February 10, 2023
Options! She Wants Options…
She’s not sure that she’ll stay in the city for more than a day or two. She may stay longer…
Or she might get on a train out to some smaller town by her 2nd or 3rd day. She doesn’t want to decide until she actually arrives in the city and get a feel for things…
Just to complicate things further (or simplify things?), she isn’t sure how long she’s going to travel. If she is good to keep going, she will keep going! But if home begins to beckon, she will return…
So she wants to have very little luggage. But she wants to be able to dress both up and down. AND she wants a range of colors – not all black…
She feels like she’s ready! But is the world ready for her?
p.s. In November of 2016, we first visited this painting when we added a French 5-Piece Wardrobe to some timeless black and white Building Blocks.
Well gosh, how fun is this? I love it! Even though I have purged my closet of all pink and yellow, this certainly is tempting. The black and pink combo is outstanding. The taupe color is very pretty – not something i think I”ve ever worn. I’ll bet it’s challenging to find? Haven’t taken a look at the look back yet, but that’s up next. Thank you Janice! Have a great weekend.
Beth T says
I hope this heroine finds some dancing on her travels. Taupe is sometimes called Soft Grey or Mushroom or Flint or Mink or Hazelnut. It does look lovely with warm pink.
I am bananas for the Missoni scarf— and I don’t wear scarves.
Amanda Hudson says
Taupe or whatever name it’s going by is one of my favorite neutrals. I am always on the lookout for it and buy almost anything I see in that color. Mushroom is a good description IMO. Pink is lovely with it and I have added some more to my wardrobe. The only thing I haven’t found in several years of searching is a pair of shorts that are the perfect length. Always on my list!
Sally in St Paul says
I have a skirt in a very similar color palette (substitute a darker warm pink for the taupe) that I like to wear occasionally, but a little goes a long way. I would definitely not pack or create a capsule with these colors and I’m not sure why. There’s an uncomfortable tension for me with the blush pink, which feels very muted, and the yellow, which is somewhat bright. (Luckily the yellow in my skirt is much paler than this one.) I would like it better if the wardrobe picked up on the aqua in the scarf and left out the yellow.
I also don’t love the taupe and black together…which is a new discovery for me! I would have thought that the two neutrals would play very nicely together but I’m not sold on it. I’m curious how readers who wear taupe/mushroom/etc. combine it in their outfits. Do you wear it with other neutrals? Accent colors? Which ones and in what kind of proportions?
Asking for taupe based capsule examples feels like asking for the moon, but I’ll throw it out there anyway in case Janice can work miracles. ;)
Sara K says
What a lovely wardrobe! Beautiful, but the combination of colors is one you don’t see just every day.
I love light pink & yellow, they are such gentle, happy colors. When combined with neutrals that have a crisp quality, they don’t look too sugary-sweet, either!
Angelina Bell says
Love all of these colors! Would wear this whole wardrobe. I own all of these colors in my current wardrobe. Excellent once again Janice!
I love taupe and black and these accents using pink, soft yellow and ivory. Classic with a soft comfortable feel that extends to the fabrics. Just the sort of comfortable easy pieces that travel well.
That is a perfect capsule for me— sporty, but classic clothes for smart casual and a very classic dress. I would change the colors, but the styles are utterly PERFECT.