Okay, I’m not going to lie to you. Styling my blanket scarf for today’s post was not as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, trying to style it kind of turned into a comedy routine, with me eventually falling on the floor, laughing hysterically. I tried and I tied (yes, I meant to say tied :) ) and I even looked for help on Youtube. (Come on, I know you’ve done this too :) ) and still, I couldn’t get the thing to cooperate. Why, I wondered, weren’t my corners lining up like hers? Why did my inverted triangle make me look like I was wearing a giant bib? Honestly, I should have recorded my umpteen attempts at securing the gigantic scarf, all while trying not to look like Granny Moses. Not sure that I succeeded but I ended up going with a more subdued look (okay, and easier, for sure). Instead of the traditional front drape that you typically see, I employed a kilt pin to create a pseudo-poncho look. Not only did it work for my style aesthetic it also kept me toasty warm on what turned out to be a pretty blustery fall day. Remember, I’m the queen of uncomplicated dressing. Anything that takes too long to put on or that overwhelms my frame will probably not make the cut in my regular wardrobe rotation. That said, I’ve been admiring all the fabulous plaid derivations of this particular accessory for a while now and am thrilled that I was able to create a look that works for me. Bonus points for all the laughs I will inevitably have when wearing this scarf.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend wherever in the world you happen to be. Make it a good one! xox-M
Blanket Scarf (more great options here and here and here) // Cashmere Cableknit Turtleneck: Vince // Denim // Booties // Saddle Bag: Bally // Sunglasses
Linking up with: Jennie // Rachel // Lauren // Heather // Adi & Jessica // Jolynne // Christie // Tara // Vicki
Ha, I had the same thing happen when I was trying to style one of my larger ones. You did this so well!
Straight A Style
Love how you styled this gorgeous blanket scarf. Your sweater is gorgeous, too.
Have a great weekend, Mary! <3 Ada.
This scarf is gorgeous – absolutely love the colours and the style! :)
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I dont own a blanket scarf yet, but dont worry Mary, I am sure I would experience the same thing! Love how it looks draped, beautiufl colors and those booties are TDF!
Enjoy your weekend.
This is such a gorgeous scarf! You look beautiful and these pics are amazing. :)
I love how you styled that plaid scarf.
Love this look – I’m a huge fan of plaid, and I love how you layered these pieces. Have a great weekend!
Love this look…
I have fought with a scarf before! :)
Well, you ended up styling it perfectly!
I love the colors in this beautiful plaid! And I also loved that you made me laugh out loud!
You styled the scarf so well! I love it pinned!
Doused In Pink
Oh so wonderful!
I would struggle with this too! :) However, you did it so beautifully! I love, love, love this look!
what a lovely look, mary! gorgeous scarf, and a beautiful fall day as your backdrop.
Loving the blanket scarf trend as well! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
I Love this denim look of yours and how you kept it all simple with minimum accessories. You look lovely
xoxo – Style.. A Pastiche
I think you came up with a very cool way to wear this blanket scarf, which I love btw. It looks super cozy. Love those booties too!
Mary, I’m so glad to hear I’m not alone with the mishaps of the ever-talked-about blanket scarves. I see all these beautiful women wearing them so naturally and then I try to wrap myself up in mine and I feel as if I’m being drowned or folded inside. Couldn’t agree more with the inverted triangle. But I do have to thank you for coming to my rescue and giving me a wonderful way of wearing these. You look fantastic!
Love the “behind the scenes” commentary! You always look so adorable in anything!
I need a lesson in tying a blanket scarf. Haha!
Yes, I have peaked on Youtube for scarf help. I like the simple way you’re wearing yours. What I discovered, the less I think about styling it, the more cool it looks. So now, I just haphazardly toss is around my neck and it manages to look effortlessly cool, and like I planned it that way. Go figure.
I’m so glad I’m not alone in not knowing how to work the blanket scarf. They always look so cool and then when I give it a try it looks awful. I think you did a great job with yours. I love the plaid print. You look fantastic in this outfit. You are making me want to give blanket scarves another try. Thanks for sharing your funny story with us.
Beautiful photos and I am loving that skirt!
Eleventh & Sixteenth
I’m happy to hear this, because I bought a blanket scarf last year and never wore it because I found it so bulky and complicated. I never thought of wearing it as a poncho. This looks amazing. I will have to find a large pin and try this look. TFS!
Love this outfit. The fall background is beautiful, too!
Love this blanket scarf! I hope to see you at tomorrow’s link up!
But it looks fantastic on you! I think you need to just throw these on without over thinking (that would be me!) Being only 5’2 I haven’t attempted to wear a cape yet. But trust me this looks fabulous on you
you look great! loving your blanket scarf!
Well, seems like your struggling paid off after all! You outfit looks quite effortless and natural!
I love the way the styling of this blanket scarf turned out. It looks lovely on you & really shows off the plaid pattern!
I love blanket scarves and this one looks wonderful on you!
My blanket scarves give me fits too haha! We should form a “How do I tie this the umpteenth time?” club haha! I love the colors in it though.
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