Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf Two Ways


The Challenge
Ya know, I got a "bug" to have an Alexander McQueen skull scarf this year.  This one was found on Poshmark
While it doesn't matter one whit if you decide to wear it for Halloween or not, it's still a little bit of fun to give a nod towards it.  Don't you think?

The Details
There were many color-variation choices, making it a little hard to select what I thought might work best, and "who knows?" maybe I'll decide to get another one at a later date.  While looking on Poshmark and eBay, I kept my price criteria to $120 max.  (I know you could get a better price than that if you shopped off season.)  I've been an eBay seller for years, so this seemed like a very low risk since it could be resold in the future.  I've been in the mood for reds lately, so opted for this version.  Plus, it's a ready-made "color clash."

The first variation uses my long, fringed orange cardigan, red tank top and raw-edge skinny jeans.  The scarf was looped around my neck.  I decided to wear my dark red sandals with this combination.  Also, the same earrings appear with both options, they are smaller than usual to stay out of the way of the scarf.  While I really like the outfit, it is quite warm, so I won't be wearing it out and about till it cools off considerably.

Variation No. 2 uses my Lucky Brand orange/rust sleeveless top that you've seen before here, red cardigan and boyfriend jeans.  The cardigan really needs to be replaced this season, but it will do for now.  I'm crazy about this option as the cardigan is lightweight and the scarf is just draped, making it cooler.  (I even look happier in this outfit in the photos--ha ha!)  The top has details to add some interest, as well.  The sandals were switched out to lighter orange ones which coordinate nicely with the top.  It makes it an easy-peasy outfit to wear out for a coffee date right now.  Pumpkin Spiced Latte, anyone?

The Takeaway
Know your preferences and go with them--if you get a "bug" that's not necessarily an on-trend piece, you can still make it a part of your personal style that will always look right.


Chico's fringed cardigan last seen at:  How to Wear Clashing Colors Pt 2
Lucky Brand top last seen at:  Rust Pants & Leopard Cardigan
 

Outfit Details
Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf (similar) | Chico's orange cardigan (similar) | Chico's red cardigan (similar) | Vintage America Jeans | Old Navy Boyfriend jeans (similar) | Talbot's red tank top (similar) | Lucky Brand orange top (similar) | Josef Siebel Sandals (similar) | Orange Sandals (similar) | Barse earrings (similar)





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12 comments

  1. These colors are so terrific on you! What a great scarf and thanks for sharing all the tips. Poshmark can be a little overwhelming if you don't narrow your results somehow with filters. I'd say you got a wardrobe work horse in your Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. Thank you, Kellyann! I love to shop eBay and Poshmark. Fingers crossed that I get a lot of use out of my scarf. Hugs!

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  2. This is exactly why I love scarves...they are fun, whimsical while still adding interest to an outfit (along with warmth so many times!!)
    Great outfits, and I love that you enjoy thrifting too. In fact, we are starting our #thriftedchicstylechallenge on Instagram next Monday, Oct 22---you should join us!! (My handle is @jtouchofstyle and you can see the post on my feed about it earlier this month if you're interested)
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks for the reminder, Jodie. I often have a bit of "thrift" in an outfit.

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  3. I should wear more scarves as they are so much to a outfit! I love it that you choose a monochrome look!

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    1. Nancy! In the photo where there is some movement with the scarf--I was trying to channel YOU! You always seem to be able to capture movement in your photos.

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  4. Love the colour clash Kim - one of my favourite combinations, and I'd forgotten how well they go together. Thanks for joining the #linkup today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui. You and I are in the red this week ;).

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  5. Great color combination and styling. Thanks for sharing the outfit at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  6. Great look, these are my favourite colours to wear. Love your scarf and how you have styled it :) Thanks for sharing last week with us at The Weekend Blog Hop #Weekendbloghop

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    1. Thank you, Claire! They are some of my favorite colors, too!

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