Thursday, November 24, 2016

Timeless: Some of My Favorite Posts from the Past, Based on Scarves

You've long since known that I love scarves, and I believe that they're an excellent basis upon which to build a beautiful wardrobe. Here are some of my favorites!

This scarf is so lovely - crisp, but soft colors, gently blended:

The Vivienne Files November 5, 2015

If you have a fondness for flowers, you MUST get to know Ted Baker London. You don't have to buy; you can just admire, and glean ideas... This scarf generated 2 color combinations and two wardrobes:

The Vivienne Files February 3, 2016 and
The Vivienne Files February 8, 2016

Don't forget to check museum shops in your quest for the perfect accessory; museums get things that you'll never see in any other place... And this shawl is still available here!

The Vivienne Files August 31, 2015

Kathkath makes some of the most beautiful scarves, and this is a perfect example. You could build a wardrobe around these colors and never look back...

The Vivienne Files November 13, 2015

Here's another example of subtle colors that can do amazing things, from my friend Scottie at Image Diary!

The Vivienne Files February 5, 2016

Here's another scarf from Image Diary, in an entirely different palette. The stark graphic nature of this scarf is memorable, and the colors offer lots of possibilities... The wardrobe for these colors broke a LOT of rules, and is really lovely!

The Vivienne Files May 14, 2015

It always amazes me how very MANY color combinations are possible in the world...


Farfetch UK


  1. I admire your flair for scarves. I see nearly everybody wearing them here--they are essentials.
    Will you do your best-of (or as the French call it "bestophe") for how to tie scarves? Now that I use Bloglovin' I have a way to save them easily.

    1. I strongly recommend that you look at the site Mai Tai's Picture Book - link is in the right column. She's pretty much the complete mistress of scarfing, and she posts lovely videos that goes through the knots step by step. Highly addictive!

  2. Having a selection of your blogs grouped like this can be really useful. we can learn a lot by seeing which posts we are more strongly attracted to. For me it's the hydrangea scarf with its strong bright colours.

  3. This is excellent idea to revisit treasures from the past, linked by common thread - I am glad to see again familiar post, and of course I am glad to discover hidden gems that I would miss otherwise (although I do read archives). I also enjoy the comments and learn from that, too.

  4. The scarf posts are some of my favorites. Thanks for taking us down memory lane.

  5. I loved all of those scarves. You inspire me to look at the scarves that I own and to use them in a new way. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Well, I was so lucky to receive the Black Dahlia from you and it really is as you describe. It instantly perks up an outfit and gives it class. And although bows are so not me on normal day, it looks stylish bowed because of its crispness and looks so parisienne-I love it and I actually look stylish on those days! Thank you, Janice.

  7. The French paisley scarf post was one of my all time favorites! It has been fun seeing some of these old posts! Thanks Janice!