Trying a Neck Scarf (and more from #LYBLforLess Week 2)

How do you decide what you're going to wear every day? Are you a morning stand-in-front-of-your-closet-and-choose-what-feels-right sort of person, or are you a plan-it-out-the-night-(the week?!) before sort of gal? While I've been trying to go with the flow more these days, I will never truly be a "by the seat of my pants" type, so you can put me in the plan-it-out category. I've mentioned before that I sometimes use the Cladwell Outfits app to help me get dressed, and other times I use Pinterest or Instagram style challenges. Basically, what it comes down to is that I need a "jumping off point" to help me, otherwise I just stand in front of my closet until the clothes stop looking like clothes and I start thinking about why babies don't sleep or how much coffee it's safe for me to drink or how much wine it's safe for me to drink... and then I get nowhere fast.

So on my Live Your Best Life for Less calendar, I had to include some fun outfit idea prompts to help me shop my closet and not get bored. This week's prompts are try a neck scarf, favorite stripes, and neutral outfit with bright shoes.

{try a neck scarf}

I own a lot of scarves and I wear them regularly. However, I haven't really tried the "neck scarf" trend that I've been seeing around lately, with the very French-looking style of the knot at the neck. So I put it on my calendar as a prompt to push myself to try it. I did; I wore this look to church on Sunday. And... well, it just doesn't feel like me. I don't hate how it looks, but I can't say I'd wear this particular scarf that way again. Maybe I would like it better with a different, shorter scarf? I don't know. Either way, it's always fun to try new things, don't you think?

Navy lace tank: Merona, Target | white jeans: Loft (similar) | earrings: Nickel and Suede | scarf: gift from coworker (similar) | sandals: Target

Navy lace tank: Merona, Target | earrings: Nickel and Suede | scarf: gift from coworker (similar)

{favorite stripes}

I love stripes and I can't seem to get enough of them - here are a few favorite ways I've worn stripes in the past. 

{bright shoes with a neutral look}

I love how adding colorful shoes can really change a look. Here are a few ways I've added bright shoes to a neutral look. 

I love having little prompts, or "jumping off points" to help me come up with something to wear every day. I hope that these prompts may inspire you to get more creative with your closet as well. Remember if you try any of these ideas from my calendar, tag me on Instagram (@shealennon) and use the hashtag #LYBLforLess.

Linking with Pumps and Pushups, Carrie and Jill, and Elegance and Mommyhood


  1. Wine recommendations changed (a in the favour of wine) between babies for me and I always forget that until about 2:30 in the afternoon when both kids are down for a nap.... but then I know I would be down for a nap too!

    I should try a neck scarf. I fear I have a giraffe neck and maybe that will help make it seem less towering.


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