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Scarf tie Crossed Ends

This is the first of two scarf ties I’ll be sharing this week. It’s another easy arrangement that works for any oblong scarf and will stay in place without constant fiddling.

  1. Grab one corner of the scarf, allow to drape diagonally lengthwise.
  2. Wrap around neck with ends hanging in front.
  3. Cross the ends.
  4. Grab the end that’s underneath, and…
  5. Pass upward through the loop. Adjust…
  6. Et voilà!

You can adjust where the scarf sits by making the loop larger or smaller.

This lovely red cashmere scarf is from L’affaire cashmereIt’s so soft and light and the color is amazing! They have a good selection of both cashmere and wool scarves right now in lots of colors and patterns. If you’re thinking about a gift of cashmere, you can still order by December 12th for delivery by Christmas. Shipping worldwide is free, and the scarves come packaged in nice gift boxes with a ribbon.

Adea mock turtle

I’ve been wearing this mock turtleneck layering top from Adea almost non-stop since our weather turned cool. The smooth, breathable and lightweight Italian fabric layers brilliantly (no bunching!) and what I like best is that I can go from cold exteriors to warm interiors without overheating.  Adea tops are washable (and will hang to dry within a few hours, making them ideal for travel) and totally wrinkle free. I can’t wear full turtlenecks, but this mock neck is perfect.

It was COLD when I was outdoors taking these photos, so I grabbed one of my warmest sweaters. The v-neck is a cashmere sweater from Lands’ End, now a few years old. It’s held up quite well. If anyone from Lands’ End happens to read this, please please please bring back this cashmere v-neck sweater in Petites!! It’s so hard to find v-necks for women anywhere these days, and especially in Petites.

Do check out “How I Wear My….Red” at Everything Just So and The Rich Life On A Budget!

Also linked up with Visible Monday.

Scarf provided by L’affaire cashmere. Mock neck top provided by Adea. Post contains affiliate links which may generate commissions for unefemme.net.

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  1. December 10, 2013 / 6:20 am

    I love the red scarf – so brilliant. And I am hooked on Adea tops too, they’re the ultimate in comfort!

  2. December 10, 2013 / 6:29 am

    Love the scarf , great look all round.

  3. December 10, 2013 / 7:26 am

    Some time ago I had a scarf giveaway from L’affaire cashmere and the person who won loved it.
    That’s a nice way to tie a scarf for a scarves lover like me 🙂

    You’re looking good.


  4. December 10, 2013 / 8:50 am

    Thank you for the tutorial … that last step .. I have been missing … so it was always changing on me! Can’t wait to try this out!

  5. December 10, 2013 / 9:32 am

    The scarf is beautiful and such a great color for you!! Thanks for the always-needed tutorial!

  6. Jill
    December 10, 2013 / 10:39 am

    I love that scarf so much. And I love it on you! Thank you for the instructions on how to tie it that way, I really need to branch out with my scarf tying and this will help me get on it. Thank you SO MUCH for mentioning our “How I Wear My: Red” posts. I am glad you joined us once again! XO, Jill

  7. adriennerichlife
    December 10, 2013 / 10:45 am

    This is so helpful, Deja. My long scarves often look bunchy and messy.
    Thank you for joining me and Jill for December’s How I Wear My: Red. Red is great color on you, especially with your beautiful blonde hair!

  8. December 10, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    What a beautiful red scarf. It look lovely on you. Red reminds of my grandma…it was her favorite color. 🙂

  9. Barb
    December 10, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Yes, Lands’ End, v-neck cashmeres in Petites, please! And I also love that red scarf!

  10. December 10, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Ah, that’s a good tie. Most of my scarves are oblong, and this will work great with them!

  11. Mary
    December 10, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Macys currently has cashmere v-neck sweaters in petite sizes. Don’t know if the quality would suit, but the price is right.

  12. December 10, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    Brrr, we need cashmere here in LA with this cold spell!!! I am sporting a silk paisley long scarf right now, under an angora cowl neck sweater.

  13. December 11, 2013 / 5:46 am

    I’m practicing this on the flight from Washington to LA 😉 Your many scarf ideas have me raiding my scarf drawer more and more often – merci!

  14. Sandy
    December 12, 2013 / 7:28 am

    I tried this method today, works very well. Thank you.

  15. Duchesse
    December 12, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    Beautiful scarf, dramatic and graceful, and the perfect red for you. Maybe you would consider a more assertive red lipstick with it? I think you could rock it !

    • une femme
      December 12, 2013 / 6:41 pm

      Duchesse, thank you. Regarding the lipstick, while editing these photos I had the same thought. Next time I wear the scarf I’ll dial up the lip color as well.

  16. Suz
    December 12, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    I have always heard good things about lands end cashmere – unfortunately their color selection for women leaves me cold. I am full up on black and the rest of their colors are a bit too easter eggish and bright for me. So if Lands End listens at all – more neutrals and earth tones please!

  17. Marsi
    December 13, 2013 / 7:11 am

    I thought I knew every scarf maneuver in the book, but this is a new one. I’ve worn it every day since this post and love it. It really looks like you just threw it on and it happened to land just so.

  18. December 15, 2013 / 8:36 pm

    I love the scarf and I too would love a v neck cashmere so I echo your request

  19. Dpt
    December 20, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Hi déjà,
    Love your blog- have been following for the past year. Discovered it when I googled “perfect Paris wardrobe” prior to a trip. I am interested in the Adea turtleneck you mention. Have been looking for the perfect lightweight layering turtleneck in Navy and saw your post. I visited their website and it says they fit small. I am wondering what size you took as I am similar in structure? Keep up the great work!

    • une femme
      December 20, 2013 / 7:41 pm

      Hi Dpt, thanks so much! I find the best size for me is a 5 (and I’m usually a size 4-6). That size fits me closely without being too snug. I really love the Adea tops and think they’re ideal for travel.

  20. ceeamm
    September 9, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Late to comment ( oh, well ! ), but I love that style of layer dressing !

    I prefer FULL turtlenecks to mocks however, but I understand how many people cannot wear higher collars due to personal discomfort or having the wrong neck or face for turtlenecks.

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