I heart scarves!

I did a Friday post on scarf love (Fridays here on the blog are all about the things I l-o-v-e) back in October. If you want to read it, it’s right here! But here we go again because Missus Smarty Pants (the Flylady‘s style sidekick) mentioned how important they are on her radio show on Tuesday. (Tee hee, Leslie, thanks for indulging my addiction!)

I told her I had bought a new scarf that very day. She asked for a picture and I said I would post one. I realised when I took the photo that – oh my goodness – I’ve bought not just one, but three (count ’em) new scarves in the last couple of weeks. Yikes, they’re multiplying! 🙂

Here’s the one I bought on Tuesday…silk, patterned with fringes, in pink, purple and yellow. I wore it with the yellow cardi on Wednesday, folded in a triangle and with the big triangle hanging down at the front (or bib style, as Leslie calls it).

Here’s a big cotton one (could double as a sarong) which goes with all my coral, orange and pink tops. I wear this one swathed around my neck a few times. Good for keeping me warm in these (never-ending) freezing Danish winter temperatures and makes my ‘fronts’ look full! 😉

Same scarf, same clothes, different angle. The orange waistcoat (Samsøe + Samsøe) I bought recently (isn’t it a great happy colour?). The pink fitted cardi (Oasis) I’ve had for over 15 years. Love the fit, love the colour. Have worn it, washed it, worn it, washed it, for years. Takes me everywhere. I will seriously need therapy if anything ever happens to it! 😉

And, the last one for today…a long, fine-knit woollen, coral/orange scarf. I bought the matching batwing cardi (Bruuns Bazaar) before Christmas (it’s also great for wearing over dressy evening tops). The pushy sales assistant wanted me to buy the matching scarf but I wasn’t convinced. Until, of course, I saw it reduced to half-price in the January sales…

Funnily enough, I’m actually using the scarf on it’s own on a daily basis right now as it’s extremely warm and brightens up my black winter trenchcoat…

And whaddayaknow…now DD7 wants to get in on the act! Here she is today, Friday, wearing her – first – very own scarf (kids’ range at H + M) [please excuse me for a moment, I need to wipe away a small Mum tear…]

When we got to school and she was changing into her slippers she said, “Mummy, I want to have lots of scarves like you.” Aww, that’s my girl! 😉

Hope you all have a fabulously fashionable Friday! 🙂


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 🙂