The past few years have been all about cowls. Cowl mania. A cowl is so practical — a scarf that stays put! No ends to get in your way, or blow off over your shoulder. And you know I love a giant pile of wool around my shoulders. But late last season, several striking scarf patterns caught my eye — from cables to colorwork to incredibly beautiful lace. And then over the summer the images of these A.F. Vandevorst scarves turned up on Pinterest (via The Empress of Dress) and oh my god. Swoon. Why did I never think of tying a scarf in back before? Probably because I never had one that was both massive and gossamer, like these appear to be. Not only does it look amazing, it solves the problem of the ends getting in your way or blowing off over your shoulder! In this case, they’ve styled them so they’re tied over the models’ faces, with hats pulled down over their eyes, creating the illusion that their heads are on backwards. But those of us not walking on fashion runways would simply skip that part.
This is all by way of saying you should be prepared for a lot of scarf chat this fall. I feel an obsession coming on.
QUICK SHOP NOTE: A new stash of the navy Stitch & Hammer pouches arrived yesterday afternoon. The backorders are all on their way to their new homes,
leaving only four (as I write this) unclaimed. So if you’ve been thinking about it, now’s your chance! UPDATE: Annnd they’re gone. So all three colors are back on backorder, but there are more coming in the next few weeks, so if you want to be sure you get one, go ahead and place a backorder for it. I’m so pleased that you all like this pouch as much I had hoped!