March 4, 2022
Those of you looking for a bright yellow and blue sunflower scarf to wear as a visible sign of your support of Ukraine – get thee to Etsy.com and search – they have TONS of them. But make sure that you’re looking at vendors based in your home country – specify in the filters where you want your items to be located!
A Small Gesture…
She would be a lot more comfortable staying home to watch the news, but she really needs to go on this little trip…
So she grabs her Sunflower scarf to get her started with her packing. It doesn’t really look like what one expects from a sunflower – nothing big and bright gold.
But it’s the thought that counts…
She’s been pretty agitated and worried for the last few weeks; this color palette is calming, and that’s helpful right now!
This is one of those trips for which she really can’t plan; sometimes she ends up doing something relatively casual, and other trips she is invited to a lovely dinner.
She thinks she has this covered!
As all sane people do when they pack, she double-checks that she has enough options available to keep her appropriately dressed for a couple of days:
Taking care of business is one way to help her stay calm and remember how lucky she is!
p.s. Eight years ago, I gave my opinion on not wearing black; I still don’t think you have to wear black!
Beth T says
🌻 Thank you, Janice 🌻. I’m naturally turning to calm, soft and peaceful colours – my go to colours when I’m feeling upset and stressed. Yesterday, I was wearing light soft blue and light grey. Pantone call it Serenity Blue. I need that now. The pandemic was frightening, the last week has been terrifying.
Sandy b says
Sunflowers! I get it. I support that sentiment wholeheartedly, without mentioning anything stressful.
Nice little capsule. I really liked the throwback, you don’t have to wear black post. I have struggled with avoiding black for awhile now. I finally gave in and bought black long sleeve Ts and a fleece jacket. Black looks fine on me as long as it’s not head to toe. Sometimes it is just so useful.
Prayers for sunflowers.
100% i get it
This really calls to me as well. Love that sea blue. I have variations of almost all these items in my wardrobe. Lovely way to end the week. Cheers.
Sandy b says
Janice, while I like this scarf, I want to know if any of your vendors carry a more obvious sunflower scarf. Blatant sunflowers. Moderately priced, if possible. I want to support the V Files. I also want to support other causes, if only in spirit. As that is all I am able to do, at this point. I appreciate any info on this.
A devoted reader
Sandy b says
After thinking about this, I realize it might not be an appropriate request. It might be a can of worms for any blogger. If so, sorry.
It’s a kind and thoughtful request; I appreciate your concern, but in this case you were absolutely right to ask for something…
Maybe I can find one that raises money for Ukraine…
I’ve only looked for literally a minute, and I found a great scarf from Paul Smith – but it’s $175…
I will keep looking; I think it’s a lovely gesture, and something worth my time!
Sandy b says
For anyone’s info. I found a scarf on Amazon. Polyester and 12.99. Not great, but it will do for now. I doubt if I will stop there, however. I am also looking for t shirts. Failing that, I like Shrebee’ idea. I sound like a fanatic, and I am not usually so.
NATALIE K says
Janice, I love the Sea Blue and I usually only like navy and dark denim blue!! Beautiful!!!
What a lovely, subtle tribute to the bravery shown by so many. I’ve used flowers in these colors to decorate my front stoop. Now I’ll have a look in my wardrobe and see if I can repeat them on my person. Did you see the photo of the older woman on the Moscow subway? How I admire her. I’ve always loved blue, and since I’m a Kansas girl, sunflowers as well. Thanks for this moment of loveliness in a difficult week.
Jenny B says
This color palette is beautiful! Really speaks to me. Thank you for always showing us beautiful things when the world around us can seem so ugly.
What a nice way to wear navy in the spring- a fresh alternative to the classic nautical navy/white combo. The sea/sky blue reminds me that warmer sunny days are coming! Also both scarves are lovely.
Sally in St Paul says
A very apt color palette, and the navy + ivory + sea blue combinations are quite lovely.
Agree with the others. Beautiful and appropriate tribute today. So appreciate you and how you approach your work.
A timely beautiful tribute, thank you Janice. I love this capsule- that soft aqua and navy with hints of gold. Calm and clean as sea air. Appreciate it! I have a cardigan in that same blue that I pulled out as one of my project333 capsule accents and the winter white into ivory is another perennial favourite. Navy of course.
Linda P says
Hi Janice! Appreciate the color ideas and the sentiment behind it😊
Navy is such a dependable, yet elegant neutral. I need to wear mine a bit brightened. The socks!!! ❤️
I’m with you on black. It’s truly not for everyone.
And, thank you for the sunflower scarf effort. 💛💙💛💙💛🌻🌻🌻💛💙💛💙🌻🌻💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙🇺🇦
I am wearing navy pants, a yellow turtleneck and a teal vest today. I normally do not wear 3 colors in an outfit , but this one is an expression of my feelings. I have 8 grandchildren adopted from the Ukraine , most with special needs .
Oh my dear friend! Give them plentiful hugs from me…
I see what you did here, and I thank you. 🇺🇦🌻🙏
Thoughtful and beautiful. Thank you. 🇺🇦 🌻
Lorrie Orr says
A beautiful combination with thoughtfulness throughout.