April 12, 2019
After retirement, they decided that they were going to travel to a new destination every 3 months for the first year! Just for a few days….
In the winter, they went somewhere warmer – I’m not sure, but it might have been Barcelona?
When our heroine and her sweetheart hatched this plot, our heroine chose this very evocative painting as her color inspiration:
Yes, April in Paris
She’s very excited…
Maybe a striped top is cliche to wear to Paris, but she loves her travel outfit – classic, simple, comfortable…
And since retirement is rekindling the romance in their lives, she’s sticking with some pink accents. Something about pink just feels romantic to her. And her true love seems to agree!
She spent a surprising amount of time choosing her things to pack; she figures that if she does all of the thinking and planning now, she can just relax and dress with ease in the hotel. (she loves unpacking in the hotel…)
After their trip back in January, she feels much more comfortable traveling with a small bag and a tidy travel capsule wardrobe. But just to be sure, she charts out a few outfits in her mind… (it never hurts to step through every aspect of a planned ensemble, just to make sure that you didn’t forget the right shoes, or the earrings that you love to wear with your favorite blouse…)
If the weather is warm, she might have to do some shopping…
Have you ever HAD to buy something while on vacation? Last May, in Paris, the weather was SO warm that I had to buy a tee shirt and a pair of shorts. That hasn’t happened to me in a long time!
p.s. This is how her “2-Season” wardrobe looks; I think this is really pretty…
Bonjour Janice, You’ve managed to entertain us again with another lovely story and pictures. Based on the limited information we have gleaned on you, one could think this story is your upcoming autobiography. It sure sounds like a plan and an ensemble I would anticipate from you. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
In the Spirit of Sisterhood,
Nancy in Maine
You are very insightful…
I’ve never been a big fan of pink, but I am really drawn to that Temperly London scarf. I would love to see what you would do with a wardrobe designed around it. There are so many design elements you could play with.
Thank you for another beautiful wardrobe and story, Janice. I’m intrigued by the many scarves you include. Would you be willing to talk about the different way to wear these scarves in addition to including them as accessories?
I am more blue and purple now, but my sweetheart fondly remembers me wearing pink in my youth… maybe I’ll try a “pink cluster”….
Somehow I always manage to pack pink and black for Paris! But my pink is quite pale in comparison to these pinks. I don’t know what it is about my mental world around the idea of Paris; it seems to require black, white, and pink. I keep thinking I’m going to break that mold someday, but I haven’t yet.
OH no! Stick with these traditions – I think things like this are lovely…
Paris can be very unpredictable in May! We were there the first week of May in 2015 and it was soooo warm. We had also been to London on this trip where we had snow one day! So in Paris we rolled up our sleeves and jeans (for a cropped jean look) and enjoyed the sunshine.