Her grandmother told her that wearing chalcedony was a sure-fire way to improve your insight into people's thoughts and feelings. So she became a market research executive... ... View the Post
Archives for September 2012
This is ALWAYS packed, and usually lives in the bottom of my briefcase.
Prescription drugs are "refreshed" every month when I get my refills; I always make sure to have 2 weeks worth of each prescription packed, so that I can hit the road in a hurry if an emergency arises. I also always carry about 12 doses of Tylenol, and of Tylenol PM - which is the answer to that jet-lag question of waking up at 2 a.m. and being awake 'til 5. The weird gizmo on my toothbrush has suction cups on the back of it, so that I can hang it from a mirror or tiled wall. Small roll of duct tape - you'll never know you need it 'til the hinges on your suitcase blow out. Or the hinges of the suitcase of a total stranger - you suddenly become the ... View the Post
There will be blog posts six days a week while I'm in Paris - everything's all scheduled and ready to go! (no, I am NOT going to be writing while I'm on vacation...) You will know everything about my packing approach by the time I'm back in Chicago - at which time I will tell you every detail of our trip... ... View the Post
It's not a warm color, nor a cool color. Perfectly balanced between yellow and blue, emerald is a color that many of us could at least consider... ... View the Post
Those gold wingtips call my name... ... View the Post
There are, in fact, FOUR colors being promoted as "the must-have" colors... I'm going to look at all four of them in the next few days.
I'll try these items with the Common Wardrobe.
And let's see what I could do with my core of black winter clothes.
None of this makes me want to race out and shop, but then I'm leaving for Paris in 3 days... ... View the Post
Her first name means "cherry", in English. Nobody forgets her name. ... View the Post
I've been thinking a lot about the idea of having a target number of garments to pack. The clarity and focus that this lends to the packing process is interesting, and can be useful if you're the kind of person who wants to toss their entire closet into the suitcase... Today, I'm over at Tish's, exploring the possibilities. ... View the Post
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I'm over at A Femme d'un Certain Age today, where I explore the packing possibilities of brown and green, with an eye toward slightly cooler weather. Given that I actually woke up this morning UNDER the covers (for the first time in months), it seems very timely! ... View the Post
Words are difficult... but something to do with nature, and clarity, and an organic feeling... ... View the Post
Project 333 has been a wonderful success chez moi, and I'm going to continue, with a seasonal "switch out" of clothes to accommodate cold weather. I'm still loving the summer assortment, well past the end of August and the theoretical end of the first "3", so the change over will probably take place on the first day of fall.
This is what I'm planning - bear in mind that I need to pack for eight days in Paris from this assortment...
I plan to pursue A Common Wardrobe - probably on Saturdays, for at least a few more weeks. The potential within that framework is nearly endless... ... View the Post