Do You Think I Have a Scarf Problem?

Back in May, I wrote a post about scarves being my signature accessory (you can read that post here). A few weeks ago, I realized that “scarves are my thing” might be a bit of an understatement. It might actually be a problem. An obsession, perhaps. An addiction, maybe. Not only can I not pass by any scarf with a gorgeous, brilliant, interesting, or unique print…but I often feel this compulsion to seek them out. If you have been reading my blog, you know, however, that I like to find a great deal and then brag about it. So a few weeks ago, I headed to my local Salvation Army Family Store in search of some magnificent scarf that would satiate my scarf craving. And I left with 16. Problem? But they were all so pretty. And they were all between $.50 and $1.99. And I just couldn’t leave the pretty little things there. So I brought them all home, washed them with care, and took photos for you all to see. I do apologize…I did not press or steam them yet…so they are a little wrinkled and my presentation is far from fabulous. But none of this makes my thrift store scarf haul any less fabulous! Now I am looking forward to cooler weather so I can really show my scarf game! Enjoy…

1. This one is a larger square scarf with a tan and red paisley print. I am seeing so many possibilities with styling this one with its beautiful versatile colors and pattern.
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2. This one is also a larger scarf with an abstract print of deep red, plum, and mustard yellow on an olive background. I am super excited about the colors in this scarf as I have so much of all of these colors in my Fall wardrobe.
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3. This is a small square neckerchief style scarf. It has a brown and green floral print on an ivory background. The corner reads, ” Give love freely and recognize when you are loved. Memories are like the return of springtime flowers.” I just adore this little saying.
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4. This scarf is also a small square neckerchief with a geometric square pattern in various shades of blue and white. And I am realizing blue is one of “my” colors. So I snapped this one up!
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5. This scarf I almost put back because it was looking a tad bit worn…but then I decided it was just a very beloved scarf and I really loved the bright turquoise and floral pattern. Plus I don’t have any scarves in my collection that resemble this one. So I gave it a new home! This is a medium square.
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6. This one is also a medium sized scarf and I wasn’t thrilled with the stiff fabric, but I really loved the black border and the rich colors in the red intricate mandala pattern. It reminds me of the super popular adult coloring books.
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7. This green and navy checkered scarf is one of my favorites. It is a larger square and I love blue and green together. Also, it is made from a recycled sari. And it is not intended to be used as a scarf, rather it is supposed to be used as a gift wrap. But I like too much to use it that way plus I’m not giving it away!
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8. This turquoise and lime green scarf is also a small square neckerchief. The colors and pattern on this one just made me smile. It is perfect for early spring or even an Easter outfit. I can actually picture this scarf tied on the handle of a gorgeous white handbag!
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9. This small square neckerchief reminds me of a tablecloth or curtains from the 1970’s and I just fell for it right away. It is the perfect amount of vintage, retro, and ugly. I love it!
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10. I am super excited to style this neckerchief in the Fall. I love the leaf pattern and the black and red color combination sets the perfect autumn mood.
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11. I don’t always like geometric prints, but the variegated square print on this medium square neckerchief struck me as quite interesting. I’m not sure how I am going to style it yet, but I’m sure it will come to me!
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12. This taupe printed scarf is a larger square and has all of the colors I need for fall and winter. I love the rich tones in the print and combined on the neutral background, I’m sure it is going to be as versatile as the first scarf!
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13. This green and black paisley scarf is a long rectangle scarf perfect for Fall and Winter. Green is my absolute favorite color and this particular shade of green just left me swooning. I had been wanting a scarf exactly like this one, so I was thrilled when I found it!

14. This scarf is a really large rectangular scarf, which I love. I hate when an oblong scarf is not wide enough to drape around my shoulders, but this one certainly is. And I love the rich autumnal colors and floral pattern. I think I am going to wear this one frequently in the cooler months.
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15. I am always a sucker for plaid and I only have a few lightweight plaid scarves (most of my plaid scarves are blanket scarves), so I was very excited to find this long lightweight scarf in a darker plaid. It reminds me of my 90’s grunge days and I am excited to style it that way again!

16. And I did save the best for last. This scarf is just everything. It’s gigantic. It’s bright. It’s fun. And now it’s mine!
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I hope you enjoyed the very long presentation of my thrift store scarf haul. So, tell me, do you think I have a problem? But more importantly, tell me, which is your favorite? And how would you style it?

Acknowledging my problem (but not doing anything about it) on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

42 Responses

  1. I see no problem. LOL
    My hubby has said if we sell my scarves we could pay off our house. :/ Hey, scarves make an outfit!

    I really like 1, 8, 14 & 15.

  2. Wow, you do have a lot of scarfs, but scarfs are so elegant and nice for every outfit, so don’t worry you can have many more shah! xo, Sophia from

  3. Hahahahah, I had to laugh so hard. You’ve got humor! But no, if that is a problem than they better tie me in a straitjacket because of my shoes!

    • Oh, Nancy, shoes might be a problem for me, too! And jewelry. And jeans. And sweaters. And dresses. Not bags though. I don’t have much of a bag problem! Hahaha!


  4. Not a problem – a love affair! These are marvelous. xo


  5. Only when your scarf “collection” becomes the size of Lenny Kravtiz’s ( will you need intervention.
    I love scarves too. I usually buy a scarf as a souvenir when I travel — easy to pack!
    I think my favorite is your paisley square with the black center (you call it the mandala one). That one is traditional Russian design!
    Great score!

    • Anne, I wonder what Lenny’s real scarf collection looks like? Mine might be getting up there! I have a rack on the back of my closet door that is overloaded to the point that you can’t open the door, I have a bin stacked halfway to the ceiling, and I have 3 drawers full as well. It’s a lot of scarves! In excess of 100, I’m sure, but Lenny might have thousands! But scarves are just so wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Monday!

      Oh, also, after posting on your link up yesterday about a tee shirt that defined a phase in your life, I found my fave tee ever from my teen years in a box in my garage. (Yesterday just happened to be garage cleaning day.) I will have to share a photo soon!


  6. But they are not just scarves…they can be artwork, cover ups, necklaces & even bracelets!!
    So really you were just upping your accessory game!
    The last pink one is probably my fave, but I’m sure I’d love all of them!

  7. Wow I can absolutely relate!!!

    Can’t wait for you to check out what I am wearing this week at the blog – come check it out and let me know what you think!

    Happy Monday!


  8. Well you know how it is, the first step is admitting you have a problem πŸ˜‰
    Ha! that being said I too have waaaay too many HOWEVER you’ve beat me by far. But I get you, they come in handy and dress up any outfit.

  9. I love scarfs to Shelbee πŸ™‚ Great collection ..

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, also stumbled your post πŸ™‚

  10. Scarves are a great indulgence and add so much fun to any outfit! Thanks for linking with us!

  11. I don’t see a problem. XOXO

  12. omgosh you have a ton of scarves! But they are all so different & pretty, I think you deserve to have them all

  13. When reading the title, I thought to myself. “Yes, I certainly do.” I can’t pass up scarves either… In fact, I bought three when we were on vacation…

    You got some amazing scarves! You’ll have so much fun with them! I truly think a scarf can take a simple outfit to amazing! And the same outfit can look completely different with a different scarf!

    • It is so true, Andrea! And I am glad that I am not alone in this scarf addiction! I just can’t get enough. And I hate when it is too hot to wear them! But in the winter I am always cold, so I wear scarves all the time…even with my pajamas I usually have a cozy knit scarf bundled around my neck!


  14. You can never have too many scarves. And these are so pretty, and they’re all different! I have lots of scarves, too ( and pashminas, wraps etc) and I wear all of them, and I still feel I could use a few more…

  15. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. That’s a great scarf collection

  16. At that price, I would’ve bought them all too. I do love scarves and have a big collection of them but don’t wear them as much as I should.

    Can’t wait to see how you style these!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    • I just couldn’t leave them behind, Alice! I am too much of a scarf addict. I can’t wait for cooler weather so I can start wearing them. Thanks for stopping by!


  17. Hi Shelbee I love the collection. Bright patterns, florals, vintage inspired and bold colors. I collect brooches, you collect scarves! Nothing wrong with that πŸ™‚
    Have a great day!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess x

    • Thank you, Jess! I do love brooches, too, and I have a small collection but I never really where them. My sister is very much fascinated with vintage brooches, too, and I was getting her into trouble recently browsing them on Poshmark, Etsy, and Ebay! I need to direct her to read your blog and check out all the beautiful brooches you have! She will be green with envy. Although she does have quite a nice collection of vintage brooches herself.

      Have a fabulous day!


  18. I think this is the first time I see someone obsessed with scarves, it’s usually shoes, bags, clothes or jewellery. You do have a great collection of them.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Rania! I am also obsessed with shoes, clothes, and jewelry! But scarves really are my favorite accessory and they are a bit easier to store than shoes and clothing.


  19. My favorite one is the green one! And, wow, you really came away with an amazing haul for just a few pennies, didn’t you? Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

  20. The 3rd one I own one of them.

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