So I never did make my “Ladies Who Lunch” capsule wardrobe, what with making a dress for Alice and gifts for my sister to take to the women at the sewing school in the Democratic Republic of Congo and, let’s see…it seems like there was something else that took me away from sewing…what was it? Let me think, let me think… Oh, yes! Living out of a suitcase for two months!
It’s been almost ten years since I’ve lived in a region that actually has seasons and I am aware that I need to create a new wardrobe right away or the people at the university will wonder why I’m wearing the same wool suit to work everyday! Fortunately, our office is “business casual” so I don’t have to try to make a whole bunch of new suits before Thanksgiving.
I’m thinking that this collection will focus on wool skirts, perhaps a dress or two, and a couple of tops with matching cardigans. I’ve been inspired by the great fall college traditions of homecoming and bonfires. Oh, and studying, too. It’s a wonder I ever earned a Ph.D. given my aversion to studying. I’m calling it Ivy Halls.
Here are some of the images that I put on my Ivy Halls Mood/Inspiration Board over at Pinterest:
I do have some very heavy plaid wool (in one of those boxes in the closet) that is very similar to a Pendleton plaid that I saw on their website. However, it is quite doubtful that I will make an entire outfit from plaid. The woman in the advertisement is even laughing at the thought of my short round body being covered in plaid!
What do you think?