June 16, 2019
Remember our friend the political candidate? Of course she won her election…
She campaigned wearing a small wardrobe based on this painting, and color palette:
Now, she’s getting ready for the legislative session in the fall! She’s taking the train to the capitol on Tuesday mornings, and staying until until Friday afternoon… Trying to get familiar with the routine, and the policies, and the procedures. Even though the legislature isn’t in session, there’s plenty to do, and so MUCH to learn…
Since she had such luck with her wardrobe during the campaign, she decides to make only the slightest of changes to her wardrobe plan…
This scarf, in her travel outfit, is much more beautiful than you can see in this photograph…
First change is that she’s taking a pair of jeans with her! She will be able to dress them up if necessary, but they are definitely jeans. Some days she just won’t need to get dressed up…
Of course she wants a dress… through the summer it will be invaluable!
But one day… shopping… she makes a (for her) huge change. She buys 2 pieces in her favorite purple! Not a grey skirt and top with a purple cardigan!!! (this was a touch decision for her – this purple is also available in pants, a sleeveless top, a dress and a long-sleeved top; it took quite a while for her to choose the pieces that would be most versatile for her…)
She knows that it’s a break in her normal system, but when she sees the skirt… well… sometimes you have to listen to your heart, right?
She’s still got plenty of options, even with the wild purchase of a purple skirt and top…
Talk about options – look at how well her winter campaigning wardrobe combines with her newer work outfits:
It will be interesting to visit her in the fall to see what her wardrobe looks like after the autumn legislative seasons start, eh?
p.s. 3 years ago I was packing for Paris and/or Florida… I really had to refresh my summer wardrobe for these trips!
Vancouver Barbara says
I love this collection and the colours, especially the wild purple skirt and t-shirt. When I looked them up it said “lasmin”. I’ve never seen that word before and can’t find a definition. Do you know what it means?
I’m going to guess that it’s “jasmine” with some sort of stylized spelling?
Carol Spears says
I love your scenarios and especially love this grouping of colours.
Ooh, these are my colors! I tend to use more navy than grey, but I love this wardrobe.
Deborah Singh-Boos says
What a beautiful collection. I can see myself wearing these items especially that purple t-shirt and skirt. When I checked for the t-shirt, it was sold out. Maybe due to this posting?
Lisa P says
Lovely soft combinations! And happy birthday to you!
Thanks! Saturday, I will be 59… I feel either older or younger, depending on the day!
Happy Birthday, Janice!
Vancouver Barbara says
Thanks for the elucidation. I can’t tell you how much I love this collection. It’s been haunting me all day. The painting is so inspiring. I’m going to get busy making myself a collection based on your selections. Thanks so much. Every time you post a new scenario it’s a new treat.
I especially love the soft lilac grouping. That blouse is luscious! Good work as usual Janice.
Your scenario reminded me of when I was a legislative assistant back in the late 80s. I worked for a woman legislator and knew most in the women’s caucus (about 40 at the time). They learned I was pretty good at tying scarves, so quite a few would show up in my office before legislative sessions or committee hearings so I could drape their scarves. Your collection would be great for someone in that position.
Jeri B. says
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, wore a hot pink Blazer and Capri Pants on Stephen Colbert’s program last night, so our hero’s wild purple maybe on point for her new work. Good call. If she’s spending time in D.C., she may need more sleeveless items. All the second tops are in order for her life is going to happen in air-conditioning. I’d add sunglasses and a neutral sun hat, actually I’d add my teal hat.
Love the grey base with the soft accents! This is one of my favourite wardrobe capsules & I look forward to seeing how the seasonal changes are expressed through this lovely art.
Happy Birthday Janice & thank you for all the time and effort you spend on these gorgeous collections.
You bring such a lot of joy and inspiration to so many!
I hope you have a wonderful time ahead with many happy returns of the day!
Love the purple addition! It’s perfect with all the icy lilac pieces and a pop of turquoise in the scarf – just perfect! Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a great year for you. (P.S… one of the many things I love about your collections is that they are classy and timeless – even for ladies of a certain age (older than you). It is often so difficult to find good looking clothes that are not too short, too tight, and just plain too “cute” and youthful for older ladies. We don’t lose our desire to look good just because we retire!!)
I am 73 years old and am just learning how i want to dress after finding your blogs. Thank you!