Foulard de la semaine

As you may have surmised from my garb, our LA weather has turned cool and wet again. My poor little Printemps cotton scarf picked up on our first Paris trip is looking a little frayed about the fringe. But I love this light-but-warm, casual foulard that seems to go with everything, and that I can just toss in the wash when it needs freshening.
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17 Comments

  1. April 10, 2009 / 1:36 pm

    Hmmm – “toss it in the wash” – maybe that’s connected to “looking a little frayed”? Anyway, it looks great.

  2. April 10, 2009 / 1:51 pm

    Rita – no doubt! But it would probably cost about as much to have it dry cleaned twice as I paid for it, so in this case I am embracing the aesthtic of “shabby chic.” 😉

  3. April 10, 2009 / 4:20 pm

    Mom says, never stash your sweaters until after Easter. Mom is always right. Sigh. Why can’t I remember that every spring? It’s not like it’s my first.

  4. April 10, 2009 / 5:56 pm

    Brr…looks chilly there!

  5. April 10, 2009 / 6:01 pm

    I like the colors and the way you have it tied.

  6. April 10, 2009 / 6:25 pm

    I agree with everyone. Those are great colors for you.

  7. April 10, 2009 / 7:49 pm

    A washable scarf is a big plus! I’ve seen instructions for handwashing Hermes scarves but haven’t risked it. Do you have any of those slightly rough-spun Thai silk scarves (same size as one you’re wearing)? They wash so well!

  8. Karen
    April 10, 2009 / 3:39 pm

    Cool foulard, love the colors with your hair! Why’d it get so cold here again just when I’d stashed my winter stuff?

  9. Sal
    April 10, 2009 / 3:45 pm

    I’m with Belle – that is fab color combo for you, lady.

  10. April 11, 2009 / 2:24 am

    Lovely colours on you.

    Out of curiosity, what is your favourite foulard shape and size? You have such a collection.

  11. April 11, 2009 / 1:48 pm

    Belle – thanks!

    Karen – thank you. I’ll admit I’m secretly pleased to be able to squeeze a few more days/weeks out of my favorite sweaters and scarves.

    Sal – thanks a bunch! Be on the lookout for your book, should be there early next week.

  12. April 11, 2009 / 1:51 pm

    dana – I tend to wear my sweaters well into June here, at least in the mornings when it tends to be cool and foggy. Most of the rest of the country has “sweater weather” in the fall and spring; ours is from January to June!

    Parisienne Farmgirl – thanks, and you too!

    WendyB – yup. But I’m not complaining, better scarf weather!

  13. April 11, 2009 / 1:52 pm

    Bonjour Madame – merci bien!

    Modest Mom – thank you.

    Duchesse – I don’t have one yet but will definitely be on the lookout.

  14. April 11, 2009 / 1:55 pm

    Imogen – thanks. As to my favorite shape, it’s a tossup really. Silk squares lend themselves better to a more polished look, and the oblongs are more casual and easier to wear. For someone starting out wearing scarves, I’d recommend an oblong from soft material.

    Mervat – thanks, and I will. 🙂

  15. Mervat
    April 11, 2009 / 11:49 am

    Shabby chic or not it is a lovely scarf. Kepp enjoying it and the memories it gives you!

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