June 25, 2021
please note that all sorts of things are selling out at a shocking rate; I literally chose our hat at 11 a.m. and by 1 p.m. they were GONE… Seize the day indeed!
She’s going to sit under an umbrella…
and watch everyone else get sunburned, and get sand in their creases and crevasses…
Her color palette is easy – bright and summery! (even though cool evenings are always possible…)
It takes about 90 minutes to get there on the bus; she’s ready with her mask and something to read!
Once she’s there, she can hang up a few things, grab another book, and head down to either the bar, the deck, or the nearest reaches of the beach…
Her friends don’t expect her to have a vast wardrobe with her – they certainly pack as lightly as they can manage! You can’t get away from it all if you take it all with you, right?
Yes, she wears a lot of white! She doesn’t worry about these things anymore… There’s laundry service available, and she can always pull together a different outfit if 1 garment becomes unwearable…
Has no one ever spilled a cocktail on a pair of white pants before?
At least some of her friends go there EVERY weekend… She’s going to start joining them much more often. Seize the day has become her motto!
p.s. Three years ago, I rattled on at great length about how to purge some impulse purchases from your wardrobe. The idea still stands!
It’s getting really chilly here in Southern Hemishpere. These colours make me think of orange and lime summery icecream and desserts. Yum!!
oh wow, how lovely is this? We are having a very abnormal heat wave right now in the PNW, expected to break all sorts of records that have stood for 75 years or more. I love Jazz’s description comparing the colors to orange and lime sherbet…. I have some coral in the summer wardrobe, wonder if I will feel cooler at work today if I wear it and concentrate on thinking about orange sherbet??? Maybe. Thank you Janice! Have an awesome weekend everyone!
Take me with you! What a fun, yet very practical holiday wardrobe. The Ilse Jacobsen shoes and the green dress are the winners for me.
I have taken a fancy to this bracelet! Love Love Love the peach and green color combination and have designed many summer travel wardrobes using it. Might I suggest a local hat company here in Colorado? I have many hats from Wallaroo. They pack and travel wonderfully and offer great sun protection.
Thank you so much for recommending this hat company Laurie! I’ve been on the hunt for a packable Fedora-style sun hat for ages.
Thank you! I will be looking at Wallaroo right now!
I love these colors together. Inspiring!
Sally in St Paul says
What a delicious capsule! I like the use of silver as the metal in the bracelet and wardrobe; I think gold is often chosen for a coral + green capsule, so the silver seems very fresh (and if our heroine has silver in her hair, how gorgeous the silver mules will be).
The post from 2018 remains one of my absolute most favorites posts from this site! I know that kind of post is a TON of work, but it’s just invaluable to see capsule building from an “OK, of course you already own clothing!” perspective. I would love to see another one of these for the summer to fall transition.
The H&M dress is a mesh so would need bike shorts under it! Beautiful green though.
Elisabeth A Carrel says
Gorgeous capsule. So pretty, fresh and summery.
Judie Ashford says
I seem to have fallen off the email advisory list. I re-enlisted. Was that the right thing to do?
Beth T says
Very summery combination. I wish I had the courage to wear a brighter green than teal. Thanks for the look back. I’m doing another cull. My husband asked me how much space I needed….. ??
I don’t revive the notification of your post until the next day, like I just got this one at 12:01 this morning Saturday.
Unfortunately lots of things are sold out, before I see them.
I’m having to change mail providers – it’s a system full of glitches and hidden pitfalls! But it should be working well by early next week.
And I apologize that things are selling out so quickly; it’s an issue for me too – I find things, and by the time I’m actually writing a post, they’re GONE!
Seize the day, but don’t impulse shop. What a conundrum…
Thank you Janice for your quick response, no problem, I sure understand technical glitches.
Love ? your blog.