The Hermes GM Shawl

Hello! It’s been very rainy this week but there was finally some sun so I could show you a favorite shawl from Hermes.

I’m wearing what is called the “GM Shawl” – a blend of cashmere and silk that is very light and warm. I think the blend is 70% cashmere, 30% silk. I love Hermes silk patterns but for some reason have a hard time wearing their silk scarves, which is why I love their cashmere shawls – they have the same beautiful patterns and colors, yet are a lot easier to wear. Here is the pattern “Eperon D’Or” being worn as a regular scarf…

But looks can be deceiving – look at how large this bad boy really is! Sadly it’s almost as tall as me.

Since the shawl is so large, you can wear it in a variety of ways (some even wear it as a dress!). I tend to wear mine either as regular scarf or as a large shawl as you see above here. I also use it as a blanket.

I love a good shawl and I think it’s a great place to splurge in your closet. If you are going to “invest” in a more expensive shawl, I’d recommend going with either a Hermes GM or the classic Louis Vuitton Sprouse Leopard. I try to find ones that have lots of colors in their patterns that go with existing shades in my closet. There are also plenty of less expensive versions available every season at Zara, H&M, and my favorite place to find them – Nordstrom!

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  • easy petite looks
    April 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    That one is beautiful. I'm also a fan of the cashmere silk blends. They're warmer and fall a little nicer. I suppose if I was in a warm climate I might think differently. One day!

  • janettaylor
    April 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Just perfect!

  • Diane
    April 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    i adore this scarf! it jazzes up such a simple outfit!

  • homestilo
    April 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful. I love the colours and the size is magnificent. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Sabrina T.
    April 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    loove this foulard!!!

    Patchwork à Porter

  • Kiwi Fashion Blog
    April 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Your hair is getting so long! That shawl is huge!! Beautiful nonetheless 😉

  • MissA*
    April 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Love the scarf!! Have a great weekend there too 😉

  • Fashion art and other fancies
    April 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    What an exquisite shawl – I adore the beautifully designs on it, and your Chanel bag is so pretty too. Yes. It's quite chilly here in Europe. Have a sweet weekend;-)

  • BmoreLoveLeigh
    April 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Can't believe how huge that shawl is! Love that it it is so versatile.

  • lareinarumbera
    April 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I *ADORE* square scarves & shawls – the bigger the better (although I do have some smaller 25-28" squares too). Hermes indeed makes the most maginificent shawls… For 2012 I've been totally enamored by "Tendresse Feline," a beautiful cat-heavy desin (crazy cat lady in the house) – it's so gorgeous. I've also found really good vintage shawls and scarves on Etsy with really fun designs (e.g. a map of Paris), in great condition 🙂

  • lareinarumbera
    April 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    design* clearly I cannot type properly today.

  • BonBon Rose Girls Kristin
    April 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    What a gorgeous piece that Hermes shawl is! Wow!

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    April 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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  • SewPetiteGal
    April 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Incredibly beautiful shawl – you wear it so well! And is that a matching CDC?

  • Vanda
    April 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    hello my DEAR!!! It has been a while! I love all your classical pieces, WOW. That shawl, can be anything! Even a Top!!! Beautiful!

  • Adele
    April 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    The shawl is gorgeous & the orange in it is bang on trend!
    Yay! It's Friday, happy weekend hun xoxo

  • dietingfashions
    April 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    It is a beautiful shawl. I love scarves so I tend to buy way too many. I love Ann Taylor Loft scarves for some reason.


  • The Jones
    April 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, that is a huge shawl…but the pattern and colours are gorgeous, just like Hermes always is! Really lovely addition to your outfit…and I just adore the red quilted bag!

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  • Kym
    April 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    wow, that IS huge!!! that would make a really pretty summer dress 🙂 i love the colors!

  • Asta
    April 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    the shawl is beautiful. i love the sweater.

  • newpetite
    April 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Its beautiful and goes perfectly well with your sweater! How about wearing it like a sarong on the beach or pool 😀

  • alison*elle
    April 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I love the design of yours and how gigantic it is. Multi-purpose!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Jessica
    April 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Wow this is a beautiful shawl! I love the way you styled it. You look great! 🙂

    xx Jessica

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  • jo
    April 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous shawl! I tend to shy away from shawls because I never know how to style it. Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

  • Robots in Trouble
    April 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    i really dig how it's a scarf though. you're so creative!

  • Victoria
    April 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I received a Hermes scarf as a gift. I haven't worn it yet. Your post gave me ideas how to wear it.

  • Rose-et-Violet
    April 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Woah that is a huge scarf! From the first picture I wouldn't have expected it! It's gorgeous though. I love the color and the design of it!


  • shimmering2light
    April 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    my lv sprouse scarf is on my best investments ever! So soft and easy to travel with, keeps me so warm on the plane!

  • Fashion Blawger
    April 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love your style. It is a lot like my own in the sense of a classic palette with quality high end accessories. I love that you have amazing items but very practical.

    The shawl is amazing on you! I don't have one yet! I get blindsided by the 90cm silks or jersey silks. But when I see the catalog ads with this worn as a dress I can't keep my eye off of them!

  • Jan from its-all-goode
    April 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Classic and beautiful. Just lovely.

  • K
    April 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    What an amazingly timely post! I've actually been considering getting one of Hermes' cashmere/silk-blend shawls, as they're gorgeous, but I'm worried whether they're actually warm enough for me. As gorgeous as the shawls are, for me design is secondary to warmth, especially when I could get a Burberry cashmere blanket for roughly the same price (although that wouldn't be quite as travel-friendly …). Thoughts?

  • Sarah
    April 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Gorgeous shawl, I love it!

  • Katherine
    April 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Hmm…I also have one of those Burberry cashmere blankets (actually I stole it from my mom), and even though I love it, I'd probably go for the GM Shawl. They are REALLY warm – more than you think probably, and easier to stuff in a bag for travel. Plus while I love Burberry sometimes I feel a little self conscious wearing a lot of the check pattern..such a shame!

  • Jyoti
    April 14, 2012 at 2:53 am

    That shawl is just beautiful! I was never much a fan of these sorts of prints you see in classic designer scarves until… now! xD

  • pursuing poise
    April 14, 2012 at 5:01 am

    This is such a beautiful outfit. I am in love with every bit of it. Thank you for the blog comment. I love the red Chanel bag, classic but modern. Wonderful!

  • harperandmonroe
    April 14, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I absolutely love that shawl!! the different patterns and colors make it all worth while!great post!

  • Juneli
    April 14, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Wow, that is one stunning shawl!

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    April 14, 2012 at 5:26 am


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  • Katherine
    April 14, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Hi! No I don't but thank you for the suggestion..maybe I will get one 🙂

  • Kat
    April 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

    BEAUTIFUL! Just beautiful! It looks great on you, and I love the functionality of it. My boyfriend went to Europe last year and got me a very vibrant orange Hermes scarf as a little souvenir. I've been having a hard time wearing it because of the bright orange, but you've just given me inspiration to put it to great use! Thank you! Great blog, love love love!

  • Rites of Beauty
    April 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Whoa! That shawl is huge. Would love to see a post showing some different ways of styling it!

  • Lilli
    April 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I just love your shawl!!:)

  • mai
    April 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful shawl!
    I'd love to see a post on diff ways to style it too!

  • Anonymous
    April 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I like it, but it's a little old lady imho. It really ages you.

  • Katherine
    April 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for your honest opinion! That was a fear of mine too…I'll def. have to try to find ways of making it younger 🙂

  • Melanie
    April 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This scarf is AWESOME. I'm in love with scarfs right now, too.

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    April 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The colors on this shawl are fabulous and match so many of your pretty bags 🙂

  • Samantha Mariko
    April 15, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I really like your blog! Who knew you could wear a scarf so many different ways 🙂 I'm following you – can't wait to see more posts from you!

    -Samantha Mariko

  • chillairandperfume
    April 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    This shawl is fabulous! And so versatile.


  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    April 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    You have amazing taste. The pattern if this Hermes scarf is traditional and glamorous. I laughed at the size, it is almost as big as you! LOL!

  • Abbey Brandon
    April 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    What an amazing piece!

    xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)

  • kaloka
    April 16, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I am addicted to shawls!


  • becks
    April 16, 2012 at 5:50 am

    omg i love your outfit from head to toe! Gorgeous shaw x

  • Cindy
    April 16, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Hahaha it covers nearly your entire upper body! Loveeee the print and how it's quite subtle

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  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I used to physically cringed when I saw the price tag of a Hermes shawl until I caved in and bought one. If I had to calculate cost per wear, it would be down to cents. They're absolutely beautiful and timeless.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    April 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I used to physically cringed when I saw the price tag of a Hermes shawl until I caved in and bought one. If I had to calculate cost per wear, it would be down to cents. They're absolutely beautiful and timeless.

  • Haus and Home
    April 17, 2012 at 1:41 am

    What a great size! And of course you look fab in it!

  • Always Maylee
    April 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I love that scarf, so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • True
    April 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Love the Hermes shawl! Beautiful colors.

    – True

  • lucydphoto
    April 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I adore almost anything Hermes but sometimes it's hard for me to find shawl designs that I really like and work for my very boring wardrobe. I really like their cashmere/silk stoles, though. They tend to be simpler and I prefer the longer shape. You're rocking this shawl, though!

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  • Nujie
    May 28, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Love the Hermes shawl and agree, the silk ones can be harder to wear! I think it’s because they are not as soft as I would like, and they don’t drape as loosely. Having said that, anything Hermes I love!

  • sophiE
    December 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    shawl is stunning – but dont you think it clashes with the red bag? too much going on there. A plain etoupe bag would have been better… like a plume or a picotin orsomething

    • Katherine
      December 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Hi Sophie – I think Etoupe is a great suggestion – and I’d love to add both a Plume and Picotin to my collection one day 🙂