Friday, February 15, 2013

turn a t-shirt into a scarf

mustard, pinks, lace
The other day I joked about wearing my scarf as a skirt as a way to try to branch out during TOPIO. While Heidi tried to convince me it can be done (see her attempt here), I was intrigued when Kate suggested I wear the shirt as a scarf. I really can't tell if she was joking, but it did get me thinking...could I do that?

Turns out I can. Today at work Emily stopped me mid work-related conversation to say, "Oh. My. God. Where is that scarf from?!!"

So if my most fashionable friend was fooled, I feel anyone could be fooled by this little trick.












turn a tee into a scarf
take tee  |  grab furthest apart pieces
tie with hair band  |  fluff





















mustard, pink, lace
In other news, I was searching on the Urban Outfitters site this morning in a fit of black jean desperation. They are currently have a sale on all of their BDG jeans, so even though my favorite pair of jeans isn't available in my size, I'm hoping that this pair works just as well. If you looking into trying the BDG jeans, now would be a good time as they are about $20 less than they are normally!

















lace, pink, mustard
Cardigan: Thrifted  {save | splurge}
Chambray: Old Navy  {exact}
Shirt as Scarf: Forever 21  {exact}
Jeans: American Eagle  {exact}
Belt: Gap
Earrings: Tiffany & Co.  {exact}
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington  {exact}
Shoes: Tory Burch  {save | exact}


















mustard, pink
























interesting techniques : interesting faces







linking up with plane pretty!

52 comments:

  1. Ha ha that's brilliant! See, this is why I read blogs; the invention, creativity and humour! Bravo Franky :)

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  3. What a great idea! The ladies in the blogosphere are genious. I love your color combo of the pink and yellow too. Happy Friday! Heather

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  4. Genius!!! And the lace/texture of the shirt works SO well as a scarf. Who would have thought?!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  5. I would have never thought to do that in a million years - brilliant!

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  6. Hahaha, that last face where you're pointing at the scarf/shirt is so totally Fran that I literally lol'ed at my computer, and Tucker looked at me like I was crazy. Girl, you are a genius!!

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  7. absolute creative genius!! well done friend!!

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  8. That's a super neat trick. I've only tried it with a shirt that has a wide neckline, so I can wear it like a circle scarf, but never thought about simply tying the two ends together - duh!

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  9. How creative! I swear, you are probably the only person I know that would attempt this, and it worked! Good job, lady!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  10. Fran - you are cracking me up and amazing me with your brilliance at the same time! What a GREAT idea and I'd never be able to tell. Must try this. Also - did you lighten your hair? It looks like you have more highlights and I love it!

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  11. I can't get enough of those Old Navy chambrays. I have them in three different colors and counting...I think they're habit forming! Yours is styled so cute, and I'm sorely tempted to copy your outfit for my brunch date tomorrow. :)

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  12. You're a genius. That shirt-scarf looks so good! I love the colours of your cardigan and shirt together as well.

    Also, yay, jeans and cardigan sale. Music to my ears (eyes?). Thanks for the heads up!

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  13. This is amazing, I would have never thought! Love your entire outfit.

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  14. Wow! Very nice! That is such a great idea! Who knew? I am always looking up things like this on YouTube to help me expand my wardrobe :) This does make such an amazing scarf and I LOVE your cardigan and shirt.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  15. Gosh I love this. Ironically I just posted about turning a sweater into a scarf, but sadly didn't take any pictures of the final look OR the process. Fashion blog fail much?! I'm still loving how you pair reds/pinks and yellows. I just really need to up my color game! And in case you haven't seen yet...your suggestion won for this month's Third Thursday Threads, so get those polka dots ready girl!

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  16. That trick is AMAZING! I can't wait to give it a try!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  17. Umm, wow. That shirt makes an AWESOME scarf. Don't you just love how challenges like this (or 30x30, or whatever) really make you rethink your wardrobe and come up with some interesting solutions?

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  18. I think I will try this with the shirts that don't fit me anymore ... Love it :)

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  19. You are a freaking clothing ninja! Too bad my hair is too short and the tie in the back would look weird!

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  20. You are such a genius! I already pinned this because I know I will be looking for this post later! I've also had this pink chambray shirt in my cart twice this month, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I might have to swing by and grab it because you look awesome in it!

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  21. Girl. That shirt makes a really stinking cute scarf. I'm suddenly feeling inspired by millions of "scarves" hanging on hangers in my closet, disguised as tops.

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  22. i just love this idea! i WILL be stealing this idea ;) i love the color palette of pink and mustard! :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  23. too clever - and such a great idea!

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  24. I totally thought you were joking when you told me that you were wearing your shirt as a scarf, but I'll have to admit that it does look good! SUCH A GENIUS. Though one of the girls who linked up on my Old Thing link up (14 shades of grey) wore her mom's old crochet sweater vest as a scarf and it totally worked out well, though I think she used a slightly different method of just scrunching it around her neck instead of tying it with a hair tie.

    I'd like to see you wear your shoes as a necklace next time. Or wear your pants as a jacket. Or you can follow that pinterest thing where you wear your button-up as a tube top.

    Hopefully the UO jeans work out!

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  25. I love this!!!! I am so happy you took my suggestion!! I was half egging you on to do something silly but half serious, too. (I should have mentioned that I saw Kate at The Perpetual Student's Wife do it here.)

    Also, the texture of your cardigan is amazing, and the pairing of the two colors is so lovely. Everything about this post makes me happy. Well done, lady :)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  26. This is the most genius idea I've seen in awhile. I never would have known!

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  27. How interesting, I would have never thought to use a shirt as a scarf, but it really works here! Also, I'm sorta jealous, I have the same Old Navy Chambray but mine looks more orange than pink and I find it hard to style.

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  28. you are the second person i have seen turn another garment into a scarf. And yet again I wouldn't have known it wasn'ta scarf if you hadn't said so! It looks amazing! SO many ideas flowing through my brain!

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  29. This is just way too creative for me to fathom! Like I have mentioned before, you are a brilliant women!

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  30. That is a pretty genius way to wear a shirt! Not going to lie... it took me a while to realize HOW to even turn a tee into a scarf. haha

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  31. Would never have thought of that one, but what a cool rework of a shirt!!!!

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  32. oh dear. i think there are certain posts from my archives that should just remain hidden. haha, i hope no one thinks i was serious wearing a scarf as a skirt. yikes. i like your attempt of wearing a shirt as a scarf much better! :)

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  33. Love this colors paired together. You look so cute.
    Method Clothe

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  34. love how you turned a shirt in to a scarf

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  35. I love this! It's genius! Such a great blog :)
    http://sugar-and-stripes.blogspot.com

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  36. That is awesome!!ni need to try that!! Cute outfit!! Love all the colors you put together!!

    ClassyInAClassroom.blogspot.com

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  37. How clever to wear a shirt as a scarf! I never would have thought of that!

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  40. This is too cute! I like the color combo (definitely am a fan of mustard) with the shirt/scarf :)

    Found your blog via Plane Pretty and I see that you'll be starting med school! I'm finishing out my third year and will graduate next May :) Best of luck!

    Erika
    stethoscopes, style, & grace

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  41. t shirt scarf! super cute! love the mustard cardi!

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  42. I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    SaraM
    http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  43. You are just so cute, all the time. I'm bummed I have such short hair, because the little nubs sticking out from tying the shirt ends together would look pretty weird, I think. But it seriously looks fantastic on you!!

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  44. Love this! The lacy "scarf" looks SO pretty, and I love the colors in this outfit...too cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  45. You sure did! I love this! Thank you for directing me to this how-to because i'll definitely be giving it a go :)!

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  46. Amazing! Never thought of that idea! Going to have to try it out!
    Found your blog through Marioberry Style and am a new follower!
    Would love it if you checked out my blog!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  47. your tee as a scarf, so nifty! I MAY try it out depending if I can get it to work out.

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  48. That is brilliant, and I totally never would have known it was a t-shirt - so clever! Going to try this for sure :)

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