I’ve missed you fashionista friends! Did you think I fell off the planet? I’m back and wanting to talk about my current obsession with the versatile SCARF on this cold and rainy Fashion Friday!
I used to be a statement necklace girl but I have expanded my accessory pool. I even wore a yellow skinny belt with my ensemble to work this week! (Gasp!).
And while the scarf, depending on fabric and color, is an all-weather accessory tool, it’s never more fun to don than in these dreary wintry months.
Here are some of my favorite toppers this month:
1. Plaid cashmere. While Burberry perfected the plaid cashmere scarf, there are so many available today at budget friendly price points. Pictured here are the quintessential Burberry number from which to model all plaid cashmere (but it a fun pink rather than tan which quite frankly doesn’t work on many skin tones), one from my personal collection, a Christmas present from my momma, and two on sale for less than $50 at Nordstrom’s!
2. The blanket scarf. Seriously y’all, is this thing everywhere. My stepmom got little bit one for Christmas and she’s living in the thing! But I confess, I love them paired with jeans and boots. Pictured is an adorable blanket scarf for $11 (!!!) worn two ways as well as a shot from Ella Pretty’s recommendations on how to style blanket scarves (love the plaid and stripes)! You can pick one up for $20 when you make a Target run, they are so ubiquitous.
3. The infinity scarf. Oh I know it’s oh-so-less-vogue now, but let me tell you it does the job in the winter. The twist on these this year is they’re in fur. I’m not a fur person, so imagine these first two fun (but lovely) scarves from Bloomingdale’s in faux fur. The other trend this year is to wear crochet infinity – perfect for styling during winter, even at the office.
So tell me – are you a scarf lover? What’s your favorite? Where do you find them?
AND… I need fresh ideas for this winter fashion season so send them my way! Need a makeover? A personal shopper? Let me help!
We received an invitation yesterday for an 11 am wedding in Fort Worth in mid-March. It is at the Fuller Botanical Garden–an outdoor ceremony with a reception in the adjacent Oak Hall. I’m not sure if that is an indoor venue. The dress code says “wedding clothes”. What does that mean in this setting? I don’t do short/knee length dresses (ugly legs, worse since knee replacement and I can’t do anything but flat shoes with the knee). What would you suggest for appropriate attire for my hubby and me? I’ve never been to a Texas wedding 😀
I’m going to investigate the venue b/c you are absolutely right that wedding clothes means nothing – what are you supposed to wear, a wedding gown? C’mon!
Yes I love the scarf. It keeps me warm. It hides my lady curves a bit. It packs way better than a statement necklace of which I have broken two in suitcases. It makes a dull outfit look polished. In a pinch it doubles as an eye mask on a delayed flight. I love the plaid or print scarf. And the infinity scarf. I do not love the blanket scarf. I think it makes one look homesless or like the before picture. Ok for a football stadium not ok for work is my view from n the blanket scarf. But I’m small so I may be biased as I tend to get lost in big garmets.
Here is a question I’d love you to post on. Does your purse or handbag need to match your outfit or your shoes? Do you buy one nice bag to carry with everything or do you own a bunch and swap to match? Thanks for the great blog.
I think you make a very important point – I love blanket scarves b/c I’m 5’10 and can easily carry it. And some blanket scarves are smaller than others I might add. But for petite women, it can quickly overwhelm them!