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Versatile, Chic, & Cozy – my favorite blanket scarf @ilymix + the perfect brooch to go with it!

Cozy chic style inspiration —-> incoming!

I won a giveaway thrown by fab fellow-Bostonian fashionista, D*Marie of  A Chic Voyage and got to choose a lovely @ilymix blanket scarf (thank goodness they’re in style because I NEED them to wrap me up in the chilly fall-winter-spring month stretch in New England). Is anyone surprised that I chose a double-sided scarf so I can get twice the wear out of it? 🙂  See how I style a classic tartan plaid blanket scarf by dressing it up & with my usual cozy chic à la the BlueBoots personal flair.

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photo: B. Ferreira

Dress up

I wore it out to a festive dinner at towne stove and spirits (first time – it was delightful) in Boston. It’s right next door to the brand new EATALY!

dress: anthropologie a few years ago. Heels with bows: prego, Brazil. Cuff and ring : alexis bittar. Hair: by living proof stylist Molly! 

autumn pear salad. PHENOMENAL. Perfect flavors + high quality burrata mozzarella

excellent cook on that organic grass fed steak + frites,and I love skinny frites

mmm delicious lobster mac & cheese

❤ festive restaurants. We loved it! They have different dining areas – good for getting groups together – I can see a small birthday party happening here. 

My usual cozy chic 

I also threw it on casually as a wrap – but I added an extra special element – a unique brooch to pin it together with panache.

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Some of you may know that I’m also an artist and own a shop Inspirée by S, and those of you who share my artistic inclinations might understand the feeling to create.

I had a second-hand bracelet and a pair of vintage wooden, painted earrings with charms that I loved the style of, from B’s grandma’s costume jewelry collection. Although I didn’t think I would wear the earrings myself on my ears, I held onto this special piece until I was inspired to take the pieces apart and create something brand new and unique.

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…A little hot glue, scissor action, and then I painted flowers on each of the petals of this festive “peacock” brooch. I also upcycled (drum roll…) the packaging ribbon from a supppper soft primark blanket I bought at their blogger opening event at their new location in Burlington, MA to make the ribbon, added shimmery gold paint, and a pin on the back – voilà.

img_2778This brilliant + easy sophisticated look was born. img_2772

// Lipstick: “Red Velvet” lip crayon by Bite Beauty.//

The exact scarf I have is also available in green plaid too and in this pattern.

 

Anyone else dance when they work? I’ve seen standing desks … maybe someone needs to invent a little dancing desk too? 🙂 

I’m listening to this Spotify Playlist now 🙂 it’s the perfect, fun way to send 2016 off!

sale alert: These beauties are only $29.99 now!! Plus…happy new year to you…grab one for an additional 20% off with my exclusive code – BLUEBOOTSGO20.

Have the BEST last day of 2016!! 

BlueBoots Signature

 

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