All Wrapped Up

by jennine on December 2, 2008

Honestly, if it were socially acceptable to walk around outside wrapped in a blanket… I’d probably do it. Blankets just seem warmer than coats, and well, there is something rather pitiful/cold/lazy about walking around wrapped in a blanket, which is how I feel when it’s 1°C outside. Since, in reality, I can’t be so lazy, I have a ton of scarves and pashminas which I constantly wear during the winter months, and I don’t often have them in the photographs because after a while, seeing Jennine wear another scarf can get a bit stale. Believe me, I’m wearing one right now.

Finding good pashminas can be difficult, as there are a lot of synthetic versions, and the cashmere ones can get pretty pricey… that’s why when Pashmina International approached me to do a review, I thought the timing couldn’t be more perfect because I was in desperate need of a new one as my other pashminas are quite old and well worn in. I’ve pretty much worn this every day since I got it last week, and it’s soft and really warm. So I can safely say I love it. The price range is between $27-$75 with varying fibers from cashmere/silk mixture to pure cashmere, and merino wool.

Along with scarves, I’ve been meaning to touch upon the subject of headgear… during the summer, I’ve experimented with wearing belts in my hair, and with sweater belts, this couldn’t be a better way to add the extra bit of warmth without being too bundled.

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WendyB December 2, 2008 at 8:55 am

Sigh. You look so elegant.

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Miss Glitzy December 2, 2008 at 9:04 am

It seems cosy and warm and the prices are reasonable. Could be a good idea for a Christmas gift. And WendyB is right, you look very elegant.

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S December 2, 2008 at 9:08 am

Agreed with the other commenters - very elegant, super chic! I definitely want to try out this look on some upcoming colder days.

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jennine December 2, 2008 at 9:13 am

aw thank you… i wish i felt elegant, so i guess looking so is a step!
❤ miss glitzy, oh yeah, gifts, you are so in the holiday spirit already!
:)
❤ s… ooh that would be perfect with your shiny black leggings!

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Aja December 2, 2008 at 9:20 am

I was going to comment on the hair. Love the sweater belt. I’m going to have to try that sometime. Very smart!

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Mer December 2, 2008 at 9:26 am

I love this outfit!!

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Mer December 2, 2008 at 9:26 am

Is soooo cooooolldddddddd here too!

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jennine December 2, 2008 at 9:33 am

❤ aja, the sweater belt turned out to be a dark horse… kept me pleasantly warm.

❤ mer, in barcelona? really? that’s where i go to thaw out! man!

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Cecile December 2, 2008 at 9:47 am

“If it were socially acceptable to walk around outside wrapped in a blanket”

Why not? How many of our clothes were socially unacceptable for many many decades and now is the common thing on Earth!

Love the hair-belt!

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ambika December 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

I’m on my 2nd pashmina. & though I’ve seen others say the trend is more than tired, I’m too cold to argue. I’ve got mine on now!

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jennine December 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

❤ cecile… hehe, don’t get met started on this!
❤ ambika, you and me both.

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Elana December 2, 2008 at 11:18 am

love it!

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Couture Allure December 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm

I’m with you. I always have a warm Pashmina or wool shawl wrapped over my shoulders during these long cold month. Have to do something to keep the thermostat low! I always throw one in my carry-on luggage when traveling too. My fav is a spring green wool paisley from last year’s Lucky Brand line.

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Prêt à Porter P December 2, 2008 at 3:51 pm

really great colors.
perfect timing with the scarf review too

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meli December 2, 2008 at 6:32 pm

brrr! those booties with the pants and giant scarf work wonders. cutie cute <3

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Eyeliah December 2, 2008 at 8:08 pm

and love your hair here!

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Annie Spandex December 3, 2008 at 2:06 am

My mind is a little blown from the sweater belts in your hair. What a great idea! It seems so obvious yet I don’t think I ever would have thought of it-love it!

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jennine December 3, 2008 at 2:18 am

❤ couture…oh yes, i’ve heard that just keeping a few degrees cooler saves a lot of energy… so why not?
❤ pret…ah, i’m taking cues from you!
❤ meli…thanks love… i’m actually wearing leggings underneath the pants too!
❤ eyelia…thanks!
❤ annnie… ooh yeah, i don’t think it occurred to me either until the other day… but somehow, now it’s done,i need it.

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songy December 3, 2008 at 7:00 am

gorgeous. nicely priced as well.

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songy December 3, 2008 at 7:00 am

obviously I meant the scarf.. you gorgeous. That’s given.

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Cindiddy December 3, 2008 at 7:46 am

i love the headband!!!!

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Market Publique December 6, 2008 at 9:45 am

Amazing outfit. Love the sweater belt headbands, like everyone else.

And I think more people are on your wavelength. Did you see this ridiculous blanket / coat from Skymall? I kind of love it!
http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.htm?pid=102531784&c=

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