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
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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
Come see what I found for clouds and flowers in Paris - I'm over at Tish's again today while she's hard at work on her book. Dreaming of travel... ... View the Post
This is the last of the cardigan-based travel wardrobes that started with last week's "Flying in Cardigans". This assortment is ideal for a short business trip which combines dressy and more casual activities. I apologize for my currently messed-up schedule, I'm going to have to rely on your imaginations to build all of the possible combinations yourself! ... View the Post
I'm back at A Femme d'un Certain Age today. The lovely Tish is writing a book, and all of her friends are guest-blogging while she's writing. How exciting is that - both for her, and for me! ... View the Post
Today, I've had the incredible honor of writing a guest post for A Femme d'un Certain Age. This is truly an honor; I was delighted to be invited to participate. ... View the Post
Lots of people really liked my post about a "Chanel-inspired" wardrobe based on 2 suits, but expressed concern because they found it too dressy. So I've tried here to work from the same general idea - four garment groupings in 2 neutral shades, and then build around them for a 24-piece wardrobe. This is primarily a very casual wardrobe, with only one skirt, and one dressy blouse. There are some flowers, and some lace, and the obligatory Spring 2012 pair of "fashion color" pants... Enjoy! ... View the Post
Today, I tried to cover at least a few trends - orange, stripes, and plaid shirts. More variations to come... ... View the Post
Often, I receive questions about what to pack if one is uncertain of the weather at the destination. This is a question I wrestle with often, because my favorite time of year to travel is in those "iffy" months when a lot of families can't travel, because school is in session, and when the weather isn't warm enough to sunbathe, nor cold enough to ski.
So my approach is this:
Obviously - layers. A lightweight turtleneck that can easily go under a cardigan or crew neck sweater, but will pack down to nothing. A couple of silk or cotton modal tee shirts that are great for warm weather, but can slide under a cardigan or jacket. Season-less fabrics: cotton knit, cotton twill, a flat wool gabardine. Lots of accessories - ... View the Post
The ever brilliant Juhli asked what would happen if someone with a good base wardrobe (like the sunset and sky wardrobe from here) wanted to expand their wardrobe. She pondered the wisdom of using one of the "eights" like the one in blue that I did here as a basis for acquisitions.
Juhli is one really brilliant person... see the results! ... View the Post
You may have noticed that wardrobes are appearing here are NOT in the order in which they were requested. I work on almost all the wardrobes simultaneously (yes, my hard drive hates me), and I post them as I finish them. Your wardrobe request has NOT been forgotten; some are just more difficult than others.Don't hesitate to post a comment with a specific wardrobe request. I will do my very best to choose beautiful things for you... ... View the Post