The Art of The Scarf

The Art of The Scarf

Happy Monday ladies! Today’s post didn’t turn out as expected and these pictures tell my story. We went into San Francisco yesterday to play tourist, go sailing on the bay for a few hours and then grab a nice dinner. The wind seemed mild as we headed into the city so silly me, wore a hat without a chin strap.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life at Pier 39 in San Francisco

I’d packed a sweater in my tote in case it cooled off and a scarf to tie around my shoulders for dinner after our sail. The wind whipped up the moment we hit the dock so I had to take evasive action. My hat got stowed in my tote, I pulled on the sweater and tied the scarf on my head to keep my hair from being trashed.

Talbots sent me this very special scarf to help share their initiative to honor October breast cancer awareness month. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 70 so this initiative is near and dear to my heart.

The Art of The Scarf collection features five limited edition, one of a kind silk scarves created by internationally renowned female artists. Each is unique and the best part is that 20% net proceeds benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation®.

at the helm of the Adventure cat

Captain Hans and me

My husband has sailed with Captain Hans many times and thought it would be fun for me to try steering the boat …can you see my white knuckles? Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing silk scarf from Talbots

The closer we got to the Golden Gate Bridge, the stronger the wind blew. On went my jacket and I needed to tie my scarf more securely.

This silk scarf was designed by Gladys Perint Palmer from British Columbia. This design spoke to me because my mom was born in British Columbia and my daughter now lives there. Gladys has long captured the comings and goings, shifting hemlines, and key players in the fashion world.

Silk scarf tied a la Grace Kelly

I secured it à la  Grace Kelly for some old Hollywood glamour which was the only way I could keep it from blowing off.

Wearing Talbots limited edition scarf to protect hair while sailing


I’m proud to support this initiative and do all I can to raise breast cancer awareness.

Has breast cancer touched your life?Limited edition silk scarf from Talbots on A Well Styled Life


Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!

Thank you to Talbots for gifting me this scarf and all you do to promote breast cancer awareness.


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  1. Barbara
    March 18, 2019 / 8:39 am

    Loved reading your posts. Your day seemed like a fun day. Like to see how ladies my age are dressed. Some of your comments are so down to earth. I’m on the shorter side and I have a hard time getting pants that look good. I have been ordering the capris from Blair and they fit perfectly they are like a leggin type pants.

  2. Cindy
    October 6, 2018 / 4:18 am

    I’m a 2-year survivor, diagnosed in 2016. I really appreciate Talbot’s support of the fight against breast cancer!

  3. Kay
    October 1, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    My daughter’s father-in-law has been battling breast cancer. It happens to men, too. He is currently doing chemo, so everyone is optimistic he’ll pull through. He is the first man I ever knew personally to be diagnosed. It makes one think.

  4. October 1, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I have lost a few friends to breast cancer and I also have have friends that are survivors. I always do what I can to support the American Cancer Society. Just two days ago I participated in a 5K walk and collected donations for ACS. At almost 72 years of age, I glad I’m able to keep up with the younger walkers and I stayed in the middle of the pack.
    I love scarves and own and wear them often. They can be very stylish and especially great for saving our hair in a windy situation.

    • October 1, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      Good for you Norma! I’m not sure I could keep up with them!

  5. Susan Gowan
    October 1, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Hi Jenn! Thanks for posting this. I lost one of my best friends, Linda 11 years ago last February. She was 57 and lost her battle with breast cancer. I was asked to do her eulogy, one of the hardest things I have ever done. Just love SF and want to revisit this lovely place. The tips on scarves were wonderful! Thanks so much!

    • October 1, 2018 / 9:02 am

      I’m so sorry about your friend Susan! I can’t imagine how hard that must have been. SF is a fun spot. So much to do and see but always carry a jacket!

  6. October 1, 2018 / 8:43 am

    I lost my best friend to breast cancer 12 years ago. We had been like sisters for about 35 years and I still miss her dearly. She fought the disease valiantly and with grace and though she didn’t live to know it, she is one of my own examples as I fight neuroendocrine cancer (the disease that recently took Aretha Franklin’s life).

    • October 1, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Thank you for sharing your sad loss with us Elaine! I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. Sending prayers to you as you battle your disease. Xx

  7. Joanna
    October 1, 2018 / 8:34 am

    They are beautiful scarves that would be the shining star of any outfit. I saw your Instagram yesterday.
    My sister is battling breast cancer, on the footstep of ovarian cancer. She’s 66. My older sister died at 65 from cancer ( bowel) and I fear that I may lose another to the same dreaded disease.

    • October 1, 2018 / 8:55 am

      Dear Joanna I am so sorry to hear about your sisters! Thank you for sharing with us. I will keep your sister in my prayers and I’m sending hugs to you. Xx

  8. October 1, 2018 / 6:32 am

    You look so glamorous in that scarf. I seem to remember you posting a tutorial on tying head scarves, could you post a link for it again? I’d love to experiment. Enjoy your getaway – it should be good weather for you in the Napa Valley.

    • October 1, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Thanks Cyndi. I love that scarves feel glamorous. The post on how I tied this one is here
      The latest video on other ways is here

  9. October 1, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Yes to being touched by breast cancer. I lost my dear cousin to this deadly disease, she didn’t get her mammograms when she should have and lost her battle 10 years ago. The scarves are lovely!

    • October 1, 2018 / 8:43 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that Deanne! Awareness and self care is no guarantee for us but all we can do.

  10. Leslie Hauk
    October 1, 2018 / 4:49 am

    Your posts brighten every day! I love your style and you’ve encouraged me to change mine. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45, I’m soon to be 64!

    • October 1, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Thank you Leslie! I’m honored to inspire you and congratulations on your continued good health.

  11. October 1, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Hi Jennifer! Yes on your last question. A friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, as has a cousins only daughter. The younger lady has completed treatment!
    On the scarf, it is beautiful! You certainly had some “wardrobe changes” ! Mother Nature is a weird Stage Mother, isn’t she? You look great, regardless!

    • October 1, 2018 / 8:47 am

      I’m sorry to hear about your friend! This brutal disease has touched so many of us! Sending prayers for her.

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