Feigning My Way to Glamour Via a Cashmere Scarf

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Confession: I am 99% sure that Sloane Crosley (otherwise known as New York Times bestselling author and Person I Want To Be When I Grow Up) passed us whilst I was hopping around the West Village on one foot trying to look cool shooting this look. Great. Fab. When I pictured meeting one of my literary heros, it was definitely in the exact aforementioned scenario.

The good news is that I am now in possession of a gorgeous cashmere scarf! And here it is, in all its glory.

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When I visualise the type of person who regularly traipses around in cashmere scarves, an extremely specific image comes to mind.

The woman, probably named Grace or Marie or maybe even Grace-Marie, is 40, married, and has no plans for children in the foreseeable future thank you VERY much. This could be because she is already in possession of two shih tzus (one is named Dolce, and the other is obviously Gabbana) who she dresses up in matching costumes and parades around her Upper East Side neighborhood. It could also be because she runs a successful art gallery and does not have time for teething toddlers.

Grace/Marie/Grace-Marie dresses exclusively in beige, summers in the Hamptons, and would rather chew off her toe than ingest a carb.

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In stark contrast we have me: Elly, 23, dresses like a low-budget Steve Jobs, has had ice cream for breakfast twice this week. I’ve never owned any size dog, but I have owned a series of fish that died in rapid succession of each other. Also, the last time I went into an art gallery it was with the express intent of escaping the humidity and using the restroom. I had to feign interest in a blank canvas with one navy stripe going down the middle for a full five minutes.

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In other words, I’m 100% not the type of person who should be wearing cashmere scarves, but now that I’ve found the perfect one I am not taking it off.

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And where did I find this cashmere scarf, you might ask (though you probably didn’t)? Cashmere Connection, a relatively new company selling beautiful cashmere scarves, throws, and shawls. Everything is organic and sustainable, if you’re the type of person who cares about that. If not, and you’re just looking for a well-made and timeless scarf that’s significantly more affordable than other cashmere products, this is still the place for you.

I chose the Lanas shawl in “oatmeal”, and I’m seriously obsessed. It goes with everything I own, is ultra-soft, and large enough to double as a blanket. Which is especially fab as I will be spending the majority of October-November travelling, so I can use it as a blanket to combat frigid airplane temperatures and chatty seatmates alike.

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I wore it with some high-waisted jeans, a black turtleneck, and black boots, because I’m really all about stepping out of my fashion comfort zone. Stay tuned to next week: I might finally try a blazer!!!

Thanks to Cashmere Connection for sending me the scarf! As always, all opinions are my own.

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16 Comments

  1. Love how versatile this scarf is! So cute and def a closet staple.

  2. Such a great fall outfit! I bet that cashmere scarf comes in handy on the cooler days!

  3. Hello gorgeous!! Loving all of the chic ways you’re wearing this scarf! You’ve definitely inspired me to wear my favorite scarves in more creative ways.

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  4. Ooo I love how wide this scarf is! I’ve never had anything cashmere before! I’ll definitely need to invest in a good cashmere piece for Fall! I know it’s super soft! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/boho-babes-fall-transitions/

  5. Ah scarf season, so simple and lovely!

  6. Obsessed with this outfit

  7. That scarf is beautiful! love your style!

  8. My favorite thing ever is when you assign personas to the people who wear specific pieces of clothing! This post seriously made my day.

    Also, your scarf is absolutely gorgeous. I am now convinced that I need a matching scarf to channel my inner Grace-Marie.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  9. Love the scarf! It’s amazing how a great piece like that can make you feel so different!

  10. I love the whole outfit! And the color of your cashmere scarf is so perfect!

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    The scarf looks incredible on you, Ellie! So glad it saved you from freezing during your long flight!

    -Lia

  12. I love a good scarf! They are great for flights, and for covering up coffee stains on my t-shirt (guilty!) and for torturing my dog with. So many uses!

  13. I love how you styled your cashmere scarf! I feel like every woman needs a versatile scarf like this one—it’s pretty perfect!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

  14. OMG you are killing this look girl! Right out of the streets of Paris!
    Tori || Victori Media

    https://www.victorimedia.com

  15. I love adding scarves to an outfit! It definitely changes the entire look! This one looks super cozy!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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