1. Cornelia says

    Just got back from my trip, but even my jet-lagged eyes can spot that this is beautiful. I never wear much print but purchased two printed tops that would go with pretty much everything I had already in my case.Found out that a printed top is really practical eating dinner on a bumpy ride!

  2. Ellen says

    I love the ideas….but I, too, am scared of the snakeskin print dress. It's gorgeous. But on someone else. That said, the idea of a printed dress, in those same colors, would be very appealing to me. I don't abhor snakeskin…but I'd be more likely to use that particular print in small doses…shoes, a bag, a belt or a scarf.

  3. Anonymous says

    Greetings from our beach holiday in the South of France.

    Your pack tips really came in handy – especially the idea of 8 pieces plus… We're into our second week, and I still have combination possibilities.

    As it's just a beach holiday, I've not much to report… The French holiday season is winding down, as everyone is getting ready for La Rentrée. So far, I've seen lots of summer black… And lots of neon highlights- as accessories or nailpolish…


  4. Kristien62 says

    I love this and, again, colors I would enjoy. I think the DVF dress would be an interesting item to wear, unexpected on a "femme d'un certain age." If I had the money to play with, I would add it to my capsule.

  5. Virginia says

    I've learned so much about packing thanks to your travel capsules! Last week we took a road trip — many hours in a car, stopping off at the in-laws/grandparents, more highway time, a couple of days in Washington, D.C. (LOTS of walking), then a couple of days at the beach. My wardrobe was a bit more casual that what you usually show, but I kept to the principles and felt comfortable and confident in all of my outfits (and had appropriate choices for all of my activities). Although I admit, it was just too hot to wear a scarf. But my straw hat did provide wonderful shade and style during our Washington tour.

  6. Anonymous says

    Love this capsule … the principles are great. Just a heads up … the black pullover is linked to the Marc Jacobs skirt. Might want to correct. Susan in WA

  7. Blue Shed Thinking says

    Aside of the fact that it REALLY suits me, I think tan is the perfect colour for accessories. It goes with practically every other colour.

    Last year, I finally found my perfect bag – tan leather, not too small, sensible compartments, well made. I have used it every day that I have left the house since I purchased it, and whilst it is no longer pristine, it still looks and feels perfect.

    And they've brought it back again for this Winter. I urge anyone except the most dainty or sporty to try it out:


  8. Renee says

    Thanks for another example. This is a beautiful wardrobe, and I think it really highlights just how much mileage you can get with so few garments. Sometimes, when looking at the hundreds of combinations with a 333 wardrobe, I get overwhelmed and my eyes glaze over. I seriously doubt I would ever actually try to wear a wardrobe like that in every possible combination. However, when you break a larger wardrobe down into smaller parts like this, I can concretely visualize how each piece and each variation of that piece works.

  9. Anonymous says

    Am new to the party and loving it ! But please can you explain the 'four pack' system.(apologies to all the other ladies ..I have a break planned in November to Paris and think this.may be just what I need! Help..

    • Janice Riggs says

      There's really no system to speak of, beyond carefully choosing seven items of clothing that work well together: three for your travel outfit, and then four more to pack. When I build these, I look for a strong jacket or cardigan to "anchor" things, and then try to focus on 2 colors, with more tops than bottoms…

      What colors are you considering? I can ALWAYS blog about "four-packs"!

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