Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tote Bag Travel Capsule Wardrobe in Camel, Green and Burgundy

I'm back from Italy - we saw nothing of the earthquakes yesterday. Thanks so much for all of your emails and texts checking up on us! 

And for those of us looking for clothes in teal or a GORGEOUS dark maroon (they're calling it fig), check out the November collection at J.Jill....

hugs, Janice
 

I love camel.... I never wear it, because I look like death on a hot day when I try, but it always looks so rich and elegant in a capsule wardrobe...

two classic scarves in camel, green and burgundy

There's at least 1 shade of blue lurking in this scarf, as well as a variety of green hues... and the solid scarf, on the website, is described as "olive." That seems... strange. But it's proof that you have to really search high and low, and in all sorts of odd places, to find things.

I hope you'll notice, through this ensemble, the recurrence of square and angular motifs which echo the grid-like nature of the scarf. I love to look for these little unifying qualities in jewelry, bags, and even pajamas! 

two classic scarves in camel, green and burgundy, and the color scheme based upon the scarves


Meetings...


"You want me to come downtown for a meeting? Sure..."

"WHAT? Over dinner? You do know what time the last trains run, don't you?"


a travel outfit in camel, burgundy and white

"I know that the client would rather see me, but where am I spending the night, if we're going to be wining and dining until the wee hours?"

a Tote Bag Travel plan in camel, burgundy and green
cardigan – Etoile Isabel Marant (sold out); bag – Okhtein; tee – L.L.Bean

2 outfits taken from a Tote Bag Travel plan in Camel, Green and Burgundy

The nicest hotel downtown. Their response was VERY satisfactory...

love,
Janice


A weekend travel capsule wardrobe in a camel, green, and burgundy color palette
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17 comments:

  1. Can I just say how much I adore your whimsical stories? Adore. Let alone the clothes!

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  2. Nice- another great set. I have really enjoyed the way you have taken different colour-ways of these scarves and showcased the possibilities. Thank you.

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  3. Scenarios and clothes both lovely :-)

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  4. I hope the earthquakes haven't affected your travels!

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  5. This series is really showing how an investment quality square earns its place in a wardrobe.

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    1. Exactly... and for many, many years to come. ~ Cornelia

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  6. Glad you are safe & sound. You were my first thought when I heard the news of the earthquake this morning!


    I love a nice, rich wine with camel. So elegant.

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  7. Janice,
    Welcome home ! So glad that you are safe ! I, too, have been traveling the past 10 days sans iPad, so I have had much catching up to do ! I thought of you every morning as I got dressed, however, in my outfit of the day, using khaki and olive green , and rust brown as my neutrals, and mustard as my accent color, along with an off white top.. Easy peasy mix and match with a scarf or two, jewelry, and a few patterned pieces. Many more outfits were possible than what I wore, but it was fun to know that I had that availability. I did wear all of the pieces that I took, and most were worn more than once, with most pants worn 3 times each ( I took four pairs ). We were on the road most of the time, so laundry wasn't a possibility. Temps varies from 80 down to 39 degrees, and so a variety of sleeve lengths was called for. What made it all work was having enough pieces in each color to keep trading off within a variety of color schemes.

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  8. Each post in this Tote Bag Travel is like a little gem. It makes me want to go somewhere for one night, and bring my most coordinating nightclothes along! I'm with you - camel, and tans also, make me look positively deceased, but I do wear them in slacks and skirts because they look so great with my black, charcoal, and navy pieces. (also, J Jill has hit it out of the park with this season's collection, imo.) - nancyo

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  9. I look awful in camel too... I just imagine this in gray, with a blueish teal instead of that green... and viola. LOVE that "fig" color at J. Jill....

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  10. Wellcome back, dear Janice! Thank you for leaving us these adorable treats, those were delicious 2 weeks.
    Please add recent starting from scratch articles under starting from scratch tab. I will be returning to them many times.
    Sania

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    1. I added them - thanks for the reminder. And it was my pleasure to provide little treats for my absence; I love "Tote Bag Travel!"
      hugs,
      Janice

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  11. Welcome back!! Your photos on Instagram are very evocative. You seemed to have excellent weather.
    I wonder how long it took you to find the perfect purse for this combo.
    Deb from Vancouver

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    1. Actually, it sort of fell on top of me as soon as I remembered that I should look at Wolf & Badger. They ALWAYS seem to have just the right "off the beaten path" accessory...

      And yes, our vacation was just about perfect! But 2 weeks alone with my Belovedest is always going to be perfect...

      hugs,
      Janice

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  12. Welcome back! These tote bag stories have been fabulous! The clothes too! : ) The dress in this post is so pretty! I love camel as a neutral. It looks so good with so many other colors. That little gold bag is swoon worthy!

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  13. So glad that you and Beloved are home safe… I was a little bit concerned.. And for what it's worth, I miss your home button here at the Vivienne Files because I spend a lot of time in your archives I can't figure out how to get back to your newest post on my iPad. Sometimes if I touch your banner it works, sometimes it does not.

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