HOW TO TIE A BLANKET SCARF tutorial!!!!!
And fyi, there’s lots of scarf talk today again…but after today, I promise to take a break from scarves.
In fact, Wednesday is all about the kids.
I have a Christmas craft (I know, I’m not a crafty person either), but you will love this one!
I also have some great Christmas present suggestions for the kiddos!
I teased the below picture last Wednesday with THIS scarf, and I’m not going to lie, I was strangely proud of my cute little graphic.
Let’s please all try to be impressed for just a second before moving on.
Dig deep if you have to.
It’s okay. Take your time.
frye boots HERE
So I wore the outfit last week.
Because the graphic told me to.
The scarf MADE the outfit. Obviously.
LOFT colorblock sweater HERE (I’m wearing a small.)
/dark wash jeans HERE / blanket scarf HERE
studs HERE/ cushion cut bracelet c/o HERE / gold spike bracelet HERE / similar watch HERE
frye boots HERE
On Friday’s post I talked about the fact that blanket scarves can be intimidating and a little scary because there is just sooooo much fabric! I also promised you ladies a simple tutorial in hopes to demystify the blanket scarf!
I even made this next graphic in hopes that you ladies would PIN THIS BABY LIKE CRAZY!
Just hover over the picture until the “pin it” graphic pops up and
then simply pin it to one of your boards! If you do that, it will be at your fingertips whenever you are actually trying to tie your blanket scarf before heading out the door! It should come in handy! 🙂
Purely fyi: It took me about 20 minutes to write out the 4 SIMPLE steps you are about to read below. TWENTY. MINUTES.
Wish I was kidding.
I of course knew how I did it, but for some reason it was SO HARD for me to put it into words!
I hope the steps help you!
Even if they don’t, just act like they do….m’kay?
Please and thank you.
And here’s what you need to know about blanket scarves….
once you learn how to tie one, you’ll want to wear it all the time.
And to go to the mall earlier in the week I wore the same outfit, but with my UGG cardy lattice boots HERE.
I wore the scarf.
And the boots.
I couldn’t help it.
I’m powerless against this scarf and these boots.
I just added my leopard belt (similar HERE), and my Barrington bag c/o (it’s the Floretine leather St. Anne tote HERE).
*Sidenote, this tote isn’t cheap (it’s $250), but it’s an AMAZING bag and would make a fantastic gift!
AND I’VE GOT A SECRET FOR YOU: BARRINGTON BAGS IS HAVING A SUPER SECRET PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Not many people know about it yet, but a small number of bloggers got permission to share it!
Shop for 10% OFF with the code CYBER10!
Check out everything Barrington HERE, and my favorite bag is HERE .
If you don’t go the leather route, remember you can choose your own pattern and color combination!
So, I set out to find some additional blanket scarf options for you.
But I came up short.
I know they are everywhere, but I’ve heard rumblings here and there about certain blanket scarves shedding like crazy! I didn’t want to blog about one I didn’t have first hand knowledge of (in case it was one of the shedding ones), so for now we are just going to stick to the ones I talked about Friday.
If you saw Friday’s post, you can just skip over the next part of this post…but don’t miss the Santa Alerts at the end! 🙂
Click HERE for all of the scarves in the collage below!
They’re all the new BIG scarves ….and D, E, and F are all blanket scarves).
Now remember, if you aren’t a scarf person, the blanket scarves might be a
little too much for you to handle.
(If you want to see me style A, B, and D…click HERE for Friday’s post.)
Now, this is a little off topic…but I thought I would try to search “blanket scarves” at Nordstrom.
When doing so, I found this next little gem.
Find the Blanket Wrap HERE.
It’s $44, and I’m a huge fan of the pattern and the color combo!
If you love the look of a blanket scarf, but still feel like its going to suffocate you or eat your face (even after my handy dandy 4-step tutorial), then this could be a good option for you to get the same warm and cozy look!
Now if you remember, Friday’s post was called “The Perfect Pairing” and was all about pairing cardigans with scarves! Click HERE to see the full post.
But I think these pictures prove that as far as my feelings go about scarves and cardigans together?!?
Well, I’M THEIR BIGGEST FAN.
All the scarves in the pics are sold out 🙁 , but some of the other items are still available.
cardigan a no longer available / cardigan b HERE / cardigan C no longer available
AG jeans similar HERE / grey jeans sold out, but similar HERE / AG jeans similar HERE
leopard belt HERE
*If you’ll notice, the leopard belt is an important part of each outfit!
booties HERE / over-the-knee boots HERE / leopard flats HERE
c) chunky rainbow knit HERE / d) navy buffalo plaid scarf HERE / e) leopard ombre HERE
f) red check knit scarf HERE / g) plaid scarf HERE (on sale)
h) black and white houndstooth HERE / i) floral scarf HERE / j) sole society plaid scarf HERE
And I found THIS “plaid picnic blanket” scarf HERE late Sunday night!
Okay, enough about scarves!
Now that the “How To Tie A Blanket Scarf” portion of our programming is over today, I’ve got two more things to share before you go.
Let’s start off with some Santa Alerts!
Click HERE for the new bracelets from Sequin!
They come in 9 colors/themes.
And if you look in the background, you can see how they are packaged up in these cute little round packages that make gift giving easy!
So soooo pretty!
And my love of Hunter Boots is no secret.
In fact, I got my red ones last year for Christmas from my in-laws!
I’m betting there is somebody in your life that would FLIP over a pair of Hunters.
Mine are the original high gloss HERE in pillar box red.
Pillar Box Red is sold out, but Military Red is not! Yay!
Or if one of your peeps already has the boots, but maybe needs the socks…click HERE.
I’ve actually got one more option for you for rain boots.
Now, I’ve never tried these from Joules for myself, but the online reviews are great.
If you are wanting a cute pair of rain boots, but know you would never ever shell out the $ for Hunters, click HERE for this precious option from Joules.
They also come in a navy floral pattern and a black with cute little bees on them!
These would also be a great option for teenage daughters.
Personally, I’m SUPER LOYAL to my Hunters, but these might be a good option for others!
I will tell you this, once you have and wear rain boots, you will have NO IDEA how you ever functioned on a rainy day without them.
Last thing….I need to announce the winner of the Erin Condren acrylic tray!
And the winner is…..
Tiffany, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!!!!
And remember…to see ALL of my 2014 Santa Alerts, click HERE.
See you back here on Wednesday!
I’d like to invite you to come back here on Black Friday and Cyber Monday before you do your shopping.
So, don’t go shopping by yourself, that’s no fun!
Throw on your pajamas, grab a cup of hot chocolate, plop yourself down on the couch and we will go shopping together!
I will be highlighting TONS of retailers (not just my favorites) in hopes to streamline your online shopping and make it as easy and stress free as possible.