Sweater-Target (can get all sweaters 10% off with cartwheel app this week) // Scarf-c/o Dottie Q
It’s officially scarf season! And anyone who knows me, knows I love scarfs. I will wear them year round but love chunky knits for fall and winter. Yes, I love scarfs because they keep me warm, but I also love scarfs because they are easy to throw on with any outfit and take the outfit a little further. Throwing on a scarf over a sweater (chunky or not) makes the whole #ootd just a little more chic. With scarves you have endless possibilities. They come in different patterns, materials and most of them can be styled several different ways.
I have fallen in love with scarves from Dottie Q. Not only are they in beautiful knits, but the colors are just perfect. I love this grass color that I have since green is every where for Fall fashion. Of course you can get your regular style infinity scarf from Dottie Q but she offers something a little more exciting, a scarf necklace. This scarf (styled above) can be worn several different ways; we all know I love something that can be styled numerous ways. The scarf can be worn long with the wrap part at the nape of the neck or showing for a textural view. The scarf can be worn layered just like you would a necklace. You can take half of the scarf and loop it around your neck. Wearing the scarf long and layered actually allows for you to wear necklaces for an even more layered and textural look. Or you can double the whole scarf for a bundled up look. The possibilities are endless with this scarf.
Dottie Q scarves are all handmade and available on Etsy or on her website. She also offers boot socks and hand muffs. All of her pieces are as eco-friendly as possible, and she uses recycled mailing supplies. The best part of this shop; Dottie Q donates a percentage to Tenth Life Cat Rescue in St. Louis. You know that appealed to the cat lover in me!
Don’t forget to enter my Fall date night/ Spooky date night Giveaway!.
Shorts-DIY // Shirt-Target // Scarf-Target // Sandals-Kohls (old) // Sunnies-Forever 21
It’s finally the unofficial mark of Summer! I hope all of you had a great Memorial Day weekend and are ready for Summer! This is actually the outfit I wore for a cookout yesterday but more importantly I am showing that you can wear a scarf during the summer months. The first thing you need to do in order to wear a scarf in the summer is pick the perfect summer scarf; you will need to look for a scarf that is extremely lightweight (where you can pretty much see through it), look for summer colors in the scarf, and try avoiding infinity scarves. I really like this one from Target and of course this is the one I’m wearing. When wearing a scarf in Summer, I like to make sure my hair is up and the scarf isn’t too close to my neck. A simple loose loop or just wearing the scarf open will do the trick. I think this a great way to show a boho chic style, have a stylish extra layer on cooler summer nights, plus it’s a very affordable way to add some style to your closet for summer! Do you wear scarves in the summer?.
Tank-Belk // Jeans-Old Navy // Cardigan-Union // Flats-Target // Scarf-Charlotte Russe // Necklace-Minx // Ring-Boutique in Outer Banks // Bracelets-Pandora & Gift // Clutch-Union //
This weekend there was a live art demonstration at the Grovewood Gallery at the Grove Park Inn by JP Sullivan so of course I wanted to stop in and take a look. The Gallery also has locally made furniture, dishes, jewelry and different types of media art. Since viewing something artsy I wanted to make my outfit look artsy. I took basic skinnies and a basic mustard top and added pops of leopard, turquoise and silver with my accessories. Everything came together to make a really cute outfit. Since it was so beautiful out, I made a surprise stop at the Bywater for a yummy local beer. Hope all you loves had a great weekend!