Something you may not know about me: I am a scarf hoarder.
I am also a regular hoarder- hoarder, minus the raccoon skeleton behind the fridge. And I can see my floor. Today, at least. But anyway, back to scarves…I have a lot. Last March I set about hand-washing all the silk ones in a single day and I counted 176. That does not account for the additional handful of cotton, wool, and polyester scarves I keep tucked in drawers around the house. All-in-all, I probably own somewhere around 200. And I buy more all the time. Half of them are from the thrift store, but plenty are new. I love to give scarves as gifts too, and likewise, many of my favorite scarves have been gifts from other people. If you know me in real life and have ever had occasion to buy me a gift, there’s about a 70% chance it was a scarf. Amiright? (And, you know, I love it).
With this in mind, you can imagine how thrilled I was when Scarves.net got in touch and asked me to design an easy DIY using one of their scarves. This is sooooo up my alley. In fact, this isn’t up my alley, this IS my alley. From here on in my alley is renamed CAT LADY DOING WEIRD THINGS WITH SCARVES STREET.
So let it be written.
For this project, I designed a summer shrug, which is somewhere between a beach cover-up and an outtake from Mrs. Ropers wardrobe. It’s rad. It’s easy. It’s chic. I wore it to work and to a fancy event and got oodles of compliments both times. Looks good with big jewelry, and it’s great for more modest, small jewelry moments when you want to cover your shoulders (like Church). Best of all, no more boring cardigans in August. Thank you, Bajeebus!