Adventures in Dressmaking: How to Wear DIY: Is it too late for scarves??

Thursday, March 29, 2012

How to Wear DIY: Is it too late for scarves??

Two How to Wear DIY posts in a row??  Fun, fun!  Yesterday's was a bonus, promoting Simplicity's pattern giveaway.  Today's is as usual.  I love to share pics of pieces I've made in outfits you can wear for everyday!  So, this week...

It hasn't been feeling much like spring yet around here.  We had some really awful weather days last week, including several inches of snow!!  (It's spring, Oregon; can't you tell?!?  No, it can't.)  Although we did have some gorgeous sun this weekend, and earlier this week.

So it's still pretty chilly, but I am SO ready for happy colors and less clothing.  So I pushed the envelope a little for going out to dinner the other day, and wore springy navy and white stripes and three-quarter length sleeves with my infinity scarf I made with this tutorial.  I love this scarf, btw--totally simple French seam you can do to any old, tired scarf to make it an infinity scarf.  I've worn it a lot and it feels so much fresher than before.

But I was wondering, is scarf season over?  Should I be denying the cold weather and dressing for spring?  Or am I allowed to keep a few wintery pieces because I need them?? ...I think it's a grey area (pun intended...?).

Infinity scarf excluded, the high waist megaflares and stripes give it sort of a 70's vibe, right? Except for the mint nails! ;)
 
Jacket: Necessary Objects via Goodwill (similar). Tee (similar), bag: Old Navy.
Belt: Vintage, was my mom's. Jeans: Express via Goodwill. Wedges: Target via Goodwill. 
Earrings: Forever 21. Scarf: DIY, recycled!

Also--the lipstick is Flamenco by Radiant (thanks for your suggestions!!) and the nail polish is Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet.  I've been dying for mint things (who hasn't?!) and loving this nail polish recently!

Here's to better weather this weekend!

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  1. I think that as long as it's still cold, it's fine. It's still cute! And you don't want to freeze!

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  2. i think if you need a scarf then its not too late! cute outfit too!

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  3. Scarves are perfect for this time of year when there's still a little chill in the air!

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  4. Great look. I have the same Sally Hansen nail color. I had been looking for mint polish - and failing - and then there it was at the drug store.

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    1. Yes! There's also Revlon Minted, and a Sally Hansen in a very pale mint... I couldn't decide, so I got both Sally Hansens!

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  5. It's never too late to wear sarves! :D I simply love them, even in the middle of summer. When it's getting a little cooler at night it's so nice to have a scarf at hand.
    Have a nice thursday!

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  6. Your hair looks super pretty today Suzannah!

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  7. Adorable outfit! I wear scarves whenever, wherever, so I say go for it!

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  8. I wear scarves all year. I think it's silly to say it's the wrong time of year for an article of clothing if it's necessary for comfort! :)

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  9. Nope!!

    I think it's a great accessory! Doesn't look like a heavy wool... So, go with the flow!!

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  10. If you are dying for mint, then you need to get these shorts from Urban Outfitters! Perfect Summer style: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24229874

    -Bethany

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  11. I wear scarves WAY into Spring here in OR....you kind of need to! I tend to start gravitating towards bright colored and lighter material in my springtime scarves.

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    1. That's true, bright and pastel scarves are great for spring, and even early summer if they're lightweight! I guess I was thinking of this one as more of a wintery look...

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  12. This is a super cute outfit - and I'm a total scarf addict myself. Doesn't matter the season, a scarf is always a great accessory. I actually just DIYed one out of...an Anthropology towel!
    http://petitejosette.blogspot.ca/2012/03/diy-anthro-hack-infinity-scarf.html

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    1. Very cool! Yours looks great, and totally trans-seasonal! Love the graphic print!

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  13. Glad to hear I'm not alone in the scarf-wearing in spring! I guess it's all about the type of scarf, too!

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