September 17, 2021
She doesn’t need to be recognized. She never cares if she turns heads, or if she stands out in a crowd. When she travels, she blends into nature, and takes pictures that are hard for others to take, because they disrupt the peace and quiet…
She’s taking a long weekend to a small town a couple of hours away from where she lives. All kinds of raptors have been seen in the fields and wooded areas near there.
She loves to photograph raptors; their speed and precision thrills her…
She wants to look reasonably nice – she does have to go out for dinner every night! And she needs to be warm-ish, but nothing outrageous. She will unfold her little chair, prop up her camera, and sit. Quietly. Calmly. No cups of coffee, no checking e-mail while she waits. Just. Quiet.
Her primary concern with packing is to be lovely, and to have enough options with her clothes to keep her clothed if she has a mishap that renders something unwearable. A very reasonable woman, this…
If you like taupe, Banana Republic has lots of things right now!
She enjoys this part of the preparation – making certain that she has what she needs for photographing, and for being comfortable, but not being encumbered with excess.
Her wardrobe is pretty foolproof…
She will do her yearly allotment of screaming when she wins another photography award. In private.
p.s. Five years ago, I tossed a pinch of plum into six different wardrobes, just to see what might happen!
I don’t know why, but I absolutely love everything about this wardrobe! Elegant, understated, mysterious, earthy? I am going to print this one and see how close I can come to getting these pieces. This is a wow for me. Thank you for putting this together!
I can appreciate the beauty and elegance of this wardrobe while realizing it wouldn’t be for me :) I just love my colors too much. And on a side note, I’m officially done trying the 21 piece wardrobe for a month. I never seem able to account for changes in mood and weather that make me want to wear something other than what I have chosen! This week it’s been all about comfort, which I failed to include – or at least not to the variety I crave. Thanks Janice, hope the move is going well and everyone have a great weekend!
I love the raptor border and I love the idea of this heroine slinking quietly through the woods, blending in with the surroundings. She’s looking great for the birds and for herself!
These colors would make me look like the walking dead, but these wardrobe items would make a beautiful, cozy work from home capsule in any color palette. My home office is in my half-basement and so it’s chilly. This wardrobe looks so warm and comfortable!
Great work as always!
Jackie Katz says
You must have telepathy! I hoped that you would do a wardrobe with a core of muted olive. I am a soft autumn and look best in muted autumn colors with low contrast. I have actually already pinned several of the LLBean olive and Lands End forest moss items that you included in my personal pinterest wishlist board. After seeing them in this six pack, I want to purchase them NOW.
I share your same soft autumn personal coloring . This wardrobe would be a good basis for me, but then I would need to add some muted accent colors, as all muted all of the time would quickly bore me. However, I have days that I want to not draw attention to myself and to not have to try hard , so this group would do perfectly for those days. Other days I want to express my mood with some soft color .
Jackie Katz says
Caramel and teal are my favorite muted accent colors to add a pop of color.
I had to think twice about “raptors” because the first thing that came into my head was Jurassic Park, but I didn’t think she could be “slinking quietly through the woods” looking for those sorts of raptors.
This is a lovely ensemble of comfy clothes that would work for me. I’d just have to change the colors because I look sickly and dead in these tones, lol. I think they’d be gorgeous on a redhead!
Gail Finke says
I will be honest, when I saw the scarf and the color wheel I thought it looked like… Maybe I won’t be honest. Let’s just say, colors I associate with mud (not the good kind) or goose poop. But I am glad to admit that I was wrong. Translated into actual clothing, rather than swatches, that looks gorgeous and the pieces themselves do too. It’s not my colors at all but what a beautiful collection, with an overall feel of calm and fresh air. Love this.
This is so beautiful! That scarf pulls at my heartstrings. I see a couple of commenters have said these are their colors, and it makes me happy to think someone in the world might have this little capsule. I think on someone who is flattered by these colors, she would turn more heads than she might expect. :)
Looking more closely at the scarf, I can see lots of room for expanding the color range: sage, warm dusty rose, and deep soft plum would all be very cohesive as well as the beautiful colors presented here.
This is one of my favorite wardrobes out of all those you have done. Unfortunately, olive is most definitely not my color–but grey is, and I can “see” these same pieces in lovely shades of grey, with plum and blue accents. Thank you–I could live in these pieces every day.
Once again I must really try not to be distracted by classy colors and great clothes. I Will stick to navy and grey! But a little taupe might work in. These colors and types of clothes are just perfect for the season, I think.
I want this wardrobe.❤️
LOVE the olive! My knew where with everything color.
As a soft autumn who spends a great deal of time in the woods for both work and pleasure, this wardrobe resonates for me. I wear a good deal of olive-y green and taupe-ish colors as a base, mixed with brighter accents–corals, blues, teals, burgundies, off-whites, etc. Sometimes darker browns, too. Nature colors. :)
The “quiet” wardrobe really resonates with me today. So much hectic craziness going on at work all of a sudden – I love the idea of bringing my own stillness into the mix. And these colors are growing on me. Grabbing some of these items now! Thank you Janice! And may your new home be as lovely and organized as these wardrobes.
beth byrd says
This color palette made me swoon. I don’t think I could up with a better wardrobe for myself if I tried. I could easily purchase everything here!!!
This will be my “go to” guide when shopping!!
Beth T says
I’ve always envied people who can where these colours and look quietly stunning. Well done with this.
My move into brown as a third neutral to my natural navy and grey is an exercise in treading carefully and not rushing. Just like nature watching.
So far I have chocolate brown and taupe (brownish) trousers. Browns need to be of a pinkish hue.
My favourite outfit is the first one. However to wear brown near my face, I would have to wear soft pink or salmon pink or soft pale blue. Plum definately goes with brown, so I enjoyed the look back too.
Sally in St Paul says
The perfect color scheme for a bird photography outing!
That bit at the end, about tossing in some PLUM into a wardrobe is priceless! It MADE the article for me! purple is my best color, and I wear a lot of neutrals!
Alison M Gunn says
It’s interesting that you chose to make this story about a photographer, because these almost-non-colors remind me immediately of sepia-toned photography of yore. Yore being, the Civil War era, or until photography produced black and white (and grey).
I THOUGHT THAT TOO!!!! Hearing that you (whom I respect so utterly and completely) saw that also makes me so happy!
Exactly right! I saw sepia tones too.
Love this wardrobe. I wish you would show how to expand it – with mauve or rust or other muted but fun accent colors.