Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Can You Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe Around a Piece of Jewelry?

I'm thinking that these kinds of posts could be known as "Wildly-Extravagant Wednesday..."

A Ridiculous Business Trip


She loved the ring from the moment she saw it, and now she wears it every day...

rose quartz, aqua chalcedony and labradorite ring set in gold by Ottoman Hands
Rose Quartz, Aqua Chalcedony & Labradorite Ring - Ottoman Hands

So when they told her that she had to fly to headquarters on Friday JUST TO DELIVER A FOLDER... she decided that she was going to stay through the weekend and go all-out. See an opera, do some serious dining, and people-watch...

Rose Quartz, aqua chalcedony and labradorite ring from Ottoman Hands
Rose Quartz, Aqua Chalcedony & Labradorite Ring - Ottoman Hands

She's got to go straight to the office when she lands, so she's going to fly in "grown-up" clothes. The flight's not all that long, so this will be fine - not a lot different from sitting at her desk for the morning. (except she doesn't have to do anything any more taxing than play Solitare of her phone...)

business travel outfit in navy and pink

earrings – Juith Ripka; cardigan – Acne Studios; scarf – Etro; watch - Rosefield; ring – Ottoman Hands; dress – Polo Ralph Lauren; briefcase – Brooks Brothers; shoulder bag – Catherine &Jean; pumps – Louise et Cie; suitcase – Rimowa

Maybe she's packing more than she needs if she's coming back Sunday evening. She doesn't care. And yes, she's packing a LOT of jewelry. She wants to; it's just that simple! She's going to get dressed UP this weekend...

Six-Pack in navy, aqua chalcedony and labradorite blue

green cardigan – Cruciani; labradorite earrings – Margaret Elizabeth; rose quartz necklace - Meira T; green scarf – Armani Collezioni; green earrings – Mahavir; navy silk tee – Polo Ralph Lauren; navy floral tee – Dorothy Perkins; bracelet – Chanel; ring - Argento Vivo; clutch bag – From St Xavier; navy silk pants – J.Crew; necklace – Alexis Bittar; pleated skirt - Jil Sander Navy; blue sweater – N.Peal; blue & white scarf – Rag &Bone; ballet flats – Me Too; navy loafers – The Row

She loves the elegance of her little travel capsule wardrobe!

8-piece travel capsule wardrobe in navy, aqua chalcedony and labradorite blue

2 outfits from a navy, green, pink and blue business travel capsule wardrobe

2 outfits from a navy, green, pink and blue business travel capsule wardrobe

2 outfits from a navy, green, pink and blue business travel capsule wardrobe

If her employers want to waste money sending someone to a different time zone just to do something that FedEx would do for 5% of the cost, who is she to complain?

love,
Janice

Can You Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe Around a Piece of Jewelry?
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18 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Start with art, scarves and jewelry. Inspiration is everywhere!

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  2. I'm with our girl. I'll take a free trip to (anywhere) Denver! Beautiful capsule. Wonderful post, as always.

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  3. "Wildly Extravagant Wednesday" sounds like something wonderful to look forward to!
    This is such a pretty, feminine, yet elegant wardrobe - love it!

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  4. Too dressy for my life but such beautiful colors. :)

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    1. It's too dress for most of us! Imagine substituting dark-wash jeans...
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. Yes, i will take the jeans please lol :)

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  5. My first reaction to seeing the in transit outfit was "ooh". So pretty. So sophisticated. So comfy. I think I want to be this woman for a day! Actually, the whole weekend!

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  6. I love this story! The whole idea just makes me smile.

    P.S. I went to a farmer's market last weekend and saw all these women with their boho maxi skirts just trailing all over the ground ... shudder ... and thought of you, Janice!

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  7. Yes, what a great idea to have wildly extravagant Wednesday. I have always ( since I was 16) deliberately gone into very expensive stores to savour the clothes and accessories. I find it has helped me with my sewing and bargain hunting. This is really great because you have such a mix of high and low. That Chanel bracelet is a ridiculous price...branding certainly promotes silliness sometimes.

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    1. I agree with Deb! I love the mix of high and low items and that I've "saved money" not coveting that Chanel bracelet either :) Thanks for the fun post (as always!)

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  8. Something tells me that this lady is flying at the front of the plane! Christine

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  9. I would love to see a wildly extravagant Wednesday too. LL Bean and Lands' End have great values over the full range of sizes, so I understand why they appear so often. But let's go up a price point or two once in a while, at least in our dreams.

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  10. Love these colors and the story. I have a question about scarves though. Perhaps you've seen the temperatures in the southwestern US recently? 117 degrees today for example. Is it possible to pull together a wardrobe without scarves?

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  11. Like our heroine, I'm not one to turn down the opportunity for a trip, either! What a ring! These colors are where my wardrobe is moving, although with a far more casual vibe. Now to figure out what to pack for Arizona. In July. Sometimes we have no control over trip timing...

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  12. That Etro scarf is so perfect for this wardrobe! - nancyo

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  13. Jewelry is the only thing that can make my wardrobe complete. Summer dresses, shoes, high heels, denim pants all are the part of this wardrobe and The Hawaiian koa wood earrings are plenty enough to make it complete.

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