I have mixed emotions about this year’s Spring trends. I love the banker stripes, shirt dresses, satin jeweled pumps and tweed, but there are a few styles I just can’t wrap my mind around! I remember wearing pom pom earrings and embroidered jeans as a 13 year old in 2001! Not my best fashion year. Which stands to reason why I wouldn’t want to revisit it any time soon! What do you think about the trending styles below? Love them or hate them?
Today’s post is certainly not an original concept. There are more than likely literally 100s of scarf tying tutorials out there… This post is simply to round up my favorites for easy access!First, you’ll need a blanket scarf. Every year Zara releases a beautiful array of plaid/tartan blanket scarves in the softest of weaves… however, they always sell out very fast (within weeks usually of becoming available online). For those of you who missed the most popular 2013 style you can now PRE-ORDER it from the Glitter&Bow Goody Bar on Etsy!** I have these available at my wholesale price discount since there’s a 3 week wait. But trust me… you’ll be the envy of all your fashionable friends and followers when they see you snagged one of the season’s most coveted accessories!
Now on to the tying tutorials!
I love this visual photo inspiration board to start us off with some ideas from popofstyle.com. As you can see, you really don’t want to tie this type of scarf too tightly because of its voluminous size and pretty pattern being hidden!
Above is a 6-step photo tutorial from CortInSession
for the simple drape that’s probably most popular.
Here is a video tutorial in case all that plaid is making you see double!
Let me know your favorite ways to tie scarves with a comment below!
**As of 9/4/14 the scarf pre-order is closed but check back in November for re-stock!
A couple of months ago the lovely Emma of Fl(h)air Accessories asked me to collaborate with her to bring you a very special custom set of bling hair ties that reflect my personal Glitter & Bow style!
It was not difficult at all to design a set that I felt could carry me through any daily situation life might throw my way! There are two reasons I’m so in love with these hair ties: 1. They are easy on my hair and still get the job done. 2. They double as chic bracelets so I don’t have to dig around for something to get my hair back at the gym, or when 4pm rolls around and I’m hunched over my computer trying to get those last minute reports in, or when I’m ready to make dinner and don’t want an extra topping on the spaghetti! Considering how my day goes, I wanted a pack of hair ties that could function for a variety of situations, so during the design process I went to my daily planner…In the mornings after styling my hair I always wash my face before putting on makeup. The cream and polka dot ties match most of my dressing gowns and pajamas so I throw my hair into a high bun to keep it out of the way while applying my makeup — and voila! — my hair still looks perfect after I take the tie out because there are no ugly creases like an elastic tie or hair clip is prone to leave.
Depending on which day of the week it is I’m either at school or work… The black tie will match anything so it was a must-have in the pack. The silver and gold bow tie doubles perfectly as a bracelet and looks dressy enough to wear on my arm at the office until my hair starts to get annoying!
Plus, as I’m sure is obvious from the name of this blog, I am obsessed with bows!
Typically in the afternoon I go on a run, have a work-out class, or look up some of my favorite work-out videos on YouTube. All my exercise gear happens to be different shades of coral, or neon pink with some black thrown in (see, that black hair tie goes with anything!) so I decided a bright coral hair tie was a must as well!
If you would like to try out these amazing hair ties enter the giveaway below! If you just can’t wait visit Emma’s shop
on Etsy to purchase your own HERE
! There are a limited number of 12 of the G&B hair tie sets, so don’t wait too long!