Saturday, February 13, 2010


Now, I am nothing close to a fashionista. In fact, I once thought I could write a book titled Confessions of a Fashion Klutz about my struggle to just look, um, not like Jon Arbuckle, if you get my drift.

I really have come a long way.

Every once in a while, I even get accessories right. But that's rare.

I skip most of the fashion-interest blogs because they tend to be way off my snark meter, but there are a couple -- aimed at women past the first blush of youth -- that I have in my bloglines reading list. One of these, Une femme d'un certain age is written by a lady who's pretty close to my age, so, even though our complimentary colors are just about opposite of one another, I garner glimpses of what it would take to add a little oomph to my appearance.

And she has a scarf wardrobe that seemingly doesn't end; every week she posts a photo of herself wearing one. They look smashing on her; she ties them and wears them marvelously well.

I, on the other hand, generally don't wear scarves well; I can't get past the 'drool bib' feeling. But I'm trying.

Anyway, all of that leads up to me being smitten with a scarf right out of the blue. I once ordered something online from Talbot's, so now I get the email advertising. Usually I just delete it, but yesterday I spotted the words 'Accessories - buy one, get one 50% off' and I clicked through.

And there it was. A Valentine's Day Scarf that struck a nerve somewhere in my little girlie heart.

I wanted really bad to drop a large hint to My Sweet Baboo that it would make a fantabulous Valentine's Day gift, but, well, there's no way I could've pulled it off.

So, while I was out garnering fancy dress materials for The Flute Player, we stopped by Talbot's and I got...the last one of those scarves that wasn't on a display mannequin.

And, since it was a BOGO sale, I also got a second scarf that caught my eye.

For me, the two scarves were a ridiculous amount of money spent. But I'm considering it rounds spent in the ongoing anti-frumpy-fogey war.

Now, I need to bop over to Une Femme and study her scarf-tying methods.

I'll post about the fabric I purchased (only what was necessary for the dress! really!) on Monday...


  1. Lisa, do you read Mai Tai's Picture Book blog? She only shows Hermes scarves (I wonder if she is paid by Hermes. Either that or she is fabulously rich.) But she has a lot of good info on tying scarves. I've been getting back into my scarves as well. I have lots from the 80's that are still good - never the wrong size, ha ha.
    PS I love Une Femme as well, and Passage des Perles

  2. Nope...hadn't heard of that one or Passage des Perles! I'll have to check 'em out!

    Um, to be perfectly honest, I don't have any great scarves from the 80's. I have some silky prints that I hemmed into scarves, but nothing fabulous.

    I think that's what caught my eye on these scarves...the incredible graphics that render these scarves unreproducible by home sewing enthusiasts...

  3. I'm glad you were able to pick up those scarves. So beautiful. Don't feel too bad about it, I spent a little money on myself this V'day as Post pictures when you wear them???? I myself am addicted to scarves but I tend to go for the long ruffle ones like that I sew up out of shirts that I no longer wear or that my mother shrunk in the dryer for me. :)