A Trixie Treat

Hey guys,

It is not often that I come across a trick such as this, but when I do I get down right tickled!

For those who know me, you know that I love little tricks that can make my wardrobe expand using the same items I already have – RECYCLE! (Jordan also likes it when I do this…but for more monetary…”practical” reasons).

I am here to teach you my new scarf trick I learned while I was perusing through Sportsgirl a while back. I LOVE Sportsgirl these days. I feel inspired each time I walk out of that store. There is an employee who works there who is the coolest cat and everything she wears is just so….perfect! I saw this “vest” on one of the mannequins in front of the store and fell in love. When I asked where this “vest” was, she told me that it was not a vest…in fact, it was a SCARF! Shut Up!!! She taught me how to tie a large horizontal scarf just right so as to transform it into a vest in a matter of seconds!

Here’s your typical scarf.

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Now here’s how you transform it.

Stretch out your scarf.

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Fold the scarf in half, lengthwise.

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Rotate the scarf so fold is on the bottom and grab the top two corners.

Next, tie the top two corners in a knot, and then again.

You will notice that your scarf has formed an oval shape, like the second pic down.

Separate the scarf into three sections. These will be your sleeves.

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Sling it over your shoulders……

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And abracadabra – there you have it!!

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There will be a knot at the back of your neck. You can either adjust the knot and safety pin behind the extra material which is too much work for me, so I suggest just wearing your hair down to hide it.

Also, you may be thinking…”hmmm…it looks nice, but I feel like it would look too frumpy on me.” Well, here’s the solution for YOU!! Simply add a belt. If you’re going more casual, a skinny belt would do the trick, or if you want to glam it up like I did, you can add a statement belt to show off that tiny waist of yours!

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I just used my midnight blue horse scarf for an example, however I think other colors and patterns (leopard/floral- HELLO) would be SO fun! I hope you like my trixie treat and I’d love to hear how yours turns out too! So let me know.

Rebecca Janelle

xo

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