9.23.2009

Totally Tubular

Accessories are my BFF. They are so much easier to locate at a moment’s notice than a living, breathing gal pal when an urge to shop strikes; plus, they never try to steal the cute boy who happens to catch your eye while waiting in line for your Grande Light White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks – although they may attempt to swipe the spotlight with their shimmer and shine, or dazzle him with their grandiose glamour. Admit it, there’s no finer friend than a cocktail ring who can swathe you in radiance; no more valuable companion than a statement necklace with the ability to make you sparkle; no classier cohort than a flamboyant charm bracelet tinkling in glee with your every move. But don’t worry kitty cats, your supplementary sidekick need not be of the twinkling variety. Hence the reason why my fall accessory du jour is not the cord bracelet or the pendant necklace; nor a floral-shaped bauble or a Swarovski-encrusted bit dangling from my ear. Rather, it is…le tube scarf.

Twinkle “Just In Case Scarf” Darlings, just in case you thought it possible to survive without a tube scarf, Twinkle is here to prove you completely wrong via their Just In Case Scarf, a piece that your accessory drawer is completely naked without. No longer do you have to struggle with tying your scarf in an acceptable fashion, or worry about it slipping from your shoulders when skedaddling for the subway, the Just In Case Scarf stays in place from the moment you put it on until you deem it appropriate to take it off, while making you look and feel like a seductive little ski bunny. Hippity hop, kittens!

DKNY “Lambswool/Cashmere Infinity Scarf” Haven’t you always wanted to be her? Oh, good grief, I can’t believe you’ve no idea who I’m talking about…the lady in red, of course! I’ve always craved such a caption to accompany my entrance into a room, but I’ve never felt flippant enough to flounce into a crowded space covered from head to toe in crimson – it simply seems too outwardly cheeky a thing for me to do; yet the Lambswool/Cashmere Infinity Scarf in the flirtatious Flame pigment is giving me courage – if only subtly. Wrap it around your throat for a pop of color that will make heads turn and bring an alluring blush to your cheeks. Who knows lovelies, someone may even refer to you as the lady in red.

Nordstrom “Airy Shadow Stripe Cashmere Wrap” There’s something to be said for an accessory that has the power to hug and keep you warm from top to bottom in the same fashion that a cute boy can; hence the reason why I’m so smitten with Nordstrom’s Airy Shadow Stripe Cashmere Wrap. The crafting is just as soft, cozy, and familiar as a much-loved blanket; while the length gives you the ability to tie it tube-like around your neck or allow it to hang haphazardly over your shoulders for a more casual effect. But alas, not all decisions are as simple as styling, cupcakes; sometimes the real issue in question is deciding upon a singular color that will keep your closet chipper from season to season. I’m convinced that Ivy League would so perfectly complement my complexion and eyes; Turkish Blue would look marvelous with denim; and we can’t forget how intriguing Ivory would look frosting any and all of your wardrobe staples. I understand that it’s most likely out of the question, but can’t I just have them all?

Bop Basics “Thick Knit Eternity Scarf” Love at first sight doesn’t strike often kittens, but when it does, you must act quickly; thus the reason why I scooped up the Thick Knit Eternity Scarf within moments of laying eyes upon it. There’s something about cable knit anything that makes me downright punch-drunk – especially in a hue so reminiscent of steaming cocoa – so I couldn’t help but allow myself un petit splurge. But it was worth it. Can you imagine how divine such a piece will look slung around a jewel-toned sweater come winter or topping a cropped blazer for a little get-together with the girls? I have a feeling that I’ll be adoring this little knit for all of eternity!

Echo “Double Infinity Scarf” Forget what you’ve heard (if you’ve heard anything, that is), texture and volume are not terms applicable only to hair. No, when it comes to clothing – in this case, accessories – they are a double whammy of words that describe the same type of decadence synonymous with the fluffy whipped topping that veils sugary cupcakes. Case in point, Echo’s Double Infinity Scarf. As if the majestic Regal Purple color weren’t enough to make you giddy, the way in which the irresistibly soft material swoops and loops around your neck like a glamorous merry-go-round most certainly will.

Ready to get tubular, mes chéris?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom for the pictures.
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49 comments

Keith said...

I do really like those. I've got some girlfriends who have been going crazy for these too.

Leah said...

I love the scarves you featured here but my fave is the "just in case" scarf.

Accessories are my BFF too.

fashionblogger said...

I love scarves and wraps too. You've found some good ones.

Princess Liberty said...

These accessoiries are beautiful and I'm probably going to get them!

Couture Cookie said...

We like the same Starbucks fix... oh well, what is life without guilty pleasures, right? I like my sparkly little friends, but that red scarf looks like a possible fall'09 bestie. :)

Jaime said...

Oh I like these! Def loving the orange DKNY one, great color :)

ana said...

I love them all!!! I love to wear scarfs!!! they are my favorite accesory for the winter...

Stephanie said...

Love the Bop Basics one.
I also posted a new version of the Dr. Horrible Emmy segment on my post, so you can watch it now! :-)

CHICMUSE said...

GREAT SCARVES, LOVE IT!







XX
CHICMUSE

meraldia said...

A scarf can change completely an outfit. And cashmere is so warm!
xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic post title and pics! I am tooooootally ready to get tubular, darling, especially with that purple Echo scarf!

xoxox,
CC

janettaylor said...

i have got a multicolor piece. Love it...

XoXo

Dina's Days said...

I needed my CF fix! I'm still in the Middle East and have not had a chance to check my favortie blogs. I love this scarf.. ultra chic. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

The purple one is so luxurious...

The Blonde Duck said...

That purple scarf is so cool!

Pretty Things said...

I'm going to have to try my hand at knitting up one of those -- I found some absolutely decadent yarn, but it's so thin and fine that it will likely take until next winter to make it up!

Kristin said...

Woweeeeeee lady, loving the cable knit number!! Now, if I could just get it to cool down her so I could sport it without passing out!

All Women Stalker said...

I hope it gets cold enough for a scarf this cool in my country. I'd surely be sewing dozens.

-meream

Rina said...

great post! :) i can't imagine any fall without new scarf around my neck! It makes outfit to play with new colors. Its great to have few different scarfs and play with them! :)

kpeach New York, NY said...

I love, love the shopbop one that you got-it's super cute.

Ediot said...

i adore the first shawl. such a great way to be chic&warm at the same time!

Lottie said...

i adore these, hmm, i need one in my life the sooner the better!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

The scarfs look so pretty! I love the purple one in the last picture! xoxoxo

Sherin said...

Ooo, these look like a perfect companion for the winter! They look so warm and snugggly (real word?).

Stephanie said...

I love scarves. :) They make the perfect compliment to an outfit. :)

Amanda said...

Scarves=my best friends!

What a great post!

Manhattan Cupcake said...

Love these! I am eagerly awaiting fall weather, but I know it will come. And it will last until I'm ready for spring again! But cute post, and very true about accessories!

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Sarah Edwina Rose said...

Wonderful! I bought a lowly cheap 'snood' last year but these are far more tempting.

Julia said...

I love eternity scarves! They are so warm and cozy in the winter. I have a chunky knitted one that I adore.

xoxo

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The Lil Bee said...

OK, so I admit I'm still in summer mode...maybe because it was unseasonably hot here today. But these scarves make me really excited for fall. I really love that orange-red one!! And I wouldn't even have to worry about it fitting my 9-month prego self, since it's one-size-fits-all! Perfect.

PS Thank you so much for your sweet comment about Feather. So excited!! xo

Patty Ann said...

yessssssss cant wait until its cool enough to wear scarves!! also, have you heard about snoods???? i read about them, and just found out what they were! i've never heard of them before.

ALSO, YES!!! let's totally do a blogger meetup. I'm in pasadena, what's a middle spot that you would suggest???? we can work out a day and time that works!!! very excited.

P.s. even though i check your blog like everyday, i dont know what you look like!!! have you ever posted pics of yourself??????

xxxx


AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Nikolett said...

Even though it's still hot, I can't wait for scarf weather. There's nothing like wearing a simple tee or sweater and having an elaborate, colourful, patterned scarf to complete the look. Thanks for sharing these, they're great finds! :)

Emily said...

i love the braided one, but all of them are equally chic :]

S.Elisabeth said...

Absolutely adore these. They look so cozy and WARM!

clarewbrown said...

OOOOHHHH I hadn't seen these yet. I LOVE them! So cute, cuddly and fabulous. I may have to dump my 12000 pashminas in favor of these loves

Mimi said...

those scarves are gorgeous! great post, and yes, my accessories are my best friends! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those scarves are all so beautiful. Perfect for fall!

Lily G. said...

I love accessories too, esp. scarves and necklaces!

lamodedejuline said...

Love them. Now, I want one. =]

Lexie said...

my best friend made me a great circle scarf for christmas last year! i loooove it!

la petite fashionista said...

im awful at scarf tying. i love the "infinity" styles because its so effortlessly cute!

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

I love scarfs!! They are just so cozy and sometimes act as a security blanket!!

xxx

mom & son said...

this is all i need.
since i always have a hard time to wrap around the long scarf on my neck.lol!

Beth Dunn said...

Love accessories and scarves!!! xoxo

ONiC said...

ive been wanting scarves like that, idk why i havent own one yet.

Miss Neira said...

love the infinity scarves..my favorite are the floral ones.. and they're becoming extremely popular, so easy to wear!

gleenn said...

wow! i love these scarves. i know i've got lots of them but can't have enough. i love the way they're worn too. Really I do.

Little Red said...

Love these scarves! They are definitely the perfect things to have in the cold weather.

Sam said...

I love these! I wish we were going into Winter too now! (I'm in Australia and it's all increasingly hot from here on in).

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