Thursday, June 28, 2012

Packing for Ireland...

Over at my favorite other blog - A Femme d'un Certain Age.


If there's anything I know about, it's how to dress in Ireland!  If you're going next week, you'll want to lighten this assortment up a little bit.  But if you're going to be in Ireland in the autumn, which is UTTERLY beautiful, expect sunshine, rain, wind, and to be cold most of the time...


On a different note - does anybody have a favorite scarf, piece of jewelry, garment, etc. around which you would like to see some outfits suggested?


Or, how about a favorite painting???


Post a comment, or send an email to theviviennefiles@gmail.com.

25 comments:

  1. I'd like to see "packing" for the dog days in Chicago! It's going to be 100 degrees today and scarves just aren't possible except inside with a/c. It's more of a challenge looking good in hot weather than in cool.

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  2. I'm actually wearing a scarf today - I've got it tied in a sort of necklace thing. (see Mai Tai's Picture Book for a better explanation).

    And I would NEVER do packing for this kind of weather, because no sane person would ever travel to experience this!

    but you're right, hot weather in a challenge, and I'm not very good at it either...

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    1. LOL, I'm headed your way soon. My solution is lots of sleeveless dresses that I can belt loosely in the heat plus two cardigans for the freezing air-conditioning. Between school and work schedules, some of us don't have much choice of when to travel to see Grandma!

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  3. I really enjoy your blog. I would love capsule wardrobe items using black pants with aqua, teal and/or blue tops and possible other accent colors. I use this for everyday and travel. Also suggestions for your favorite travel luggage - carryon and checked. Suggestions for summer dressing in the heat and humidity of the south. Looking forward to all your future posts. Good luck in your new job.
    marywyatt

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  4. I just looked at your travel wardrobe "Packing for Ireland." I love it - all my favorite colors. Would you expand this on your site, into a full wardrobe using the French Chic or Crazy Eights formula?

    Thanks.

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  5. Seconding Anon #1...I love those colors and it seems like the heat is a challenge for all of us. Is Chicago humid like the south in the summer? It can feel like a steam room!

    What I would fine useful is some education on fabric. The assumption is that linen breathes the best, and I have some linen tops where that's true, but my linen black pants experience doesn't seem to agree with that. Is there any material you've found to be more comfortable in the heat? Any specific pants? Is seasonless wool a marketing joke?

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  6. Seasonless wool is NOT a marketing joke - men wear wool suits all year, and Bedouins in the desert wear wool too. It's very absorbent, breathable, and can be quite lightweight.

    That said, it's also terribly hard to find!

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  7. I live in Miami, so I would love a capsule wardrobe thats suitable for the heat and humidity. I love Flax but need help with accessories.

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  8. I totally agree with you, Janice!

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  9. How about an outfit (or more) using the Elsa Peretti for Tiffany navy lacquered bangle?

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  10. How about outfits with a vintage vibe: 40's war era or 50's mad men. Mixing vintage finds from etsy with new clothes.

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  11. I love to see your blog lots of effort on this blog thanks for sharing God bless u

    USMLE STEP 2

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  12. I would love to see outfits based around this scarf here:
    http://shop.wearegoodandco.com/product/paris-by-night

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  13. I have a necklace that I wish I wore more often. It looks like this: https://ny-image0.etsy.com/000/0/5235880/il_570xN.240041028.jpg and came from this etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/3dots I would love to see some ideas for how I can wear it with different necklines.

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  14. what about a non-jeans outfit for cowboy boots? I bought these in Dallas last year: http://www.bootcity.com/images/products/RSCRLarge_A2501.jpg. The color is called "iced red." The color in this picture is true.

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  15. I'd love to see what you do with this scarf: http://pinterest.com/pin/14144186300105960/. I have it and I tend to mostly wear it with black and one other pop of color, but I know I could be doing more with navy blue, gray, and denim. Thank you!

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  16. Hi Janice,

    I would love to see how you would plan a fall/winter wardrobe for a temperate climate ( Vancouver) type around this scarf
    http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty/CASHMERE-SCARVES/Camouflage-Skull-Print-Scarf-Alexander-McQueen/71750. A casual/ retired but funky elegant!!
    I am so sold on your thinking, I planned my spring/summer wardrobe using your ideas and concepts and have so many combinations, I almost need to change clothes twice a day!! plus I am combining colours in much more interesting ways. I bought the cole haan loafers you had reccommended for my travel wardrobe and they are perfect, very comfortable but still funky.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  17. Thanks for all your wonderful posts!! This is such a great blog!!! What about outfits around these AGL fuscia wedges?
    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=attilio+giusti+leombruni+fuscia+wedge&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=650&tbm=isch&tbnid=Ix1U0wk_5keZtM:&imgrefurl=http://blog.tinatang.com/2010_06_01_archive.html&docid=xvoE64Y4fW44RM&imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GvYcCtGbrAQ/TBbs5KYhegI/AAAAAAAAA5I/HroSdxaFpHE/s1600/attilio.jpg&w=600&h=616&ei=-SvtT6fCHYjmqgH1wJSOAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=368&vpy=278&dur=1257&hovh=227&hovw=222&tx=109&ty=110&sig=104214843353466793240&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=136&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:86

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  18. Hi, I too would like to see a post about travelling in the heat and humidity, what fabrics are best?
    Janey

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  19. Janice, I'm working through paring down and refining the fall/winter wardrobe. Unfortunately, I am in love with the Parures de Maharajas in green from Hermes. I'm thinking about the work wardrobe -- University professor, but tend to wear more formal clothing, because I teach in a college of business. I have a strong preference for sheath dresses and pencil skirts. And, autumn colors (even in summer) are my preference. And, I travel a lot (next big trip to teach in NOrmandy in January). I would love, love, love your help with a capsule!!! Thank you! Susan (in Minneapolis).

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    1. Is that the moss green version, with rust and yellow accents? Let me know - I'd love to work with that scarf to suggest some outfits...

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    2. That is the one! Oh!!! Thank you! Of course, it will just increase my desire for that scarf (would be my first).

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    3. Janice, I have a leather jacket I got last year --- have been trying to integrate the polyvore photo here, but can't. It is the Classiques Entier 'Lamb Moss' Leather Jacket. I would love it if you could incorporate it as anchor piece, too. Thanks, again! Susan

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  20. I love Monet's Impression, Sunrise (as seen here: http://neiu.edu/~wzaremba/impr.html), but many of the lovely impressionist paintings do variations on a theme in different color schemes (I'm reminded of the Rouen Cathedral series), and these kind of remind me of the different colorways of your favorite scarves!

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  21. Thank you so much for all that you've done here on your blog. You've transformed the way I shop which is perfect timing 10 months post partum. After 3 pregnancies I needed a new wardrobe and your advice has made it infinitely more functional and fun. I'd love to see inspiration you'd get from "Water Dreaming" by Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri.

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