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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scarf necklace

Last week I spotted a post at exPress-o featuring a scarf knotted into a necklace, and knew I had to try it out as soon as possible. Sometimes I feel a little stumped as to how to fashion those great square silk scarfs to be found in droves at thrift stores. Either a little too old fashioned, or bank robber-y, they can have their styling pitfalls.
scarf
I decided to forgo symmetry, and also decided to add my starfish ring to top off one of the knots, then I added a second necklace for more polish.
Scarf necklace
Since the scarf I chose was blue, yellow, and white, I of course went to my nautical place with the rest of the outfit. I love nautically inspired outfits. Maybe because I live across the street from a river and there are two boat yards within sight of my house. Maybe because I love boats and the ocean*, and I'd really like to learn how to sail someday.
Just nautical
The Rundown
Top Gap - Skirt TJMaxx - Belt Forever 21 - Shoes G by Guess Wonda - Scarf Thrifted - Ring c/o Lu Shae Jewelry - Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Earrings Made by Me
Just nautical
*I like being on the ocean, I like looking at the ocean, but I do not like being in the ocean.

39 comments:

Blythe and Charlotte said...

I totally love this idea! It's so awesome! I have to try it! How did you do it?

-Charlotte

Blythe and Charlotte said...

I totally love this idea! It's so awesome! I have to try it! How did you do it?

-Charlotte

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

The scarf...the belt...the skirt..so cute! I am going to try this soon..thanks for the idea!!

Rachel said...

What a cool idea! It looks great. :D

Londyn said...

What a great idea with the scarf! Love it.

Daniela said...

i love that you attached the ring! It's a perfect touch

Mimi said...

The scarf as a necklace is awesome and I love that its not symmetrical. Very cute!

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ponchmor@nauticom.net said...

Thats a cute idea! I saw a blog where someone tied the scarf into a tie(like a man's tie) and I had to try that the same day.

Sue said...

I like how you've tied the scarf. The whole outfit looks great!

Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

I loved the way you styled your scarf and the color of your skirt is fab!

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Ashley said...

I love what you did with the scarf! I was doing a project on my blog where I was wearing the same scarf but tying it/incorporating it into outfits in different ways, but I kind of abandoned it since it got too cold for such a light scarf and all. I'll have to pick it up this spring.

And hey, I'm kind of the same way. Not such a big swimmer, but I like the beach and being near water. Just not in water...unless it's in a controlled area. Like the bath tub.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh!!!! Love what you did with the scarf! It looks so cool!!!!
and I love the ocean too, and I enjoy being in it if its REALLY hot out and I'm dying...haha
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Sue said...

I too stay away from certain types of scarves because they're problematic to wear, but this is a great idea. How many knots total did you get out of that scarf (or, rather, in it)?

Jodi said...

cute scarf/necklace idea.. and I love your belt too!! looks so sunny and nice where you are!! xoxoJ

Miss. Studios said...

This is such a neat idea!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love this whole outfit, and I am in love with the scarf necklace!!

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Alex Elizabeth said...

I like this scarf idea a lot and the starfish ring is a perfect addition! Also, your belt is so cool, I love that it's silver in the front. You should definitely learn how to sail and go in that outfit!

20 York Street said...

I love the way you did this.. I was watching a scarf tutorial video and this is ain't one of the tips!

Glad you did it!

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Courtney Erin said...

What a great idea! And I love how you executed the whole thing.

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Claire said...

I love the scarf! So cute. I'm also very much into the nautical look. You look great!

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Hazel☺ said...

it's quite lovely the way you did yours :D

-hazel

lilacpurplesky said...

You look wonderful, that look is so... intemporal!

Indie.Tea said...

You get used to the ocean, its cold but you can adjust quickly (well, the ocean here where I live).
I adore the outfit - I can't pull off a silk scarf, you did so well with it.

kimbercrafts said...

I love the idea of wearing a scarf as a necklace! The addition of the ring is very clever too. I am going to have to try this soon.

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww...so happy you liked the scarf idea and you look amazing, sweetie. I love how it looks and what a brilliant idea to add the starfish ring:) Enjoy your Friday
Kisses

Krystal said...

I've been seeing that idea and I like it a lot!!

Vanessa said...

Even your knotted belt looks nautical. That's a clever way to tie a scarf, too. Definitely going to copy that!

Le blog de Letilor said...

very good idea your scarf necklace ! Pretty !Beautiful outfit.

Mrs. J said...

When I first seen this on flickr I fell in LOVE with the whole outfit. The way you tied your scarf gave me an idea on how to use my little vintage one's. BTW: I'm with you no "in the ocean" for me..lol



ps. Thank you for always stopping by and leaving such nice comments!! :)

San said...

Whoa look at this smile in the third picture. You look totally awesome. And it looks as if we are wearing the same color of nail polish,which is kind of funny since I bought mine just yesterday.

Enjoy your weekend.

Amber Blue Bird said...

you did a great job fashioning that scarf into a necklace, two thumbs up

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TrophyBoutique said...

That belt is to die for! I have a bracelet that has that same knot, but it's so hard to put on I never wear it.


Love the full skirt too. And I don't really like being on boats in the ocean, especially if I can't see land...creeps me out.

buttonjar said...

Whoa, i love that necklace. I just organised my closet and vowed to wear the scarves I have of that size more often...the challenge is not looking like an overly preppy person by doing the classic knot-at-the-neck...but you have provided the solution. thanks!!!

Lydia x

Lorena said...

Nicely done - I live a block from the ocean and have had to stay away from watching all those movies about the end of the world and the huge wave coming....in order to keep my sanity.

gypsyroxylee said...

I love the way you've styled this scarf! Genius!

The Styleograph said...

looks really great!

DaniellaBella said...

What a great idea! Way to add even more class and colour to a great outfit!

Iris said...

I like the way you added the starfish to the necklace, it makes it look less scarf-y and that detail on that belt is awesome!