Friday, July 13, 2012

Wearing a scarf in warm weather

Hermes Voyages en Etoffes


It's a necklace made of silk!  I've always felt that scarves were essentially silk jewelry, and this really proves the theory.

How to?

1.  Bias fold the scarf.

2.   tie a knot in the middle of the scarf

3.   tie two more knots, equally spaced on either side of the middle knot

4.   if you want the "necklace" to be shorter, tie a couple more knots on either side of the middle knot.  Please note that the knots do NOT have to be perfectly matched, nor perfectly spaced.

5.   the the ends of the scarf in a tiny knot.  Voila - necklace!

Yes, this still touches your neck, in the back, a little bit.  Worst case is you can take the scarf off easily, and carry it 'til you get to work, or another air-conditioned destination... 

16 comments:

  1. Janice, if you're on Chicago time, you must be rising before dawn to create these posts (and summer-tie your scarf). I hope you enjoy making these addictive blogposts half as much as your fans enjoying reading them!

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  2. Why yes, I get up at five most mornings, so I'm sure to have a post for you before I go to work. That's why my overall earnings from the blog are pennies per hour! But you're worth it!

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    1. This blog, and your fidelity to it, are priceless--but we're all making sure to click on all the ads now. :)

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    2. What a good idea. Have been missing my scarves, but it's way hot here now. Tthanks.

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  3. I would love to see a wardrobe in the colors in your header, I love those together!

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  4. This is a great idea and will try it this weekend. You have a beautiful collection of Hermes scarves.

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  5. I've done this before, it's a fun way to wear my Hermes scarves...
    My goodness I see you rise around 5 to prepare these posts before going off to work
    please know that they are brilliant and I appreciate the sacrifice!
    Hostess

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  6. Of course, why did I never think of this?! Thank you so much for sharing, and I'm still loving your blog as much as always. :)

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  7. I love the new header and I LOVE this post. Can't believe I haven't thought of this myself--but don't I often leave that same comment? ;)

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  8. I love scarfs (I have tons of them :-) and I love especially your scarf collection.

    But when it is hot, I can't tolerate anything around my neck. Air condition is not common here, so unfortunately no need for a scarf in the summertime. Well, on the other hand sommertime is not that long here :-)

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  9. Rectangular scarves can be crocheted in a simple chain, using your index finger for a hook. :o)

    BTW, I am still wondering how to wear a rectangular scarf, or any scarf for that matter, with a cowl neck, ever since I saw you pair the two over at a Femme d'un Certain Âge.

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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  11. What a lovely and clever way to tie a scarf. I'm emailing this idea to myself for my files. Thanks!
    Sam

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  12. Very pretty. I'll have to try that, but I'll probably wait until the weather cools a little. I rarely wear scarves in the summer because I tend to sweat heavily and I'm afraid it will damage the silk.

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  13. Have you seen MaiTai Picturebooks version where she attaches the scarf to her tank top using scarf rings? This allows you to keep the scarf off the back of your neck. I definitely plan to try this in the coming summer. Should be fine in the air-conditioning not sure about outside in the high heat and humidity of a Sydney summer.

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  14. I love scarves. I buy tons of thems. They are often so beautiful, colorful and artistic. I have even dabbled in silk-screening, making them from my own original sketches on snow white silk; it's so much fun to bleed the color into the fabric and see where it takes you. I love the look of a scarf on other people. I just never like the way they look on me. I'm short and squat; I think they overwhelm the front of me somehow. Maybe these ideas from you and other bloggers will help. I can't channel my inner-French if I can't wear a scarf! Also, menopausal...and in a nearly-year-'round warm weather climate...makes scarf-wearing sometimes impossible in terms of comfort. Even with the finest linen. I'll work harder with silk. My grandmother, not exactly a fashionista, ALWAYS wore a silk scarf when she was out and about on errands or appointments. Curiously, I don't recall them tied around her neck per se. Instead, she would thread them under a blouse or jacket collar...so, she had the "look" without them being against her actual skin. Hmmm.

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