January 7, 2010

ttF Fashion Diary: Paisley Pop

ttF Fashion Staples Series January 6

ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Paisley Pop
I’m not really a scarf person. I’ll use them for functional purposes in colder weather and I have a leopard silk scarf that I’ll occasionally wear as a skirt. But this morning, I was staring at my reflection in the mirror and thought something was missing. I had the whole feminine/masculine contrast going on with a silk blouse and pinstripe vest. And a Twisted Silver necklace, which sadly didn’t turn out in pictures (I’ll have to take more later), provided a slightly rugged element.

All of a sudden, I had a fashion epiphany. I took out one of my grandmother’s scarves and added a much-needed pop of color to my neutral outfit. I continued the tribute to grandma with her diamond and gold ring. How cool is this piece of jewelry?

Banana Republic blouse, H&M vest, Twisted Silver Tibet necklace, vintage silk scarf, Persol sunglasses, Forever 21 jeans and oxford shoes, grandmother’s ring

Fashion Staples Used: Dark Skinny Jeans, Silk Blouse

ttF Fashion Staples Series January 6

ttF Fashion Staples Series January 6

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  1. Twisted Tina commented:

    Oh, that scarf is beautiful and the PERFECT accent! I am thrilled when I come across a piece that I have stuffed in the back of a drawer, long forgotten, that I pull out to use in a new way. Really sets the look apart from the crowd. Well played!

    Published 1.7.10 Reply
  2. Sydne commented:

    Thanks! And check back later for another Twisted Silver piece 🙂

    Published 1.7.10 Reply
  3. i luv scarves and recently paisley scarves have become my favorite…… glad others like it too:)

    Published 1.13.10 Reply
  4. AJ commented:

    How did you tie the leopard scarf as a skirt? I love that idea!

    Published 1.13.10 Reply
    • Sydne commented:

      I faked it. I had a long cardigan that I really wanted to wear out one night as a dress. But it was a tad too short and it was too warm to wear leggings. So I used the scarf as a faux skirt. I wrapped the skirt around my hips and pinned it to my boy shorts. I’ve done this twice with two different cardigans and really love the look. It just adds the perfect amount of oomph.

      Just be forewarned: you can’t dance or move around too much without the fear of your scarf/skirt falling off. So this trick works best if you’re going to a party where you’ll most be standing or sitting.

      Published 1.14.10 Reply

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