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Pacific Northwest 8-day Capsule

· Rainy Washington and Oregon ·

September 30, 2017 Comments Off on Pacific Northwest 8-day Capsule

The grand tour of cities: Everett, Seattle, Salem, Portland, and, finally, Kelso (Washington).

This was another business/personal trip. I gave four, 1-day seminars in Washington and Oregon and then spent two with family in the nearby area. My public seminar dress code requires a blazer (for me, not the participants), so I broke in my newly thrifted, military-inspired blazer by wearing it five of the eight days (although you don’t see it pictured in the lead photo, every time).

The capsule palette was red, pink, black, gray, khaki, olive, and denim. I wore three different pair of statement tights: leopard, polka dot, and Darth Vader.

These are the capsule items:

Blazer (Donna Collezioni)
Poncho (Coldwater Creek)
Dress (Adrianna Papell)
Sweater (Express)
Blouse (Spense)
Suede skirt (Ann Taylor)
Denim skirt (Zara)
Cutoffs (Free People)
Leggings (Mono B)

Black booties (Vionic)
Olive boots (Miz Mooz)

Sunglasses (Coco Sunglasses)
Scarves – 2 (consignment and USFS)
Tights – 3 (B. Ella, We Love Colors, and unknown)
Necklaces – 2 (Kenneth Cole Reaction and Banana Republic)
Earrings – 4 (thrifted, self-made, Francesca’s Closet, and World Market)

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Capsule evaluation
Pros: With the exception of the final ensemble, I loved all the outfits I made with this capsule. I had so much fun with layering and accessories. I’m pleased it’s finally poncho season because I love the drama. (I wore the poncho with the final outfit, too, on the plane.) My cornerstone piece, the olive jacket, performed well and I’m looking forward to wearing it, again.
Cons: I wish I had brought an umbrella. On one, particularly wet, day, I skipped lunch because it was raining so hard that I didn’t want to leave the hotel. I need to add “umbrella” to my packing list. I also wish I had brought my beanie for my early morning flight on Monday. (“Beanie” IS on my packing list.) Finally, I should have added a tee to my suitcase for one of my casual days. But, kudos to me for going so minimal with this capsule!
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