Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall Travel, What to Wear and What to Take

My favorite travel time is Spring and Fall. Mondo gives us the opportunity to explore destinations near and far that are no longer inundated with tourists. No crowds. Fall Farmers Markets over flowing with apples for preserving and fresh apple pie! Cider is a big hit with the Mr. and his Mother. End of season tomatoes are rich with pulp for making sauce. I am all over this.
My Old Lady Dog, Lucy is ready to roll. She has her one "outfit" on and travels light!

The question of the day is, what to wear. With cool mornings and evenings I need layers and versatility. I have no need for dressy dinner wear, my mobile condo is very forgiving that way :)
I have a decent closet space so that is not the issue. I just don't want to fuss around with the what to wear question. Enter Janice Riggs, fashion icon, to the rescue. She is now doing another series of posts on a travel wardrobe for Fall. See the entire post HERE. The key to her planning strategy is to balance each piece in a coordinating color palate. She chooses those palates based on elements in fine art paintings. Who else could combine colors better than a painter, yes?

Approaching Storm by Eugene-Louis Boudin and a neutral color scheme taken from the paintingFrom here she pulls basic items that most of us already have in our wardrobes. After the core pieces are chosen, scan through the accent pieces and alternate colors.
   a black and white travel outfitJust click on the link above to read the entire post. You will not be disappointed.
  • September, October and November are travel time for many. If over night stay is not on your radar, don't forget the fabulous Day Trip. A drive through the country side or the mountains will add dimension to your life and lighten the spirit!
  • Plan ahead. If, like me, your life gets all crowded and muddled with mundane tasks, your plan will bolster your initiative to reach out and embrace the season.
  • And don't forget to take a wrap. I will show you a simple lap robe to tuck away in the car that can serve as a warm-up when a road side picnic table appears. A nice hot thermos of tea and coffee with some home made (or store bought) treat will be enjoyed by all passengers along the way.  

1 comment:

ELMO said...

Sigh, your description of adventure sounds lovely.

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