Saturday, October 19, 2013

Capsule wardorbe #109 - Autumn

October is slowly fullfilling it's promises, it is beginning to turn foliage into beautiful reds, yellows and browns, and casts a golden glowing light on those which are still green.


It has also brought temperatures down enough so that finally sweaters have become a wardrobe staple again, and the first one I pulled out, is my 10 EUR market find from last year, which (amazingly) still looks like new. 



Capsule pieces: blue jeans and grey sweater
Shoes: bi-colored ballet flats
Accessories: Hermès 'Photo Finish' 90 Carré, clic-H bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin in etoupe. MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in lagoon.
Scarf tying method: slip knot (above) and a reverse basic bias fold (below). Both secured with an Anneau Infinity in rosewood 


In the mornings and evenings, an additional layer of clothing is needed for warmth. Because of the variety in the scarf's CW, so many colors are possible... blue, brown, khaki, mustard blazers, cardies or jackets, everything would work beautifully. I very much liked teaming it with a mocca leather jacket, but it seemed a little bit too heavy for the moment, and so I decided on a navy blazer in the end.



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32 comments:

  1. This scarf is beautiful and you look perfect for the transition from summer into fall. We've had glorious fall weather here and I am enjoying and "collecting" the rays of sun for energy in the winter months. The picotin with the marron glace ClicClac is gorgeous.
    Tanja

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    1. Hope the beautiful weather continues, have a happy remaining autumn dear Tanja!

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  2. Dear MaiTai,
    Oh isn't just wonderful for this time of year to bring out our fall staples... love the colors you displayed in your photos. You always look so put together, lovely as always!
    Happy Fall, Simone

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to have seasons, there is always so much to look forward to with each change. Happy fall to you too!

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  3. Thanks for inspiring pictures!
    With love from Russia
    (where it is colder already),
    Irina

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    1. 'With love from Russia' has such a wonderful ring to it... leep warm and cosy!

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  4. Love my layers.....and fall is my absolute favorite season of all. Love a navy jacket with almost anything, very smart looking! Looking good....

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    1. Chin-chin to navy, autumn and layers!

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  5. Beautiful Autumn inspiration! The weather here in Philadelphia is also crisp, and I love it! Today I'm heading to Peddler's Village, where they hold an annual scare crow contest. There will be mulled cider and wine, an water mill, and the most beautiful foliage. I'm going to replicate your style for today's outing!
    I must ask, who designed those gorgeous ballet flats? ( I hope that they're available here?)
    Enjoy your week!

    Barbara A

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    1. Oh I love country fairs, and can just imagine how much fun Peddler’s Village must have been! The ballet flats are from a small boutique in 80, Rue du Bac (Paris, 6th) called Kevin Dorfer. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Oh, dear MaiTai! So inspirational post, particularly after I watched the movie "A good year" yesterday where Russel Crowe decided to replace his working place in a busy stock exchange with a wineyard in Provence. My thoughts were all the time with you and then I saw your post which perfectly fits into my "Provencal" mood.
    Then I started my search for Provencal garlic (some thousands sorts of it :).
    You look gorgeous in your outfit, so perfectly composed into the richness of the nature surrounding you.
    Hugs, Lea

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    1. It seen 'A good year' some time ago, it's such a fun movie, dear Lea! Your garlic must be absolutely amazing :-) Hugs x

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  7. Lovely looks, my dear MaiTai, both of them in harmony with the beautiful nature around you.
    Love your Photo Finish and am sorry now for not trying it while in Paris. They still had one...
    Have a wonderful week ahead! Warm Autumn hug, Manuela*

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    1. I can imagine the Photo Finish being absolutely beautiful on you, my dear Manuela! But then so do the things you did bring back <3 Hugs

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  8. I meant 'for not having tried it'

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  9. Hello, dear scarf twin! So nice to see 'Photo Finish' once again. I also bought it in the gray and blue colorway, for the purpose of wearing it with gray. The point might be moot as I think the taupe cw looks nice with gray as well. The gray cw might go back, as the tags are still on it, and the mint color in the scarf has me on the fence.

    DH and I will be heading to H in Kopenhagen / Copenhagen today in search of the elusive maxi twilly.

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. Twin hugs to you, my dear CS <3 And yes, ‘our CW’ is perfect with grey too, it’s such an amazing piece of silk.. Hope your Maxi Twilly hunt had a successful outcome!

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  10. Beautiful pictures and such a chic, yet casual style for fall! Hugs from another blue blazer fan ;-) Macs

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    1. Many thanks, my dear Macs! Here's to autumn fun and blue blazers x

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  11. I like very much the way you returned the sleeves of pullover on blazer same colour than the jean with a beautiful scarf, picotin,and your natural class. Chic as usual.
    Monica

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    1. Merci, chère Monica! The colors of this scarf are so easy, and so much fun to play with.. happy you like it!

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  12. The olives are growing big, when is harvest? Is it an annual or bi-annual event? Your scarf colours are perfect for the season, and I love your 10 EUR market find (so casual and comfortable looking)!

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    1. The olive harvest is an annual event, and we usually pick ours in October/November!

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  13. Thanks so much for the lovely comments, dear ladies <3 It's been a very busy week, but I will come back to you as soon as I can xx

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  14. Love your selection, today. I was just in Hermes, Paris on St, Honore. Plisse scarves are not made anymore, but I purchased a gorgeous gold silk with tiny perforations. It is edged in black. Have you seen it? Love it!
    I was hoping to find you scarf rings there, but you must sell them privately.

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    1. Congratulations on your Carré Perforé, what a fabulous souvenir! My scarf rings are available through here MaiTai Collection scarf rings and the shawl rings through here MaiTai Collection shawl rings

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  15. I love wearing scarves, but I store them by folding them into squares and when I take them out for wearing, no matter how carefully they have been placed, they aren't completely smooth and I have to have them ironed before wearing. Do you have a better system so that when you take your scarves out from your closet, they are ready to wear?

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    1. My scarves usually don’t wrinkle that much, I tend to wear them again and again without the need of ironing or washing in between. Instead of knotting, I tie them with scarf rings though, which reduces creasing. After wearing, I fold them along their natural folds into a rectangle, and leave them hanging over the back of a chair overnight. This usually does the trick. If there is still some slight creasing in the center, I does not worry me too much as long as the the parts which show are smooth and lovely. Hope this helps :-)

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  16. Love the look of your Photo Finish. You have done a lovely job of adapting the CW to early Fall. In the short time I've been reading your blog I've learned so much about the art of dressing! I've enjoyed playing with the wonderful scarf rings you sent me a while ago. Crazy but they work so much better than those I have from Hermes (which tend to be too heavy or just wrong for the job). The horn and wood you offer are CLASSIC and function perfectly! I've just ordered the Shawl ring and look forward to playing with my heavier Wintertime scarfs. I was also motivated to finally purchase your scarf travel pouch which I have been thinking about for much too long. I know I'll love it. Thanks so much for being an endless inspiration and resource.
    Alyson

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    1. Many thanks for the lovely and kind comment, dear Alyson! I'm so happy you enjoy the blog, and that you are having fun with the scarf rings you already got. Hope you’ll enjoy the Pochette and shawl ring too, and have a wonderful remaining autumn!

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  17. Dearest MaiTai,
    Such beautifully gentle and warm hints of autumn! And what a happy and lovely pairing is your gorgeous Waterfall necklace with the PF reverse basic bias fold - an ideal way to highlight the two beauties. You are simply amazing, dearest MaiTai <3 Sending you much love and golden sunshine hugs xox

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    1. So lovely to see you, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast, hope you are enjoying a beautiful and golden fall season! I can imagine how pretty the park must be.. how I’d love to go there for a stroll right now! Much love and happy weekend hugs x

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