Monday, January 10, 2011

The Great Scar Scarf Parade

When a girl acquires a new scar, the first thing she should do is accessorize. And in the past month, I have been very lucky in that department.

So here it is, the Great Scar Scarf Parade...

This lacey cowl was knit by a blog friend, Rachel. She was so sweet to send this to me upon hearing my news. I love it so. And the color is so me.

Knitted cowl


My friend Karen sewed this beautiful Figure 8 scarf using Liberty of London fabric. Liberty fabric, people! Karen so gets me.

Liberty of London scarf


My big sister, Erin, knew I was obsessed with a certain ruffle cashmere scarf from Anthropologie. But I never bought it because it was a bit spensy. Guess what Erin got me for Christmas?

Cashmere ruffles


My baby sis, Bri, also got in on the scarf action and gave me this beautiful flower scarf. She and Erin have one too for Sister Scarf Solidarity. Love my sisters.

Flower Power scarf


And of course, I had to pick myself up something too. A little scarflette from Anthropologie.

Anthro scarflette


So here is the real question: what lies beneath all these beautiful scarves? This...

My new scar

I am pretty pleased with the scar so far. My hope that it continues to fade and flatten. Who knows, all these scarves just might be a case of much ado about nothing. Fabulous, darling ado.

(A huge thank you for everyone mentioned in this post. I am a very lucky gal!)

37 comments:

Meg said...

My experience with scars is that by the time you forget they're there, they've faded in actuality as well. I'm not a person who scars much though - mine tend to hang around for a few years and disappear.

Anyway, it won't matter either way because you look so fab in scarves!

Also, thanks for the sweet comments on my Kaino. It's going to see a lot of wear this winter!

Marissa said...

I love that ruffled scarf! I think you'll find yourself with a drawerful of superfluous scarves soon- your scar isn't very noticeable, and will surely be forgotten in no time. Be well, my friend!

Patrick said...

Man, your scar is nowhere near as Frankensteiny as I was hoping it would be. You're looking good. (For someone without a thyroid.)

shopgirl said...

They are all beautiful.
You look fabulous.
And the scar looks like it will go way down. A friend of mine had the same thing, and she has found that even a well placed necklace will hide it.
I am SO glad you are alright. Up, and taking pictures... I wish you all the best in this new year.

Orli said...

You look super adorable in scarves! Also, I realize now that several people I work with must have had thyroid surgery--up till now I always assumed their (relatively non-noticeable) scars in that area were hazards of the vet job. Give it a little while; not only will people not see it but they'll love your scarves.

Better Living said...

You *should* be pleased with that scar--or lack thereof. You must have had an awesome surgeon! I hope your spirit is on the mend, too. :)

Carolyn said...

Just as I suspected…your neck is as beautiful as ever! All these scarves truly show how much you are loved though! Oh, and I have that Anthro scarf too and I LOVE it!

Erin said...

Your scarves are gorgy. Scar or no, you will get tons of use out of these scarves and they all look beautiful on you.

Jeff said...

Your scar is looking really good. You'll be swearing off scarves forever in no time at all.

Kat said...

those scarfs are all so darling! I love the ruffle one. Your scar looks pretty good. I'm sure it will fade before you know it.

Stacy said...

What a lovely parade. And may your scar get smaller as time goes by. Thinking of you...

Melanie said...

I am in love with your scarves! And your scar looks like it won't be around for too long.

gamine said...

i asked my sister yesterday what I should put on my scar to help it heal, she said to massage vitamin E oil into it everyday, her 8 year old son said "a scarf". I think a combination of both will do the trick!

Nantucket Dreams said...

Oh honey- it is barely noticeable! But the scarves are all so chic and pretty and fun! I like bri's a lot and the luxe anthropologie one too! Aw heck they all look divine on you!

ty and megs said...

looking great kara! with and without the scarves (which are all lovely btw).

love you!!

another erin said...

Your scar location is perfect--as the pink fades it will blend in really well. Your scarves are lovely too! Hugs and well-wishes to you.

Jacey said...

You look awesome in all of these, but I think my favorite look is the crocheted version from Bri. So cute! Your scar is healing very nicely.

Things to Do said...

Your scarves are gorgeous. You look great!

Kenoshia said...

Beautiful accessory overload! They all look amazing. You have lovely family and friends. The scar looks like it will hardly be noticeable over time :)

Anonymous said...

Ms. Kara.
As I suspected you are pulling through your surgery with your signature beauty and grace all while still managing to make me jealous of your superior fashionista accessorizing. It's funny, just when I think "oooh, that's her color, I scroll...oooh, that's her thing, ruffles". I'm so proud of you and admire you more each and every day. I love you, darling.

Jaimi

Adam and Bri said...

SSSF!

(Sister Scarf Solidarity Forever)

annagueldenhaupt said...

What a great collection of scarves, I love the ruffled one especially! Your scar is starting to look much better, I hope it doesn't hurt too much any more.

Steph said...

You look fab, scarf, scar or not.

My scars are almost all signs of my clumsiness (the bicycle accident of 2008 being the most recent) and I can't wear a scarf around any of them. Doh!

margene said...

Fabulous scarves and you know just the right way to wear them. The scare will slowly flatten and become less red. I've heard vitamin E is good to keep them soft and help with healing.

Amander said...

You rock a scarf as well as you rock hats. And they are all SO cute (love the scarflette).

And your scar looks REALLY good. It hasn't even been a month! Are you putting anything on it??

Kpatricia19 said...

Hi Kara,
I just had my surgery exactly 2 months ago, my scar looks a lot like yours! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Ginger said...

What beautiful scarves! Especially the blue flower one... I must start searching for patterns! Glad to hear you are doing well -- when (and if) the sun ever starts shining again, be sure to keep sunscreen on the scar for a while. Given where it is, it might not be too much of a problem but that's what my doctor told me for scars on my hand -- it helps keep them from getting dark.

Jill said...

Sorry about your scar== I had a sizeable scar on my forehead and used Mederma and it worked really well! Its over the counter now and you can find it at most drug stores!

But till then scarfs are fun ">)

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

you are rockin the scarf look...all amazing I might add! you are so cute and sassy! that is one good looking scar too...bet it will just fade into the sunset or something like that?! grandma's remedy for scars...break open a vit E and rub it on! love you!

Maryse said...

I love the flower scarf! Beautiful! I think that nowaday, if you follow the recommendations, your scar will be a souvenir before you know it! In the meantime, enjoy showing off all those beautiful scarfs!

Windybrook Spinner said...

Your scar is healing wonderfully. Yay! Still, one doesn't need the reason of hiding a scar to wear scarves and cowls as lovely as these.

caknitter said...

Hey, that scar is a beauty. Imagine the stories you can tell people, wow.
You're one lucky gal to have so many loving people around you. All of the scarves, like you mention, are perfect for you...so pretty. :-)
Very glad to see you're doing great, Kara!

Laurel said...

a girl should not look great in scarves AND hats.
it's simply not. fair.

(so glad you're doing so well! xoxo)

Cec said...

whoa! Seriously?! Your scar is SO small compare to mine! It'll disappear in no time! Love the scarves!

knitseashore said...

You have the bestest sisters and friends, ever. I bet you are feeling as glam as you look with all the lovely scarves!!

I bet you can barely even see the scar now. Doctors seem to be pretty sensitive these days to that, and can make them virtually disappear.

How are you feeling thyroid-less wise? Hope your energy levels are good.

naturallycyclingmanchester said...

Beautiful scarfs Kara! And you look beautiful as ever, no-one would ever notice that lil' scar coz it's your personality and love of life that shine through!! :D

Anonymous said...

what scar? are you sure there is one?

Steve