Coffee Chat Episode 13 | How to wear a blanket scarf

For today’s episode of Coffee Chat, I’m hanging out in my poorly lit bedroom while construction is happening right under me downstairs. It’s a bit comical.

But hey, this is so appropriate for my life right now.

I’ve been meaning to record a new episode to catch up and – most of all – to show you how I wear a blanket scarf. It finally happened today just in time for Thanksgiving.



THE NEW SHOP IS OPEN! I’m so grateful to all of you who have checked it out, left kind comments and purchased goodies. You’re the best!

I’m so in love with all of it, but particularly so with this marble bowl + spoon combo, this goat fur pillow and all the ribbon.

ribbononwoodsm THE FALL FASHION POST (wrinkly shirts and all) in case you missed it.

blanketscarf In answer to all of the ‘HOW DO YOU WEAR A BLANKET SCARF?‘ questions, here’s a recap:

STYLE ONE | Fold square scarf in half diagonally. Drape over shoulders with triangle in back. Cross one end across your chest and tuck over shoulder; repeat with other side. Rotate entire scarf to make it slightly off-centered.

STYLE TWO | Place triangle in front, drape ends over your shoulders. Wrap each one around to the front and let hang. This is how the young whipper-snappers are wearing them :)

STYLE THREE | Tie edges in small knot to form a loop. Wrap around neck twice. Fluff and adjust.

A few cute blanket scarf options all priced at $25:



Heritage Plaid in Natural | Check Scarf |  Heritage Plaid in Charcoal

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S.: this is my favorite Thanksgiving recipe. It’s like grown-up baby food only one million times better.

25 Responses to Coffee Chat Episode 13 | How to wear a blanket scarf

  1. Sandi@theVintage http://letsgotothevintagecupboard.blogspot.com January 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

    Hi Emily:)
    I really enjoy your coffee chats! You seem like such a sweet down to earth person. Its great to hear all your random thoughts and it does feel like we are just hanging out. Looking forward to seeing more.

    • Wendy Casillas January 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

      Hi Emily!

      It’s been so long since I’ve seen and talked with you. It’s Lani from APU SFS days! I just watched your coffee chat and smiled in delight. You’re cute as ever and made me want to wear a blanket scarf on Kauai! Glad to see and read of your blessings. Will check out your store next! Happy New year!

      Wendy Lani

      • emily January 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm #

        Hi Wendy Lani!!! I love seeing this note. You are one of my favorite APU friends ever :) Thanks for stopping by the blog. Next time we’re in Kauai, I will look you up and we can say hi in real life.

  2. Jenna December 20, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Thank you for the realistic post… I HATE ironing and didn’t even notice in your pictures! My little trick is wrinkle release spray (I get mine at target)… but only when I remember!!

  3. Vanessa Q December 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    #1: you should absolutely wear wrinkled shirts with no shame. #momlife — enough said.
    #2: you are BRINGING IT with that scarf in the video. J’adore.
    #3: love your small business message. I plan on buying from you and etsy and all my community shops when we move into our new house, so you better re-stock, girl!

  4. Sarah D. November 29, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    Just got a chance to watch this coffee chat and loved it! It does feel like I’m talking with a girlfriend. And I burst out laughing when you said, “That’s how the young kids wear it. Or maybe that isn’t true.” LOL! I’m now inspired to wear my blanket scarves. And I love the new shop!

  5. Elizabeth November 26, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    Would LOVE to know what shoes you’re wearing! I live in flats and am always looking for good ones.

    • Elizabeth November 26, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      Never mind…saw you linked to them in your Fall Outfit Inspiration post. :)

  6. Theresa November 24, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    I love the coffee chats & just wanted to jump in with a comment because they ARE supposed to be rambling little bits like friends at coffee. It wasn’t strictly a scarf tutorial people, but rather a friendly chat with bonus scarf-tying tips.

    Also- ironing?! Sure, in a perfect world but please. The dryer does most of our ironing. I loved the outfit ideas & appreciate the time & attention you give to them!

    You’re sweet & beautiful & so kind to share your gifts with us – keep being you!!! Happy Thankdgiving!

    • emily November 24, 2016 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks theresa. It was a rambling one, for sure. But isn’t that what chats are with your girlfriends?! You never can quite finish a topic before zigzagging to the next :)

  7. Cathie Helgeland November 24, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    I so enjoy your coffee chats… I just purchased a blanket scarf for my self but I’m sure I’ll be sharing it with my daughter too, thanks for showing the nifty ways to ware one. Blessings to you and your family.

  8. Kara November 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    You were totally looking like Julia Roberts there in some shots! I didn’t see the ironing/no ironing thread from your last post but MAN I lived it out a couple months ago. We had just moved and my mom was staying with us to help me get settled, and she said my husband’s pants needed ironed one morning. Then that evening, another friend alluded to ironing her children’s tee shirts and yet ANOTHER friend said everything in their house gets ironed. I almost cried thinking I had failed at ironing for my family. I got over that real fast and have committed to ironing our clothes for church on Saturday night and just being faster to get our clothes out of the dryer.

  9. Judy H. November 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    I liked the third option best, seemed like it was the most secure and would involved less re-adjustment if one wore the scarf all day.

    Emily, you are precious and charming; I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this to you. Like all things, less is more. Whether is be home accessories, wardrobe accessories or words. Sweetie, you almost lost me twice before you got to your show and tell…I finally skipped ahead. I enjoy your coffee chats, but, I have a really difficult time with many random thoughts, spoken aloud before we finally get back on topic. Speaking in front of a camera without another acknowledging is the MOST difficult thing to do, even if it’s in our home. We tend to get lost with our “ums”, “uhs” ahhhs and “yeahs” simply because there is no other person to interject. I feel like I’m giving one of my Speech students their criitique and that is not my intention at all. I might suggest you do a few practice chats in front of your children, believe it or not, they can be your best audience. You can tell in an instant when you have lost them and their questions (innocent and honest) are quite enlightening. I mean all of this in the very best way.
    You are darling, smart, funny, creative and authentic. You’re going to be a star! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Bunni November 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    Thanks Emily, now I have a wonderful show and tell for Thanksgiving.(a blanket scarf is a great way to hide over stuffed tummy. Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Carina November 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    I looooove your blanket scarf! Here in Cape Town, South Africa it is reeeaaally hot and windy at the momentbut I will definitely get one for winter 2017! You are absolutely gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving! x

  12. Mayra November 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Thank you. This was helpful. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Ashmasterflash November 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    I’m the Minnesota girl in search of trading in all this snow for a little Pacific Northwest rainfall! Totally heading to Seattle this weekend via Alaska Airlines…if I see your mom on the flight I’ll tell her you said hi! ;)

  14. Anastasia November 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    We just moved to Florida, and I still bought a blanket scarf at target last week! I was about to take it back because I am petite and it looked ridiculous when I tried to style it. Your video just solved my problem! Thanks so much!

  15. Sheila November 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    A bit long of an intro for how to tie a scarf…

  16. Heather @ Curly Girl Kitchen November 23, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    I really enjoyed this chat today, and watched it while feeding my baby. :) I just bought two plaid blanket scarves, and am not sure yet if I’m going to wear them or cut up the fabric to make Christmas pillow covers and cloth napkins for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Ardith November 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family, Emily. Cheers, Ardith

  18. Ginny Mapes November 23, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    No one irons anymore! Stay true — stay strong! [leaving the thrift store and wanting to wash your hands — LOL —that’s how I feel too — keeping it real.

  19. Amy November 23, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    I love your coffee chats! I really want to buy a blanket scarf now even though I live in AZ and will probably only be able to wear it for a month. And can I just say that I LOVED that your shirt was not ironed in your fall fashion post? I seriously love honest you are with your readers. I have three little ones and hate to iron so it was refreshing to see another hard working mom just keepin it real :) Happy Thanksgiving Emily!

  20. Lauren@SimplyLKJ November 23, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    Fun tips Emily. Looking forward to checking our the new store. Also, wanted to let you now I am so enjoying the Simplified Decorating class. So much good and practical info!! Happy Thanksgiving.

  21. Jill T. November 23, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    You are positively darling! …and now I want a blanket scarf :) Blessed Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family!

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