August 11, 2021
It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person around who gets their dates confused and loses track of time!
An Open-Ended Plane Ticket
The settlement was large, as was only fitting. She quit her job the next day, and now she’s going to start her roaming where the weather feels like early fall; as soon as the weather gets too cool, she’s going to hop a train and head a bit south…
Eventually, she will have to buy clothes. But that’s for later…
She knows that she’s only packing a carry-on bag. Originally, she planned to limit all of her clothes to navy and grey, but then her bracelets caught the light…
She’s going to wear her current favorite outfit on the first leg of her voyage…
And she’s packing 2 more outfits. Some long underwear for sleeping, 2 changes of undergarments, and the world’s tiniest assortment of personal care products…
This last “outfit” is technically 3 different outfits… but it’s only 3 garments, so she feels like she hasn’t broken her packing rule! Nor has she overloaded her bag…
A couple of days before she puts EVERYTHING ELSE SHE OWNS into storage, she takes a good long look at her travel wardrobe…
Eventually, she will need a coat, and maybe boots.
Eventually, she will want a couple of new tee shirts.
Eventually, she will see something in these colors that will absolutely HAVE to be purchased…
But for now, she has all of the options she needs!
Part of the exploring is all of the new towns and cities that she will visit; part of the exploring will be to see how well and happily she can live with a very small number of possessions with her…
She can’t wait to see how it all works!
p.s. It was only 2 years ago – I started with ONE Romaine Brooks painting, built a wardrobe, and then added a SECOND painting by her to inspire an enlargement of the wardrobe…
That bracelet is beautiful. And the description of the iolite stones very interesting. It really meshes with the travel, minimalist sort of vibe with this capsule.
What a lovely wardrobe. Very similar to items I have hanging in my closet. Lovely way to start the day.
One of my all-time favourite Met Store scarves! (On my wish list along with the Echo Mountain View wrap.)
Jane Williams says
Love your approach to curating a travel wardrobe! It’s inspiring, for sure.
Book Goddess says
Wow! There’s a definite appeal to that extraordinary level of simplifying your life.
You stole my heart with that first transit wardrobe. I love it. Each piece is just for me. Maybe purple is going to be in my fall/winter wardrobe after all. You didn’t include the Echo purple ruana but of course it would be great with this capsule.
Absolutely love this collection! We just spent three weeks traveling up and down the east coast, going from hot to cooler weather and back. Using the tricks I’ve learned here, I was able to put together a well coordinated wardrobe that went from dressy to casual. Lots of navy and white, a few accent colors, and done! Thanks for showing me the way. Still have to work on not over-packing, but one thing at a time!
Sally in St Paul says
It’s a lovely collection, but would I ever be stressed out at the idea of open-ended traveling with 3 outfits in my bag!
Renee D says
Ooo, I want her to unbutton that dress and use it as a duster with a tee shirt and her grey jeans.
I think about the 3rd week into this wardrobe, she will definitely try that!
Wow! That bracelet is already sold out. Maybe I shouldn’t save your posts for my bedtime treat. But I did end up getting three other bracelets:)
What a beautiful wardrobe! I love the colors and the way the pieces coordinate. I have navy and gray pieces in my closet, a violet scarf and purse. I’m going to see if I can put together some similar outfits. And the bracelet is gorgeous. You’ve outdone yourself.
Beth T says
Still my beating heart. I opened this yesterday morning and my heart melted ? I love these colours and can shop my wardrobe easily. Add in the soft blue and pink from the look back plus a touch of teal, and I could work this up for autumn and to provide more options for a long trip.
I am particularly drawn to the speckled jumpers. I’ve found some wool in shades of blue, plum/purple and grey that I can crochet into a garment for winter. I have in mind a collared jumper or chunky cardigan.
Summer so far has been unpredictable with weather fluctuating between extremes., so I’m looking forward to autumn
Sally in St Paul says
Beth T, I admit, I was just a little bit concerned yesterday not to see you in chime in on this one that is so up your alley :D
Beth T says
Aww thanks Sally and Sandy for your concern. No problem other than a busy morning followed by an eight hour round road trip to take my son back home!
I offered to share the driving with my husband. So the lovely wardrobe gave me something to think about and plan when I was a passenger!
Oooooh I love this whole capsule! I want to travel again, lightweight and easy with just a few perfect clothes and accessories. I remember that William Morris scarf from the Met. Such beautiful tones. I saved it in my Pinterest files. It’s got such wonderful periwinkle shades. So good to see it with one of the Fierce Lynx bracelets.
For those in love with these colours and this scarf from the Met this is another gorgeous capsule that Janice created https://www.theviviennefiles.com/2018/09/start-with-a-scarf-william-morris-patchwork-scarf.html/ in September 2018 with the same wonderful William Morris scarf. Proves how versatile this scarf is for the navy & grey lovers here. That one inspired me to buy a pair of soft periwinkle cashmere gloves and a soft pink cashmere hat. It’s continuing to make me crave periwinkle. And I may need some amethyst tones too.
Beth T says
My periwinkle cardigan certainly needs an airing. I’d love to find similar coloured and patterned scarves. I recall when Janice had the competition to win an Echo scarf, that there was a silk scarf in the most gorgeous watercolours that would also go with this. Sadly Echo don’t ship to the UK.
I also have jewellery that would go with this wardrobe which I haven’t worn for a long time.
My autumn wardrobe needs a revamp….. ?