Sunday, February 10, 2013

WIWS #115 - in which I showcase my new leopard scarf

What I Wore Sunday linkup


This is my second week linking up at Fine Linen & Purple for "What I Wore Sunday". Thanks to all of you who visited me and left such sweet comments last week. :)

So, here's the thing. For the longest time now I have loved scarves (this and my new propensity to wear hats makes my MIL have some hope for my fashion future*), but I have wanted a gorgeous leopard/animal print and I haven't found a darn thing that I would buy (well, that was in my price range).  So imagine my surprise when I was on Amazon earlier in the week looking for curtains, thought to search for a leopard print scarf, and found this:

Hat: Relativity; Scarf: Amazon
Top and pants: Ann Taylor
$6.84 shipped and I had Amazon credit so it cost me about $4. I love this scarf. It's probably my new signature piece. :) Yes, the hat again. I desperately need a haircut but the husband is swamped at work and my mom had an accident, so getting in is a serious problem. :/

Oh, and here's a closeup of the pants. The pinstripe is very subtle:

And that brings us to the preparations for Lent. What are you sacrificing or adding to your life for the 40 days? I usually try to do both; sacrificing something that's not so good for me and adding more prayer. This year I am committed to sacrificing baked goods and adding daily prayer time - not just bedtime prayers - with our two girls. I try hard to make it happen, but we are not in a routine. Doing it daily for 40 days should establish a habit!

Thanks for visiting me! See you next Sunday!
Jen

*My MIL and I are polar fashion opposites. She is tall and large-framed and wears lots of big, bold patterns and enormous jewelry. I am short and small-framed and relish nice neutrals and small, classic pieces of jewelry. She just doesn't understand why I won't try the things she likes - she has the best of intentions, but seriously, a pin she made me covered nearly half of my chest (true story. It's feathers; pink and blue ones and please don't beg me to show you because then I would have to share embarrassing photos!).

13 comments:

  1. I've been dying for a leopard scarf, too! Happy Sunday, Jen!

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  2. the leopard with the blue - so awesome!!!

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  3. Love the leopard scarf! Such a fun accessory.

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  4. LOVE leopard print stuff myself! And I like that it pops the rest of your outfit without overwhelming it!

    AND LOLOLOL on the MIL fashion pin!

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  5. OK..totally loving that scarf especially paired with the blue top. As for Lent, my hubby and I are giving up TV Monday through Friday, we are praying morning and evening prayer together, and hopefully a daily rosary. I also have some reading to do. As I get older I appreciate this penitential season more and more.

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  6. Ooooh, love the scarf...and the hat ;) Happy second week of linking up! Mine too!

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  7. The scarf is great! My MIL and I have different tastes, but thankfully, I love everything she picks out for me. But, we are both on the taller/bigger side if things.

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  8. Still need to reflect more on my Lenten sacrifices. I wore my leopard scarf today too! They're so great; go with everything.

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  9. The scarf is very nice, but what I really love is the HAT!

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  10. Scarves on Amazon! That never even occurred to me as an option! I, too, am digging the hat.

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  11. A little leopard can really add something to a look! As for Lent, would I sound crazy if I said I still don't know what I'm doing? Eek!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!