Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Scarf Tutorial: The Finale

Update: The Giveaway is now closed!


Yeah, you read right, a giveaway! I totally missed February's giveaway, so I'll make this month a good one :). But first, let's get down to business with all of these scarves! What on earth am I going to do with so many? Well, I'd planned on spending the morning going 'style' crazy, but plans came up (yay for time spent with other adults!!!) and my time got cut short. So, here are a few of the looks I came up with for some of these scarves, and a round of mixing and matching.

Let's start with the mix-n-match, shall we? I started out with this gray silk (thrifted) top as a base. Basic, easy, perfect for brightening up. I threw on a mustard 'scarf' that I'd made by cutting off the neck and armholes of an old top, and paired it with the sweater turned scarf. I love this, and will wear this combo in the fall.

Then I got going with my braided/t-shirt yarn scarves. I love the lavender and pale pink together (so pretty) as well as the two floral silk scarves! Another fave combo is the lavender braid over this purple scarf seen on the right...

Or is it a scarf? Nope! I thrifted this nightgown brand new but never wear it...though I'm liking it belted and bloused. I think I love it more as a scarf, though ;).

Then I got to styling. I started with the lavender and polka-dot mix and decided I should throw another print in there with this thrifted floral maxi. An army green jacket tones it down for cool days, or I can go bare arms in the summer and let the scarves stand out!

Next, I put on this thrifted silk dress...in my favorite color!!!! But, I didn't love the scarves as much with this one. I threw on the cobalt blue, which was fine, another bold silk scarf layered with polka-dots, and then the mustard and blue floral braid. Meh. I think I'd love the floral silk scarves with this, but I didn't try that combo.

This next scarf will be less conducive for the mix-n-match aspect as it already has so much going on. And I like it just as it is with this silk coral top (thrifted and refashioned).

As I ran out of time, I threw on a pair of jeans I'd bleach tie-dyed, a blush sweater that I thrifted this week, and the sweater/braid/lace scarf, then the tribal/lace infinity scarf. I'm kind of in love with this sweater...the loose knit makes it perfect for the days that are cool but warming up, the color is just so pretty and scarves bring it all to life :).

And now, for the giveaway!!! Ok, so all you need to do is leave a comment letting me know what you liked, didn't like, whatever (though, make it constructive, please) ;) and you will be entered to win your very own scarf! You can pick a certain style, or mix-n-match a couple of pieces that you like and give me specifics on colors/patterns/prints that you like. And I'll custom make a scarf for ya! This is only open to readers in the U.S. (for now, I'll go international eventually, promise!) and you have until Tuesday, March 18th at 9 a.m. EST to enter. Good luck!

Peace,
Andrea

9 comments:

  1. I liked all of them! My favorite is the original mint green w/lace. You have given me so many ideas. Great Job!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! My personal favorite as well ;)

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  2. I agree w Becky...the original is phenom! They all rock, but that one is my fave. I have a thing for lace.
    Are the suitcases in the background up for grabs?? Love. ;)

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    1. Haha, like the suitcases? We found them at an estate sale for $40 :) Great fabric storage. I hear ya, Betsy, love that original scarf!

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  3. I agree with Betsy. I too love old suitcases!

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    1. Aren't they fab?! My husband was actually the one that spotted them, then had to convince me to get them as we already have another trio (non-matching) that house cables, headphones, etc next to our T.V. console. Can't hide things as easily when you rent and have an open console...need to find a new console with doors! All this to say, I'm glad he convinced me as these have been so great for fabric storage :)

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  4. I'm with the others. The original is my fave because I like the texture of the lace and the colors. The others I like tend to be the chunkier ones. I also like the idea of layering them. I never think of things like that myself!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Bethany! Seems that original is a fave ;) I love experimenting, and wish I'd had a bit more time to play around with combinations for this post. Hope this gets you thinking!

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