July 27, 2018
She’s the school teacher who loves to take her students on field trips – even really complicated-to-organize, spending-the-night-in-hotels field trips… She took 20 6th-graders to New York after Christmas, and she’s also done quite a bit of traveling on her own…
So when she found the job posting for a field-trip coordinator at the STATE Board of Education, she applied so quickly that she’s still amazed that she didn’t mess up something in the application process…
Now she’s going to the Capital to be interviewed! Happily, as a woman ideally qualified for this kind of position, she has no trouble getting packed. She bases her wardrobe choices on her favorite painting and color palette:
The weather down there is unpredictable, so she’s planning with some options in mind for warm or cool…
She wants to look mature and responsible, but nothing over the top. She’s a teacher – she’s not going to show up dripping with diamonds and wearing 4-inch heels!
So she packs a suit-ish outfit, with a couple of options to wear with it, and then ensures that she has a warm sweater, and a pair of jeans for her leisure time:
She’s nervous, yes. But she’s also cool as a cucumber – there was never a job better suited to her skills and preferences. And there was NEVER a job candidate better qualified…
The night before she leaves, she looks at her travel capsule wardrobe, spread out on the bed, and smiles with quiet pleasure.
She’s only supposed to be there for a day and a half, but she has enough to wear, even if the weather turns quite warm, or cool:
Did you ever feel that nervousness that really feels more like excited confidence? She’s FULL of that – like having a bloodstream full of happy bees…
Taste of France says
I had to see what you did with a warm-weather wardrobe so weighted with a dark color (is it navy or black?). Of course, it’s brilliant.
Nothing says business like a straight skirt and black pumps. And since nobody but the queen, Kate and now Meghan wear pantyhose these days, a longish skirt makes that easier to get away with if one is sensible and doesn’t have perfectly bronzed legs.
I must say, field-trip coordinator does sound like a dream job.
Kim Luttgen says
While not my colors, I love the style of this wardrobe. I wish I had had your help when I was teaching.
I think I’ve finally found my own colour palette, and that scarf has my name on it. This isn’t one of my favourite paintings but, wow, that is definitely what I need in the way of colour. I have a lot of black which needs to move over to blue so I need to sort out my wardrobe and get cracking. Thank you Janice
Hello, fine that there’s a just a little touch of yellow: here in France, I don’t know why, but very few people wear yellow… Maybe It’s not our country wearing color.
Just recently found your blog and I love it! I am finding your color combinations inspiring. Thank you!
I like everything about this – the heroine and her story, the clothes, and the poetry, “like having a bloodstream full of happy bees”.
I’m a retired teacher and really got caught up in the story. Did she get the job? This will be my wardrobe plan for a big trip to Europe this spring. I’ve been looking for a navy based wardrobe. This is it!