get a skirt in this color?

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    1. Mine is from a french brand called ‘Sessùn’. I’ve seen this color a lot this autumn, so hopefully you’ll be able to find a similar one, good luck!

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  19. I echo everyone's comments here. Simply perfection. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. I adore you!

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  20. Ooohh...love the variations shown here, dear. And I especially like Photo Finish with the marine blue and rust cardigan! So happy to be scarf twins with you on this one, dear! The temps have dropped here and it's scarf wearing weather once again! :-)))

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. Twin hugs, my dear CS! Isn’t it wonderful how this beauty works in all seasons xx

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  21. What a beautiful combination. Do you wear the shearling coat still? Have you cleaned shearling to know how do shearling cope with professional cleaning?

    Merci, Emma

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    1. Yes I do still wear it (after more than ten years). I have it cleaned by a specialized cleaner, and so far it came out perfect :-)

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  22. I must say something (although tried not to).
    When I was a kid, it was my habit to wait for my mom when coming home (from any trip, from work, from her friend - the only important thing was the return itself).
    Namely, then I asked her always:"Have you brought anything for me?", in anticipation of anything new, any gift, etc.
    So...now...have you brought anything for us? :)
    Best,
    Lea

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    1. Oh these sweet childhood memories! The joy of being reunited with the beloved parent, and then the anticipation of a little gift. And of course I brought things too.. pictures of Paris and the current windows at FSH, and a couple of extra surprises! xx

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    2. Same experience with my dad and his often very exotic travels. One of the regular treats were those small shower gels/shampoo bottles. They made the best foam for bubble baths. :D Anticipating those pics almost as much as I was looking forward to see your curry outfit. Wouldn't be surprised if you outdid yourself once again! :D many hugs, Macs PS: I was truly stunned by your chic look - simply Maitailicious!

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    3. How sweet of your Dad to bring these for the baths of his little girl, my dear Macs! Many thanks for sharing, and for the lovely compliments too xx

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  23. Lea's comment gave me a big belly laugh! Ha, I wonder the same thing!
    Simone x

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  24. ....Just "harumphing"....WHY aren't RV shoes ALL available in the U.S?? (she states in spoiled brat style...)

    Barbara A

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    1. Completely understand your frustration, my dear Barbara! All the more fun to visit the FSH boutique (conveniently located across the road from Hermès) on your upcoming Paris trip, hopefully you'll bring back some special souvenirs!

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