I have a fun new accessory for spring: a beautiful vintage silk scarf that Trisha brought me from her recent trip to Italy.
I used to associate silk scarves with my elderly Sunday school teacher from childhood, but Trisha wears scarves with such effortless chic, I realize now how stylish they can be. I drew inspiration from Trisha yesterday morning when deciding what to wear. The Italian scarf called out to me and allowed me to wear an all-black ensemble without veering into Lydia territory.
The 80 degree weather from Wednesday dropped dramatically to the 40’s, so it was back to tights and long sleeves for me. A silk scarf is lovely for warmer weather with a chill in the air. It’s also fun for bicycling, I learned. With the bright scarf whipping in the wind behind me, I felt a bit ooh la la.
Like a toned-down version of this. :-)
When I got to work, I pulled myself together by slicking back my hair, taming my scarf and throwing on heels that live under my desk. As demonstrated with this very classy bathroom photo.
Now I want to seek out more silk scarves. Lucky for me, they can be found a dime a dozen (almost) at thrift stores. Highly recommended for the civilized transportation bicyclist! (Just be sure the scarf is not too long – don’t want it catching on anything while cycling.)