December 21, 2016
Autumn REQUIRES Travel…
She just wanted to see San Francisco again. There was really no better reason for her trip than that. And she had a long weekend off of work, so she thought the time appropriate. When a very attractive airfare appeared, and she got the email that her free nights at the hotel chain were soon to expire, she knew she was going!
(that airline credit card is brilliant…)
She’s going to eat. The Stinking Onion, lots of seafood, some take-out focaccia, and anything else that strikes her fancy. Because she’s going to walk – uphill and down…
Art… There’s definitely a lot of art on this weekend’s agenda…
But really, more than anything, she’s hoping for fog. Lots of damp, lung-filling humidity that will curl her hair, glisten her face, and renew every cell of her body.
A winter full of central heating and tight skin looms large!
Beautiful artwork and colours. Lovely wardrobe as well. I would be happy to wear the purple infinity scarf with the green coat. The colours are both gorgeously muted and I think they would be interesting together. Carol S
This capsule is a masterpiece! I love it. I suit warm colours best, but have several key black pieces in my wardrobe, and have finally admitted that I will always wear and enjoy black. I have found that the best way to wear it is with muted greens, especially sage, olive and turquoise. So I'm thinking of adopting this as inspiration for next year. I note there are some other delicious colours in the painting, so perhaps it could inspire some more posts?
Really interesting and subtle combinations. I love the capsules where you use graduated shades of a color.
It's lovely – Thxs!
I love the colours in the painting – soft, muted, watery, but still colourful and impactful! This is what I would love my wardrobe to be like. I also really love the way you subtly blended the shades. I'm not so much a fan of matching everything exactly.
But I can't help thinking that the colours would have much more impact when combined not with black and white but with softer neutrals. When I look at the painting, I don't see black or white, but rather a dark gray or brown combined with a beige or off-white. Janice, could you do this wardrobe again with the softer neutrals? I would love to see the watercolour effect of the painting reflected in the wardrobe, as well! Please please please, for us lovers of softer effects ;) As always, your blog is the first thing I read in the morning and I look forward to it immensely. Love, Isi
I second this request. As is the wardrobe is intriguing, although a little dark. I find changing the lighting and my device/monitor makes a great difference in my perception of the wardrobe.
Thanks for all your work!
Make me the third requester, ( is that a word ?) please , of using some of the other neutrals for this travel wardrobe. I have been including more purple in my choices, a color I never used until the past two years . And I love it with the olive green!
And I will join this group of requestors. This is a beautiful selection of colours and I really like the notion of shades of colours rather than specific tone. I do think this would be elevated into a more intriguing and lovely set using softer neutrals rather than the more definitive ones of black and white.
Deb from Vancouver
I'd also love to see this with warmer neutrals! And, did you mean "The Stinking Rose?" Been there a few times, myself.
Janice Riggs says
I did indeed mean "The Stinking Rose!" Best mashed potatoes ever….
Cee Pluse says
I want to be this woman (or at least take her trip in her wardrobe!) — I haven't been to San Francisco in decades. That painting is so lovely, and the purple and olive color combination is one I want to try. I have always been hesitant to wear purple, but lately I seem to be more drawn to it. I can and will wear these colors with black, but I wonder how they would look with dark brown? I'm going to try out that combination as well!
I love Maurice Denis!! – nancyo
How lovely, in the middle of holiday rush, to imagine a leisurely, foggy weekend in October. And those holiday-making scarves are sheer inspiration! Thank you, Janice.
What a glorious color combination. I can happily get lost in this one. Very flattering colours. The painting is beautiful. Thanks for the introduction.
Ragged Ivy says
This has been my colour scheme for the past two months! It felt brave, choosing purple/lavender/lilac and soft greens for accent colours as I didn't think I'd them as 'my' colours. But otherwise those clothes would have been orphans and destined for the charity shop. To my delight they've worked beautifully with the perennial black bottoms but also with denim. And I remember the suffragettes with gratitude when I open my wardrobe. Cee Pluse, I bet they'll work just as well with your dark brown too. Let us know how you go. Thank you for introducing me to this charming painting Janice
Robyn in Tasmania
Distant Francophile says
Absolutely love everything about this post! Thank you for the inspiration. Xx
You brought back happy memories of past trips to San Francisco, a city like no other in the USA. To me, it has a European feel to it. As a kid, I lived in Sacramento and we'd drive down for the day. I remember buying a back of cooked shrimp at fisherman's wharf and peeling and eating them. Later as an adult now living out of state, I've made multiple trips back and we also ate at the Stinking Rose. Love your wardrobe ideas but love your stories more.