SCARF: Burberry (currently 33% off and available in three other colors!) | WINDOWPANE COAT: Helene Berman | SKIRT: Theory | TURTLENECK: Nordstrom Collection | TIGHTS: DKNY | PUMPS: SJP Collection | LIPS: Nars (Bansar)
As the ticker on my top right-hand sidebar indicates, Christmas day is frighteningly soon. You can check out my complete holiday guide here, but today I thought I’d share another favorite gift idea—a classic scarf like this Burberry beauty. You get extra bang for your buck with this one because it’s reversible—burgundy and black on one side with camel and black on the reverse. I’m a huge scarf fan in general, because it completely reinvents the simplest of outfits, but it really makes for a fantastic holiday gift for the fashion-loving lady in your life for the following reasons: (1) a square scarf like this is trés trendy; (2) it’s something she’ll have forever; (3) it’s the very definition of versatility and can be paired as easily with a formal or work-ready outfit like this one as it can be with ripped jeans and a t-shirt; and (4) it doesn’t require you to make the dreaded sizing decision that you’re forced to make when buying other clothing items (nobody wants to spend Christmas day in the doghouse).
On a separate note, as you may have noticed, I’ve recently updated my top navigation bar, re-organizing my “Office Style” section—which of course is the primary content area of this blog—and also adding a few other categories so you can easily access the occasional posts I do that speak to other areas of the working girl’s life—fitness, beauty, wedding, etc. I’ve received a few notes about this (for those of you who follow me on snapchat [username: maryorton] I had to rant there about a particularly outrageous comment I received yesterday), and just wanted to clarify that it does not signal a larger content shift on Memorandum.
If you read the blog everyday, you know that my focus continues to be on office style and how the working girl can incorporate fashion into her life seven days a week—not just on nights and weekends when we’re out of the office. At the request of innumerable readers, I’ve also enjoyed sharing the occasional off-duty look or lifestyle post (like yesterday’s wedding post) that speaks to other aspects of the working girl’s world. Keeping a healthy work-life balance is important, so I like to occasionally produce content here that underscores the idea that you can have a successful career and a healthy personal life. Whether it’s how to fit a workout into your work week, travel tips, or wedding planning ideas—I’m always writing from the perspective of the working girl.
However, just to be clear, work style is and will continue to be the bread and butter here! With the exception of yesterday’s wedding post, each of the previous posts in the past week have included office style content—especially last week’s post on my working girl wardrobe staples! So, if you stumble upon a post where I show how to wear something multiples ways in and out of the office, what my favorite beauty products are, or how I planned my wedding, rest-assured, more work wear posts are just around the corner and the office style core of Memorandum isn’t going anywhere!
This post was produced in collaboration with Nordstrom.
13 thoughts on “Reversible Scarf + Windowpane Coat”
This looks amazing! Been following your blog for years – always inspired by what I see!
Gosh, I hope it wasn’t my email yesterday about whether you’d consider expanding by occasionally posting things about décor that you were ranting about. I’m not on snapchat so can’t read what made you mad. I had noticed the changes to your navigation headings and I meant the email to be complimentary because I am sure your excellent taste in fashion would carry over to décor. So if that was what you are speaking about, I apologize.
On today’s post, the windowpane jacket looks so nice paired with a simple black skirt worn with black tights.
Oh no no it was definitely not you! It was a comment that I deleted (something I almost NEVER do) because it was outrageously offensive. Your comments, as always, are both very nice and very helpful!!
Beautiful coat and perfect scarf! You look incredibly elegant and stylish in this outfit!
This is such a pretty coat! I like how you styled it.
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That windowpane coat is perfection, and I agree, a scarf is a great gift idea that you can’t go wrong with!
Hey Mary! What bracelet are you wearing on your right wrist in this post? Love it!
Cute coat! Very nice classic look!
Lifestyle by Joules
Love the two sides of the scarf!
Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
You are right : I am a huge fan of scarf (and my husband finally found a luxury good that it “worth it ” With Hermes’ ones : lucky me ; + ))and it can changed an ordinary outfit easily …
Enjoy reading your blog.
I recently just scored my first professional job and I’m relying on your blog to build my work wardrobe (no pressure)!
Just wondering if you could elaborate more about neck scarves and how to wear them (without looking like a flight attendant)? And even though you live out left, some of us east-coasters have to deal with sloppy work commutes this time of year and would love some tips on how to do it fashionably!