Scarf-A-Thon Post 4!

Another twelve scarves worn! Getting down to the last few. Some have already been put in the donation pile. I can’t believe I still have some favourites left to wear. Check out the latest wearings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely silk number was a gift from my aunty. So many colours, it makes it difficut to match with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have lots of butterfly scarves. I actually lost my favourite one, another blue one the night we got engaged. I think it must have fallen out of the car out of my lap when we went for dinner. RIP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this scarf in the Dingle peninsula in Ireland in 2007. Love the velvet and sequins running through it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple coral coloured one, gets a lot of wear with patterned tops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgehogs number 2!  A Christmas gift from a colleague.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely tropical bird pattern. I think this was also a gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic black, white and grey. Oh and more butterflies. Always butterflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink and patterned, lovely with a white top and grey jeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flamingoes! What’s not to love? Was this a gift? I think so…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musical notes, another Christmas gift, this time from my boss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stole is so old, I’ve had it for about 20 years. Can be worn around the waist too. Glitzy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought this as a gift for someone, then went back and bought it for me too! Love the colours.

 

So that’s 48 scarves in total! I’m going to get to 60, another 12 to go…

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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!

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!

Colour Fest Day 10 – Linen

 
A lovely clean nude, pinky creamy goodness and usually a pain to keep clean! I have pants this colour. I’m mean really, who can wear light coloured pants and go outside? or sit down on public transport? or garden?
Not me. dark colours below the waist seems to be a better option.
Those boots – swoon! A hundred euros, from Amsterdam bought in 2005. Still love them. I seem to strut instead of walk while wearing them. Well, strut more than usual.
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Colour Fest Day 8 – Emerald

Pantone Emerald

Not quite aqua, not quite green, emerald sits smugly in the middle. Matching the swatch from Pantone to my wardrobe was surprising – not much actually matched!

Too aqua, too turquoise, too green, too blue, too dark, too light, ooh this matches… oh that’s right that doesn’t fit. Like half my wardrobe. Sigh.

In other observations that mug is awesome, and pretty much sums up my life, if you consider ‘make stuff’ to be faffing around online and in the wardrobe whilst watching Next Top Model.

Sure, I make stuff.

Colour Fest

It seems like it is always this time of year when I need a challenge of the wardrobe variety. Somewhere between the end of winter and the beginning of spring, where I need something else besides my muddled brain to help choose what I wear each day. In 2011 it was Shoesapalooza. Last year the 30 Days of Accessories Challenge.

This year, it’s Colour Fest!

I’ve always loved wearing colour, and my wardrobe has many different tones and hues. I’m pretty lucky that I look good in nearly all colours – brights, pastels, jewel tones… everything except bone/camel neutrals, which tend to wash me out.

This year it’s less of the rules and restrictions, and more of a challenge to create outfits based on a colour family. I won’t be limiting myself to ticking off a colour each day, who knows – I may just love a colour combo so much I wear it for a week!

So the general idea is that I’m going to pick a colour from the Pantone Spring or Fall Collection for 2013, and base my outfit around it.

Here are the selected colours for Spring.

pantone fashion spring colours 2013And here are the Fall colours (or as us Southern Hemispherians call it – Autumn).

pantone fashion fall colours 2013

Already I see that some of those colours will be a challenge as I have little of them in my wardrobe!  I can use clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery to base around those colours, it’s less of wearing one colour head to toe and more of making that colour the standout of the outfit.

I do know a lady who wears shades of purple to work every day. Whole outfit. Head to toe. Purple every day. She reminds me of a big juicy plum or grape. Cool? Weird? Still undecided.

Wish me luck!