This outfit features many of my current favorite pieces, but the one I treasure most of all is the scarf. It’s a vintage Liberty of London sheer silk square, inherited from my grandmother. It’s at least 50 years old, probably older.
For years, this languished in a box in my closet. I was afraid it would be too delicate to wear, but then I remembered something I’d heard my grandmother say on more than one occasion, “There’s no point in having nice things if you don’t use them.” I adore the colors in this scarf (yes, even the mustard yellow) and the paisley pattern. It’s light and sheer enough to wear in warm (not sweltering) weather. I’ve even hand washed it a couple of times, and it’s come through brilliantly. And even if it hadn’t, when I wear it I have a connection with my grandmother that I never had when it sat in a box. The moral of the story is, every day is special…wear and use your favorite things!
Cardigan: Eileen Fisher / Tank: Eileen Fisher, similar / Jeans: Eileen Fisher, similar / Earrings: Argento Vivo, similar / Bracelets: Stella and Dot here and here / Sandals: Eileen Fisher, no longer available, similar / Silk Scarf: vintage. Liberty of London silk scarves on ebay, here.