Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Flowers in a Crystal Vase by Edouard Manet - Revisiting for Spring 2018


She's a soil conservation engineer... a job nobody understands...

This is what inspires her - the richness of brown, and the beauty of what the soil can produce:

Flowers in a Crystal Vase by Manet with style guidelines and color palette

Just after the 1st of the year, she attended a conference of soil professionals. She packed carefully, and within her plan; she was delighted with the results:

Travel Capsule Wardrobe for cold weather in brown, beige, pink and green
cardigan - H&M; flower earrings - Banana Republic (similar here); diamond earrings - Bloomingdale's; scarf - Marc Jacobs (compatible colors in a bandana here); watch - Ingersoll; pendant - Lord & Taylor; ivory tee - Mango; brown sweater - Uniqlo (similar here); floral scarf - Faliero Sarti; green sweater - Lands' End; pink shirt - Uniqlo; backpack - Frances Valentine (similar here); corduroy pants - Patagonia; pink jeans - Closed; ivory corduroy pants - Lands' End; pink socks - J.Crew (similar here); pink sneakers - Puma; green socks - Missoni; boots - Softwalk (similar here)

One of the people that she met at her conference has invited her to speak to some of the classes at the University where they teach. THE University, as far as environmental issues are concerned.... She's thrilled, but doesn't want to go too "over the top." They will be walking through a bunch of plowed fields, after all. (yes, they have boots for her to borrow!)

travel outfit in green and khaki
cardigan - L.L.Bean; earrings - Margo Morrison; scarf - Alexander McQueen; tee - L.L.Bean; backpack - Frances Valentine (similar here);  watch - Ingersoll; mules - Free People; pants - L.L.Bean; weekender bag - Sole Society

The professor will meet her at the airport, and take her out to dinner with some other faculty members. It's handy to have a lightweight bag, and to be wearing a versatile outfit!

She knows that she's going to be outdoors most of the next day, and the weather promises to be warm, but breezy. She hates to wear long pants when she's in freshly-tilled fields - it seems impossible to keep hems clean! So she's taking long-ish shorts, and a jacket, just in case...

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in beige, brown and pink
brown top - Eileen Fisher; diamond earrings - Bloomingdale's;  pendant - Lord & Taylor; pink tee - L.L.Bean; jacket - Eileen Fisher; shorts - Eileen Fisher; scarf - Hemisphere; sneakers - Sperry

 When she spreads all of this out on the bed, to evaluate, she feels quite pleased!

Travel capsule wardrobe in beige, green, brown and pink

She would like to dine out with some of the students - she can easily pull her pants back on with a change of shirt or jacket... The scarves make a LOT of difference in how it all feels pulled together.

2 ways to wear khaki pants from a travel capsule wardrobe

She could even just wear her shorts - depending on where the students wish to dine!

2 ways to wear khaki shorts from a travel capsule wardrobe

One way to help preserve the environment (and all of those fiber crops!) is to not buy a huge mountain of clothing. She would like to help the students that she meets understand this and really incorporate it into their lives...

love,
Janice
Flowers in a Crystal Vase by Edouard Manet - Revisiting for Spring 2018
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11 comments:

  1. Yes, you are right, if we all bought thoughtfully and limited our purchases- we could really could make an positive impact for good in this consumer driven world we live in.

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  2. Janice,
    These softer green and pink colors look just like my closet along with the stone and brown neutrals ! By the way, my hubby graduated with a soils management degree , but then went on to do other things .

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  3. I love that the soil engineer wears light colored clothing. This is a woman who is not afraid of dirt! And those metallic green shoes!!! SWOON.

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    1. She would never consider it dirt... That's part of the beauty of this woman!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  4. Oh I love these colours so much :-)

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    1. I should have asked permission, but I've already gone and done it ... I've linked to your blog and used some of your pictures to illustrate what was on my mind this morning. I do hope you don't mind. My knuckles are ready to be rapped should the need arise.

      It's here if you want to peep -

      https://asmallerlifelivingsimply.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/a-smaller-life-smaller-wardrobe.html?showComment=1523362899511#c4885825859875502926

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    2. I LOVE IT! So happy that you found something useful for yourself here...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  5. These are lovely combinations !

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  6. I love how light it is! I saw that big brown chunk in the palette and was fearful it would be so dark. So beautiful, though! I love the characters you create and the stories you tell along with the wardrobes, makes reading so much fun!

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  7. I like how you represented the art in fashion.

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  8. These accent colors reflect the art nicely. It would be fun to see her add that darker muddy rose color. - nancyo

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