One vintage thing I don’t really “do” are scarves. We’ve just never much got along. Sure, I’ll tie a classic nylon scarf around a ponytail, but that’s pretty much were it ends. However recently I came across this fantastic wagon train themed scarf, and at $5.00, I couldn’t pass it up, despite not know what I was going to do with it! But then, I remembered an outfit I’ve wanted for ages… Judy’s green ensemble from Vertigo, in which she has a small scarf or handkerchief, that matches her collar and cuffs, tied around her belt. So I took that idea and ran with it.
I’m really looking forward to digging out the small collection of scarves I have and putting them into action. I think the same effect can be achieved with handkerchiefs too, and I have a few of those as well. It’s a fab way to add some pop to an outfit, and integrate a lot of different colors into an ensemble.
Jumper & Oregon Charm Bracelet: Antique Alley, Portland
Shirt & Belt: Thrifted
Covered Wagon Earrings: Expo
Covered Wagon Brooch: Antique Alley Flea Market
Tooled Leather Purse: Twilight Rummage Sale
Scarf: Red Light, Portland
Stockings: What Katie Did
Shoes: Buffalo Exchange, Portland
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17 comments on “Western Adventure”
Maureen O’Hara wore a similar ensemble in “The Parent Trap”; the blue and white floral number with green and blue scarves on the belt.
What a fabulous themed outfit!
Love those earrings, the bag and the scarf 🙂
Great idea! This whole outfit is simply wonderful. You’ve got an impressive collection of western wagon accessories!
Really cute. I love the purse especially.
That is such a great styling idea, thank you very much. I love scarves and own a lot, but besides from wearing them around my neck to prevent it getting cold (and of course that means I remove them as soon as I take my coat off), I really have issues how to wear them. Especially when wearing smaller ones I always feel like a scout. To wear it round the belt is a real good alternative, I have to try it very soon.
Stellar scarf idea! I so love how you carried the chuck wagon theme throughout this elegant, beautiful, and completely fun outfit (I’ve always been a huge fan of the pioneer days and ideas that celebrate that important chapter in history, too).
Such a good idea. I recently nabbed a gorgeous California souvenir scarf but couldn’t figure how to show it off in all its glory – no matter which way I tied it round my melon head 🙂 I think this is a super clever idea… especially with the coordinating belt… and I bet it would look just as cute with some jeans and a peasant top! OOOH I am going to have to try that.
What a unique idea. Im sure you have tried neck scarves, I think that style would look adorable on you, especially with all your great outfits. I love the whole old west theme you have Goin on. I have the California gold rush bracelet with the little covered wagon and other campfire charms, love it!
There’s no stopping you now!
Adorable! That bracelet is fantastic! I too always struggle with how to wear scarves, but I can never resist a good one! I just found a super cool souvenir scarf from Scotland (I collect trinkets from Scotland). I love the idea of tying it to a belt. So clever!
That scarf is beautiful, no wonder you couldn’t leave it. I love the outfit, especially the cute wagon brooch.
Ahhh. What an incredible print and colors!! I could see you rocking a scarf around your neck too, since you have a lot of cute collared sweaters & shirts (or seem to?) Maybe with a scarf slide (or ring!) to hold it closed? God, you’re killing me with the novelty jewelry too! Killerrrr.
Super cute! I just found an awesome “farm” print Echo scarf so I may have to draw some inspiration from you and do up a farm themed outfit!
Oh yes, I tucked one of my great-grandmother’s hankies in my belt at our wedding! Anyway, I love, love, LOVE this outfit. You accessorized it superbly! Those earrings and brooch are killlling me. The scarf is a beauty, too. Scarves are something that I always admire when I see other people wearing them and I have a few I like, but whenever I see a bunch of scarves I get overwhelmed and glaze over. So I rarely buy them. lol I need to fix that!
I love a good theme outfit! Adoring your jewellery and that scarf is yummy. I love way you’ve tied it from the waist- it allows the fabulous print to be seen…sometimes the print is lost when tied around the neck or head. xx Shauna
yeah, i’m so in love with those cowgirl details. the bag totally hits the nail.
What a great idea for a different way to wear a scarf. It looks fab with the Western themed outfit. I will be trying this idea myself 🙂