Update 06/08/21 with more shawl pondering

Well, we are now at the end of another working week. For me, as someone who is retired, one day tends to merge into another and I find myself surprised when I realise that the weekend is near. I have attempted to reserve my Friday posts for “Outfit of the Week” updates, but, yet again, I have spent the week in pyjamas. Unfortunately, I have had quite severe issues with my back for a while and the pain has been really awful this week. As Lovely Husband has struggled with his back for a very long time, he has been able to help me with appropriate exercises and meds. I just hope that the pain goes away soon.

On Monday, I showed you some possible Hermès shawl options as I am planning to purchase one during the second half of this year. I still haven’t decided which one I like the best, despite suggestions on this blog and on Facebook. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus!

These were the options that I posted on Monday:

Since I uploaded Monday’s post, I have found out that the two Kawa Ora shawls are not available from the Hermès online shop, so that rules them out for me. As it is such a huge purchase I have to make the correct choice and I wish I could travel to London and try on loads of the shawls!

Anyway, there are definitely a couple of designs and colourways in the running and I am going to leave a hint here! When I was 21, my parents bought me this silver charm bracelet for my birthday and, over the years, I have added lots of charms that really mean something to me. These bracelets have now gone out of fashion and I haven’t worn it for years. I even have more charms that need to be fixed on to it. So, I just came across it again when tidying my dressing table and enjoyed a few moments reminiscing about the occasions that the charms represent for me…

… and one of them relates to a possible scarf choice. Can you work out which one?

Silver charm bracelet

OK, that’s all for this week. 

I do hope that you all have a good weekend!

Love and best wishes,



About The Librain

Retired School Librarian
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4 Responses to Update 06/08/21 with more shawl pondering

  1. Carole says:

    I think the charm bracelet links up to Les Danse des Amazones. My pick of the scarves for you is Amazones colorway 08, although I think Bingata 07 would be a nice change of pace for you and would still go well with blues and gray clothing that you like. Enjoy whichever you chose.

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    • The Librain says:

      Hi, Carole, thanks for your help. Yes, I am thinking of Amazones as I nearly bought it as a silk 90cm. You must be psychic, however, as I also love the pink Bingata! I really need to choose soon in case they go out of stock, but I can’t make up my mind.


  2. Aneta says:

    Hi Anne, I am only now writing this comment, but trust me, I have been pondering the same question ever since the new season started trickling in on H.com.
    I am also following PF thread on FW2021 and it is not helping…. I had my eye on the Les 12 Leopards as well, but in a different cw than yours. My pick would be 08, because I like the more natural and neutral palette. I am still debating the purchase though, it is a lot of money for what it is. On the other hand, it is still within reach for me, as luxuries go, with some budget stretching. The main question I always ask myself – would it make my heart sing? Is it better or different enough from what I own? Colours and design must be perfect – if they are “almost” good I will only see $$$ and not the beauty. This is just my thought process, and it is not watertight – I am perfectly capable of jumping on something due to FOMO. So, maybe it is another question – would I be willing to pay over retail for it later on at resellers’ sites?
    And, finally, if I sensibly forgo H and buy something else, would it be an extra expense as I would go back to H anyway?

    You know your decision making process best, and I just wanted to tell you that you are not alone in having such hard time deciding…

    Take care and good luck with everything!

    with kind regards,


    I forgot to comment on your earlier post about reading on iPad outside. I cannot do it either due to glare, and Kindle paperwhite from amazon was a gamechanger for me. it is just so much easier on the eyes, not only outside but also in bed, etc. Highly recommended! I am not a person who likes gadgets but having both the iPad and kindle make sense for me.




    • The Librain says:

      Dear Aneta, thank you for your lovely, thoughtful comment. I am still undecided, even after all this time! I reckon that this means I should wait until something really sings to me. Perhaps next season. Also, thanks for the Kindle suggestion – I will bear that in mind.
      Best wishes, Anne X


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