Ah, our friend who loves peace and quiet… She was smitten with this painting from the first time she saw it:
She found this painting to be so moving that she decided to base her wardrobe around it. In order to focus her shopping, she isolated a couple of key phrases and a small color palette that she drew from the painting:
She’s been very pleased with the results!
In January she decided to get away for a peaceful long weekend at a resort that would be relatively deserted in the winter… Her plan was to go for walks, sit by the fireplace and read, and just generally relax and absorb the tranquillity!
She found much to enjoy… So much so that she went back in April! Packing for that trip required a little bit of flexibility, because she knew that she could encounter warm days and cool nights.
By August, there was no denying that she was visiting the resort as much for the company of her new friend as for the peace and quiet! Meeting someone special at your favorite place is an extra vacation bonus, isn’t it?
When she made her plans to go visiting in October, her new friend suggested that she leave some clothing at the resort! That’s a lovely gesture, a definite sign of a growing friendship, eh?
As the end of the year approaches, she has some decisions to make! The possibility of living permanently at the resort must be addressed… She knows that she won’t have a lot of space if she moves in with her friend, so she’s whittling down her possessions, starting with her wardrobe.
Her travel wardrobes, assembled together, give her this:
27 garments – not excessive! Her accessory wardrobe is lovely…
She is thinking that she needs to round out her wardrobe, somehow, before she moves… Once she’s up there, she won’t be going shopping very often! And she wants to be comfortable and happy as she settles into her new home…
But how to analyze? She sorts everything out – jackets, sweaters, shirts, pants, to see if she can see any gaps or weak spots:
She sees 3 things that she might want to address:
- not enough tee shirts or shirts to get through a week of laundry; (laundry more than once a week isn’t efficient!)
- She only has 1 pair of pants that aren’t jeans! Of course most of the time she wears jeans and that’s fine, but occasionally she might need something more, and
- She doesn’t have a blazer or “nice” jacket. Nothing fancy – she does NOT need a suit – but maybe something that would feel a little bit more “together” than a cardigan.
So I suggest this:
Nothing here is overly fancy, but each piece here has a LOT of possibilities!
When the weather warms up she will need to go shopping; by then she will want to visit her family and explain everything to them….
Thank heavens she can work from anywhere, so long as there’s an internet connection!