Holiday Gift Idea: Color Block & Printed Scarves

Kim Kardashian Scarf Lauren Conrad Scarf

My favorite cold weather accessory is definitely a fun, colorful scarf. They’re a great way to add a ‘pop’ of color or print to a neutral fall outfit.

Rihanna Scarf Rachel Bilson Scarf

Scarves make brilliant holiday gifts. There is one for every style and personality type. I’m loving Marc by Marc Jacobs scarves this season, like this panther scarf in blue:
MARC by MARC JACOBS Normandy Blue Multi Panther Printed Scarf

Marc by Marc Jacobs Normandy Blue Multi Panther Printed Scarf

Here are some other great scarves for the season:

Bajra Ombre Wool Scarf in Teal
Bajra Ombre Wool Scarf in Teal

Marc by Marc Jacobs Python-print wool scarf
Marc by Marc Jacobs Python-print wool scarf

Armand Diradourian Madras Plaid Stole
Armand Diradourian Madras Plaid Stole

Yarnz Faded Leopard Scarf
Yarnz Faded Leopard Scarf

Artemis Wragge The Nightingales Cashmere Scarf
Artemis Wragge The Nightingales Cashmere Scarf

TopShop Ostrich Print Scarf
TopShop Ostrich Print Scarf

Lilly Pulitzer Women's Murfee Scarf
Lilly Pulitzer Women’s Murfee Scarf

Armand Diradourian Fringe Shawl
Armand Diradourian Fringe Shawl

WhoWhatWear has the perfect video about ways to wear your scarves:
How To Wear Scarves

How do you wear your scarves? Leave a comment!

Neutral Crossbody Handbags

I have had the same Michael by MK large tan satchel for 4 years now, and I’m itching for a new handbag. When it comes to everyday bags, I have a few requirements. It has to be a neutral color that goes with both blacks and browns, and it has to fit everything that I need to bring with me wherever (phone, wallet, camera, gum, chapstick). And it has to be hot! I mean, it’s practically part of every outfit I wear. I love beige, tan, or white bags with gold hardware. Right now, I’m finding myself leaning towards a crossbody-style handbag. At first, I wasn’t a huge fan of these. But in lugging around my massive satchel, I’m starting to realize the appeal: they seem to balance the weight of the bag across both sides of your body, which is a feature women around the country can appreciate (how often are you switching shoulders?). They’re also at a convenient hip height for grabbing something quickly, like your iPhone for a quick photo op. Here are a few that may be in the running for purchase:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Shine Natasha Cross-Body
Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Shine Natasha Cross-Body

B. Makowsky Sadie Convertible Shoulder
B. Makowsky Sadie Convertible Shoulder

MICHAEL Michael Kors Saddle Small Messenger
MICHAEL Michael Kors Saddle Small Messenger

Cole Haan Vintage Valise Marisa Crossbody
Cole Haan Vintage Valise Marisa Crossbody

Matt & Nat Stardust Santogold
Matt & Nat Stardust Santogold

What do you think? Have any others to consider? Leave a comment!