Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Layers & Lipstick Linkup: Scarves

Plaid blanket scarf, Express minus the leather moto jacket, American Eagle knit leggings
Sunnies: Charming Charlie (c/o) (option) | Scarf: Modcloth (under $15 options here and here) | Jacket: Express (similar) | Bag: BCBGeneration | Top: Banana Republic | Bottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Gianni Bini (Dillard's brand) (exact style in other colors here, other velvet shoe options here and here)

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to be co-hosting the Layers & Lipstick Linkup this week with J Petite and Pucker Up Style! The themes for this week are scarves and glitter eyeliner. Well, if you frequent my blog often, you know that I'm more of a scarf aficionado than I am with glitter eyeliner, so I figured I would stick with what I'm good at and style one of my favorite scarves for you!

Plaid blanket scarf, Express minus the leather moto jacket, American Eagle knit leggings

This past Saturday was our Camaro Club's holiday party. It was casual at a nearby winery. I didn't want to have to worry about lugging around a thick winter coat, so I knew I would be wearing one of my moto jackets. Blanket scarves and moto jackets are the perfect combo. Why, you ask? Well, on their own, my Express minus-the leather jackets aren't the most warm pieces in the wintertime, especially when the temps dip down into the single digits. But blanket scarves are so incredibly warm, that they more than compensate for what the moto jackets may lack. 

Express minus the leather moto jacket, Banana Republic floral top

Can we talk about my hair for a second? The husband got me the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for Christmas. Yes, definitely an investment piece, so it's tough for me to encourage you all to go out and buy it!! However, for those that are interested in it, I do love it. It dries my hair in 5 MINUTES. No lie. I even documented that fact on Snapchat showing before and after photos with the timestamp on them. My hair is not stick straight, there is a slight kink to the ends, but it's usually pretty frizzy after I blow-dry it with other dryers. For this outfit, I didn't use a flat iron on my hair at all, just the blow dryer. I sprayed some dry volume spray at the crown of my head and spritzed my hair with some hair spray, but otherwise, there are no smoothing products at all in my hair. That's pretty amazing if you ask me. 

Gianni bini velvet shoes

These shoes and this clutch are the perfect holiday party accessories. So glad I snagged both of them! Together, they are a dynamic duo! And, despite the fact that I was standing the majority of the night, my feet did not hurt one bit. I thank the non-skid soles and the chunky block heel! I scored them on Black Friday and they aren't available in this exact color anymore, but they do come in black and cognac suede. They fit true to size for me, and they're under $60!

Plaid blanket scarf, Express minus the leather moto jacket, American Eagle knit leggings
Necklace: Kendra Scott "Rayne" (gifted)

Plaid blanket scarf, Express minus the leather moto jacket, American Eagle knit leggings

I have all three colors of these knit jeggings now from American Eagle. They have a functional button and front zipper as well as real back pockets. Any skinny pants that stay completely fitted through my knees and ankles are my best friends. If you're interested, they run true to size and I buy them in the "short" length.

Plaid blanket scarf, Express minus the leather moto jacket, American Eagle knit leggings

Even though this blanket scarf is ginormous, I like that I can tie it so it looks tidy around my neck. You can catch my blanket scarf tying tutorial in this post here.

That's all I have for you today! Be sure you link up below then hop on over to see what J Petite and Pucker Up Style are wearing!



  1. This dryer is simply amazing, love this jacket I never got to wear mine this year. I need to fix that.


  2. Love your shoes and that cozy scarf!

  3. Thank you for hosting dear! I'm linking back to you HERE Hope you'll check out my latest <a href="http://cocoetlavieenrose.com/sporty-suit-fashion-outfit/>Fashion post</a>

  4. Ooh, I love the black and white print of this scarf! And the velvet shoes! What a fun way to make this outfit holiday party-ish while keeping it casual enough for the dress code.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  5. Love this jacket + scarf combo, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Love that jacket. Great layering piece!



  7. Great look and scarf! Thanks for co-hosting!

  8. Great look, especially the velvet shoes!!


  9. Love the look! So happy I got the shoes when you posted them! I wonder if that dryer works well for curly hair... I must investigate!