Monday, March 02, 2009

The year of the scarf



I completely forgot until Sunday afternoon that Rachel's Scarf Carnival was today. Which meant that I raced to Target after church, hoping that they would deliver the cuteness that I was looking for, because I was in desperate need. They did, and I had a gift card, which made it a completely wonderful and painless shopping trip. Then I stopped at Walmart, because I kept hearing people rave about their $5 scarves.

You would think that I would've gotten my post ready to go in the afternoon when I got home. But no. I did not. I waited until my hubby went to bed to snap my pictures because I wasn't so sure I wanted him to witness my scarf photo shoot. Don't look too closely, or you'll see some puffiness lurking around my eyes - all due to the fact that I should have been in bed a few hours ago. But for you, my friends, I will gladly put makeup on at midnight and then snap about 50 pictures of myself. Nothing weird about that.

So right as I was gearing up to stand in front of my time-delay camera, I realized I didn't really know too much about tying scarves. I did watch Big Mama's tutorial when she posted it a few weeks ago, but I didn't practice, which meant I didn't remember much. I googled "How to tie a scarf" and 4 million sites popped up, so I have a feeling I'm not alone.

So here is my attempt. First up, Target scarf. And some funky lighting.



And my $5 bargain. (ooohh, now that I look at it, I see some twistiness and rumpledness. Grrrrr.....)



I have a few other scarves that I meant to show you, but y'all, my face can't take any more smiling and posing, so I'm going to leave it at that.

Rachel, thank you so much for hosting this. I am so excited to have a reason to buy some new scarves, and maybe now I will feel more pulled together.

Now I'm off to wash away my coat of midnight mascara.

36 comments:

April - Team Tottle said...

Very cute! I like to wear my winter scarf the way you did in the second photo.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Very cute, Jackie!

Beverlydru said...

Hi there! It's my first visit. I am going to post my scarf photos. I had trouble with the smiling and posing this morning too. Thanks for being one of the first- it's a pleasure to meet you! I love the quote - the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. So true.

Sincerely Anna said...

Loving the scarfs and you have a GREAT haircut, by the way!

Sincerely Anna said...

Oops - scarves :)

Krystal said...

See....I wished I knew how to wear scarves! I guess because I am not used to wearing them I feel silly! But you look great! Makes me want to go to Wal-Mart too to find a cute, cheap scarf!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Fabulous Jackie! :) You are looking classy - as usual. :)

You cracked me up with staying up late to do your post. Very much some thing I would do...

This was very fun!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

They're cute. You did a pretty good job for finding them at the last minute.

Sara@i.Sass said...

You look great!!
I too went and got a $5 scarf from Walmart!

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

Cute choices!

And you look so adorable!

Aspiemom said...

You look great! So pretty in your scarf! Believe me, I don't look like that at that hour!

When I was in high school or right after, scarves were big and my mom was selling Avon. She had scarves to sell and no one knew what to do with them. So she set up a class and had me come and model and teach it! I only remember about 3 ways to use them now.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love scarfs and these two are great Jackie! You don't look puffy at all....loving the shorter hair :)

Rachel said...

Very cute! And you did a great job tying them!!! I had to have some real-life instruction before tying mine!

Kristy said...

I absolutely love the second scarf. You look fabulous!

Gretchen said...

Lurving the hair and the scarves. The pink one is my favorite color on you.

Now you've gone and made me want to pull myself together a bit. Darn. I was just getting used to the lack of effort. ;)

Growin' with it! said...

i never know how to *tie* a scarf to make it look all pretty. how fun!

JenD said...

yup i totally love the walmart scarf!

Jenn said...

Jackie, love the photos. You look great and love your hair in these pics. I am wanting to do something with mine! Yours looks so classy!

Mandy said...

Oooh! Like the colors! Great post!

Lisa said...

You are such a dedicated bogger to put on make-up that late! :)

Your hair is so, so cute. I hope you are used to it now.

RosyRose said...

I love scarves too! I am so glad they are back! I love that second one even with the rumples:)!

Elizabeth said...

Cute! The second one is my favorite because I like the fringe, but I like the colors of the first one.

I never let my husband take pictures of me. And I don't know how to use the time delay, so there are pretty much no pictures of me on our computer. I am impressed with your abilities!

Jenny said...

Very cute, Love the $5 one.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Girlie, you are rocking those scarves - super cute! I have a handful of the Walmart scarves - super cheap and fun!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I like the pink one!!!

Elizabeth said...

love them both!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Seriously I am Miss anti-Wal-Mart and after looking at those scarves, I am going there tomorrow to check it all out.
They both look fab and you look great too :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

You look great, Jackie! I love the whole scarf look, but alas, I don't know what to do with them either, so I've worn ONE all year.

And that one was in my hair.

Oh well, you look fantastic...and your funky lighting...I really thought you did that on purpose. Kinda artsy! :-)

Lois Lane II said...

Oooh -- how pretty! I think the second one is my favorite, just because it looks so warm!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Cute and cute!

Jaclyn said...

Cute scarfs! I LOVE the Walmart scarfs...I buy so many there. Thanks for the tip on uploading my video to onetruemedia. I'm trying it right now so hopefully it will work! I was getting really frustrated with it -Blogger would not upload it!

MoziEsmé said...

Cute scarves! Love the $5 one - I'll have to check WalMart out!

Jaclyn said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your tip to use OneTrueMedia.com...my scarf video finally works!!!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I feel as though I am the worst Bloggy Carnival Hostess EVER!!! My internet is FINALLY back up so here is my long overdue comment...

I LOVE your scarves. I am going to have to get another one from Walmart. I just got a plain black one last time. I really like the colors in your Target one too. Your scarf tying looks great! You are a pro already! :)

Thanks again for the button! It was just perfect!

Debra said...

I found your blog on CWO. Love the scraf....but I'm ready for spring! The weather in NC has been crazy!

SMILES,

Debra

StephieAnne said...

Jackie,

Greetings from Stephanie - over at The Cozy Corner! (My name comes up as StephieAnne - but that was just me being creative 4 years ago in coming up with a screen name....)....

I am so trying to incorporate more scarves into my life. We've begun working with college students and it's clear that is the way to go. I believe I have the one you have from Target - but kind of wish I had the one from Walmart more. You look great.

Thanks for visiting, I'll be back to read more here too! By the way, I was looking at your profile stuff and we have a lot in common - loved the movie, "Fools Rush In", as well as Francine Rivers - and of COURSE, Christmas music. I'm kind of over the top in love with Christmas....

Have a great week - enjoy practicing the scarf wearing in public!