Scarf-A-thon – Final Post

Well I’ve done it! 64 scarves worn, in, you guessed it – 64 days! Check out my last 16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More butterflies…. this one is pretty, worn out for a walk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely jewel tones in this scarf from Camden, London. Bought on my first big overseas trip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Bali purchase, red and purple…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think this was a Kuala Lumpur purchase, Chinatown shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure this was a Kmart number. Lots of colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another owl print, this was a birthday gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchors! Kmart? I have so many blue scarves…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large knitted snood. Love the knit on this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polka dots, bought in Melbourne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More butterflies, with my new unicorn brooch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A random throwback, this scarf was bought in Istanbul 10 years ago!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Kuala Lumpur purchase, they were super cheap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love this one, no idea where it came from? Holiday purchase, gift?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this lovely scarf in Cambodia back in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thin and silky, this one is prone to fall off. I ended up knotting the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely silk number is from Vietnam. Kept it in place with my cat badge!

 

So there, Scarf-a-thon 2017 is done! I can’t believe I committed for so long, impressive. Now what will next year’s wardrobe challenge be?

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Scarf-A-Thon Post 2

Here are the next 12 scarves I have worn for my 30+ day Scarf-a-thon! Still relatively easy to choose… though a few pattern clashing moments! I will be left with patterned scarves and patterned tops no doubt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blue, pink, white, black and olive scarf was a birthday gift a few years ago. It’s a great travelling scarf and debuted in China in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely floral and bird print scarf was also a birthday present. Worn with a light blue jumper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plain blue, not sure where or who from. A trusty classic, worn here with my new Jacqui E dress to Disney on Ice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lovely suede feeling stole with die cuts. I have never worn this but I loved the feel of it, so will need to wear it again! Birthday gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This weird fluffy number has twisty elastic inside that you can wrap around itself. Sounds cool, but in theory it’s a bit short so it constantly unravels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favourite hedgehog scarf that I bought in China. We ended up teaching the Chinese stall owner how to say hedgehog in English. Wasn’t easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think this beautiful scarf was a gift, but I can’t recall from who? I wore it with my scarf holder, first time! Love the deer charm on the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plain red scarf worn with polka dots. This scarf gets worn a lot, red goes with a lot of my wardrobe. It’s from Target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Kmart number! Green fern pattern. Light, soft and big.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pink, orange and yellow silk scarf must have been a gift but I can’t remember who from. It’s very high quality though!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and red scarf that I purchased from Bali last year.  Let’s not discuss how many scarves I bought in Bali…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year I got this purple scarf for my birthday. Worn with a purple, white and black dress. I foresee this scarf to have a lot of use!

Winter Wardrobe Challenge: The Scarf-A-Thon

I have 70 scarves. YES, 70. Who could have known it would come to this amount? An Autumn Birthday helps, lots of scarf related gifts. A penchant for cheapies in Kmart, an obsession for bying scarf souvenirs when travelling the world. And generous and gifted family members who knit. This has lead me to own 70 scarves.

I recently cleaned them out and resorted them, counting as I went. It dawned on me that I needed a way to wear them more, more often, and more of them. So my winter wardrobe challenge was decided! The Scarf-a-thon.

The Scarf-a-thon – a pledge to wear a different scarf every day for at least 30 days (realistically I should be able to go for 70 days).

I tend to wear the same ones over and over again, and there are days when I can still not find a scarf to go with my outfit! Unbelievable. Anyway here are my first 12 scarf outfits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple chiffon blouse with a purple and white patterned scarf. This scarf was a birthday gift earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My maroon blazer with a apricot and grey scarf with swallows on it. Love this scarf. A birthday present from a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A knitted multi-coloured scarf I got for my birthday over 15 years ago. Worn with a coral long sleeved top and a black puffy vest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reusing the black puffy vest again! This time with a star patterned top and star patterned scarf. This scarf was bought about 10 years ago, from Cotton on in a 3 for $10 deal. Woohoo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy outfit, black jumper with a cream and black scarf. Not sure where I got this scarf from, possible birthday gift? Kmart buy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turquoise clothes and scarves were the theme for a 4 day trip to Melbourne. This hounds tooth one is from Target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had this scarf for about 20 years, I rarely wear it. Knitted red, black and taupe. It’s a little short when wrapped around. Goes well with my red gloves though!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Melbourne outfit, this time a black, warm snood. So toasty. From H&M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another snood outfit, dark maroon, from Factorie. A birthday gift last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful homemade knitted scarf from my sister in law. This year’s birthday present. Great for the plane trip to  Melbourne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another of my 3 for $10 Cotton On scarves. A deep fuchsia and one I wear the most. This with a fuchsia top and my trusty black vest to visit lookouts in the Blue Mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love this hot pink and black number I bought in Bali last year. Worn with a pink and grey cardigan.

 

Stay tuned for Scarf-a-thon, Part 2!

Accessory of the Week: Very very long scarf

I got this scarf on special at Cotton On last winter as part of a 3 for $10 deal. Bargain! The 3 scarves I bought for $10 are among my favourites, and I have a lot of scarves!

It’s super long, you can wrap it around 4 times. Very snug, and great colour combo, goes with everything!

Colour Fest Day 2 – Turbulence

 

I don’t usually wear head to toe greys and neutrals, but sometimes for work I want to wear a more muted, classic outfit – especially if off site mixing with other professionals. I just bought a grey leopard print blazer from SES Fashion, for $16.00! Bargain. The lilac/grey infinity scarf was also a new purchase, for $6.00 from Paper Scissors

Throw on some skinny dark denim jeans and classic silver jewels, then contrast with a Revlon just bitten kissable lip balm stain for a bright lip!

 
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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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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.

More Accessories – Beyond the 30

So my 30 Days of Accessories Challenge is over, but I am still challenging myself to wear different jewellery, scarves and shoes. Here are some of the items I have worn over the last few days:

And since technically the shopping ban ended at day 30,  here are some recent purchases!

Wanted: Navy or blue shoes – to go with those outfits that have no black so black shoes are out.

Found: $12 (yes twelve dollars!) cute flats at K Mart

Along with never-knew-I-needed-them-but-know-I-can’t-live-without-them $8 pink snake skin flats and Missoni inspired print flats for $19.

 

Wanted: Ogling these purple triangular earrings at Lovisa for weeks. Can’t justify spendage (plus I was on a ban!)

Found: On Sale!  Two items for $10!

And of course I bought more, it was 2 for 10 after all!

  

Wanted: Subtle, orange accessories to go with my rockin’ orange heels

Found: Awesome bangle stack – also part of the 2 for 10 deal!

Ahh shops… it’s good to be back 🙂