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Friday, December 27, 2013

The Zara scarf dupe

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I've always loved plaid, but lately I've been obsessing over it. Specifically this scarf from Zara. There are things that blow up in the blogosphere, which for whatever reason, ends up leaving me with an aversion to that item, but not this time. I discovered this Zara scarf too late - it had already been sold out online and in stores, apparently due to the saturation of this scarf in Blogland. I had spies scour their local Zara stores, but the story was much of the same - sold out. And of course, eBay sellers are exploiting its popularity - just try to do a search for it, will ya? I'm pretty sure it retails for around $30, and the bids on eBay approach the $200 mark. I mean, I love you, scarf, but not that much. I was very excited when one of my friends texted me this pic from H&M.

Scarf: H&M

It definitely had promise! More of a cream background than a camel, but that was okay by me. The scale and colors of the plaid were perfect. The one thing that I liked about the Zara scarf was how big it was! But at the same time, I've heard it truly is like a blanket, and worried that it would swallow me. So, I was definitely looking for something that was wider than a traditional scarf, but not blanket sized! This one. Is. Perfect.


Sunnies: Tom Ford | Scarf: H&M | Top: Express | Bracelets: 1, 2 | Jeans: Express | Booties: Report (option)

I was able to achieve the blanket affect by tying the scarf like this. I don't know about you, but I love learning new ways to tie scarves. This one is a no brainer, not sure why I've never thought to do it like this before! Oh, and did I mention this H&M scarf retails for $12.95. Win win win win win.

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24 comments :

  1. Thank you for linking me to the scarf tying tutorial! Every time I see that Zara scarf I wonder how the heck they get it to look like that. It would be nothing short of a hot mess on me. I have to say it's so amusing and makes my brain feel like I'm on the wrong blog or something seeing pictures of you in a background with lots of sunshine and palm trees. I could get used to that look, though!

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    1. Hahaha! It's really easy to tie, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to try tying it like that with all my scarves now!
      Oh and, it's trippy for me to be around palm trees and heat for Christmas!! And it's extra windy here where my dad lives which makes blog photos next to impossible, hence the lack of oomph in my outfit photos this week! #fashionbloggerproblems

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  2. OMG thank you thank you thank you! I felt like you I saw the Zara scarf everywhere but it was no longer available when I went to purchase it! I just ordered this scarf from H&M oh and they have 20% off with promo code 0560! Brings the price down with shipping to $17! So happy right now!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Yay! This gives me so much satisfaction! I hope you end up loving it as much as me! It's beautiful - and glad you were able to get it at an even *better* price!! Can't wait to see you wear it!

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    1. You need it in your life, I promise!!

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  4. This is a win win win win win! If I didn't have a million scarves already, I would get this!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. It is so perfect and photographs well! I love the way it drapes!
      Thank you for reading!

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  5. Amazing scarf, I also love plaid <3 ( and also I have already written about plaid ;) ) And this scarf is really similar to Zara (200 $ on ebay?!) :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Crazy, right? It's a fabulous scarf but I could not fathom paying triple or quadruple the retail price! This was such a great, if not better alternative!

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  6. I actually like the h&m version better! The Zara is definitely pretty, but I didn't go for it because of it's size! I love plaid and a scarf is the perfect touch.

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    1. I've never gotten to feel or see the Zara one in person, but do agree that this may be even better anyway. AND cheaper! So fun!

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  7. Love this, I'm all about affordable options!

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    1. Absolutely! I'm thankful I have shopping spies who keep their eye out for me!! I probably would not have seen this myself!

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  8. LOVE the scarf! I'm tempted to buy one. I need a scard like a hole in the head though lol
    ive been wondering how to wear the scarf you bought me. Im going to try it this way. I think it will show how beautiful the scarf is.

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    1. I think this would be a perfect way to tie that scarf! Isn't it square shaped? If so, this would be great!
      http://www.scarves.com/how-to-tie-a-scarf/maddox

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  9. Visiting from Style Elixir Fab Friday! I love the huge blanket scarf look too, but also wouldn't pay $200 for a Zara scarf! (I'd likely check all 50 NYC Zara stores first, at least I'd get some exercise walking all over town!)

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha! Yes, calorie burning always sounds like a great alternative!

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  10. this is a great scarf dupe!! and thanks for the tutorial link on how to tie the scarf -- will definitely be trying it out!

    cute & little

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    1. Glad you found it helpful! I'll keep an eye out for your scarf tying trial! I seriously want to tie all my scarves this way now! :)

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  11. I love that scarf, great find! It will go with so many things and I love how you tied it. I've never even thought to tie a scarf like that before. I'll definitely be trying it.

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    1. I want to tie *all* my scarves like this now! It gives it such a different look! I'll be on a lookout to see you try it!

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  12. The plaid scarf is def a must have this season!

    xo,
    mirandaa

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    1. Yes, I'm starting to believe that more and more! I'm wearing another one as we speak!

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