May 24, 2013
Let’s go back and visit our friend who loves black, white and pink. She has a black suit – remember? and I suspect that she has a simple black sweater to wear with her black cardigan. And she wouldn’t be a real lover of pink if she doesn’t have a pretty pink blouse. Since she owns black pants, a pair of black loafers would certainly be included. So she has a core of items looking kind of like this:
White cardigan – Rag & Bone, black blazer, skirt and pants – Mango, pink cardigan – J. Crew, black cardigan – J. Crew, black sleeveless sweater – J. Crew, sunglasses – Ray-Bans, pink silk blouse – J. Crew, ring – Baccarat, black flat sandals – John Lewis, earrings – Baccarat, scarf – Guess, black pumps – Brooks Brothers, bracelet – Baccarat, black &white slingbacks – Miu Miu, pink pumps – Michele Grimaldi, black kitten-heel sandals – Ralph Lauren, black slingbacks – Stuart Weitzman, black loafers – Dolce Vita
So when she determines that she need a new skirt – something a bit more feminine and fun, this one immediately strikes her fancy.
floral skirt – Olivia Rubin
Can she get any mileage from a skirt like this? Absolutely!
And a simple striped top has a lot of potential, too. Shopping, once you have a plan and some well-defined core colors, becomes somewhat less difficult, and often much more successful.
striped top – LNA
Pam @ over50feeling40 says
This floral skirt is beautiful and I am not a big fan of floral!! I am getting so excited about shopping in Chicago!
I love this color combination. I used Wednesday's post as an inspiration for a travel capsule for an upcoming trip to England. I did add a few hints of grey to soften up the black a little for summer.
I love the striped top, but the link doesn't work! And yes I need a plan!
I fixed the link! try again….
Brilliant! Gorgeous skirt, and nice little top too. Elizabeth.
Madame Là-bas says
I really like a pretty floral skirt of good quality. The black trim at the bottom of this skirt creates a flattering line.
"Shopping, once you have a plan and some well-defined core colors, becomes somewhat less difficult, and often much more successful." I may print this on a card and keep it with me. Thanks for advice on how to shop to expand the core. :)
I bought several tops in coral/and light orange tones. I will be traveling soon and want to take mainly black, dark gray pants, cardigans etc. How can I not look like early Halloween?
BTW I love the pink…wish I had started there!
There is something about this color combination – especially with that beautiful dress you showed a couple of days ago – that just elevates my mood by several notches. I'm realizing that I need to wear more pink! -Murphy
Jana Miller says
Heading to SF-and using your capsule packing tips. Thanks!! Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering
I am about to set off for a month's holiday with one suitcase and a tote bag, and feeling much more organised than usual, although I have taken more things than you would, Janice (I still feel can't quite believe it will all work and have added a few back-ups). But it's progress, and I will note what works and what I could have left behind. I'll also be making notes about stylish sightings! I will miss your blog. Keep well. Elizabeth.