130! There I've said it…it’s out there…I confess that I own 130 scarves! Now, before you start accusing me of using my children’s college money on scarves…let’s take a closer look!
I could not find one scarf in my possession that I paid full price for in a retail outlet. They predominately came from these sources;
1. Discount retail: Marshalls, Ross, Stein Mart
2. Sales with coupons: Mostly Kohl’s, some Chico’s, a couple Lane Bryant
3. Thrift: Goodwill and garage sales
5. Vintage: Grandmothers
6. Gifts: Once you are labeled the SCARF LADY at school, then a lot of gifts come from students which feed the habit!
Steve Madden Bag: Ross
Carmen Marc Valvo Eyewear: Provided by The Designer!
Whenever I perform a closet purge, I rarely give up scarves. They are the accessories which can save a drab outfit in a heartbeat…I just never know which one I will need at which time. I have them hanging on a beautiful vintage hat rack…pulled through layers of golden curls. Sometimes, while showering, I will stare at the hat rack (which looks a lot like Cousin It from the Addams Family...ooo, I should get it some sunglasses) and receive inspiration for my daily outfit.
Now, maybe you are able to understand while picking just one scarf for today’s collaboration with Jill and Adrienne was so difficult. But, this is my recent purchase at Ross for $6….it has a Hermes feel to it and spring colors…so today, it is my favorite scarf…but tomorrow, well that’s another day and another scarf!
Recently, Karena hosted a giveaway for an artist in New York who makes beauty out of antique bottles. I won the giveaway and here is the beautiful bottle I selected for the antique grouping on my den mantel. I highly recommend you click on the the Cross Bottle Guy and visit Artie's handiwork. Like a beautiful scarf, his artwork adds just the right touch to my décor.