Scarf Twist DIY

How many times have you looked through the beautiful pages of the J.Crew catalog and wondered how they style every page so effortlessly? I know I wonder that every time I look at it and I'm a fashion stylist. haha. photo (11)

One of the styling details that stood out in the latest J.Crew catalog was the way they tied their scarves. Scarves are a beautiful and functional accessory  to wear as we approach the cooler months. I put together a simple little DIY on how you can get the twisted scarf look. If you're tired of simply wrapping the scarf around your neck or always having to rely on infinity scarves to look good try this trick.

1. Pick a scarf that is pretty long. I used a light-weight cotton scarf, but a thick wool scarf or even a silk scarf would be great with this technique.

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2. Tie the scarf to a handle. In this case I just used a door knob.

photo (4)3. Twist the entire scarf tightly until you can't twist it anymore.

photo (7)4. Take the end off the door holding tightly to each end to make sure it doesn't unravel. Bring the two ends together and you'll notice the scarf wrap around itself until it looks like below. (Don't let go).

photo (6)5. Hold the ends tightly so it doesn't unravel, and wrap it around your neck. Put one of the ends through the loop at the other end of the scarf and secure by tying a knot.

photo (9)Voila! You can keep the knot in the front or place it in the back. I think scarves are a great way to dress up a casual t-shirt like I am wearing.

Comment below if you have any questions.

Birthday Goodies

Today is my birthday. WOOOHOOO! Though I don't love the fact that I found a gray hair on my head the other day (sigh), I am definitely celebrating turning the big 2-7 by doing a little sale shoppin'. Actually, I did it on Monday...I just couldn't resist. haha! Want to see what I found???

First stop Banana Republic. I walked into the store because they had a giant sale sign that said take an additional 40% sale items. How could I say no? I ended up finding a denim shirt on sale for $24.99, bringing the total down to $16. WOOHOO! Unfortunately, online they only have it on sale for $49, so check out your local store.

Then I headed over to my all time favorite store, J.Crew. Of course, I had the best luck there. :) I found several fun things on sale with a bonus of an additional 30% off all items.

1. Awesome slim boyfriend jeans on sale for $19.99. For all of the years I worked and shopped at J.Crew, boyfriend jeans have never appealed to me. Recently, the came out with the slim boyfriend pant, and I love them! I'm normally a 6/8 and I had to wear a size 4 in them, so keep that in mind if you order them. I also LOVE the light denim wash. It's going to be pretty popular the rest of this year. Online they are still full price, so head into your local store.

2. I also got the Silk Sophie Blouse in dark slate. It actually has a hint of green in it. It's sooooo pretty, comfortable and a great piece that will transition into fall. In the store this blouse was on sale for $25.99.

3. Wide-rib wool tights in heather gray. They were marked down to $4.99, so I basically got them for $3.00. What a steal?! I can't wait to wear them this winter.

I also found a blush colored leather belt for $6.50. Unfortunatley, you can't find it online.

Great way to start off 27 don't you think? ;)

Land's End Canvas Collection - Menswear & Womenswear

My good friend, Rob, tipped me off about the Canvas Collection by Land's End this morning. Rob has amazing taste, and after I checked out the line I fell in love with it. Basically, it's old school G.A.P. and J.Crew. Classic basics for young men and women.

To be honest, the last time I gave Land's End a thought was when I lived in Wisconsin and my mom ordered a winter coat out of their catalog. I'm happy to see that they have added to their timeless outerwear image with the Canvas Collection. Here are some pictures to give you an idea.

What I want most from this collection? Canvas boots and the sleeveless sweater vest pictured above.

J.Crew Discounts for Teachers & Students

jcrewLadies and gents, I apologize for not sharing this earlier, but it has been awhile since I've used this discount...Did you know that J.Crew regularly takes 15% off of your purchase when you show your student ID or proof that you're a teacher (paycheck works)?! They always offer this deal, so take it advantage of it. Also, if you see something online that you like and your local store doesn't have it, pick up the red phone in your local J.Crew and they'll waive the shipping and send it to you!

Isn't J.Crew the best?! Love, love, love it!