Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Blanket Scarf All Dressed Up







Blanket scarf, identical style. // Sweater, French Connection, similar styles 1. 2. 3. 4.

Faux leather leggings, Express, similar style on sale. // Bag, Kate Spade, similar styles 1. 2. 3. 4.

Heels, Joe's, similar style. // Gloves, Ralph Lauren. // Lip color, MAC in Fanfare.

These are all really #basic pieces that I've been wearing all winter long. Most of my closet consists of separates and simple dresses in neutral colors that I can always grab for daytime or pair with more statement-making pieces at night. I use the term "neutral" loosely, as neutral can mean any color that serves as a canvas and doesn't really clash with (most) anything else. Modern neutrals include navy/cobalt, blush, olive, metallics, and even animal print, not just black, white, and tans.

Building a wardrobe of can't-go-wrong basics will save you time and money in the long run. It's just easier to pull a solid sweater in the morning when you're in a hurry, and those things can always be jazzed up with accessories in colors and prints. I've been wearing this scarf with more casual looks like jeans and flat boots. It's actually taken me a while to see that it also makes a noticeable and less expected nighttime accessory too. I was afraid the blanket scarf would become overdone very quickly since it was the OMG MUST HAVE ONE NOW accessory this year, but I think because of the classic tartan pattern it might really have some staying power.

I've been thinking of doing a skin care post soon, but a new (my last) semester started this week so we'll have to see how that goes. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but if anyone has been considering law school and wants to talk, please feel free to comment or Facebook message me with your email so we can get in touch.


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  1. Where did you get this scarf? I'm thinking toward spring and keeping warm..... Concerts on the lawn, early mornings on the way to work. The weather can be so unpredictable.

  2. The scarf is awesome! Love the outfit to include those great ankle strap heels. ;)