Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reader's style challenge and FSH inspiration - part two

Continuing Cynthia's style challenge with more inspiration from FSH and Paris snaps..

For anyone who like Cynthia doesn't feel like wearing head to toe black so early in the fall season, warm coloured accessories are perfect to soften the look. If you pick autumn foliage tones for your bags, scarves and jewelry, your outfit is in perfect harmony with the season, too!



Kachinas Maxi Twilly





Capsule pieces: black tunic blouse and pants.
Accessories: Kachina's Maxi Twilly and Kelly Dog matte croc bracelet in black. MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in burnt orange (available here) and howlite statement necklace in orange (available here. Kelly 32 in ebene (day) and Kelly Pochette in black shiny croc (night)
Shoes: suede ballet flats or patent leather pumps

Variation on the above.. wearing a howlite statement necklace in orange instead of the waterfall necklace.



Parisian courtyards are often 'bijou size', but the attention to detail has turned some of  them into real little gems. This one in the Marais quarter reminded me very much of the colors in the FSH windows!



Mousseline scarves are not just great for summer... because of their light and elegant texture they are perfect year round evening scarves as well. Wearing 'Fantaisies Indiennes' in an asymmetrical wrap (click here for a how-to) with a waterfall necklace in burnt orange (available here)





Teaming a dark coloured wardrobe basis with warm toned accessories has always been an autumn favorite of mine.. here's a throwback to 2014 with a 'Carré en Carré' 90 scarf tied in a criss-cross bow knot with a Grande Classique dark Mother of Pearl scarf ring).



And here's the reason I've been a little behind with emails and comments recently...say hello to Milo!



The De Gournay window below is another image resonating FSH colors... I took this snap on a stroll through Saint Germain in the Rue Saints-Pères. De Gournay is famous for its stunningly beautiful hand-painted wall papers (click here), and is located right opposite the Galeries Ducha, where you find the fabulous restored French paper board games featured in the previous blog post.



The colors of the De Gournay window reminded me so much of this picture from 2014.. wearing the same scarf as above, only in combination with a fox fur collar in mocca (available here). Click here to see the full post.




And here's little Milo in his favorite place! Again wearing the "Carré en Carré' 90 scarf, this time in a rectangular pleated knot with a lacquered shawl ring in orange (available here)



As you can imagine, I can't resist taking pictures of little Milo. Of course he'll take part in the posts occasionally, but since this blog is not about dachshunds, his photos will be mainly on his own Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/milo.the.wiener/





Have a great rest of the week and wonderful remaining autumn everyone.

XX

64 comments:

  1. Love your style challenges always - but Milo is extra adorable! Susan, London

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    1. Thank you Susan! Completely agree ;)

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  2. Beautiful, but of course, my favorite is Milo. Now, if Milo was a cat, he'd be perfect!

    I would like a bag the color of his pelt, though. It's such a lovely rich golden brown. He's just too cute for words. (I hope he didn't shred your jeans, though:)

    Hugs to you and the sweet little guy,
    Jerrine

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    1. I agree--Milo is my fave! I especially like how he fits in with all the autumnal colors! What a great new accessory. I adore the photo MaiTai shared of the 'bijou" Parisian courtyard--what a darling find! I'd never leave it.

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    2. I know, Greta, isn't that a charming little thing. I wouldn't want to leave either. It probably wouldn't fare well in our heat, though, and now . . . our drought!

      Best,
      Jerrine

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    3. Oh Jerrine now you are taling...a bag the color of Milo's pelt. Moi aussi, please! You can tell I'm in love..

      Greta, the courtyard is a stone throw from Marriage & Freres!

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  3. My heart has officially melted into a puddle!! MILO! And..how courteous of him to blend so well with your beautiful Autumn wardrobe! I'll be following along on Instagram! BTW, who got to name him? 😚

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    1. The breeder gave him the name! We decided to keep it because it suits him so well <3

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  4. GORGEOUS!! Every single outfit....and little Millo is too cute, the perfect accessory:)

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment!

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  5. Well,darling, first time I have lightly scrolled past the fashion pairings and zeroed in on the most adorable Doxie,Milo! He goes with all of the Autumn looks,too! Adorbs! I just love how he is tucked into your arm<3 We always had a long haired dachshund when I was growing up...such a delight!
    I certainly do hope he pops up as often as his schedule allows!
    Congrats on the newest member to the family! Perhaps he will even have his own collection pieces, no?
    A wonderful remaining week to you and all of the swans! Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Trudye, a dog collection of clothes and accessories...genius!!

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    2. What a sweet childhood companion your long haired dachshund must have been, darling Trudye!
      Shopping for Milo has been a total delight. There might not be a dog collection, but will share my finds soon (some of which might be of interest to your Bengal beauties)! Mwahs x

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  6. Milo is so cute! And you look so happy with your little puppy! Que du bonheur.
    Mwahs,
    Catherine

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    1. Catherine, now will Newton sit calmly and happily in the crook of your arm? Something tells me that's a non!

      I love him anyway.

      Go rocket cat, go,
      Jerrine

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    2. Que du bonheur describes it so sweetly, dearest Catherine. He brings so much laughter and sunshine, I'm so happy <3

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  7. Dearest MaiTai,
    What a lovely, inspiring and heartwarming post! Thank you for taking time to put together the looks, as always so in tune with seasons, and to showcase how perfectly the M T accessories elevate each look.
    Hello Milo! He is so adorable, and he clearly loves being photographed, you two look very happy. Small animals in particular bring such joy. Looking forward to seeing more of him :-)

    with kindest regards,

    Aneta

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and the sweet welcome for little Milo, my dearest Aneta. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn!

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  8. Dear,
    I have not written the comment here due to a very sad thing that happened in my life. Now, in the middle of the sleepless night, I wanted to say hello to Milo and say how much I appreciate your new family member. Namely, during my difficult of period of life, I have learnt so much about and from the dogs. They are unconditional friends, have sixth sense, they will love you whether behaving good and bad (I do not suspect you will be the best possible Milo's friend) and they have been huge comfort to me. I wish you best of luck and happy days with Milo. So glad for your nice friend.
    Hugs, L.

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    2. Thank you, darling haverfordgal, I do appreciate it. I used to post a lot on this beautiful blog earlier, in a nice period of my life. I still read you and see you have made a true Swan Lake, wish you a lot of enjoyment participating. Hugs, L.

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    3. Dearest L, - thank you so much for the lovely and sweet welcome note for little Milo. I am so very sorry about the hard and difficult time you are facing. I hope that rays of light will come and shine in the darkness, each day a little bit more until you find joy and happiness again. Biggest hugs.

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  9. Milo is captivating and adorable. Have you seen David Hockney's paintings of Dachsens? They are so charming. Love the orange shawl ring and your styling ideas. Those cowboy boots are fabulous by the way. Thanks,
    Tanja

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    1. Love the Hockeney painting! 'Seeing' Dachsens everywhere! Have a wonderful autumn x

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  10. Your blog has just gone to another level of completely amazing with the inclusion of Milo. I think he should certainly feature in your blog- at least the odd cameo appearance. Naturally, he is perfect for all autumn posts given his delightful colouring. Oh, yes, you are going to hear from all the doggy-lovers on this post!!!!!!
    K x

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    1. So thrilled by your sweet comment, dear K! Milo will feature soon again, impossible not too.. I'm so besotted by the little fellow! Have a lovely evening x
      PS. Milo says woof!!

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  11. Milo is adorable and I love de Gournay wall paper.

    Love the non black winter look x

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    1. The wall paper is just beyond stunning, love it too (wouldn't want to imagine Milo's paws on it!) xx

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  12. Thanks for great inspiration.
    However, Milo completely stole your thunder in this post. He is so adorable. I can't get enough of looking at the pictures of him. Congrats!!

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    1. What a lovely comment, thanks so much! Feeling like a proud Mum.. I fear that I'm completely melted away by litte Milo!

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  13. Milo is so adorable! I'm sure most of us would want to see more of him (perhaps modelling a Twilly or two☺️). Thanks for your fabulous blog.

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    1. Thank you dear Kathy! There is always more of him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/milo.the.wiener/) but of course he'll feature here too!

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  14. Milo is adorable! And would look fabulous in a twilly...! :)

    /Bea

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  15. I love the coat in the last photo with Milo. Color is lovely. Who is the designer?
    Milo is adorable!
    Thanks for your great inspiration. My birthday surprise was another of your necklaces, which are a wardrobe staple.
    Fondly,
    Andrea Chicago

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    1. Happy belated birthday, dear Andrea! So happy you love the necklaces, and hope you have fun with the latest addition too. The coat is from a few seasons back, it's by a small French label called Sessun. Good luck on finding a similar one, the color is so nice to wear in the autumn.

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  16. I AM FOLLOWING MILO!
    BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS on YOU!

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    1. Milo says woof and merci! Have a happy Fall!!

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  17. Lovely autumnal post. Milo is super cute - I'm following him on IG 🐶💕

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    1. Thank you DK! Milo is so excited.. he says woof and thank you!

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  18. Of course I love the styling....but MILO! He just steals the scene.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Agree with you on Milo <3

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  19. A very warm welcome to the swan lake, dearest Milo! We are very happy to embrace such a beautiful creature that is dressed according to seasonal colours. But beware, there are some rules you should be following: never, never chew on your new mom's (and our) shoes and handbags (yes, Hermès leathers are the softest you can imagine, and very, very tempting...) and although these scarves smell like your mom, you can't cuddle with them and drag them around. Sorry! Also for that very soft grey blanket...that's already been shared between some of the swans, but we'll see to it that there is a little corner left for you. Oh, and last but not least, you may follow us (say, on IG), but please do not hunt us. Our feathers are very precious and dear to us. That being said, we can't wait to see new accessories pop up in the store (a dog-proof handbag insert maybe? or a french linen dog blanket?) - I'm sure your mom will work something out for you! Congratulations, you picked a great family to live with.
    Furry greetings,
    Katja

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    1. Katja, you are so witty! What a perfect way to welcome Little Milo to our pond!

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    2. Excellent advice, Milo. Are you listening? No chewing and no chasing, okay? As Katja says, we are very particular about our feathers . . . and our accessories. And most of us don't like to run either! Your little legs might be a bit stubby, but I bet you're faster than greased lightning.

      If you're good, we'll try and find you a little Hermès collar, so you can be an official Swan.

      Give your lovely mother a kiss from us - not a sloppy one, though, mind you! No dog spit on the H. scarves, please.

      Puppy hugs,
      Jerrine

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    3. Loved your comment, my dear Katja. You made me smile. A perfect way of writing what sweet Milo mustn't do. Have a lovely weekend, dear. Big hug, Manuela

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    4. You ladies gave me a much-needed laugh! Milo, you listen to these swans, now, and you'll have a very happy life!
      Petting those silky ears,
      Fifi

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    5. Oh dearest Katja, you made me laugh! Your advice is priceless, and I made sure to read it all out to Milo (twice in fact). He's slightly disappointed about the shoes and bags being off limit, but he's happily giving up his corner of the blanket. Soon you'll see why ;)

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  20. Beautiful colours and Milo tones so well with your outfit. He is gorgeous X

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  21. Dearest Mai Tai,

    I'm so happy to see you again on the blog. Love the last picture of you and Milo and the autumnal colours throughout the post.
    Milo is very sweet! ! Welcome to him!
    Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.
    Love, Manuela xx

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    1. Thank you dearest Manuela for the lovely and sweet welcome for my little Milo! Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend ahead! Much love x

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  22. Dear Mai Tai,

    so beautiful pictures and inspirations again, especially loved the Marais courtyard and the one with you and the sunset.
    Deep in my heart I am so romantic :)

    Have to admit, thought I am a slave of a cat person, I felt in love with Milo. Such a cute, smart little thing. How old is he? He has the most beautiful family and the coziest home, I guess. Have fun together.

    Have a good start into the week,
    Rita

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    1. Dear Rita, - I'm a romantic too, probably quite a few of us are <3 Milo is five months old, and as you say, very cute and smart. Quite a handful too! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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  23. I lovelove Milo and it seems very happy in your arms.... And your autumn colours are stunning on you beautiful Mai Tai. And Montpelliers is Provence it means more chear even it has rained very much last days I saw, so these autumn colour suit you perfectly. One day, I come to bring Milo with me for a while and at same time take your long H scarf ... There was nothing here of these long ones. And as not so very well neither, we didnt travel to Cannes etc to see if find one. Amities

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    1. Milo says woof and bonjour, chère Monica! The Autumn colors are at their most stunning at the moment and with the warm weather we had, it's been such a treat to take little Milo on walks through the vines and fields.. Re the long scarf, is it a Maxi Twilly you are looking for? There are a few on h.com. Wishing you the best of luck! Amitiés

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  24. What a lovely autumn post, dear MT! But Milo steals all the focus, how can it be otherwise? He's so cute and looks very alert, intelligent, and ready for trouble! Congratulations, dearest MT -- you are now owned by a dog. Many adventures await you both!
    Much aloha and dog biscuits,
    Fifi

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    1. Milo deservedly steals all the focus, and he's already stolen my heart! He's such a fun and terrific little fellow and I am quite happy to be owned by him ;) Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  25. Dear me, milo is the cutest pup ever! our mini schnauzer is going on 12 years old and is a great comfort to us as empty nesters funny, he only had one chewing episode on only one pair of inexpensive leather shoes, though they were my favorite at the time, and DDs beautiful metronome cover which she unfortunately had left on a low stool within his reach. It must have been his teething stage at four to five months old. Enjoy your previous pup dear and many beautiful walks with him in the days ahead! Xo
    Lanit

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    1. What a good little puppy your mini schnauzer has been, dearest Lanit! Not sure if Milo would behave the same way without supervision! We are not empty nesters yet, but now that DS is sixteen he's more interested in his friends than anything else. Little Milo certainly fills a gap! Happy walks and happy autumn to you too xx

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  26. Bonjour and thank you for the lovely posts - I learned so much from them and they made me discover carrés in particular which I might have otherwise never appreciated the same way. Can I ask you where from is the beautiful black tunic blouse you are wearing? And a big welcome to Milo!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment - so happy you enjoy the posts and that some lead to scarf discoveries! The tunic blouse was a lucky find at Zara last summer. With the festive season around the corner you'll hopefully be able to find something similar,wishing you the best of luck!

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