March 8, 2011

The Scarf

It’s quite obvious that I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my Alexander McQueen Scarf. ο»ΏI’m usually not an impulse buyer, unless I’m shopping at stores like H&M or Forever 21, so this scarf was yet another item that I thought about for a bit before buying. I sit there and debate, whether it’s by myself or with friends who are as crazy as I am, if it makes sense for me to spend the money on one high end item rather than a few cheaper alternatives. As I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve found that I get a lot more use and satisfaction out of these items that I’ve saved for. Items that have also stepped into the “classic VS trendy” category. What I love about this scarf is that it’s long and delicate, although not too delicate, that I can wear it many ways as pictured above.



  • *Make It A Tag*

    I see where you're coming from….I have a little impulsive side like but without the ability to save! lol!



  • Welcome to my jungle

    I do totally agree with you. Saving up for a piece makes it really more special for yourself.
    Great scarf!

    – Dani

  • Pancakes and pearls

    That scarf looks so good on you!
    I want one too, I just can't decide what colour to get :p


  • Becky

    I love the scarf, I definitely think I need one sometime soon. I try not to impulse buy but occasionally can't resist temptation!

  • Style and Outfit

    I love this post! I follow you! Kisses!

  • Sist and Sist

    Love that scarf! I love it in your hair the best πŸ™‚

  • La Petite Olga

    Great scarf def. something that one needs in the closet πŸ™‚

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Andi

    I'm the same way, especially as I've gotten older. I've never regretted a big purchase I've saved for and thought about, but I have regretted plenty of the cheaper, impulse buys.

  • Cherrybee

    I just really like it!

    love cherrybee

  • Star-Light

    i want this scarf too..i love it!

    some things are so great you really have to have the original and no copy! πŸ˜‰

  • Vavavabroom

    The scarf is so adorable! I like the way you combine it! You've got a great style, my dear! πŸ™‚

    xoxo Aki

  • SMS Style

    Ah I love that you have an Alexander McQueen scarf, they are a brilliant Brit staple! I bought mine last year and have barely taken it off since – it funks up a classic outfit really well, bit obsessed with mine actually…!!!

    I've just done a posting on Sarah Burton, who is the CD @ McQueen, us Brits are going crazy for her as she is rumoured to be making the wedding dress this year for the royal wedding – check it out @ – still early days for my blog so let me know what you think!

  • Collections

    Love the scarf, I have the same one but in blue.

  • Emily Anne

    I think it was worth it for you, you are getting a lot of use out of it, and it definatly stands out in your outfits, making people notice how hot it is.
    i think it was a great purchase for you! can't wait to see how else you wear it!

  • EllysMakeupbag

    Your sandals are just breathtaking!:)

  • Toothfairy

    I totally agree with you! I now think about the cost per wear principle: I look at how often I wear something and often it means I can better buy one expensive instead of 5 cheap items. And that scarf is just amazing!

  • the Honey B

    rock it out, girl. that scarf is FIERCE and so are YOU.

  • Taylor

    I completely AGREE on all counts!!! I love and use the shoes I wait and save before buying and the nicer items in my closet!! The impulse buys get worn a few times and then donate or just trashed bc of the quality and use render them gross.

    What a great choice!!!

  • Michelle Chic

    i think its healthy for a us girls to splurge once in a while in some key items!

  • Julie and Lauren

    Looks great- and was definitely worth the purchase!

  • allie

    i just discovered your blog and of course, i love it!! you have great style and great posts so i will definitely be following!

    xo, allie

  • 2Anchor

    I adore this scarf…it's been on my wish list forever! However, my husband says it's overpriced for a scarf….I keep telling him it's a classic!

  • Devon Rachel

    Love a McQueen scarf! chicness to the max.


  • buywowdruid

    Brilliant black and pink, everyone would go crazy for that one. Saving for a special thing really is worth the wait. Love the sweet look in the center photo.

  • Lena

    I love that scarf! Is amazing!


    I'm a big fan of that scrf, it's so cool! <3

  • the Addicts Fashion

    Alexander was the best R.I.P.

    You might like the Giveaway on my Blog πŸ˜‰

  • Elise

    Great, love the first outfit!

    Big love
    Elise x

  • cla-sib

    three amazing looks, like your scarf

    xx claudia

  • Angie G

    I totally agree.
    I have a few items that I have saved for and
    they are so much more special for me.

    Very nice scarf.

  • Jeanie Photography

    Nice outfits!

    Love the scarf!
    And Omg the shoes on the left photo!
    Really AMAZING!:)



    the scarf is fantastic. I splurge when I know I'll make good use of it πŸ™‚


  • Melanie

    I LOVE this scarf! You look gorgeous x

  • Hannah

    I love the scarf! I wish I had one! I think its great that your wearing it a lot it's amazing!

  • Lela

    Perfect styling in photo 2, tbh.

    Lela London – Fashion Blog

  • Rebecca from See You in Sweden

    I'm all for investing instead of buying and discarding of something you've used for barely a season.

  • Belen

    I couldn't agree more. I am a firm believer in investing in Key pieces. This scarf is such a great piece to have in ur wardrobe!

  • Vanesa

    Hello lady! i have to tell you that i am falling in love with your third outfit.
    The green leather jacket it,s awesome! and you wear it perfect with pleated skirt and red bag.
    I like your blog.


  • Sabby V

    Love it and totally agree with you:)


  • JenlovesBal

    I love the pink & black on you. πŸ™‚

    I'm a fan of A McQueen scarves too! If you look during sale season, you'll get a good price. Got my gray one for 40% off. πŸ™‚


    I love that scarf and I think you look great in the different ways you choose to wear it. You can buy a whole bunch of things, but it's important to have somethings that you will have forever. And McQueen was a genius, so it's nice to have something of his in your closet. I'm with you on this one!!

  • christine donee

    I love McQueen scarves! I have a few myself and get ALOT of use out of them. I have definitely found that over the years I get much more satisfaction, and wear, out of buying a few nicer staple pieces. They may be more of an investment, but I know I'll have them fore years and years. And my feeling on it is that if they're classic, you'll have it forever!

    Cute outfits! πŸ™‚

  • Emilie

    Great post! That scarf is gorgeous and I love how you wear it in the first picture πŸ™‚

  • fashion.gossipmk

    That scarf is worth saving for :)) M.

  • Mona P

    Helena, this scarf is totally worth it! It is clear from your pictures how versatile it can be, as you can wear it in so many different ways.

    Definitely a great buy!

  • Alicia

    I love all the ways you've worn it! I have a knock off A McQueen Scarf that I always forget about. I need to pull it out and start sporting it again!

  • The Petite Blogger

    great blog! love all ur outfits!!! uve got great style!

    im following!

    xoxo jenna


    Hello, just found your blog AND I am thrilled that I did, your outfits are so gorgeous & inspiring. Loving all three of your looks -that scarf is fab. Consider me your newest follower. xx veronika

  • cryskay

    i look at everything by the cost per well. i tend to wear my more expensive pieces a lot more than my f21/h&m pieces so it makes it all worth it! xo

  • featherfactor

    Beautiful scarf on you, and I love the pleated skirt/kelly green jacket look. I'm a total cost per wear decision maker!

  • Gaby

    I agree with you 100% percent am loving the scarf and th leather jackets you paired them up with!


  • Leena

    i agree with you! beautiful scarf!

    The Classy Confidante

  • Josephine

    I totally agree. I LOVE my McQueen scarf, and have definitely found that investing in fewer high end pieces has generally made for a much better wardrobe. Way to rock it, I love your style!

  • MissLauraHueto

    I'd loooooove to have a McQueen scarf!! *-* And I agree with you, as time passes I become more and more prone to buy less and better… πŸ™‚

  • Lexi

    I LOVE that scarf! I have been coveting the black and white version forever, and I think you've just convinced me!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  • nikkb

    Love the shoes!! xoxo nikki

  • Affair with my Closet

    Hi Helena!! This leather jacket is AMAZING! I WANT THIS ONE TO ME! hahahha
    IS A JACKET THAT GOES WITH EVERYTHING! Oh, my God!!! Chic! Chic! Chic!
    Kisses ~.~

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