November 27, 2019
They both work on computers, so when they have something to schedule, they put the event onto a computer calendar that they share…
One of them decided to glance ahead to December, just to see what was planned… And realized that, between them, they had committed to attend FIVE different events in a 3-day period. All of them downtown.
The obvious answer? A hotel room, some late mornings with room service, and a tidy holiday travel capsule wardrobe with NO black velvet (this woman is a heretic, in my world!), nothing red, and nothing green.
Red and green really aren’t her colors, and standing out in a crowd of friends makes her happy…
I personally can’t fathom living through cold weather – especially the holidays – without tons of black velvet, but I love the idea of a woman charting her own course through the “festive” season…
p.s. Back in 2015, on this date, I experimented with a variety of accent colors for brown; it’s fun to see how changing colors in an outfit can change both the look and the feel!
Janice, I see all these lovely, very pretty shoes, but I’ve always wondered how people who live in really cold or slushy places cope with them ? Do you wear boots to get to places and take the shoes to change into when you get there? Having grown up in a place of dry, cold winters, and now living in mildish, wet winters, I have no experience so please satisfy my curiosity!
Wear boots, and then change, has always been my system in truly atrocious weather. I suspect that designers assume that we all take a limo to events…
I love this wardrobe very much and generally prefer an overall light ideal. I’m moving away from black as I get older, I wear it occasionally and only for evening events.
I now need cooler tones but most certainly would have worn this capsule before my coloring cooled. I love the orange dress although I’ve never been able to wear it, I would have to have made a different color choice. That skirt makes me wish I had better legs!! So many pretty things here!!
This capsule reflects my present aspirations for my wardrobe. Thank you!
What a gorgeous wardrobe capsule. Tall dogs with muddy noses make this impractical for me but I love the depth of color in the accent colors against the neutral.
I love all the items, except for the orange dress. If I could keep white clean, I would have bought this wardrobe in a heartbeat. Wonderful colours, thank you so much.
Deborah Singh-Boos says
What a lovely capsule wardrobe. I thought the cinnamon color you used had more pink than brown in the painting and so I was looking for something with some soft pink tones but overall these items are very feminine and pretty.
There are almost always more colors in paintings than I can use in a wardrobe – that’s one of the fun things about using a painting as your inspiration! There are always new avenues of accent color to explore…
Book Goddess says
Thank you so much for sharing that gorgeous painting! I need to go to the Tate Modern to see it.
Lisa P says
Yes,Amandar, we who live in places with snowy winters carry our pretty shoes along with us and change when we arrive at our destination. So we need a little winter boot wardrobe too—at least a warm, nice looking pair for everyday wear (that won’t get ruined by slush and salt) and maybe an extra-warm pair with felt liners for a day spent outdoors, maybe a dressier pair, maybe a few more pairs too.
What a lovely capsule! It is such a happy colour combination. I love to wear winter white around Christmas time, and lots of textures—cable knit woollens, cashmere, satin, cotton-silk knits, velvet—cozy to wear and a contrast to the darkness of that time of the year!
Vancouver Barbara says
THe painting is beautiful. I love the wardrobe it inspired.
My Belovedest found this on Instagram and forwarded it to me; he finds some of the BEST paintings…
I have those birch corduroys from Lands End, and they are currently my favorite item of clothing! Enough structure so that they feel pulled together, but a little stretch to make them comfy. The color is amazing – it goes with virtually every other neutral I own (greys, browns, tans, black, navy). An excellent investment!
Joyce Plunkett says
I love the pop of color from that orange dress, but… cotton/poplin?!! Seems too ordinary for our heroine ;-) I hope she’s about 6 feet tall and slim to carry off that look; I know I’d be a wrinkled pumpkin. But I do love the idea of a totally non-traditional color for holiday dressing. Thanks, Janice!!
Beautiful painting! The link from the dress shows that it also comes in white (impractical but lovely for lunch at a beachside cafe), and a pretty light blue, which would be perfect for me, but for the price tag. I like the way the pleats start well below the waist, so a short person like me needn’t look like a lampshade. It I’ll summer in Tasmania soon, and I’m dreaming of a dress like that.
Sorry, “It will be summer …”
Carol S says
It will be summer … in Victoria soon. I think the other colours in the painting translate really well for a summer holiday wardrobe. Oranges, yellows and grass greens with white. I see a whole year of colours.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Belovedest !
I love the paisley T-shirt as it’s one of my favourite patterns. I also have too many plain t-shirt tops in my wardrobe.
Sadly it’s not offered on the UK Land’s End site but they stock a floral t-shirt with similar colours and scale of pattern. They are currently having a sale so I’ll order it.