My scarfing skills have improved a little in the past year. I've become quite handy with small silk scarves, and with longer, light weight scarves. And I'm even learning to wear my classic winter woolen scarves a bit more "wrapped up," instead of just hanging them loosely around my neck. Like my favourite burgundy and camel reversible scarf on the right.
What was I thinking? They're huge, hot, unwieldy, hard to make do what you want them to do, and then when you do make them do what you want... they never stay that way for long. At least on me.
But they look so good. So casually insouciant, tossed on, like this soft brown scarf, over a grey coat sweater.
|Death by Elocution|
|Death by Elocution|
Or beautifully swathed with a tee shirt and maybe a blazer, like these two looks from Wachabuy.com.
Okay... I know.... I've obviously been suckered by too many images of chicly-swathed blanket-scarved women on the internet and in fashion magazines, and in store windows. All those blanket scarves began to make my little scarf collection look downright puny. And boring. And I began to wish for a blanket scarf of my own. And I began to think that if everyone else could tie a great blanket scarf, surely it can't be that hard. And then when I saw a lovely grey and burgundy scarf at Aritzia, well... I could not resist.
I know. I know. What... am I fifteen again? Bowing to peer pressure? Not able to withstand temptation? Or am I so competitive that I can't stand it when someone can do something so much better than me? Or all of the above? Huh. Don't answer that.
The salesgirl at Aritzia gave me a great little tutorial on how to tie my new scarf. And of course I mastered it right away. And then promptly forgot everything she said to do when I hauled my new scarf out for a test drive a few days later.
See what I mean? This effort just looked like I had a bath towel around my neck.
This was better. A bit smoother. But when the scarf is folded like this it's really, really thick. But it looked okay.
And emboldened by my efforts above, I tried something a bit more complex. Looked good. I could wear my new scarf like this... for about three minutes. Akkkk. I was choking. "Help... my new blanket scarf is killing me."
So... since I was going to the mall. And undoubtedly would die of the heat if I was too scarfed up. I settled for a simple over the shoulder maneuver. And it looked ... good, I thought. And lasted for maybe ten minutes in the mall.
So... blanket scarves. Maybe they're not for shopping in malls. Maybe they're better for strolling downtown when it finally snows. Or sitting in cold arenas at hockey games. Then again. Maybe it's just me.
If you're scarf challenged, like me. Try watching this Blanket Scarf Tutorial on the blog Kelly in the City. Kelly shows ten ways to tie a blanket scarf, very easy to follow. With pictures. In fact, I think I need to read it again. And then go practice.
How are you at scarfing up? Any problems with your blanket scarf... and its potential homicidal tendencies?
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