Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

This looks pretty familiar, weather-wise...

Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer
Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

"You're Going WHERE for the Weekend?"


Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

"The farm... you know that I've kept the house cleaned up so it's habitable..."

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

"Yes, but it will be FREEZING cold, and there's absolutely nothing out there to do..."

She hesitates.... these don't sound like big problems! 

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

"I'll dress warmly. I know that the tenant has at least a couple of cords of firewood there for me; I talked to him over Christmas..." 

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

"Well, if you're sure...."

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

She's very sure. She wants a fire, and some books, and some peace and quiet, and a chance to see the night sky without a million street lights....

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer

When she returns to work, she's just going to tell them that it was a "star-studded weekend," and let them draw their own conclusions...

love,
Janice

A winter travel capsule wardrobe inspired by Winter Scene in Moonlight by Henry Farrer
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23 comments:

  1. Perfect! A farm, cables, chambray, corduroy, a fire, books and hot drinks.

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  2. That landscape is lovely! I love the way you introduce us to artists with whom we may not be familiar. The art, the story, and the wardrobe are wonderful. Since we already live in the country, I think I may just take a similar "staycation" this weekend - we are supposed to get a bit of snow on Saturday, a rare occurrence here. Time to dig out my chunky cable knit sweater!

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  3. I agree with Cee Pluse--thank you for pointing out these artworks and artists!
    Your collection reminds me that I rarely wear skirts anymore. A phase, I think. However, for a cold/cozy weekend, I do like a gigantic sweater tunic/dress and thick leggings. As comfortable as pajamas but classy.

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  4. Sounds pretty perfect to me. Warm and cozy!

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  5. Nice inspirations here for a chilly work day.

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  6. I love these clothes but would not pack a skirt for a freezing cold weekend, if you know a secret to being warm in a skirt please share! I don't see any long underwear or fleece-lined leggings packed...

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    1. Agreed. She needs fleece lined tights to wear with the skirt.

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    2. Or smartwool tights, http://www.smartwool.com/shop/women-socks-tights. As a Wisconsinite, I find wool warmer than fleece. Can't get through a winter without it.

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  7. LLBean long silk underwear - very light and it keeps you warm all winter long

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  8. Love the artwork, the scenario, and the clothes! A crackling fire, a pot of tea, and a pile of books - sounds like heaven to me!

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  9. Sign me up! Sounds like heaven!No cell service, right?

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  10. Love this! I'm soon taking a similar trip from a bit winters place to a much colder region where I will spend 10 or so days with my daughter taking care of little grand daughters while my daughter delivers her new one and recovers. All casual and warm clothes. I'm so grateful, Janice, for my coordinated minimalist wardrobe. I only needed to purchase two turtlenecks to wear under sweaters for extra warmth. And the best part., everything I take will fit a whatever's clean wardrobe! Thank you, thank you,Janice for your guidance and amazingly consistent inspiration. Janice Collins, Washington DC

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    1. Congratulations in advance ! I echo your appreciation of Janice's wardrobe guidance and inspiration ! I amazed at how little I now pack in contrast to the way I used to do it , thanks to Janice's posts !

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    2. If you are looking for turtlenecks for extra warmth, be sure to check out the Uniqlo Heatech line--the color selection is limited, but they are very comfortable and silky, and function as long underwear to boot. The turtleneck is more of a mock-style, so I find I can wear a scarf with it and feel very put together, warm, but not look like I'm a sausage (if that makes sense). They pack down to nothing (unlike cotton). Janice (not you, lol) has mentioned them before for their heat properties, and it's all true--I've become a big fan of the line.
      --Mary

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    3. Thank you MCY, I will look at the Uniglo site. I like the mock style a lot. I have a very warm alpaca sweater that was a gift that needs something under as I'm a bit allergic to wool :(( T-necks can be very dressy with the right accessories. Thank you for your kind suggestion.

      And Shrebee, thanks for the agreement and congrats. Janice here is so amazing. I'm so grateful to her!
      Janice Collins, Washington, DC

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  11. Yay for the Joan of Arctic boots! Got mine the first year they came out and still adore them. Wearing the old liners as slippers this morning since it is -2ºF at our place.

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  12. I love the transit clothes, especially. It's cold, here, now, and that outfit looks so warm and cozy.

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  13. Oh, blech, my phone ate my comment :(
    I love the style and colors of this capsule - the blue and black are so appealing to me right now. I would have to adapt this to avoid the beige near my face, but it's a great inspiration. Reading in front of a fire is pretty inspirational too! - nancyo

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  14. Janice, everything about this is marvelous. The artwork, the summary, the story, everything. Thank you for doing a casual capsule!

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    1. Actually, would you consider building a whole capsule wardrobe like this, not just a travel weekend? I too would have to swap grey for beige, but that's easy enough.

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  15. Chiming in late here, but I love this. Subtle colors, warm and casual. - Lily

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  16. I love this series. You always pick beautiful paintings I've never seen before! And the capsules are always beautiful too!

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