<![CDATA[                My Little Nest - Blog]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:09:06 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Day 3 Styling with a square scarf]]>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/day-3-styling-with-a-square-scarf
The pattern and colors on this scarf caught my eye. The pop of reds, yellows and blues are the classic fall color palette. This scarf is a smaller square scarf (a lot smaller than the square blanket scarf that you can see here) so you can really wear it wrapped around your neck and it won't overwhelm your face.
Scarf c/o Rosegal
Top thrifted similar here and here
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Purse old similar here

​This square scarf is the perfect pattern. The shapes and print  and I love how versatile it is. The tassels are around the whole hemline so tying it a different way could give off a more boho vibe. Because the colors are perfect for fall I personally think mixing it up with cute blush top would totally work. 
I used the "turtleneck tie" for this scarf. You can see the tutorial as well as other ways to tie this shape of scarf here (:56 into the video).
This has been fun sharing with you more than usual this week and I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing some different ways to style your scarves! Make sure to check out the last two posts here and here 
​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Day 2: Scarf Styling a classic]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/day-2-scarf-styling-a-classicDay 2 for scarf week is here! This is the classic long rectangular shaped scarf. I personally don't own any paisley print items, but I loved the colors in this one so much it caught my eye. I also think the tassels on the ends are a cute little detail.
Scarf c/o Rosegal
Long sleeve t shirt similar here and here
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Purse old similar here
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I tied this scarf the "Celebrity way" and love that it shows off the tassel details. You can see how to style the scarf here ( at :34 ). The flares and the boho print of this scarf add that little 70s hippy vibe that I love. This scarf is probably the easiest one to style and wear. I think it's professional enough to wear to work with a blazer on chilly fall days. The olive and navy is a classic fall color so expect to see this with numerous looks!

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Day 1- One week of Scarf Styling with Rosegal]]>Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/day-1-one-week-of-scarf-styling-with-rosegalSo this week I'm doing something a bit different. Rosegal sent me a couple of scarves and I decided to do one week of scarf styling. I know I know scarves are just an easy thing to throw on but I wanted to show different ways they can be folded and styled as well as different lengths and when to wear them! I hope you'll come back each day to see a new scarf style and how I decided to style it!
​Here's Day 1.
Scarf c/o Rosegal
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This scarf is the classic blanket scarf. These are the coziest scarves you could possibly get. Those freezing mornings that are right around the corner? That's where this baby comes in. I decided to do the cowgirl wrap for my scarf. It's folding the square scarf into a large triangle then tying both ends together underneath the front. You can see the video on how I tied it here (it's at 1:26). I love this video because she shows a few ways to tie this large cozy scarf. This scarf is great to own because it can easily be worn into the cold winter months as well. With most of the blanket scarves being plaid it is the typical fall pattern that everyone needs in their closet.
This look is one that I will wear on the daily. Stylish and warm with layers because for morning school drop off it's 55 degrees but could get in the 70s by afternoon pick up....#fallsummerweather

On a personal note I have been crazy busy the last few weeks because we bought a house! Not just any house, but my grandmas house! There are so many memories from childhood of running in the backyard, picking pears and plums from the fruit trees and Christmas evenings by the tree. Right now we are in the process of starting renovations. I will be busy keeping up with those but I'm hoping to keep up with blogging at the same time. I was thinking about showing some before and after pics of the changes we are doing, but not sure if that would be interesting to see on a fashion blog, so let me know if you would be interested in that!
Enjoy your week and make sure to check back tomorrow for the next scarf look!

Ruth 

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<![CDATA[A White Button Up]]>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/a-white-button-upI don't know about you but a white button up is probably the most classic and neutral piece of clothing you can possibly put in your closet. It can be worn for work with a blazer and pencil skirt and yet be easily turned into a casual look with a simple knotted front and flare jeans.....like I did here.
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Top old similar here and here
Shoes thrifted similar here
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I actually found these pictures on an old sim card and wanted to share this look with you guys. As a white button up is such a classic, the flare jeans add a 70s vibe and is trending for fall. A pair of platforms make this look a bit dressier, but pair this with boots or tennis shoes and it would be great for school drop offs, pickups and play dates. 
One bit of style info to pass on that I've learned, is to try a longer length button up. You're able to knot the front or tuck it in without worrying it'll be short and come out of the top of your pants. I always hate having to keep tucking in my tops. 

Do you have a white button up and what's your favorite way to wear it?

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Statement Sleeves for fall with Gamiss]]>Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/statement-sleeves-for-fall-with-gamissStatement sleeves are still making big waves in the fashion world. Seeing these bell sleeved sweaters is making me want some cold weather stat! I checked out Gamiss and rounded up a few that caught my eye. What do you think about big sleeves? 
Sage Sweater/ Triple Ruffles/ Dress/ White lace sold out but love this one/ Black T shirt/ Yellow bow/ White floral/ Gray turtleneck

I love a big thick sweater and the gray one looks cozy and cute. I also love the shade of green in the first one since olive and sage are all the rage for fall this one would be a perfect trendy color. The black t shirt is a great basic but the sleeves make it anything but basic. So many different ones to choose from.
What's your favorite?

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Fall Snacks]]>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/fall-snacksI don't know about you but I am over 90+ degree weather. Bring on the cool weather, pumpkin spice lattes, ciders, flannels and evenings wrapped in blankets in the backyard. SkinnyPop shared  this graphic with me and asked if I would like to talk about fall, flavors and a perfect drink pairings with their flavored popcorn.  Of course I was like YES! I love SkinnyPop because it's such a great little snack to have on hand. 
So my favorite pairing on the list here? Apple Cider Sangria with the naturally sweet popcorn. It is so crisp with just a hint of sweetness together. It makes for the perfect casual evening picnic in the backyard....now we just need that cool weather.
I do love whiskey and would love to try it with the aged cheddar. (I am a big cheese lover too!) I'm thinking about having family over and have different pairings to try! Perfect excuse for a get together to kick off fall right?
What one are you going to try?

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Zaful Pants with Jersey Girl Texan Heart and a Linkup]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/zaful-pants-with-jersey-girl-texan-heart-and-a-linkupI got these pants from zaful awhile back (you can see my post here) and wore them with a cream button tank and brown platforms. Monica asked me about them and decided to get them for herself! She cam up with idea of doing a collaboration together to make these airy pants appropriate for fall. Make sure to scroll to the bottom for her weekly linkup!
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Pants c/o Zaful
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I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone and pair stripes with stripes. Now I'm sure a first thought is maaaybe it could be a bit overwhelming but it actually works together! The stripes are different widths so it creates dimension and divides the top and bottom of the outfit. The colors also don't complete with each other. The black and white stripes are a classic and are actually acting as a neutral. The pants really take center stage and make a big statement. I kept the accessories neutral since there are two different patterns going on. 

On a personal note I just wanted to say that this past weekend was so much fun. We stayed on a little island in the Puget Sound for my sisters wedding and enjoyed the nice cool breeze and gorgeous view of the sound. The girls enjoyed seeing deer outside and started calling our rental our new home. Haha if only.... Watching my sister get married to her now husband was one of the happiest experiences of my life. It was a wonderful weekend full of family and great memories.

​Now onto the linkup
Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up



   
   

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<![CDATA[Scarf Season with Rosegal]]>Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/scarf-season-with-rosegalFall is this month!?! Where has the time gone. All I know is scarves are the perfect fall accessory. It gives a neutral outfit a pop and most are easy on the wallet. Another bonus? Everyone looks good in them! I rounded up a few  of my favorite scarves from Rosegal that will be perfect for fall. 
Tassels/ Poppys/ Paisley print/ Blue Plaid/ Red Plaid/ Multi Colored

Plaids are always a go to for fall I mean they are just a cozy print. I love the last multi colored scarf because it has such rich fall tones. Tassels are my weakness so that's always a good option for me. The added details can add alot to any outfit. I'm also really loving the red poppy scarf as a kind of wild card. Floral seems like a spring option, but with darker shades I think it totally can work for fall! 
Are you a scarf wearer for fall or is that a layer you just leave off?

​Ruth
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