Come visit today at A Femme d'un Certain Age, where I finish off my series of April in Paris, using lots of beige and a bit of blue for zing! ... View the Post
leisure travel Archives - Page 5 of 8
Years ago, after I turned 30, I decided that absolutely nothing was more important to me than to travel. It became, for me, the primary criteria by which every purchasing decision was made: "Does this get me closer to an airplane?" If the answer was no, then I at least paused before proceeding.
The upshot of this discipline is that I was able to go to Europe twice a year, spending about 3 weeks there in total each year. My co-workers exhibited a constant combination of annoyance, jealousy, and just plain incomprehension as to how this could be done.
As soon as I got a cell phone, I disconnected my land line. Packed lunches. Coffee from the free office coffee maker, rather than the expensive cafe ... View the Post
Come see me today at Tish's, where I explore April in Paris in neutral colors with a bit of pattern and texture. I would SO love to be sitting in a Paris cafe right now, watching it rain... ... View the Post
Come visit me at A Femme d'un Certain Age, where I'm exploring the possibilities of what to take for an "April in Paris" 2nd honeymoon. Navy, green, and springtime! ... View the Post
This is the last iteration of the original "honeymoon" packing theme that I started over a week ago. But in the next few days, I'm going to do some imaginary shopping, I've got a chic sighting to share, and then I'm going to tackle a "second honeymoon in Paris" theme, which will have a slightly greater focus on neutral colors and modest silhouettes!
love, Janice ... View the Post
It's the color of the year! But you can still wear it and look more elegant than trendy...
And I know that I said today would be the last iteration of this travel package, but someone asked me to try on turquoise, so tomorrow is brown and turquoise. It's going to be beautiful! ... View the Post
Still evolving the same packing which started with my honeymoon, I'm now thinking of a trip where you're leaving a cooler climate (maybe early autumn in northern climes) and heading south. Brown keeps your grounded in the September or October mood, but still lots of soft coral colors to enjoy your vacation destination!
Tomorrow is the last installment of this particular theme and variations; I'll be using the color of the year - tangerine!!! (the identifying of annual colors always makes me laugh...) ... View the Post
Some people struggled with yesterday's blue and camel combo, so I've "warmed" up the coloring a little bit with some beautiful coral...
love, Janice ... View the Post
Today, I've swapped out the black for a much softer camel, and you can see that with just a few adjustments to the accessories, the same 5 (core neutral garments) + 2 (white or light neutral tops) + 7 (accent pieces, including a jacket or coat) approach continues to work. This could be particularly useful if you have a well-established base wardrobe in your best neutral(s), and were considering making a big investment in a new accent color. The seven garments, a scarf, a couple of pieces of jewelry, and you've added LOTS of new options to your core wardrobe.
Stay tuned; I'm still playing with this idea!
p.s. If you're currently estranged from someone you once loved, get back in touch with the ... View the Post
The general theory behind my packing plan can be translated into nearly infinite color combinations. If pink is not your cup of tea, try blue! In the next few days I'm going to swap out for at least one different neutral, and a few different accent colors. The theory is always the same: 5 core neutral garments, an accent jacket, a couple of white or light neutral tops, and then the 6 dash accent garments in your color(s) of choice. Easy peasy, once you get the hang of it... ... View the Post
I'm over at Tish's again today, where it's all about violet, and navy, and grey.
You DO understand that "April in Paris" also means May in Milwaukee? or December in Durban?
Of course you do... ... View the Post
Way back when, when I married belovedest, we went to Florence and Venice for our honeymoon. It was late March and early April, cool evenings and beautiful sunny days. And I absolutely SPLURGED on more pink clothing that I've ever worn before or since. A blissful time... ... View the Post