Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wrapped

How to wear zara blanket scarf

Happy fall, ya'll! I am sure that phrase was written in some shape or form on every blog/social media channel yesterday. I know I was guilty and here I am today, saying it again.

I felt obligated to dress the part for the seasonal change. It was actually ironic that when we woke up yesterday morning a chill was in the air and a crispness lingered throughout the day. I am not saying it was cold, but enough of a cool down that made me want to skip. It was as though the universe knew that it needed to take the temps down a notch because after all, it WAS the first day of fall.

I have been waiting to wear this Zara blanket scarf for over a week, but because it's not even close to being cold here, there is no way I can wrap it around my neck. I can however drape it around my shoulders, add a belt and get my blanket scarf fulfillment without dying of a heat stroke or getting the side-eye from passersby. I might have clapped a couple times when I found out that Zara brought back a few new plaid color options from their ever-so-famous ones from last year. Unfortunately, the one I am wearing today is sold out online, but I think they plan on restocking soon. So make sure you leave them your email if you want to be notified once they are back. You can also call your local store.

Zara plaid oversized blanket scarf for fall
fall layering ideas
Cozy fall style outfit idea
Gigi New York Clementine Clutch
Caramela Tunic Blouse via Fab'rik (option here and here) // Zara Scarf (sold out: option here and here) // Spanx Denim c/o Fab'rik (I am wearing the Indigo Blue Denim Leggings in a medium and LOVE them!!) // Go Jane Boots (option here and here) // Gigi New York Clutch c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Forever 21 Sunglasses 

I did find several great options for you to browse. I recommend grabbing one for the cooler days of fall and upcoming winter season. I purchased my first oversized scarf last year and wore it all the time. You can check out a few ways that I styled it here and here.




In other blog news I have a few randoms for you. 

1. I just finished Big Little Lies. If you haven't read it, download or head straight to the bookstore and grab a copy. I was so sad when it was over. It's one of the best I have read in a long time. Next on my list, another book from Liane Moriarty called The Husband's Secret.

2. I am getting my hair done next week. I want to do something new, but nothing too drastic. I found a few ombre colors on Pinterest that I fell in love with, but is ombre a thing of the past? Or maybe the new word is "bronde". At least that is what Google is telling me.

3. Candy corn M&Ms, pumpkin everything, darker lip colors, acorn stains on my drive away, a football obsessed husband, Halloween costume brainstorming, dinner from the Crock-Pot, hot apple cider and shorter days...I can finally talk about it all without feeling silly because the sun has officially set on Summer. Until next year...tear.


 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Shanna

57 comments:

List Addict said...

Gorgeous colour in that scarf! looks amazing with the orange, deep blue and tan boots. Very Autumn. THanks so much for hosting - have a great week.

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

beautiful pics

Rebecca said...

Totally adorbs from head to toe Shanna - that sure is a very stylish way to go plaid this Fall!!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Alice Warren said...

I really like how your styled the blanket scarf. I bought the one that was so popular last year and returned it since I have zero use of in this hot weather.

BTW, I recently started a link up on Thursdays and hope that you will join me.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Porcelina said...

What a fabulously Autumnal look, it's really fantastic - the blanket scarf in particular.

Thanks for hosting! P x

Cherish Kirsten said...

Love what you did with the scarf.

x


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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I need this scarf, great way to style it :)

xo
​PinkSole​

Meagan Brandon said...

I really love how you styled your blanket scarf. So cozy! Thanks so much for hosting!

Meagan

www.meagansmoda.com

Angela Reasonstodress said...

It seems silly because I make belts for a living but I have YET to try to belt over scarf trend. you have inspired me to just go for it! Beautiful color combinations and accessories (as usual). Would love to have you join a new linkup dedicated to Real Mom Style called #reasonstodress. I am also giving away a $600 , Italian leather belt that will be custom sized for the winner. I hope you can enter. Thanks for hosting Shana!

Taramixandmatch said...

This is such a fun, creative way to style this scarf...I love it!

Susan Jeffries said...

I love love my Zara blanket scarf!! I bought it last year and it is the warmest thing I own! I would love to get a different color for Christmas this year! Can you please let me know when they are back in stock? Thanks! And you look lovely as always! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

LOVE. THOSE. SUNGLASSES! The scarf too (of course), but man those sunglasses!

Carrie Carson said...

Great look, Shanna! Love the scarf idea and it looks fantastic on you.

Angela said...

Great idea, looks really cute. Love those boots too! Happy fall to you all!
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Kimberly said...

Such a creative way to wear a scarf - can't believe I have never tried this before...genius!

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MarlaJan said...

I imagine if I tried to wear a scarf that way, I'd look like a patient in a (very fashionable!) straight jacket. Things that I wouldn't normally think of doing, you make look fantastic! I kind of want your fashion sense when I grow up…. Happy Hall! Enjoy all things pumpkin and darker lipstick!

The Real Arnolds said...

I love how you styled your scarf. I have been wanting to get a plaid one.

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Cynthia Yang said...

What a great way to style this scarf! I seriously would never have thought of that. It's the perfect look for fall. We don't have a Zara around her but I'm so glad I found a similar scarf at Forever21 that I know will be getting a lot of wear this fall. Have a great rest of the week, Shanna! ~Cynthia

Shannon Jenkins said...

Love how you belted the scarf to make a shrug!! So So So cute!! Looking gorgeous as always!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Such a cute way to wear this scarf! I have it in the darker color and love it. I'll have to check out that book...I saw someone else mention how awesome it was this week!

Whitney and Blaire said...

I love how you've styled this scarf! I keep trying some version of this look, but can't quite make it look this good.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I love how you wore the scarf, I'm definitely going to try something like this.

Princess Audu

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I really want that plaid scarf from Nordstrom...maybe I should wait until the other one I ordered arrives! Should be today. I still need to go through my scarves and find out where my holes are color-wise. I hope to do that tonight.

YES to brainstorming Halloween costumes. Tick tock.

Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving this entire look! All the pieces work so great together, and it's so fall!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

I saw a blanket scarf like that recently that I loved but had no idea what to do with it... might be returning to make a purchase!

Setarra said...

Seriously tho, who would've thunk to actually wear a scarf as if it were a top? You, Shanna, that's who :) I love this idea and think it really brings your entire look together! Way to be innovative and Happy Fall!!

Doused In Pink said...

Gorgeous scarf! Love how you wore it belted! Such a chic look!

Jill
dousedinpink.blogspot.com

Style-Delights said...

I LOVE wrapping my shawls and scarves with belt for a cape look! Your plaid blanket scarf is just super awesome! Looking gorgeous Shanna!
Linking up today:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Shira said...

I love how you wrapped this scarf around you so that it looks like an amazing sweater/jacket!

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the cape on the corner said...

well you truly look great with that scarf like that. and i just had to comment on big little lies. so so good, right? though i figured out the connection earlier on, it was still great. i'm curious to hear how you like the husbands secret. there's a lot of backstory which is totally necesary, yet it doesn't feel like it propels the story forward like as in big little lies.
happy fall!
b

Helene in Between said...

this is so pretty and perfectly fall!! love love!

Chioma said...

i love how you styled your scarf this way. I've done it with a skirt but not with jeans, but you better believe i'm going to style my new red zara scarf similarly very soon!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Rachel said...

This looks so comfy! And I love all the fall colors

E Mamakli said...

Love Zara in general and can't get enough of your plaid scarf!!! It's gorgeous and perfectly amazing for the season we are in and winter coming up. You also used it in one of my favorite ways to use large scarves - as a shawl. I think beautiful scarves make such lovely cozy quick cardigan alternatives :) Super cute look Shanna. Have the best Wednesday! XOXO, Elif
http://theboxqueen.com

Adri Lately said...

Hands down thee best way I've seen this scarf styled! Now I'm thinking I better pick this scarf up this year!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Dawn Lucy said...

That clutch! The plaid! You are always SO FABULOUS! Loving your style, Girl!
OXOX
Dawn Lucy
http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

Lea Frazier said...

I am totally stealing that scarf/wrap idea. It looks fantastic. I'm not sure you can lift your PSL to drink it but who cares, you look fab!

Lea
HighHeeledStyle.com

Kayla MKOY said...

Okay that is SO CUTE! But, are you able to move your arms much?? Lol. I say you go crazy with your hair. You could pull anything off ;)

Tricia Coniglio said...

I love that outfit! And the colors are great! I love how it's a cute/casual with a hint of business.

Caroline said...

I was so proud last year when I snagged the last Zara plaid scarf in our store & gifted it to my sister. She's the hardest person to find gifts for, so I counted it as a win!! Never thought about wearing it as a shawl/wrap though - how cute!

Sarah said...

Love the way you tied it! Very cute.

Jessi said...

Ahh!! I still want that scarf SO bad!! You look amazing!

Jessi
www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

Nikki said...

Love love the way you did the blanket scarf with the belt! So adorable. And I am going to have to check out Big Little Lies. I have never heard of it, but I am ALWAYS looking for new book suggestions!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

LUNARAAY said...

Wow, you look amazing!
You have such an interesting blog!
I'll be reading :)
kisses Lunaraay :*

Getup and Go said...

I love the way your wore the scarf! Such a great idea! Are the candy corn m&ms good? I've had a pack in my pantry that i've been afraid to open because I'm afraid i'll become addicted. I might have to try them tonight! xx Danielle

www.getup-goblog.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

I had NO idea that was a scarf until I read it! I thought it was a wrap or sweater or something! Looks fab!
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Head to Toe Chic said...

Loving this outfit my friend!!! You look gorgeous. I'm kicking myself for not purchasing this scarf before it sold out.

xo,
Angela

Ashley Moody said...

Love the way you styled that scarf!

Carylee said...

Great idea for the scarf! I have it in a red color way, and will have to try it like that! Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting!

Tallia said...

I love your sunglasses!

♡Tallia
Trending In Fashion

Ashleigh said...

I love the idea of wearing that as a capelet type thing. Multitasking!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Kelsey Long said...

LOVE the way you styled that scarf! It looks amazing! Can't wait until they get them back in stock!

xo

Kels
www.excusemyblog.com

Brooke Ober said...

What a perfect way to wear a scarf! I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Brooke
convenientstyle.blogspot.com

V @ X-tremely V said...

Love that scarf and how you styled it!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Happy fall, pretty friend! I am so in love with that blanket scarf!

OccasionallyAJ said...

I like the idea to wear the scarf as a wrap like that! And I just got that book from the library....hope I love it!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Jordyn Brown said...

I love how you decided to wear your scarf, that's such a fun way that I'll have to try out as soon as the Alabama weather decides to cooperate!

xoxo, SS

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