7.16.2016

Tie One On

Hi Friends!

Over the past few months I've received quite a few emails on the topic of scarf tying. The subject can be scary, but never fear, Glenda is here to change your mind! Hopefully after today's post, you'll see scarves as a great option for your accessorizing needs.

Don't be afraid to tie one on. Scarves are fun to wear...they add a visual point of interest, color, and a touch of whimsy to a simple look. When you are ready to dive into the scarf arena, you'll find there are many to choose from ranging in shape, fabrication, weight, and price point. For today, I thought I'd demonstrate a few ABC simple ways to wear a large square scarf. The scarf in this post is 100% cotton, lightweight, and measures 50' x 50'. I selected this particular scarf because it's large enough to double as a sarong for a swimsuit cover-up. Paired with a simple A-line dress in whisper white, the scarf does its job of adding pops of color and excitement to a basic look. Please stay until the end to watch a short video on scarf tying by Nordstrom. Speaking of Nordstrom, their big Anniversary Sale begins soon. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I'll meet your below in the comment section.


Outfit Details - In Bloom Scarf: Ann Taylor Loft; Blanca Trapeze Dress: Ann Taylor Loft; Ankle Strap Sandal: Ann Taylor Loft (Sold Out. Identical option is the Vince Camuto 'Court' Ankle Strap Sandal at Nordstrom; Coin Bracelet courtesy of Chico's (Sold Out); Faceted Ring: Ann Taylor Loft (now on sale!); Polish is Camisole by China Glaze

The very thing you fear can reveal many new opportunities!

 
The easiest way to wear the scarf is to drape it over your shoulder.


Double-knot the ends to create a kimono!



Embrace the spirit of bohemia and tie one on to your head.



Or, create a bib.


A scarf makes a great shawl.



Whatever you do...have fun! Play with your scarf to create new and interesting looks!



And now, a very informative video by Nordstrom. Enjoy!


Stop! Don't leave yet. There's more...

I hope you enjoyed today's post and found the information helpful. Remember, the very thing you fear can reveal many new opportunities. Trust me - I'm writing from experience. Now that I have your undivided attention... As many of you now know, I faced a huge fear of public speaking this past April at the Bloggers at Midlife conference in Las Vegas. Speaking at this event has opened many doors for my writing career, and in sharing my knowledge in the field of style and fashion. I'm now a contributor to Midlife Boulevard and my first article is now live. It's all about my style philosophy (click HERE). I'll see you on the Boulevard {wink}

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31 comments:

  1. I am a scarf person too Glenda. I never thought of the kimono with my larger scarves but am going to try it! I wear them mostly in cooler weather, but do have some light weight ones for summer. Your dress is amazing and I see they are still in stock! That is the perfect summer dress, just beautiful! So happy to see you on Midlife Boulevard and look forward to reading your posts. Congratulations on your ongoing success!

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    1. Thank you very much, Karen! I feel like I went to BAM pregnant and went into labor. When I returned home, I gave birth to many babies - the fruits of my labor :) I prefer the scarf for cooler months too. With the hot Cali heat, it's more practical.

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  2. I have been buying infinity scarves just so I don't have to mess with the tying thing, ha! But I really love the idea of using one as a kimono, time to take a second look at those larger square scarves I guess. Now I'm headed to check out your article, congratulations!!!!!

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    1. Ha! I'm the exact opposite, Kellyann. I avoid the infinity scarf so I can enjoy the tying process.

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  3. I love scarves. You can do so much with them. Gorgeous!

    www.thelifeshecreated.com

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  4. Oh my goodness I love that scarf. I have a ton of scarfs and like to wear them different ways to enhance an outfit but I never seem to have enough. :-) This one you are modeling is gorgeous and really pops with that amazing white dress.

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    1. I'm with you Beth Ann, I always seem like I don't have enough...like a handbag. When I go to style a look, it seems like I never have what I need :)

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    1. I did the same thing when I wrote the post :)

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  6. Beautiful scarf and so helpful. I've watched many videos for tying scarves but I always, always need refresher courses and this was a good one. Fashion and life have many parallels. Facing your fears in both of them must feel amazing.

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    1. Cathy, I agree with you completely. Fashion and life do have many parallels. Facing your fears feels magical. I highly recommend it!

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  7. Wonderful tips and illustrations, Glenda. I adore the kimono look. Thanks for linking, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  8. Glenda, I love this scarf and how versatile it is, you make that point so beautifully! Love it and the simple white dress. Also love it as a head scarf!
    Predictably I just bought a one very similar to that! :)
    xx, Elle

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    1. I'm not surprised, Twin! I hope to see yours soon on your blog :)

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  9. You just made wearing scarves so fun and flirtatious! LADY - you've got style and class!

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    1. Jamala, how much to I owe you :)
      Thank you so much!

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  10. Love, love, love scarves and this one is so pretty with your white dress. I like all of your looks here and the one that really caught my attention is how you're wearing it on your head. I've worn scarves on my head forever but never tried it with an oversized one and this look in particular is a nice cool, summery look.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the ideas. I'm very much inspired by the 60s/70s bohemia. The head scarf was very popular during these times. I feel very much in touch with my artsy side with it tied in this manner :)

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous. And inspiring. I think I need some bigger scarves.

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  12. Congrats on the writing gig Glenda! Loving your white trapeze dress and ankle strap shoes. Perfect chic summer look.

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  13. Congratulations on your new writing column, it looks and reads fabulously!
    I'm wearing scarves often at the moment because it's winter and with my very short hair, a scarf Bohemian style over my head, keeps me warm and is fun to wear.
    You add such style and fun with your own scarf tying above. A plain white dress transformed and the mood as well, depending on what you do with it. As always, a beautiful post, thanks heaps. xx

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, are you in Australia? It sounds like you enjoy wearing scarves. I don't wear them often, but when I do, it always brings a touch of whimsy to my look.

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  14. Very stylish and creative Lady. . I will try to make that kimono with a scarf in the cooler months. Congrats on the new gig. I love the white dress on you and hope to see it again and again

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    1. Hi Neti! Thank you so much. Enjoy the kimono!

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  15. What beautiful photos. I'll bet you could pick a grocery bag up off the ground and make it look elegant. But I digress. I'm so happy that you are reintroducing us the marvels of scarves. When I was a Pan Am flight attendant in the 1980's we actually had a scarf tying class as part of our training! We also had napkin folding. Oh how times have changed.

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    1. Connie, you are so funny. I wish I did look elegant in all manners. What great info you shared about your days as a flight attendant. When I think of Pan Am, I immediately go to the 70s. I remember the stewardess would give the kids airplane wing pins. I wish I kept mine. Life was much simpler then. Folding scarves and napkins was the training. Now there's training on terrorism.

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