May I start my boring pre-trip travelogue now?? I’m going to my favorite city for two weeks. Arrggh, I cannot wait, but I want the time to pass slowly, so that when the trip starts, it won’t end . . . babble, babble. This trip is Part One of my scheme rational plan to persuade my husband that we could “make it there,” nibble on the Big Apple, etc. He loves to surf, so this is not going to be a slam-dunk.
I have been playing with Polyvores for my wardrobe and I like this set for our Autumn visit:
I got fascinated with the idea of a Six Piece Wardrobe earlier this year. This capsule has six actual clothing pieces, but allows plenty of accessories. I appreciate the casual but polished look of these pieces. When I’m in New York I wear a lot more black than here in Florida, and I feel comfortable with it. The red scarf will give me a shot of color, and a fitted black blazer will go with everything. How I wish I owned a spectacular bag like the one shown, but I have a very nice Anne Klein that will do the trick.
I won’t be bringing these exact clothes because I already own a lot of clothes (and most of these pieces are way above my price-zone). But this capsule gives me good mixing ideas. For two weeks’ stay, I’ll need a couple of pairs of dark wash, straight jeans, and multiples of great neutral tops like the ones above. We’ll have access to a washer/dryer so all the washables can be cared for easily. And some shopping will be done, especially at the thrifts and vintage shops I’ve discovered on earlier visits.
For me, so much of the joy of vacations is the planning and anticipation. We are going happily crazy with our lists of things to see, do, eat, and drink. Our tenth wedding anniversary happens while we’re there. The Halloween Parade is not to be missed, I have been told. Wardrobe will be a fun part of the whole experience!