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Dress c/o COIN 1804 | Jacket: Thrifted | Scarf: Anthropologie | Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear | Purse: Mimi Boutique

Just to follow-up, this scarf is one of those “wear unworn items before buying new ones” that I mentioned in this post.  I can proudly say that I haven’t bought anything new in December yet (even though I’ve thought about it – I know, I have a shopping problem).  I love this scarf because of the colors and the fun prints on it.  If you look closely, it’s a bunch of different zoo animals mixed in with other shapes and patterns, neat huh?  Because it’s got so many colors in it, you can literally wear it with anything.  I paired my bright new orange Mimi Boutique purse I won from a Cafe Fashionista giveaway with it to play off the orange in the scarf.  While the rest of the outfit I decided to keep more neutral so the scarf and purse could take the spotlight.  This is one of those casual Saturday afternoon, grocery shopping or taking Austin to the park strolling type of outfits. Thank goodness for the 60-70 degree weather in December so I can still wear dresses and go to the park.  :)

On another note, I’ve had a rough week so far in all sorts of ways, which has made me rethink a lot of things, such as the direction I want to take this blog, my focuses in my job, and spending more time with family.  And since Austin is almost turning 1 years old, I’ll be focusing some of my efforts on planning his birthday partie(s), so fun!  I’ll still be here (and have a few more fun giveaways planned so you guys can win gifts for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list), but if I’m MIA once in awhile through the holidays, you’ll know why (for those that care).  :)

 I’ll be linking up to The Pleated Poppy and Rolled Up Pretty!

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for the Copy Cat Closet challenge hosted by Ma Nouvelle Mode or The Grant Life.  My challenge will go out to everyone’s inbox TOMORROW so make sure to subscribe today!!  The link-up for it will be NEXT Wednesday!!



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35 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Jenny
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    What a fabulous scarf! The print is so adorable! We definitely all need our family time, so I hope you enjoy this holiday season with your beautiful family!

    xo Jenny

  2. Shannon
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    Love that handbag! What a stunning pop of color.

  3. Krysten
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    That scarf is all sorts of awesome, I love the colors.

  4. thehautecookie
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    oooh love both!!!! amazing pics sandy they go well together too~! xO!

  5. Jennifer
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  6. Ilene @ Much Love, illy
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    LOVE that bag! that pop of orange is incredible. you look fantastic, friend! :)

  7. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 1:14 am

    WHAT? What do you mean you’re rethinking the direction of the blog? Did something happen? I want to know!!!

  8. erica
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    ooo! i quite love that scarf (and that bright
    orange bag. i’ve been wanting a bag that color!).

    my favorite statement accessory is probably my
    super chunky betsey johnson necklace. it has multiple
    chains and charms and is just crazy, but i love it,
    even if i haven’t worn it that many times.

  9. Andrea
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I just love that scarf + the handbag! And I’ve been thinking about doing a no-buy month in January. I think they may have just inspired me to commit to do it!

  10. Lauren
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Your scarf is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen in quite a while! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family!

  11. Always Maylee
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    You look so cute, love that scarf! And of course, time with family is the most important! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. Ms. Megan
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    I love that scarf + congrats on winning such a beautiful bag!!

  13. Anne
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    Wear unworn things before buying new ones… whoops, I just realized I need to work on that! The scarf is so great though, and you can’t go wrong with pairing one with a maxi & denim jacket. Very cute.

  14. Shea
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Yay, the scarf! I’m glad you got it Sandy, it’s so adorable! And the holidays are BUSY, so we all understand if you need a break every now and then! We all do sometimes!

  15. Amanda Cobb
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    That is a cute scarf! And the purse pairs really well with it. Cute look overall! :)

    I have a shopping problem, too; I should probably try a similar sort of challenge where I shop my closet instead. I’ve been doing a little of that, but have not completely cut off buying new things.

  16. susan
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    Very cute! Loving the scarf and handbag.
    Hmmm…I think I would have to say my Stella & Dot Petra bracelet. My favorite.

  17. Lorna B.
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    I’m in love with that bag!!!

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  18. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    The scarf is so fun and lovely bag! Great win! And you just reminded me I should whip out the ol denim jacket! Can’t wait to see what you do with the blog and have fun planning those parties!

  19. alyson
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    adore this casual chic outfit… and that scarf? LOVE!

  20. cate @ wild ruffle
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    I don’t think I could narrow it down to one favorite – but I AM loving that scarf of yours! How fun that the pattern is so unexpected.:)

  21. Giovanna
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Such a cute look! Loving that scarf! The print is too fun!


  22. Kathleen
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Such a fun scarf! Love your denim jacket too! Great look :)

  23. Annie
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Such a cute outfit – love that scarf! Have fun party planning :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  24. lucia
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  25. Sarah
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that purse, and that scarf is perfect! You’re right, it can go with pretty much anything. Congrats on your baby boy and him being almost 1 years old! My son was born on Christmas morning 2010! I think my son would like your purse even more, he’s currently in an everything needs to be orange phase.

  26. McKenna Ryan
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    I love your scarf! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I really love your blog and I am so glad to be following it now! xx. McKenna Lou

  27. Vale
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    I adore your scarf and bag, such a great outfit =) Kisses

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  28. Emily
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I’m loving this look, and your awesome blog, and I’m your newest follower!

    xo Emily

  29. Isa
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    You have to show us a close-up of the pattern on that scarf – it looks so cute!


  30. Anissa
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    currently my fire engine red short peacoat paired with my sparkly light pink scarf!

  31. Georgianna
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    Hi Sandy, I love the maxi and the jean jacket. So comfy but stylish. Thinking of you and hoping all good things come from your refocusing. I’m sure it will be better and better. And how exciting to plan Austin’s first birthday party! I can’t believe I just wrote that – this year has flown!



  32. Tender Allure
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    I love how you pulled the orange color from your scarf and paired your outfit with such a vibrant orange bag! Great outfit :)


    P.S. Check out my giveaway for super cute hair ties on my blog!

  33. Lauren
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Love the autumnal colours, the scarf is gorgeous as is the bag


  34. Renae
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Oh my, I just found you and need you in my life! Hoping you don’t give the blog up altogether but will live with archives if I must!! My fave statement now is my chunky peacock colored infinity scarf…hoping to get a different color for Christmas. It’s hard to wear peacock with EVERY outfit!! Enjoy A, what a special time!!

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