|Red and Black Cotton Butterfly Wrap Scarf - Ananda Design|
As you well know, I'm not the blogger who gets buried in gifts from designers, so when I do receive something, it's a special day chez nous! And not many days get more special than this for me - can you imagine a scarf better suited to the woman who lives in black, and who's favorite accent color is red???
This scarf, from Ananda Design; is cotton, which is unusual for me, and it has tassels on the corners, which is REALLY not something I have in my closet. But I've had it wrapped around me and played with it a lot, and it's pretty wonderful. The cotton is of course a great fabric for a scarf that you use in warm weather to ward off over-enthusiastic air conditioning, and the tassels give just a little bit of heft to the corners, so that the scarf falls in all sorts of beautiful ways, with tassels in unexpected places. I'm going to love this scarf for a long time, I can already tell!
So get thee to their site and check out what they have to offer. I have certainly learned a lot about moving out of my usual "scarf zone" since this beauty showed up in my home...
pleated skirt – Eileen Fisher
black flats – Cole Haan (similar here)
Please note that some of the things I've shown here from my wardrobe are no longer available, like my favorite Thierry Rabotin sandals and pumps. If similar things (something I would definitely buy to replace my item) are available, I link to them, but if I can't find something that will fill in pretty closely, I just don't link. I hate it, but I'm not going to have you chasing around looking at things that don't even resemble the item with which we started!
I'm really intrigued by the idea of "wardrobe heavy-lifters" - those items that you reach for constantly. For me, you can clearly see that it's my Eileen Fisher black separates, and a handful of pieces of jewelry that I wear frequently.
What are yours?