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Foulard de la semaine – Bonus Round

Function trumped form this week as for several days we experienced an icy Arctic blast….inside the office! Yes, our building’s ancient “environmental controls” were on the fritz again, and while it was a balmy 45F degrees outside, the air conditioner was working overtime.

Readers, you might be surprised to learn that I can’t tolerate a lot of bulk around my neck. So if I’m going to wrap, the scarf has to be light and soft. This one is a cotton scarf my brother-in-law and his girlfriend brought me back from Ecuador last year. It’s a fabulous green with gold threads, and kept my neck nicely protected from the interior winter chill.

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  1. December 20, 2008 / 3:13 pm

    metscan – I would absolutely read your blog! And your English is better than some native English-speakers I know!

  2. December 20, 2008 / 3:53 pm

    So we’re both bundling up against the cold, Pseu! You look very elegant, as usual, doing so — that’s a very pretty scarf, festive with the gold thread.

  3. December 20, 2008 / 8:03 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and I really like your style, both in fashion and in thinking!

    And I have already something to blame you for: because of your blog I discovered polyvore … briliant but so time consuming!

    And I love the fact that compared to your collection, my basket full of scarves seems a pretty humble collection (contrary to what several friends of mine are thinking …)

    Fashionable greetings from rainy and cold Germany!

  4. December 20, 2008 / 10:00 pm

    I laughed at “inside the office.” I’ve definitely experienced the Arctic office tundra in the past.

  5. metscan
    December 20, 2008 / 3:03 pm

    Geez-the mistress of scarves! You really control this! BTW, I am thinking of starting a blog of my own next year, writing something now and then( it is a bit difficult,since English is not my native language),but you have been sort of a god-mother for me,so I would like to ask you if you could include me on your list of bloggers you read?????

  6. metscan
    December 20, 2008 / 3:42 pm

    Thank you ever so much !#### !

  7. December 21, 2008 / 5:54 am

    lovely scarf, and you make it look effortless.

    December 20, 2008 / 10:24 pm

    That’s beautiful! I love the way you wear it!

  9. Couture Allure Vintage Fashion
    December 21, 2008 / 1:12 am

    I love this color green. Count me in on the bundling up. It is 17 degrees here right now.

    Nutaters is my word verification. Is that as opposed to the old taters that are in the cupboard?????

  10. December 21, 2008 / 2:15 pm

    If my neck is cold, the rest of me will never get warm. Am currently at my mother’s house where temps are in single digits and have pretty much only removed my favorite Ferragamo scarf for showers. Soooooooooooo coooooooooold. Cannot wait to be back in Austin.

  11. December 21, 2008 / 3:03 pm

    I’m grinnning as I comment, b/c have shoveled up out for maybe fourth time today. But hey, anything it takes to wear a scarf!

  12. December 21, 2008 / 3:10 pm

    mater – thank you. I was so thrilled to receive this scarf. It’s light enough to wear in summer too, just with less “wrapping”.

    belle-carys – thank you so much! Since I’ve begun wearing scarves they’ve become indispensable. And they take up less room than shoes. I’ve never been to Germany but it’s one of the next countries we want to visit.

  13. December 21, 2008 / 3:12 pm

    Wendyb – usually the frigid office is a summer problem, but oy! I found that NY offices tend to be overheated in winter, so I learned quickly to layer.

    Rachel@oneprettything – merci! This is one of the easiest styles, just wrap and tie.

  14. December 21, 2008 / 3:15 pm

    Couture Allure – thank you. I love all shades of green, but this one is definitely my favorite. “Nutaters” eh? Not like those ones you find that have taken root in the back of the pantry.

    Julianne – merci beaucoup. This one actually is effortless.

  15. December 21, 2008 / 3:17 pm

    StyleSpy – single digits, yikes! It’s true though about keeping your neck warm. I have a bit of arthitis in my neck too, so the cold is less and less tolerable over the years.

    Duchesse – I guess I shouldn’t complain about the weather, eh? At least no shovelling here.

  16. December 21, 2008 / 5:31 pm

    yeah, they definitely take alot less space, but still I always feel like I’m lacking JUST the colour I’d love to wear today regarding my scarf collection… atleast I’ve always an excuse at hand to buy a new one 😉

    and Germany is for sure worth a visit, but don’t come in november or even december, because it’s usually raining and grey.

  17. Sue
    December 21, 2008 / 7:38 pm

    Lovely, as ever. The shot of gold gives it a spark.

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