Monday, September 25, 2017

How to Pack a Foolproof Business Travel Capsule Wardrobe? Start with a Ted Baker Mirrored Minerals Scarf!


There are so many beautiful new scarves this fall; I'm enjoying sharing them with you and using them to start travel wardrobes...

Mirrored Minerals square silk scarf by Ted Baker London
square silk scarf - Ted Baker London

If you love this fabric and print, but aren't crazy about a square scarf, this is also available in a cape scarf, a dress with a grey bodice and print skirt, a small skinny scarf, a larger rectangular scarf, AND a full-length skirt. Which could be absolutely amazing for formal-wear... Never let it be said that you don't have a few options!

Mirrored Minerals square silk scarf by Ted Baker London with style guidelines and color palette
square silk scarf - Ted Baker London

Yes, I know that the background on this scarf isn't really a single true shade of grey, but there's realistically no way that you're going to be able to match the subtle variations of color here. Best choose something that blends perfectly and build from there...

I Think She's Gone Soft on Us...


"I mean, she did a great job with the server farm - got right in the door and down to work... but did you notice that she was wearing earrings???"

travel outfit in charcoal grey and soft teal for cool weather
watch – Olivia Burton; cardigan– L.L.Bean; chalcedony earrings - Azuni London; square silk scarf - Ted Baker London; tee – Banana Republic; briefcase – Incase Designs; boots – Sarto by Franco Sarto; jeans – Current/Elliott; backpack – Briggs & Riley

"She wore earrings EVERY DAY she was here. But if it's any consolation, I know that she bought her briefcase in the men's department... but she tied a scarf to it one day - I was shocked..."

business travel six-pack in charcoal grey, pink and white for cool weather
grey cardigan – L.L.Bean; caged crystal earrings – Flora Maria; pink cardigan – Banana Republic; pink earrings – Edge of Ember; striped shirt – Lands’ End; butterfly scarf – Valentino Garavani; white tee – L.L.Bean; clutch – Coach; pants – J.Crew; skirt – J.Crew; black flats – Ecco; blue flats – Kristin Cavallari

"You're going to think I'm crazy, but I could have sworn that her watch had flowers on it. Flowers!"

a three by three business travel capsule wardrobe in charcoal grey, white, soft teal and pink

"Well, when she wore a skirt to the managers' meeting, AND a pink sweater, I figured that they'd just kick her out because she'd lost her mind. I mean, that's not the way she does things..."

The 3 by 3 view of a business travel wardrobe in charcoal grey, soft teal, pink and white

showing 27 possible combinations of a 3 by 3 business travel capsule wardrobe

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourself, because it IS the way she does things, now that she's the new manager of your department...

love,
Janice

How to Pack a Foolproof Business Travel Capsule Wardrobe? Start with a Ted Baker Mirrored Minerals Scarf!
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16 comments:

  1. Please tell me you're writing a collection of short stories about these characters. It would be an illustrated book, of course.

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  2. This is absolutely stunning. Once again.

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  3. Thank you, Janice. I bought a Ted Baker scarf last week in New York City. Since I already have the LLBean cardigan from last year, I'm good to go! The cumulative effect of reading your blog for several years is that I need to buy very little.

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  4. Janice,
    I love, love, love how you have illustrated the possible number of outfits from these nine pieces ! The vertical columns are each determined by the 3 different bottoms, and within each column each of the three toppers is grouped with the varied three tops. Horizontally, each top stays the same, but is shown with the varied bottoms and varied toppers ! This just warms my schematic heart ! It is a great format for figuring out my travel wardrobe, although I would include more tops, depending on the length of the trip . Perfection !

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  5. I forgot to add that I have just returned from a 9 day trip through New England , I couldn't help but think of you as I packed a 4x4 ! My neutrals were tan, rust, and brown, with accents of yellow , orange and olive green, with one wild card of a teal blouse thrown in for the parting reception. I mixed and matched to my heart's content, adding various accessories of scarves or costume jewelry. Even my husband said that it didn't look like I wore the same thing day in and day out . Twin sets were wonderful used first together, then broken up and worn separately with other outfit colors ! I am planning my next 10 day trip to babysit the grands using a stone, tan, brown, neutrals scheme with accents of pale blue, and coral , with a white top thrown in too.

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    1. Evening dress for dinner required consideration of making daytime clothes appear slightly more formal. I stayed with the darker colors for evening. For the grands trip, that won't be an issue.

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  6. I love this colour combination and all the pieces chosen - just perfect. I have a new Ted Baker scarf that I received as a gift - in a steel blue/caramel/deep maroon - and I can't wait to wear it. It will go so well with my jeans, blue & white shirts and caramel sweaters. That is as soon as the temperature drops back to Fall temps - it's been over 30C/90F for the past week and it's to continue until Thursday! Hottest stretch of the year = and just when I was getting ready to being out all my sweaters!

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  7. Someday please show us how to wear scarves...

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    1. Thanks for the Mai Tai reference. I looked at the first video and it will take me awhile to look through all of them. I'm officially on 'scarf tying overload'.

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  8. I love the stories you make up about these characters! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  9. As a woman who works in high tech, I love this!!

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  10. Beautiful scarf! I had to shake my head when I saw the colors that you chose from the scarf. When I look at it, I only see chocolate brown, peach, and rust with pops of teal. A great fall choice. Funny how we gravitate to the colors that appeal to us most.

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