I love them I love them and I don’t care who knows it!
Yes, you guessed right, I’m talking about my fierce and undying love for blanket scarves.
They are equal parts cozy and stylish. They are equal parts scarf, shawl, and warm leg blanket. I’ve also enjoyed draping one over the side of my bed. Of course, you and I know that it’s only because I’m lazy, but I like to think the occasional gnat or guest enjoys the #livefolk vibe it brings to my humble abode. You’re basically getting three outfits for the price of one. And one decorative house item. Win.
I took a picture of this outfit in the dressing room because I had to remind myself that not every single item of clothing sewed in the last ten years makes me look utterly ridiculous. In this rare instance, I liked the outfit I already had on much, much more than the clothes I picked to try on. Besides the ugly Christmas sweaters. Obviously. Ugly Christmas sweaters look great on everyone – a favorite of the masses for decades and decades.
The above blanket scarf is from Vinnie Louise, a darling little boutique in Nashville for under $25. Check more options out here. I have never before experienced a store that resulted in such a high percentage of “AH I NEED THAT” reactions. Everything in the store is as affordable as it is adorable – aka so veryvery. Dear fellow tight-fisters, do yourself a favor and get a blanket scarf and then browse through Vinnie Louise some more…but follow them on Instagram at your own risk. My fist started unfolding at their bootie collection before I even realized it. KEEP IT TIGHT, LADIES.
[ Scarf: Vinnie Louise. Black shirt: Who knows. You can buy a plain, black shirt from Kroger and I’m sure it’ll be fine. Jeans: American Eagle. Brown booties: Nine West (and oh so on sale!)]
UNLESS YOU ARE ONE WHO PREFERS EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE. Less unknown and adorable but I did snatch this cozy goodie of a blanket scarf at good ole Forever 21 for under $15. I felt it necessary since I was wearing the other one every single day and I think the general public was beginning to notice. (I’m sorry, but this goes for any type of clothing: if you are part blanket, I am going to wear the living daylights out of you. I’m a bit of a sucker for blankets and I simply have to wear clothes. Society demands it.)
Revel in this wondrous invention. The fact that we can have thick, cozy blankets that fit around our necks in a way that culture approves of is one of the main reasons I’m thrilled to be living in the twenty-first century. Let’s raise a toast to progress!