October 30, 2019
Oh, some diplomacy could be useful these days…
Someone Needs to Visit THAT Office…
And she just knows that it’s going to be her…
Nobody can really tell her what’s going on there; all they seem to be able to say is that there’s a problem…
Thus, she doesn’t know if she’s going to be in the production area, with all of the “creative” types, or stuck in the Executive Suite with the suit-y people…
So she’s packing a variety of calm, relaxing neutrals…
And her travel capsule wardrobe accent color is going to be soft and approachable; she really needs to get these people to talk!
She wants to look nice, but not wear anything that really arouses strong opinions. She suspects that there are quite enough strong opinions racing around that office already!
She’s not sure how the people that she meets are going to feel about her presence, but she feel quite relaxed…
She has lots of ways to get dressed, so she feels that she can at least look as if she’s prepared to take on this mysterious problem.
It’s one thing to travel when you don’t know what weather to expect – we all face that to a certain extent. But traveling without knowing what you will be required to do? Quite a stressful project! At least you can have your wardrobe under control…
Have you ever had to do this – for work, or for personal reasons? I’ve had these work trips… At least blogging doesn’t require talking grouchy account executives down off of the metaphorical ledge!
p.s. 2 years ago I shared a wee tote bag travel capsule in shades of rust, brown and navy, based on the stunning “Shattered Tree” by Otto Dix…
The Cat says
Love your stories and find much inspiration in your capsule wardrobes.
In this case, I just wonder why a heading says “Green and other accents”, while the accents are light blue, noe green.
Because I’m color blind? Easily distracted? Just plain human some days? (well, every day…) Thanks for pointing this out to me; I’ve fixed it. If you ever see things that don’t make sense, please let me know; I admit to ALL of the human frailties!
This is so beautiful – I want this entire wardrobe!!
In a previous life I was a business litigator, which meant I spent half my time being a pit bull and half being a gentle persuader. A wardrobe like this would have worked admirably when I was in persuader mode. Thinking back on it, I actually did dress differently depending on which role I would be playing on a given day–power colors and sharp tailoring for Ms Pit Bull and cashmere twinsets and flowy skirts for Ms. Persuader. If I wanted to be super-calming I even wore a different perfume on persuader days to take advantage of the power of aromatherapy. I don’t know how well it worked for my clients, but it certainly helped ME stay calm and in control of the situation!
Even though the colors as shown are too cool for me, I really love the versatility and cohesiveness of this wardrobe. Kudos for matching all of those grays, THAT is incredibly hard!! I wish that Pantone would chose a palette of warm and cool neutrals each season, it would make shopping SOOOO much easier!!
My goal is to create a similar capsule based on warm grays and some muted and almost neutral warm accents. This is only my second season of trying to create a warm gray capsule and I can see that the search will probably be continuous. Last winter I started with some warm gray corduroy pants and a pair of somewhat matching ankle boots. Late this summer, I found some periwinkle, heather, and flint blue tops. I’m trying to find a cardigan and a vest that will play well with the other pieces, but no luck yet. I’m glad I started now instead of waiting until my hair was much grayer/whiter!
Happy Halloween to all!
Beautiful colours no matter what season you are.they are the colours of acceptability not stark black and white.nor pumpkin fall shades.someone should create a line for acceptable business wear for everyone.winters like soft colours too.i see all seasons wearing that.
Carol S says
For the last few years, I have added light grey/light greige to my wardrobe. My hair is still dirty blonde but will some day grey. Feels premature but feels good too.
Oh bliss. This is so beautiful. Can the heroine please come on to our place to pass on some of her skills (and elegance) for ordering my disordered life.
I believe I might work in THAT office. If I had this wardrobe I’d feel better about it.
Lisa Laree says
What a calming combination! Just looking at it is like taking nice deep breaths…
I could live in this for life.
What a cool calm clear perspective this heroine must bring.
It’s like a spa experience translated into clothing!