Travel Capsule

Here's my tentative travel capsule. Weather is all over the place -- it might be 30C and humid, might be 18 and raining, or 23 and breezy. 

I'll be 4 days in the Toronto area visiting my brother and a friend there -- so some city stuff -- meals out -- but mostly just walking and talking. 

The rest of the time (8 days) in the Kingston area, visiting friends, again, mostly casual. I also have to attend a memorial service while I am there. I don't really have the right footwear for that, but what I have will have to do. 

I will add an umbrella, PJs, rain jacket, more jewellery to this. I *think* it's enough (esp. considering I can layer many of these items), but hope I'm not missing anything crucial. 

I got a new pair of the Eileen Fisher sport sandals. I wore my old ones to bits and did not have a pair last year. I would have tried something different this year – I was particularly interested in a fisherman's sandal – but was not able to find anything of that type, in the end, and knew that these sandals in silver are quite versatile and bookending to my hair, so I went ahead and re-purchased. They are versatile, if not the most current, and maybe the little platform makes them a bit more current anyway. 

The paint splash sleeveless top is new from Sandwich. I ordered a few items from them on sale and was quite pleased, especially with this little summer top. 

OMG I need a haircut. Coming tomorrow!! 

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  • CarolS replied 1 year ago

    Well, it strikes me as a very cohesive and versatile capsule, Suz. You've got a variety of sleeve lengths and fabrications to choose from in tops -- and, as you say, excellent layering potential. A couple of great scarves for both warmth and interest - and pattern mixing with your tops. Great toppers. FWIW I really like those EF sandals.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    I feel like silver shoes just do double duty for travel and can’t be beat.

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    It's a great capsule Suz - and very versatile!!  

    I still have my EF sports sandals - they are super comfortable - I wear them a lot with wide leg crops.

    And if you are staying with friends you can always do a load of laundry along the way (I think I am weird in that I always do laundry whilst I am away.....)

    I hope your soul is replenished seeing old friends.

  • Lana replied 1 year ago

    Looks perfect Suz! Should be easy to mix and match all those pieces together. It looks like you’ll be ready for anything and I hope you have a great trip. 

  • LJP replied 1 year ago

    What an excellent collection of pieces ! I still have my pewter EF’s like yours and after not wearing them really at all for the last 2 summers ( and they came so close to the donate bag several times ) I’ve now worn them twice in 2 weeks and getting compliments both times . I saw them as somehow “ dated “ or not current - which I’m ashamed of now . Time has cured me of judging my clothes and shoes in that way . Your new silver ones are beautiful ! And I too love Sandwich - great top!

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    I think replacing your silver sandals was a good move - you know they work for you and they look great. Despite annual travel, I am actually very bad at analyzing travel capsules - I focus on shoes and special event needs and hope for the best. But, of course, I tend to thrift when I travel :) .

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Suz, what a wonderful travel capsule!  I love the silver sandals and miss wearing sandals in general.  They are usually light weight and comfortable.  This year I added some slip on sneakers that are water shoes.  I hope they feel cool, but the weather is too cold yet to tell.

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Looks very pretty, practical and cohesive.

    I think the EFs look great. The crossover style is elegant and timeless, and the platform makes them current. I still have a black and white pair but I don’t wear them that often because they don’t fit my current palette (too graphic). But if I find a bronze pair on sale at the end of your summer, I may snap them up!

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    I think the silver sandals are still current, and look great. Love that red cardigan on you too. I'm not a big red person but it can be such a nice versatile accent color that I am tempted to try it. 

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    KILLER cute look in #1! Sooooo Suz! My SIL loves Sandwich too :)

    You were dead right to repeat those silver EF sandals. Absolutely current, hip, fun, comfy, and magical with your silver hair! I like the longer length of your pixie too. 

    An excellent capsule! Lots of bases covered. I'd bring a pair of boots for JUST in case, and you can wear them to the memorial service. I brought a pair of white boots on our recent South African trip, and was soooo glad I did. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Your red, white, and blue plus black pallet plus silver accessories is perfect for you.  It will feature your hair, eyes, skin and elegance.

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    Looks great Suz! I love how the new sandals complement the top in pic 2. No worries if they are an older style-DYOT!
    ( I’m still hankering after some 1960s-style winklepickers!)

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Looks great.l think you ve got all eventualities covered.It’s so difficult with the weather isn’t it,l feel your pain.l have to carry a big bag around with me whenever l go out these days with all my layers in that l am constantly taking on and off.Oh for a even climate!

  • Karie replied 1 year ago

    Looks like you’re got a good variety of items for different types of weather. I really like that red sweater, and I’m thinking of ordering it for myself. How is the fit - does it run small or true to size?

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    I'm glad Angie suggested booties, as I was thinking they would be the perfect addition. Your wardrobe is so cohesive and full of special pieces that work beautifully together. This is great inspiration for a travel capsule and I REALLY look forward to the opportunity to travel again soon. I have not been in a plane since 2019.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    This is a really nice capsule.  I love your color scheme, stripes and butterfly scarf.  

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