October 5, 2018
Our heroine is a translator! She won an award back in the early part of the year, after which she was chosen to translate the autobiography of a very important and elegant Frenchman… Her new gig required her to travel to Paris to meet with the author and to finalize some legal paperwork. She’s been hard at work ever since, and she finds this the easier assignment she’s ever had; she understand the author’s writing on so many levels – not just language, but also the thought and emotion that he conveys…
They’ve spent HOURS on the phone together, so she wasn’t entirely surprised when he suggested that she come back to Paris for another long weekend…
Her autumn wardrobe budget gets tapped-out, but she’s pretty thrilled about this trip…
He made her hotel reservations (very near his apartment) for 3 nights, so she doesn’t want to pack too much. When she looks at her planned wardrobe, she feels pretty comfortable. The heart earrings are uncharacteristically expressive for her, but she is ready to take a chance. Or two.
She has no real idea what she’s going to be doing for 3 days, but she does have quite a few options about how to wear her tidy travel wardrobe:
Is she wrong to assume that it’s significant that he told her to pack a dress, and NOT to bring any of her draft translations?
p.s. just for reference, this is the painting and color scheme upon which this lucky heroine builds her wardrobe:
Beautifully elegant; I love this colour combination of black with accents of camel and teal. Unfortunately, not my colours apparently, but before knowing I was a ‘summer’, I did have two outfits in these same colours. They were chosen by a ‘personal shopper’ in one of those high street department stores many years ago and I remember being looked up and down quite a bit by other women at work whenever I wore the outfits (is that a good or bad thing?).
I love this color scheme, it’s so sophisticated and chic. I enjoyed looking back at her other travel wardrobes. I am wondering if you are going to do a post showing all of them together and analyzing what might be needed to make it a complete wardrobe.
I think I’m going to assemble them all, just for fun, and see how they look when all pulled together. These individual travel wardrobes are great fun, but they all have to part of a larger whole, don’t they?
Yes, I would love to see how they all come together as a whole wardrobe, I can’t see how someone would buy expensive pieces to wear away but never use them back at home. And just as I was typing, I realised that I too have certain clothes that I only wear on holiday, I think it has something to do with the light and temperature.
Not quite my colours but I love the shape/outline of the clothes. Also that little bag – where is it from? It’s gorgeous.
If you click on the description of the bag under the image, your computer or tablet will take you to the retailer and give you more information.
Janice, your storyboard is missing the link for the black bag (the one with the bow).
Thanks so much – I fixed it!
I think you skipped the bag link. I can’t find it.
Thanks so much – I found it, and the one for the lovely pumps…
One of my favorite “stories”! I especially love the black dress options. The top option is for a “let’s take this relationship to a deeper, more personal level” dinner and the bottom option is for a “you’ve become a dear friend and I’d like you to meet my partner” dinner. :)
Exactly! This could so go both ways, but my good money is on romance… Of course, I BELIEVE in romance…
Birgit Knutsen says
Absolutely LOVE this color combo and these elegant outfits. Thank you so much! I too would love to look up the black handbag with bow…you missed putting down the link. xoxo Hallie
I love the stories as much as I enjoy looking at all the pretty clothes! I own a lot of clothes and about a year ago I started limiting the colors in my wardrobe, but what I am trying to expand are interesting accessories. You’re so helpful to me in that regard. I knew about the Met store, but had totally forgotten about it. After following one of your links, I found an orange scarf that I feel needs to be part of my expansion. ☺️
Thanks for all the work that goes into providing such an enjoyable excursion from the work day.
Have a lovely weekend,
dragonfly is one of my favorite EF colors, gorgeous tunic! From what I’ve read, these teal-ish green blues are universally flattering colors so those who are saying this palette isn’t their color might give it a spin.
I’m intrigued, I’ve always thought that long skinny tunics would only look good with skinny pants, so it is very interesting to see you pair these tunics with flared pants. An opportunity for me to expriement with a different look.
Love, love, love this wardrobe. And thanks for the advice the other day; on your recommendation I sprang for the camel cashmere v-neck sweater, and am very pleased with myself now…
LOL, i see a book plot in your future?
nina t says
i have this color capsule. i re-orged my closet this weekend so i could see everything and voila! there it was.
I love this storyline and the outfits are just my style. I think I’m a deep autumn type (pale skin, medium hazel green/brown eyes and medium to dark brown curly hair). Teal is one of my best colors and I wear a lot of black. I can wear some mustard colors…can I wear camel like this — head to toe or is that just for blonds?
If you can find somewhere to try it on, that would be a great idea, but overall I think if something appeals to you, you should wear it!
I love this one! And I am rooting for romance for Our Heroine and the Writer.
I’m a translator. My life is sadly not this glamorous!
I have been admiring your articles and stories for ages and have done a yoeman job of cleaning out and organizing my clothes. I’m finally at the point where I know what I have and can assemble outfits, thanks to your tutelage. And am also ready to add special accessories. I purchased the Maria scarf and it is gorgeous. I tried it on with several different outfits and my husband said ‘wow, that scarf is gorgeous- it has a lot of life and goes with everything!’ Thanks so much for all your work and expertise. Your site is special and greatly appreciated!
It has been a couple of weeks and I remain OBSESSED with these wardrobe and our translator. I’m on a hunt for camel pants similar to the Max Mara, but at a lower price point. Ideas?!
Look at Banana Republic: https://shopstyle.it/l/VaN6
Uniqlo has ponte knit pants in a nice shade of warm beige – very close to camel, and very affordable!
Camel’s so difficult to find…
Thanks for your reply! I actually already bought those and returned them. The don’t have the right shape. I’ll check out the Uniqlo ones! Thanks!!