Monday, January 6, 2014

Capsule wardrobe #118 ~ Winter


Yesterday we cleared away the holiday decorations, and although everything seemed stark and bare at first, a wonderful feeling of a fresh and clean start set in very quickly.

Nature has shed any remaining signs of autumn, turning trees, bushes and vines into natural sculptures.







Capsule wardrobe pieces: waxed black jeans/checked woolen trousers and black sweater
Accessories: Hermès 'Vif Argent' Gavroche/pocket square, Clic H bracelet in marron glacé and Birkin in gris tourterelle. MaiTai Collection mink scarf fur collar in the new taupe/argent (also new: dark/argent and pearl)
Scarf tying method: two loop method (collar closed with fur hooks)


Shoes: top row with the jeans version, bottom row with the checked trousers



As above, only with jeans instead of checked woolen trousers




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34 comments:

  1. Dear MaiTai, The two loop method is such a brilliant way of using a gavroche! I have a Circuit 24 Faubourg in this size and have always wondered how I could show more of the design when wearing it and your guide has shown me how - problem solved, many thanks! Kindest Regards, Jo.

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    1. How lovely to be Circuit cousins with you, dear Jo!

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  2. What beautiful photos and a lovely new Birkin. Thank you for your inspiring posts of the last year and the lovely Maitai pieces I have enjoyed buying - a couple of scarf rings and horn bracelet. They give me such pleasure. Susan, London

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and feedback! So happy to know that you are pleased with your bracelet and scarf rings :-)

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  3. In fact this bag goes very well with black, grey or even white clothes.
    By beautiful Mai Tai, I will be far far away until end of the month.
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Yes she is perfect with these colors! Looking forward to trying light color combinations in spring and summer :-) Amitiés

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  4. Loving the look!, always so classic and chic:)

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  5. And to finish your collars are really chic with the gavroche. I thought all dress in dark blue the bag must go very well also.
    Bye for true this time, you will miss me....
    I am looking forward to seeing you beginning February with new fantastic posts and you with your perfect taste.
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Vous allez me manquer, chère Monica. Have a most wonderful time away, bon voyage!!!

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  6. Happy new year Mai Tai! Lovely pics. Let's hope for a wonderful 2014. s

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  7. Hi Mai Tai, wanted to get back with another comment ... just left a quick one ... to say thank you for your constantly inspiring and uplifting posts. I know that the main focus of your blog is your passion for your beautiful scarves, and I enjoy your capsule wardrobe notes immensely. And I also enjoy your enjoyment and appreciation of the world around us - your travel notes, the natural world, and your interest in all things which make life beautiful. So many thanks to you, and happy new year once again! Best, s

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    1. My dear S, I am so touched by your lovely words. Over time, my blog has become so much more personal, and it is wonderful to know that these parts are enjoyed just as much as the scarf related ones <3 Wishing you a fabulous and very happy 2014 x

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  8. Dearest MaiTai,

    I have loved seeing this post and the last one with the focus showing your new bag in action fabulous, always so classic and perfect style.

    Best Jane x

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    1. Merci, dearest Jane. Have a wonderful weekend! x

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  9. Dear MaiTai,

    Ms Gris is oh so lovely! Is she 30 or 35?

    You have a divine eye for creating a pleasing aesthetic. I llok up to you as my style role model. What sizes in H classics like Birkin, Kelly, Bolide would you recommend to a slender petite 5’3” that wears heels up to 3 inches? Though I have a boyish body type, my style preferences are non sporty. I aspire to look refined yet effortless - quiet luxury. Which H style and size would be the most becoming for me? Your advise would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Thank you for the kind compliment :-) Ms Gris T is a 35.

      Re your question, I would go for the style you love most, the one which makes your heart beat faster! Those you mentioned are all beautiful and fabulous, so whichever fits your needs and lifestyle best, is the right one for you. Re size, it depends how much you want to carry and if you generally prefer small/medium/oversized bags. You could ask yourself each time you reach for a bag which H bag you’d want to go with your outfit instead. Over time, it might help you establish which one is meant to be yours!

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  10. Dearest MaiTai! I am head over heels in love with your new fur collars. You look stunning as always, true perfection! Warmest regards Johanna

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  11. Dearest MaiTai,

    Oh my, knock us out w/ a feather! Congrats on lovely powdery soft Ms. Gris Tourterelle--she is sooooo you.

    My favorite accessory though, is Ms.Minky in taupe/argent. I especially love how you've shown us how to jazz up a s/s sweater, and how to dress up/coordinate our handbags w/ just one EZ little Minky.

    Can't wait to see all of Minky's new siblings.

    more more more Minky!!!

    much love,
    sammie

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    1. My dearest sammie, it is always such a joy to see you stopping by! Reminds me of fun times in the past <3 Have a wonderful weekend x
      PS. I know you meant l/s, but can’t change it here

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  12. Bring on the fur! What serene colours here, taupe and greige. I agree with Sammie, in that effect is soft and powdery. Ms. Gris seems to be settling in nicely (she says, a bit green with envy ;)
    Your winter landscape is lovely there. It's 17 degrees below zero here, and fur is de rigeur for this brutally cold weather! Yikes!
    Thank you for always so generously sharing these images with us, and for all of your invaluable style tips.
    Looking forward to more winter looks!

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    1. Wrap yourself in silk and fur, dear haverfordgal, and keep warm and cosy!!

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  13. Where I live it is traditional to leave up Christmas decorations until Jan. 6, or Twelfth Night, which is the official start of the Mardi Gras season. Unfortunately, being a grinch, I stripped our house of its holiday accessories the day after Christmas! I love a clean slate for the new year.

    Your effortless fashion is, as always, an inspiration.

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    1. I love hearing about traditions in other parts of the world, and how we celebrate those we have in common in different ways. Have a wonderful Mardi Gras season ahead!

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  14. Lovely wintery post, dearest MaiTai.
    Your pretty Birkin, the very stylish new fur collar, the impressive photographs of nature...
    You combine it all so beautifully! Hugs and kisses, Manuela´

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    1. Thank you, my dearest Manuela. Hope you had a good start into the New Year, and have a wonderful weekend! Much love xx

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  15. Dearest MaiTai,
    Oh, how you always find the beautiful - that which moves us and touches us. I've never known anyone who reflects the world around them so flawlessly, completely, and beautifully as you, dear MaiTai. It is so lovely to see you and Ms. GT together, in impeccable ensemble! Sending you warmest January hugs with much love xox
    P.S. So sorry if duplicate comments show up, please delete them - hope it will go through this time :-)

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    1. Oh my dearest Scarf Enthusiast, so sorry you had trouble with the comments going through. Thanks so much for persevering, and for sharing my joy over Ms Gris T <3 Soul Sister hugs xx

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  16. Dear MaiTai,
    All so beautiful, just like you! :-) Oh how I wish you could be my personal stylist, if I had one. A girl can only dream!!
    Warmly, Simone xx

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    1. Oh the fun we’d have, my dear Simone!! xx

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  17. Dear MaiTai,
    you ALWAYS look perfect! I wear the same combination and look terrible....there must be a kind of magic in you :)

    Could you please tell us what shoes/boots you went for this time?
    And how about the coat to fnìsh this look?

    Thank you so much for your inspirational posts
    love
    L.

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    1. Thank you for reminding me about the shoes, I completely forgot to include them! Just added a picture above. For a coat, I wore the same as in the recent winter market post: Winter market - Capsule wardrobe #117

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  18. Dear Mai Tai:
    I was searching for some ideas and suddenly..... voila... your beautiful blog..
    Dios mio!!! (My God), your scarves, clothes combinations and pictures are gorgeous.....
    I love to wear scarves, but I was running out of ideas... you gave inspiration.
    Thank you, merci, gracias!!!

    ps. I am going to be spying you frequently.... ah! and since I am a teacher.. I give you an A+!

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