Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Paysage de Niege by Renoir - Revisiting for Spring 2018


She went away for a weekend, to a snowy, very quiet resort. Her friends and family thought that she was crazy...

This peace and quiet is what inspired her:

Paysage de Neige by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Paysage de Neige by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

She found the tranquility of the soft colors relaxing, yet somehow elegant, even though her plans were very casual!

Paysage de Neige by Pierre-Auguste Renoir with style guidelines and color palette

When she traveled back in January, she has the smallest of travel wardrobes:


Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in denim blue, grey and beige
bracelet - Freida Rothman; earrings - Alexis Bittar; pearl earrings - Marie June; cardigan - Banana Republic; foulard scarf - Fefe (similar here); solid scarf - Nordstrom (similar here); turtleneck - Lands' End (sold out); brooch - Alexis Bittar; v-neck sweater - L.L.Bean; crossbody bag - Longchamp (similar here); jeans - Banana Republic (similar here); tee shirt - Banana Republic; necklace - Sophie Bille Brahe; dark jeans - CK; loafers - Sarto by Franco Sarto (similar here); boots - Aquatalia (sold out)

Now, she's going back! She found... much... there to enjoy.

It was warm when she left, but she knew that temperatures could be all over the map - warm days and cool nights... She loves that!


casual travel outfit in beige and grey
sweater - Eileen Fisherpearl earrings - Marie June; tank - Uniqlo; scarf - ImageDiary; weekend bag - Everlane; bracelet - Canvas Jewelry; watch - Skagendark jeans - CK;  crossbody bag - Longchamp (similar here); loafers - Paul Green

She was pretty excited about this trip, so she had a little bit of trouble focusing on her packing... Especially with the uncertain weather! So she went very neutral, with just a bit of whimsy in those shorts...

But she packed pretty much the same jewelry - she knew that she wanted to do that, because she had received some compliments the last time she visited...

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe for a casual spring weekend
cotton sweater - L.L.Bean; scarf - Etro; earrings - Alexis Bittarbracelet - Freida Rothmantee shirt - Banana Republic; jacket - Eileen Fisher; necklace - Sophie Bille Brahe; sneakers - Allbirds; pajamas - L.L.Bean; shorts - L.L.Bean

It made a nice, tidy wardrobe when she got unpacked... She took great pleasure in the coherence of it all!

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in beige, denim blue and grey

If it never warmed up, she would be fine...

3 ways to wear faded jeans from a Tote Bag Travel Wardrobe

Conversely, if it was nice and warm, she could manage very well...

3 ways to wear patchwork shorts from a Tote Bag Travel Wardrobe


She packed her flannel pajamas, although she wasn't absolutely sure she would need them... the resort wasn't quite deserted the last time she visited...

love,
Janice
Paysage de Niege by Renoir - Revisiting for Spring 2018
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11 comments:

  1. This very soft palette is certainly very restful, while still looking quite classy in its casual capsule sort of way.

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  2. I was just going to tell you how much I LOVE the green color you selected, and then you went ahead and paired one of my scarves to the palette! Love you more! xoxoxox

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  3. Loved this wardrobe in January; it’s only gotten better. You do so well picking items from LLBean; I love their quality but have trouble seeing past some of their “girl lumberjack” designs. Don’t suppose you have a hotel in mind for our heroine? When you live at the beach, a break in the woods sounds idyllic.

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  4. Love this! And now I'm going to go pull out the stone-colored sweater I put in the bag for Goodwill!

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    1. Recently gave away an emerald green Lands End cardigan because green is not a favorite color of mine. Spring has arrived and I crave that sweater, but it is...gone. Now I wish I had a green capsule, with that sweater, to open this time of year.

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  5. lovely, elegant casual so well done.

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  6. I love this. As I have gotten older I have moved away from black to Navy & Olive, but I realize they are even too dark for me to wear on top. This has shown me that it is possible to have a wardrobe with just soft neutrals. I love mixing gold and silver and also beige and grey. Thank you, this is lovely. Linda J

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  7. Did she or didn't she need those pajamas? ;)

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  8. Love your heroines so much I have begun to copy the idea. This Sunday my very own heroine has a room at a small French hotel in San Francisco for a night. "She" will attend a Canadian National Ballet performance of 'Nijinsky,' dine in the lovely French restaurant at the hotel, and enjoy walking and shopping. She can already hear the cable car clanging and can't wait! She lives less than 2 hours away from The City, and is so happy to have your independent heroines for inspiration. Thank you!!!

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    1. That sounds SO lovely... Have a wonderful, elegant, restful time...
      hugs,
      Janice

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  9. Hooray for Allbirds. I've been wearing mine (olive color) nonstop all summer long here in the southern hemisphere. I'm glad they are getting some attention from bloggers like you.

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