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Foulard de la semaine

All this talk of ruffled scarves and Tish’s post last week about the ruffled collar trend reminded me that I’d purchased this wack-a-doodle number last year because I loved the autumn colors so much. I’ve never worn it because part of me thinks it’s just a bit much (and it’s still too hot anyway, except to model in air-conditioned comfort) but now that there’s a trend working, I may have to find a way for this to see daylight.


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  1. September 4, 2009 / 12:47 pm

    Like the colours; if too much to wear, tie on a bag!

  2. Anonymous
    September 4, 2009 / 1:56 pm

    Défénitivement Mme pseu, les ‘froufrou’ reviennent à la mode. Chez-nous, nous les voyons un peu içi et là, chic et très féminin. Le vôtre est comme un rayon de soleil, charmant!


  3. Sue
    September 4, 2009 / 3:30 pm

    Your colours, definitely!

  4. September 4, 2009 / 4:20 pm

    I think it’s beautiful. Go for it.

  5. Katriona
    September 4, 2009 / 4:20 pm

    It is charming, especially since the jackets shoulders are crisping up a bit this year–a wine , or chocolate or taupe/olive( as in your pic) fitted blazer with that at the neck would look great, I think..if it still feels like too much, you could just tuck the fringy ends under the lapels and fluff out the rest..gorgeous colors.

  6. September 4, 2009 / 5:40 pm

    So fun! I dare you! C’mon, you know you want to . . .

  7. September 4, 2009 / 5:43 pm

    I like it. I’m officially on the hunt for a ruffly scarf now.

  8. September 4, 2009 / 5:45 pm


    Well, of course, the last thing anyone of us needs is another black sweater — but then again. . .

  9. September 4, 2009 / 6:23 pm

    Perfect! You must have started the trend 😉

  10. Lindy
    September 4, 2009 / 6:26 pm

    I love it, too. I would wear to an evening event… the symphony perhaps.

  11. Sal
    September 4, 2009 / 2:25 pm

    I, for one, LOVE it. And feel quite sure you’ll find a way to make it work!

  12. Sher
    September 4, 2009 / 3:21 pm

    That would lovely with the Ann Taylor jacket you liked ;)…..just saying…..

  13. metscan
    September 4, 2009 / 7:16 pm

    Wowtsy! I´d suggest ( depending on the width and length of it ) that wear it as a shawl, if it gets too hot as a scarf. Maybe even around the waist; I mean it looks so gorgeous, that you must wear it!

  14. September 5, 2009 / 7:01 am

    Ohhhhh you are a very very good ambassadors för the blog-sphere…. I love your blog!

    Regards from Agneta in Sweden

  15. ~Tessa~Scoffs
    September 5, 2009 / 3:09 am

    OK am I the only one who noticed the Foulard de la semaine looks like FLAMES? As in wildfires. Gorgeous nonetheless.

  16. September 5, 2009 / 1:57 pm

    Duchesse – I think it might overwhelm a bag, but if I keep the rest of the ensemble simple, think I can get used to wearing as shown.

    Nancy – thank you!

    Orane – merci beaucoup. Vous etes trop gentile!

  17. September 5, 2009 / 1:59 pm

    Sal – thanks! After playing with it a bit yesterday, I think I’ll be able to “make it work.”

    Sher – well, the jacket’s now in my closet, so I’ll definitely try it! 😉

    Sue – thanks! I love the really traditional fall colors, but they don’t seem to be very prevalent this season.

  18. September 5, 2009 / 2:03 pm

    Belle – thanks!

    LPC – thank you!

    Katriona – thanks, yes, and I’m on the lookout for some jackets in those colors.

  19. September 5, 2009 / 2:06 pm

    materfamilias – you’re right, I do want to wear this. Now all I need is some weather below 80F….

    Bonjour Madame – I think you’ll find a good selection of ruffly scarves right now. I’ve seen several recently.

    Tishjett – merci beaucoup! I did go back and try on the sweater, and while I love the style, alas it wasn’t cut right for me. But now I’m on the lookout for something similar.

  20. September 5, 2009 / 2:08 pm

    WendyB – that’s me, Style Trendsetter.

    Lindy – it would be fun to wear to the symphony…

    Metscan – thanks! I know I’ll find a way to wear it. Can’t let these colors languish in my closet!

  21. September 5, 2009 / 2:09 pm

    Tessa-Scoffs – yikes! Maybe I’ll wait until fire season is over…

    Imogen – thank you!

    Hi Agneta – welcome and thank you.

  22. September 5, 2009 / 2:12 pm

    Lisa – I think you can wear orange with just about any colors except red and black. If you have any grey or brown tops, these colors look great with those Thank you!

  23. Lisa
    September 5, 2009 / 1:32 pm

    I have a scarf about that same color although, not ruffly, and it hasn’t been out on the town much either. I can never seem to figure out how to wear it. I keep thinking it might work well with a chambray shirt. The color is very nice on you.

  24. La Belette Rouge
    September 5, 2009 / 6:36 pm

    I think it is fantastic. Really, it is one of my favorites of your amazing collection.

  25. September 6, 2009 / 9:13 pm

    I think this is a great look on you…sophisticated and not at all “too much!”

    Interesting that ruffled scarves are on the way in; I have a very narrow silk oblong scarf that’s ruffled on the long edges and I swear I’ve had the hardest time figuring out how to make it work. If I wear it vertically with a knot holding the two sides together it’s passable.

    But while I may be scarf-impaired, I’m not blind… so go for it!

  26. September 7, 2009 / 12:52 am

    Love it!!!!

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