Hi TCFKAG! I love love love your tumblr page - keeps me going through the workday, especially when you post pictures of Matt Bomer :)
I am a longtime lurker over at Corporette and was wondering if you are open for a shopping challenge. For Mother's Day, I would like to buy my mum a scarf she can wear this summer. She has said repeatedly that she is in the market for a thin (as in fabric, not width), light (again, fabric) thin-striped scarf - sort of like the one here: Stripe Dot Bow Silk Scarf - but just the stripes, no polka dots. Black and white, black and gray, gray and white, red and white or yellow and white combinations will work.
Any ideas? I would like to keep the price under $100. I'm in Chicago and have access to the major retailers. If I have to purchase it online, I would need to receive it by this weekend.
OMG! First of all - I OWN THIS SCARF!!! I got it when Ru (Hijabeng) brought me to the whole-sale stores in the Garment District in New York City and I got it for $15. Yay! I got a good deal (and its super cute in real life - its my new favorite thing ever.) Anyway - I know exactly the type of scarf you're thinking of. And I'm sure I can find you some options. (Also - I will endeavor to post more Bomer for you soon - I've really been slacking on my love of the Matt recently.) So - below - here are a few options. And for my other readers, scarfs make a great Mother's Day present. Or really a great present for lots of occasions birthday presents for the difficult to shop for friends, secret santa presents, graduation gifts for friends, or just scarves for yourself if - like me - you have a substantial collection. So I will try to give a range of prices so everyone can use this post as a reference for future gift-shopping needs! (TS - I may include some scarfs that don't fit your exact needs for other reader's reference - but I'll make sure you get lots of options for your mom.)
EDIT: Thank you to Ru for pointing out to me that I spelled scarves wrong THREE times in this post alone. That is mortifying. Seriously. I may hide in a cave for a week (probably not.) Sorry for the most embarrassing spelling error ever. Please...if you see other similar errors in the future, feel free to hit me up-side the head in the comments and let me know. Thanks!
Weekend by Maxmara Palmizi scarf ($98 - not sure how fast this website can get it to you though - maybe look around at other sites? Its a lovely scarf and linen, so nice and light for summer.)
Italca Striped Linen Scarf in blue multi from Lori's ($48.99 - reads gray to me - and does this place have actual stores in Chicago?)
Calvin Klein striped scarf in coral from Lord & Taylor ($30 on-sale - its pretty - know the color is off.)
Lacoste Women's Cotton Modal Stripe Scarf ($65 - nice red and white option)
Michael Stars Streamline Stripe Wrap in Ship Navy at Zappos ($48.99 - I like this one, its cute.)
Capri Stripe Scarf at Madewell ($45 - made of cotton and linen - I like it.)
Marc by Marc Jacobs MBMJ Print Scarf in Coral Red Multi at Nordstroms ($98 - cute - available in other colors.)
Nordstrom 'Whisper' Cashmere Wrap at Nordstroms ($78 - a great gift idea for women who work in freezing cold offices in the summer - available in four colors.)
Halogen 'Mirror Medallion' Wool Challis Scarf at Nordstroms ($38.36 - available in three colors)
Hand Painted Silk Scarf from Silk Scarves Colorado on Etsy ($68 - I love the shade of red.)
Okay! There are some ideas. And I tried to resist polka-dots, even though I totally think that's heresy. Good luck with shopping for Mother's Day - or whatever other scarf needs you may have! Happy shopping and may the odds be ever in your favor.