Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn additions and B30 insert

Apart from replacing a few items with similar staples (jeans, sweaters etc), my autumn acquisitions consist of just three pieces so far. It may not seem a lot, but they go a long way.. opening up many new ways to mix and combine, and giving my wardrobe a wonderful new twist.


Silk blouse by Sport Max


Woman's Hayword Cardigan (detail) by American Vintage, with Zebra Pegasus 90 carré


Pale pink sweater with silk layer hem detail (here in silver) by Mint Velvet


Mixed with black


Mixed with pastels

Our temperatures are already cool and autumn like in the mornings and evenings, but by mid-day it gets warm and summery again (with temperatures climbing to 25˚celsius). Most days I dress in light capsule wardrobe pieces, and then supplement them with various layers to adapt to the changes in temperature. The scarf fur collar is perfect to keep the neck warm against the early morning autumn chill, and later in the day, the mousseline is wonderfully light and airy for solo wear.


Capsule wardrobe pieces: pale pink sweater and beige trousers
Accessories: Hermès 'Belles de Mexique' PM mousseline and Clic-Clac H enamel bracelet in bourgogne. MaiTai Collection SAGA fox fur collar in mocca
Shoes: patent leather flats in beige
Scarf tying method: basic bias fold worn with the fur collar in the five-loop method


Mixed with navy




Capsule wardrobe pieces: pale pink sweater, dark blue jeans and trench
Accessories: Hermès 'Zebra Pegasus' 90 carré, Clic-Clac H enamel bracelet in bourgogne and Picotin MM/22 in etoupe
Shoes: patent leather flats in beige
Scarf tying method: Cowboy knot secured with a MaiTai Collection Moyenne Classique lacquered scarf ring in clay.


As above, only with a brown leather jacket instead of the navy trench coat, and an Moyenne Classique scarf ring in vieux rose instead of clay

 




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89 comments:

  1. How beautiful style sheets, dear MaiTai! As always you have chosen very pretty additions to your wardrobe! As we missed you yesterday (at last monday was the best day of the week...) I guessed, that you were at the inauguration of the new Gehry-Building in Paris... When I saw it today on tv I tried to find you between all the visitors (but without any success).

    I really enjoy your picture of the 'magical online salon’, which you described in your last comment. I think you have accurately described this wonderful place!
    All the best from germany, Claudia

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    1. I'm so sorry I didn't make it in time! Wish the reason was the Gehry inauguration (love his work), but it was just such a busy day.. to the point of overwhelming! Must find a more reliable day to post. So thrilled you ladies kept Le Salon buzzing x

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  2. Ok, my friend, so it took a little longer to get this post up...hello, it would have taken me year to put this together! You have gifted us with a beautiful collection of style sheets! I love everything,color ways, new additions to your wardrobe...EVERYTHING!
    I have been adding new silk blouses lately,myself! The new longer silhouette adds a new fresh touch...dressing up or casual! I love your selection,along with the cardigan, tierd top and of course, the trench!
    The time and effort that you put forth here,for us, is unparalleled! Thank you so very much for spoiling us on a routine basis!
    While you were busy with all that you do,many of us had plenty to say in your absence;-)
    I adore coming here to 'visit' with new friends,near and far...great fun! Thank you,darling MT, for being the anchor that brings us all together! Heartfelt hugs, T xx

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    1. Yeah, whatever Ms. Trudye said, I second it, third it and fourth it. You are amazing! And, Claudia is right, this lovely place has turned into a magical on line salon. What would we do without you!

      Loving hugs,
      Jerrine

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    2. Hugs to our dear MaiTai and the ladies in the "salon" :)
      Our MaiTai made this blog a special oasis of beauty and you are true gems supporting it in the best possible way.
      I have enjoyed it for a long while and I am enjoying now at the same level as the first day.
      P.S. Is there any disorder known as a "MT blog addiction"? I suspect this in my case, if this exists :)
      Lea

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    3. Hi hi hi Lea, I can't believe it : no wikipedia link for this well known and famous disorder!
      from a worried sick addict to another ....
      Catherine

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    4. Good morning,dear Jerrine and Lea and all members of the salon! Perhaps there is truth to the MT blog addiction! I Lately, I have had to stop myself from wanting to stop by Le Salon and comment on news of the day...then remembering this is our place of escape from said news! Whatever...love it here;-)

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    5. Lovely ladies, may I join the addiction group? Hugs to all of you, Manuela xx

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    6. Dear Trudye, I couldn´t agree more with you! Have a lovely weekend ahead! Manuela xx

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    7. Of course, dear Manuela, you are very welcome in our addiction group:) After so long time here, beautiful collage-photo contributions, who would dire to refuse you, dear?
      Truly, I come so many times a day here...I can imagine a blog counter coming to a denial phase..."it cannot be THAT many times...", ha, ha...
      And, again, it makes my life nicer and more charmy.
      Priceless.
      Lea

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    8. Ha ha, "MT blog addiction!" Let's hope there is no cure...
      Your fellow addict,
      Fifi

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    9. Don't worry Lea, Catherine, Trudye, Manuela and les mesdames de salon, this is the very best addiction to have! It's good for all of us - better than vitamins.

      Jerrine

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    10. Dearest Manuela,
      I just saw your comment...of course yo can count yourself among the fellow MT addicts,aka...Le Salon support group! I think of you as one of the ring leaders;-) Hope you have a ' Spooktacular ' weekend, too!

      Jerrine,Catherine and Lea...yes, this is the best kind of addiction to have...sharing beautiful things with beautiful people<3 at least I do not find myself burping here like I do after my daily intake of vitamins/supplements;-)
      Have a lovely weekend all, T xx

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    11. Dearest Trudye, dear Lea, thank you for your sweet words, Manuela xx

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    12. Darling Trudye, Oh such fun to read we've been shopping the same things! The new length silk blouses are da bomb, like magic capsule wardrobe dust <3 Which colors did you get? Would love to add a midnight blue, if I can find it! Have a wonderful week, my dearest friend xx

      Sweetest Manuela, no need to join anything, you are one of the salon's founding members! And so are you, dearest Jerrine, Lea, Catherine and Fifi. Thank you for making this place so much fun xx

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    13. I´m so flattered and blushing already.
      Thank You, Dearest.

      Manuela xx

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    14. Equipment Silk Blouse in Peacoat (midnight blue) http://www.equipmentfr.com/signature-peacoat-solid

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  3. Well, I don't know how you find time to shop given all that you have on your plate, but you certainly found some lovely pieces that do you and your Hermès justice.

    I love the combination of the edgy leather motorcycle jacket and the ultra feminine palest of pale pink sweater with the silk layered hem. It's just right, especially with the new Zebra pet.

    And, oh dear, I so love the simple and elegant white silk shirt. I crave white silk shirts, but within two minutes of putting one on, I seem to attract half a dozen ink marks, coffee splashes, salad dressing dribbles, or the darn toner cartridge explodes. I can't keep them pristine, so I shall be doomed to always wearing black and "mud" colors. But, you probably don't attract clothing disasters like I do!

    At least I can admire this wonderful classic on you. I'm almost tempted to give it one more try and shop for the perfect white silk shirt, but on second thought, I guess I'd better stick to "mud."

    Well done and thank you for generously sharing your newest looks with all of us. Would you consider designing a clothing line next? I'm not joking. I'm dead serious.

    With envy and much love, of course,
    Jerrine

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    1. I know what you mean about the white or cream silk shirts! I learned about the Tide stain remover pen last year...it is a Godsend! It is smaller than a magic marker and pops into your purse easily! Just a swipe over any stain on the lighter colors,and voilà,magic marker indeed!
      I love the darker colored silk blouses this season, too!
      Seriously...a clothing line...well we can dream!
      Have a great week!
      Big hug,
      T xx

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    2. I'm just death on white shirts, Trudye. I had one of those stain remover pens when they first came out, but I made a bigger mess. I'm betting they've improved them, though, so at your suggestion, I'll pick one up soon - like tonight.

      Today, I'm dressed in black and "mud," though. Oh, no, wait. I just looked at the jacket, and it's actually a deep bronze/green - not quite mud but almost. I wish I could look like MT - always pristine and chic.

      A good week to you, as well, and of course, a big hug,
      Jerrine

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    3. Yes, darling Jerrine, give it a try again...wonder sticks! I got the tip from the ladies at the Anne Fontaine store here...they use it to get makeup stains off of the collars of their shirts! Hope it works out for you! If so, keep one close at hand;-)
      Loving the sound of your outfit today! The colors are very much in my wheelhouse,too!

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    4. Well, Trudye, dear, if it's good enough for Anne Fontaine, then it's definitely good enough for me. I should probably buy a dozen, though, and stash them in the car, at home, office and all the various handbags - maybe put one on a chain and wear it around my neck, too!

      Have you used LeBlanc Silk Wash on your H. scarves, lingerie and silk blouses? It is the most marvelous stuff, and it seems to make anything silk look even more lovely. I buy it by the gallon!

      And, I truly am going to try and break away from my "mud" colors. I say that until the next gorgeous black jacket or sweater catches my eye. Hopeless, I'm afraid, but as usual, MT has inspired me.

      Best,
      Jerrine

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    5. Needless to say, yes, best bought in multiples! Maybe you can attach to a Farondale necklace or to a leather cord a la Hemes;-) we should order a case and split the cost,dear Jerrine;-)
      Thanks for the Le Blanc washing tip! I use the products by The Laundress for all my laundry needs. Their Delicate Wash is da bomb for silks and lingerie. But, I am not stuck in my ways and will definitely check out Le Blanc!
      I am so inspired by MT and her foray into these new colors,too! I tend to shy away from the pastels,as they tend to wash me out! But, the soft pink of the tiered top and the ZP have my eye!
      Sorry about your Buly order and the website...they must have the same webmaster as Hermes! Hermes has to have the most frustrating one on the web!
      I think it sounds like fun to wait until your trip to Paris to do an actual sniff and purchase! Are you celebrating a special occasion next November in Paris? Just being there is occasion enough and I know you are counting the days until you get there!
      Hope you and all here have or have had a great day...ramping up to Halloween we are! Darling MT has gifted us with some really great Halloween posts in the past,clever one that she is!
      Halloween hugs, T xx


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    6. Maybe I can get MT to design us something for those Tide pens, Trudye . . . in her spare time, of course.

      I haven't tried The Laundress, buy hey, I'm not so rigid that I couldn't be persuaded to change, or at least I like to think I'm not. I would like to think that way about the pastels, too, but like you, I tend to feel washed out in them and always think I need some stronger color . . . or, of course, the old fallback - "mud" color.

      No special reason to go to Paris next November other than I haven't been in a couple of years and miss it, and I love to go that time of year when it's brisk and the crowds are much lighter.

      Yes, Halloween! I have to stop and buy the rest of the treats tonight before they've completely sold out.

      A spooky one to you,
      Jerrine

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    7. FYI...I use their wool/cashmere detergent for all of my sweaters and cs scarves and shawls...they turn out super soft! Oh, and they have a Whites detergent for your cotton shirts;-)

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    8. Hee, hee . . . I just spent, errrrr, quite a bit of time on The Laundress blog. What darling and smart, smart, smart girls - they saw a need and created a thriving business around it. They remind me of a certain someone, don't you think!

      I'm going to order the wool/cashmere detergent, the bleach alternative and white detergent for my white bed and table linens and the surface cleaner for granite and stainless counter tops. I'm sending the bill to you, dearest!

      Happy weekend and a frightfully wonderful Halloween,
      Jerrine

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    9. Wonderful! You will love it all...and you do not need to use much at all,super concentrated! The bleach alternative has tons of uses...even to give the old toothbrush a soak!
      Yes, very resourceful ladies, much like our MT!
      Happy cleaning, T

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    10. Jerrine, I also spent an inordinate amount of time on the Laundress site, after reading Trudye's testimonal! Ok, I ordered the Stain Solution, the Whites Detergent and the Bleach Alternative. Now all I have to do is abstain from any eating, drinking or writing, and I should be good to go! :)

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    11. Ladies, I have to say...you can thank me later!;-) You will love everything you have ordered, I am sure! The Laundress is the only detergent gracing my laundry room and has been for years!
      Enjoy!

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    12. Same here, haverfordgal. If I could stay away from everything, I'd have pristine white shirts - maybe live in some sort of bubble? Well, the chances of that happening are slim to none, but at least soon I'll be prepared for most any catastrophe of the laundry nature.

      I guess The Laundress is going to have to pay dear Trudye a commission for bringing in two new customers!

      Happy laundering,
      Jerrine

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    13. Oh my dearest Jerrine, you made me laugh out loud! Absolutely love the discussion you sparked, and the wonderful advice and tips that followed. Re a clothes line, it would be such fun to come up with a few basic pieces. If only a day had 48 hours!

      Trudye, the Laundress website is fantastic, thanks so much for sharing! I spent way too much time on it... I'm almost ready to turn cleaning and washing into my new number one hobby!

      Will hunt down the french equvivilant to the magic marker, and LeBlanc and the Laundress' Delicate Wash and Cashmere/Wool Detergent are on my list too. You girls are the best!!!! xx

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    14. Trudye, thanks for the super tip about the Laundress products...I am thoroughly impressed. The Stain Solution and Bleach Alternative paste is incredible!! I used the Whites Only detergent and WOW! Even DS's white sport socks are glistening! I'm officially hooked :)

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  4. Perfect combos for a Nordic Beauty.... So happy to see pastel colours back in autumn/winter collections.
    Have a sweet, soft and gentle day.
    Catherine.

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    1. Here's to pastels, and a soft and gentle cosy season, my dearest Cahterine.

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  5. Très joli assortiment dans les tons pastels, j'aime beaucoup votre trench il est magnifique .Le col est bienvenue en fin de journée.
    Très belle fin de semaine ensoleillée .
    Bises Ma chère MAITAI
    Myriam

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    1. Merci ma chère Myriam! J'ai commencé de porter les cols dans presque toutes les soirées.. automne est arrivé! Bises

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  6. I adore your capsule-wardrobe posts. I've always lived with a capsule wardrobe before I even knew of the term. I follow the young capsule/minimalist-wardrobe bloggers Un-fancy, Into Mind, Light by Coco, and Minimalist Beauty, all of whom are getting a good foot-hold in the world of capsule wardrobing & give me good inspiration, but the clothing you present are more elegant & sophisticated so more my personal style. Thanks for all you do here on your blog!

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    1. Merci, dear Glenda! Looking forward to checking out the blogs you mentioned, thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Dearest Mai Tai, Were you ever a professional stylist? It's incredible that you're able to put together so many different looks, with only a few new additions to your wardrobe. Brava!
    I usually shy away from pinks, (although we share the same nordic colouring) but I think I'll give it a whirl, due to your inspiriation. BTW...the Buly 1803 shop is now online!! I just ordered the candle in the Egyptian scent, and all sorts of fabulous skin tonics and hand creams. Wee! I can see that there will be many purchases in the future :)

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    1. Oh, Buly, oh boy! Thanks for letting us know. I've been waiting for several weeks now, and they kept pushing the date up.

      I'm almost afraid to look, though. I'm probably going to want EVERYTHING.

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    2. Oh, thanks for the Intel haverfordgal! Heading over to the site when I catch a break!
      Yes, MT should get a discount, and you as well for letting is on the secret!
      Thanks again!

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    3. Trudye...this will be, yet another, addiction! Is there a support group for women like us?! LOL

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    4. I think Le Salon is the support group,but may just be 'partners in crime'!

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    5. Great news re Buly, dearest haverfordgal! Hope your package will be with you soon. Re pink, I never used to have much of it in my wardrobe either, but love the new pieces. They are so gentle, and seem to integrate easily with the rest of the wardrobe...all feels fesh and rejuvenated!

      Trudye.. count me in! xx

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  8. I love the Mint Velvet top with the layered hem, so feminine and elegant. Mint Velvet is a brand which started in this part of the world, I think there is a shop in Marlow now too. I will resist the temptation to rush out and buy it!

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    1. Blue Velvet, Mint Velvet.. UK brands made me very happy this year!

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  9. My dearest Mai Tai,

    I can hardly find words to describe this post. You look adorable in all the pictures but I specially love the last one with the leather jacket and the beautiful blouse in such delicate colours.
    Thank you for being so generous in sharing your wardrobe pieces.
    As dear Jerrine so well said, "what would we do without you"?
    And me too, I would love to see new items in the Mai Tai Collection: pendants, cuff links, a "clothing line" with your signature... Why not?

    Sending a lot of sunshine your way. Silky hugs, Manuela



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    1. Manuela, I think we just need to keep encouraging her for many new items, or pestering her depending on how you want to look at it.

      A very good day to you. I'm running right over to the Buly website, Amex card in hand. They'll have to give MT a commission or at least a big discount once all her fans hit the site.

      Cheers,
      Jerrine

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    2. Dearest Mai Tai, I meant of course "for sharing the photographs of your wardrobe pieces. Manuela xx

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    3. Dear Jerrine, I think you are absolutely right!
      Let´s keep encouraging without stressing our graceful leader though. I am sure she has a lot to do!
      A very good evening to you too. May I ask: What is the Buly website?
      Even not knowing what it is I do agree with you. Warm hugs to you, Manuela

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    4. Dear Jerrine, now I know what the Bully is. Sorry! Hugs, Manuela

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    5. Bully for you finding Buly, Manuela. I adore the packaging, and I'm sure that the products are wonderful. I had my items in the shopping basket and went to checkout and hit a snag. I have separate shipping and billing addresses, and each time I entered the second address, it listed that one for both shipping and billing. I had to give up and email them! So, boo hoo, no Buly for me today.

      But, I may just have to wait until Paris next November, as I love to sniff, and I bet there's some very nice sniffing to be had at Buly.

      What did you order?

      Return hugs,
      Jerrine

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    6. Nothing yet, dear Jerrine. Hugs, Manuela

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    7. Dearest Manuela, I remember so well the beautiful photo contributions you made for the Collection collage some time ago.. they were with the lavender sachets nesting in your exquisitely stacked clothes drawers. The new capsule wardrobe pieces could have come straight out of these drawers! So to answer your question, you'd do very well without me <3

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    8. That´s very sweet of you to say <3
      Warmest hugs, Manuela xx

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  10. Dearest MaiTai,
    All the lovely ladies of this ‘magical salon’ have said it all beautifully! Your new fall additions are all so gorgeous, and as always most exquisitely styled. A big welcome to the newest MT Collection member - what an amazing prolific designer you are, dear MaiTai!
    Love the happy party in your special corner - yes, I too am very happily addicted! A huge thank you for all that you continue to do for us and share with us <3
    Big hugs to you and to all the wonderful ‘Salon’ friends, Scarf Enthusiast xxx

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    1. You always bring a special warm glow to our Salon, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! Friendship hugs xx

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  11. Great style sheets! Love every combo! Do you think those Clics and Clic Clacs will ever go out of style? They've been around for such a long time but I think they still look great! :-) Emily

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    1. I've had mine for a long time, and love them just as much now as I did back then. Hope to feel the same way for many more years to come!

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  12. Chic, sophisticated and versatile. Wonderful capsules! Who makes the shoes with the rectangular buckles?

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  13. Stunning as ever Maitai!
    Perfect scarf wearing weather. Not too hot, not too cold!

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    1. Autumn is my favorite season, perfect scarf weather indeed!

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  14. All so beautiful dearest Maitai. You make everything look to classic and effortless. Love all your new pieces. I also love my lacquer scarf rings. Excellent quality, but then again, I wouldn't expect anything less from you. You can truly do it all! Hope you a lovely weekend! Simone xx

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    1. So very happy you are pleased with your lacquered rings, my dearest Simone!

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  15. Oh dear Mai Tai, I am fond of the ladies of your fan club they are so funny and intelligent! and I completely agree with their addiction to you (your new pieces are wondeerful as usual). I would like to take part of their general comments unfortunately my poor English is so bad that I cannot express myself as I would like.!
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. The more the merrier,dear Monica! Please don't hesitate to join in the fun! We are a friendly crowd and your efforts to respond in English are appreciated!
      Yes, the more, the merrier!
      Best,
      Trudye

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    2. Dear Monica, il y a quelques francophones dans le groupe ;-)
      Trudye : what does the "merrier" means? I'd like to add a new english word to my vocabulary!
      Happy Sunday to all of you.
      Catherine

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    3. Dear Catherine,
      Merrier is a derivative of the word ' merry' that means cheerful, lively and joyful...all of those words can be used to describe what we find here at Le Salon!
      Wishing you a merry Sunday,
      Trudye

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    4. Dear Monica, I always feel the same, because it's a long time since my english lessons in school... Very often, that I think: "this woman has found the words for my feelings, which I cannot express..." But I hope, our thoughts will be understood anyway... Have a lovely sunday evening, Claudia

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    5. Yes, Monica, please jump right in. Your English is absolutely fine. We know exactly what you're talking about!

      Actually, I am in awe of you and Catherine and Claudia and all the other ladies, MT included, who do so well with our rather complicated language. I wish I could speak any other language well enough to converse and write it as you all do. I know smatterings of Italian, Spanish and French, but just enough to travel with, I'm afraid.

      Unfortunately, here in the States, a second language usually isn't taught until high school or college, and by the time, it's difficult for the brain to learn. Things are changing now, though, and more and more often, language is being taught in the elementary school grades. Bravo to that!

      So, please don't be shy, join right in and know that we admire you all for doing just that.

      Sunday evening cheers,
      Jerrine

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    6. Dearest Jerrine,

      You said this so well!
      I, too, feel deficient in the fact that I am unable to write or converse in a second language as many at Le Salon do so well! I am in awe of the ladies here!
      In Texas, our teachers are having a tough time of it in many schools, as many of the children do not speak English as a first language! Yes, we are way behind in education in the U.S.!
      I would love to try to retrain my old brain ! I pray it is not too late;-)

      Wishing all here a wonderful week ahead,
      T

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    7. Morning, Trudye, dear,

      Yes, I imagine that your Texas teachers are struggling, as ours in Georgia are, too, and for the same reasons. With the huge influx of Spanish-speaking people, even our billboards now appear in Spanish. Since my college Spanish is nearly forgotten, it's a darn good thing that the English version is still there, as well.

      I want to retrain my tired old brain, but I'm too tired, lol.

      Well, I guess I had better get back to work. I've been playing with my new lacquer scarf rings, which I found in my mailbox this morning. They're SO pretty!

      A good week to all,
      Jerrine

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    8. Good afternoon Jerrine,

      I was lucky to have my enamels rings arrive on Saturday! They are beautiful and loved playing with them... superb color absorption and quality! But, we have grown to expect nothing less from our fearless leader...spoiled lot that we are;-)
      Must try to teach your tired old brain some new tricks,then perhaps it would not seem so tired...lol!

      Have a great week,
      Trudye




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    9. Dear Trudye, dear Jerrine,
      thank you so much for your kind words!
      Here in germany all pupil have to learn two foreign languages, first english and second latin, french or something else. I always loved to learn languages and so I took them all plus spanish. Unfortunately now I feel to know of all languages a bit but not enough at all... Here we have many turkish people which have to learn german as second language. I think our teacher have the same problems as yours... It seems so as if all countries have similar situations.
      A wonderful week ahead, Claudia

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    10. No, Trudye, until I retire, my brain is always going to be tired, I'm afraid, as it has to operate at top speed for about ten hours a day, five days a week (However, if I would stop indulging in Hermès so frequently, I could retire. Not gonna happen, though!)

      My rings arrived on Saturday, as well, but since I had them shipped to my office address, I wasn't here to play with them until yesterday. They are really lovely, and I agree with you about quality and depth of color. I put one on immediately!

      Claudia, I admire you for learning all those languages. We were required to take just one in high school and one in college, so I chose Latin (later, Spanish in college), and even though, it's a dead, unspoken language, I never regretted it, as it is the root of so many modern languages. I really began to understand that fact when I studied Italian.

      Veni, vidi, vici!

      Best,
      Jerrine

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    11. Chère Monica, I could not agree more with you on the members of the salon, they ALL ROCK! And as Trudye said, the more the merrier <3 To those who comment in a foreign language.. I always know exactly what you mean..we are all soul sisters after all xx

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    12. Happy the lacquered babies landed safely, my dearest Jerrine and Trudye! Have fun playing x

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  16. Dear Monica, I think you must have many fans too! I always love your comments -- so genuine and lively. Please accept my gratitude and admiration for the way you push yourself to write in English, so that more of us are included in the conversation. Thanks as always, of course, to Mme Maitai for setting the tone for such a delightful salon!
    -- Azalie

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    1. I completely agree in regard to Monica's contributions, dear Azalie, you put it beautifully!

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  17. Thank you Mai Tai for the beautiful capsule wardrobe pieces. I love your additions this fall and only wish I could find that lovely pink top in the United States! And, if Kettlewell Colours would open up a store near Chicago, I'd be all set! I so look forward to seeing your posts and all the wonderful comments! Having poured over all the previous capsule wardrobes and seeing how you've mixed neutral clothes with scarves in so many ways, I feel like I can get dressed in the morning with ease!

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    1. Many thanks, dear Annie! Hopefully you can find a similar pink top in the States. Kettlewell ships worldwide :-)

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  18. Thank you all dear friends for your kind eccouragements to join your 'salon' concerning the unique wonferful taste of our Mai Tai.
    Monica

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    1. Le Salon would not be the same without you, chère Monica!

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  19. Hi

    Love the black top with the buckle to one side, where is it from ?

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    1. It's from Lauren by Ralph Lauren, but I bought it around 5 years ago!

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  20. Beautiful all the way, love the capsule pieces and the new additions to the collections, you never disappoint my dear Mai Tai and your blog followers reflect your class, good taste and wonderful spirit!
    xo

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    1. So nice to see you, chère Jamais! Hope all is well, and have a wonderful autumn x

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  21. love it all and love the comments of everyone who posts.

    On the weekend I was in Adelaide with my friends- aged from their 30s to over 70 and we are wore our zebra pegasus scarves! In different colour ways. Thought of you!

    Please action a scarf challenge with sequins or beading for me.

    x

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