Repeat Performance - une femme d'un certain âge

Repeat Performance

vintage silk scarf, knit jacket, skinny jeans, Michael Kors watch

I’ve shown all of these pieces before in various combinations. This is my version of a Monday-morning-grab-and-go work uniform. I can change up the look just by switching out the scarf, shoes and accessories.

Repeat 2

I think the scarf adds a nice bit of fall color. It’s a vintage Liberty of London silk scarf, inherited from my grandmother. I’d guess it’s probably 50 years old now at least. I’m careful with it, but I know my grandmother would have wanted me to wear and enjoy it, as she’s the one quoted on my sidebar as saying “There’s no point in having nice things if you don’t use them.”

patent pumps, kitten heels

What are some of your “nice things” that you make a point of using or enjoying?

Linking up with Citizen Rosebud’s “Shoe Shine” here.

Jacket: Eileen Fisher, sort of similar  / Tanks (layered): Eileen Fisher here and here / Jeans: Eileen Fisher, here / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, hereWatch: Michael Kors, hereEarrings: Alexis Bittar, similar / Scarf: Vintage Liberty of London, inherited. More Liberty of London scarves here.


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  1. October 9, 2013 / 3:55 am

    I need to follow her advice, I’m an awful one for keeping things for good and when I do eventually get them out they have usually gone out of fashion.

  2. October 9, 2013 / 5:03 am

    Your grandmother was wise – I too tend to save my “good” stuff. For when, I am not sure! Love this get up and go look, and the vintage scarf is simple perfection.

  3. travelingchristi
    October 9, 2013 / 5:16 am

    Grandmere was very wise. I try to use everything! Dressy items get infrequent wearings but I wear my wedding pearls and Hermes scarves all the time. I buy items that I love, that are of good quality and use them daily! Nothing is too good to use!

  4. Marg
    October 9, 2013 / 6:33 am

    Perfectly dressed for the day, and chic as well. Vintage Liberty adds the finishing touch. Love it, Femme. Honestly, your closet and wardrobe choices are so similar to mine it’s amazing. Thanks again for your wonderful blog.

  5. October 9, 2013 / 7:01 am

    I love that scarf, and I’m always happy when you include it in an outfit — instant chic!

  6. Cornelia
    October 9, 2013 / 7:11 am

    Lovely scarf. I am getting much better at using the good stuff. Mainly because I have learned not to buy clothing anymore that I never wear and use that money for the good stuff instead.

  7. October 9, 2013 / 8:43 am

    That scarf is beautiful. It’s a good look! I just got a couple of EF silk tanks on sale this weekend!

  8. Kris
    October 9, 2013 / 8:43 am

    Are yours the skinny jeans? I am looking for a pair to wear with a tunic length, cotton knit tee. At first, I considered taking my knit jeans to be tapered, but then thought better of the idea. I think skinny, ankle length pants look the best with tunic length tops.

    • une femme
      October 9, 2013 / 8:47 am

      Hi Kris, yes they’re the organic cotton skinny jeans. They are SO comfortable!

  9. October 9, 2013 / 9:17 am

    There is nothing like a great scarf and this one is just wonderful…love the vintage story behind it. I also really like the jeans and shoes…this look is your signature…love it!

  10. October 9, 2013 / 9:31 am

    This is very chic. Gold and black is really luxe looking….very Hermes advert look you’ve got here.

  11. Kathleen
    October 9, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Perfect outfit: polished yet full of ease. I have two of my mother’s Dalton cashmere sweaters circa 1960. One is aqua, the other winter white, cropped, crew neck 3/4 sleeves, and each is beautifully embellished. They fit me perfectly and whenever I wear them, usually for a special occasion, I feel my mother’s presence, her exquisite taste and her love, (she’s 95) stronger than ever.

  12. October 9, 2013 / 10:15 am

    I tend to preserve nice things to a limited extent, but to plead guilty of the same offence. I’ve also come to realize that there’s no point in having something if you cannot put it to good use.
    Love the Mustard accents in your outfit, and the shoes are just the perfect height!

  13. October 9, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    That is a beautiful scarf, and looks wonderful on you with the black clothes.

  14. Duchesse
    October 9, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    One of my favouirte-ever of your ensembles. Also, your pale blonde hair is a beautiful contrast.
    (I use all ‘the good stuff’ after divesting everything else in our move 2 years ago.)

  15. October 9, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    I need to pay more attention to these classic looks – mix and match, easy decisions, perfect silhouette every time. I always get swayed by things that look interesting, but then they don’t feel right for work, or for me. Your outfits are always uncomplicated, flattering to you, and timeless – like that wonderful scarf!

  16. Jill
    October 10, 2013 / 5:36 am

    That scarf is amazing and you are so lucky to own it! I bought a pre-loved Hermes 90cm scarf and I have noticed that because I am the second owner I tend it wear it so much more than the one I bought from the boutique, which I treat too tenderly. Thanks for the reminder that I need to bust out the good stuff, and often.

  17. October 11, 2013 / 11:53 am

    Those shoe are so Audrey! As in Hepburn, as in Hep, Hep- Hurray! Love the ppointy toes, the kitten heels and the stellar shine! You are a star.

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