Saturday, October 31, 2015

Autumn market - Capsule wardrobe #157

The vines which cover the outside our house have turned into a sea of burgundy and red, which creates a dramatic contrast to the mellow gold and rust foliage of the plane and chestnut trees around.


It seems like no time at all that I took pictures of our market in summer, but here we are.. the seasons have changed and so has the produce on offer. Pumpkins at this time of year always remind me of the many Halloween pumpkins I used to carve, but with a 6ft teenage in the house, the festivities now evolve mainly around food, and so it is pumpkin soup instead (for a recipe, you can follow the sweet potato and carrot soup, substituting the carrot for pumpkin)





The essence of autumn... can't wait for the first mushroom risotto of the season (hope DH reads this .. his are so much better than mine!)








The grey sweater I'm wearing today I bought at the very same market in 2012 for 10 EUR. I've been wearing it over and over since and looking out for the vendor many times. I've never seen him again, until today! This time I found a slightly shorter version in just the right shade of blue, and again for only 10 EUR. I'm so thrilled and hope it wears as well as its grey cousin!


Teaming my new sweater with burgundy jeans and staying in the color scheme of today's market outfit.

 
Accessories: Hermes 'Mythique Phoenix'  90 carré and Chaine d'ancre printed enamel. MaiTai Collection SAGA fox fur collar in Midnight Blue (below pictured in Plum with a 'Coaching' 70 carré)
 




The best part of the market day... an apéro in the main square, where everyone enjoys a picnic with a tasting of their market purchases along with a glass of wine, pastis or a café.





Capsule pieces: dark blue jeans, grey sweater and navy/plum reversible knit cardigan (available in black/rust through here)
Accessories: Hermes 'Coaching'  70 carré and Chaine d'ancre printed enamel. MaiTai Collection SAGA fox fur collar in plum. Market basket
Shoes: Converse sneakers





Have a happy Halloween and great weekend everyone xx


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54 comments:

  1. Dearest Mai Tai,
    I always enjoy your market posts so much! What a great place to buy groceries and enjoy un apéro!<3
    You look fabulous wearing you new cardigan which is so pretty! Burgundy is perfect on you! I had a look at the web page but it seems they only sell to France:-(
    Have a wonderful remaining weekend.
    Big Haloween hugs and kisses, Manuela xx

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    1. It is always so much fun to visit the market again... with all of you swans! I didn't realize the cardigan company doesn't sell outside France, I am so sorry! Have a most lovely week ahead xx

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    2. It´s ok, my dear. It´s nice to see it on you! <3
      A lovely week to you too. Hugs, Manuela

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  2. As I have said more than once, I love it when you take us to the market! This time of year is, of course, my favorite time to tag along;)
    Wow, you look tres chic,as usual! One stylish shopper you are darling MT! I adore your new sweaters, especially the reversible one! I have a feeling we will be seeing that in action quite a bit in the coming season!
    Let me know when DH cooks up a risotto and I will hop on over for a bite!
    Have a wonderful and lovely remainder of the weekend, T xx

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    1. I need to comment on the matching burgundy chairs,too! How do you do this? You must have sent a spy ahead to let you know the color of the day or else you have one of those little drones to fly reconnaissance! However and whatever, you always get it spot on! Love it!
      Mwahs, T xx

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    2. Count me in for the risotto, dearest Trudye! One of the best dishes ever! Have a lovely week!
      Warm aloha,
      Fifi

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    3. The risotto is waiting for you, darling Trudye! The coincidence with the chairs is fun.. it often seems that way! Mwahs right back xx

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    4. Hop over quick Fifi! You need to replenish those calories you burnt on your epic run. Well done!!

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  3. Dear MaiTai, thank you so much for the beautiful pictures of the autumn market. Looking at the pictures it feels a little bit like traveling to the Provence myself. And you look wonderful as always. I really like the autumn colors you wear: plum, a touch of orange, burgundy, grey and navy. You inspired me to dress more in the colors of the season too. And of course you combine it so well with your H scarves and accessories. I wonder though: what do you when you choose the colors: do you pick a scarf first and then look for matching colors in your wardrobe, or is it the other way around? Love to hear it!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment dear Cynthia, so happy you enjoyed the post! Re your question.. it happens both ways. Sometimes I think of a scarf which I'd love to wear that day and then dress around. In the post above I just wanted to wear my new cardigan and so the rest followed!

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  4. Beautiful pictures from the French market in the South that I looooove. I miss them! its a long time that we didnt go to one of them.
    But the most impressive pictures, are yourself, dear Mai Tai, I find you more and more beautifull and young...how do you do to stay so stunning with all what you do? Is your hair longer, more blonde ? I dont know but a real beauty our MT.
    Amities

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    1. Hope you can visit the Southern French markets one day soon again, chère Monica! Re your question... everything here is the same as always, but the LIGHT was very good! Amitiés

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  5. Thank you for taking us to market ...I love these posts.
    Your new sweaters are the perfect colors for fall. I especially love your burgundy sweater jacket and how you styled it. Burgundy seems to be the color for this season.
    Lovely as always. Simone xx

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    1. Thank you dear Simone for the lovely comment! The burgundy sweater is a great little nod to the season, so happy you like it! Have a lovely week xx

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I do enjoy reading your newsletters, thank you for sending them. x

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  7. Dear Mai Tai,

    thank you for the beautiful pictures of your grocery shopping. You are looking again gorgeous. I had to laugh but even the chair you are sitting on matches with the burgundy cardigan.

    I also checked the shop and was happy to find out there are 3 near to me.
    I wanted to go for work tomorrow in b/w but now I decided for navy cardi and trousers with burgundy top. Thank you for the inspiration and have a nice week,

    Rita

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    1. Dear Rita, the coincidence with the chairs is funny indeed! I wasn't even thinking about it, but perhaps my unconcious mind was stearing me towards them ;-) Hope you found something lovely in the shops and have a nice week too!

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  8. Market post! Hurray! Any chance you'd consider stocking those gorgeous straw bags at the Mai Tai Collection? LOVE!

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    1. Happy to see you around here again,haverfordgal! Hope you are doing well!
      I love these market posts, too! Our MT is just the most stylish shopper...EVER!
      Hugs to you, T xx

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    2. Thank you for the warm welcome back into the fold ;) I've just had (another) surgery on my knee...puts me out of commish for another 8-12 weeks....so when you run that 5k, please do it for me as well!! Hugs to you!

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    3. Joining Trudye in the woohoo welcome, dearest haverfordgal! So sorry to hear about the ongoing trouble with your knee, hope you can put it all behind you on day soon. Biggest get-well hugs xx
      PS. Will think about the straw bags :)

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  9. What a lovely post again! I'm also a huge fan of market pictures. What I love most is the colour match of leaves, veggies, clothes (and chairs:) - amazing, dear MaiTai. Also the new items in your wardrobe are great pieces- I also wish I had access to that shop. And what a wonderful idea to take out the fur collars again- almost forgot about them! My latest fur addition is black and has four legs,
    though:))
    Hope you all had a Great Halloween, pumpkin or not...
    Katja

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    1. Your fur addition ... a black cat? Lucky you.

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    2. Ooh, Katja -- cat or dog? Animals add so much to one's life!

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    3. Thanks, you're so right, dear Fifi. Black Labrador, nine weeks:) adds a lot of joy to our lives- but I'm already sleep deprived, almost like a newborn. Our first pet ever! ...and like a real Lady, she only has eyes for shoes...hope she doesn't fall in love with cashmere and silk...
      Furry greetings, Katja

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    4. Hi Katja, Labs are the best, so sweet and loving. We had a yellow lab for 12 years who brought so much joy to our family. Enjoy your new puppy! Simone

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    5. Aww dearest Katja, - Many congratulations on your new Labrador puppy! My heart is melting at the mere thought on how cute and sweet she must be! All the best for the training, hope all will be back to nomal soon! xx

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  10. These impressions of the market make me yearn to be in Southern France. The colors, the food items and good wine for 5 Euro are so wonderful. You look beautiful in burgundy and grey and I like your lipstick a lot, too. Thank you and Happy Halloween. We had fun with the kids dressing up even though it rained cats and dogs.
    Tanja

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    1. Halloween is such a fun holiday, and one of the few where rain adds an extra decorative element! I do miss the festivities we had in our house when DS was little, but it is still fun when the kids come around for trick or treat!

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  11. :-) I LOVE olives, so this market tour was great fun!
    And you're stylish and chic as always!
    Glad you're back!
    Have a very HAPPY week :-)

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    1. Most of the olives were from this year's harvest, and very good indeed :-) Have a happy week too!

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  12. I just love that gray sweater of yours, dear MaiTai! And the new blue one is lovely, too. Your luscious photos have inspired me to nosh on olives, cheese, and bread, yum yum! I'm finding that the small pumpkins are easier for me to cut up and cook. My doggie likes fresh pumpkin, too! A very happy November to all!
    Warm aloha,
    Fifi
    P.S. I'm running my very first 5K race next Sunday. Wish me luck!

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    1. Congrats to you Fifi, and good luck, Simone

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    2. You go girl! Good luck,Fifi, and have fun! Cheering you on, T xx

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    3. Good luck, Fifi! I'm running one on Saturday, my first in a long time that I feel ready for, so I'm a bit anxious. Remember to have fun! xxGreta

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    4. Good luck, dear Fifi! Enjoy your run! Hugs, Manuela xx

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    5. Thank you, ladies! I've never done anything athletic before, so this is big for me! Good luck on Saturday, Greta!

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    6. Best of luck to you, Fifi! We know that you'll cross the finish line in style!

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    7. Dearest Fifi, - I've been cheering you on all the way from across the Atlantic, hope you had a most amazing and fabulous day!! You certainly deserve olives, cheese and bread after this :)

      And the very same to you, dear Greta!! You girls ROCK!!!!

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  13. What a bombshell! The fur collars bring so much to a plain sweater or cardigan. The thing that I am most slack jawed about is that your son is now a 6ft tall teenager, oh my, tempus fugit.

    Tabitha

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    1. I can hardly believe it myself. The changes in the last 12 months have been fundamental.. one day he was still a boy, the next almost an adult!

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  14. Tabitha you have such funny English expressions for me who is speaking French language, that I begin to learn a lot from you.... Bombshell too...... When I look at your Instragram....

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    1. I am constantly learning from everyone, what a happy place our pond is <3

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  15. Dearest MaiTai
    It was so convenient to order from your re-designed website. It is easy to understand how many hours went into the planning and structure of the new lay-out.
    Your new Anneau Infini in Or is sumptuous. I cant wait for California to welcome its Autumn. I'm just thrilled with the beautiful pearl statement necklace.
    Take care, dear MaiTai, and sending you warmest friendship hugs,
    Terese xx xx

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    1. Dearest Terese, I am so very thrilled that you are happy with everything, thank you so much for the lovely comment! Hope some cool and fresh air will come to you soon, and have a most beautiful Autumn ahead. Bisous as always xx

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  16. Très chère Maitai
    De belles couleurs d'automne qui s'assortissent tellement bien avec ton chandail et ton col .Je vais ressortir le mien qui est tellement beau et doux ,c'est un plaisir de le porter !Trés joli pull pour si peu cher une belle affaire !Et qui va si bien avec le col noir que j'adore pour l instant un peu chaud dans la journée tellement le soleil et chaud
    Passe une belle fin de semaine
    Bises Myriam

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    1. Merci pour le gentil commentaire, très chère Myriam. C'est étonnant comme il fait chaud maintenant, donc les cols doivent rester au placard pour l'instant! Bientôt on peut les re-sortir, au moins les matins et soirs! Une belle semaine à toi aussi. Bises

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  17. Oh my dear, I can't believe how thin you are! In the fourth picture from the last, the one where you are opening a plastic bag, and where you are wearing the grey sweater and the knit cardigan, there is so much room between your arm and your sleeves that the fabric has room to crumple. I hope you are taking care of yourself, dear MT! Always enjoy your posts. Best, Emily :-)

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    1. You are so sweet to be concerned dear Emily, many thanks! But all is well here and the same as always. Have a most lovely week ahead!

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    2. Our dearest Mai Tai has an enviable figure! I wish I had more "rumple"!

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  18. Hello dear T, you look fabulous as always. I can't believe you have a 6ft teenager, so funny to look back at your halloween posts from when he was younger! Time flies by!
    xx

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    1. No more Halloween parties here... time has certainly flown by. Nothing brings it home more than having your kid towering over you and talking to you in a man's voice ;) Carpe Diem!

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