I was in Santa Fe last week for a hearing and had the luxury of a little time to walk around and see the town.
Perhaps I have the typical Easterner’s romantic fascination with the West . . . but Santa Fe has so much beauty to admire. I was pleased by everything — how exquisitely the built environment fit into the desert (the colors and textures of adobe), how beautifully everything was tended (flower boxes, luminaries), how delicious the food was.
Among the pleasing things I saw was a store called Chocolate & Cashmere, where I found this beautiful scarf. Can you imagine anything better? Two of my favorite things, sold side-by-side.
They had a beautiful assortment of ponchos, scarfs, and berets in dozens of colors. And this rainbow scarf . . . which combines dozens of colors.
The yarns come from alpacas in Scotland, but all the knitting is done locally in New Mexico. Who wouldn’t want to support that enterprise?
Is this an outdoor scarf or an indoor scarf?
That depends on how much I want to wear it.
I want to wear it very much, so I wound it around my neck three times and wore it all day at the office.
And now, a piece of advice: If you don’t have a striped sweater, you might want to get one. You’ll wear it all the time and it will always look smart and jaunty. Pair a striped sweater with a striped scarf? Then, you’re cooking with gas.
This sweater is black and ivory — a combination I highly recommend, because it looks great with grey trousers, ivory cords, jeans, and khakis.
I bought this sweater years ago from Garnet Hill; they are selling a similar style this year. Other stand-bys for striped sweaters like this: JCrew, L.L. Bean, and Talbots.
Can you see all of the colors in the scarf? Most of the colors? I’ve tried to wind the scarf in concentric rounds to display as many as possible.
While we were taking photos, the wind picked up and blew my scarf around.
Here I am, literally catching wind!
Scarf: Rainbow scarf by Go Lightly Cashmere; Sweater: Garnet Hill; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Coach
I am sorry to take you off-guard with another Wednesday post, but I figured no one would read this blog on Thursday. To all of you, please accept my best wishes for Thanksgiving and my thanks for reading and commenting.