Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July...and that scarf tying trick I promised!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!  The Fourth and Thanksgiving are my favorite holiday's ~ both include running (I either do an "event" run or just a fun run with friends/family), food, family, cute outfits and no stress!!  I'm so excited to get the day started!

If you follow me on Twitter or facebook you know that I mentioned I was going to share the coolest scarf trying trick on today's blog.  My oldest daughter, Megan, hosted a Stella & Dot party at her home on Tuesday night.  The Stella & Dot stylist, Grisel, shared this tying trick with the attendees and it too great to not pass on to you all!  It just so happens that the scarf I wear for the Fourth every year works perfectly tied like this so I decided to do a Fourth of July/Scarf Tying Trick post all in one!

Hold the scarf horizontally

Fold the scarf in half

Tie together at the top of the folded end and the open end with a small knot

Open the scarf at the open ends...and you have a vest!

Put your arms through the holes and adjust

Scarf vest!

To say I'm super excited about this tying trick is an understatement!  I have a ton of scarves and with vests and kimonos being all the rage this summer I now have a ton of vests and kimonos!!  The longer scarves, like this one, can be used as a great beach/pool cover-up at well.  I bought this gorgeous scarf at Meg's Stella & Dot party to take to the beach with me next week!

What I'm Wearing ~
Scarf (made into a kimono/vest): Entourage Athens (Identical)
Jean Shorts: Old Navy last summer (they are way too big this year thanks to 9 months of no carbs but I'm wearing them as boyfriend shorts with a belt. This year's version here.)
Basic White T: Gap
Wedges: New York and Company (Similar)
Straw Tote: Tory Burch (This one is sooooo cute for The Fourth!)
Sunnies: Pucci

The back.  How cute is the top where it is tied?!  You could also pull the scarf up at the bottom and tie it at the waist to make the vest shorter.

Have you seen this scarf tying trick before or is it something new to you like it was to me?  What are your Fourth of July plans?  Have a fun and safe holiday!!

PS ~ Meg's Stella & Dot trunk show is open for a few more days.  They have some really great stuff and fabulous deals for summer!  If you want to take a peek (and/or place an order) you can do it here!

Linking up with Maminista Fridays, Friday's Fab Favorites and Casual Friday


Ann K said...

That is about THE most creative, and cute way to use a scarf!! Love it! And you looked very patriotic, too! I came over from your post (and the Monday Mingle link-up party) from July 7th.

Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Leah said...

This is such a cute idea!! I absolutely love it!