January 4, 2023
After watching the travel chaos over the Christmas holiday, she decided that she was going to be flexible with her plans…
If her plane doesn’t depart in time to get her to her destination for dinner, she’s going to go back into the city and take the train…
If she can’t get the train for some reason, (it could be full!), or if it doesn’t run at all, THEN she’s going to go over to the docks and catch a ferry across the Sea…
All she wants is a long weekend away – she’s not terribly choosy about exactly WHERE she goes. There are a lot of lovely destinations within an hour or 2 of where she lives!
She can carry her bag wherever she needs to go – she has NO intentions of checking it. Checking bags during difficult travel seasons is a sure way to be handcuffed in the airport for hours and hours (and hours and hours…).
I think many of us have learned that we should ship ahead anything bulky (like gifts) and pack as lightly as possible. Spending long days in an airport is NOT festive…
p.s. Nine years ago, I offered suggestions for how to wear a classic Hermes scarf (or any neutral black and ivory scarf!) all year…
Why yes, I would even wear the print scarf with that pop of green with striped top. That is a totally wearable capsule.
Sally in St Paul says
What a great amount of variety in a small, very wearable capsule. The print cardigan does a terrific job of anchoring the all-neutral outfits (though on my screen, it works with the blue top also), and the navy + green + ivory color combination is one of my favorites.
It’s not clear in the image here but you guys – the blue print scarf is wild cat cubs playing with hot air balloons! You owe it to yourself to click through and see it. I love it!
Sandy b says
This is an answer I have been seeking; how to transition from navy and grey to navy and tan. Love the painting. And I did go look at the scarf. 😍
I think I could do something like this (with minor tweaks) from my own closet. Like Sandy B I am introducing tan as a neutral so this is full of good ideas. I have navy and green. I just can’t tell you how much I look forward to your posts on M, W, F. Always full of good ideas. BTW, I’m wearing the Fable scarf you featured awhile back. It is just adorable.
Beth T says
I almost thought that the painting was a collage. Nice array of colours. I’d wear denim and taupe with a hint of navy for shoes and a bag.
The scarf in the look-back could have been part of your 100 days dress experiment. You ask whether a scarf could be worn all year.
Amanda Hudson says
The look back shows how choosing simple yet timeless styles works. I would love to own the black sleeveless midi/maxi dress!
OMG! This is just a 10 in my book. I am blown away by the colour combo. I might actually be able to find similar items in my closet and am very tempted to ransack it right now to put together this look. I love the hint of classic chic that the ivory, tan, navy has when accented with the bright blue and green. What an amazing capsule you created. Maybe not for everyone as I know some readers don’t do green, but they could easily swap a different colour in place of the green and it would look just as amazing. Very classic and wearable. Thank you!
Shirley Jarrett says
I am blown away by the colour combo in this pallet!
This refreshing vibrant combination is one of my favorites! It is dreary outside . . . .
This is a favorite for me too! :) I would totally wear this capsule. Thanks for the ideas!!
This is one of my all time favorites! Love the color combo. I would do this whole group but substitute coral for the green.
Thank you for brightening up my day! (So dreary here in Michigan today)
The other Nancy O says
This is a great start to a wardrobe! A few more pieces such as jeans, a navy topper, and a floral print could could take you a long way. Add a skirt and the combinations increase dramatically! I love this shade of “Kelly” green and it suits me. I have many similar pieces except the green stripe tee and the print cardigan. I also would wear the green scarf (paisley) with the green stripe tee.
It seems shopping is on the agenda!
This is a classic and, dare I say flexible capsule. Having options is great. Love the wildcats and the Summer Jungle Imagination by 9 year old Elaine Xia just blows me away!
Pretty! That off-white cardigan looks very useful here, and you’re reminding me to wear my EF one.
I have a scarf question and I think this might be the best place to ask it. I got a scarf for Christmas, it’s not super expensive (from Nordstrom) but a nice one. It is a little stiff right out of the packaging, but I think it will soften up. Can I wash it and dry it? I don’t want to ruin it but I don’t know if I will wear it as is. Thanks!
Do you have a steamer? That’s what I use on scarves with fold lines. It also tends to make them less stiff.
No steamer per se… but I have an iron with steam. Can I hover that over the fabric?!?!
Love ❤️. My colors. I would love this capsule to be expanded. With more white maybe as another neutral? I do love all of your posts!
Lynette Bailey says
I love the colours and style of this linocut, so had a further look and found out that it is in the collection of my local gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbournne! Unfortunately, it is not currently on display. Dorrit Green is probably best known for her paintings of the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction. Thank you for sharing this one with us.