I should start this post with a disclaimer, in the interest of complete transparency and all that. I am not a fashion blogger. I don’t even know anything about fashion. I am one of those people, who upon seeing images from a fashion show, shouts (usually to myself) “Who the *$%& would wear that!?” Clearly that is why they are in the fashion industry, and I am in the golf industry. You probably couldn’t get two trades further apart from each other, to be honest!
Never the less, I do try to dress in some kind of accordance with current trends. And one trend that I keep noticing over and over again, is The Scarf.
I, like many, have lived my life (up until recently) thinking The Scarf was just for winter. An accessory that was more about keeping your neck warm than making a fashion statement. That might be true….if you live in Russia. But here on the Gold Coast, or in Australia even, The Scarf is all about fashion, accessorizing, and making a statement, no matter what the weather is doing outside!*
My scarf collection has been pretty limited and boring. So when I saw Marleisa, from This Is Who I Am, had started her own business, I knew it wasn’t a matter of if I was going to buy a scarf, but when and which one? After looking through her stock every few days, I finally decided I just had to bite the bullet and pick two**. I decided on a plain aqua-coloured one, and a multi-colour one. It was really hard to choose, because truthfully, I just wanted one of each!
I had hoped to model these scarves for pictures outside, so you could see how great they looked for summer, but
my procrastination a late afternoon thunder storm meant that if I wanted the pics done RIGHT THEN (which I did – I always need things RIGHT NOW), I had to settle for indoor pics. Clearly I will never be a fashion model (and after this post, perhaps never a fashion blogger, either).
What I love about Marleisa’s scarves is that they are really light weight, which means they’re great for all kinds of weather, and they are long. There is nothing worse when buying a scarf than to take it home and realise how short it is! They’re also big enough that earlier in the weekend I wore the aqua scarf to the pool as a sarong – sorry, but there will be no pictures of me in a bathing suit making an appearance on this blog. They also come in all kinds of colours and prints as well as the plain ones. Honestly, the hardest part about ordering my scarves was deciding which two to buy!
If you don’t trust my fashion tips (I couldn’t say I’d blame you), check out these fashion bloggers who do know what they’re talking about. Rachel from Redcliffe Style and Belinda from B Being Cool both rocked Scarf Girl scarves in their Frocktober quests.
Now the truly exciting part of this post, for me, is that thanks to Marleisa, I have my first give away on my blog! One lucky reader will win a scarf of their choice from Scarf Girl! All you have to do is head over and “like” Scarf Girl’s Facebook page, then leave a comment on this post (and make sure I can track you down if you win!). It’s as easy as that!
Boring Stuff Terms and Conditions
Competition closes Tuesday 3rd December at 9am. Winner receives one Scarf Girl scarf of their choice (shipping included). Winner must contact Marleisa with scarf of choice by Friday 6th December.Winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by email, twitter (where applicable) and published on the Colours of Sunset blog. One entry per person only. Open to Australian residents only. Prize not redeemable for cash. I was gifted a Scarf Girl scarf for this post, but all opinions are solely my own.
*For all I know it’s the same in Russia, who would know? They always look so damn cold!
**Scarf Girl Scarves are just $10 each or 2 for $15 with $3 postage. Check out the great range of scarves on the Facebook page.
And linking up as always on Tuesday, with Essentially Jess for I Blog on Tuesdays