SCARVES: How Many Is Too Many?

130!  There I’ve said it…it’s out there…I confess
that I own 130 scarves!  Now, before you
start accusing me of using my children’s college money on scarves…let’s take a
closer look!
I could not find one scarf in my
possession that I paid full price for in a retail outlet.  They predominately came from these sources;
1.       Discount
retail:  Marshalls, Ross, Stein Mart
2.       Sales
with coupons:  Mostly Kohl’s,  some Chico’s, a couple Lane Bryant
3.       Thrift:  Goodwill and garage sales
4.       Blogger
accessory swaps…thanks to Reva and Ariane for sending two each!
5.       Vintage:  Grandmothers
6.       Gifts:  Once you are labeled the SCARF LADY at
school, then a lot of gifts come from students which feed the habit!
Scarf: Ross
Steve Madden Bag: Ross
Carmen Marc Valvo Eyewear: Provided by The Designer!
Whenever I perform a closet purge, I rarely give up
scarves.  They are the accessories which
can save a drab outfit in a heartbeat…I just never know which one I will need
at which time.  I have them hanging on a
beautiful vintage hat rack…pulled through layers of golden curls.  Sometimes, while showering, I will stare at
the hat rack (which looks a lot like Cousin It from the Addams Family…ooo, I
should get it some sunglasses) and receive inspiration for my daily outfit.
Now, maybe you are able to understand while picking just
one scarf for today’s collaboration with Jill and Adrienne was so difficult.  But, this is my recent purchase at Ross for
$6….it has a Hermes feel to it and spring colors…so today, it is my favorite
scarf…but tomorrow, well that’s another day and another scarf!

Recently, Karena hosted a giveaway for an artist in New York
who makes beauty out of antique bottles. 
I won the giveaway and here is the beautiful bottle I selected for the
antique grouping on my den mantel.   I
highly recommend you click on the the Cross Bottle Guy and visit Artie’s handiwork.  Like a beautiful scarf, his artwork adds just
the right touch to my décor.
Happy Tuesday!


  1. Pam, that's hilarious!!! 130 scarves!!!! I can't even imagine what that looks like! I'm thinking you may need to do a post on how you organize and store them…..scarves are the kind of accessories that can be difficult to fold and store. I'd LOVE to see how you do it with yours! Big hug girly! BTW, I tried to comment on your blog yesterday, but when I hit publish, nothing happened. Just wanted to let you know that even when I don't have a chance to comment, I never miss a post of yours!! Big love! ~Serene

  2. You are right that this scarf turns this outfit from average into WOW. Love this scarf and looks very chic on you. Love the pop of colour. Although I used to work for a scarf company and still own many beautiful scarves from that era, I have never been a scarf girl. It doesn't help that they are stored in a drawer so I never get to seem them. I should find a solution to hang them as you do, so they get more use.

  3. I haven't counted mine which I will right after but they are way less.I love this accessory because it's both practical and a plus to any outfit.

  4. Pam- I resurrected some scarves from my attic storage recently. For a while it seemed as if scarves were slightly out of style. Then I began to follow your blog, the Vivienne Files and A Femme d'Une Certain Age and I was delighted to see scarves figuring prominently in the blogs. I thought you were wearing an Hermes in this picture. It is gorgeous!

  5. That is quite impressive, Pam! Like Serene, I'd love to see your storage system. I have trouble keeping mine organized and visible, and I only have 11! I'm with you, though — they are hard to get rid of. I've kept some that I never wear because I'm just certain they'll be perfect, some day. But you wear them so well — if there's anybody who should have such a large collection, it is you!

  6. 130? Wowsa! Well, that just gives me license to buy more for myself. I wear pretty simple clothes most of the time so a scarf to me really makes a statement. Just bought one this last weekend on a sale table.

  7. I have a couple of cold-weather scarves that I use for warmth, but I rarely try to accessorize with a decorative scarf. I often think that scarves look great on other people but ridiculous on me. Apparently I just don't know how to wear them. I'm glad you enjoy yours so much.

  8. Ah, I love this post! 130 Pam, wow! I probably own about 20 (well, you know what, I should do a count, there's probably more than that). I wasn't into them when I was younger but they grew on me over the years and now I love them. Thank you SO MUCH for sending us a picture, dear Pam. Adrienne and I love having you join us every month. You are the best! XO, Jill

  9. I remember when you first organized that scarf rack, but you didn't reveal how many you had. 130! I'm impressed. I've begun to buy more…and my collection is at 10 or so.

  10. OMG Pam! One time I stopped when I got to 100 and there were more 😉 Great minds……….
    They are so pretty, useful and add that perfect POP to any outfit, plus I LOVE wearing them in my hair!

  11. Pam I too love scarves…a scarf and great earrings can finish the look!

    I adore the bottle you chose from Artie at Cross Bottle Guy!! His works of art are amazing!

    To see more Artistic Beauty…….2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist; Anita Rivera ( of Castles Crowns and Cottages)is in on my site! I hope you will visit…

    Art by Karena

  12. You can never have too many scarves. They can add so much to an outfit. I use them whenever I need a pop of color or some texture to my outfits. I love them!

  13. Thank you for this post! As a scarfoholic, I counted by scarves and found that I have around 140 and that was before, I found one last box of scarves I forgot about. I, too, cannot get enough. It is the most inexpensive pick me up that I have found so far!

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