Hadassah over at In the Pink is asking for advice on organizing her headgear. Curious, I added up the items she listed and counted about 75 bandannas, berets, scarves and the like. She wears one (or two?) every time she goes out, so I gather she needs an assortment for different outfits and situations. I also cover my hair outside and while I can’t imagine owning so many, I certainly understand why it’s hard for her to keep them from taking over the bedroom.
Her post got me curious about my own supply. I counted 15, not including a few that have been put away for the winter. My collection ranges from inexpensive scarves to dressy hats for weddings. Among the15 are a few I rarely wear, and wouldn’t miss much if they disappeared. I buy mainly neutral colors, and get rid of what I don’t like fairly quickly. The mystery is that despite having so many fewer than Hadasah, mine also seem to take over my bedroom.
Hadassah, I don’t begrudge you your scarf assortment. Fashion isn’t that important to me, I guess, and I’d rather manage with less than sort through mounds of clothes. But during an unfrugal month for my family, you helped me feel a lot better about that dressy summer hat I paid full price for a couple of weeks ago. 🙂
So are there hair-covering female readers who can claim the dubious honor of owning more head-coverings than Hadassah, or fewer than me? Don’t be shy.