Thursday, August 6, 2015

Started my Packing with this Dress

Back to the Short 'n' Sweet after Tuesday's long post (if you haven't read it, I think it's worth scanning at least for the conversation evolving in the comments. I love the privilege of curating these chats!).

This post is not only short, but the photo's not even mine (I took it from the J Crew website). A gold lamé dress might not be everyone's idea of a practical travel piece, but this baby is washable and those built-in crinkles mean it should be wearable right out of my carry-on. I'm confident the fabric is a credible passport to the opera in Rome, while the easy cut means I can also wear it for museum visits in Bordeaux, lunches with Pater in Paris, dinners on a terrace in Turin.

After all, seven weeks out of a carry-on means every single garment has to pull its weight. Let the sorting begin...



26 comments:

  1. That's very you. Will you get the scarf?

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    1. No, just the inspiration of wearing it with one. I really don't need more scarves (I'll skip the cute hat as well😉

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  2. I am greatly enjoying the tone of this series - and anticipating the results of your sorting!

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    1. Thanks for saying so, Marsha! Is it the Short and Sweet you like or just my efforts to re energize a bit?

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  3. What a fun choice to start with! I look forward to seeing the rest of your capsule.

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    1. Shoes are what always trip me up (ha! And sorry!). And 7 weeks is a challenge but the weather should be easy to pack for....(whoops, might have just jinxed myself)

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  4. Love this dress and looking forward to seeing it enjoying its travels. Great idea to have a wild card in amongst the more practical selection. The piece you love often gets more wear than the sensible garments.

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    1. I think that's so true, Ceri, and especially on a longer trip I get weary of my practical stuff...

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  5. Perfect! Are those pockets I see?

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  6. Great dress. I can imagine it worn with nude brogues, Birkenstocks, and sparkling heels, all equally well. Also, are those pockets I see? How cool.

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    1. I do think it will be flexible, dress up and down with shoes, especially. And those are indeed pockets. Who could resist?!

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  7. Looks like a great dress...I think the colour will be very flattering with your hair and complexion.

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    1. I can't imagine why/how I used to wear silver when this is such a flattering colour for me now. Even Pater was struck by the effect.

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  8. It will be autumn and you can layer a shawl or jacket over that dress.The colour will suit you and this could be your dress up piece.

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    1. Good ideas, Mme. I'm determined to make it work well into the fall.

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  9. Oh,you started with packing,how exciting!I like this shade of gold and cut of the dress,hope you'll have great time wearing it!
    Opera in Rome....wonderful!
    Dottoressa

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    1. I'm getting excited now, thinking of what to bring and what we'll do there, especially opera in Rome!

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  10. I think it is fabulous and you will love wearing it! What a wonderful trip you have planned - enjoy x

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    1. Thanks Marianne! I'm so looking forward to the trip, especially seeing my daughter and granddaughter again

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  11. It looks like a fabulously versatile dress, and one that is fun to wear as well.

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  12. Oh, this is a bold and wonderful choice as a staple. Shimmery gold - you are so right, great for daytime and great for evening. And the crinkle effect works to your advantage. I love that you chose this piece.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I've been playing with the possibilities in front of my mirror as I start planning what to bring, and so far, so good. . .

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  13. Great dress to travel with. It looks very versatile to me. The color seems like a great one for you!

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    1. I'm beginning to see that I should be wearing this colour much more. Although as the grey grows in, who knows? ;-)

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