Weirdly enough, I’ve been quoting (or misquoting, actually) Tolkien a lot in the past few days. Ever since I found the perfect scarf. The one scarf.
You know the line I mean, from Lord of the Rings: “One scarf to rule them all, and in the closet bind them”… or something. “Them” being all my jackets and coats and sweaters and shoes. The one perfect scarf I need to unite all my reds and my blues.
It’s a gorgeous Burberry scarf. Navy and white and red plaid. And since it’s Burberry I paid too much for it. I know. But it is the perfect navy, and the perfect red that I need to go with my new Montcler anorak, and my red loafers.
|The exact scarf I need to match my new coat and loafers.|
And my new scarf is the right size and the right weight and texture for the casual look I want. That other scarf I was playing with last week is too light, too silky, too ladylike, and looks kind of silly with a casual tee shirt.
|This scarf makes me happy, and the sunshine helps too!|
|Looking serious in my new scarf and shoes, with my old Max Mara suit.|
I do believe I’m going to be downright boring for the foreseeable future, outfit-wise. But I’ll happily pass up variety in my closet for a few pieces that I love. And which all work with each other. Boring for some maybe. But eminently satisfying to me to feel that rush of pleasure when everything feels so right together.
Sigh. I even match my deck furniture.
Okay. Now that was accidental.
|A lady does like to co-ordinate with her deck furniture.|
And since I’m on a Tolkien kick, once I finish this post and hit publish, I may adjourn to the sun room to read my book and partake of my second breakfast. In true hobbit style.
The joys of retirement… second breakfasts. Elevenses. Lunch with the ladies. Followed by a more rigorous walking schedule if I plan to continue to fit into my skinny jeans.
But therein lies the beauty of investing in a lovely scarf, my friends.
It will always, always fit. Ha.
Now if only I could find the ONE bag. A lovely, red, cross-body bag. I’ve been looking, but I don’t expect to find everything I’m looking for at the same time. Where’s the challenge in that?
By the way, I wrote about fashion inspiration and my old Max Mara suit this week over on Brenda Ray Coffee’s blog 1010 Park Place. Here’s the link if you want to have a look.
So, what fashion adventures are you having this week, folks? Made any small additions to your closet lately? Small additions that make a big difference?