Friday, January 27, 2017

How to Pack for a Long Weekend by Starting with Art: Le Rêve by Puvis de Chavannnes

I saw this when I was in Paris in December; it's stunning...

Le Reve by Puvis de Chavannes
Le Rêve by Puvis de Chavannnes

Finally, Her Work is "Trendy"

Le Reve by Puvis de Chavannes with style guidelines and color palette

She's spent her entire career studying ways to forecast how many hours of sunshine there will be in any location, on any day in the near future. It's weather related, of course....

blue and grey travel outfit

But now that everybody is finally concerned with solar energy, her work is a "big deal..."

A travel capsule wardrobe in a blue a grey color pallet for a weekend business trip

So she goes to all of the conferences, does the presentations, attends the dinners, shakes the hands, answers the questions...

A travel capsule wardrobe in a blue a grey color pallet for a weekend business trip

She's got the packing down to a science....

A travel capsule wardrobe in a blue a grey color pallet for a weekend business trip

But she really only got into this line of work because she loves to look up at the sky, and dream... The rest is simply a way to justify gazing upward for hours at a time.

How to pack a  travel capsule wardrobe in a blue a grey color pallet for a weekend business trip
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  1. I love the blue and taupe.
    Re your story: I recently interviewed several companies that do precisely this. Fascinating. Some specialize in solar; others in wind or geothermal....

  2. This is such a beautiful shade of blue and it looks really stunning with the grey.

  3. I love the blue and grey! So pretty together. :)

  4. Just beautiful. Such a subtle and interesting color story.

  5. Gosh, Janice this is lovely. Both the story and the wardrobe! I think this is my favorite wardrobe--both the pieces and the color combinations--of yours ever! Makes me want to gaze at the sky.... Makes me feel aaaaahhhhhhhh. :-)

  6. I've never thought of putting grey and taupe together, but, why not? Love the blue and taupe - another new idea for me! Thanks!

  7. I love this palette...I could wear the clothing too!
    Love the shade of blue as it looks good with my salt and pepper hair colour!

  8. I wanted to crawl into this wardrobe and live there. Thank you so much. I agree with Kathy Chandler: It's my favorite ever.

  9. Excellent connections between the painting, the story and the capsule. I'm another salt-and-pepper lady for whom these colours feel like home. And how much nicer to be daydreaming out of doors than doing complex data-analysis in a poky office. I'm seeing similar colours in the still, summery, morning sky from my window. Inspiration for the day!
    Robyn in Tasmania

  10. I loved this grouping, I always need a grey dress, though I probably would not have gone with the revealing back for a conference presentation.

  11. Lovely color pairing. And oh, that dress! Clicking on the image link revealed the most amazing styling in the back.

  12. Dear Janice,

    I have been reading your blog for sometime already, but this is the first time I have a question about travel wardrobe.
    Next week I am going to Saint Petersburg (Russia, not Florida) for (less than) 3 days and I really want to minimize the amount of clothing. The problem is that at least 2 out of 3 evenings we are going to the theatre, this is the main goal of our trip. The rest is probably museums, the weather in Spb in February is not encouraging for walking over the city. And definitely some restaurants. I do not think that the theatre we are going requires excessive dressing up, it is quite democratic, but still I will feel myself very uncomfortable wearing jeans. My choice varies from quite substantial luggage, which is ridiculous, to going in black jeans, black cashmere sweater and taking with me grey cords and cashmere sweater dress, which is probably not enough.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance,