Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Capsule wardrobe #110 - Autumn mist

This morning a most stunning autumn scene unfolded when I looked out of the window,

and knew immediately which scarf to wear today!
Some of the capsule wardrobe pieces that came to mind..




Capsule wardrobe pieces: jeans and black sweater
Accessories: Hermès 'La femme aux semelles de vent' 90 carré, Chaîne d'ancre' printed enamel bangle, and a MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in black
Scarf tying method: Inspired by Faux Fuchsia's and Marla's contributions to the latest MaiTai Collection in Action collage (thanks so much again to you both!), wearing a scarf and necklace combination today: fold your scarf into a slighly pleated rectangle, and slide both ends coming from the same direction through a shawl ring (here in black horn).



Shoe options (I went with the ankle boots)


A more classique variation ~

Capsule wardrobe pieces: grey trousers, white shirt and black blazer
Accessories: Hermès 'La femme aux semelles de vent' 90 carré, marron glacé clic-H bracelet, and a MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace as above
Scarf tying method: as above

Alternative accessory and scarf options



In a further variation, wearing the scarf in a waterfall knot (secured with a Grande scarf ring  ~ please click here for a how-to)


I'll be away for a few days, hope you all have a wonderful and golden late October!

xx


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33 comments:

  1. LOVE your style so chic and elegant!! Can I ask who makes those darling gray ballet flats? Looking good!

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    1. Many thanks! The ballet flats are by Repetto (here's a post about the Paris boutique: http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/2010/09/paris-repetto.html)

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  2. Looking fabulous as always! Honored that I could inspire a look for you. I love doing my scarf that way--it does not get any easier or faster. I have coveted those Repetto's since you first introduced them.

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    1. Thanks so much again for the beautiful inspiration! I’ve been wearing variations of this all week long... such fun! xx

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  3. Oh dear Mai Tai
    Once more, you are so elegant in these black and white colours with a touch of grey. I also like very much the Repetto and as I only wear flat shoes or boots like yours not more heels we can find a large choice at Repetto. I saw also ballerines with this style at Hermes. I was astonished because not too classic and not too expensive! But it was in summer.
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Oh the Hermes ballerines sound wonderful! Will make sure to check on them next summer. In the meantime, we always have Repetto... Amitiés et bon week-end

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  4. Thanks MT, useful to start thinking about warmer layers, but still surprisingly mild here in UK. Half-term hols at the moment, so we are all enjoying the wonderful autumn countryside. Great ankle boots! Enjoy your break. s

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    1. Hope the great weather continued, what perfect timing for the half-term break!

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  5. You captured such a beautiful picture, so lovely to wake up to! Love this 'capsule wardrobe', such classic looks. Even though I am petite, a ballet flat is one of my favorite shoes, and I love yours.
    Hope you have a wonderful time away,
    Simone

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    1. Thank you for the lovely good wishes, dear Simone! We had a wonderful time away, and the above capsule were all part of it..

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  6. am so flattered! Love the scarf and necklace combination! x

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    1. Thanks so much again, dear FF. Love your ideas!

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  7. What a beautiful scene to start the day with! Great "capsule wardrobe pieces" which you combine with the grey shoes/ boots in such an elegant way!
    Enjoy your time away. Warm hugs, Manuela xx

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    1. The view just took my breath away, and made my day... Have a most wonderful remaining weekend, my dear x

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  8. Dear MaiTai,

    What beautifull mystical picture, and just love these black& white colours so chic you wear them so well.

    Enjoy your few days away
    Best Jane x

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    1. So happy you enjoyed the post, and many thanks for the kind good wishes my dear Jane!

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  9. What an enchanting picture to be inspired by...and I'm a huge black/grey fan.
    I too have coveted those Repetto ballet flats.
    Congrats to Faux Fuchsia for her style suggestions, as well.
    Enjoy your week!
    Barbara A



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    1. Wearing black and grey as we speak, my dear Barbara! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  10. Such an eerily beautiful photo and ramp up to Halloween! Would not have been surprised to see your C'est la Fete at play here;-) Such an inspiring and lovely post! It is another great one to flag when looking for packing inspiration. As always,you make it all so casually elegant and chic! Have a wonderful weekend and relaxing time away dear friend, T xx

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    1. Ha...I spy CLF in alternatives/options;-)) xx

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    2. Took your advice, my dearest Trudye, et voilà, there was my suitcase ready to go for our trip to Bordeaux! Happy autumn hugs, and a wonderful weekend to you xx

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  11. Dear Mai Tai, The capsule pieces are a lovely selection and the white shirt featured in your photographs is the exact style I am after...however, I am having trouble finding a really good quality, well fitted white shirt. I wonder if you could recommend any particular brands of shirts? Many thanks in advance! Kindest Regards, Jo.

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    1. Hello dear Jo, The shirt is by Anne Fontaine. Mine are part jersey part cotton, which makes them very comfortable and easy to wear :-)

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  12. The photo reminded me of the mornings on the hill where I was born...very emotional for me.
    The outfits are so elegant and inspiring. You gave me an inspiration to take my accessories out of the boxes and start criss-crossing tonight. Your elegance is a sort of mystery - so chic, so simple and so "natural". Have a nice weekend.
    Lea

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    1. Thank you for sharing these tender memories, my dear Lea! Great to hear you are having fun playing with your accessories.. I just love how we inspire each other here, thanks so much again to FauxFuchsia and Marla in the OC! Have a most wonderful weekend too x

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  13. Where we live, we often have fog in the early morning. I find it calming and quite soothing so much that it's my favorite time of the day to take my daily walk.
    Love the La Femme aux Semelles de Vent. It's one of my favorites. Like Barbara A, I'm a huge fan of black / gray.

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. The early morning fogs are so mysterious, I love them too. We usually only get them in autumn and winter, and not that often.. it is always a special treat! Hugs right back PS. Hope you were lucky with the Maxi Twilly x

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    2. Back home now, dearest MaiTai, without a Maxi Twilly. The hunt is still on to score the increasingly difficult to find Maxi T. However, I did not come home without an orange box. Promenades de Paris in cw 03 came home as well. :-) I love the buildings and the beautiful gray border. xx

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  14. Which shoes do you prefer to wear with wide leg trousers (the gray one in your photo)? Do you think flats are better or do yo like a bit of heels?

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    1. With the wide leg trousers I like the ankle boots or RVs from the above selection best, but find that sneakers or masculine flats work really well with them too.

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    2. Thanks for the great idea! I agree, I think masculine flats work well with them too!

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  15. Dearest MaiTai,
    What a glorious morning! And what a heavenly post with so many of my favorite variations! So love the FF and Marla inspired gorgeous scarf and necklace duo. Each beautiful ensemble you create is so complete and perfect - your creativity is truly mesmerizing, dearest MaiTai. Hope your time away is a most happy one. Sending you all my love and big autumn hugs xox

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    1. And the glorious morning turned into a glorious day! Thanks so much for the warm and beautiful comment, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast, and for the lovely good wishes. Our trip was such a happy and lovely one, and I hope you’ll enjoy the upcoming pics. Have a most wonderful weekend x

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