Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Packing for a Weekend in the City

So often, you live just a quick train ride from a big city, but you don't make the time to visit! But there's a new exhibit at the big museum that you REALLY want to see, and a new restaurant... So let's cash in a few of those hotel loyalty points, and go downtown for a quick weekend away.

But what to take? How about starting with your favorite shawl, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art? It's a perfect reflection of your preferred color palette of autumn colors, and you know you will want it with you - at least on the train, for drafts, and in the restaurant, too...


scarf - Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop

scarf - Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop

For the trip, break out the saffron cardigan! There's never a bad time to wear it. And a touch of teal on your toes...


Tee shirt – Drumohr, gold hoop earrings – Melinda Maria,  watch – Skagen, trousers – 
pedicure polish – Butter London, backpack – Beara Beara

Since there's a lot of dining involved, a couple of your favorite dresses are good choices. (dressy, but no binding waistlines, just in case the menu overwhelms your good sense!)  All you need are comfy shoes and some pretty jewelry, and they're good to go. (any excuse to wear this wonderful necklace...) The simplicity of ivory separates - again with the striking saffron sweater - will be ideal for your day in the museum.

Even though you're only going to be away from home a couple of days, it's always a good idea to take enough changes of shoes to keep your feet refreshed. Low heels and flat soles don't take up much space at all in your backpack.

Teal dress – People Tree, chrysocolla necklace – Nest, bronze sandals – VC Signature,  
brown bag – Meckela, ivory linen capris – Forte Forte, sleeveless top – Jaeger, mother of pearl
 earrings – Alexis Bittar, gold bracelet – YooLa, ivory flats – Aerin, brown dress – Mango

When you lay everything out on your bed (just to check that you have what you need), you see that you're going to be very well equipped for whatever the city throws at you.



So this is your weekend:



What exhibit are you going to see? Doris Salcedo at the Contemporary? or the Irish, at the Art Institute? or another, in another city?

love,
Janice

Looking Back:





NIC+ZOE

10 comments:

  1. This color palette is gorgeous, and I am way overdue for a long weekend. Alas, it will be a long week at the office, but you gave me some nice inspirations (and aspirations). Thanks!

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  2. The exhibit? 'The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci.' Followed by dinner and the Peking Acrobats at Eastman Kodak Theater. A perfect weekend in Rochester NY. (And I wore teal too.) Great post!

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  3. Oh! that teal is gorgeous. Beautiful wardrobe for a getaway.

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  4. Fantastic colour palette. The orange is unexpected but bright, cheerful and well handled.

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  5. Ok, you have me. I will take everything, thank you. That backpack is very special.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  6. Your choices are fabulous (though autumn colours are not for a summer like me). I'm overdue a visit to the big city (London in my case) and your choices in my palette would be perfect.

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  7. Your choices are fabulous (though autumn colours are not for a summer like me). I'm overdue a visit to the big city (London in my case) and your choices in my palette would be perfect.

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  8. Gorgeous colors and pairings. I love that scarf!!

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  9. Such rich beautiful colours! I feel like I've savoured a weekend break in a wonderful city just reading this lovely post. Karen

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