Friday, 30 October 2009

These are a few of my favourite things (Scarves)

Missus Smarty Pants, the style sister of the Flylady family, often mentions accessories when putting together an outfit. I've never been a shoe fetichist (though I have been known to buy the same shoe in two colours when I do find some that I love...like my sweetie sandals from Ecco).



But if you've ever been in the Missus Smarty Pants chat on BlogTalkRadio, you'll know that I love, love, love jewellry and scarves.

I've been hoarding collecting them since I was a child. My Granny loved (bright) jewellry and scarves, my Mum not so much, so I think the gene skipped a generation and reappeared in me :) I got lots of stuff from Granny when I was a child and, when I started Secondary School (age 11), I started buying them myself from charity/thrift shops. And, joy of joys, when I started earning my own money working as a secretary (age 19), I was able to buy them from the department store!

I have (literally) two boxes full and the ones I'm currently wearing are in a drawer. Or three. There are lots of days when I wear two scarves - one as an accessory for my outfit, another for warmth if I'm going outside and wearing a coat. I never throw a scarf away these days. Unless, of course, the colours just don't suit me...Missus Smarty Pants has taught me well! ;)

You can almost tell the decade I wore them by their shape and material: small, cotton, squares (late 80s, worn in a jaunty French style) large, square silky Hermès type ones (90s, used them tucked inside or outside the dark business suits I wore at the EC Court of Justice), long thin knitted ones (early 00s, in bright colours worn over jumpers and coats).


These days I'm back to the large, square scarves - but wearing them this way, see photo above. The current Danish trend is to have an exaggerated v-shape at the front. This is the outfit I've got on today. I bought the jumper yesterday for a pittance from Mango (they have great colours and their prices are similar to H&M). Came home from town and discovered an old scarf in the very same colour, pale rose pink.

And this is my current 'I'm-in-love-with-this' scarf. From one of my favourite scarf producers, the Danish company Erfurt. Paisley pattern, also very 'on-trend' here in Denmark right now. The base colour (green) is not one I wear very often these days, but the colours in the scarf suit me and it goes with everything else in my wardrobe. And it's got bells on...or at least green, white and pink pompoms! ;)


Wishing you all a stylish Friday :)

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