It isn’t what you think of when you think of Renoir – which is good! Expanding your horizons is never wrong…
She was smitten with the painting from the first time she saw it. Others looked at it and saw cold, or sunshine, or the homes in the distance. She saw peace, quiet, silence… And that’s what she craves!
“You know that there won’t be anybody there… You’ll probably have to eat all of your meals by yourself!”
Oh, she knows….
“I guess you probably got an amazingly good deal on your room – they’ll be so grateful that there’s anybody there that they’ll give you the best room in the hotel dirt cheap…”Why are her friends so obsessed with “anybody?” And is it wrong to want a little solitude?
“What fun will it be if there isn’t anybody there to dress up for?” Not dressing up is a big draw for traveling this time of year – the staff won’t care if she’s wearing jeans. And this trip is ALL about comfort…
Even though she’s not much concerned about what others think about her appearance, she takes a certain satisfaction from knowing that she has a variety of ways to wear her tiny travel wardrobe…
If you’re going to sit by the fire and read, or maybe go for a walk, how much clothing do you really need?
Still, she manages to look more elegant and put together than many women who dress to impress…
Agree with Sara K, this looks very elegant. I've decided to build up a core of quality grey pieces this year (I have a small number already) – and this is a wonderful illustration of how versatile it is, supporting both cool and warm colours. I'm also really into coats (not blazers/puffy jackets) + sweaters + pants this winter, as a really simple formula, so this is perfect!
Love this wardrobe. Could do with this kind of vacation, too.
How cozy, easy, warm, and wonderful! I love this.
I agree with Cee Pluse on not my colors, but I am enjoying the simple, relaxed feeling of it all ! When we go to the New Jersey shore for family gatherings, I always feel the need to “ dress up” more than if the other people were not there. I could happily spend some time with this heroine, but then, that would be intruding on her self regenerating time , which I honor and need myself !
Taste of France says
Very pretty! Did you know it's anything but snowy in Paris at the moment? The weather went from usual nippy to downright springlike (brushing 60 degrees). That makes packing a challenge! I packed a bunch of sweaters and had to stick to the thinner ones; my husband packed shirts and one pullover; he was able to just ditch the sweater.
Deb from Vancouver says
I love a dark warm grey with orange. You did a post a while ago that really kick started this love for me. You used a photo of the moon in various phases.
Deb from Vancouver says
Can you please let me know how I can search for that one again?
Janice Riggs says
April 2nd 2016, or you can just Google "The Vivienne Files lunar eclipse" and it will come up. That was truly one of my favorite posts that I've ever done – everything just really fell into place beautifully…
One of my all-time favourites too!
Sania from Zagreb
Cee Pluse says
Not my colors, but definitely my sort of weekend getaway!
You and I seem to share the same warm coloring, so I always think of what to substitute for some of Janice’s cooler color schemes. In this instance, I would make one of the pants a tan khaki color, and the other a chocolate brown, eliminate the gray and substitute camel or tan, and it becomes a brown, tan, blue, off white scheme. Very doable with what is already in my closet !
Oops, my bad ! After looking at your blog, I see that you prefer black, white, and red color schemes .
I'm glad, since I can use the advice – substituting in my mind all the time, but didn't have that good ideas as you. Mmmm chocolate brown, camel, tan khaki…with denim blue and off white… love it! Thank you, Shrebee!
Sania from Zagreb
Linda Berge says
Love this! Thank you.
This is really pretty! I would love to see a wardrobe done in black and navy, with silver/grey.
Me too . . . My kind of clothes, colours and getaway. It would work too for our mostly temperate warmer months or at least the transition seasons. (It's summer here, temperatures averaging in the low C20s – I'm sorry I can't remember how to convert to F.) My inspiration word for 2018 is "Simplicity". This post sums it up nicely!
Thank you Janice, Robyn in Tasmania
Love the painting and adore the colour scheme. Clothes are a great selection.
I very much appreciate the work you put into your posts and I love reading your 'stories'. Thank you
Carole Hustead says
I LOVE the light colors for those of us with lighter coloring. Thank you!
becky johns says
Lovely wardrobe for a winter get away in the snowy mountains with pale blue skies. Checking my closet I found I could make one of the outfits you suggested, and set it out for tomorrow. No “wardrobe fatigue “ as long as I follow you! Thanks for your inspiration.
This is so lovely and calm. I wouldn't have thought of the camel accents with the grey – interesting. I'd welcome a quiet few days away at this time of year!
Beth B says
What a gorgeous and soothing color mix. Serenity!
LOVE the painting! I see a muted olive green in there too. Would look great with what you have started. One of my favorite capsules so far!
I notice that Janice often pairs tan/camel with chambrey blue/grey. Black accessories seem like the safer choice, but this is lovely. I agree a muted olive green would fit right in here. Love this one.
run 3 says
I would love to see a wardrobe done in black and navy, with silver.
I love it, serious wardrobe envy. Will have to do my best to emulate this collection.