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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer scarf

Sometimes a scarf is just what you need to turn a couple of plain closet staples like a navy maxi skirt and a white tee into an outfit.

The summer scarf is an often neglected accessory, since even in a light cotton, it's mostly too hot to want anything at all around your neck during the summer months.

Still, I rather like this striped one I stole it from my Sister my Sister gave me. There will always be some cool summer evenings when it is just the perfect thing.

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The Rundown
Navy Maxi Skirt Max Studio via TJ Maxx
White Tee TJ Maxx
Striped Scarf Gap
Red Bag Big Buddha
Sandals Onex
Sunnies Aldo
Chain Bracelet Macy's similar
Shell Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Earrings Taken for Granite
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos
Dog Chloe


Alissa said...

I don't understand how it's possible but you look chic even when walking a dog. It's just not fair! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Agreed, the scarf totally makes this outfit!!!
I have 1 summer scarf but I always forget to wear it...GRR!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I totally agree. I am using scarves a lot during my 31 for 31.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Chloe is such a little camera ham - love the last photo (you look lovely too of course!)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

TaraMixandMatch said...

Yes! the addition of this scarf and red back totally make your basics special :)

Annie said...

I LOVE scarfs all year round, though I have to admit I do also neglect the Summer scarf. That striped one is So cute, and it looks perfect with the maxi and tee!

The Other Side of Gray

Ali Hval said...

Your sister is so nice to let you steal, er, to let you borrow, er, to GIVE YOU such a lovely scarf! It really does take your outfit to a whole new level, and it's all BAM against your bright red purse.

PS) nice bracelet, bracelet buddy.

Nnenna said...

I love your striped scarf- I can see it being pretty perfect when it cools down in the evenings!

Shea Sayers said...

You're right, I love what the scarf adds to that outfit, it's more sophisticated somehow. I love having a scarf in (or on) my bag so I don't freeze in those overly AC'ed buildings--it's such a lifesaver!

Rhea Bue | the secret life of a fashion & beauty blogger said...

gorgeous!!! :D I love this simple yet clasy look here! :D the scarf is soo niiiceee <3 nice pair with a plain tee :D

Rhea Bue (Styles & Writes)

Always Maylee said...

This scarf is so simple yet it really makes this outfit. You look beautiful.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Natasha Fatah said...

Great scarf, it really amps up the classic outfit you're wearing!

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Lisa said...

I love the pretty simplicity of your outfit and your sweet puppy!

Lindsay said...

I love summer weight scarves. My faves are from Banana Republic. This stripes of this one look great with your navy and white and red bag. Great, classic combo! Love it! (Love your cute little dog, too :)

Lindsay Living

Daniela said...

Love that skirt! I almost bought it when I saw it but found a straighter one with not pattern yesterday at Marshalls. I love you scarf too :)

Daniela said...

Love that skirt! I almost bought it when I saw it but found a straighter one with not pattern yesterday at Marshalls. I love you scarf too :)

Frannie Pantz said...

What a nice sister to, er, give you this scarf! I hear ya. I have a billion summer scarves, all sitting lonely waiting for any indication of cool weather to be able to pull them out. You are right, they add the perfect element of whimsy to nearly any outfit. I love this simple, classic look Lydia!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

The summer scarf is cute, and I really like the detail on your TJ Maxx maxi skirt. And your dog, lol, too adorable!

Jessica Gitler said...

first of all, your dog is ridiculously cute!! and secondly ... this is so my kinda outfit ... I just love it!

Courtney Erin said...

I really like the long skirt and scarf combo...and I've been having a devil of a time finding a long black skirt that I like, I should have thought to check TJ Maxx before I left!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Amber said...

I completely agree. I never used to wear scarfs before I started blogging but now I cant seem to stay away from them. They really add a nice punch to any outfit (even if its a little too hot to necessitate wearing them)

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

The drape of that scarf is just perfect. Great, easy look.

Krystal said...

i love it! it's been way too hot here for summer scarf, but i've been eyeing my scarves longingly..

Lynne DeVenny said...

I hope your sister doesn't think she's getting that spectacular scarf back :P

I like the puppy's ribbon, too :)

Gray Skies said...

Your dog is so cute! She looks so mellow in these photos - my dog is always running around and trying to give me kisses whenever he gets included in my outfit photos :)

Love the scarf - it really is the perfect touch for this outfit. Also, it has made me aware that though I have about twelve striped shirts/dresses/skirts, I do not have a striped scarf, and now I need one.

Nic said...

perfect scarf for the summer! and i LOVE that skirt you're wearing.


The Fashionable ESQ said...

The paneling on the top of the skirt is unusual, I dig it - it's super flattering. Love how you just "threw" on that scarf..and of course, love Chloe in all of her laziness! Just lounging :) So cute!
The Fashionable ESQ

The Midwest Muse said...

What a lovely scarf! I've never thought of wearing a scarf in the summer! They just look so hot, but this one is super cute and your dog is adorable!

Fashion Tales said...

Oh how very true! A scarf can do wonders with simple pieces. Chloe is just adorable! Such beautiful seaming in your maxi skirt!

Lorena said...

It's a beautiful scarf and it brings the entire outfit together - i know i have said it before but that skirt is amazing... and I think you should get that ASOS anchor belt, in fact I might get it too... oh and Chloe, she is the perfect accessory.

bridechic said...

Just gorgeous! So is your pooch . .

silvergirl said...

great addition with the scarf

eek said...

You're right - a scarf definitely elevates a simple outfit!

Chloe is the cutest and I love her polka dotted bow :)

Jessica said...

Your puppy is just the cutest!

I'm a huge fan of wearing a scarf to the movie theatre in the summer - it's always too chilly in there!

Inez said...

The scarf spices up the look. Love your skirt. Oh! Such a cute dog!

Claire said...

it's amazing how a scarf can just liven up a simple outfit! i love to wear a maxi skirt and tee and this is just the perfect way to finish it off!


Alex Elizabeth said...

I was just telling Dotty that once it's July I just can't wear scarves any more... even though I have a number of pretty, lightweight summer ones. Just too humid for me! Chloe is so cute in these photos!!

Robynadine... Style On A Budget said...

Love this outfit! It's very well put together.

Robynadine... www.styleona-budget.com

Adam Alex said...

i love wearing scarves in the summer time, too... and that print is just perfect. you look amazing... and what a cute dog! i love maxi dresses, and you really did a great job with this ensemble. enjoyed your many looks, and you have a new follower on both google and bloglovin. i'd be honored if you decided to connect with me on both, too. i'd love to stay connected. cheers and keep up the great work! :)

Shawna said...

I love the dogs bow and I need this outfit immediately. Too cute!

Sue said...

Oh yes, the scarf finishes off the outfit beautifully!