Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to Pack for a Quick, Dressy Trip? Start with a Scarf...

Her Favorite Artist


Everybody probably has one that they like the most, but this is the one about whom she wrote EVERY English language essay she had to write, all through high school and college.

She has framed posters in her home. She's read the biographies. She even listens to music that was supposed to be the artist's favorite.

And now there's an exhibition.... IN MADRID.

Madame de la Soir silk scarf by Santorus
Madame de la Soir silk scarf by Santorus

She has no vacation time to take. Okay, maybe 2 days...

Madame de la Soir silk scarf by Santorus with style guidelines and color palette

But she has some airline miles to spend...

travel outfit in shades of teal with black

cardigan – LOFT; earrings – Freida Rothman; scarf - Santorus; crossbody bag – Angela Valentine Handbags; watch - Rebecca Minkoff; sleeveless top – Lands’ End; weekend bag – Sole Society; socks – Topshop; shoes – Munro; pants – L.L.Bean

And enough money for a few hotel nights...

tote bag six-pack travel capsule wardrobe in black, silver, teal and hot pink

teal dress – Lands’ End; earrings – Freida Rothman; cardigan – Marks & Spencer; black dress – L.L.Bean; silk tee – Theory; bracelet – Freida Rothman; bag – Thacker New York; hot pink dress – Diane von Furstenberg; floral blouse - Peter Pilotto; silver socks – Dorothy Perkins; silver sleeveless top – Marks & Spencer; lounge shorts – Uniqlo; turquoise sandals - Naot; black sandals – Munro

And enough money for a couple of AMAZING dinners...

9-piece travel capsule wardrobe in black, silver, teal and hot pink

Yes, she's going alone. Nobody else is going to want to spend 2 solid days in 1 museum...

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in teal, hot pink, black and silver

Well okay, she might make it to the other museum, too.

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in teal, hot pink, black and silver

And yes, she'll be tired when she gets home.

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in teal, hot pink, black and silver

But this is once in a lifetime. Unmissable. She would kick herself every day for the rest of her life if she didn't do this...

And we HATE self-kicking, don't we?

love,
Janice

How to Pack for a Quick, Dressy Trip? Start with a Scarf...
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20 comments:

  1. Don't like her clothing choice but agree with her sentiment wholeheartedly!

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    Lizer Pearl

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  2. I have been playing around with these two accent colours. I have a dress that I absolutely love that includes both. But then I purchased a piece of Indonesian silk that includes both in a much more intense way with no negative space to calm down the mix and it continues to sit in my sewing pile.........

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  3. Love the color choices and the story line is fun! Thanks for all you do for us. Cheers!

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    1. .. and a little out of my price range!

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  5. The detail in Santorus scarves is amazing!

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  6. Dazzling. I want to go too.
    Vancouver Barbara

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  7. The extravagant blouse, the on sale Diane von Furstenberg, the cashmere sweater, and the $4 socks all in the same package add so much to the delight of your daily offerings. I have been admiring this scarf since you introduced me to Santorus with a beautiful burgundy scarf. Three or four years ago I splurged on two silk scarves that were almost this expensive and I have worn both of them many times and always receive compliments. So I am going to splurge again and get this scarf which simply is the colors of my wardrobe. Thank you for introducing us to so many things we would not see otherwise, and for stretching our thinking about how to put things together.

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  8. That scarf is amazing. I love all of the bright colors :)

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  9. Hi Janice,
    I'm in London for a few days and find myself thinking "what would Janice say" about what the ladies are wearing. Of course, people are wearing whatever they damn well want to wear but yesterday in Notting Hill I noticed a tribe who looked particularly chic. What were they wearing? A loose fitting black dress, bare legs and natural coloured sandals. Hair was tied/scooped up and sunglasses were on. It sounds simple and looks expensive but I couldn't recreate the look from my own closet. Others tried the formula but didn't quite make it - dress too tight, tights on ( black tights too!), too many bags, too formal a bag! interesting, no?

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    1. thanks for the info! I have several trips coming up and this helps. From what I've seen, natural sandals are the prime accessory for this summer. - nancyo

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  10. Our traveler will fit in very well in Madrid and I picture her with tons of dark curly hair. That's something I do with each of your posts. I picture the woman who would best wear the collection. Her colouring, size, hair, eyes and essence.

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  11. Is this scarf based on the work of an actual artist? if so, who? If so, is there really an exhibition in Madrid? Your stories are so convincing that I truly believe them! I'm tempted by a couple of these items - and it would be great to wear them to a real art exhibition in Madrid!

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    1. The scarf is just a product of the imagination of the geniuses at Santorus - they really are amazing. And I'm sure there's an exhibit there right now, but I have no idea what it would be! But if you are passionate about an artist, you'll follow the news about them, and you'll know the minute an exhibit is planned... I'm glad that the stories are convincing - they just come to me out of nowhere. It's sort of strange, but fun!
      big hugs,
      Janice

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    2. You know that I am just as interested in the identity of this woman's favorite artist as I am in her wardrobe! Did you have a particular artist in mind? love these accent colors - nancyo

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    3. Janice, I've booked a trip to Giverny for when we visit Paris in September. I must look at a couple of Monet's paintings to see if I can build a travel capsule around one of them! Big hugs to my favourite blogger! Sue x

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  12. My favorite dress in the 7th grade was a turquoise/fuchsia plaid "tent dress" - love to see these colors together!

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  13. I want to work for Santorus!!! BTW, just ordered the black weekender - HAD to have it - for a weekender of course :-)

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  14. Loved this story! Very inspiring. Self-kicking should be avoided when at all possible. And that black LL Bean dress - oh wait, I have something similar in the closet already - excellent.

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  15. Amazing scarf. Amazing wardrobe. I'm not one for too much colour but as I read I could so see myself as the heroine, being in her world and feeling so great in those outfits. In fact, I was wearing a dress similar to one of yours for dinner tonight - the black one of course! But with that scarf etc I would have felt pretty wonderful. I was getting there with my turquoise jewellery .but a beautiful scarf would have sealed the deal!

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