She said to me "Oh thanks! But it's not a scarf, it's actually a skirt."
It's a skirt that is ankle-length that she has pinned to give the illusion of a really luxe scarf. Isn't it fabulous? I'm tempted to thrift a big skirt with a great pattern like that and try it myself. If I did it, I'd also like to try cinching the bottom with a vintage cuff or napkin ring, to give it a more retro look.
Sorry about the awful photo quality- we were literally about to head out the door!