Regular readers may remember the $500 bet earlier this year. The period of self-imposed abstinence is now long gone; it’s been about two months since I voluntarily got off the wagon – and pocketed the cash. However, it took me a while to decide what to spend my winnings on.
I could’ve purchased a bunch of things, but I wanted to acquire something classic, timeless, and which I knew I would keep for life. Something that would appeal to the me of now and the me of the future (hopefully, an old biddy of 77 years plus!)
Only one thing would fit the bill: something from Hermès.
I was gifted my first silk twill Hermès about 15 years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. I’ve got a few now, in various colours ranging from crimson to black, via orange, white, and pink. I’d been hankering after a yellow/gold number for a while. (I also have a pile of other more reasonably priced scarves which I wear just as often, if not more, than their more expensive counterparts – a few of them include these mentioned recently. Admittedly, I have only photographed a few.)
My new favourite, Parcour d’H, was purchased from the Broad Street store in New York, courtesy of the Bestie who holidayed there recently. He went to a number of stores because the four or five on my list were all out of stock – I think I’d hit the tail end of the season – but thankfully, he struck gold in the Financial District. (My list also included items in blue and green, which are lacking in my wardrobe, but this will do me for now.)
I know what you’re thinking: “Gee, scarves are old lady things aren’t they?” and probably, “Surely you could’ve spent $500* on something more/better than that!” What can I say? I am a not-so-secret old lady. Unlike me, this scarf will not age.
* It was actually USD410. In Australia, the scarves retail for AUD545.
Read: Every Scarf has a Story
Giggle: I think I know when my love of scarves began… I’m seated at the far right.