Scarf-A-Thon Post 3

Another 12! I have decided to go to 48, and any scarves not worn after that run the risk of being donated or thrown out. Only fair I think?

Anyway, here’s 25 to 36!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bright, orange floral print that I bought in Melbourne about 5 years ago.

I always have to buy scarves when I go to Melbourne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely cream and colourful butterflies. I think this is from KMart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subdued pale lilac with a grey tree branch pattern. I think this could have

been a gift? Worn with maroon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and plaid! I have had this scarf for a long time, no idea where it came from!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a gift from my mum. Loved how it matched my tights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange and Zebras, what’s not to love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black, red and turquoise, a gift brought back from India! Scarves are

the best souvenirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely grey-blue plain scarf I bought in China. I bought a lot of scarves in China…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Bali buy. Worn out bush walking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a fabulous scarf. So long and warm! Bought from Cotton On.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More butterflies! I think this was a gift from a colleague one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a birthday gift about 8 years ago. Well worn and looking a bit

sad, perfect for wearing around the home.

 

See you soon for the final 12!

Favourite Accessory this Week … Rainbow set

Lately I have been so overwhelmed with the amount of jewellery I own that I can’t even choose what to wear. Either that or I feel I have nothing in the right colour scheme, which clearly is a crazy thought when you have over 200 pairs of earrings!

So this multicoloured set is perfect as it goes with so many items of clothing. I didn’t even notice at the time that the necklace and ring have completely different colours!

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The large pink section on the ring is the only part that sort of is the same as the necklace. I bought these items at Old Navy, Seattle on one of my many many shopping sprees in the US!

 

Favourite Accessory… Engagement Ring!

It’s hard not to be bias now with my jewellery, but my gorgeous ruby and diamond engagement ring has jumped to the top of the list of most favourite accessory.

It still doesn’t seem real, having a ring on that finger. I often fidget and feel the ring unknowingly, its amazing how perfectly it fits on my hand and I don’t even realise it is there.

The pressure of picking and choosing THE ring is enormous and for the best part of 35 years I’ve hypothesised about ‘what my engagement ring will look like’. Fate would take that decision out of my hands as The Artist would be (one day… he implied) giving me a family heirloom, his grandmother’s ring. Eek! A family heirloom – so romantic!

But what if I don’t like it? What if its not ‘me’? Such pressure.

So I breathed a deep sigh of relief when he opened the box (on one knee of course, on the beach under the moonlight) and I saw the most beautiful and delicate ring. Red! So me. It really couldn’t be any more perfect. I guess it was meant to be!

(I’ll apologise for being so gushy now)

Recent Overseas Purchases

I do like to shop… and I do like to travel, so shopping while travelling is a win win situation for me. Especially when amazing bargains can be found.

The only dilemma is carrying what you buy. My bags get so stuffed it is impossible to carry them! Oh and if you have the unfortunate debacle of having a backpack stolen. True story for another day.

This trip I was savvy and sent a box of shopping home from the US, since I still had to backpack my way around South East Asia.

 

Here are some of my recent buys!

Favourite Accessory This Week

I have a lot of scarves. Way to many. This one has been on rotation lately. A simple knitted turquoise number with sequins and velvet woven through. What’s not to love?

I bought it in Dingle, Ireland in 2007. It was about 30 euros, which really is expensive for a scarf, but I think it was worth it as I love it so much. Well I do get carried away while shopping when travelling.

It just needs to be a bit longer. You know those scarves that are too long for one loop round your neck, but too short for two? Annoying (first world problems…I know)! Especially those snood things, infinity scarf things, I have one that just won’t go around twice¬†without choking me. But one loop looks like a bib.

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202 Can i have a castle for my wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And speaking of first world problems, what’s the solution with trying to wear a scarf and a necklace together? My necklaces seem to hibernate in winter as scarves get prime neck real estate…

Is it poor neck etiquette to wear both?

Clearly these are the sorts of questions that keep me up all night.