In the event that I have been successful in manipulating you to believe, at any point during the last, let’s say, six months, that you absolutely must acquire a silk scarf to wear wrapped around your neck, this story is for you.
In the event that I have not, may I just ask what it is about the scarves that you have found unappealing? I’m not judging you. Good on you for not giving in, I just feel bad you’ve had to weather months of seeing my neck act paralyzed by an inflated ribbon.
And now, with the temperatures becoming more amenable to a lifestyle that requires fewer layers, there is a 100% possibility that I will relocate those neck scarves and instead call them arm scarves. Why? Because they’re colorful and they make me feel good and I had this idea last week when I tried on a tube top I had recently purchased (the one pictured), that in order to make it look cooler, it could really benefit from pretending that it’s actually an off-the-shoulder blouse.
See, that’s the other thing. I’m nuts about anything off the shoulder. Finding a blouse, however, that doesn’t seem too manipulated by outfitting guidelines of, say, a West Coast Music Festival has proven difficult unless I am willing to drop it like it’s hot and spend $1,500 on this piratical one by Alexander McQueen, which I realize I have mentioned three times in the past week.
So, this is what I’m doing. I’m tying small, colorful silk scarves around my upper arms. Sometimes I’m tying two around both arms, other times, I’m just tying one and looking a little like Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw during a season I can’t quite pinpoint but know had to exist at some…point.
I urge you to try it because it still seems fresh but if you don’t want to, I get it. I TOTALLY GET IT.
Tube top by Costume National, shorts by Levi’s, sandals by Laurence Dacade, sunglasses by Spektre and I suggest Vestiare Collective for scarves if you don’t have an older relative who, during at least one period in her lifetime, believed that she was Grace Kelly in a convertible.