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Foulard de la semaine

“Baby, it’s cold outside” edition. This is the silk/wool shawl I purchased in Paris. It’s a dark olive (actually a little darker than it looks in the picture) with gold metallic threads. The fabric is very lightweight, but warm. It’s also big enough to be worn as a light shawl, which I did one cooler night in Paris.

Edited to add: “it’s cold outside” was not a complaint, incidently. I’m loving this crisper weather!
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  1. Sue
    January 6, 2009 / 1:53 pm

    I love this. It’s simple and elegant.

  2. January 6, 2009 / 3:31 pm

    Oh, now, that is perfect! There must not have been a moment’s hesitation when you spotted this one. And such a useful, versatile, flattering colour!

  3. January 6, 2009 / 6:30 pm

    I second ma! The perfect accessory we all look for when we travel! Glad it’s cool enough to wear there.

  4. Anonymous
    January 6, 2009 / 6:33 pm

    I love the way you’ve tied this; can’t quite figure out how it’s done! Care to give us a hint?

  5. January 6, 2009 / 6:35 pm

    Lovely. Yes, the cool weather is so fleeting here in SoCal, its best to enjoy it. It’s a fine opportunity for dressing in wonderful scarves and layers.

  6. susand
    January 6, 2009 / 1:14 pm

    that is a beautiful scarf/wrap.

  7. January 6, 2009 / 10:37 pm

    I started singing Baby it’s Cold Outside! Gorgeous scarf!

  8. Couture Allure Vintage Fashion
    January 6, 2009 / 3:08 pm

    Oh so pretty…I love the glints of gold.

  9. Sal
    January 6, 2009 / 6:04 pm

    Stunning! I like that it has the metallic detail at the ends, and matte in the middle.

  10. belle_carys
    January 7, 2009 / 12:48 am

    great colour! Seeing it makes me wish I could steel it and get back my red hair colour!

  11. La Belette Rouge
    January 7, 2009 / 1:24 am

    This is my favorite of all of your scarfs. LOVE IT!!!

  12. January 7, 2009 / 3:17 pm

    susand – thank you!

    sue – thanks!

    Couture Allure – thanks, I’m always a sucker for a little sparkle.

  13. January 7, 2009 / 3:19 pm

    mater – oh so true! My eye was drawn by the color, but the moment I laid eyes on those gold threads I knew it was meant for me. Thanks!

    sal – thank you!

    duchesse – thank you, and yes, I’m glad to have the opportunity to wear it.

  14. January 7, 2009 / 3:22 pm

    Anon – it’s quite simple actually, you fold in half and drape around your neck so the “loop” is on one side and the ends on the other. Pass one of the ends through, and then the other in the opposite direction (over/under, then under/over). I’m going to enlist some help to man the camera and post some demonstrations soon.

    Miss Janey – we loves our scarves and layers, we does!

  15. January 7, 2009 / 3:23 pm

    Imogen – thanks!

    Belle_carys – I love how red hair really sets off certain colors and visa versa. It’s a bit more maintenance, tho.

  16. belle_carys
    January 7, 2009 / 6:31 pm

    @ deja: absolutely true, but so worht it! I had them in a reddish blond, not a fake red, it was lovely, but I got tired of it, so now they are dark again. but I might go back.

  17. January 8, 2009 / 8:50 pm

    That is just beautiful! You do nab the best souvenirs!

  18. January 12, 2009 / 5:30 am

    Beautiful scarf!

  19. January 12, 2009 / 1:45 pm

    hollarback – thank you! The toughest part about visiting Paris is deciding between great souvenirs!

    L – thank you!

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