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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Whispers of Wool

My Brora Stoles
 I've come to rely greatly on my Brora wool stoles for cold weather.  Light as feathers and warm as toast, they hang folded on hangars in my cupboard just waiting to defend against the chill.  The colours and textures are amazing: jewels, pastels, embroidery, velvet trim... above you can see two of my favourites.  With the debut of the winter range on the Brora site my eye has spied more gorgeous stoles.
Winter Blossom Stole

Floral and Leopard Print Stole
My friend Kim, of Northern California Style will love this one!
They might look delicate but they are in fact sturdy and reliable, softly brightening skin and mood.

I hope your week is going well.  I'm enjoying some midweek peace and quiet.  In fact I'm hoping for a cool rainy day so I can go for a stroll in my boots... with a Brora stole and an umbrella for company.
xoxDani

16 comments:

  1. They're beautiful Dani - there's nothing better than something soft against the skin that also keeps the neck toasty. There's an article on the founder of Brora in this current OK! magazine from the UK, she has a beautiful home...
    It's pretty warm here today, so I'll avoid any wool! Sleeveless dress on, and I'm packing up my kitchen for the demolition, which is not a lot of fun.... enjoy the stroll xx

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    1. Dani, I can mail that to you if you want to see it.

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  2. Finally, common ground! Even though I live in a warm climate, I wear scarves and stoles almost all year. I look forward to the cooler weather, which is just starting, to wear them even more. I have silk, wool, and various blends, including the beautiful striped scarf I won on your blog a few years ago. Since my office is chilly even during the summer heat, I find scarves and stoles the perfect antidote to the workday chill. I was lucky enough to get two huge Erdem floral scarves/stoles on sale this past summer and they make an outfit. Any plain dress looks amazing next to the glorious prints.

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  3. Dani, Wow Brora has some gorgeous things don't they? Thanks so much for the kind shout out. I do love that scarf! It's got to go on my floral/leopard Pinterest board!

    I think I'm going to order a few things for fall from Brora. It's hard to choose though!

    Hope you enjoyed your walk. A little rain sounds lovely.

    xo Kim

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  4. I think the floral leopard is on my list as well!

    I love a lot of the winter offerings - there is a teal velvet dress that is yelling wendy! I did order the ricrac velvet and am so hoping it works! It went down to 40 pounds, so that was a sign for me! Apparently, we are in for rain as well - I will be waiting for an appliance repairman - upper oven is not working at all!

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  5. This is one of the basics I need to invest in. I have to very warm scarf for winter but they are pretty bulky and are not ideal for mid-season. I have a basket full on their website and can't really make up my mind on what to order...

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    1. Hi FS, if you are looking for a lighter scarf, I'd recommend the rambling rose stole (http://www.brora.co.uk/Product/Product.aspx?WebShopCodeStr=A3&WebSegmentCodeStr=S5&WebCategoryCodeStr=ZK&StyleCodeStr=RT1304&PT=1&PC=A3-S5-ZK). It's a much lighter material than the stoles I bought last year (the one Dani has with the red trim and the gypsy stole) and drapes very nicely around the neck. It's also as soft and warm as you'd expect. I am saving my pennies for the beautiful winter blossom stole as well.

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    2. Yes this one is lovely... I also like the Paisley and the winter blossom... beautiful colors... Yes, saving some pennies too!!!

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  6. I only wear scarves in winter when it's freezing outside, I don't like anything fussy around my neck, my hair is enough!

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  7. I adore scarves and shawls. Despite living in a v warm climate, I hate chills on my neck and am very sensitive to drafts (think this is a family trait, as my mother also has issues with drafts!), thus scarves are a must. I always have one to hand at work, too, due to the damn air con being set to frigid All the time.
    Love those Brora ones, especially the winter blossom stole!

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    1. It was my pet hate at work - that the aircon was always set so low. I used to keep a cardigan at work just for that reason. It would be 40C outside, and inside I'd be shivering in my cardi! In the end the other people I worked with bought me a digital weather station for my desk, so that I could monitor the temperature, rather than just whinge about it constantly...!

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  8. In Germany I used to wear a lot of scarves and they were more than just jewelry for the neck,but here in AtL I haven't really worn any.
    There are so many nice ones to buy,but I think I have to wait till December or January to actually need one.

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  9. So pretty Dani. I love scarves and wish I could wear them year-round. I'm thrilled that it's finally chilly enough to don them daily. My neck is quite sensitive, so it has to be very soft. I've broken out that gigantic cashmere infinity scarf from J.Crew and it's heaven.

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  10. Like Ina, wool scarves are a bit overkill in the south. I love the colors, especially for those drab ugly days...does perk you up a bit.

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  11. I wear scarves even in the house; these are gorgeous!

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  12. mmmm....I love a good printed scarf in a deluxe fabric- such a convenient way to add a little zip of difference to an outfit. Practical too. Perhaps a nice way to add my first brora to the collection....

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