This mostly-thrifted travel wardrobe is posted in honour of National Thrift Shop Day (August 17th), and is inspired by similar stories on The Vivienne Files.
Their sister-in-law is an artist and designer who works in natural and hand-dyed wools on beeswax-coated board. Recently she sent them a notecard with a photograph of one of her pieces, inspired by a summer on the St. Lawrence Estuary.
"Do we have any estuaries around here?"
"Could we go somewhere that's sort of like an estuary?"
"How about Owen Sound?"
"Oh, cool. We could go see the Tom Thomson Gallery, and do some hiking."
What will she pack? She starts with this teal jersey dress.
No, it's not a silly idea. She knows lots of different ways to wear it.
By itself with a belt and a necklace
With a long cardigan and ankle boots (and tights, of course)
(There's another way you can wear the cardigan)
Under a vintage ultrasuede coat