Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Styled by Helen: Scarf

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Every blogger out there will know the pain of trying to take photographs during winter. Daylight hours are limited and the weather is not to be relied upon. Sometimes you just have to put up with dodgy indoor lighting. These were snapped in a shopping centre shortly before it closed for the night. Talk about some quick pics. Perhaps if I actually knew how to use my camera properly these photos might have turned out better. It's definitely one of my goals for this year to improve my photography and actually get to grips with my camera. I had tea and cake with photographer Tammy of T Shawts the other day and her one piece of advice was to read the manual that comes with your camera. I have to admit, once I'd figured out how to switch it on I never really gave it a second look. That will certainly have to change. I've also been looking into some camera classes and clubs close by. These are certainly seem worth checking out:
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So, on to the outfit. I don't often go for all black but I quite like this combination. Granted only the base of each item is black. There are plenty of colour pops to stop it being boring. From the embroidered pills on the collar of the dress to the sparkly tinsley bits in the jumper, I wanted to bring all these multi coloured elements together. And everything is topped off with this Greatest Show on Earth scarf. I do love Lush's array of knot-wraps. I like the idea of wrapping gifts in something that isn't just going to be thrown in the bin. Of course, this was a gift to myself. I couldn't resist getting my hands on a Karen Mabon design for the bargain price of £4.50. While the print is only on one side and the edges are a little rougher, I do love the fact that the scarf is made using recycled plastic bottles.

Scarf | LUSH x Karen Mabon
Jumper | H&M
Dress | Coco Fennell x Karen Mabon
Shoes | Topshop via a Charity Shop

There are plenty other knot-wrap designs that I have my eye on. The Kissed a Few Frogs one is definitely on my list. If you're looking to build your own collection of scarves these are a great way to get started without breaking the bank. Other top scarf buying tips include charity shops and vintage fairs. They usually have lots of patterned goodness on offer. Scarf addicts unite! And don't forget to use our easy peasy scarf styling tips from earlier this week.

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4 comments:

  1. That jumper is so much fun! And the scarf looks precious in your hair!

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  2. You can't beat the Wellgate! This post was just what I needed - I just got my hair cut short again and need ways to keep it exciting! Also such a good idea to have black as a base colour when you're clashing patterns!
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  3. You can't beat the Wellgate! This post was just what I needed - I just got my hair cut short again and need ways to keep it exciting! Also such a good idea to have black as a base colour when you're clashing patterns!
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