Thursday, September 27, 2012

Imaginary Shopping for a Capsule Wardrobe "must-have" color: Winter White

winter white wardrobe additions: scarf, sweater, loafers and a ring
Sweater – Isabel Marant, scarf – Levi’s Made & Crafted, loafers – Cole Haan, ring – Jamie Joseph

twelve-piece black, white, denim and khaki basic wardrobe, 12 piece basic neutral capsule wardrobe, Minimalist Wardrobe, common wardrobe, basic wardrobe, 12-piece wardrobe

2 outfits using winter white with a basic neutral wardrobe

2 outfits using winter white with a basic neutral wardrobe

Not so crazy eights eight piece black core wardrobe

2 outfits from a core black wardrobe accented with winter white

2 outfits from a core black wardrobe accented with winter white
There will be blog posts six days a week while I'm in Paris - everything's all scheduled and ready to go!  (no, I am NOT going to be writing while I'm on vacation...)  You will know everything about my packing approach by the time I'm back in Chicago - at which time I will tell you every detail of our trip...

22 comments:

  1. Have fun on your trip. You are way more organized that I could ever be with your posts, and I'm pretty organized myself.
    Sam

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  2. Have a marvelous, marvelous time! A friend has been posting photos from Paris all week on facebook. Glorious autumn. Based on this post .. glad I didn't consign all of the winter white! Susan

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  3. I hope the sun shines on you every day. Can't wait to hear about all the chic sightings--and, of course, your own minimalist but tres chic travel wardrobe!

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  4. Love this!

    Have a wonderful trip Janice!

    Francesca

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  5. Winter White is one of my favorite colors. You have put together beautiful outfits!

    Enjoy your trip and safe travels!

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  6. Have a wonderful vacation Janice - cannot wait to hear about your adventures and am definitely looking forward to the "packing" posts!!

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  7. I love winter white. I recently found a fabulous winter white dress by Moda International (Victoria's Secret) at the Goodwill shop for $5.00. I searched it online and found that its still being sold on ebay for around $50.00 and originally retailed at $79.00. It's pristine and perfect and has a wonderful cowl and sleeve detail. I wish you were styling it for me!

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  8. A million thanks for your great posts! I am a new reader of your blog and you have me hooked! I have attacked my closet with renewed enthusiasm and with your help have refined and re-defined my style. Love winter white!! Thanks again for your hard work et bonne vacance!!

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  9. Have a wonderful trip! Hope you pick up some great scarves...

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  10. Bon voyage, Janice! Enjoy every moment, and can't wait to see your posts.

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  11. Have a fantastic trip, Janice!

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  12. Wishing you happy travels, and a grand time!

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  13. Common wardrobe:

    Common: ordinary - vulgar - usual - general – coarse
    Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average
    Of no special quality
    of mediocre or inferior quality; second-rate
    Unrefined or coarse in manner; vulgar: Clothing that branded her as common.
    Vulgar describes association with the great mass of people and often connotes lack of refinement, commoners.

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    1. Very good. Now, look up bitter.

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    2. :-))

      I just returned from a short journey packing the 'common wardrobe' with one dressier item needed for an occasion. Everything was carried on board, I looked pretty nice and definetely a lot nicer than what most people travel in these days. Thank you, Janice and enjoy your holiday.

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    3. Have only just seen this post, so I'm not sure if our anonymous friend will see this, however I would like to add a couple of other definitions for common from the Collins English Dictionary:
      - belonging to or shared by members of one or more nations or communities; a common culture
      - widely know or frequently encountered (a common wardrobe, for example)
      Of course, you also have:
      - widely known and notorious; a common nuisance.
      For my part, I just love the way Janice lifts the clothes we all have in our common wardrobes to artistic heights by adding a few brilliant accessories.
      I also love the comments of the 99% of the other very uncommon and lovely friends and followers of this inspired and beautiful blog.
      Elizabeth

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    4. (((Elizabeth)))
      I really feel sad for the commenter who didn't understand what I was trying to do with these outfits. If she ever comes to Chicago, I'd like to meet her, and talk to her and get to know her better. Maybe I could write some things that would address her needs also!

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    5. She sounds like she has a huge chip on her shoulder! It's really nice that you feel for her and want to help her.
      Elizabeth.

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  14. The winter white is a breath of fresh air.
    Have a wonderful trip.

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  15. Oh, winter white. Pile on some pearls. :)
    I am convinced that "rather negative anonymous" must have stumbled upon the blog and wondering what we are all doing. Little does she know... It almost made me laugh. Janice, you are uncommonly kind.

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