Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Accessorizing in the winter

I seem to make this blogging thing look pretty cool because another one of my friends has started a blog! :)  (haha, and it is totally the cool thing to do so if you've been thinking about starting a blog, I highly encourage it!)  Anyway, Yvonne is my BFF that I feel like I've known my entire life except we only just met last year AND we met because of my blog!  Every time we get together we talk for at least 5 hours, it's ridic and totally hilarious.  Our husbands can not believe how much we have to talk about!  Anyway, she's also an amazing wedding photographer (we have that in common as well as a shoe and vintage jewelry obsession) and she started her style blog recently so please go check her out over at modern girl.  I DIE for her pink Christmas tree!!

Done with the gushing, onto today's post!  I was asked to do a winter accessory video so was happy to pull out all my fun hats, scarves and gloves to show you guys.  I have a crazy amount of scarves but I didn't want the video to be all about my scarves so I left it to just two but I could have gone a lot longer with just my scarves! :)


In the video I showed you a headband/head warmer that I made and for those of you that crochet here's the pattern I used: (even if you've never crocheted before, this is a good beginner pattern to start with)

Stretchy Head Warmer pattern:
Row 1: ch 12 (or however wide you want it), sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2: ch 1, turn, in back loops only, sc in each sc across
Repeat row 2 until it wraps around your head.  Be aware that this pattern allows it to be stretchy so don't make it too big because it continues to stretch after you take it on and off a couple of times.  (I made my first one WAY too big and it keeps on stretching!)
To finish, use a yarn needle and sew the last row to the first.

For the bow, I just made a smaller version of the above pattern until it was a size I liked and then wrapped a string of yarn around the middle to make it look bow like and then stitched it to the head warmer.

I finished making this one after I made the video.  Didn't it come out so dang cute?  I love it!  I used the same pattern for the headband and this flower pattern from Drops Design.

AND some of my favorite picks for winter accessories!
b. Jessica Simpson Sequin Bow Beanie Knit Hats - Adorable and on sale for $27!
II. Juicy Couture Contour Rose Scarf - use code SHOP30 to get 30% off at Tobi.com and go through ebates to get 2.5% cashback!
IV. Alexander McQueen Scarves - love how they tied it here!

This is the scarf that I showed in the vlog.  Thank you to Casualmere for sending them to me!  Also Casualmere has a special discount just for I am Style-ish readers! 20% off until Jan 15, 2011, for any order, (s+h not included) Discount Code: IMSH They have other scarves and clothing all made from bamboo so check them out.  Would make for a really great gift!

21 comments:

  1. That's freaking adorable!!!! I have to find a friend to make me one LOL - these things never fit on my head!

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  2. I love the headband I gotta try it. Knowing me I'll mess it up! Can you make a video? YOu should totally sell those or etsy it!I'd buy one! I started a scarf for the dude 3 years ago, never finished it. it's all lopsided. Can't knit straight for some reason.

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  3. Awesome post Tiffany! Really sums up all the winter accessories.

    I have a similar flower head band that I absolutely love!

    Also love the pink scarf if your video.

    artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  4. Those crocheted headbands are super cute! I loved all things you showed! ... And just checked your friends site and it's also great, I'm following her now! :)

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  6. Great video! And, I've checked out and became a follower of your friends blog, I too am dying over that pink tree

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  7. I love that head band you made and honestly circle or infinity scarves are probably my favorite accessory this year. Love!

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  8. Your crochet headband is so cute!

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  9. I love that pink headband! So adorable!!!

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  10. So cute Tiffany! Love the pink headband you crocheted!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  11. love the jacket you are wearing in the headband photo. Where is it from? I must get one.

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  12. I have to try to make the pink headband. It is too cute! I am wondering what brand is your grey sweater/jacket in that photo? It looks like something I would wear all the time!

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  13. Love the flower headband you crocheted! That would be a great, inexpensive gift idea for the holidays. I gave up on crocheting a long time ago but after seeing this I might have to give it another shot!!

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  14. curls-and-pearls - thanks! If you feel like trying to crochet it yourself it's a pretty easy pattern so maybe you can do it! :)

    whatsanitasdeal - not sure if I can make a crochet video. Don't think I have the skills or patience for that! LOL But if you look on youtube there are lots of great tutorials! Knitting is so much harder than crocheting. I highly encourage you to try crochet if you haven't yet!

    Twenty.Something - thank you! The headbands are such fun winter accessories!

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  15. CessOviedo - glad you checked out her site!

    Tamara - I know, the pink tree! LOVE!

    Katie - thanks!

    Really Petite - thank you!

    Diamondsandtulle - thank you!

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  16. Lilcee and Christie - I'm wearing the "Lady's Choice Cardigan" from Anthropologie. I think it sold out a bit ago but maybe you can find it on ebay?

    everydayessentials - it always takes an easy/cute pattern to bring me back in to crocheting! I always crochet one or two things and then I'm done for the year!

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  17. I wish I could knit, I love that pink headband of yours girl!

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  18. i love all your hats! and i need to learn how to crochet. that headband looks adorable on you!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  19. Great post, Tiffany! I am in love with the pink flower hat! I have a question for you: where do you store all of your winter accessories? I have to brave New England winters every year, so I have quite a lot of winter accessories, and I can never seem to figure out a neat and convenient way of storing all of them, especially scarves.

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  20. Hi! I just came about your blog yesterday and until now, I couldn't stop browsing through it! You're such a wonderful person for creating such a friendly blog! I'm sure, thousands of people TRULY appreciate the posts you're making! It's so simple and very HELPFUL! You even take time searching for pieces to match your outfit! Awesome! :) Really! Thank you for all your help and actually taking time to share your ideas to other people AROUND THE WORLD!

    I'm not really the fashionista type of girl, that's why I'm honestly clueless on how to dare mixing pieces and trying to look extra unique too. I grew up from a conservative background which is why I tend to slop off sticking to simple pieces, to feminine wholesome ones. Usually these types of fashion blogs only intimidate me because it seems that I couldn't afford to look that good. BUTTTT! Okay, your blog is one huge exception! Your blog is different! It's actually INSPIRING! :) The confidence you put in, the passion that you pour in, evidently shines through your lookbook. THANK YOU so much! Continue sharing your talents and ideas to the world! People like you make the world a richer place to live in! :) No kidding! More power to you! :) By visiting your blog, it seems like now, I have an amazing sister to look up to or to seek for advice. :)

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