If you happened to catch my recent T.J.Maxx and Marshalls review, you already heard about my excitement over snatching up an awesome red pea coat when I happened upon it on the clearance rack while out shopping.
However, when you saw the picture of me wearing it, did you think that it was missing something?
That's right, the quintessential pea coat accessory: a scarf. Because even though I'm in love with the classic style of the coat and the uniqueness of it being red, it needs a scarf to fill the open V-neck as well as to keep the wool of the coat from rubbing on the back of my neck. I'm not the only one who has had that happen with every pea coat I've ever worn, right?
So I went looking for a scarf. Seeing as the coat itself is bright and eye-catching on its own, I wanted something more neutral and understated. Perhaps in a simple taupe or black with a bit of red in it to tie in and match... that's not too much to ask, right?
As it turned out, I found just the thing at a major department store nearby... for nearly the same cost as the coat. What in the world?
Considering that just wasn't going to happen, I knew that there was no reason to lose hope thanks to the style and affordability that was waiting for me right online from the site that offers summer scarves, winter scarves and everything in between: Scarves.net.
Formerly known as Affordable Scarves, Scarves Dot Net offers a variety of colors, fabrics and styles that are sure to appeal to everyone's fashion sense. At the same time, their prices are perfect for any budget, as they work directly with manufacturers and pass the savings on to their customers.
Whether you choose a silk, cashmere, pashmina or knit scarf for yourself or as a gift, they are all less than $40, yet still the brands and the high quality that you desire. And if you're concerned that when you see your scarf in person it won't meet your expectations, Scarves Dot Net stands behind their products and offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and hassle free returns. You can't go wrong!
Knowing that I could find a scarf that would look just as nice as the overpriced ones in the store, when I came upon the Daphne Plaid Scarf on Scarves Dot Net, I instantly knew it was the one.
Just the right combination of classic and trendy, I loved the understated plaid design of the black, white and red in this scarf. Measuring in at 66" long by 12" wide (and 3" of lovely fringe), I knew that this would be substantial enough to loop around my neck, yet not too big or bulky that it would get in the way under my coat or not be able to be worn as an accessory.
I placed my order, crossed my fingers that this would be just what I was looking for, and waited. Thanks to their super-fast shipping, when an envelope arrived from Scarves Dot Net only days later, I tore into it to see what the Daphne Plaid Scarf would look like in person.
Ohhhhh, the softness.
Although the scarf's description mentioned that it had a "super soft cashmere feel," I wasn't prepared for just now nice it would be. This felt like a combination of cashmere, silk and... I'm not sure. What else is extremely soft? Chinchillas? Maybe this scarf is part chinchilla.
In both looks and feel, the Daphne Plaid Scarf far surpassed my expectations and I've worn it numerous times since its arrival. Whether paired with my pea coat, a sweater or just a plain long sleeved tee shirt, it looks fashionable and beautiful and is so easy to incorporate and wear with my winter wardrobe.
The fact that it is washable (by hand) is a huge bonus, as I haven't been the only one who has been adoring this scarf. Big Sister E will claim that she's just borrowing it for a minute and then giggles uncontrollably while refusing to relinquish it...
...and Little Sister B will often just pause when walking by our coat rack so that she can rub her face on the softness. Crazy kids!
As cute as the Daphne Plaid Scarf looks and feels for the kids, I really do love it for the same reasons. The combination of the trendy print, luxuriously soft feeling, and the combination of the colors just works. Whenever I pull this on and wear it alone or with my pea coat, I receive compliments... and little do people know that it sells on Scarves Dot Net for only $12.71!
For everything from skinny scarves to men's scarves to capes and ponchos, Scarves Dot Net has the style and color scarf for you that won't break the bank. You can search by season, shape, trend, material and more, and with their always-low prices, it isn't hard to return to pick up more scarves to match your clothing, mood or as a gift.
For even more fun, Scarves.net/blog features creative uses for scarves, links to other stylish sites, a huge variety of ways to tie a scarf (I've got a handful of new ideas that I'm dying to try!), and more. In fact, they have also recently launched a separate page all about ways to tie a scarf, so there's no reason to ever have a boring scarf again!
Thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to select their favorite way to look fashionable while not spending a fortune, because...
One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate to Scarves Dot Net!
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A big thank you to Scarves Dot Net for providing a Daphne Plaid Scarf for me to review as well as the pillow of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.