January 22, 2024
The first thing I thought when I saw this scarf (after just plain thinking that it was cool and clever and very pretty!) is that it would be perfect for someone who wears a lot of neutrals, but who wants the occasional bright and colorful accent!
So when I was choosing colors, I was all over the place! But I finally settled on the three most prominent neutrals that I saw, and tossed in one accent color. I could have easily included 5 or 6 accents….
My heroine has to take a trip – relatively casual – in cold weather. She might be the poor person who is the only one corporate-wide who knows how to rewire a particular server connection, which means that she will also be WORKING in a cool environment…
But at least she doesn’t have to dress up!
One thing I really love about this heroine is her commitment to brown leather! Choosing a shade of brown, and putting in the time to find it, and not settle for the first thing you see in a store, is not for the faint of heart…
And interesting enough, this heroine who loves her neutrals fell into deep and abiding like with a pink sweater. These things happen – the heart will not be denied!
She’s not particularly committed to gold or silver jewelry, but she IS pretty serious about finding earrings and other jewelry that uses “real” materials. That can be glass – glass is organic, of course, but she tries to avoid plastic, if she can.
This wardrobe looks a little bit “all over the map” but it’s actually pretty versatile:
In theory, one could wear ANY combination of 3 garments from this wardrobe. Okay, you can’t wear all 3 pairs of pants, or all 3 turtlenecks, but you know what I mean…
To me, it’s endlessly fascinating that a painting, or a scarf, or a wild bird, can define a color palette that nobody else seems to have noticed or tried to wear!
p.s. Ten years ago, I started a wardrobe with a “difficult” scarf in sepia and light grey, rather like the gorgeous scarf that we featured last Friday…