Home Decorating Style File: Guest Post with Kayley of Sidewalk Ready—and a Giveaway!

Style File: Guest Post with Kayley of Sidewalk Ready—and a Giveaway!

Hello, Fresh American readers! I’m Kayley Heeringa from Sidewalk Ready—Everyday Fashion, and I am honored to be guest posting today. Sidewalk Ready focuses on fashion for everyday women with occasional beauty tutorials and home decorating posts.

When Annie reached out asking for a post based on her book, Fresh American Spaces, I was so excited. After viewing some images from the book, I was immediately inspired! The décor is fresh and clean with very defined color stories. This resonates with my sense of style perfectly, so I chose to base an outfit off of my favorite image from the book.

Annie Selke's Fresh American

This room really speaks to me. It has a studious atmosphere, but still has an air of relaxation due to the printed bedding. This is the feeling that I aim to achieve in my home, so this decorating is what my dreams are made of!

Something else that really stood out to me about this design was the color scheme: white walls, dark wood, and coral. The bones of this room feel masculine, but with the addition of the bedding and throw, it brings in an element of femininity. To emulate this in an outfit, I paired my brown coated denim with a unisex oxford shirt. Glasses and a simple, gray cardigan add a studious feel. To complete the look, paisley smoking slippers introduce print, color, and femininity into the ensemble. This is a perfect combination for a casual, relaxed feel, but with a playful twist, much like the room!

To celebrate Fresh American decorating, Annie is hosting a giveaway! I’ve selected the Circus Scarf by Pine Cone Hill, valued at $98, because the paisley print reminds me of the throw in the room. Check out the Rafflecopter entry form below for 4 easy ways to enter! Contest ends on Sunday, January 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST. View the full details.

Congratulations to our winner, Kathy from North Carolina!

Thank you so much to Annie and her team for asking me to guest post, and I hope you all will check out Fresh American Spaces!

For more from me, feel free to check out my blog, Sidewalk Ready. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

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128 comments

Gretchen January 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

Love the room, the casual style and the paisley!

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Susanne January 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

I absolutely love the design and style of the room and Kaylee’s outfit. I see the scarf and think SPRING! Thank you.

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Louise January 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

So, so pretty! Just my style…

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Teri January 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

love the paisley scarf. goes with almost all my sweaters.

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Debra Lee January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

Jeans and a white tee would showcase this scarf!

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Tina January 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

This a gorgeous scarf! As a huge fan of Annie and Pine Cone Hill, I’d love to win. I just received new linen window panels from PCH in Ocean and I can certainly see this scarf as an accessory in the room, as well as wearing it!
Thanks for the opportunity~ I’m off to visit Kayley.

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Pam Gardner January 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I love the room-I am not really fashion conscious anymore as I am retired but I adore scarfs and all Annie’s stuff. I would pair the scarf with jeans as that is pretty much my bottom half uniform and for the top?, perhaps a white crewneck t-shirt which is a go to also for me and a blazer-I am thinking red or maybe deep purple. hope I win!

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Pattie January 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Jeans and a purple shirt would be pretty.

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Kate January 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I think I imagine this scarf paired with a soft t shirt dress and white jean jacket. Tom’s or soft espadrilles!! Yes, that would be sweet.

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purplelarkspur January 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

This would look great with a simple shift dress!

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Erin G January 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I would wear the scarf with a fun skirt and tee – perfect for spring!

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drtvrmoi January 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

A v-neck cashmere sweater, slim pants and Ferragamo flats.

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Lisa Martin-Gerdes January 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm

mmmm denim!

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Getting inspiration. | Sidewalk Ready – Everyday Fashion Blog – Kayley Heeringa January 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

[…] Getting inspiration. Posted on January 24, 2013 This outfit was photographed for a guest blog post I did for the blog “Fresh American”. It was inspired by a room from Annie Selke’s new book, Fresh American Spaces. This look is intended to be studious with both masculine and feminine elements. You can see the guest post, the room that I used as inspiration, AND a giveaway here! […]

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Laura January 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I would pair the scarf with a little black dress and black flats to give a solid base for the scarf. That way the scarf would be the highlight of the ensemble 🙂

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Sara Frias January 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

So beautiful!

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pam January 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

i’d wear it with a black sweater and some jeans.

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essie jane January 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Oh, love this! The room, the outfit, everything!
That scarf is gorgeous — my favorite color teal. 🙂 What outfit would I wear with it? Solid top, cardigan, and probably a denim skirt. And of course my watch necklace.

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Taylor Reeves January 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I’d love to pair the scarf with a black & white striped shirt, grey cardigan & my favorite pair of orange jeans. I love bright colors & mixing patterns!

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Rebecca January 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Would be a perfect spring scarf with a simple tee and my favorite jeans. 🙂

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Kevin L January 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The culmination of all good things! Love it!

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Alicia January 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Love the wall o’ books and how the bed just makes me want to jump in there and read!

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Alisa January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

I actually really love the bedding – I didn’t know it was called paisley before! I’m a big fan of tribal prints and funky designs, so I really like how the duvet highlights the room, and Kayley’s shoes add the flavor to her outfit. Great look for both!

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Lea Anna January 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

That scarf is lovely, I’d wear it with black jeans and denim chambray.

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Becky January 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I love the spring colors of the scarf! If I didn’t wear it to work, I would wear it with jeans and a top or blouse with nice spring colors, maybe some pastels.

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Liz K January 25, 2013 at 6:01 am

Love the scarf with jeans and a light sweater now then pretty skirts later in spring.

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Bevin January 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

I would love to wear the scarf as a statement, pairing it with a simple, classic outfit such as a crisp oxford and dark jeans!
Bevin

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Mecole Maddeaux January 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

I would pair this scarf with neutral colors to let the scarf really shine. Hair up in a bun, with a small delicate paid of earrings.

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Batter January 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

I would go a spring-y route with this scarf, pairing it with white jean shorts and a crisp light blue shirt and simple flats and accessories. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mary January 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

I’d wear it with jeans and a simple, neutral sweater, maybe navy or grey, to really show off the colors in the scarf!

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Lise January 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I would match this scarf with my white tunic, dark skinnies (jeans), some simple diamond studs and my grey coloured booties!

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Melanie Montgomery January 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

My white and black button down and skinnies to give it some color!

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Joanna January 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I love this outfit, casual but fun! I also would love this scarf, I’ve been keeping an eye on it since you first wore it on the blog 🙂

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TrishCF January 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

What a beautiful scarf! I would pair it with anything from a LBD to a pair of denim skinnies and a white button-down.

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Ray January 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Beautiful scarf! And gorgeous room!

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Emily W. January 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I would wear the scarf with skinny jeans, some flats, and a boat neck t with simple jewelry.

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danielle lima January 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

a pretty dress

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Audrey Knott- January 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I’d wear it with a bright pink dress.

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Michelle January 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Such a pretty scarf, would be a bright pop of color for so many styles — in this weather would pair with a sweater & pants.

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whitney January 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

i’d pair it with a summery white dress and sandals for spring. 🙂

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Sarah Stein January 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I love this blog post and the beautiful photos! The scarf is beautiful. I can see wearing it with linen pants and a plain white tshirt in the spring or summer.

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michele January 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

love your style, very much in keeping with my own.

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Amber January 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Perfect with a white shirt and my favorite jeans!

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Caitlyn January 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I’ve been wanting a scarf like this for months!!!! (But being a broke college kid hasn’t allowed me to splurge on one yet:( ). I would wear this scarf with a solid color shirt, most likely black or white,and a pair of jeans!

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PAIGE CHANDLER January 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Jeans and a simple white shirt.

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Rich Hicks January 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

would look good with blue jeans and white shirt

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Sarah C. January 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I would love to pair this scarf with a striped navy blue and white maxi dress and flat strappy sandals.

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Carla January 25, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I would wear it with gray, pink, turqoise, or purlple tops and black or pink pants.

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Lynda E January 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I actually have a teal sweater dress this would be perfect with.

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Kate F. January 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I would wear the scarf with a white tank top, jeans, light blue or pink flats, and some colorful jewelry.

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Shannon January 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Jeans, flats, and a light sweater

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angela harris January 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Love love love this for my daugher, her and I both wear scarfs and this would be perfect for our collection

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Renee G January 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I would wear with with a pink sweater and jeans.

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Stephanie A January 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

It’s so pretty and colorful I’d want it to stand out so I’d probably pair it with jeans and a white or black sweater!

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Lorena Keech January 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Jeans and my fair isle sweater.

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Karen M January 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I would pair the scarf with a great pair of jeans and a crisp white shirt. Thanks

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Sara January 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I’d pair it with a white blouse, jeans and a brown pea coat!

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Nicole Hansen January 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

With an of my sweaters and nice jeans!

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Ben Hansen January 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

My wife would love this with a sweater and dress pants for her work

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Deb C January 26, 2013 at 1:34 am

Since I prefer jeans most of the time, I’d wear it with dark denim jeans and a pretty pink top, something soft but tailored.

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Erin Hemmelgarn January 26, 2013 at 1:45 am

I would wear this scarf with my blue oxford shirt, black jeans, and cognac boots for a cozy preppy winter look!

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Dawn January 26, 2013 at 3:03 am

What a beautiful scarf. I can imagine wearing it for a bit of color to work or casually on the weekend.

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joni January 26, 2013 at 4:51 am

A sweater and jean skirt.

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Tracy Allen January 26, 2013 at 5:26 am

I love to show off scarves with a basic solid jumper dress and tee – this time of year ankle boots too.

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Cynthia C January 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

I think it would go great with leggings and a tunic.

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Christina January 26, 2013 at 5:49 am

That would look awesome with my belly dancing outfit as a hip scarf

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Tari Lawson January 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

I would pair it with grey dress pants and a turquise sweater.

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Solducky January 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

skinny jeans, my pink and grey toms, and a pink top.

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robyn paris January 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

i would wear a plain top and wear the scarf with it.

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Angela Bamford January 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

Found the combo of white, wood and coral inspiring. So hard to find a decorating style that is masculine and relaxed/light. Thank you and look forward to reading more.

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kathy dunaway January 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

I would wear it with jeans and t shirts or a skirt and my teal top.

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Betty January 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

The scarf made me think of white jeans…it’s so pretty and I’d love to win it!

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Karen January 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

A little black dress. Thanks for the giveaway.

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kathy pease January 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

id wear this with black slacks and a white sweater

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kristen m January 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I would pair it with my dark blue jeans and a white sweater to really let it be the star of the outfit!

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Amy M January 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I would wear it with just about anything, but mostly a black t-shirt and skinny jeans and riding boots.

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Peggy Rydzewski January 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I would put it with almost anything from jeans to work outfit,

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Beth C January 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm

tshirt and jeans

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Carolyn Nedrow January 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm

This scarf would be beautiful with one of my Sunday suits!
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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Susan Chester January 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I would wear this with my dark work clothes to perk them up and add a pop of color.

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Ciara B. January 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm

i would wear it with a knit sweater

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Danai January 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I would wear this with a black top and jeans – it would add so much color and it’s just beautiful!

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Jennifer B. January 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I’d wear it with a pair of black jeans and a black sweater.

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Judy Estrin January 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Love the room. The scarf would go perfect with black jeans, sweater and jacket in neutral spring colors.

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Christine January 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm

with skinny jeans and white tee

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Jan Bay January 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Love the colors and the pattern that seem to say “C’mon spring!”! Wait…that’s just me but the scarf is gorgeous! 🙂

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Jennifer January 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm

probably a more simple outfit with neutral colors, so the scarf can be the statement piece.

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Kayla January 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Jeans and a solid black shirt!

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Dorothy Deakyne January 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

blue jeans / casual

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Iliana R January 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I would pair it with a simple white top, some black skinny jeans, and white tall boots! 🙂

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Jennifer R January 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

I would pair it with my favorite button down white shirt

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Michelle Tucker January 27, 2013 at 2:42 am

I’ve got a nice teal dress that this would look lovely with.
Thanks!
Michelle

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Jen Gersch January 27, 2013 at 4:44 am

A cute lemon skirt

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Ann Hidayat January 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

I’d pair with a classic denim jeans, white button down shirt, wedge heels, cross body bag:)

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jesse January 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

a plain t-shirt and a pair of Levis

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Kathryn C January 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

beautiful scarf! I would wear it with a white blouse and blue slacks

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carol lewis January 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

I have a pretty dress this would look perfect with! Love it!

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Lauren Mills January 27, 2013 at 10:33 am

Love how room can inspire an outfit! I’d pair the Circus Scarf with my hot pink skinny jeans. Paisley is spot on for Spring!

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Emily F January 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

Jean, a black tee, and colorful shoes

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barb hunt January 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Thanks for the great contest.

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Amy K January 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Love the scarf sarong-style with a bikini and a great tan.

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JIM LYNAM January 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm

With WHITE SHIRT & BLACK PANTS.

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Holly Kennedy January 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Jeans and a bright cardigan with white button up.

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mary reynolds January 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I would wear the scarf with a pair of jeans and a turquose pullover

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Jennifer Young January 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The scarf would go good with a cute blue dress

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Dawn Reid January 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Jeans and a sweater
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Charlene Shaver January 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I’d pair it with my fave jeans & a silk blouse 🙂

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Taryn Cain January 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

White t-shirt, skinny jeans, and boots

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Candice Hull January 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

First, I LOVE, LOVE your outfit! Second, I would probably pair it with either my white sundress with turquoise wedge sandals or with a simple white shirt, jeans and my pink ballet flats
thank you

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DesiRae Smith January 27, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I would pair it with my leather jacket and skinny jeans!

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Hannah January 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

jeans and nice flats 🙂

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Gianna January 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Floral dress.

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liz l January 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

jeans and a cami

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Jaque R. January 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I would pair it with jeans, a T, and a tailored jacket. 🙂 Thank you.

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Kristen January 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Love this blog post and the outfit!

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Leanne Hill January 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm

White tank and skinny jeans

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Pam January 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I would wear this with a dressy outfit including a turquoise top.

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Lori L. January 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I would give this to my daughter and I feel like the outfit it would go with would involve skinny jeans. 🙂

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merry partridge January 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

a nice blouse and blue jeans

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Candie L January 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I would think a cream sweater and dark britches. Thank you

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edq143 January 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I can definitely rock it

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Deborah Grant January 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

The Circus Scarf is so colorful I would wear it with a solid color such as black or a dark blue. This would make the colors pop. You car wear it with pant,shorts or a dress. You could even wear ti to the beach with a swimsuit.Just wear it and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Veronica Garrett January 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I would pair it with jeans, a multicolor top and boots.

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Ashley Morrissey January 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

With a pair of skinnies and a cute top 🙂

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kim burnett January 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

love the paisley scarf

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Sand January 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I would wear it with jeans and a cute top.

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Rebecca January 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm

With a spring green cardigan I got a couple weeks ago.

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Emmy January 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm

White lace dress and denim jacket-keep the focus on the scarf<3!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH:)!!!!!!!!!

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