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I got this Rainbow Pashmina Paisley scarf compliments of Iristy the other day and paired it with my new faux fur leg warmers (I am currently obsessed with Russian styles, so I’ve been looking for a lot of Instagram inspiration on that). My mother-in-law looked at me and said, “Aww, you look like an Eskimo!” Not too long ago Rob and I were watching an episode of Malcolm in the Middle where Francis comes home with his new Eskimo wife to show his parents. Rob said I could play an Eskimo, and I wasn’t really sure how to take it. I do like snow and igloos and wolves as my ride, but that doesn’t mean a thing…
After looking at these photos, I immediately thought of a somewhat drab and toned down Rainbrow Brite. This scarf is better than how it looks on the website! It looks short on their storefront, but this reached down to just above my knees! I am 5’5″ (of course with these wedges on, I am about 5’8″), so you can see how wide and long this scarf actually is. I’ve been avoiding adding anything too bright to fit in my wardrobe’s new direction. I was afraid that this scarf might clash with that, but it really didn’t. This scarf is as sexy as Bollywood.
I forgot to take photos of the other side of this scarf. It wasn’t even mentioned on Iristy’s site that this is completely reversible. On the one side, it is rainbow. On the other, it is tan. It is equally magnificent. The texture of this is like velvet. I love it! This was the outfit I had on underneath. I like to wrap big scarves around me and fastening them down with a belt just like this.
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Right after reviewing some beautiful light scarves to wear all year round, here are trendy scarves that you can wear for this winter. Let me introduce you to Adi Bakshi scarves on a fashion site Coolil. I know a lot of the more crafty girls like to make these on their own, but for relatively inexpensive scarves like these, I’d rather just buy one. It saves me time and effort that I can put into other things—which is my philosophy for many things. It truly worked for me, but it was hard to break the habit of DIY.
So here’s your chance to win a cute and quality scarf with the color of your choice by Adi Bakshi. There will be 3 winners with 1 scarf each! If you don’t win, hey just buy one—it’s easy on your pocket! Below is the video tutorial by Adi Bakshi, and beneath that is the entry form for the giveaway.
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This giveaway is based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! The giveaway is open to all (US and international) and will end on Sunday, December 30th at 12 am EST.
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If a “silk” scarf is being sold brand new for about $5, I start to wonder if it really is made of silk. I always thought that silk was such a luxury material, and I can’t really tell whether the silk is genuine. Well, designer Joan Reese has an Etsy shop that showcases her beautiful original hand-painted silk scarf creations. She also tries to educate consumers on what is real vs. what isn’t really silk on her Youtube page.
I don’t know about you, but I wear even my lighter scarves all year round. That’s because even when your winter coat is off, a scarf is a nice addition to your overall outfit. I don’t ever put away my lighter scarves away once the season gets colder, because I can also wear them as a head or hair piece.
Joan’s scarves are elegant, unique, 100% silk made from French imported dyes (colors stay permanent), and can be washed in cool water and shampoo. They are all individually signed, hand-hemmed, and are long enough to do all sorts of styling with (11″x60″).
If you feel like giving a wonderful woman in your life this Christmas an original scarf creation, Joan also accepts personalization. Receive 10% off when you become a fan of hers on Facebook.
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My husband Rob and I owned this book called The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana that was recently purchased by The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. So I took a couple of pictures with it before bidding it farewell. If you ever visit the museum’s library, you can look for it and let me know that you did!
In these shots, I had my hair in a bun wrapped in the Luxe Silk Voile Scarf, made from Prada cotton silk voile, courtesy of The Style Underground. If you haven’t entered the giveaway for a scarf or hat of your own, it is ending at the end of the next week, so do so soon!
I guess this is the first time you’ve probably seen me wear a scarf this way. I don’t really wear scarves covering the majority of my head all too often, because I have super thick hair, so having a scarf on during the summer is suicide. I hadn’t had a scarf this light until this one came along, so I am definitely reconsidering my initial thought about scarves for the warmer days. I am a huge fan of scarves in general, though, because they are so versatile. I like to wear them around my neck or as bows, as you probably know by now. What are some of the ways you wear scarves—any favorites?
I’ll need to catch up on a lot of things online. I’ve been MIA around here for some time now! Rob and I have been working on a lot fun projects these past few months, doing what we love to do and being productive at the same time. One of the things we have worked on and completed is the video game The Last Defense of Our Time for the iPhone/iPad. Rob made the music for it, 8-bit style (like original Nintendo music), and it sounds great! The game has had its ups and downs, because it used to crash all the time before even loading in some of the older iDevices. A new update has been made to fix the error, and it should be-a-runnin’ smooth now. I’ll have to write an official post introducing it very soon. In the meantime, check it out, please! Also, check out Rob’s soundtrack for the game.