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Nov 11, 2012

Military Fashion With Much More Than A Scarf

“This nation will remain the land of the free, as long as it is the home of the brave.”  Elmer Davis

I cherish each one of you who reads this blog, and I recognize that many are from other countries.  For a few minutes each day, we lay down our differences and nationalities and become simply women… women, who love to style and enjoy fashion from runways to our own closets.

I hope you will understand today, when I take a moment to honor our military….men and women who display great courage as they volunteer to serve this country.  I just want to say THANK YOU!  You are forever in my heart and prayers.  I have former students in dangerous places I think about every day, and readers of this blog who serve a world away!  You are amazing and I so respect you.  Military women are inspiring for many reasons.

When I walked out in today’s outfit, my funny photographer/husband said, “Are you honoring the Beatles?”  Maybe it does have a Sgt. Pepper aesthetic, but I chose it out of the closet because of its military-inspiration. It looked better last year when I was thinner…SIGH…the battle continues. 
However, I would like to call your attention to the scarf.  My father wore this scarf as a young man in the Air Force during WWII…this was the airmen’s scarf. His was nylon, not silk, which were possibly reserved for the pilots or officers. He was part of a crew assigned to one of the planes nicknamed “The Widowmaker.”  I believe one still flies with the Confederate Air Force.  After service and coming home from a gunshot injury, my father would struggle with nightmares until his death from a heart attack in his seventies.   Unless we are family, we so often forget what scars remain from service.  These incredible men and women pay such a high price.

So, today (Veteran's Day), I just must say THANK YOU, for your sacrifices.

I hope everyone else has a wonderful Monday and enjoys the ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY and !!MONDAY MINGLE!



  1. Hi Pam!

    How are you! nice jacket, nice on you- so cute - love it! i like that you wear it with a skirt - i have a couple of military jackets they are versatile and fun to wear - Getting real- cold here, how is it in Texas?

    Yes lets have a tought for our world war veterans today!

  2. What a great homage to our people in the military! Great idea and great outfit~

  3. Wonderful post, Pam, and a great tribute to our brave military women and men. I really like this jacket, and how great you must feel wearing your father's scarf. Thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday.

  4. I agree! What a great post, Pam!
    What a lovely tribute to your father as well by wearing his scarf. I love your jacket!

  5. My father-in-law, a paratrooper in the Canadian forces in WWII until he was seriously wounded, also suffered from nightmares for the rest of his life. According to Argentinian writer, Jose Narosky, “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” How very true that is.

  6. You are so right. Although I often don't agree with the military policies of this country, I have huge respect for those who have served honorably. They deserve all the support and acknowledgement we can give them. My dad flew in the Naval Air Corp in WWII and my aunt's husband was killed in a plane crash in Florida shortly after returning from France where he'd been shot down in WWII. I admire the women as well, who serve with equal bravery in an environment that doesn't always support them as it should, although hopefully that's changing.

    Your outfit is a wonderful composition of color and style. You look beautiful.

  7. Love this. The brown with the tomato-red shirt is beautiful and the scarf. Just so classy. Loved this post.

  8. I love a good military jacket / blazer. Such a fun look. You know you blog too much when you have dreams about blogging. This is so silly: I dreamt Gigi made a blog. Ha ha. xoxo

  9. Pam--what a wonderful scarf and story!!! I love your military look!!

  10. Sargent Pepper ... that works. It's absolutely military (ditto your remarts to the real honorees of the day.) I thought at first look about Adam Ant. Remember him? You look lovely, regardless. Thanks for blogging!

  11. Pam, the jacket still looks great on you. The scarf is a special treasure as is the story with it. The jacket looks great with the red top.


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