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Scarf Weather!!

Last April, in Paris

I awoke yesterday morning to the sound of rain, and did a little mental happy dance. The weather is now delightfully cool, and I’m busting out the scarves, including the super lightweight cashmere scarf shown above.

I’ll admit that I really miss my scarves during the warmer months. They’re such a great way to add a bit of color or pattern to an outfit. I often plan my ensemble around a particular scarf. I also believe that our grandmothers were right about keeping cold drafts off the neck; I find I get sick far less often when I wear a scarf regularly during the cooler months.

Cashmere scarves are a fabulous option, especially when the weather starts getting chilly. They provide warmth without weight or bulk, and the long versions are easy to style and arrange. If you haven’t yet checked out L’Affaire Cashmere, now is a great time, as they’ve recently added some new stock and are offering a pre-Thanksgiving gift with purchase. For any purchase over $200 USD, you may choose any scarf on the website valued between $40 USD and $55 USD as a free gift! Just indicate your choice in the Personalized Message box during checkout, or in a separate email to .

Scarves make wonderful gifts too, no worry about getting the size right! And who wouldn’t be pleased to receive something Cashmere?

Aubergine & Paprika Pure Cashmere Stole
Light Purple Knitted 100% Cashmere Stole
Animal Spirit Pure Cashmere Stole
Heirloom Hand-Embroidered Cashmere Shawl

Are you wearing a scarf today?

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  1. November 9, 2012 / 11:24 am

    I don’t do well with scarves, I’ve got too much hair, they are a last resort when my breath is crystallising when I’m outside.

  2. November 9, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    Yes, I love scarf-weather! Although you’ve taught me a few tricks that allow me to use my scarves in the warmer months too. Yesterday I uncovered a simple purple knit scarf that suits Florida winter to a tee.

  3. November 9, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    Ma chère, I may live in Seattle, but I remain a French Girl, and wearing scarves year right is practically a pre-requisite 🙂 I wear beautiful, warm scarves like the ones you displayed above in the winter months; and lighter, fun ones in the warmer months. For special occasions, of course, I pull out “le grand jeu” (the big game:) a luxurious silk scarf “à la Hermès…” tied in artful ways — My American friends often notice what scarf I am wearing. I guess I help feed some clichés about French women, but… c’est la vie! 🙂 — Veronique

  4. Anonymous
    November 9, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Combining your last two posts…is it possible to wear scarves with brooches? or necklaces? I have always favored necklaces over scarves but recently I’ve begun to appreciate the color and extra pizzaz that scarves bring and I’ve started wearing mine more. But I don’t want to give up my necklaces? Any way to combine…or is it a take turns issue?

    • November 9, 2012 / 7:14 pm

      The short answer is yes, but look for my post tomorrow which will show some examples.

  5. November 9, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    There is frost on the ground here this morning. I have been wearing my scarves for weeks now…loving the newest Tilo wool grey one which is super soft and luxe. You might like to explore their line Susan as I know you love scarves as much as I do.

  6. November 9, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    Not wearing a scarf today The Beast keeps me warm enough. Though I have just bought Mr TNMA a new one, which no doubt I’ll be nabbing.

  7. November 9, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I am wearing a scarf – one of my most “everyday” favorites. I admit I should change it up more often (I have enough scarves to do so), but that leopard you’re showing is verrrrry enticing!

  8. November 9, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    I love scarves and wear them almost every day from September to May. Today, I have a new infinity scarf with teal, black, gold and a few silver threads tossed in. Even in a casual jeans and turtleneck, I feel “finished” when I top it off with a pretty scarf. And with the morning temperature of 30, it keeps me warmer.

  9. Anonymous
    November 9, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Wish I could wear a scarf, but it’s 11:30 am and already 81 degrees. Did some sorting in my closet yesterday, evaluating the sweaters, trying things on and culling some. But then I put them all back in the storage bags; not sweater weather yet! Sadly. Wish I could wear my new boots, too, but too warm. Sigh…….

    —Jill Ann

  10. November 9, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    I usually wear a scarf every day from September to May, and sometimes even in the summer months, as they can be not very hot here. I think I have approx. 50 scarves – and I love them all 🙂 But in Europe you see a lot of people wearing scarves, nothing special here.

  11. November 9, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Oh and I meant to say..what a fabulous photo of you! Love your hair that short.

  12. Pam @ over50feeling40
    November 9, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    I have heard that your cold weather will be here late on Sunday…Hip Hip Hooray…I will wear a scarf in honor of it!! I just cannot wait!

  13. Marla
    November 9, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    I love scarves but most of mine are made out of deconstructed men’s ties. You can find men’s ties in such amazing colors. I can usually find one to match every outfit I have. I just take them apart, do a stitch around the edges to prevent any fraying, and tie them like a long necklace-bow around my neck. I like them because they are thinner than most women’s scarves.

  14. Amy
    November 9, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    SO I haven’t even read the full post, but had to leave a comment: Damn girl, you look stunning in that photo!

  15. November 9, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I’ve been wearing a scarf for about two months now! I have a lilac cashmere one just like in your photo and I had a hand embroidiered one like the last one in your photos I bought from India, it was so beautiful and I wore it EVERYWHERE – unfortunately I lost it 🙁 Still miss it to this day

  16. MJ
    November 9, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    You look fabulous in that picture. As for your question, I am not an “inside” scarf wearer – it just seems like too much most of the time – but I definitely am an “outside” scarf wearer. Yesterday I was pleased that the snow in NYC gave me an excuse to wear my fabulous new boots, but then they got even more expensive when I decided that I needed a new hat and scarf to make them look good with my coat. I ended up with a beautiful lightweight cashmere that is perfect, and it didn’t hurt that Saks had its lovely but very pricey scarves on sale.

  17. November 9, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    I did wear a scarf today! It was chilly this morning then warmed up. This weekend will be chilly! I adore wearing scarves as much as I can!

    Art by Karena

  18. Kathy Leeds
    November 9, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    It’s true about keeping your neck warm, and getting less colds. So happy it’s chilly in LA, and I can wear sweaters, boots, and scarves. Hope it continues. Dreading the idea of a heat wave for Thanksgiving.

  19. Lynne DeVenny
    November 9, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I had a beautiful sort of watercolor-looking scarf by Calvin Klein yesterday – it really helped liven up a boring suit.

    I’d be over the moon to own a cashmere scarf 🙂

  20. Awakening my Wardrobe
    November 9, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    I love your scarf posts, especially the one on how to tie them. I have been collecting all kinds of scarves for years. I get the most complements on one of a kind, hand painted silk from an artist in Brooklyn,NY. She sold at one of the small Eileen Fischer stores for many years and now has her own website. (they are also very reasonably priced!)

  21. Amber of Butane Anvil
    November 9, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Before I started blogging, I seriously didn’t realize that I wear a scarf almost every day – I’m always on the lookout for more variety!

  22. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell
    November 10, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    We have been having such warm weather that scarves are out for me. We are supposed to get some colder weather tomorrow and the scarfs can come out to play! You look so fabulous and chic in your outfit!

  23. Women Who Run It
    November 14, 2012 / 12:41 am

    Love scarves. The perfect fall accessory and they are missed when it gets too warm out. We also love that, as women of a certain age as well, you can keep nice and toasty outside and then ditch the scarf the minute you’re inside, before a hot flash hits!

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