Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scarf Tying 101 - And Get on the Scarf bandwagon already!...and LOTS of sales!

I know.
I really have a knack for blog post titles.

First I have an outfit for you guys, then I have a video that will blow your mind, and then I shame you into buying a scarf.
It's gonna be fun.

This is a look that was definitely inspired by Pinterest, even though I don't have a
specific picture that was my inspiration.
Like I've mentioned previously, I simply find myself dressing with more
 courage now because of Pinterest.
Do you guys find that to be the case also?
A year ago, I never would have paired black leggings, brown ankle boots, a white oxford, and an army green jacket together.  
Why would I?  It sounds awful.
But I decided to go out on a limb and try it, and I got tell ya...I really liked the results.
I felt cool in this combo!

I felt skinny too.

And let's face it, even if the outfit had been ugly,
I still would have worn it out in public since it made me feel skinny...
probably several days in a row (if we're being honest).
That's just the type of girl I am.
White Oxford shirt|  GAP, found HERE
Army green military jacket|  LOFT (similar choices in collage below)
Black Leggings|  Francesca's (SPANX version HERE)
*{Go see what my friend Alison at Get Your Pretty On has to say about her new leggings HERE!}
Brass Necklace|  J Crew Factory
Brown Ankle Boots|  Target 
(I LOVE these boots I got last year, but I've never featured them, because they no longer have them.)
They look great under a boot cut jean, but they also look great with skinny jeans and/or leggings tucked into them.
I have now found a similar pair HERE (on sale now!) 
They also come in black and taupe suede.  LOVE the taupe suede. 

Okay.  Let's talk about my fancy "military jacket".
I can't say enough about it.  I wear it all the stinkin time now, and I get compliments on it each and every time I wear it.  I don't know why I don't have more pictures of myself in it.  HERE is the first post I did wearing this jacket (there is a story in this post not to be missed!), and below
are some options for you.  Just click on the picture if you like what you see.

And then, before I walked out the door, I decided to see how I could change up the look with different scarves.
#1 / #2
#3 / #4
Which is your favorite scarf look?
I like looks #2 and #4 the best.

Speaking of scarves,
the most frequently asked question that I get is how I tie my scarves. 
And let me tell you, it's crazy hard to write down how to tie a scarf.
Not to mention, I tie them differently each time.  
Mostly I just fool with them until I think they look good.
Sometimes though, I refer to this scarf tutorial that I found a couple of months ago.
I thought I shared this with you guys before in a link, but I can't find maybe I never did?!?   
This video ROCKS.
It shows you how to tie a scarf 25 different ways, and it is just PLAIN FUN to watch.

Doesn't it just make you smile?!?
More than that, doesn't it make you want a scarf? honor of the scarf tutorial...I thought I would link to several really great scarves.
I can hardly believe at this time last year I had NO scarves.  The first scarf I ever bought was this past summer.  I know...weird to buy a scarf in summer.  But I finally started looking at scarves as an accessory instead of a winter necessity.

THIS leopard one for under $20 at Nordstrom!
And it comes in 3 colors!
If you haven't added a leopard scarf to your wardrobe, here's your chance!
(also come in a bronze and a silvery color)

 THIS one at GAP.
I have a plain grey scarf from GAP that is almost just like this one.
I love it because it is big and can be tied in lots and lots of different ways!
Looking towards spring, check out THIS fun polka-dot one from GAP also!
(JUST GOT AN e-mail  that GAP is 30% off!!!!!)
It comes in 3 other colors also!
And listen, if you are still under the impression that scarves are solely for warmth...
you, AND MY HUSBAND are wrong.
They are magical, and they can transform an outfit from "eh" to "awesome".

Okay, one more.
LOVE THIS one from Nordstrom.

So, that's it for today!
I'm telling you, if you are still on the fence about scarves, GET OFF THE FENCE ALREADY.
Click HERE to see all of my scarf posts.
You might feel weird the first time you wear one, but the feeling will fade when  you see how awesome you look. :)

Wait..that's not it...just got a SALE e-mail from Banana Republic!
And listen, it's not one of my go-to shops because it's typically really expensive.
But 30% off everything makes it in my price range!
And just look at all of this spring goodness.
I am DEFINITELY picking up a pair of fun spring flats, and these might be the ones!
And that necklace?  LOVE the navy and turquoise together!
And that striped skirt is screaming "Cassie - you are my mommy!"  
Click any pic to shop!

Wow!  Another e-mail!
30% off new arrivals and 60% off of already reduced items at my beloved LOFT.
LOVING this little sweater!
Click HERE to shop!

Thanks for stopping by friends!!!!
Check back tomorrow for a really fun giveaway!
You won't want to miss it!


  1. Love, love, love your new boldness! And I'm so glad you finally joined the scarf world! And tell Chris, scarves are even better in the summer...they hide the basic white tank you're wearing...they add instant glam on a July day. They are meant for all seasons!

  2. Love scarves! They add so much to any outfit. Such a cool video too. I have one way I always wear my scarves and need to start experimenting!

  3. That video is amazing!!! I love looks #2 and #3, something about that light colored leopard with the neutrals really appeals to me. Great to see you rocking the leggings too!

  4. I loved the video! The names of all of the styles were cracking me up...I have some practicing to do today! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I like style 1 and 4 the best. I'll be saving that video when I et home. Also, you'll be so proud of me. I ordered a leopard scarf 2 weeks ago and I'm just waiting for it's arrival! Also I *hate* Francesca's! Everytime I go in there I spend like $40. I freaking love that store!

  6. Why do I always feel like I need to run right over to the mall after reading your posts?! ;) I only have 4 scarves - can you believe it?! I feel like they make me look bulky -but I might need to get a leopard one anyway.

  7. What a great video! Yes. I love a good scarf.

  8. I'm the same way about a outfit, if it makes me feel good it's a instant favorite!!

  9. Your posts are always informative and hilarious! Thanks for the daily laugh :)

  10. All of these are great looks, but #4 is my favorite. You just encouraged me to go online and purchase an animal print scarf. I found a cool giraffe print similar to your leopard one. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Haha, you're right, that scarf video was super cute. :) Is it just me, or did she do infinity scarf twice? I love the waterfall, i've been trying to figure out how to do that for months!! Your outfit was very cute, and I agree that scarf #2 and #4 look the best.

  12. U got off the fence and bought 4 scarves this past month, thanks to you! I've been so inspired and enjoy shopping again. Look forward to reading your blog everyday ;)

  13. That skirt is TOTALLY calling me!! So funny, I actually saw it some mood board today and thought, 'neeeed that skirt! wonder where it's from?!" -- and here you are, directing me!! Thank you!

  14. I like look #4 usually. I have sooo many scarves. They are great for covering up unexciting tops :)

  15. Oh my gosh, yes. One of my coworkers is always making fun of me for wearing scarves because "it's not that cold!" Scarves are my favorite accessories, but guys just don't understand that they are for more than just keeping your neck warm. They really do spice up an outfit!

  16. I found your blog off's forum! I love Pinterest! I also am a big scarf fan since it's an easy accessory, especially during the winter months! I’m excited to follow you and see your upcoming posts! Check out my recent blog at
    XO Courtney


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