July 5, 2019
I love this artist… And this painting is a perfect ensemble of neutral colors!
We’re Going WHERE?
To her sweetheart’s college Chess Club reunion, that’s where!
She decides to pack on an outfit-by-outfit basis; she knows that the weather is going to be hot, so she’s focusing on linen, and shorts, and a couple of tops that will cover her up if she wants to walk along the shore…
Since this reunion is going to be near the beach, she’s bringing “water shoes”…
Even though she’s not going to lie out on the beach, she knows that a couple of pairs of shorts will be handy!
Once she got everything arranged and ready to pack, she gave it a last look:
She plans out enough outfits, in her mind, to get her through the long weekend with some options:
You don’t have to be a chess player to be able to plan quite a few steps ahead…
p.s. 4 years ago I was planning for getting snowed in at the office… the weather must have been hot if I was fantasizing about snow!
Bernadette Zerafa says
The colors, the material, the simplicity – just fantastic!
A new favorite one for me!
Oooh, I think this is my favorite color palette. I love the mix of warm & cool tones. I hope you make more outfits for these colors!
Me too! love this palette. – nancyo
Linda M says
Beautiful, especially the linen hoody and stripey pants. Linda M
I love the hoody and striped pants too. Curious why you didn’t use any beige in the wardrobe. I love beige with black, white, and gray.
The only exchange would swapping out the black pants for a black skirt. Just me. :)
Deborah Singh-Boos says
What beautiful colours and so cooling especially for the terribly hot days we are now experiencing in the Caribbean.
Such a beautiful wardrobe. I’m planning for a trip to Europe in a couple of weeks and linen is high on the list of must-takes. Black, white, and blue are the colours I’m focusing on, too, so this is a perfect post to help me. Thank you. No shorts for me, but a couple of dresses and skirts instead, for city walking.
I have the white collared shirt by Eileen Fisher. It’s wonderful, but semi-sheer. I liked it so much I bought one in blue as well. Always buying multiples!
Hélène G. says
So simple, so obvious, so smart, so convenient…
Congratulations, Janice, and thank you !
This is a versatile and practical wardrobe. Would cover me for three weeks in Europe.
That linen hoody is so covetable!
Judith Flaxman says
I love the Scully painting. Would enjoy seeing what you could do with more of the beige, taupe, grey, blue, and white.
Have so enjoyed you beautiful work – thank you!
Too much black for somewhere hot! It just absorbs the heat of the sun. I would substitute the grey or taupe/beige. Love all the combos. Long weekend? I could live in this all summer, your planning is so great.
Jeri B. says
I like the black bottoms in this collection, but the black cardigan seems like an overwhelming cocoon for the summer months. There’s a white cardigan and white hoody for cover-ups. What I’d pick from my own wardrobe to contrast with all this calmness is a very large hot pink cotton wrap. I use it as an extra layer for the airplane or a cool evening. Of course, you could substitute a wrap from the palette. An oversize scarf that resembles the painting would be perfect! (Tell the Met to get on it.)