Sometimes when a particular item or accessory gains popularity, I know it's not for me. Whether it's hot pink lipstick, really high heels or Ashton Kutcher wearing those trucker hats that I never thought were remotely attractive, I'm fine with just seeing the pictures and not actually feeling a need to go out and buy something of my own to join in the fad.
Lately though, a trend that has caught my eye both because of the stylishness and the practicality is wearing a great scarf. Everyone from celebrities to fashion models to other moms at the library can be found donning beautiful, intricate scarves in all colors and patterns... and I think they look great.
On the one hand, a scarf can actually help keep your neck warm - something that is pretty important around here when we're excited that the high temperature for today is going to be two digits instead of one. But, on the other hand, a scarf is also such a simple and classy way to change the look and feel of your outfit with ease while showing a little personality.
So, where do you go for a large selection of high-quality, unique scarves that won't cost you a small fortune? Look no further than Affordable Scarves.
The variety of colors, fabrics and weaves found at Affordable Scarves appeal to everyone's fashion sense, while their prices are perfect for any budget (hence the good job they did choosing a name). Whether you choose a silk, cashmere, pashmina or knit scarf for yourself or as a gift, they are all less than $20 (with free standard shipping on all orders over $30). And if you're concerned that when you see your scarf in person it won't meet your expectations, Affordable Scarves offers an easy return policy and 100% money-back guarantee. You can't go wrong!
The feature that I immediately loved when browsing the Affordable Scarves website is the option to see three views for each scarf that they sell. As well as seeing the scarf by itself, you can zoom in close to see the details or see it draped on a mannequin to really get a feel for how the scarf will look when worn.
Really gives you a good idea about the Abigail Crinkle Pashmina in Camel Tan, doesn't it?
When I came across Affordable Scarves' category of Loop Scarves, I was instantly intrigued. One of my previous issues with scarves has always been trying to master the right combination of I-just-tossed-this-around-my-neck with I-spent-15-minutes-adjusting-my-scarf-in-the-mirror and having it come out looking casual and trendy. On top of that, Little Sister B loves to pull at any hat or scarf that she gets near, so a traditional scarf would be easily off by her strong persistence.
A Loop Scarf (also called an Infinity or Circle Scarf) solves these problems by being one continuous piece of fabric that is amazingly easy to wear or style for any season. Affordable Scarves even offers videos on the multiple ways that Loop Scarves can be worn! The most basic is beyond simple to do, though. Simply place it over your head, loop it around and you're instantly a scarf fashionista. In fact, it's so easy, anyone can do it...
I was amazed when the gorgeous Houndstooth Infinity Scarf from Affordable Scarves showed up in only two days and came out of the box looking just as high quality as the scarves found in fancy boutiques. For only $13.69, I love the way the houndstooth pattern adds extra style while the scarf itself is the right mix of breathable softness that feels great on my neck. If you want a little more kick, it comes in fuchsia and black as well!
Whether pairing this scarf with a sweater, pea coat or just a plain long sleeved tee shirt, it looks fashionable and beautiful and is so easy to incorporate and wear with my wardrobe. Little Sister B has tried a few times to get it off, but even her tugs can't affect its positioning. I especially like that I never have to worry about this scarf falling down off of my shoulders when I'm moving or bending down or playing with my kids. What a great design!
Whether shopping for yourself or as a gift, Affordable Scarves is the place to go for the perfect accessory for any style or budget. Where else can you spend less than $20 on a cashmere scarf or pashmina wrap and, within days of placing your order, look instantly fashionable? Make sure you keep up with them on Facebook, Twitter and the Affordable Scarves blog for all of the newest scarves, contest information and much more. Thanks to the generosity of Affordable Scarves, two people will be able to complete their outfits with a great scarf, because...
Two lucky people will win their choice of scarf from Affordable Scarves!
To enter to win your choice of scarf from Affordable Scarves: Check out all of the stylish options at Affordable Scarves and tell me which scarf you would love to own. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winners.
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Giveaway will end on February 4th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to residents of U.S. and Canada only.
A big thank you to Affordable Scarves for providing a Houndstooth Infinity Scarf for me to review as well as two scarves of choice for two lucky giveaway winners. What a great combination of style and low prices! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.