I’ve been having a love affair with scarves lately. I spend hours gazing through the Hermes website, drooling over its legendary collection of stunning (and expensive!) silk scarves, in hopes of one day be able to 1. afford them, and 2. become someone who can actually sport them without looking unmatched by their presence. I was so close to purchasing one the other day but stopped, and decided to give myself time to grow into an Hermes-worthy person.
To me, a woman who is deserving of wrapping these silky luxury around her neck is someone who is poise, sophisticated, confident, and stylish, like many French women. I’m not there yet – but hopeful that I’ll get there someday!
In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the hand-knit wool kind like this lacy scarf (this is a same one that I made for Maya last year but in a deep red color called Ginger) and learn all the creative ways to tie them around my neck. And the best part? Because these Cascade 200 Superwash Sport yarns were on sale for $4.69 / skein at WEBS, I whipped this up for less than $20 — compared to Hermes’ $410 (for 36″ x 36″)!
Simple Slip Knot: Double up your scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. Then, slip both ends of the scarf into the loop.
Double Loop Wrap: Start with the middle of your scarf on the back of yourneck. Loop the ends of the scarf around and back to the front. Tie the two ends together with a simple tie to make the second layer.
(From The Fashion Spot, 15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf).
I absolutely love that this scarf doubles as a shawl!
Green Smoothie Update
Day 2 — success!
Peach Green Smoothie
2 cups fresh spinach
1 large fresh kale leaf
1 cup coconut water
2 cups frozen peach
This one tasted a tad more “leafy” than the pineapple version from yesterday but the subtle sweetness from frozen peaches made the drink very easy to drink.