Thursday, October 19, 2017

Start with Art: Bouquet des Fleurs in the style of Jan van Huysum

You love this - romance, gracefulness, a deep color palette that remains feminine and quite pretty...

Bouquet des fleurs in the style of Jan van Huysum

And so for a short trip, you've isolated these few colors for your travel wardrobe. (yes, you acknowledge that the background might really be black, but you prefer navy!)

Bouquet des fleurs in the style of Jan van Huysum with style guidelines and color palette

You've Been Invited to the Beach, in Autumn...


Yes, it's sentimental, and romantic. And you're more than equal to a weekend of quiet time together!

travel outfit in navy and burgundy
jacket – Stella McCartney; earrings – Carousel Jewels; blouse – Rebecca Vallance; watch – Rosefield; shoulder bag – Catherine & Jean; pants – L.L.Bean; scarf – Brooks Brothers; loafers – Vaneli; tote bag – Tumi

You don't need a lot of things - just enough to keep your feet dry, and your heart warm...

travel capsule wardrobe in navy and burgundy
floral blouse – Diane von Furstenberg; lace top – Dorothy Perkins; lace blouse – Vilshenko; sapphire earrings – Kevia; ring - The RealReal; cardigan - Belize Officiel; clutch bag – From St Xavier; jeans – L.L.Bean; navy skirt - Jil Sander Navy; scarf – Brooks Brothers; navy sweater – N.Peal; boots – Hunter; navy loafers – The Row

You can carry your bag easily enough, although a gallant companion might carry it for you...

travel capsule wardrobe in navy and burgundy

You have plenty of options - all of them lovely!

2 outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in navy, burgundy and white

2 outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in navy, burgundy and white

2 outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in navy, burgundy and white

Even rubber boots are romantic, if you're with the right person!

love,
Janice

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16 comments:

  1. I find most things can be romantic, if you're with the right person ��

    Also, a beautiful wardrobe! I much prefer the beach when it isn't summer.

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  2. Looks lovely & cozy. Would you consider an expanded wardrobe adding the deep pink and that lovely shade of blue?

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    1. Heck yes! This is a great base upon which I could do some fun things...
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. Could you please add in a tiny touch of that beautiful pale grey as well as the deep pink and
      petrol/kingfisher blue? These are some of my favourite colours - thanks. Sharon U.K.

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. I'm so inspired. I only wish I had anything as nice to pack as that blue bag, or the lace and velvet top. Dorothy Perkins? Hmm...clicking...
    And I second the wish to see more, with pink and blue.

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  4. Lovely timing! Today is my 15th anniversary. We won't be going on a beach trip, but this post reminded me of a trip we took this spring to Seattle. I wore my rubber boots to walk by Puget Sound and thought it was amazingly beautiful.

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    1. Laura
      Happy Anniversary ! Yes, Seattle requires something to keep ones feet dry !

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  5. The items you have chosen are so beautiful - from the appearance they are nonetheless romantic and even a little sexy, but very conservative by not showing a lot of skin. Most of these blouses and outfits would be appropriate for most offices, too, truly showing the versatility of the right capsule wardrobe.

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  6. Janice,
    OK, here’s my question — with cooler weather settling in, would one wear socks, tights, or stockings with the loafers ? In the Mid- Atlantic States it was once considered gauche to wear socks of any kind with penny loafers or boat shoes , though I recognize that your examples here are a bit more formal and delicate, like the suede loafers , and time changes many protocols !

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    1. I wear socks with pants and tights with skirts and dresses, although these days I'm wearing ankle boots more and more with dresses. Stockings just don't seem right to me, but that's a personal opinion.

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    2. I think it's creepy not to wear socks with shoes, but I also think it's weird to wear pumps without hosiery of some sort, so you can tell what an old fogey I am in some ways! Right now, I'm a firm believer in opaque tights for almost anything - I wear them with loafers and dresses often, so long as the loafers aren't too bulky and masculine.

      It's hard to keep up with what's "acceptable" or heaven forbid "fashionable," so I just do what feels comfortable for me, and let the chimps fall where they may... (yes, deliberate misspelling!)

      Friday hugs,
      Janice

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  7. Wow! I ๐Ÿ’™ this!!! I, too, would like to see this wardrobe expanded.

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  8. I second (or third or forth..) the idea to expand this exceptionally beautiful wardrobe to include that lovely blue and lighter pink/rose. Also gray. So lovely and yes, romantic! Janice Collins, Washington DC

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  9. As ever, it's the scarves that so magically tie this lovely wardrobe together.

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  10. This is so pretty and not over the top romantic or boho. I love it! Only thing I'd change is the toe on the rubber boots, I'd substitute something more almond shaped or slightly pointed to give them a dressier look. I have a pair of Bogs rubber boots and adore them - they are so comfy, stylish, and perfect for keeping feet dry.

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    1. PS - I'd love to see this expanded to include olive as a second neutral and pink and gray as additional accent colors.

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