Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Capsule for out of town training


I'll be out of town for training for several weeks for my new job in May.  I've compiled this capsule of pieces to take with me.  The dress code is business professional for the first day and business casual for the rest of the week.  I think this will cover it all, including activities after the training.  I'll be choosing items from my own wardrobe that are very close to these pieces.  The major difference will be that 90% of mine have been thrifted!


A Capsule for out of town training


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  1. I think it's totally smart to stick with the same color palette .. lots o' black to mix and match ;-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Thanks Monica....I love a black and white palette. The challenge for me was to add some color!

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  2. Great pops of color here and even better that yours is mostly thrifted! Good Luck on the training and new job!!!

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  3. Nice choice Lisa, you can combine different things and look differently. Good luck with your training!

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    1. Thank you, Olga. It will make getting dressed out of a suitcase much easier.

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  4. Hey Lisa
    This should work very well !
    Maybe you can add some khakis, they always come in handy.
    Good luck-

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    1. Good call, Lorena! I'd like to find some nice straight leg Khakis.

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  5. There is many pieces I would like to own from your capsule! Especially the black and white dress and the blue peplum cardigan. I love to plan a head for my business travel too!

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    1. This will be the first time I've ever travelled for business! I travel for ballroom competitions sometimes, but that is a completely different type of wardrobe.
      I just want to wear things that make me feel confident and comfortable and that don't distract me while I'm sitting in training sessions for eight hours each day!

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  6. Fab capsule love the monochrome and splash of colour.

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    1. Thank you.....I do love my monochrome!

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  7. You're all set! Looks like a very comprehensive collection, very smart and very easy to mix and match :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn.....I'm excited to wear them all on my new adventure!

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  8. of course the chevron dress is the standout piece for me - so fun!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. You are the Chevron girl, Lyddie!

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  9. This capsule is perfect! I love everything you picked. You have such great taste Lisa. I would wear all of this.

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    1. Thanks LV......I think its going to be fun to work with a capsule!

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  10. You picked out great styles for ease and comfort
    Love them all
    Brett

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    1. Thanks, Brett.
      Now the challenge will be to choose a capsule for every single one of the nine weeks I go out of town!

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  11. That is so exciting about your new job, I am so happy that it worked out so well for you! (And it does sound like fun to go out of town for training.) This seems like a great mix of work clothes and items that could be dressed down. I think it's so impressive that you managed to thrift items that look so close to the designer duds, you are a true thrifting queen.

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    1. Katie....I have been very fortunate with thrifting, but we have so many good thrift shops nearby.
      I'm so excited to start this new adventure. It will be really hard to be away from my son and to tuck him in every night, but hopefully it will go fast.

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  12. This looks great, and I think will do you well over your training. The only point of contention: I find it hard to believe you would only wear such a small number of necklaces. :) Are you sure you can't fit a few more in? I always overpack on necklaces because they can change an outfit so drastically.

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    1. Kristen.....great point....you know I like the necklaces. I can easily fit them in but want to keep things simple. Since I have to go to this training for nine to twelve weeks during the week; I figured I would just switch out jewelry each weekend when I'm home. But you are right; I will most definitely want to bring more with!

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  13. This looks great! These pieces are versatile and I think you'll be able to wear them a lot of different ways. :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Ginny; I'm trying to choose versatile pieces and work with a capsule...which I am not used to!

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