I recently wrote about the fact that I have a heap of scarves that never get worn in a post I called Project Scarf-A-Day. As the name suggests I decided to take a photo of myself wearing one of my scarves every day as part of ‘Project Scarf-A-Day. It’s winter here in Brisbane and though it’s not always cold enough here in winter to wear a scarf, I decided I was tired of waiting for a cold enough day or as I usually do – till I travel south to a cooler climate. Let’s face it – travel has been somewhat compromised of late!
So, for Project Scarf-A-Day, I posted a photo of myself wearing a scarf in my Instagram Stories for 13 days straight. Turns out I ran out of scarves at 13. There may be more hiding somewhere but as I can’t find anymore at the moment, I’ll end it at 13. That’s not as many scarves as I thought I had but when they’re not getting worn – that is a lot!
It was really fun to wear one of my scarves every day. It felt good to actually use them! And as a bonus – it’s actually been cold enough here to wear them on most days. I will continue to make use of them now and not only wait till I travel south!
So without further ado, here is a gallery of my Project Scarf-A-Day pics. Note that the first two days were just snaps for my Insta stories before I knew I’d make it a project. I made more of an effort on the following days, including remembering to remove my glasses! I also eventually (from Day 8) found the perfect spot to take the snaps – facing the front door where lovely flattering light came in.
Let’s have a bit of a look at each scarf by day number:
- This gorgeous light scarf in peachy tones has a bohemian vibe about it and is perfect for our climate in Queensland. I bought this from Jenni of Neon Cherry quite some time ago because when I saw it, I fell in love with it! Neon Cherry has moved more into fashion (clothes) now but she may stock scarves now and then, you never know!
- This scarf is a silky square one – without the volume of fabric you generally find in scarves today. I have had it forever and can’t remember where or when I got it. I love the purple and lime colours together!
- This gorgeous light scarf was given to me just recently as a birthday gift from a friend. She saw the flowers and ‘nature’ elements to the scarf and knew it’d be my vibe and she was right!
- This is a long skinny scarf that is more decorative than warming (but it does warm too). I love it! Love the colours and the zig zag design. It’s another one I’ve had for quite some time so have no recollection of its origins. I’m holding it up to show the fringing on the end.
- This scarf is great when it’s a chilly day! I think I might have bought this in Melbourne on a visit there with a friend back in 2012. The colour is a deep turquoise/green.
- I was off to the theatre with a girlfriend on this day. We went and saw ‘Chess – the Musical‘. I wore a black trench coat over this wrap dress and didn’t want a coloured/patterned scarf that would compete with the colours and florals of the dress, so I chose to wear a black scarf that would blend with the coat. It has gorgeous tassels on the end.
- This scarf is gorgeous – beautiful quality 100% wool. It’s kind of like a giraffe or cow like pattern. I quite liked it with this pink top!
- This is a light, silky, ‘Witchery’ scarf. I’m not sure how long I’ve had this. It has flouncy bits on the end (sorry I didn’t capture those). Love the colours and it looks great with black. I think I may have inherited this from a sister’s wardrobe clean out!
- This gorgeous shimmery dark grey/charcoal scarf with tassels looked great with my grey and white striped top.
- This day was all about navy. I was wearing a navy and white striped top and this crinkly navy scarf with tassels looked great with it. This scarf was given to me as a gift from a friend in Melbourne.
- This scarf is quality plus style – another 100% wool scarf with beautiful colours and pattern. It has a raw edge and it’s one of my favs.
- This is a bright, colourful, uplifting splash of colour in the form of a light silky scarf. I think I purchased this one on the South Pacific cruise I went on in 2016 (see here, here, and here).
- One of my sisters gave me this scarf as a gift not that long ago, maybe a year or two. It’s a lovely silky raw edged scarf in colours you rarely see together in a scarf – lovely silver tones with pinks of various shades. It looks great with my pink top.
Will I ever get more scarves? Of course I will! I need to see a leopard print one amongst that collection and I’m sure there are more out there that at one time or other will catch my eye.
Fellow Aussies, are you making good use of your scarves this winter?
Ciao for now,