TARDIS Tuesday :: of Tom Baker’s scarf and decadent velvet




I must have subconsciously wanted to do TARDIS Tuesdays for quite some time.

How else to explain the purchase of this fantabulously Tom Baker-esque scarf two years ago during Forever 21’s super-duper winter clearance? I still remember waffling between this beauty and a plaid number, this one winning out simply because it was less expensive than the other. Oh, sure, I was watching Doctor Who back then too, but I wasn’t sartorially inspired by the show and I certainly didn’t have cosplay on my radar.

Not to say I have cosplay on my radar now. My days of con attendance are long gone (although Aly did mention wanting to go to one someday, but I fear her fandoms are diametrically opposed to mine and she’d be better served going to cons with friends). And I probably can’t even call myself a “true Whovian” since I have never watched any of the episodes before the reboot with 9.

I am, however, the proud owner/operator of the TT linkup, and nu-Whovian status notwithstanding, I think this scarf fits the bill with frightening accuracy for something so unplanned, doesn’t it? And if that’s not enough to convince you of my linkup compliance, how about them deep blue velvet flared trousers? It’s very apropos to the era when Mr. Baker took his turn at being the Doctor.

All in all, I’m thoroughly satisfied with this look and can’t wait to see what the rest of you have to offer this week. Anything blue? Anything Doctor Who reminiscent? Pray tell…




:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Sweatshirt – Mossimo @ Target
Trousers – Karmaloop
Scarf – F21
Booties – Hive & Honey

:: Grooveshark it ::
Mr. Jones by Counting Crows


15 thoughts on “TARDIS Tuesday :: of Tom Baker’s scarf and decadent velvet

  1. rudejasper says:

    That scarf is amazing! Good find and buy even if you didn’t have the Doctor in mind at the time.

  2. You’ve told me before that plaid works for TARDIS Tuesday…so I’m hoping my buffalo plaid is a good enough loose interpretation of the Dr. Who inspiration! And Dr. Who or not, I love that scarf and the black and white with a pop of color photo! So fun!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Plaid is perfect any day, but it is definitely Doctor Who compliant because my second favorite Companion, Amy Pond, is an unapologetic wearer of the plaid. And that bit of photo magic with the black and white and color? That’s all my nine-year-old’s teaching. Crazy, huh?

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  4. Kezzie says:

    Ha!!! I love it!!! Very cool Tom vibe and yes, velvet is totally Tom Baker (he wore a brown velvet frock coat for a while. Velvet is very Paul McGann too!
    I hope you like mine- I was totally going for as much Cosplay as I could!!! (without wigs- that’s going too far but I am planning an Amy Pond soon, so….)
    I was/am a total Who freak but that’s all thanks to the Paul McGann movie coming out when I was about 14. I was in that hero worship stage and I never did interests by halves.


    • mtsedwards says:

      I love it when a plan comes together. Especially when I didn’t even have a deliberate plan. 😀

      And yes, I never do interest by halves either.

  5. Val S says:

    Hah, that’s a great tribute! When I first heard about Dr. Who (when I lived in England) almost all references were to Tom Baker, so to me that is quintessential Who. Your scarf is perfect!

    The only Doctor I’ve ever watched was Christopher Eccleston. Sad, huh?

  6. Like you, I’m a nu-Whovian, but I did watch all the specials they ran last year about each Doctor, along with the episodes / TV movies for each one. It was cool to see where our modern Doctors drew inspiration. Tom Baker and his famous scarf were my only previous knowledge of the Doctor because those are the episodes that were aired on PBS when I was a child and I remember watching bits and pieces. You do the 4th Doctor proud!

  7. Patti says:

    Fabulous! I confess to not immediately thinking of the Doctor (I am a recent convert, only in the Peter C. era) – but I did immediately think: “Wow, that’s cool.” xox

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