Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Buy This, Not That

Forever 21 Cold Weather Circle Scarf $6.80
Lucky Brand Softest Eternity Scarf $55.00

As the weather begins to chill, the leaves change color, and pumpkin spice lattes arrive at Starbucks, I'm starting to think about converting my daily outfits from Summer to Fall. One simple and inexpensive way to make this transition is the addition of a scarf. I throw them on with jeans and t-shirts, leggings and tunics, or even casual dresses. I love the cozy feel of wrapping up in one and the zest it adds to any outfit. My recent focus has been on eternity scarves and I adore this Forever 21 style for under $7! It will make the perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe without breaking the bank. What are you adding to your wardrobe for the transition into cooler weather?

39 comments:

Krystal said...

I just tried on one like this, I love them!!

Katie said...

I love these - would definitely go with the F21 :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I love them both...and I would go with the Forever 21 for sure:)

Kisses sweetie

Ps: I will be hosting a really lovely GIVEAWAY today… so please join in !!!!

Jammer said...

Forever 21 is definitely going to keep my spending in check this season. I think my dad wrote the company a personal thank you on behalf of my savings account haha. Love it!

Mandy said...

I'm definitely investing in a nice, big, comfy circle scarf this fall!

Gina said...

i want an eternity scarf too! im so happy fall is here, even though it's still gonna be hot in new york for the next two days. I actually like the f21 scarf much better than the lucky one :) at &6.80 i can't go wrong.

p.s i've never had a pumpkin spice latte but i'm pretty excited to try one; i'll tell em you sent me!

<3 gina

Fashion Meets Food said...

The forever 21 by me never has anything good. I think they're like 7 seasons behind its insane.

xo

Annie said...

I adore scarfs. I'll have to get to Forever 21 and snatch this one up asap! I love it. I am definitely wanting/needing new scarfs, jeans and boots (black & dark brown).
Happy September! xo

Gabriel said...

Is it that time of the year already? I guess the Halloween stores popping up everywhere means its the end of the summer. I guess its a good thing you look so good in a scarf!

Nikki said...

I love these scarves, they are so easy to wear and look good with any top!
Great pick with the F21 one!!


xx
Nikki

Lindsay said...

Cute scarfs Val. I am excited to bring out my boots :) I LOVE fall. xoxo

3 Including Me... said...

Love the Forever 21 scarf better too... although, I live in AZ, where we dont get to wear scarfs until November... Its not right and we should petition mother nature straight away!

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

I have been on the prowl for a lovely circle scarf (need to lighten up my scarf collection of bulky bits) This one is perfect, either one but love the price point on the Forever 21.

Jamie said...

I would definitely go for the F21 version on this! Love the infinity scarf!
I have a few long sleeveless wrap sweaters that I am pulling out. Also paper thin sweaters like the one I had on in yesterdays post. Then of course there's boots which will be coming out shortly!! :) Who the heck knows what the weather is going to be these days...we could get a late summer for all we know! LOL

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Def F21!

I totally will be adding scarves to my wardrobe...great for transitioning!

Marcie said...

Love the F21 scarf. This is my go to fall outfit piece too. I also love flannel shirts. Your writing is great Val! It is very descriptive and concise.

xo M

Josie said...

Oh, I love these sweet little cowl neck scarves. I even like the F21 one better!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love them! Reminds me of one I bought at Topshop last year. I can't wait to break it out but looks like I'm gonna have to wait a little bit longer since it's going to be 96 degrees here today :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Since I hardly ever wear the scarves that I buy (hello living in SoCal, where it's typically too hot for them!), I have to go with the Forever 21 piece - no doubt about it!! :)

Jen Watts said...

Trading in my flip flops and sandals for boots!!

ari said...

wow! that is such a deal, need to go over to my F21 asap!

Torrie said...

That is an amazing price!! I am going to Forever 21 tomorrow- FINALLY, after seeing the many cute things/deals that you share with us. I have not been there in a really long time, for no other reason than I haven't shopped for clothes that much this past year! I do here and there (and LOVE the occasional trip to Athropologie:), and of course when I need things, but sadly, I've realized that I've done the whole 'mom thing' and put it on the back burner a little bit. Don't worry- I DON'T wear 'mom jeans.' ... but if I don't get my act together in the 'healthy eating/exercising' department, I may soon need to!!

I'll be buying this scarf and other 'fall things' tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes. [a little rambly today:)]... but I do love this- http://blackeiffel.blogspot.com/2010/08/jigsaw-london.html - and this- http://www.brochuwalker.com/collection_archive1.html style; I just need to take the time to figure out how to create these looks for less $!

Anna Walker said...

I love it! So cute and amazing! :)

this free bird said...

I think I'd totally take the F21 this time...it looks a little lighter so you could wear it alone w/a t or maybe under a light jacket, too.

xoxo,
carrie

Tamara Nicole said...

That scraf is so cute! Gotta love Forever 21 right?! Seriosuly thinking about rocking some skinny cargos, and got my boot fix taken care of with 2 new pairs . . . now for shirts, not so sure yet!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Great Pick!

Carla
http://wwwsimplybubblelicious.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

I would buy this and not that - I actually think the Forever21 scarf is cuter!!

Chas said...

What a deal! You can't go wrong with a $7 scarf!

http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I love scarves! Must make a trip to forever asap! And boots are one of my fave fall must haves as well!

Melanie said...

Thanks, F21! I saw that neck scarf at For Love 21 last winter and I really liked it then--in retrospect I should have scooped it up!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Erica said...

Scarves are a must! I guess I have to make ANOTHER trip over to F21!

20 York Street said...

I've got tonnes of scarves but I suppose I can add another one. It gets really cold in Canada and eternity scarves are perfect way to keep stylishly warm!

Too bad no F21 close to me!

xoxo,

http://twentyyork.blogspot.com

Taj Acosta said...

Awesome!! xoxo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I can't wait for pumpkin spice lattes too!! I really like the pattern of the Forever21 scarf!

Marie said...

Oh, how I love Forever21!:D

Great find, Valerie!:D Thanks for sharing.:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Kara said...

I'm sick of Forever 21. Their clothes are so shoddy they never last. I got a pair or leggings for $5 and I was thinking great that's what they should cost. But they ripped at the seams after about 5 wears!

Jess said...

Oh, I've been wanting to try an eternity scarf - thanks for sharing!

style'n said...

Oh yes forgot about those pumpkin spice lattes!I love those and love the pumpkin bread at Starbucks even more! And yes I am starting to get ready for the "chill" I am definitely adding a few numbers to my wardrobe and after seeing this post maybe I should one of these scarfs too. I have so many in my closet but none like these. And I like both of these alot!
naina

Roxy Te Owens said...

I cannot wait to throw on my eternity scarves!! Too bad the southern heat will not permit for another couple months!