Small Beige French Bulldog Long Silk Scarf as seen in The Scotsman
I've been out flower shopping, and it's been super cheery to get back in touch with nature. Todays ensemble is mixing up some designer scarves with yellows, which seems to be my favourite colour at the minute.
Thomas doesn't get very involved in my shopping habits. Since I buy most of my clothes online, I'm often just browsing and choosing by myself without any second opinions or even him lurking outside a fitting room. Still every once in awhile when I'm torn, I'll turn the laptop around and ask him which he prefers out of a couple of options. Case in point: silk animal scarves by Cleo Ferin Mercury. For this choice it was between Mondrian Rabbit (which I thought might be fun with the blue hair) or Arctic Wolf (which would go with a lot of things). His response, "always choose the wolf." Which sounds like solid life advice. I mean, in most scenarios wouldn't you rather be the wolf?
Scarves. Just throw it around your neck and you are done, right? Wrong. Some people can really underestimate the versatility of a good scarf and the million ways you can wear them to up your outfit ante. Sure, you could just let them hang around your decolletage, but my particular favourite has to be on my head.
I have a confession to make. I used to be a bit scared of leopardskin. I don’t know if this was because of my formative years, when animal print meant Mrs Robinson and Joan Collins, then Coronation Street’s Bet Lynch and Rod Stewart circa “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”. By the early 90s it was worn by the Manic Street Preachers and Courtney Love. It was voracious, then camp, then edgy. I never was nor ever will be any of those things...
It's a dangerous old world out there.
So when someone wants to give you advice about how to keep yourself safe, it's always best to listen.
At a birthday party recently, Our Frances was taken aside by a very earnest and concerned lady called Amy.
Amy is 5.
"I want to tell you something, it will help keep you safe. It's about foxes. Have you ever seen foxes in your garden ?"
Frances confirmed that yes, she had seen foxes in the garden.
Amy looked concerned and proceeded to give her this very important advice
"If you see a fox in your garden run inside and lock the door. But if you can't get into your house, get into your car and lock the door
But don't ever, ever look a daddy fox in the eye..."