Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Back from Paris

and my circadian rhythms have NO rhythm. You'd think I would figure out jet lag....

More very soon, when I've had some sleep. It was a WONDERFUL trip. If you're thinking about going to Paris, do it!

love,
Janice



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  1. Janice,
    Welcome home ! Can't wait to read all about it --- after you've gotten a bunch of sleep ! Sweet dreams -- of trip memories !

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  3. Oops, it looks like I'm the one who needs sleep, sorry for the double post !

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  4. I've never gotten used to jet lag. The only thing good I can say for it is that it's usually in a good cause. Have a good night's sleep. Look forward to hearing about your trip. My husband was ready to jump on the next plane to Paris after 11/13. Family and friends await. We'll probably be popping over soon.

    Pleasant dreams, Janice.

    Cheers, M-T

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  5. Glad you've returned and now I hope you get a restful sleep so that you can tell us the glorious details. Sweet dreams.

    mary mcm

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  6. Nothing like a good long sleep in your own bed to recoup from the flight. Welcome back.

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  7. Really sorry but I need some help and guidance.........I am fairly new to this blog.....love it and find it fascinating. But......I in in the swing of a 333 wardrobe.....have all my items and been wearing them for about 6 weeks and think it is great....after a few tweaks. having read a great deal of the old blogs I do not know what way to go moving forward. Have started to think about the next 3 months and want to start looking when the new stock comes in, in the New Year. Do I go for 2 lots of 4x4 wardrobes, 1 for work and 1 for weekends, do I start with a common wardrobe and build on it or do I go for another project 333? So confused!!!! What do you other ladies do?

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  8. Kayos,
    Since you seem to be satisfied with your 333 wardrobe, could you add a favorite accent color or another neutral to your existing pieces, but in warmer weights for winter? There is no one right method for wardrobe selections. It depends upon your lifestyle, your climate, your budget, your level of how many or few clothes it takes to satisfy your needs. Since you are employed, you probably don't need as many weekend clothes as you do for work. Can you continue to use a lot of your existing pieces, but making them into a new 333 by adding a Whatever's Clean 13, or creating a 4x4 using existing pieces and adding whatever is missing in that format in Winter weight clothes, if that fits your climate. The whole point of the various formats that Janice offers is to individualize it for your personal life. Sometimes it means making a few mistakes until you're comfortable with what kind of wardrobe you find satisfying. Happy choosing to you !

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    1. I live in a 4 season region, and I've noticed that I tend to use different "methods" for different seasons. Our autumns and springs are short, so I use a small not-so-crazy eight method. Winters are long, so it's more of a 333. Summers are for fun (despite the fact that I work), so I go for a whatever's clean method. Like Shrebee says, it's all about what works for YOU.

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    2. Virginia,
      I live in a sort-of 4 seasons too, although Winter can linger into Spring some years. I really like your Not So Crazy Eights method for the iffy Spring and Autumn times, using brown as my core as I am a " Warm, Soft Autumn" in coloring. I love color, so I add 3-4 accent colors for each of Spring and Fall, although those colors are different from one another in each of those two seasons. I also like the 4x4 method for those two seasons using brown as my first neutral and either tan or taupe for my second neutral , with 2-3 accent colors, including a striped top or shirt and a patterned one, plus solids to use as a background for my scarves or necklaces. And always a top of some kind in off white. I also like a cardigan in each color and neutral because I'm always cold. In warmer weather I use shirts in various colors and textures as my toppers.

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  9. I really enjoyed your Instagram photos! I felt transported. Even under grey skies, Paris is wonderful. Hopefully, jet lag will resolve and you'll be refreshed and rested soon!

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  10. Bon retour! I followed your travels vicariously on Instagram. Paris, je t'aime!

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  11. Your away posts and instagram photos were such a pleasure. Thanks. Welcome home!

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  12. Thank you for sharing all those fabulous images of Paris...I loved living through you vicariously!
    Welcome back and sweet slumber...

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  13. Kayos, As far as this blog goes, I'd start by reading the Starting From Scratch posts first.
    Then I would decide whether or not to continue with my current colors. Are both of my neutrals actually working with each other & for me? Are my accent colors being worn with both neutrals? Am I happy with what I choose last time?
    Can you add a deeper tone of your accent colors for colder weather or a lighter tone for warmer weather?
    Keep what is currently working for you & build up from there. You don't need to start over every time.

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