Daily Outfit: 11/2/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring Eileen Fisher mohair infinity scarf, capelet, skater dress, leggings, Kork Ease Alva, wrap bracelets, hoop earrings

Infinity Scarf worn as capelet – courtesy Eileen Fisher (giveaway forthcoming)
Dress, Targetsleeveless version, (sleeved ones may still be in stores)
Leggings, Old Navy
Boots, Kork-Ease Alva – a few pairs on eBay
Wrap bracelets, Quince – similar
Earrings, thrifted – similar

Wore this for a marvelous lunch and catch-up date with the incomparable Beauty Bets, loads of office work, and my second foray into the world of crock pot cooking. (Giving this a try, fingers crossed!)

I’ll be giving away one of these infinity scarves in the coming weeks, and wanted to style mine up in advance of the contest. I’ll level with ya: When I opened the box, I was nonplussed. I have trouble with infinity scarves. They never do that “effortless drape” thing for me, even though they seem to do it for all other living humans. But this guy is so warm, so soft, so fuzzy, and so full of lovely cables that I was determined to make it work. And I do believe I worked it. I’d never have thought of myself as a “capelet” gal, but wow. I kinda dig this. Already got several more “fuzzy capelet” outfit ideas in the cooker, too.

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  • If that isn’t an effortless drape, I don’t know what is, lady! 🙂

  • I LOVE the idea of wearing an infinity scarf as a capelet… you look so chic! Lovely outfit.

  • Hiya Sal, I know its early yet, but my Christmas events are booking into the diary fast and would love you to write about what to wear. I already have one week with 3 Christmas events (all work related) on consecutive evenings (Wed, Thu, Fri of the same week) which blows my usual ‘1 outfit for all events’ approach out of the water as not enough time to launder. I have one sleeveless dressy dress which is red and I tend to wear for both weddings and Christmas things as well as various sparkly blouses/tops and plain trousers. Because the sparkly stuff gets so much less wear I tend to keep it for a lot longer and it may have dated rather.
    I am a not too slender pear, with long wavy hair and recently single…. what do you suggest?

  • mckristie

    Ok goregous outfit and a great idea (that I will use tomorrow for my cream infinity scarf!) –

    Thanks for the crockpot recipe also! Hope it turns out well!

  • D

    oooh I love it! That scarf looks so cozy and warm. And the recipe you linked looks DELICIOUS!

  • Bubu

    Just make sure to keep the ideas in the cooker and not the crock pot!
    Very cute outfit!

  • Bubu

    sorry ,just realized that soup is almost exactly what i made for dinner last night – it works great with kale too.

  • I like the scarf, and it does look cute as a capelet — how i wish all scarfs, infinity or otherwise would just do that effortless drape thing for me…

  • This has to be one of my favorite outfit posts of yours! You look gorgeous and I love the color of the leaves paired with your scarf!!!

  • The scarf is very pretty, I think the cabling through it helps create an interesting shape. I like that you let the two colors take center stage. Also Lovin’ your hair!

  • Alison

    The scarf-as-capelet is a brilliant idea! I have a similar infinity scarf that I got as a gift a couple years back but have never worn because it’s wool, and my neck is just too sensitive. This looks like a great way to keep the wool off my neck a bit but still show off the scarf. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • This is one of my favorite looks of yours…elegant simplicity! It is fabulous!

  • I really love the color of the scarf and the way you styled it.

  • Becky

    I love the background! I’m jealous.

    I’m liking the single pop of color in your outfit. That scarf looks comfy. But also itchy – is it?

    • Sal

      It’s not entirely itch-free, but not NEARLY as scratchy as lambswool or many other mohairs I’ve worn. Soft enough to wear against my neck all day without getting irritated!

  • You worked it – beautifully! Love that color against your simple black dress. Brava!

  • Di

    Beautiful outfit – I love that color on you.
    Wonder how the soup turned out – I have a stovetop version but haven’t made it for a while. Bet my bean and sausage loving kids would go for it.

  • Amy

    Gorgeous gorgeous. That last picture of you is just beautiful!

  • What a gorgeous scarf…and inspired way to wear it!

  • What a great scarf! I know what you mean about the difficulty with most infinity scarves. They are not as effortless as they seem. This one is a great color on you and I love how you let it shine against the neutral outfit!

  • Kat

    Oh, that’s a lovely scarf, and I love the black and lime combo. I have no idea what I would do with an infinity scarf but now I feel it would be worth a try…

  • LNR

    Slow-cooker meals are probably one of my favorite things in the entire universe because there’s nothing like coming home after 8 hours on campus–with another class in an hour–to the smell of… well, something inevitably delicious! Just make sure to go what feels like overboard on the spices, because I find that the only problem I ever have with slow cooker meals is that they can be a little bland if not properly overcompensated for.

  • This wrap is beautiful.. I love this look on you as well.. you look beautiful and the teal really finishes off the look!!!

  • Anat

    Oh, I love this outfit!! My first thought (before reading) was – how did you manage to work that? But it looks amazing!!!

  • Dee

    NIce outfit! Wish I could do the whole drape-y scarf thing.over the shoulders. I think becasue I have very broad shoulders scarves, wraps, etc., just dont lay (lie?) right on me. Then I am fiddling with it all day or just take the darn thing off!! Anyone else have that issue? (Also you can’t wear them that way under a coat, which I have to wear 8 monhts out of the year with my commute and the midwest weather.)

  • liz

    that is a gorgeous scarf! and the yellow/green color and the teal purse really brighten. great look!

  • Awesome idea! I have a few circle scarves and I’ve never thought to wear them like this! And I love the color (especially with your bag!)

  • Stacy

    I just simply love this. Love the all black with the pop of color. Love, love, love.

  • Bekki

    This is my favorite outfit of yours! My problem with scarves like that is that they tend to ‘shed’ on my black clothing, so half way through the day I end up looking like I was cuddling with a cat for hours. Does this scarf do the same? Or should I just suck it up and carry a lint roller around?

    • Sal

      Oh Bekki, YES. This thing is a shedding MACHINE. It looks fabulous with the black, but I did have to lint roll a few times. I think it’d work better on charcoal or anything mottled. Hides the shed better.

      I find that keeping a lint roller in cube and car helps a lot. I keep deodorant in those places, too, for stank-mergencies!

  • Super cute! I love the yellow with the black.

    You’ll have to update on how the recipe goes. I’m curious because dried beans don’t usually cook through in an acidic liquid like tomato juice.

    • Sal

      Oh! Actually the beans were a bit mushy. The recipe suggests 5-6 hrs on high or 7-8 hrs on low. I did 6 hrs on high and got a very soft mixture. But SUPER tasty!

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  • Lesley

    As a knitter, it makes me really, really sad to see a mohair/nylon wrap like that go for $198.

    In regards to itchy-ness, please don’t rule out wool. It’s a truly wonderful fiber that most people aren’t actually allergic to. There are over 300 breeds of sheep, and they aren’t all itchy. Wool and other fibers are generally graded in microns. The smaller the micron count, the smaller (and softer) the wool. Cashmere is generally between 14-16 microns, and we think of it as amazingly soft, but many merinos are similar. It just makes me sad when wool is so easily dismissed as itchy. 🙁

  • love the scarf—i want one!!

  • Annette

    I just had to write and say…. Your new hair style is AWESOME on you! I noticed it on another visit but this time I just had to let you know how fabulous it makes you look. 🙂

  • Kathy

    To help with the shedding on a mohair piece…put the item in a plastic bag and then put it in the freezer for a day. Remove it the next day and shake it out…most of the sheddy, loose fibers will disappear!

  • Gorgeous scarf and great color on you. Can’t wait for the giveaway!

    Lynne
    Practical Paralegalism