June 13, 2022
It’s Really a Summer-Long Celebration, Right?
She couldn’t make it to London last week… costs were through the roof, and she had too many conflicts to try to rearrange…
She keeps her feelings about royalty to herself, except for the love of Corgis that she shares with the Queen…
Now, she realizes that she’s going to be in London every 2 or 3 weeks – just for a night or 2 – until at least the end of summer. Probably through November…
So she’s going to wear navy, and Corgis!
She will barely have to work – she needs to literally drop off documents at the branch office, and then pick up the revisions the next day! Otherwise, she’s on her own…
Museums? Galleries? DINNER??? Heck yeah….
She could easily get by with quite a bit less in her bag, but she’s not sure of weather, and she’s always aware that she could be called into a meeting… Maybe…
This is a small bag of clothing, but she has all kinds of options. She could wear her dress all weekend and never repeat outfits!
Have you ever been in a situation in which you visited the same destination over and over and OVER, pretty frequently?
p.s. Seven years ago, our traveler was packing navy with beige and green…
Beth T says
😊 This made me smile this morning. I love navy and pastels. I don’t know how much of the Jubilee was televised in the US but I hope you saw the comedy sketch of the Queen and Paddington Bear taking tea before the concert at Buckingham Palace! A Yorkshire artist made this illustration afterwards:
BBC News – Artist overwhelmed by response to Queen and Paddington Bear drawing
Sandy b says
Saw it. Loved it. Hadn’t seen the drawing. Thank you, Beth T.
Also, love the scarves.
😊😊😊. Had seen the video but not the drawing. 😊! A really excellent start to the week – thank you!
Thanks Beth for the link. My husband and I watched quite a lot of the Jubilee and thoroughly enjoyed it. We love your country 😀. We’re so hooked on Escape to the Country!!
Thank you SO MUCH for this – it brought a tear…
Beth T says
It was quite a weekend – four days of picnics and parties! So what did I wear? I would have been bored just wearing red
white and blue. I only have one red tee shirt, anyway, so I wore it with navy trousers and an indigo and white paisley cardigan for a Coronation Day picnic on Thursday. On Friday, for various picnics and parties, I took my cue from the Royal ladies who have worn pink in May. I wore an orchid pink dress and an ivory cardigan with lilac flowers. On Saturday for a Jubilee fete, I wore navy trousers, a navy jumper with sparkles over the red tee shirt and Union Jack bracelet. The pink dress and lilac floral cardigan was worn again on Saturday evening. On Sunday we had an informal celebration at home so I wore a navy georgette skirt with a navy/white floral top and navy/white ballet flats.
I’m all partied out!
I watched the comedy sketch and loved it, but hadn’t seen this drawing. It’s lovely! I’m always drawn to the Queen and share her birthday. Also, I’m totally addicted to Escape to the Country and fantasize about moving to somewhere in the UK.
You have me swooning over those accessories, Janice. This is one heckuva cleverly themed post. Very well done!
And, there is something so incredibly timeless about a classic, neutral shirt dress that can be worn countess ways.
I noted the scarf also contains a bright fresh green, which is where my little spring heart veers.
I have to get the scarf for my daughter. She and my son-in-law just brought home a corgi puppy this weekend. She is adorable! My first grand baby.
And Beth T – thank you for the Paddington Bear article. I had seen the video but not the sweet drawing.
Darling scarves and liked the variety of accessories, pieces.
Oh you had fun with this one!!!
NATALIE K says
So enjoyed going back seven years ago and right next to the one you sent us to was a navy, coral and beige wardrobe. So great!! Love the color combo!!!
What a lovely treat on a Monday!! I will be in London-Heathrow-6 hour layover on the way to Scotland next week. Wondering if I can find fun Jubilee related items there? I have enjoyed seeing bits and pieces of the Queen’s celebration on tv, especially HRH and Paddington! It will be fun to chat with the locals to hear what they have to say about their monarch. Thanks, Janice!
Sally in St Paul says
Adorable scarf (I love corgis) and really nice capsule but the stand-out here is our heroine’s job! Hand-delivering documents and picking them up and only just *maybe* having to attend a meeting now and again, that truly is fantastic ;)
Donna Bruschi says
Thank you to Beth T for the heads up about the ‘Queen and Paddington Bear’ print. Just ordered one! I absolutely loved the Queen’s skit. I watched as much of the Jubilee activities as the internet and AcornTV allowed from sunny Florida. Cheers!
Is that mint green purse meant to look like an elephant? Or is that just my weird brain?!
I wouldn’t wear a crocheted crop top like my daughter, but that skirt seems like a very modern piece that would work for me. The scarves made me chuckle, probably because corgis make me laugh. Lovely.
Beth T says
I made a crochet skirt once – it stretched out of shape very quickly.
I can see the elephant too Barb
Linda P says
Thanks Janice for another great color combo idea☺️