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Springtime Scarves

April 12, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

Along with my addictions to tea and Alexa Chung, I can’t live without scarves.  They’re one of the few accessories that I wear consistently (like more than necessary), whether it be in the dead of winter (cue cowl-necked wools) or the breezy nights of summer (gauzy linens).  And though I’m a fan of all different varieties, from chunky knits to thin cottons, I certainly have my favorites.

For example, I love when a scarf is so thick and overpowering that you can barely see over the vast amount of fabric that’s engulfing your entire upper body.  Yet at the same time, the material is thin and totally breathable.  Light yet bulky.  Extra points if it’s gauzy in texture.

You might not think this kind of scarf is wearable in the springtime.  Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s perfectly acceptable to accessorize with scarves in the warm weather as long as you’re wearing the appropriate versions!  You don’t want to suffocate in an explosion of 100% wool, trust me.  Light Merino wool, on the other hand?  Crème de la crème of spring shawls.

Other fabrics that are great for the spring and summer: gauzy linen, cashmere-linen blends, pashmina, and cotton.  They’re breezy, breathable, and totally functional.

Here are the scarves (pictured above) that I’m majorly lusting after this spring:

Virginia Johnson Shawl in Camel Beet, $195

Rachel Roy Crinkle Gauze Scarf in Green, $28

Lovequotes Scarf in Papaya, $88

Linen Me Garza Scarf in Nougat, $30

Calypso Orchid Scarf in Deco, $95

J. Crew Shimmer Stripe Wrap, $55

OMG, I love.

November 2, 2009

Filed Under : STYLE

look I know I just posted about doitinparis.com, but la femme in their newest illustration is wearing a TUBE SCARF.

I just about died! Whenever I see someone (in this case, a 2-dimensional someone) wearing something I want in a really chic and unique way, it instantly makes me want it more. Must find a black tube!

Scarf Season

October 22, 2009

Filed Under : STYLE


Bottom line, my favorite seasons are fall and winter. No disrespect to summer and spring but the blistering sun freckles my face and blooming flowers rile up my allergies like no other. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hot weather – I live in Southern California for goodness sake. But there’s something about wintery weather that puts a smile on my face. It means only one thing: LAYERING UP!

Cardigans, sweaters, long tees, flannel shirts, blazers, peacoats, leather jackets – all perfect tools in the art of layering. But, by far, my absolute FAVORITE layering tool is scarves. Every year, I look for new and interesting patterns and shapes to add to my diverse collection. When on a scarf hunt, one of the first places I look is J.Crew’s sister company, Madewell. Not only is Madewell my favorite brand for clothing, but they also have the BEST collection of scarves. If you want to see this collection with your own eyes, you have to visit one of their retail stores (California locations include Century City Mall and Americana at Brand).

This year, I have my eyes on a tube scarf. I’ve looked high and low for one of these babies for the past few weeks and let me tell you, they are hard to find! But of course Madewell came through for me in the form of their heather oatmeal funnel scarf (pictured). It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. There’s something about this scarf that looks so comfy and warm! I would wear one right now if it wasn’t 85 degrees outside.

[Image via FabSugar]