Tuesday, November 25, 2014

End of autumn - capsule wardrobe #146

Our late autumn has been mild and came with a lot of rain. Overcast skies cast subdued light onto the fading yellows, gold, rust and reds of the remaining autumn foliage. Rather than standing out, they seem to blend in softly with their surroundings. It's not the usual crisp and clear autumn this year, but just as beautiful in a different way.







Capsule wardrobe pieces: Mustard skirt, black top and bordeaux cardigan
Accessories: Hermès 'L'Instruction du Roi' cashmere GM, Kelly Dog bracelet in black croc and Birkin 35 in ebene
Shoes: tri-color patent leather pumps
Scarf tying method: Basic bias fold, wrapped once around the neck (above) and rectangular fold (below)










Capsule wardrobe pieces (above): jeans and purple sweater
Accessories: Hermès 'Pani-La Shar Pawnee' 70 carré, Clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé and Picotin GM/26 in Kraft. MaiTai Collection lacquered scarf rings in purple
Shoes: mocca ankle boots





Capsule wardrobe pieces: Black jeans and turtleneck sweater and bordeaux cardigan
Accessories: Hermès 'Brides de Gala' 90 DipDye, Clic-clac H bracelet in bourgogne and Birkin 35 in ebene
Shoes: Jumping boots in black




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37 comments:

  1. Oh MT you are so elegant with this cardigan and yellow skirt. Beautiful as usual. Good for my eyes today........
    Amities
    Mobica

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    1. It's been fun to mix last year's autumn addition with this year's! Hope your eyes are better! Amitiés

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  2. Dearest Mai Tai,

    This post is so full of light itself, your choice of photographs excellent and I can feel the beauty of Autumn in your words and pictures.
    Love your different outfits and your "L´Instruction du Roi". What a beautiful shawl! <3
    I´m wearing fading yellow and dark grey today. Have a wonderful week! Autumn hugs, Manuela


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    1. Dearest Manuela, Fading yellow and dark grey is such a lovely combination! Have a wonderful remaining autumn <3 Hugs

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  3. Autumn and spring are my favorite seasons and it looks like it suits you quite well too! I'd like to visit Canada for a lot of reasons but especially for all these red bordeaux, gold leaves..... Beautiful combos of natural and mineral colors in your pictures.
    Hugs to you my Dear.
    Catherine

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    1. My favorite seasons too, in the same order! Canada must be spectaclar in the Fall, as is New England. Would love to see it one day again, and visit Canada too. Hugs and amitiés

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  4. C'est superbe! exactement dans les couleurs de la saison ....

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    1. Merci pour votre gentil commentaire, chère marie!

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  5. I love the way everything integrates so beautifully and seamlessly - your new bordeaux sweater with existing pieces, the gorgeous GM, the fall colors, and that purple scarf ring is perfect with the Pani-La Shar Pawnee. What an artistic eye you have! We are moving right into winter here in the midwest but I'm glad to see that a lovely autumn lingers somewhere in the world! Thanks for a great post!

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    1. It's always a thrill when a new wardrobe piece breathes fresh life into an existing one... so happy the cardigan and skirt like each other! Wore the Pani today, the scattered autumn leaves reminded me so much of the horses on it's border. Stay warm, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. I love "moody" fall days, and you've captured them perfectly, and of course, you look superb - the gold autumn leaves should be jealous.

    Every time I see you with that L'Instruction du Roi shawl, I want to cry, though. I WANT THAT SHAWL!

    A most pleasant weekend to you, and to all the American members of le salon, a most Happy Thanksgiving.

    Gobble, gobble,
    Jerrine

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    1. You wear autumn colors so well, my dearest Jerrine! Hope you are having a golden and happy Thanksgiving! No celebrations here...will gobble nevertheless xx

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you too - I'm very grateful to Mai Tai for her blog and for all the wonderful contributors!

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    1. I am, too, Annie! Very grateful for this gracious place to gather and share and for darling MaiTai for providing us this place!
      Stay warm and have a wonderful Thanksgiving...in style of course!
      Trudye

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    2. Happy Thanksgiving to you, dearest Annie and Trudye! Hugs to you both xx

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  8. The first outfit would be perfect to wear for tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner! It looks like you're getting great mileage out of that fabulous merlot coloured sweater. (she says, jealously!)
    Enjoy the remaining days of Autumn, We're expecting snow here in Philadelphia today! It really puts me in the holiday mood, as does this glorious post!

    I wish all of our American "addicts" a most happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. It's been a long time since I had a Thanksgiving dinner, it's such a lovely event and custom. Have a wonderful dinner tonight, and a joyous festive season ahead (and hopefully a white Christmas, too).

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  9. The beautiful mustard colors are so very Autumn, and you wear them well, dear MaiTai! I love the damp leafy look of this season. It appears we are having similar weather here in the Seattle area. A very happy Thanksgiving to all les américains who visit MaiTai's world (gobble gobble, Jerrine and Annie!), and lovely weekend wishes to all.

    Warm aloha,
    Fifi

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    1. Mustard, gold, reds...the Autumn season has such a warm glow! Glorious when the sky is blue, and romantic and melancholic in the rain... A very happy Thanksgiving to you, and a lovely weekend too x

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  10. So lovely! You make the fall season feel and look so romantic and luxurious.
    xo

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    1. Merci, ma chère Jamais! It's my favorite season... xx

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  11. Lovely in your Autum colors and Autumn light, my friend! We are in the milder days of Autumn for the moment,too,but given s minute it could change...Texas weather! Love this shawl on you! We are cousins again here!
    I will be sporting my Kermit Oliver, Texas Wildlife shawl for this Thanksgiving week. So very perfect this time of the year<3
    Wishing all of my U.S. friends at The Salon a wonderful Thaksgiving Day full of good cheer and of course good style!
    To all I wish a lovely sun filled Autumn weekend!
    T xx

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    1. Thank you, dear Trudye. A wonderful sunny weekend to you as well and a great Thanksgiving Day to you and all the American ladies here in our Salon. Warm Autumn hugs, Manuela xx

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    2. Texas weather surely isn't dull! What a perfect choice KO's TW is for Thanksgiving week. Wishing you a most happy and lovely dinner and day! Big mwahs and have a fabulous rest of the week xx

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  12. Dear MaiTai, it's so wonderful to see how you manage to show us the nice perspectives of rainy weather! The colours are gorgeous! Thank you for delighting my week! A wonderful start in the Advent season Claudia

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    1. Usually it doesn't rain very often here, and so it's mostly wecome (especially in the summer!) This autumn however we've hardly seen anything but downpours.. Have a most wonderful upcoming Advent season too <3

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  13. Très chère MAITAI
    Toutes ces couleurs assortis aux feuilles de vigne vierge vous vont divinement bien .Et comme d'habitude toutes les combinaisons sont magnifiques
    Je vous souhaite une très belle fin de semaine avec un peu moins de pluie.
    Bises
    MYRIAM

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    1. Merci, ma chère Myriam. J'espère la pluie va s'arrêter, on a eu vraiment assez cette Automne! Une très belle fin de semaine à vous aussi. Bises

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  14. How so very, very beautiful, dearest MaiTai! Perfect late autumn ensembles in every way - the deep colors, the rich textures, the gentle lines. And all your outfits look so wonderfully comfortable! You are perfection, dear MaiTai! Missed you very much too <3
    Wishing all our friends in the U.S. a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
    And as Annie said, I too am so very grateful to our beloved MaiTai and also to everyone here for all their wonderful contributions - this is truly the most special place! A heartfelt thank you and very best wishes to all, Scarf Enthusiast xx

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    1. Late autumn hugs to you, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! I so much love this season, despite the rain. Our salon is a magical place indeed, a million heartfelt thanks to you and the other ladies for making it so special <3 Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving xx

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  15. MaiTai, you look so warm and cozy wrapped in your L'Instruction du Roi shawl. The bordeaux sweater is the perfect "added touch"... you make me remember my college years in New England, when the foliage turned in the fall. You don't name the brand of your shoes, but they are FABulous! Quirky, colorful, and I'll bet they're comfy, too. You have a way of combining elegance with comfort that never fails to amaze me. I've reached the age where I refuse to wear clothes that hurt. Yet I refuse to dress like a slob! I have learned so much from your blog: it is perfectly possible to be well-turned-out without being trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey!

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    1. How wonderful your college years must have been, dear Elaine! I have very fond memories of New England... the colors of the indian summer are just out of this world. It's been a long time, and I'd love to visit one day again. The shoes are by Roger Vivier, and yes, they are very comfortable :-) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving (with a well trussed up turkey)!

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  16. A very happy Thanksgiving Day to all the lovely Salon members and ladies across the Atlantic xx

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  17. You're one classy lady! There's just no one else out there who wears scarves the way you do. Love your style. Just ordered a fur collar and scarf ring and will try to imitate your style. ;) Not that I'd look as gorgeous as you are but will try to wear scarves like you do. :) Btw, this autumn colours look lovely on you and it's indeed perfect for the current grey and wet English weather. Can't wait to wear my "Maitai's fur collar and scarf ring," :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely and kind comment, dear jezrel. Many thanks for the order too. Hope your fur collar and scarf ring will be with you soon, and wishing you much fun playing with them!

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  18. Dearest MT,

    I was thinking....Style Challenge....can you possibly post some outfits according to Cities?
    In other words, "Dinner in Gstaad, Movie Night in NYC, Brocante trawling in Paris.....etc. You're so well traveled and each city has it's own personality. New Yorkers tend to wear lots of black, a week in St. Barths would have a completely different vibe.
    Just a thought! <3

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  19. So beautiful! You are simply wonderful dearest MaiTai! Haverfordgal´s style challenge sounds so wonderful, I would love to see that too<3

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