wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace
Sweater & skirt, J. Crew Factory; scarf, can’t remember; brooch, vintage; shoes, Jimmy Choo (thrifted); bag, Marc Jacobs (via eBay)

… is not a necklace at all. The outfit called for something, but I wasn’t feeling the statement necklace vibe that morning. So I dug out a contrasting scarf, mostly as an excuse to wear one of my brooches. The brooches don’t get a lot of love these days, and I feel bad about that. Worn on their own, I feel like they’re wont to push my outfits too closely towards fuddy duddy territory; but add a scarf, and I’m safely out of the danger zone. I think.

This isn’t an infinity scarf, but I wanted a similar clean look, so I tied my scarf the usual way (sorry, I can’t for the life of me explain it intelligibly, but I’m copying an old tutorial from Jean) and pinned the ends under with a couple of extra safety pins. I looked like this in the morning …

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace
overhead lighting, yikes

… and then, by noon, everything started to come apart. I somehow lost one safety pin (?!), and then got tired of fiddling with the ends. So, I just left it as it was. I actually don’t mind the look.

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace
5 pm

I love all of the colours of this skirt, especially because they matched my morning donut.

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace
#breakfastofchampions

A day that starts with a donut is a good day.

6 Comments on The New Statement Necklace

    • Isn’t it? Almost as important as having baked goods to start the morning πŸ˜‰

      I got this particular brooch from a local antique store. I usually buy mine from Etsy, eBay, or local vintage/antique stores. Or thrift stores, if I get really lucky.

    • Thanks πŸ™‚
      I think it’s a nice alternative to a necklace, particular on cold days (i.e. half the year up here in the frozen north). Keeping it looking neat was a pain, but once I embraced the dishevelled look, it was all good.

  1. I love it! Then again, I LOVE scarves–but I really enjoy your creativity in this post. Also, I think I like it even better when the scarf came undone!