September 17, 2015

A Plaid Pseudo Cardigan







White turtleneck: Target (similar here and here)  |  Jeans: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here)  |  Plaid scarf: Forever 21  |  Red studded flats: Halogen  |  Pearl cluster necklace: Forever 21 (similar here) |  Wood watch: c/o JORD 


Scarves- you can tie them in a knot, you can them in a bow. You can even fashion them into tops, skirts, or dresses. Personally, I don't live that far out on the edge. One poorly tied knot, a good yank from a mischievous toddler or a particularly determined gust of wind and you're suddenly putting on an involuntary strip show. Call me crazy, but I prefer my seams sewn and child-proof.

You may have noticed that my outfits have been more fall-appropriate of late. This hasn't always been comfortable given that it is still summer and I live in Utah, so it's still 80-90 degrees most of the time. But it may be that my recent clothing practices have acted as some sort of cold weather rain dance as the past couple of days have been cold and cloudy. Given that most of my cardigans, jackets, and coats are still packed away, the job of warmth provision fell upon the plaid, fringed, non-existent shoulders of my newest scarf.

During the last two falls, I debated over whether to purchase a Zara blanket scarf. Were they gorgeous? Definitely. But there was an excessive saturation of them in the blogging world so I always found myself zipping up my wallet and walking away from my computer with head bowed, a la George Michael from Arrested Development.


Also, while visually appealing, the blanket scarves looked pretty darn cumbersome. If you thought a turtleneck was bad, wearing one of those would be a thousand times worse. An elephantneck. You would have as much of a chance of seeing your toes as a pregnant woman.

I think the scarf I'm wearing here is pretty decent substitute. No, it's not quite as big. But it is plaid. It is neutral toned which makes it easy to style. And I can instantly transform it into a pseudo cardigan with the simple addition of a belt... okay, you can do that with the Zara scarf too.

Oh, and it was six dollars. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.


Linking up with: Look What I Got, WIWT, Labour of Fashion, Thursday Fashion Files, Fab Favorites, Casual Friday, Favorite Fashion Friday, Passion 4 Fashion, Friday Favorites

20 comments:

  1. Love this scarf belted! Totally transforms it; looking lovely, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thanks! I thought it would be fun to try something new!

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  2. I like this scarf. I like that it isn't too big but it still looks like it can keep you warm.

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  3. I NEED to try belting a scarf like this. It's an awesome look! I love that turtleneck with the pearls.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! It's a fun way to mix things up!

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  4. Loving how versatile your scarf is.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  5. Such a cool way to style a scarf - totally looks like a cardigan! Love the flats as well

    Happy Medley

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    1. Thank you! That's the effect I was going for! Glad it worked!

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  6. 6 dollars for that? wow!! LOVE it on you! you certainly are a winner winner chicken dinner ;)

    sierradanielle.com

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  7. So cute! I never thought of belting a scarf like that. Your facebook preview of 'the scarf that almost broke my heart ' totally grabbed me, I was curious! And I love your George Michael reference :)

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    1. Thanks! It was the first time I'd ever though to belt one! Ha ha I guess I should title all my posts like this!

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  8. You did a beautiful job with layering! Very inspirational look for fall and I love the warm colors.
    Red Reticule

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  9. I love so cozy, warm and chic outfit of yours!!! Super cute
    http://www.glamourbyzee.com

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  10. Such an inspiring way to re-use a scarf! You look so pretty!

    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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