A few posts ago I debuted a new scarf on the blog, and I’ve decided to tell you more about it.
First off, I bought it in Victoria. In case you haven’t figured out by my incessant blogging about Victoria (and my lack of thoroughness regarding the other ports we visited during Alaska season), I love it there. It’s pretty and fun, and it’s laidback but kind of city-ish. The only bad thing is that I can’t leave Victoria without spending a decent chunk of change. And this scarf is no exception.
I have a rule with scarves; I usually don’t spend more than $18 dollars on one. I prefer $12. I really prefer $8 scarves. This one was $25.
BUT! I had meandered by this outdoor festival on the wharf for a few weeks in a row, always staring longingly at these gorgeous silk scarves. And I refrained, for 3 weeks. On week 4 though, I had to do it. This little stand had been on my mind all week. And then I ran into some extra, unexpected money. And then I found a scarf with sentimental value.
You see, I’m actually surprised I bought this scarf given it’s color scheme. It’s a little outside of what I typically wear… I like autumn colors, but I generally wear more cool tones than warm tones. BUT, it’s always good to bridge that gap in your closet with things like scarves. I would probably never wear an entire outfit with this scarves color scheme (golden yellow, scarlet, navy blue, and moss green? Really?), but hey, a scarf can be that color scheme and I can use it in a small way (when I normally wouldn’t be able to pull something like that off. Plus the way the scarf hangs, you can make it seem more blue, more yellow, more auburn, or even almost a neutral white, depending on how you tie it and what side faces out.
And I have really only had minimal success with silk square scarves like these, I am usually drawn to something of a rectangular proportion instead, and in a non-slippery fabric.
So why in the world did I buy this scarf?
Check it out.
It’s a Degas painting, on the scarf.
I get to wear ballerinas with my outfit, without wearing a tacky themed sweatshirt. I love that when I tie it up, it’s like a little secret. “I’m wearing a ballerina themed outfit, and no one knows but me!”
The dancer in me could not turn that down. Absolutely not.
So I shelled out the money, because really, who wouldn’t spend $25 on a Degas painting? What a deal.
Do you have any clothing items that represent your passions?