When I heard that I'd won the contest for a lovely vintage silk scarf over at Hostess of the Humble Bungalow, I settled in to practise patience waiting for it to arrive. I needn't have -- that hostess is organized and efficient!
And she packs a lovely parcel -- how fun is snail mail! Lots, I say! Lots of fun!
Black tissue paper, a white ribbon, and even a little extra -- a lovely black and white notebook (the pink trim makes it the perfect match for the outfit I wore the other day -- I'll have to carry with, next time!)
Sure enough, that's what the back of the card says -- a William Morris wallpaper design. More charm!
And because I know the Hostess has a pair of Gap wide-legged jeans, I pulled mine out, grabbed a wide belt (French Connection), pulled on my Converse (today was a walking day), and posed for you. Doesn't the scarf add polish to jeans-and-Converse? Admittedly, many of you are not so fortunate in such a flexible dress code at work, but this does the trick for me.
The scarf also works well with navy -- although I began with a light coat over this sweater today, I found I took it off and carried it. Imagine! Sweater only, in March! Sadly, the rain returns tomorrow and I'll need that trenchcoat, but today the scarf at my neck was enough to keep any chill away.