by Janetha on January 28, 2011

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ahhh! i just spent an hour trying to find a camera card that i conveniently “misplaced”.. it has a bunch of photos on there that i need! and it had my photos of my meals for a post. welp.. that’s not happening! time to improvise and post something else. luckily, i had the photos for this post saved on my hard drive.

i got a reader’s request on how to wear a scarf. (hi rachel!) i suppose now is as good a time as any for a little tutorial, no?

first off, i buy two types of scarves.

short & square:


long & rectangle:


i will now show you the incredibly technical way i achieve both looks.

for the short & square.


to achieve this look, i simply first fold the scarf into a large triangle.


then, i take a tip of the triangle in each hand and put the scarf in front of me. and cross each tip behind my neck.IMG_6884

finally, i pull the tips in front of me so they lay even with the other tip of the scarf.



for the long and rectangle.

i do basically the same thing, without the folding step.

i make sure the scarf is not folded at all.


grab each end.


i then drape the scarf over my neck the same way i did with the other style, wrapping the tips around once so they end up in the front.


there are a couple ways you can situate this. 

this way—more loose and drapey:


or this way, tighter around the neck:


i know there are LOTS of ways to wear scarves, but these are the only two ways i wear them. i am super claustrophobic and these are the only ways that don’t drive me absolutely bonkers.

so. there you go! i know this may seem silly to some of you.. but hey, inquiring minds want to know! and i am here to answer. if you have any other totally random requests for me to ramble about, please don’t be shy. i love random rambles.

as my title says.. adios. i will be taking a break from blogging for the next week. i have some fabulous guest posts as well as a great giveaway lined up for you guys so make sure you come around while i am gone!

see you in a week, don’t miss me too much Smile

xo. janetha g.

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edenseats January 29, 2011 at 12:19 am

Your scarfs are, as you like to say, “totally rad’!
And I will miss u, maybe to much…

movesnmunchies January 29, 2011 at 12:24 am

i LOVE your scarfs! i have one just like it but not all those cool patterns! see you in a week!

Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well. January 29, 2011 at 12:30 am

have a good blogging break! Love the scarves!

Erica January 29, 2011 at 12:34 am

Cute! I want to try your ways!! Have a blast- will miss you!

Mary (A Merry Life) January 29, 2011 at 1:11 am

Love your scarves! Thanks for the tutorial. I actually never wear scarves because I always feel claustrophobic and they bug me. I’ll try it this way next time. :)

Allison @ Food For Healing January 29, 2011 at 3:27 am

maybe i’ll run into you! i’m off to the airport now.

Bess January 29, 2011 at 4:10 am

I am obsessed with scarves….I have them in pretty much every color and pattern and style ever made. They can definitely make an outfit! I will miss ya while you’re gone :) Enjoy your break!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 29, 2011 at 4:29 am

Scarves…used to wear them in h.s. and college lots..b/c for warmth, they were practical in MN where it’s freezing most of the year. In CA, I dont wear them much..if ever.

And a week! Wow! Not sure what your blogging plans are, or not, but if you do take a week off from blogging…wow..ENJOY the unplugging…and no matter what, enjoy your trip!!!!!

Katy (The Singing Runner) January 29, 2011 at 4:37 am

Cute scarves!!! Enjoy your brief blogging hiatus! We will miss you but you deserve to have a break!

lindsay January 29, 2011 at 4:50 am

Youre so dang cute I could just hug you. Pretty scarf lady!

Momma B January 29, 2011 at 4:54 am

Cute scarves and I’ll miss you too :(
Be careful and have fun – that advice NEVER changes does it!!

Katie January 29, 2011 at 5:58 am

you rock scarfs : ) some people just got the scarf thing going for them and that my love, YOU do ; )

Love this how to, I wear scarfs here and there ; )

Sooooooooo lucky you will be away in the warm weather and on a beach! Have so much fun on your trip! Gosh remember last year around this time soon is when you got engaged! Time flies!

love ya girl!!! Hope you guys have fun!!!

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 29, 2011 at 6:24 am

Have a good trip and make good choices ;)

Lauren January 29, 2011 at 6:25 am

Haha, you must have seen my last post on me not being able to pull off a pashima. LoL You do it so well love.

purplebirdblog January 29, 2011 at 6:47 am

Have a wonderful trip, Sweet J! And have a little R&R on my behalf, wouldja? xoxo

Maya January 29, 2011 at 7:13 am

I usually tie long scarves the same way, but I wasn’t really sure what to do with a square one!
When I studied abroad in Europe scarves were very prevalent. Always reminds me of being there! Thanks again for the square scarf tutorial.

Erika January 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

That second scarf is super cute! Haha!
I didn’t even know there were two types of scarves!

withasideofhope January 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

I love this post! You always have the cutest scarves :)

Ashley January 29, 2011 at 7:32 am

Ok, so you are adorable! Your clothes always make me smile. Your posts will be missed, but I hope you have a great time :-)

Maren January 29, 2011 at 7:37 am

Have a safe and FUN FUN FUN trip Janetha!!! Can’t wait to see all the amazing pictures!

inmytummy January 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

Have fun on your trip!

Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous January 29, 2011 at 7:49 am

great tutorials!! have a great trip! will miss you…

Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) January 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

Love the scarf tying, I’m a scarf fiend!

We will miss you, but HAVE FUN!!


kissmybroccoli January 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

I really want to go buy a square scarf now! Hope you have fun on your trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

lynn @ the actor's diet January 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

you are so cute! if you want more ways to tie a scarf, my stylist friend chriselle made this awesome video:

Rachel January 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm

That is a great video tutorial. Thanks for sharing that.

Cyndie January 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

I want your scarves! Especially the floral print one.

Have fun :)

elise January 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

i miss you already!!

Sarah January 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

i need some of those square scarves! they’re so cute! :) enjoy your vacation.

jqlee January 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

dude, i always wondered how the square ones worked. i think i reallllly like them now!! thanks love.

Rachel January 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

THANKS SO MUCH for the tutorial on how to wear a scarf! The step by step with photos was great!! I am going to try it out and see if I can pull it off. I hope you have a great vacation. Thanks again for answering my question about how to wear a scarf! ; )

MelissaNibbles January 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Thanks for this. I only know one way and now with this I know three. Yay!

maria @ Chasing the Now January 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Very happy to see this post! I have a few scarves, but never know how to wear them.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I’ll miss you! You look so cute in scarves. I was actually going to ask you about it! How funny!

Rose January 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Have fun!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I’m loving the scarf tutorial…And I’m a fan of the second scarf! I own the same one! :-)

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