Thursday, January 18, 2018

Instruments de Musique by Pablo Picasso - Inspiring an Unusual Business Tote Bag Travel Wardrobe

A Square Peg...


Instruments de Musique sur un Gueridon by Pablo Picasso
Instruments de Musique sur un Gueridon by Pablo Picasso

She knows it - she doesn't fit in the way most other staff at her firm does... She works the difference to her advantage.

Instruments de Musique sur un Gueridon by Pablo Picasso with style guidelines and color palette

Many of their clients are as different from her co-workers as chalk is from cheese. She's MUCH more like the clients... and that helps!

Business travel outfit in grey and black
Sweater – Banana Republic; square earrings – Zales; concrete necklace – Studio Corbelle; skirt – Banana Republic; watch – Gomelsky; blazer - Frenken; briefcase – Coach; pumps – Taryn Rose; suitcase – American Tourister

Often she can get insights and answers that elude much more senior staff... They marvel at how she does it...

Tote Bag Travel wardrobe in grey with pastel accents
Pink necklace – Talbots; gold square earrings– Roberto Coin; green earrings – Kate Spade New York; scarf –Olympia Le-Tan; pink tee – Lands’ End; cardigan – L.L.Bean; green tee – Lands’ End; pants – Uniqlo; pendant - Zales; pajamas – L.L.Bean; handbag - Valextra; loafers – Stuart Weitzman

She fits in with her co-workers, superficially, but if someone was paying close attention they would see that she's got her very own approach to things!

Tote Bag Travel business capsule wardrobe in black and grey with pastel accents

2 ways to wear a pink tee shirt in a Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe

2 ways to wear a green tee shirt in a Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe

2 ways to wear a grey grid knit top in a Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe

One would think that the orange suitcase might be their first hint? Or maybe the concrete necklace...

love,
Janice

p.s. Now that I've built wardrobes for all 12 of the "12 Paintings of Christmas" works of art, I plan to re-visit each of these paintings quarterly. It might be interesting to see how things evolve; I hope you agree!

Instruments de Musique by Pablo Picasso - Inspiring an Unusual Business Tote Bag Travel Wardrobe
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17 comments:

  1. I really love the square theme going on here. Even the suitcase has multiple squares on it!! Its wonderful how some distinctive accent colours can transform the overall flavour of a solid basic wardrobe. Nice :)

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    1. I'm so glad that you noticed that! I don't even want to mention how long it took me to find a scarf that had a rectangular theme...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  2. Love this - the colours and the style. It would combine well with the black+pastels wardrobe. This series has been really inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing how the wardrobes - and the heroine's stories - evolve!

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  3. This is so peppy while maintaining a take-me-seriously-or-you'll-regret-it vibe. I like the number of colors included. Although I wear mostly black, I like adding another color and just cannot chose one or two.

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  4. Love the flexibility of the coordinating skirt and top separates, definitely something I'd like to add to my work wardrobe.

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  5. Now I think this is my favorite. I really like how each one is so unique. No cookie cutter looks here.

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  7. I kind of hope that our heroine is a civil engineer! Love the concrete necklace and the "neighborhood" scarf, in particular.

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  8. Why!? Why!? I have phased out most of my black and gray. Moving more to browns and creams. Better for my coloring. But I absolutely LOVE the grid skirt and top. No way I can mix it with my current wardrobe. Sigh!

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  9. I would love to see more of these wardrobes. Several are the colors I use.

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  10. To my surprise this is my favorite! I love the idea of visiting these ladies throughout the year. They are great company.

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  11. This whole series is Absolutele Fabulous! The imagination, wit and thoughtful style of the choices . . . every single day . . . I'm spell-bound.
    Robyn in Tasmania

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  12. This whole series is Absolutele Fabulous! The imagination, wit and thoughtful style of the choices . . . every single day . . . I'm spell-bound.
    Robyn in Tasmania

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  13. Great post! I often do this with a black core and a different color tee for each day when I visit my daughter and her six boys, knowing it will be a casual trip. I found a quilted jacket that is reversible from black to a pattern of black and lots of colors I match my tees to...but this gives me a whole new idea...to use gray as a core color. It is nice with the pastels and softer brights!

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  14. That scarf is perfect! I use black + gray often as a travel capsule. It looks great with Picasso's pastels, but knowing me, I'd be sneaking in some of that white as well. - nancyo

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  15. This is so peppy while maintaining a take-me-seriously-or-you'll-regret-it vibe. I like the number of colors included. Although I wear mostly black, I like adding another color and just cannot chose one or two.

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  16. I love color but Work always wants the boring black. My base is dark-grey instead, like this. The only black I can handle are medium black/white chevron designs - one evening dress, one long skirt, one knee-length - and they go with the rainbow. I can design that wardrobe to my heart's content and still look like Work.

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