December 11, 2019
Yes, I was going to start analyzing our 12-month Hermes scarf-based wardrobes today, but I thought it might be smarter if I got this GORGEOUS bracelet in front of you in time for upcoming gift-giving events. And remember, a nicely printed photograph of this bracelet (right-click on the image below, print it, roll it up and tie it with a piece of re-used ribbon), will be a lovely notice that this bracelet is on the way, if it doesn’t arrive it time!
I’m going to tackle analyzing those wardrobes on Fridays. Should be educational – at least for me!
How lovely is THIS?
What great colors – warm and cool, neutral and accent…
She Wrote the Book Years Ago…
Literally the first months out of college. It became, as the saying goes, an instant classic, and she is STILL invited to speak about it. Colleges are particularly interested in hearing from her; she loves meeting students who really understand what she was saying, and who want to hear more!
But traveling THAT FAR NORTH? IN DECEMBER? The things that she will do, to share what she’s learned…
Everybody has warned her that every building on campus is kept quite cool; they’ve taken her admonitions about saving energy quite to heart!
The only time she knows that she will be somewhat warm is when she speaks at the Auditorium; the lights are warm, and being in front of a larger group of people always pumps up her system a bit…
Of course her home wardrobe is small – that’s part of what she wrote about back in the day, and has never forgotten! Packing is always satisfying though – that feeling of having everything you need, and not ONE extra thing. Perfect efficiency!
Although she’s only scheduled to be there a couple of days, she likes to have a few options. It isn’t impossible that she could be snowed-in for a day or two extra…
Why yes, she would wrap her sash a couple of times so that it didn’t stick out, and then wear a sweater over her dress. It’s like a matching skirt and top!
I wouldn’t mind traveling to a super-cold destination; I once took a long weekend to Anchorage in December, to try to see the Northern Lights. Didn’t happen…
What’s the silliest trip you’ve ever taken?
p.s. 2 years ago, we shared what might be the best possible corporate holiday party! It was truly a fantasy…
Change the gray to a medium tan, and this is me ! Love the bracelet too !
Just a note about Fierce Lynx delivery. I ordered a few bracelets on 12/3 and inquired about shipping time. Alison emailed me back promptly. Estimated delivery was 12/9-12/13. I received them here in California yesterday, 12/9. Hooray for Canadian and US Postal Services! Your mileage may vary as we are now a week closer to Christmas.
Oh my! That bracelet is my signature color scheme–The bright teal and cream with silver. I’d use brown instead of grey with it for now, and coral is my other accent color. My hair is changing fast now and I suspect the grey here will be better than brown in a few short years.
This is one of my very favorite of your posts!
I’m always happy when you include outerwear. This would be a great coat in a cold place. The two different weight scarves are very smart too. One is cozy and warm. The other is lightweight silk. I have to make myself remember this when I’m packing. Great ensemble. Thanks.
Silliest trip: airplane ride to see Haley’s comet. Didn’t ?
Good answer, though!
When the weather is absolutely frigid – like in below zero Fahrenheit – I recommend tying a cotton handkerchief over your nose and mouth before you put on your wool scarf. Yes, it will get wet, but at least you’ll have another warm layer over to keep you warm. I’m finally sorting out how to live in the cold, after almost 60 years…
Oh my, that coat could tempt me into down. This is such a pretty combination of colours. The bracelets are a real find Janice! As an aside, why is it so difficult to buy knee-length – or even mid-thigh coats and jackets for winter? Are we supposed to wear waterproof overpants or what? I live in a cool temperate climate with some rain and wind in winter. Sick of having cold wet knees.
I don’t understand why there aren’t long mid-calf winter coats everywhere – heaven knows that much of the world could really use that kind of coat! That’s why I always check Lands’ End and L.L.Bean – they seem to make coats that have something to actually do with the weather, rather than just looking a certain way. Below freezing, appearance has to be well balanced with not getting frostbite! (I’ve had frostbite, and I can speak from experience that it is both painful and ugly, for a long, long time…)
I love this wardrobe—simple and lovely. My silliest trip was the other direction — a camping trip to a state park near Houston … in August.
Oooh, that sounds painful!
Puerto Rico in August and Chicago in December were our silliest trips. However, Chicago wasn’t bad because we brought long underwear, parkas, and hand warmers. We also used the pedway as often as possible. It was so humid in Puerto Rico our swimsuits didn’t dry out till we got home.
Chicago in December is very festive, so you have that to warm you too! Puerto Rico in August just sounds very… damp…
Lisa Laree says
Silliest trip….was a shot in the dark. Had registered for a conference but got put on a waiting list. A friend and I drove to the venue a little over an hour away just to see if someone didn’t show. We would have had nowhere to stay if we had managed to get in, but there were folks ahead of us who had come to just stay with friends even though they couldn’t get into the sessions. The venue filled up just before our spot on the list. So we drove back home…about midnight.
I have a scarf I am considering using as a basis wardrobe additions next year that has very, very similar colors. I’m looking hard at those bracelets! The Fontana scarf looks interesting. It’s a shame the vendor does not have a picture of it laid out flat. Amazing how many scarves are listed on the internet w/o a full picture. Especially at that price point…I’d like to see exactly what I’m buying, lol!
Great colours – I have a teal dress, cream and teal tops, jewellery and scarves. I’m still trying to find warm, grey trousers for winter. Fleece-backed ones sound great and they look generous in the leg – cant stand tight trousers. I shall try LL Bean now that I know they ship to the UK…
I’m putting a teal coat back on my wishlist….ignoring hubby who says I have too many coats but then I win because I wear them all – just at different times and for different occasions. Perhaps in the January sales…
Love the bracelet themes gives me all sorts of ideas…not just scarves anymore. Colour scheme is lovely I’m a fan of teal with any accents along side.
Silliest trip was a weekend in Vermont based on a photograph in Woman’s Weekly magazine back in the early eighties. Photo feature rural scene with two cows and one horse it was beautiful. Found the exact location and was even better than the photo.
Hope you are planning a nice rest over the Holiday Season. I look forward eagerly to 2020.
Not much rest until January, when Belovedest and I are going to Paris! I’ve had to cancel TWO trips to Paris in the last 2 months, so I’m more than overdue…
I don’t think chasing down an image that really speaks to you is silly – it sounds lovely! And you weren’t disappointed, which is the best part!
Keep your eye on the strike news, Janice. I just barely made it out of France before the chaos.
You mean that I could get stranded in Paris! That would be SO terrible….
Scariest trip , not necessarily silly. Cruise to Bermuda and back — started out well in Florida, then Charleston, SC ( my favorite architectural city ), then got out to sea and up came the 40 foot waves and 50 mph winds, rogue waves, with dining tables falling over, people getting hurt ! And — this was in the Bermuda Triangle ! There was no advance indication of this storm — I always check ahead for the weather, although weather out at sea was not necessarily available !
OH my… You win the scariest award, for sure!
Mama Squirrel says
I think that owl bracelet is my favourite so far, although one you featured with blues comes pretty close. I’m delighted to see that this designer is Canadian!
Mama Squirrel says
The Nurturing one in November, too: they’re all beautiful.