Foulard de la semaine

This is Vintage scarf #2 from my friend D. I thought it would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

One of the Fashion Commandments that I was raised with was “Thou shalt never wear red and pink on thy personage at the same time.” But I think the pink bag and red scarf look fabulous together and the mix reminds me of a colorful serape.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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21 Comments

  1. May 5, 2009 / 12:44 pm

    I’m charmed by a scarf tied on a bag, and it’s a great way to enjoy one when too warm to wear around the neck. Pink and red is wonderful together. Festive and eyecatching scarf, too!

  2. May 5, 2009 / 2:00 pm

    Oh, how sweet, what a great scarf. I wear pink & red together all the time, and on top of that, I’m a redhead! So far, no thunderbolts from the Fashion Heavens have struck me.

  3. May 5, 2009 / 2:23 pm

    Yes pink and red!! Gorgeous! And what a fun shell pink and a warm red. I always find mixing colors goes better if you don’t go with the standard crayon shades. And what an awesome gift!

  4. May 5, 2009 / 2:40 pm

    Very nice combo, and what a beautiful scarf! Pink by itself can look a little “washed out”, the scarf is a good way to kick it up a notch.

  5. May 5, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    That is awesome. I love the scarf and the colors together.

  6. May 5, 2009 / 3:14 pm

    I think the color combo is great — rules are meant to be broken!

  7. May 5, 2009 / 3:18 pm

    Wonderful combination — it enhances both the purse and the scarf, which I think is the test of a great combo.

  8. Sheila
    May 5, 2009 / 3:33 pm

    Love the scarf and love the scarf/bag combination. It sizzles! I was brought up with various “thou shalt nots” in regard to colour combinations as well and it’s only in the past few years I have happily disregarded them. If it looks good, who cares about rules?

  9. Sue
    May 5, 2009 / 6:20 pm

    A fun combination. Love that pink bag!

  10. May 5, 2009 / 6:43 pm

    Ole! It’s lovely and perfect for the day.

  11. May 6, 2009 / 12:41 am

    I never understand these rules about pink and red, blue and green – why should they never be seen?

  12. May 6, 2009 / 1:23 am

    Duchesse – thanks! I felt very festive wearing these colors today.

    StyleSpy – I think the red and pink combo looks great on you. I was also told that redheads should never wear red or orange, yet both of those colors look good on me. I think *most* of those old rules are a bunch of horse-hockey.

  13. May 6, 2009 / 1:25 am

    Dana – thanks! And yes, it was a totally awesome gift.

    Rita – I agree. I normally treat this bag as a neutral but the scarf really complements it.

    Modest Mom – thank you!

  14. May 6, 2009 / 1:27 am

    WendyB – you’ve been one of my inspirations when it comes to creative rule-breaking!

    materfamilias – thanks, and so true.

  15. May 6, 2009 / 1:30 am

    Sheila – I think a majority of the rules really belong to another era, the same era that decreed a Lady never leaves the house without a girdle on! The women whose styles I admire most are blatant disregarders of rules.

    Sue – thanks!

  16. May 6, 2009 / 1:32 am

    Miss Janey – thanks, and thanks for posting that margarita recipe. I’m going to have to try that one soon!

    Imogen – I have no idea, but they seemed ironclad in our household, along with never mixing patterns, and not wearing white after Labor Day!

  17. May 6, 2009 / 2:16 am

    Nice scarf. I love the pink bag.

  18. May 6, 2009 / 3:50 pm

    When it comes to color, whatever India does, I will do. Who makes that bag? It’s so cute! It’s so hard to find a cute bag these days that doesn’t look like a suitcase or have a thousand doodads on it.

  19. May 6, 2009 / 4:20 pm

    Glove Slap – thanks! The bag is a Gerard Darel “24 Heures”. I love this bag and have it in three different colors. I bought this one in Paris in 2007. Right now, they’re tough to find in the US, though the rumor is that Bloomingdales may begin carrying the Gerard Darel line for fall. Online, luxcouture.com sometimes has them.

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