December 22, 2016
Done with Winter (for a weekend, at least)
Our heroine is ready for a couple of days of warmth. She’d like to see her toes…
It’s the same heroine we’ve been following all week; she’s referencing her first color scheme, seen here:
Since she’s leaving a cold climate, long sleeves, a sweater, and “real” shoes are essential:
earrings – Stephen Dweck; scarf – Echo; cardigan– L.L.Bean; tee – Stella McCartney; bracelet – Vera Bradley; loafers – UGG; tote –Louise et Cie; jeans – L.L.Bean
But once she’s on the ground for the weekend, she’s VERY hopeful that she’s going to be able to wear capris, and sandals, and tee shirts, and bright colors…
cardigan – J. Crew; scarf– Roberto Cavalli; earrings – Neeru Goel; bracelet – Pablo Roquel; white shirt – L.L.Bean; green tee – J. Crew; blue tee – J. Crew; blue scarf – Talbots; white capris – Boden; bag – Barneys New York; black capris – L.L.Bean; sandals – Birkenstock
She’s not crazy – she understands that she might still have a cool day or two, and definitely the evenings won’t be as warm as the days. But she doesn’t care, because she’s prepared. And because she KNOWS that it won’t snow…
Although she’s only going to be away 4 days, she has plenty of outfit options, for a full range of likely temperatures:
She’s so happy with her packing that she’s thinking that she just might be able to pack for a longer trip with just a carry-on. Her next adventure is going to include both warm and cool weather…. maybe a combination of travel capsule wardrobes will work?
We shall see….
cheryl :) says
Love this, especially those bright, cheerful tees! :)
Margie from Toronto says
Love seeing how that basic wardrobe can be adapted for so many scenarios! I think I want her life! :-)
Madame Là-bas says
I'm in a condo in Mexico for the next two weeks. Black, white and turquoise are the colours. Some silver and turquoise jewelry
and I'm dressed for a sunset dinner beachside. Each year, I learn more from you, Janice. Thank you.
Yes, I agree; this woman knows how to live! I am looking forward to hot/cold mix as I am heading off soon for such a vacation. It is a challenge especially in the foot wear arena.
Deb from Vancouver
Great ideas! We leave on January 7th for a week on the Mexican Riviera! Can't wait to get my toes in the sand!
This woman does lead an exciting life!
Ragged Ivy says
It's very hard when you're living in one climate, to pack for a completely different one, isn't it. You just can't imagine what it's going to feel like to be warm, or cold, outside. And even harder (for me) to be really disciplined if you need clothes for two very different climates. This packing list is a very good example of how to do it. You could also draw inspiration from the scarves – that pretty patterned spring-coloured one to coordinate warm weather clothes, and the warmer one for cold-weather clothes.
Robyn in Tasmania