Great (& Inexpensive!) Blanket Scarf Roundup

Blanket scarves are something that initially overwhelmed me, until I tried it out for myself.  Once I figured out how to wear them, they quickly became one of my favorite cold weather accessories! For someone who runs cold but also has to chase around (aka keep from committing suicide) three toddlers, sometimes heavy layers aren’t ideal. Blanket scarves are a great way to add some texture and color to an outfit!

There are a lot of tutorials to show you how to wrap them if it is a new item for you (see here and here – also total sidenote, but these girls are also great ones to follow!). Most of these are under $10 and I own (and love!) one of them! Now to choose which one to add to my collection…

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Top Left This looks so cozy! And the colors could be tied into so many outfits.

Top Center I love the colors on this! The maroon is perfect for fall/winter wardrobes.

Top Right Sometimes simple is better! I love the texture on this and this is a perfect neutral.

Middle Left This is the one I have and love and wear all the time!

Middle Center I reeeally love this one! I love the camel and black combo.

Middle Right This is really similar to another blanket scarf that I have and wear all the time! The pale ocean blue is gorgeous.

Lower Left Another good, simple scarf! This would be so great with a holiday outfit. Great texture!

Lower Center No, this one I need! The colors in this are amazing!

Lower Right OK. This one. I definitely need this one. A plaid doesn’t get much better than this!

Have you tried the blanket scarf trend? Do you love them as much as I do? Which one of these is your favorite? Share with me below!

 

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Summer Fades to Fall – Transitioning Your Wardrobe

summer fades to fall

transitioning your wardrobe

Here in New England, we are in that weird time of year where we will have a super hot 80-degree day, and the next is 55 and cold. Even on those hot days, the mornings are chilly and it is hard to dress appropriately. I also don’t like to spend a ton of money on my wardrobe. I mean, of course I like to shop, but due to the whole budget thing (see husband, I do try and be frugal!), I also try and maximize what I already have. Going from summer to fall makes it easy to borrow clothes from one season to the next!

how to do double duty

When transitioning into the next season, make your clothes do double duty! A simple way I make my clothes work for me is by layering on top of my summer tops. By adding the extra layer, it helps ward off the chills on those cool mornings. And then I have a layer I can remove in the afternoon (because chasing little kids around= immediately overheating). This basic tank is my go-to in the summer, and I don’t think I will stop wearing it any time soon! Just switch out your shorts for some jeans, add some cute booties and a statement necklace and you have a simple yet stylish outfit.

I need to mention these jeans specifically too- they are all I’ve worn lately! They are so comfortable and fit great. They look more expensive than they really are. Go try them on; you’ll thank me! I have them in the distressed version too. (Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for direct links to these items or similar ones!).

 

If you ever wonder who I am laughing at in my pictures, usually it is my friend Jenn at From the Family with Love. I am not totally comfortable being in front of the camera, and she helps me not take myself too seriously  😉 Here she is!

Gorgeous, isn’t she?

 

 

Tory Burch Fall 2017—a modern take on Tory's Philadelphia heritage—now at NORDSTROM.

Recreate the look here:

Similar top here

Similar booties (Mine are the same brand)

Pictures by Jenn and Bekah

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My Amazon Wish List

Let’s be real here. Christmastime is a wonderful time of year for giving, but that also means receiving, right? I figured I would share what is on my wish list (cough Marcus cough) and maybe provide some inspiration for gift giving for the woman/friend in your life. Here’s what’s on my Amazon list this year! (Affiliate links used)

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 [eafl id=721 name=”echo dot” text=”Echo Dot”] / [eafl id=723 name=”socks” text=”socks”] / [eafl id=724 name=”DW watch” text=”watch”] / [eafl id=726 name=”yhl book” text=”book”] / [eafl id=728 name=”sneakers” text=”sneakers”] / [eafl id=729 name=”leggings” text=”leggings”] / [eafl id=730 name=”boot socks” text=”boot socks”] / [eafl id=732 name=”blanket scarff” text=”Blanket scarves”] / [eafl id=733 name=”puffer” text=”puffer jacket”] / [eafl id=719 name=”pom pom hat” text=”pom pom hat”] / [eafl id=734 name=”belgian waffle maker” text=”waffle maker”] / [eafl id=735 name=”cheese board” text=”cheese board”] / [eafl id=736 name=”lace extender” text=”lace extender”]

I am OBSESSED with my [eafl id=722 name=”echo” text=”Echo”]. Well, it’s actually Marcus’ Echo he got for Christmas last year… But seriously people, you need this! It’s basically a personal assistant. I stream music all day, add items to my shopping list, and check the weather. You need this, therefore you need the [eafl id=721 name=”echo dot” text=”Echo Dot”]. That way you can do all of the above in any room of your house! Done. Order it.

I like to wear taller socks in the winter when I am around the house. These [eafl id=723 name=”socks” text=”socks”] are perfect! Great stocking stuffer too. Great fit and super cute!

This [eafl id=724 name=”DW watch” text=”watch”]. Oh how I have lusted after it for so long. If your girl is a fashion enthusiast, she will love this. Guaranteed. Also comes in a [eafl id=725 name=”mens DW watch” text=”watch”] I bought for Marcus last Christmas! He wears his all the time, so I promise it would be a big hit.

Have you followed Young House Love over the years? I was an avid follower from (almost) the very beginning. If you like to decorate your home, this [eafl id=666 name=”YHL book” text=”book”] is a great tool to guide you!

These [eafl id=728 name=”sneakers” text=”sneakers”] are adorable. Lately I’ve been into the really simple sneaker look. If your girl works out (or just loves the Athleisure trend) then these are a great buy!

Also trending with athletic gear are mesh [eafl id=729 name=”leggings” text=”leggings”]. These are sooooo adorable! Cute and great ventilation. Ha!

My mom gifted me my [eafl id=731 name=”hunter boots” text=”Hunter boots”] for my birthday this year and I wear them more then I thought I would! Love. So naturally, I need a pair of [eafl id=730 name=”boot socks” text=”boot socks”] to accompany them. Please and thank you.

[eafl id=732 name=”blanket scarff” text=”Blanket scarves”] are also new the past couple years. And while it is like wearing a blanket on your neck (my husband nicely reminded me when I wore it last week), who will be laughing when you are snuggly warm and they aren’t?! That’s right. Add to the cart.

I like to wear a thin but warm jacket when I go to the gym in the morning. The one I have I love, but is showing it’s age. [eafl id=733 name=”puffer” text=”This”] is a really cute option! Plus a hood because snow. It’s coming.

I am a bit of a winter accessory hoarder. Do I really need [eafl id=719 name=”pom pom hat” text=”this”] hat too? Yes.

I thought for most of my life that I was a pancake lover. Earlier this year I made waffles instead of my normal pancakes… How could I have been so wrong? Waffles are life. I have a thin waffle maker, but I need to [eafl id=734 name=”belgian waffle maker” text=”get this”] and make big Belgian waffles. Even better!

Charcuterie is my weakness. I could eat my weight in a cheese plate for every meal and be totally ok with it. (My waistline, however, would not be.) [eafl id=735 name=”cheese board” text=”This”] one is really cute! Perfect for holiday parties.

Lace extenders have been around for a bit now. I am not sure how I don’t own one yet? [eafl id=736 name=”lace extender” text=”This”] would be really cute thrown under a simple sweater to dress it up a little bit, or to add length to a shirt to make it acceptable over leggings. Because we all know my [eafl id=737 name=”leggings” text=”leggings”] addiction….

 

Are you paying attention, boyfriends and husbands? Hopefully this provides some inspiration. Let me know what you think and bought! And make sure to report back and tell me how much she loves it.

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