J. Crew orange schoolboy blazer; Target plaid blanket scarf
Blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); top, Gap Factory; jeans, American Eagle; scarf, Target (gift); shoes, J. Crew (via consignment); bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

I’m a big fan of paying things forward. I am incredibly grateful for the good fortune (and occasional blind luck) I have had in my life, and I believe that it’s good for the soul to try to return some of that positive energy into the world. Karma, and all that. [Apologies to Buddhists for completely mangling their belief system.]

One of my goals in undertaking pay-it-forward activities is to do so without any expectations; they are meant to be acts of gratitude for past good fortune, not a way to barter for future windfalls. But, sometimes, it feels like the universe pays me right back.

J. Crew orange schoolboy blazer; Target plaid blanket scarf
mmm, cozy

Or, in this case, not the universe … but one of my favourite fashion bloggers, and all-around awesome person, Fran. Yes, that Fran. (I’m an unapologetic fangirl, so she’s kind of a celebrity in my books.) For the last month or so, Fran has been raving about this plaid scarf from Target; needless to say, she sold me on it almost immediately. Sadly, my local Target was sold out of, or never stocked with, these scarves – a fact I took to Twitter to bemoan.

And lo – a package arrived on my door step a few weeks later.

I’m calling it the karma scarf.

J. Crew orange schoolboy blazer; Target plaid blanket scarf
mmm, orange

4 Comments on What Goes Around, Comes Around

  1. Fran turned me onto this scarf too, and I’m loving it! (I’m also a fangirl; GOMI has lead me to all the good bloggers.) I’m loving the colors of this outfit.

  2. MWAH! I’m glad you love it – it looks so great with the stripes and red blazer that I have to copy it immediately (or the next time I have to wear dress clothes…)

  3. #jealous
    Seriously, I hope this scarf turns up at one of the Targets here so I can indulge as well. So many colour pairing opportunities!

    Also, I love that your blazer matches your shoes. Unless they’re black I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to make that happen in my closet.