statement scarf


The final few days before Christmas are always crazy ones for me. They involve hectic, hurried trips to the mall (along with the rest of Dallas), wrapping paper malfunctions, sugar overdoses and a good dose of personal pep talks to keep me powering through. Fun and high-energy, for sure, but definitely crazy.

So you can bet my wardrobe as of late has been focused on one thing… comfort! I’ve always envied those pictures of Blair Waldorf strutting around Manhattan with ten shopping bags in tow, but for some reason I can’t reconcile lots of walking and stilettos. Am I the only one? Luckily, with all of the cozy layers available to us during winter, it’s easy to pull together a look that is as cute as it is practical!

bws-4bws-7bws-6bws-9bws-3bws-8bws-10bwsSCARF   Fringe Scarf ($30)   |   VEST   J.Crew Excursion Vest (30% off w/ code HOLIDAY)   |   BAG   Chloé Marcie Mini Satchel   |   SWEATER   Grey Pullover (old, similar linked)   |   JEANS   Black Jeans   |   BOOTS   Derby Riding Boots (25% off and available in most sizes)    |   EARRINGS   Pearl Studs   |   RING   Delicate Pave Ring

I came across this crazy scarf at H&M, and it immediately put a smile on my face. In the recent blanket scarf craze, I feel like classic, cozy scarves have been kicked to the curb. This one is here to compete, though, and it reminded me of how much I love classic outerwear. The colors, textures and detailing are all so unique – for some reason it looks to me like it came straight out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue!

Paired with my go-to J.Crew vest and trusty riding boots (which previously sold out but are back in stock at 25% off!!!) this look was perfect for an afternoon of Christmas errands! I’m thinking that today things will finally start to slow down… but then again, I always say that… :)

Hoping your keeping your sanity with a smile on your face this week! We’re all in the same boat, but what a FUN one to be in. So thankful for that tiny baby in a manger all those years ago, and that the world celebrates Him this season!

Love from Texas,


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  1. This is the perfect look for running errands! Love that scarf.

    xx Kathryn

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  2. nadin said:

    the scarf is cool

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  3. Hannah said:

    Wow I love that scarf so much. It looks so cozy and warm!

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  4. I love that scarf,and that vest!! And yes, I’m so thankful for the night Jesus was born! So, so thankful.

    India |

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  5. I definitely know what you mean about it being crazy! I had to make some last-minute runs to Target to shop for my parents last night. Comfort is key during these last few days, for sure!


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  6. Aubrey said:

    I love the scarf!!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  7. Such an adorable scarf! Love the fringe detail and cute print!

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  8. great blog post girly. !!!!!!!

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  9. Katie said:

    I love your outfit, Kate! It’s so cute and festive!

    Published 12.22.15 · Reply
  10. MARTA said:

    I love the scarf! Great outfit!

    Published 12.23.15 · Reply
  11. That is an eye-catching scarf!! Too cute!!!

    The Teacup of Style

    Published 12.24.15 · Reply
  12. Sara Kate said:

    Wow what a fun post!! I love the texture of that scarf.

    Sara Kate Styling

    Published 12.24.15 · Reply
  13. I love your combination of the scarf and vest. It is so cute and practical!
    p.s. I absolutely love your blog!

    Published 12.27.15 · Reply
  14. stylewithsmiles said:

    I love statement scarves! I wrote my own post about them as well on my blog, I would love if everyone would check it out <3

    Published 12.28.15 · Reply
  15. Mariah said:

    Such a cute outfit, and it looks so comfy too! I totally agree I could never strut around in stilettos and carry all those bags. No matter how much I would want too!

    Published 12.29.15 · Reply