Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Is It Possible to Pack an Interesting Overnight Bag? Start with a Scarf: The Joy Rose Scarf by KathKath

She's not a boring person...

The Joy Rose scarf by KathKath
Joy Rose Scarf - KathKath

And so she's embraced these colors!

The Joy Rose Scarf with style guidelines and color palette
Joy Rose Scarf - KathKath

And now she has SATURDAY NIGHT season tickets to the opera! Just 1 ticket - nobody else she knows loves the opera enough to deserve to go with her...

Saturday morning she heads into the city:

winter travel outfit in black, white and green
shirt – Lands’ End; cardigan – Lands’ End; earrings – Pippa Small; watch - Skagen; scarf – Nordstrom; coat – Ralph Lauren; pants – L.L.Bean; handbag – Dolce & Gabbana; shoes - Michael Kors; overnight bag - Dagne Dover

Her bag is tiny, and quite light - how much will she need for 30 hours?

overnight bag packed in pink and yellow
pajamas – Lauren Ralph Lauren; crewneck sweater – L.L.Bean; scarf - KathKath; shoes - Kate Spade; dress - Joseph; earrings – CL Color Collection; bracelet – CL Color Collection

When everything is gathered together, it looks so pretty and cheerful - sort of like how she feels when she gets to go to the opera!

overnight travel capsule wardrobe in black and white with green, yellow and pink accents

She knows that nobody else there will be wearing a yellow dress...

2 outfits from an overnight travel capsule wardrobe in black and white with green, yellow and pink accents

She can wear her coat as a bathrobe when her brunch is delivered... and if it's cold the next morning, she can always wear her flowered shirt under her pink sweater!

2 outfits from an overnight travel capsule wardrobe in black and white with green, yellow and pink accents

Do you ever go somewhere all by yourself? Or does the idea not appeal to you? As much as I love Belovedest, I still really enjoy traveling by myself...

love,
Janice

Is It Possible to Pack an Interesting Overnight Bag? Start with a Scarf: The Joy Rose Scarf by KathKath
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18 comments:

  1. I like to go shopping by myself, then I can spend as much time as I need to without worrying about anyone else.
    I love your start with a scarf posts - it's such a brilliant idea. My wardrobe has improved so much since I embraced this idea.
    We are in the process of refurbishing a house, and lots of your ideas have been used. Different colours on the walls, but then black and white accessories throughout - an "accessory wardobe" that can be put pretty much anywhere. Your phrase "unexpected colour combinations" is one that often goes through my mind - so my kitchen is blush pink with white and ash cabinets, black and white accessories.
    For some reason, I love thinking up colour schemes - I sometimes wonder why? However, it is as it is! Linda M

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    1. Your kitchen sounds lovely! I decorated my office in a similar way, but with purplish taupe walls, and it’s amazing how restful I’ve found it.

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  2. Wow, this is pretty much the opposite of yesterday's black and white. There's something for everybody, which is so great.
    You would enjoy the podcast "How I Built This"--yesterday's episode is about Eileen Fisher, who tells how she came to create her line of clothing.

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  3. I LOVE the colors, but no belt for the dress? I just think no matter how well cut a dress is, it need to define something between the hem and the shoulders. The small one likes the flowers on the scarf and the pink jammies (of course!)

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    1. The belt might depend on how tall you are - some of us are shorter, or have... issues around our torso that make a long, flowing length of fabric more flattering.

      I'm glad my sweetheart likes the flowers - there are more coming!
      love to all - J

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  4. Lovely ensemble, beautiful scarf. Probably too bright for my coloring, except for the pink. I would consider everything, but the yellow. That’s just a no go color, unless it’s a soft or light lemon or in very small amounts in a print.

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  5. Love the idea of travelling solo and taking only a backpack (or satchel). Getting ready to do the black, white, gray thing for 2.5 days in DC; will think of you while there xoxox

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  6. Love the fun of these pops of colour - with just enough black & white to keep it grounded. Going to dinner or the movies or even travelling on my own doesn't bother me - sometimes it's just better to do something you really enjoy on your own. A couple of weeks ago I attended a 4 day Mystery Writers/Fans/Publishers Convention on my own and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Even when I travel with friends we always take a day or two to ourselves - no need to drag others along to something that may not interest them.

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  7. So unexpected and lovely in early November. PS: I LOVE going places alone. I can focus so much better.

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  8. Thank you for featuring us again! Love this post!
    Kathryn and Kathy KathKath Studio

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  9. I love the pop of colours in this capsule, although for me, I would have to turn it down a notch especially with the yellow. I remember in the 80's having a corduroy coat in that exact same shade of yellow - what was I thinking! As for solo travel I've always done it, from my first foreign holiday to Majorca at 18 (my friend pulled out at the last minute) to work conferences, London theatres, mainland shopping trips (I used to live on an island) and long train journeys to visit relatives. Even now on holidays with my husband, we always spend some time on our own each day pursuing our own interests, it certainly works for us. Sharon, U.K.

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  10. This post made me think of the first year after my husband and I married and moved to Houston in our early 20s. We lived near downtown and bought season tickets to the opera. It was one of our best decisions from that time!

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  11. Love the bright colors and happy scarf! I would not enjoying traveling alone but i don't mind shopping, the movies or eating out alone. I once went to a concert alone because no one else was interested and i had won the tickets. Before Facebook, lol. With Facebook you could always find someone to go lol.

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  12. I travel for work, so I've been all over the world. Since there are meetings and often colleagues going with, it's not entirely alone, but I often fly in and out alone and have a day or so to spend alone before or after. I enjoy nothing better than spending a day exploring a new city / country by myself.

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  13. Love the scarf, it would be a marvelous pop of color to an all black outfit. The shirt is a valuable link...when I clicked on it I found 4 or five black and white options mixed in the colored ones that I loved...white with windowpane black line, black with large white plaid, checks, stripes! Just what I had been looking for to wear with my black core items and sweaters. Thanks for the tip! My wardrobe has improved so much since I started following you. You add focus to the confusing world of too many options.

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    1. Dear Becky - check those shirt colors carefully - some of them are navy! I would be thrilled if they had more black and white!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  14. I often travel alone and love it! :)
    Thanks for all you do, Janice! My wardrobe is much better now! I can dress and pack more easily and be more coordinated! :)

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  15. Oh my, Janice! This one is just lovely. Saw it and simply smiled. Would make a great start to a multi-color wardrobe, based on black. Maybe combined with the one you did for the Hope scarf.

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