I ordered this BP. Geo Block Print Scarf after seeing it on Instagram. I’m learning that scarves are a great way to add interest to a minimalist wardrobe. Since scarves don’t officially count in the capsule wardrobe, I don’t feel guilty about adding a few new ones to my closet before I start, but I won’t buy any new ones after I start officially living with my capsule on Friday.
I was drawn to the pastel color palette in this geometric block pattern because it’s fresh and different from anything I have. Plus it’s just $24!
I tried the scarf a few ways before I ended up draping it around my shoulders and letting it hang. Because I was wearing a turtleneck, I didn’t want more bulk around my neck. I really loved wearing it this way. For one thing, it’s easy; there’s no fussing and fluffing involved. For another, I feel like I’m wrapped up in a cozy blanket, but I look chic and stylish. It’s a win-win!
I first styled it with a white Lush Tunic (still on sale for $25!) and it made a nice contrast, but I ended up wearing it with my latte-colored Cambridge Cable Chunky Turtleneck because I felt it was more true to my style. The Lush tunic is super thin and see-through. Even with a cami under it, I felt conspicuous, so it’s going back. I do love the one I have in Tawny Port, and the New Olive is really pretty too. They’re not see-through at all. I’m still tempted to order an olive one, although I hate having 2 of the same article of clothing in my closet. I’m funny that way.
I knew I wanted to wear my cognac OTK boots (similar) because they’re perfect with the colors in the scarf. I chose my Emma skinnies because they’re the lightest wash blue jeans I have, and I wanted to keep the color palette muted. The pink bag makes a striking contrast. I thought I’d love it because there is pink in the scarf, but I think it might be too bright for the outfit. What do you think?
The tassel necklace was the perfect finishing touch. I often feel it’s too heavy on most of my shirts, but this turtleneck is chunky and thick so I felt I needed an accessory that could match the weight. I also like the juxtaposition of dressy/glam and preppy/casual. Unfortunately the necklace has been discontinued. The popular Kendra Scott Rayne would be a nice alternative. I like the Ivory Mother of Pearl/Gold.
Here are a few more pictures from our photo shoot. We had fun with this one!
BP. Geo Block Print Scarf $24
Cable Turtleneck $98 + 40% off with code MUSTSHOP
DL1961 Emma skinnies $178 (I paid around $110; wait for sales)
Dolce Vita Ohanna Boots $149 (similar: Aldo Bove $200 or
Dolce Vita Okana $280; budget option: Jessica Simpson Ference $100)
Tory Burch Britten Slouchy Tote $475 (I paid $235 for a discontinued color)
D Yurman Belmont Curb Link Ring $495
similar tassel necklace $80
assorted Alex and Ani bangles
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20 thoughts on “Winter Pastels”
I was gonna try to find your tassel necklace on EBay since its been discontinued. Do you remember where you got it, the manufacturer or any other info you can offer would be helpful??… Have a beautiful day 🙂 thank you
It’s a Stella & Dot piece – the Milana. I might be able to find a consultant who still has one in stock if you’d like. Or feel free to search Ebay.
I am interested in the tassel necklace if you happen to find a consultant that has one!! Thanks!!
Evereve has one that’s really close — http://bit.ly/1OXl3iU
I have this one, and at first I thought it was the same but the evereve one has a few charms in the tassel.
Thank you! That’s really close, and a great price!
I LOVE this look! But I agree, the bag isn’t quite right…
LOVE the outfit! Absolutely beautiful. I will say, only since you asked, that the purse doesn’t complement it very well, in my opinion. The color contrast is just too bold to me. But that’s an easy fix. ????
The outfit looks great 🙂 It looks so warm and cozy. I do agree about the purse. It looks OK, but maybe something that is less of a contrast. The necklace adds a nice accent.
Yeah, I wish I knew a better way to ensure that an outfit is spot on before we go to the trouble of photographing it! Oh, well… live and learn. That’s what this blog is about anyway. I’m not a natural at this stuff. 🙂 But I’m learning!
Actually, it can be refreshing and rather comforting to your readers when you show that you are human and aren’t presenting a “perfect” picture every single time! That can be intimidating. Showing you’re a “real person” is much more attractive in the end and much more approachable to your readers. I hope what I said makes sense !
It does. Thank you! 🙂
Yeah, it is a learning process for me, and I think that it is encouraging to us to know that it is for you as well. It’s fun to see how you put outfits together and the thought process. I carry the same bag just about every day because it’s easier, so at least you are accessorizing your bags with your outfits. 😉
The bag does pick up the pink in the scarf, but maybe with a different shade of boots!
I was thinking different color (& lower?) boots but keep the bag, too 🙂
Beautiful outfit… Really be pretty on the ladies that have red hair. The handbag is what I consider to be a pop of color. Love the boots. Gold or copper jewelry is pretty with this color palette.
Since you asked…….I like the hot pink bag because anything else, like tan or beige, or light pink would be too matchy…..the hot pink adds interest and is a wake up call in a sea of muted tones……
Love the colors on the block print scarf, paired with gold tassel necklace.
Beautiful outfit! I love the way you’ve used the scarf and that lovely tassel necklace. This is one of my favorite outfits ever.
I love the blanket scarf and the purse. I do think the purse is awfully bright with the muted colors in the scarf. I have a large blanket scarf that I’ve go to learn ways to wear it. I know you’ve shared different ways to wear scarves and I can look on Pinterest.
Have a blessed day!
Love this look, and good luck with the capsule wardrobe!! I’ve wanted to try it, but haven’t been brave enough to try!