Statement Scarf and Bag

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!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!



  8. 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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