February 23, 2022
She’s been frazzled for a long time…
So when she saw a special offer to stay at her VERY favorite ocean-front hotel for a long weekend, she was tempted… Oh so tempted…
Grey and white sands, water in every shade imaginable, and hints of blush and orange in the sunrise…
yes, there are some pink quartz beads here!
She has, frankly, no idea what the weather will be, and furthermore, she doesn’t much care! She doesn’t really want to walk in the sand, or (heaven forbid) frolic in the surf. It IS still only February…
But her best understanding of the forecast is that the weather will be quite warm enough to sit out on the deck with a book, sunglasses on, knees exposed to the light! Not that she wants a tan – she just wants some air and light on her body; it’s been quite a while…
So she packs some warm-ish things, and some cool-ish things:
if you like the fabric of the floral blouse, there are also two dresses in that fabric available… here and here… and PANTS!!!
Her wardrobe echoes the feeling of the ocean; if she were traveling for longer, she could easily expand this wardrobe with more (and darker) grey, and that lovely pink…
But she’s really quite well prepared for whatever she runs into this weekend, short of a full-on blizzard!
She makes certain that she knows exactly what her outfit options are; struggling to get dressed every morning will NOT bring her tranquility!
She will probably pack warm pajamas, and maybe a pair of grey tights to wear with her skirt and her dress, if it gets TOO cold.
She will NOT pack her blood-pressure monitor…
p.s. Six years ago, I showed how to assemble a wardrobe 1 piece at a time, in navy, red, and beige. It looks like another beach trip wardrobe!
The grey sweater blazer is so beautifully classic one can get so much use from it. It could be the anchor of another vacation capsule altogether!
And, yes, that aqua print is stunning!
I love your starts with bracelets Fierce Lynx, unfortunately I can not buy them in Holland and I can,’t find any other beautiful bracelet here.
If you contact me, i can give you an adress of someone who makes similar ones. Lucie
Looks as if you are feeling better -YAY!!! I just love this color of blue – it’s my favorite! Great collection! I’m not a wearer of gray, so I would substitute with tan/beige/ivory.
Jackie Katz says
The Lands End peacock teal fleece pullover is calling me!
I love this so much…….
Love these colors! So refreshing yet peaceful. Just what I needed today.
Glad you seem to be feeling better.
Wishing you a beautiful day :)
Beth T says
The UK has been battered by three severe storms in a week so the seaside was definately not the place to be. Somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales would be my idea of a getaway.
You’re weaving your magic again. I love the colours of the wardrobe – so fresh and Spring-like. The blouse is gorgeous and I love the tea dress in the same material – perfect for a special occasion or a meal in a lovely hotel. I would add a pretty pendant to wear with the blouse. Perhaps in the summer, you might add in the pink for a longer break?
I enjoy seeing the way you put clothes together and like it very much that you make up a story and also let us know what inspires you. So many of your posts are keepers for me, though I would modify some of the colors. I haven’t bought clothes since the pandemic began, but I’m working up to cleaning out my closet and making a shopping list as soon as I finish a writing project and get this house back in shape.
Several years ago I followed you and made some good purchases based on your posts, which I still have.
Please keep the posts coming. Thank you.
So glad to finally be here! I had a challenging time this morning reaching this post on the website. Not sure if it was my aging laptop? Well, I’m here now! Totally worth the wait. I love the beach glass colors. I did eyeball the pants in the lovely floral…. This is just gorgeous. Could swap it out with things in my wardrobe easily – though mine are a bit paler blue and a softer green. Thank you Janice – so glad you are still feeling better and up to posting!
I’m getting a new server – that might well be what’s going on! If I had the first clue what’s happening, I would explain it, but it’s WAY over my head…
PS I recently bought and received the Chief Lynx pink Druzy and Moonstone bracelet – it’s a stunner! Although I do really love druzy no matter what color it is!
Sally in St Paul says
This color palette is beautiful, and I am happy to see so many prints in the capsule! The bracelets would definitely help bring together various shades of teal/aqua. I am not ready to go this heavily into grey, but my mom would rock it with her silver-white hair and in another couple decades, I will be ready for it too.
One thing that always surprises me about these travel capsule posts is how little difference the length of the trip makes to the size of the capsule! I mean, obviously it makes a difference, but not nearly as much as I expect it would. There are obviously re-wear and laundry expectations during the longer trips that I don’t understand.
Sally in St Paul says
I also have to say, the floral blouse (on its own) and wrap dress are pretty (too frou frou for me, but pretty), but the pants and other dress in that print look like sleepwear!
Very pretty. Thank you.
Oh how I love this. Beachglass, soft pearly grey – I’d buy the lot if I could. Some of my favourite colours here.
I was looking at old photos of a previous Alaska cruise and one of the inlets has water this beachglass colour from the glacial silt suspended in it. The glaciers are a piercingly lovely pale aqua. Cloudy days are actually the best to see the colours in the ice.
Meanwhile I’m there in my mind with that beautiful bracelet and the whole wardrobe capsule on that vacation.
Janice glad you are back!
Lorrie Orr says
I love these watery colours. I have a Fierce Lynx bracelet trio in bluer blues, and I love the variety of textures in the stones.
Linda P says
Hi Janice! Really beautiful color combination. Nice wardrobe idea for any kind of weather. Any day there’s sun on my face no matter what the temperature is a good day.