w.i.w. and tying a scarf

Not the best week of outfits. Sorry about that.

But I did put together a how-to of sorts showing how I wear a scarf. We’ll begin with that because the photos are fun.

. S C A R V E S .

I like them and wear them often. I prefer ones that are large and soft

like this one from target {$12.99}


or this one from nordstrom BP {$18}


and if you are the luxurious type, this cashmere scarf is pretty {$98}


but I still have babies with sticky fingers, so my life + cashmere don’t mix well.  I like my gray scarf {the nordstrom $18 option} so I’ve used it as my example.



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And for the ensembles of the week:

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1. coat: Banana Republic, shirt: banana, scarf: from my grandma, jeans: Seven A Pocket {for the record, I think I look dorky with my shirt tucked in like that}

2. It’s a cozy day! sweatshirt: old navy, sweats: nordstrom bp – long ago

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3. sweater: Old Navy, belt: Target, jeans: Seven A Pocket {look mom, Audrey has on her new sweater}

4. shirt: Martin + Osa, jeans: banana wide leg, scarf: nordstrom

Not totally inspiring : I’ll work on that next week.

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Now go enjoy your weekend and maybe tie on a scarf!

32 Responses to w.i.w. and tying a scarf

  1. Minaz March 3, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    Hi Emily,
    Just finished going through the first tutorial on different techniques of wearing a scarf! Wonderful – thank you! This will make warming for winters all the more exciting. Even though I come from warmer lands the cold winters have never been a deterrent to enjoy normal activities, just as I love dressing up! once again thanks for the tutorial! :)

  2. taylorkendyle June 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    this is my new favorite craft site!
    you should give yourself more credit. youre pretty, crafty, and i love your outfits!

  3. Katie February 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Thank you for this post! I recently bought a great scarf from Gap, but I don’t know how to wear it – it’s a large sqaure shape, rather than long and thin like a normal scarf. Thoughts?

  4. Aly Willard January 31, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I love scarves! Thanks for the outfit pics. For those of us who have little kids i’m happy to know i’m not the only one who wears jeans just about everyday. Somehow you make them look very fashionable! The scarf is a great addition.

  5. Utterly Disheveled November 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    Love the scarf tutorial!! I love scarves but only knew how to wear them one way. Now I can’t wait to wear one of these techniques. I think I may just need to go scarf shopping! -UD

  6. Annie November 15, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    What a great idea to share. My new favorite blog. Since I am so new to blogging, it is always exciting to see what others have to offer. How talented you are!

  7. terrilynn November 14, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    info on the scarves was very appreciated!

  8. krista November 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    Have to let you know that I’m about to go out to dinner with the family and I can NEVER wear my scarves fashionably so I remembered your “tutorial” and now I’m looking stylish with my scarf tied:) Thanks! Krista

  9. Heather November 13, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Every week that I see this I think “Man, I love those jeans! What are they?” and it’s always your Banana Wide Leg. If I go hunting for these is that all I need to know or are there ten different Banana Wide Leg styles?

  10. Krista November 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    I love the scarf tutorial! I’ve Googled “How to tie a scarf” several times, and haven’t found any I like. I like both of these!!

  11. jen shears November 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    You DO wear sweats on occasion!!! I wear them FAR too often- but have been getting the bug to start buying cute clothes again- thanks to you!!! :) (still haven’t been able to justify the cost of those jeans- ouch!)

  12. kelly November 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    LOVE scarves. i live in hawaii and can rarely wear them but just went to st. louis and tried to wear one every day. homebased mom had some video tutorials on scarf tying and that really helped. thanks for posting those. love it with the flower!

  13. Priscilla November 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    Oh, thanks for the tips! I feel like I wear my scarf the same every time. Now, I have some other options!

  14. Dawn November 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Thanks….I love scarves, and wear on almost everyday…fun pics!

  15. rachel November 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    thanks for teaching me how to tie a scarf. your outfits are super cute!! your blog is great!!
    i love how you teach us about fashion, decorating and cooking. do you garden too!!
    have a wonderful weekend!!

  16. Amanda November 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m actually wearing a scarf today and so I just put your weave tutorial into practice three seconds ago. Thanks!

    (Off topic, my roommate introduced me to your blog a little bit ago and I just started following it. She absolutely *loves* it…our room is covered with flowers. Thought you might appreciate that. :) )

  17. Victoria November 12, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Yes, I noticed she’s wearing her new sweater! She (and you) look darling. I love the scarf tying lesson, and I’ll try it today! I L U

  18. Eryn Kesler November 12, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    love the scarf tying lesson! I needed it. bad.

  19. Jennifer November 12, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to do the weave…thanks!

    Thanks for doing w.i.w…I would fail miserably as today finds me in repeat pants, a new unardorned shirt, sneaks, and PIGTAILS!

  20. Sarah November 12, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    I love love love wiw. Thank you for posting it weekly!! You have great style!
    Thanks for the tips on scarves! Do you ever wear shorter silk scarves? (or is that too old-ladyish?) Do you have any tips on tying those?

  21. nicole November 12, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    love the weaving of the scarf and your third outfit! we just started doing a whatiwore on fridays, check it out! http://bstylish.girlymama.com

  22. Meg November 12, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    I love scarves!!! How many scarves are too many? 8-10 is normal, right?

    BTW…I work at the Gap and totally had a “how to tie a scarf” moment with a customer getting clothes for a reunion. Fun times.

  23. Kristen November 12, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    Thanks for the scarf tutorials! I appreciate it:-)

  24. Paige November 12, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    I love these scarf tutorials! Your outfits are always great too!

  25. marie November 12, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    i look forward to w.i.w. every week. lol and thanks for the scarf folding tips. any tips on how to wear those big square ones?? i have no idea how to wear those without looking like i’m on a cattle drive. thanks!

  26. Jane November 12, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    love this post – such a great way to tie a scarf, I’ve never seen it done this way!
    I have been trying to comment on your previous post but the comments don’t seem to be working – any ideas? I’d totally love to win that amazing giveaway!!

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