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My Wardrobe Collection: Scarves and more scarves, galore!

As requested by reader Xi, I am posting my current wardrobe of scarves.

My favourite scarves are the cashmere ones I wear in winter because they’re cosy around my neck and very practical when snow and cold, harsh winds are blowing, which brings me to the ones I own:

WHITE AND WARREN TRAVEL CASHMERE WRAP – $300

I own this exact travel wrap in Oatmeal. It has served as a pseudo winter jacket for when I went to Asia in summer, stayed until autumn and came back to snow in Canada where I wrapped it around my torso and held an umbrella against the falling snow.

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I also have a White and Warren scarf, in white (no longer pictured on their site), but I don’t use it as much because it isn’t so big and obnoxiously cosy. I use it when it isn’t very warm outside but I want something cuddly around my neck:

TILO SCARVES – $125 EACH

You can buy these at Holt Renfrew or TNT in Canada, or in specialty, independent shops, you know, the ones by Summerhill or Rosedale TTC stations on Yonge Street?

They are made in Mongolia on 100-year old looms and are soft, luxurious and really nice to wrap around my neck.

I own these two:

DARK NAVY BLUE HEARTS

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RED FLOWER WITH BLUE TRIM BORDER

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SILK COBALT BLUE & WHITE DOTTED SCARF – 40 EUR

Bought this in Madrid. It’s a souvenir scarf and it’s super soft and luxurious.

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PIERRE LOUIS MASCIA MULTI-PRINT SCARF – 135 EUR

Ridiculously expensive… but this scarf is SO SOFT, and comes in a multi-print, which means depending on the way you knot it, you can choose to show different parts of the scarf with the giraffe print, or the stripes.. or all!

I was holding the scarf while waiting in line, and a chic French girl stopped me to ask me where I found it. What she didn’t know was that it was the only one left and I snagged it.

😉

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INOUITOOSH COTTON STRIPED BLUE SUMMER SCARF – 67.50 EUR

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I am a sucker for stripes, particularly well co-ordinated coloured stripes.

This one is 100% cotton and very light. Perfect for summer nights.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART RED AND WHITE POPPIES SCARF – $50

Bought this as a souvenir scarf in NYC. I just love the print of the Red and White poppies SO MUCH.

It’s silk, but the silk is pretty cheap. Not at all soft, feels a bit like polyester…. but the print is what I am really after.

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MICHELE MORGAN ORCHIDS SCARF – $2

Found at a vintage shop in a bin. The colours spoke to me and it’s a square scarf and a bit short, so I find it a bit awkward tying it around my neck because I feel like a stewardess or something.

 

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ETSY LES MISERABLES INFINITY SCARF – $50

Love love LOVE Les Miserables. I got this infinity book scarf and it’s pretty cool / unique. I get compliments on it all the time.

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CHAPTERS PINK MARBLE SCARF – $35

This is the only non-vibrant-print-coloured scarf I own in a soft pink pastel (prettier than depicted in this photo below). I am not really a fan of pastels or pink, but sometimes you need a softly coloured scarf to go with your outfit because a bold colour doesn’t go with the theme.


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JASON WU FOR TARGET SCARF – $10

I lined up for hours in Toronto for the pop-up shop and came away with this scarf. They also had a scarf with some cat print on there but I don’t really have an affinity for animals, so I gave it up to someone else who really wanted it.

Anyway, I ended up with this scarf that has a really pretty blue print on it. It is the ONLY SCARF in my entire collection that isn’t a natural fabric like wool, cotton, linen or silk.

The ONLY scarf. This is how much I like it.

 

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15 Comments

  1. GalAboutMtl

    Love love LOVE this post!
    Are you familiar with Amy Sia scarves? Not to tempt you…but maybe next on your list? 🙂
    http://galaboutmtl.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/the-perfect-accessory/

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      No but.. OMG. I don’t need to spend any more money 😛 😛

      (Also, I am in Montreal now!!!!! I will have to check out your recommendations )

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  2. n
    neurosciency

    omg, beautiful scarf collection! love the one with typewriter print on it and the navy hearts one.

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Etsy for the first one, and Tilo for the second

      Reply
  3. Tania

    Love the hearts and the Les scarf! For the small square orchids scarf you could also tie it around a handbag handle or wrap it around your wrist. Just google Hermes twilly scarf wrist to get ideas.

    I generally don’t like scarves in synthetic fabrics either as I feel it really shows in how the scarf falls and drapes, also not as breathable. My one exception is my American flag scarf from Free People. It’s a poly blend but doesn’t feel like it all, super light, gauzy and drapey. My go to on holidays like Labor Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July, which are working days for me.

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I’m with you. I like silk in scarves but it can run… so I tend to go for cotton..

      Reply
  4. C
    Cassie

    Oh man, that red Tilo scarf has my name all over it!

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Isn’t it great? I particularly love the blue border on it!

      Reply
  5. Shannon McLay

    Excellent points! I loved hearing about your different shopping experiences for each one, especially the Les Miserables scarf!

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I almost want ANOTHER book scarf now… but one is really enough..

      Reply
  6. Alicia

    I am a scarf freak, so this was like porn to me! I love all of them. My scarves are all in the $25 range, but I have loads. I recently got very cold on a flight and it made me think of your large oatmeal scarf and how much I wished I had it 🙂

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      LOL.. scarf porn. 🙂

      You’d have cuddled up in that thing like I did. I love wrapping it around my entire body and feeling instant warmth.

      During the winter, it turns into a blanket scarf and I LOVE that look.

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  7. The Asian Pear

    You have a GORGEOUS scarf collection. *full of closet envy*

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Kensington Market has beautiful scarves (secondhand) 🙂 If you’re interested that is.

      Reply
      1. The Asian Pear

        @save. spend. splurge.: Thanks! Maybe after June though. My monthly budget is down to $39 and some cents right now. O_O;

        Reply

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