July 14, 2020
Why look at this! One of our very favorite scarf companies has new scarves! Some days we deserve a treat….
I strongly encourage you to click on the link above and check out all of the scarves that I DIDN’T include here…
Why do I do these posts all the time? Well, I think they’re pretty, and I think that when you scroll through them and find your eye (and maybe your heart) caught by something, you might be able to learn something about your tastes and preferences…
There are SO MANY things to buy in the world; it’s smart to really learn about and commit ourselves to the things that really make our souls sing!
Wouldn’t this be pretty with white linen pants, or a white skirt?
I think you understand that I’m not necessarily suggesting that you wear ALL of these accessories at the same time. But you could – I don’t make the rules. There ARE NO RULES!
I could be tempted to jettison my entire wardrobe for this following scarf. A navy, pink, blues and green wardrobe… sigh…
If you’re looking for a particular color (like this light ocean blue), and you can’t find leather items in that color, remember that you can ALWAYS use your neutrals – this scarf could look beautiful with either navy or white things:
If you love daisies, look no further!
I looked and looked and LOOKED for the perfect fuchsia handbag, and realized that I had a perfectly excellent graphite grey lurking (not really lurking…) in the scarf. Remember the neutrals…
I was frankly pretty stunned that I couldn’t find a great tee shirt in turquoise, but the only ones I saw either were VERY casual, with that thick ribbed band at the neckline, or they had STUFF written all over them. Stuff about what you like to drink, stuff about whether or not you’re wearing undergarments….
I’m quite thoroughly sick of clothing with writing on it – every clever phrase, witty pun, or stupid comment is now on the front of a shirt. I’d rather actually meet someone before I let them know that that I drink wine all day, or that I would rather eat hamburger than steak.
Has anybody else noticed that stores aren’t getting as much new merchandise in as one might expect? And that things sell out and don’t get replenished?
p.s. Four years ago, we looked into the possibilities of a navy and olive wardrobe, with some gold and rust accents. It was all based on the lovely painting Marguerites by Conrad Kiesel…
I seem to be attracted to the Tree of Life scarves, especially in purple! I have worked out that I like delicate and nature-inspired designs, especially if they’re somewhat intricate.
I noticed a lot of people here dislike graphic clothing, but as a young adult who still has some trouble speaking for herself, I sometimes find them useful to express my interests and causes without having to bring them up actively :) I have nice memories surrounding my bookish t-shirts, and I’ve found less people will make homophobic comments around me if I’m wearing a subtle Pride support something.
Sometimes I want to make a statement (or simply share my enthusiasm over something), and clothing can be a way to do that quietly.
I like graphic tees, too, and am always looking for tasteful ones with a bit of a scoop neck. I dislike crew necks! I love the vibe they give when combined with jeans and a tailored blazer.
Book Goddess says
I agree, Alice, and I’m an older lady. The man who held the door for me at the art supply store was delighted by my shirt that says, “Life is short – let’s make some art.” I loved seeing a lady in a mobility scooter with her Leonard Cohen T-shirt. I think of it the way I think of wearing a college sweatshirt. It indicates what team you’re on and it lets people make a connection if they care to. Right now I’m isolating at home, and I certainly miss those friendly encounters, with or without a message on my T-shirt.
Depends on the shirt and whether it’s available cut for a woman or we’re just expected to wear a boxy men’s XL. Some are fundraisers for museums or political causes. I have a great black one from a butterfly haven, and after what I paid for tuition, I may never stop wearing the one that says Bryn Mawr Mom—under a jacket with jeans.
You more than earned that Bryn Mawr tee – it’s like my father wearing Wartburg College sweatshirts for 20 years ago I graduated!
This is such a good conversation – so many fun stories, and really GOOD reasons to wear a tee shirt with writing… I love being wrong about things!
I think the way you think about it is lovely and spot on!
Ah Alice, young people get to make their own rules; nothing I say applies to anybody much under the age of… um…. 40? I don’t know where the cut off is, but your feeling about your tee shirts, and the logic behind why you wear them, is perfect.
You do your own thing, and don’t let any silly blogger tell you differently!
Janice, I’m turning 30 next month and have been following your blog for a couple of years :D but I’m a bit strange… my mother is a seamstress/tailor (not sure about the word… I’m not a native speaker), so I’ve been spoiled when it comes to clothes. Whatever I come up with, she makes it for me. When I was in high school, I wore things like a full suit in vivid green or a floor length pleated skirt, while everyone wore jeans and band T-shirts. I largely neglected the wardrobe topic in my 20s, but finally I can afford to pay more attention to it again, and your blog has been great inspiration! I recently purchased the pink Aspinal of London scarf with the robins and I love it :)
AND you were named for the blog! Or I named it for you…
Seamstress is the perfect word, I think. Maybe others have a better suggestion. But at any rate, you’re very welcome here with us all!
Debra Johnson says
I’m 63 and love them!
Dear Janice, this silly blogger is the only one I read regularly and whose opinion I treasure!
I love the discussion that sparked over this, this comment section really is a safe space.
Sally in St Paul says
Alice, I’m closer to 50 than 40, and I have some graphic Ts I completely love but tend to use them as sleepwear. I will also wear them out for a walk in my neighborhood, and it never fails that when I wear my T with the Vault Boy thumbs up character from the Fallout games that a young guy will either give me a thumbs up or say “nice t-shirt” as we walk by each other. I also get reactions from the T my husband bought me with a rabbit and the words “I just freaking love bunnies, OK” on it (this is as true a statement about me as there is). I happened to go to the emergency room a couple years ago wearing the Wake Forest T (where I did my master’s) I slept in, and a nurse I passed when being wheeled down a hallway said “Go Deacs!” In my general weekend wardrobe rotation I have a Watership Down book cover T and a scarf with quotes and images from the original Alice in Wonderland books. I agree that wearing something that says something about you can be a fun way to make connections with other people or to quietly make a statement.
One thing that’s been strange for me to learn over the years is that some people don’t have as many or as strong of enthusiasms about these kinds of things as I do and so they don’t really even have something to signal in this way. I wonder if this (as well as a million other things) factors in to how one feels about people wearing graphic/slogan items. I have definitely known people who were like, How could an adult feel so strongly about a cartoon character that they would want to share this love with the entire world? And I’m like, What, how can you NOT? (For the record, my cartoon character choices are Bugs Bunny, of course, and Marvin the Martian.)
Do you think it’s related to where we live? In downtown Chicago, the wrong tee shirt could bring all kinds of weird, unwelcome attention. Maybe that’s why I instinctively shy away from them….
That said, I have jerseys from my 2 favorite rugby teams! You KNOW what response you’re going to get when you wear those!
Sally in St Paul says
Janice, that’s an interesting thought. I can see how it would make a difference, especially for any slogan that seems controversial. And that could lead a person to eschew them in general…but that said, wearing sports team jerseys in public is the mark of a truly brave woman! :)
I either wear them when one of the teams is in Chicago, and the whole message passes most people without a clue, or I’m wearing them in Ireland, where you clearly are tell what side you’re on!
That said, in Ireland, there is great respect, and a ton of kidding, for fans of opposition teams. We’ll all end up in a pub together after the match….
I know what you mean about feeling strongly about things other people don’t seem to care about! My mother is often making fun of me for my “childish taste” (I have a fondness for cats, dinosaurs and other stuff that occasionally makes its way into my wardrobe and home decor), but the way I see it there is no logical reason to stop liking something just because you have surpassed a certain age.
If anything, now that I am an adult I am more confident in what I want and like and less worried about fitting in, while still being aware of the social conventions that might make my dinosaur t-shirt not appropriate in certain contexts ;)
Beth T says
I might be tempted by a bookish t-shirt being a Librarian….. Something to wear on National Book Day or during National Libraries Week.
Beth T says
Vivien might be encouraged to know that sewing, redesigning old clothes and ‘make do and mend’ are very popular in the UK. My Mum taught my daughter to sew when she was 10. Now, an adult, she makes and alters most of her own clothes.
There is a great competition on TV called the Great British Sewing Bee. Amazingly talented amateur dressmakers (another word) and tailors – men and women.
So not only you have a fabulous sense of style, but you are also a librarian? You would have been my hero/girl crush growing up!
I agree. Not getting out much these days, so enjoying my graphic tees. Since I work in a lab and wear a mask all day, I like expressing myself with my mask. Tie dye masks are my fav!
Beth T says
Oh what a treat indeed. As you suggested, I did look at all the scarves BEFORE I read your post. Lo and behold you chose three that I would definitely have chosen myself – Hydrangea, Iznit Blue and Pink Corncockle. I still like the others though they aren’t the tones I normally wear.
I thought about making a short comment about the overall post but deciding on a scarf to go with an outfit can be quite tricky. So I looked at each scarf and have shared the way I would choose and style each one and the occasion I might wear it – that’s wishful thinking…
My initial decision when choosing a scarf is whether I want it to blend, contrast or uplift my outfit. That often depends on the weather, my mood, the occasion and how I want others to ‘see’ me that day or if I want to blend into the background and not be seen.
I find a low mood can be lifted by a scarf which you know looks really good on you and has recieved compliments in the past. Not that I go out with the intention of fishing for compliments but it’s nice when it happens, as long as people aren’t too gushing and draw attention, which can be embarrassing.
Summer Border scarf – this just sings WOW! It would uplift the darkest mood on the darkest day. I would wear this anywhere on a lovely sunny day which makes colours brighter.
Hydrangea – this is so utterly lovely and contains all my favourite colours and tones. Hydrangeas are in bloom right now and I marvel at how one plant and even one sprig can have so many different colours and tones. It’s a very calming but the green is uplifting – my favourite shade. I might also wear it with soft purple or pink tops and a flowing maxi skirt. My neutrals would be soft grey and ivory. I would wear this on a dry but cloudy day – just like today – perhaps on a visit to a country house and garden or a garden party with friends.
Iznit Blue Flowers – gosh you are clever to find those matching earrings! I love this blue and I’m pleased that it’s more widely available in the shops. This scarf would look good with emerald to tone or the bright pink as a contrast. I could imagine all these things in a blue, pink, navy and white wardrobe for a week at the seaside. We would avoid the crowds by going to the beach in the late afternoon.
Vintage Flowers – I love all the floral accessories with this scarf. However, I sigh because I just cannot wear yellow. It just doesn’t suit me but I love navy, yellow and white as a summer colourway. The pattern of the scarf is so blended that I would wear it with a navy, yellow and white floral tea dress to Henley Royal Regatta (cancelled this year – I’ve been going for over 30 years!). A big straw hat and sunglasses and maybe some gloves. A relaxing day watching hunky rowers and daredevil ducks whilst sipping Pimms…..
Corncockle – another of my favourites. Putting fuschia with darker grey has solved a problem. I have a fuschia jumper which I am loath to get rid of. It is becoming an ‘orphan’ because ive had it a long time and nothing looks quite right with it anymore. I realise now that I am basically wearing the ‘wrong trousers’! ? I normally wear it with dark blue trousers but dark grey really lifts the colour. I have a purple, fuschia and silver scarf that I wear with it. So thank you for a new idea to experiment with. Love the sparkly earrings too. I would wear this any day of the week!
The Fonthill scarf reminds me of stained glass. I love going into dimly lit churches with the sun shining through the stained glass windows bathing the stone walls and wooden pews with dazzling colours. I would choose navy too because the scarf says it all. However, I wonder what it would look like with pink (or is it red) accessories? This is very smart.
Like you, I also hate tops with logos and phrases and mottos on. I also don’t like bold brand names or icons which are often in a bold colour. These might appeal to kids and teenagers but turn me against something I might have bought. This is particularly true of women’s nightwear which seems to be aimed at children covered in cute animals and slogans. I just want pretty nightwear that’s elegant and feminine, even romantic or something that looks cosy and snug but not twee…
I’m still not going proper shopping – it’s too stressful and intimidating now that the shop assistants are dressed up in masks, visors, aprons and gloves. Shops put in one way systems which people ignore because they don’t flow. Small shops are worst for social distancing – 2m is all around you and they often don’t reduce stock to give more room. I did visit our local antiques emporium at the weekend – you could look but not touch. How do you know if you want to buy something unless you look at it or try it on? A lady was trying on fur coats – almost every one… People picking up books which in libraries and major bookstores then have to be quarantined for 72 hours or wiped over….
From 24 July, we are going to have to wear masks in shops in England or be fined. I wear glasses and find that masks don’t loop properly over my ears. Another reason not to go shopping.
So your posts, dear Janice, provide the pleasure of a walk through a department store. Thank you so much.
Sally in says
Beth T, I really enjoyed these outfit ideas. And I must confess that I am one of those grown women who still wants all her pajamas to have twee little animals on them, so I am definitely contributing to market forces that make it hard for you to find elegant nightwear. It’s unfortunate that there isn’t more variety…I guess a lot of us these days are finding comfort in indulging our inner child, which makes it hard for those who would prefer to channel her inner silver screen diva!
This is kind of a larger issue – why, as the population becomes more and more diverse and expressive, are clothes becoming more and more uniform? Sometimes when I’m trying to find a particular garment that I’m envisioning to fill a specific role in a wardrobe, I KNOW what’s already out there… and it won’t be what I’m dreaming of!
The difficulty in finding some colors is a perfect example – why is it so hard to find a simple, nicely-made turquoise or true purple tee shirt. Or sweater?
No wonder so many retailers are struggling – their offerings all look SO MUCH alike that they can’t all survive selling the same “Capri? Oui Oui!” tee shirts….
Sally in St Paul says
Yes, it’s like things are being targeted to the lowest common denominator. And shopping for plus, petite, or tall sizes makes it even harder to escape this trap. The inability to find a decent basic t-shirt in turquoise or true purple boggles my mind. In some ways, I guess the market really is set up to capitalize on impulse purchases and not well-thought-out, planned wardrobe building. But it’s also VERY clear that clothing manufacturers and retailers just do not understand customers. For example, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve been interested in an item that is completely sold out above a size 10 but with tons and tons of spare inventory in smaller sizes, I could quit my job and become a full-time commenter on The Vivienne Files (instead of the enthusiastic part-time commenter I am now, haha). And we’ve discussed how poorly companies do in offering things like two-part dresses or collections of items in coordinating colors. I still do not understand when a top is available in 10 accent colors and a cardigan is available in 10 accent colors, and they are not the same or even tonally related colors! The bright pink t-shirt will be a warm watermelon-y pink and the bright pink cardigan will be a cool hot pink. Why??
Beth T says
If you are ever stopped in the street for survey, they will ask loads of questions except “What did you come here to buy?” and “Did you find what you were looking for?” Far too often, I come away empty handed or find the very thing but in a minuscule size. When you enquire the shop assistant either doesn’t know, vaguely waves and says all the stock is in the shop or tells you that garment or colour doesn’t come in large sizes and all I want is a size 12 (UK)!
Beth T says
This is perhaps where I am going wrong. My inner self is tall and willowy wearing satin. Sadly, at 5 foot and a bit round my outer persona is cosy, cute and fluffy – a bit like a bunny…!
When I looked at the Fonthill Blue and Green scarf on the Wolf & Badger site, the knotted version shows a deep blue an light greens on my monitor, while the spread out scarf appears more aqua toward turquoise. Makes me wonder what colors the scarf really is.
Lovely scarves. I have definitely noticed that the current offerings are meager and have been amazed that you’ve been able to pull together posts with what little is out there. I am thankful for your efforts; I look forward to enjoying your posts with my coffee every morning.
I am always thinking in packing terms, and so as I looked at your retrospective in navy and olive green, and while thinking of your many prior posts, it has finally dawned on me that as long as I keep the value of colors similar, I can include navy, brown, and olive as my bottoms , which would work with any of my solid color medium value accent color tops ! In the hotter months, I just take everything down to lighter values , bottom and tops . The only issue comes in with finding printed tops with all three of these colors in them, so patterned scarves could suffice in colder weather. I have observed that when you show bottoms, they usually either vary in fabric or style, but are often remain in the same color family, which also works, if you have those pieces, But if not, then my plan works too , keeping the bottoms darker than the tops, as I am bottom heavy and wish to divert the eye of the beholder to my upper body instead . I am a visual learner, and your years of wonderful examples have been both instructive and appreciated beyond what you shall ever know !
Gi-normous hugs !
I often find myself returning to navy and olive posts like this one. After reading shrebee’s comment I think it’s because of the addition of the brown/cognac items. I’m intrigued by the idea of a wardrobe developed with 3 dark neutrals (navy, olive and brown) for colder months that are then lightened for warmer months. (Shrebee – do you substitute denim blue/chambray, tan/khaki, and sage/moss for the warmer months?)
It would be interesting to see a heroine create a dark neutral wardrobe for the colder months and then transition it to a lighter version of those same neutral colors for the colder months. Would love to see a navy, olive, and brown color scheme … hint, hint ;)
I am finding the lighter values for warmer months to be a bit trickier ! For instance, reducing the value of navy to a medium denim for bottoms, works fine with tan and darker sage as alternate neutrals for bottoms, but for some reason, olive comes across as too warm . The sage and denim have cool undertones, so my accent tops seem to be best used if they also have a cool undertone, though I do stretch them to use with beige or tan too . However, if I try to use olive green in the Summer with a cool toned top, it just didn’t seem to work for me . I think that the darker and more toned down a color is, like in my cold weather example, the more the colors become a neutral, but when the colors become lighter, as in the Summer months, they feel more like a color, rather than like a neutral. That’s just my take on it . I do have a pair of drab olive green culottes, with a bit of graying in them so they are really muted, and I might try a slate blue top with them to see if the muted and grayed effect in both can be a common denominator for the warmth of the olive and the coolness of the blue to be able to be worn together .
In the warm months, if I wear a cool toned bottom , like denim blue or a deep sage green, and want to include a warmer colored garment in the outfit like a peach or soft coral, , I wear an off white top , and use the warm toned garment as a topper, so that the 2 complementary colors are broken up with the off white under my face . If wearing an all cool toned outfit, I don’t feel the need to break up the pieces in location on my body .
I know that I have strayed from the discussion of using dark colors as neutrals, but the value and warm or cool undertones also play a role when considering using lighter values of those same darker colors in the warmer months .
Sally in St Paul says
Shrebee and Lena, I am loving this discussion of the navy/olive/brown palette. The observation that in general the lighter versions can look more like accents than neutrals resonates with me. I will need to think through the warm/cool element. I think I have a higher tolerance for a bit of warm and cool mixing, as long as they are closer to the neutral point…a somewhat cool moss green and a somewhat warm peach work for me, but a somewhat warm olive and a very cool medium pink works less well. Thanks for this food for thought.
Janice, I second Lena’s suggestion of this seasonal transition post.
Beth T says
I have a similar challenge with my wardrobe colour palette of blues (navy to light), purple (ditto), pink (ditto) and grey (ditto). Blues and purples can be neutrals or accents. Grey always is a neutral and pink is always an accent. A tonal look solves the problem.
I clicked through too, and am quite taken with the tree of life & blackthorn motives. Thanks for pointing out the breadth of the new range.
I agree with you on aphoristic, meme-related, and fandom-advertising clothing; these days you seem to have to give as much thought to who may be alienated by your claim to weekend wine drinking or Twi-fanship as who may be engaged by it, because people have no qualms about expressing their reactions with vigor. (Plus, I read for a living, and constantly parsing t-shirts, bumper stickers, and home decor bon mots just tops up the eye strain.)
Sally in St Paul says
Maybe I’m lucky to be living in Minnesota, where one is unlikely to be called out over their love of Pikachu. We live by more emotionally reserved and passive-aggressive norms in which strong disagreement with your display of an incorrectly chosen favorite Pokemon will lead to silence or, at its most extreme, the observation that your t-shirt is “interesting.” We believe in live and let live and judge harshly while saying nothing. :)
Note: I am not a Minnesotan by birth so…yeah, it’s weird.
Sally in St. Paul and Lena,
Referring back to my navy , olive, brown discussion and lighter versions thereof, my own personal coloring comes into play . I have low medium value contrast in my personal coloring as well as low color contrast. I have fair skin, sandy / mousy brown /blond hair, and brown eyes — a bit of value contrast, but not color contrast , so I tend to wear monochromatic looks or monochromatic with one accent color, or 2 neutrals and one accent color , and at most , 2 analogous colors together in tops . So my choices all fall within what I feel look best on me . Other women with other personal coloring can handle a wider variety of color combinations than I feel comfortable doing . I like to include my own personal coloring in what I wear .
Mary Katherine says
This is hilarious!
Last summer, about this time or so, I was ramping up the fall WTW. It was a good and practical exercise and I am using it this year. I see how scarce good clothes in colors and sizes that I want are becoming. I had wanted to grab another pair of shorts, but Nope. So I am working on Fall stuff, en masse. I am not going to stand bewildered in October wondering what happened.
Point being, even though I had limited success last year, and I followed along up to the dress week, I still learned something.
Shopping this year is difficult; I’m sitting on gift cards that I received for my birthday… Nothing appeals, I don’t need anything, and I don’t imagine I’ll be wearing much except gym clothes and sweats for much of the fall… That sound you heard was my crest, falling…
Beth T says
I’m really hoping that the ‘welcome back discounts and ‘we must clear out sales’ suggest a glimmer that by late September/early October there might be something worth buying just as a treat…
Beth T says
Thank you Alice for sparking such lively conversation today. My husband has just reminded me that when I was expecting in the 1990’s, I wore an oversize men’s t-shirt with “A bit of an animal” written across it! (The slogan for a Peperami advert). He’d been given it by the landlord of the pub we frequented – why I don’t know as he is the least likely to wear anything with a slogan, date or icon on it. I usually kept it hidden under a pinafore but packed it for my hospital stay as it somehow seemed appropriate….
Another outstanding accessories post ! I do marvel at how you find all of these things in so short of a time period ! My favorites here, for different reasons , are the hydrangea scarf and the Fonthill scarf that, as Beth T says, is a reminder of stained glass windows in a church . The hydrangea scarf , with its muted Summery colors, is definitely one that I would choose. I love the brilliance of the Fonthill scarf, but it would overpower my personal coloring, so I’ll admire it from afar .
It takes me around 8 hours, most days, to finish a post! By the time I find everything and then drag it into some sort of presentable shape for your consumption, it’s a full-time job.
Happily, I love it….
p.s. And yes, I could be tempted to re-do my entire personal style for that hydrangea scarf. I love hydrangeas anyway, and the range of colors that they display just delights me….
I was thinking the same thing! I love looking at the jewelry you pick, Janice, and I know how time-consuming and difficult it can be to find just the right earrings, etc. for an outfit. So thank you for doing this…and leading me to vendors I would never have known about.
Starting with a scarf is one of my favorite ways to dress. I seem to need prints; I never feel quite right dressed only in solids. BTW, Boden has several tops in a “Lomond blue” which look turquoise on my monitor, and have flat lay photos available. – nancyo
Sweet – thanks!
Beth T says
Earlier, I went onto the PJ Studios company website to see which museums and collections they work with. I noticed that the Corncockle scarf, in the William Morris section, is described as pink and brown. Zooming in there is brown but also grey – so is this a scarf to team with dark grey-brown like moleskin or the dreaded taupe? ?. Now I think on it, I used to wear my fuschia jumper with chocolate brown wide-leg jersey trousers from Marks and Spencer. Of course they stopped selling them several years ago when brown went out of fashion…. Why oh why are we dictated to by the so-called fashion police?
Sally in St Paul says
I almost forgot to talk about the scarves since the discussions in the comments were so lively today! I looked at all the scarves and am still crazy about the Blackthorn Navy. But the Iznik Blue and White is also terrific…especially with those earrings, oh my goodness! I’m realizing over the course of seeing several of these blog posts that I really, really enjoy the look of a matching accent T-shirt and ballet flats. (The matching bags are also delicious but I’m not a handbag person in general and haven’t used one since March. With me wearing my hair back all the time now, big lightweight leather earrings in the accent would be a nice substitute for providing the third punch of the color.) Of these choices, I would take the Iznik cluster, add jeans or a denim skirt, substitute a pair of blue ballet flats I own for the navy ones, and I’d feel ready to rule the world…or maybe just my apartment.
What a wonderful feeling of community and lively discussion today! One of the reasons this is such a special little corner of cyberspace.
BTW if I had to pick just one favorite scarf it would be the Hydrangeas. Love the interplay of colors and loveliness of the flowers.
You’ve inspired at least three scarf purchases I can remember, so how to pick a scarf comes down to reading your blog and going eenie meenie minie moe. :-)
LL Bean has a great turquoise tee. Just ordered one!
Mary Katherine says
The visit to the scarf people’s website was like going to an art gallery – what a feast for the soul! I am SUCH a William Morris girl. I really love what you do with color in your posts every day – it suits me to a T. I think of getting dressed every morning as “painting” with the palette that is my closet. Keep up the great work – it’s such a boost every morning as I try to wake up each morning, cat in lap, snuggled in the recliner before I make myself go put on workout clothes and do Pilates before work.
Linda P says
Referring to Beth T’s comment about shopping…in our corner of the world it seems –less– stressful going shopping because NObody is there. I did not do a lot of ‘proper shopping’ Before The Days of Covid-19 because the aisles would be too jam-packed full of merchandise, or there would be one single register open to handle a 20minute line of customers, or the one thing I shamelessly coveted was of course not in my size. So it is good we can all swap ideas here w Janice.
Susan R says
So many beautiful scarves! So many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration.
I tend to wear square scarves because I know how to tie them.
My one rectangle scarf got caught in a pant zipper. yes, it is now ruined (torn)
So how does one actually WEAR a rectangle scarf without a wardrobe malfunction?