Outfit of the [Yester]day: Weigh anchor!


Normally, I don’t make a habit of mentioning where I purchased each item of clothing in an outfit post…mostly because, as I’ve said before “random New England thrift store” is not an easy retailer for you to track down.

This ensemble, however, pays tribute to the gorgeous anchor-print scarf sent to me by my friend Emma from Puddleside Musings for Christmas! Surely I will impress Americans in droves if I tell them that this accessory was handmade in Ireland. So thank you, Emma: have some weird photos of me in full-on nautical style juxtaposed against our Hawaiian backyard in return for your kindness!

(And yes, I am pretending to shield my eyes from the sun to look out at the ocean horizon in that first photo even though there’s neither ocean nor sun, most days, in the rainforest. The things one does for outfits.)


As soon as I first laid eyes on this scarf, I knew it would be a perfect complement for the ensemble that my family jokingly calls my “whale of a tale” outfit. This references, of course, the costuming of Ned Land in the 1954 film adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea when he sings the movie’s sole song. I honestly don’t mind channeling a little Kirk Douglas in my everyday wear, even though I have much more in common with Professor Aronnax.


A light fabric scarf like this is ideal for Hawai’i and will be a great spring-weather accessory once the Mainland stops being ridiculous and cold! Honestly, I’d rather spend the next three months on the Nautilus than in the frozen East Coast…


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