Thursday, January 14, 2010

Affordable Scarves {Review & Giveaway} Big Fashion at a Small Price - 2 winners!

{This giveaway is now closed, thanks to those who entered!}

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...

My little trend-setter!

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.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted. For example, if you subscribe, leave one comment saying "I subscribe #1" and a separate comment saying "I subscribe #2")

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Affordable Scarves on Twitter and/or subscribe to the Affordable Scarves blog.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway. See the list on the top of my right sidebar - there are some really great ones going on right now and coming up!
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Affordable Scarves *2 winners* brings inexpensive fashion & style @thxmailcarrier from @affordscarves! http://bit.ly/4AT8bp #win #giveaway

2 Extra Entries per follow method (leave 2 separate comments for each type) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect (see sidebar), subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries (leave 3 separate comments) if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Affordable Scarves. Please leave an address where it can be found.

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.

715 comments:

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Tj and Amy said...

I like the Spencer Winter Scarf in white. amypugmire@live.com

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Venus Montoya said...

Houndstooth Scarve is my favorite.

delphiandreams said...

I love the Hartford Pashima Wrap!

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Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! The Reagan Striped Pashmina stole my heart.

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mickeyfan said...

Megan loop or Hartford pashmina? Hmm.

Missybeez said...

I like the SoHo Ombré Scarf.
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Cee said...

I am drawn to the Houndstooth scarf that you've reviewed, and my second choice would be the Kara Knit Loop Scarf in blue. Thank you so much for a great giveaway!
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Ode to Motherhood said...

Following from MBC Simply 50.

Janell said...

I love the solid color Pashmina in Dark purple.

deb c said...

I love the Hartford Pashmina wrap. I wear scarfs all the time; they really dress up a pair of jeans and a plain tee.

Janell said...

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Jolynn said...

My fav is Leopard print scarf.
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Jolynn said...

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Mamushi Love said...

I would love to have the black/blue Houndstooth scarf.

Kiara said...

I like the Amy Nautical Square Scarf.
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Leslie said...

Following Affordable Scarves on Twitter @lprice79.

Leslie said...

Google friend #1

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409cope said...

I like the Hartford Pashmina Wrap in Purple/Gold the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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elaine said...

I love the color of the Country Fair Scarf-gorgeous!

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Meredith said...

I would love the bridget square scarf in black!

Ashley Elaine said...

I love the Peggy Plaid Scarf.

Ashley Elaine said...

I follow AffordScarves on twitter @Ashbug622

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Joseph said...

My favorite is the "Stephen Striped Men's Scarf" - Sale Price: $16.11

Melissa said...

I love the Houndstooth Infinity Scarf that you featured in this review!

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fancygrlnancy said...

I like the Abigail Crinkle Pashmina in brown.
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Ashleigh said...

Follow you on Twitter and tweeted!
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Ashleigh said...

I can't decide! I love all of the crinkled ones! So cute!
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SavingDiva said...

I love the solid colored pashmina in blue. SO PRETTY!

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Laura said...

Id choose the houndstooth infinity scarf. Being from alabama...houndstooth is a must!

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happyenchilada said...

I love the
Reagan Striped Pashmina
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cstironkat said...

I like the Rachael Pashmina Wrap

aledol said...

Reagan Striped Pashmina
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Terra H. said...

I'd like the Cashmere Leopard Print Scarf. Thanks.
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aledol said...

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mandala said...

I would love to own the Riley Circle Scarf

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cdziuba said...

I like the Houndstooth Scarf.




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Jessica said...

I love the patsy plaid scarf!
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Kim said...

love the Paige scarf!

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Miss Heidi said...

I like the Fabulous Crinkle Scarf in Beige/Brown. Thanks.

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moushka said...

Being a red kinda girl I really like the Sequin Party Shawl in Red.

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Daniella said...

Love the regan stripped pashmina!

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Baba said...

I would love the leopard print loop scarf. I don't have anything leopard and I think this would go with so many of my clothes.

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Cassie M said...

I love the Stephanie Mohair Shawl! I would wear it with a short-sleeve black and white plaid baby doll top!
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Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the Peggy Plaid Scarf.

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Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

I'd like to have the Emma Sporty Circle Scarf in green, please!

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Jennifer said...

I LOVE the Hartford Pashmina Wrap.
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Kristy said...

I like the butte4fly pashmina scarf!

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ejrichter60 at gmail dot com said...

I like the Adriana Crinkle Scarf the best.

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mogrill said...

I like the peggy plaid scarf. Thanks for the chance.
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Terra H. said...

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Jennifer T. said...

I'd choose the Paige Celebrity scarf in brown.

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