Versatile Style by Tracey

Confessions of a Scarf Addict

Posted on: December 29, 2012

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Up until one year ago I didn’t own a scarf at all.  I had some I wore as belts or sashes,but none that wrapped around my neck or were used as an major accessory.  I bought my first scarf at my local grocery store of all places.  It was the red and black checked one above.  I was complimented a lot when I wore it, so I wore it quite often.  Each time I received many compliments and that was all it took for me to be totally hooked.  All of the scarves above are the beginning of my collection purchased last fall from my grocery store for just $6.99 each.

IMG_1280I saw these scarves on QVC and loved them, they also had them in yellow and cobalt blue and it was really hard to pick between these lovely colors…I love the texture on these.  These were $19.99 each and probably the most I’ve paid for a scarf.

IMG_1287Then spring hit and I found these three and the two below on Ebay.  I loved how inexpensively I could get them if I was just patient enough to wait for them to arrive from China.  I paid no more than $3.99 including shipping for each of these.

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The polka dot one below is also from Ebay.  The other one is from Steinmart and I added it in the Spring as well because I was looking for something that had purple in the design.  This was a more expensive addition at $12.99

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More additions from Ebay because of the price and the need for animal print.  The zebra print was purchased last winter and the leopard  this fall.

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These two are both from Burlington Coat factory and were around the $12.00 price.  The colorful one I just received as a gift from my 12 year old son on Christmas.

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These two are both sweater knit, something I went in search of recently.  I found these at a Dollar type store at my local mall that has items that are inexpensive.  They were $3 each.

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The Navy one is a Liz Claiborne NY that I purchased on Clearance from QVC.  Even on clearance I still paid $19,99 for it, but have worn it so often that it was well worth it.  The other one I ordered after receiving a mail order catolog for Catolog  Favorites for $12.99.  This too is one I have gotten quite a bit of use out of.

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Two more recent purchases from Ebay….

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Christmas gift from my eldest son, purchased at H & M

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Two more found on clearance at QVC purchased to go with my purple and brown coats, but I can wear them as a fashion accessory.  These have a boucle texture and are among my favorites.

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And last are my new favorite Ruffle scarves which are all very recent purchases…

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So, if you were counting that is a total of 29 scarfs accumulated in just one year!   I still have a wish list of scarves, like a polka dot one or a blue or gray and white striped one.   If I can find them on Ebay for $3.99 or less I will continue to feed my addiction, but think I need to limit myself to maybe one per month…. That sounds fair doesn’t it??? But then again I am an admitted addict and the Five & Below store has some solid color ones that I am missing….

Want to see how I store these scarves?  Please don’t be jealous, I use to own a store and this is a store display piece and I am so lucky to have it….

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Just in case you think my rack looks full and I don’t have room to feed my addiction, here is what my dear friend gave me for Christmas and there is a set of two of them…

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So Dear Readers, ease my mind and confess how many scarves are in your current collection.  If you have wanted to try scarves, but haven’t yet, just remember it can get addictive!  Hey, it sure beats my sugar addiction or carb addiction…

Gratitude:  I am grateful for the experience of photographing all my scarves and being forced to take inventory and become aware that I need to slow down purchasing more.  I am grateful to be enjoying this stage in my weight loss journey.  I am grateful for the support of my family.

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6 Responses to "Confessions of a Scarf Addict"

My collection is down to fifteen after I cleaned out my closet. I gave away and sold the other scarves I made. I love how you have them arranged! I want to find a scarf rack/ tree for mine. Love the hanger! And love love love all your scarves!

Good for you for doing a clean out and keeping those you wear. I have given some to a single mom friend who treasures them. Ths key to easy dressing is having great storage for accessories.

You have a wonderful scarf collection! I never used to own scarves either. Cannot imagine why now. I have been working on my collection for 3-4 years now, so….. let’s just say they add up. But I have gotten all of the ones I’ve bought myself as an inexpensive thrift purchase varying in price from 70 cents to $5.
I’ve been enjoying your scarf stylings and look forward to more.

You are such a good thrifter, I never see good scarfs at my thrift stores .A scarf really does amazing things to outfits and creates such interest. It has been an easy way for me to explore pattern mixing. Thank you for commenting!

I am also addicted to scarves and scarves are my favorite complement. Your collection is beautiful and some would to me.

Thank you,Scarves are such an easy to way to take an outfit up a notch!

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