February 26, 2010

Scarves. How I wear ‘em.

So, last week when I was talking about my current love affair with scarves, somehow in the excitement of all the commenting, and what I can only imagine was some sort of scarf-induced high, I let myself get talked into making… a video. That’s right, a real, live video documenting a few of my favorite ways to wear scarves.

Not that I’m an expert scarf-wearer or anything.

But today, right here on kevinandamanda.com, I am posting that video.

Before you watch, you should know- yes. I am a dork. A complete, and total dork. There you have it.

So, in conclusion, and in addition to me being a dork, while those certainly aren’t the only ways to tie a scarf (and you probably already knew most of them) they are the 5 ways I most often wear them. They’re quick, they’re easy, they’re relatively pain-free… and the looks could work for either winter or spring.

A couple of questions I meant to answer in the tutorial… but forgot.

How do you store your scarves?

Mine are just wrapped on a regular clothes hanger- tied on just like the first method I showed you in the video. You can kinda get an idea from the picture below- I just took the hanger from my closet and hung it up on the hook on the back of my door to take the pic. I meant to hold up the hanger and show it to you in the video, but I took all the scarves off the hanger first. You know, to make it easier to put them on while taping myself. Oops. Way to plan ahead there. Anyway, one regular-sized hanger holds about 10-12 of my scarves (they’re pretty smooshed on) – and I have about 15 scarves, but at any given time, the other 3 are usually either on me, hanging on the coat rack in the foyer, or strewn somewhere else about the house.

scarf hanger

I did see this hanger the other day in The Container Store though. It looks pretty cool for a real scarf collecting enthusiast.

Where do you get your scarves?

The scarves in the video, in order of appearance are from Coach (striped scarf), LOFT (pink & white floral scarf), LOFT (purple paisley scarf) and Old Navy (solid white scarf with poms). All of my other scarves are from either LOFT or Old Navy- except for the pink one I got @ Gloss in Birmingham for Valentine’s Day. :) Now uh, hook a girl up here- where do you get your scarves??

So, I think that’s about it. Oh, and, just so ya know- The making and editing this video had me so flummoxed that at one point, without my knowledge, the webcam on the iMac snapped a picture. This, in all its deer-in-the-headlights glory, is that picture.


And I am a dork.

And I look like I belong in an infomercial for Bumpits.

That is all.


Wear a scarf this weekend! :)

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Andrea S. February 26, 2010 at 7:25 am

So cute! :) Loved the little tutorial. Dorky or not (it’s not), it’s helpful! Pullin’ out my scarves for the weekend….


Natalie February 26, 2010 at 7:54 am

What a great video! You’re SO not a dork, you’re adorable. Love you scarf collection, especially the floral one and the one with the poms. Keep the videos coming girl!


Christine February 26, 2010 at 7:56 am

Thank you for the informational video.. I loved it so much I am going to share it with my daughter who also loves scarves! Really love your blog.. thanks for sharing


Carol February 26, 2010 at 7:57 am

You are SO cute. Love your video! If you’re a dork, then I want to be a dork, too! lol Thanks for the tips. :0)


Ann February 26, 2010 at 8:01 am

Love it! I’ve started wearing scarves a lot since I started crocheting again a few years ago. Plus my dd loves scarves so I’m always borrowing hers… or buying a scarf that she wants but I tell her that if I buy it we have to share it. :-)


Cindy February 26, 2010 at 8:03 am

You are so frickin cute…LOL!!!!


Terrell February 26, 2010 at 8:06 am

Amanda- I have been lurking on your site for a few months and love it. I have to admit, I have TOTAL scarf envy right now! I love scarves, but living in Guam doesn’t afford me many opportunities to wear them :( Maybe I’ll break out a sarong one of these days. Thanks for the video, totally not dorky and you wear all the looks well.


Tara Thynne February 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

You may be a dork Amanda but you are an adorable one!! :)
Thanks for sharing these tips. I have only recently discovered scarfs.


Doris T. February 26, 2010 at 8:08 am

Dork? I think not – that was great! Great scrapbooker, great cook, great photographer, now the great scarf tutorial…..keep up the good work, I’m off to get a scarf.
Doris :)


Marilyn Hughes February 26, 2010 at 8:13 am

I have never worn scarves, but may have to for a while. I have this nasty scar on my neck from the cerival spinal surgery I had three weeks ago. When I go back to work, it will not have faded any. So, I may need to find some scarves at my local thrift stores to cover it up until it disappears. Thanks for the video! I’ve always been a dork and you are so NOT! LOL.



Tanya February 26, 2010 at 8:17 am


You are the cutest little thing. Love the scarf tutorial especially the very last one. I have to try to wear that before the weekend is out. You are great at what you do…keep it up!


Lisa February 26, 2010 at 8:17 am

Great video! It was neat to put a voice to your face. Thanks for the good ideas!


SUSAN February 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

Hey Amanda,
I love scarves too…This was a very good demonstration on how to wear them….loved it. And you’re not a “dork”…you’re awesome.


Jen Martakis February 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

You are just adorable! :)


Kristen February 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

I LOVED this video! I’m such a scarf hoarder and needed a few new ways to wear mine. :)


Southern Gal February 26, 2010 at 8:22 am

If editing and making this video put you in that frame of mind I can forget ever doing anything that technical!!

Cute video. Cute scarves. You are not a dork.


Laura February 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

I loved the video, but I must say I was cracking up out loud at your pic at the end and your “bump it” comment! Too funny!!


Barb February 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

Love the video lots of helpful hints. I get a lot of my scarves on clearance in a variety of stores (Old Navy, Shopko, JCPenny, etc). Love your southern accent. I live in MN and the accent reminds me that yes, someday, we won’t have 50 inches of snow on our front yard and it will be warmer!


Gayellen February 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

Ok, I have to admit that pic of you and your comment about the bumpits made me (literally) laugh out loud! Have a great weekend.


Rachel McPhillips February 26, 2010 at 8:33 am

I am in love with the white scarf at the end…. I must have one now!


Terri February 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

Amanda, you are adorable! I loved your video! I can’t wait to go to ATLoft and pick up a few scarves this weekend! :)


lesliereid February 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

Thanks so much! I’ve always been scarf-challenged but as soon as I watched your video, I put on one of my scarves and finally loved how it looked. And, you’re way not a dork. Very cute!


Jaime February 26, 2010 at 8:49 am

Thanks for the video! It’s very helpful. I only have one scarf (although I should buy some more now that I’m living in Colorado!) and my mom got it for me at Ann Taylor Loft. I’m always jealous when I see someone who can totally pull the scarf look off…now hopefully with your help, I can pull it off too :)

Do you have anymore scrapbook pages to share? I am in a rut and could use some of your inspiration!!


Kathy Owen February 26, 2010 at 8:56 am

Thanks for sharing that with us. I had my 7 year old granddaughter watch it with me because she loves to wear scarves. It gave her some ideas. Thanks Kath; and Hanna.


terri February 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

amanda! what a great tutorial! you are NOT a dork!i absolutely died laughing at the ‘bump-it’ remark!!! i am scarf addicted also…but do not have nearly as many as you!!! love your blog!!! xoxo terri


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Michelle February 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

oh my goodness! you are too cute! it’s so fun to hear what you sound like! =) i have never thought about that second to last way to wear a scarf…with it wrapped all around and then tie a know underneat it. love it! thanks for the fun video!


JenM February 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

Totally loved the tutorial! I am so fashion challenged. Please share more fashion tips / videos / pictures!


Ashley February 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

omigoodness. loved the video. you are not a dork!

and can i just say… how FREAKING amazing you look! what a skinnie minnie!

keep up the awesome work. Love everything you do! the fonts, the recipes, the home decorating… AH… everything!


Tara February 26, 2010 at 9:18 am

Well, you are just the cutest little “dork” I’ve ever seen! Scarves have always left me befuddled. Thanks for clearing it up for me! Maybe I’ll even wear one to the Harry Connick Jr. concert tonight!


kristin t. February 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

Alas, my head is to gigantic for scarves/hats (“it’s like an orange on a toothpick!”), but I enjoyed sitting here being all jealous! ;-) It was fun to hear your real voice instead of the one my brain invents when I read your blog! :-)
p.s. I used your blog-template tutorial on one of my blogs the other day — too cool! Thanks!


Laura Bye February 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

Amanda loooved this post I have actually looked on line for hints & videos on how to wear scarves and by far yours is THE most helpful. Oh and really loved the fact that you even made a video it shows us all your cute personality. Thank you :)


Therese February 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

I knew you’d lost weight but you really lost alot! Congrats!!!!! As for the video, not dorky at all.


Linsey February 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

You have inspired me to wear scarves. Too bad the average temperature here is 120 degrees! Probably not a good idea! Thanks for the tutorial anyway!


Cassandra Webb February 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

FYI: I bought the scarf hanger thing from the Container Store and it is AWESOME!!! Worth every penny!


Christie Hurst February 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

No, you are totally cute, not a dork:). I loved the tutorial on wearing scarves though! There really are ways that I’ve never tried, so thank you!


Jen Vogt February 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

Cute video! I’ve loved that purple paisley scarf since you first posted it, but we don’t have a Loft here, and I couldn’t find it online anywhere. Sad day. :)

Anyway, I get my scarves from Old Navy, Gap, Target (of course, love Target), Coach, and even found a few cute ones at JC Penney a few weeks ago. I’m craving a couple I saw in Burberry when we were in Chicago, but practical purchases (jewelry) always prevail!

And by the way, your hair is super cute! And nothing wrong with a bumpit, when used properly. Just don’t tell anyone :)


Cindy February 26, 2010 at 9:58 am

You aren’t a dork. I now have new ways to wear my scarves. Thanks Amanda!


Michelle February 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

Finally….I have learned how to tie them!! Thanks Amanda!


Kelly February 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

Thanks for posting this!! I have like 5 scarves in my closet that I never wear!!!! I loved them, so I bought a few and I always forget to wear them! I think I will grab one today and wear one this weekend too!! :O) Thanks for the inspiration!!


Sandi Hixson February 26, 2010 at 10:03 am

Amanda! What a delightful video posting! I loved it! I want MORE! I love your scarves, of course the fact that you are so cute helps too! However, I couldn’t help but look at the room you were in, which looks like a scrapbooking room???….oh, PLEEEZE give us a tutorial on how you organized your scrapbooking room???? Good idea????? You are so generous and wonderful to share so many good things with us, your adoring blog fans! (wink wink giggle wink)


Nickie February 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

Amanda, you are so amazingly funny in a extremely cute & dorky way ( hey, you said it first!) I love the deer in the headlights pic. I laughed until my tummy hurt! Not at you , of course, but with you because I share the same frustration. More often than not I wear the same baffled look when i am editing my vids ( the process should be so much easier than it is). I am hoping ( and it better not be in vain) that the process gets easier. With all of that being said, do more vids, pleeeeaaase!!!!!! I am sure I am not alone when I say that we can’t get enough of your quirky cuteness!!!!! lol


Nichelle February 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

I almost forgot to give you the deets ( short for details) on my favorite places to get scarves! My style is very Indo-America so I get my scarves at eshakti.com & my shawls at kaneesha.com. happy shopping!


Kassie Crapo February 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

You are so cute! Thanks for the video. I love everything that you have on your website…pretty amazing!


Angie Mae February 26, 2010 at 10:22 am

LOVE THIS!! SO CUTE! Thanks :)


Krystal February 26, 2010 at 10:23 am

Being from Florida, I have *never* owned a scarf. This was actually interesting. Thanks!


Sandy_in_MD February 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

You’re not a dork – you’re adorable! Thanks so much for the scarf video!


CAROL STEBNER February 26, 2010 at 10:29 am

I use to wear scarves all the time, but mostly the soft silk or chiffon type and still wear those some times. I have really gotten hooked on the super long scarves lately, due in part to your wonderful blog. Thank you! I’ve snagged some super deals at both Ross and Burlington. I just love how they increase your wardrobe possibilities. I even wear them sometimes here in the summer (live in Yuma, AZ) because jewelry with any kind of metal on it will get super hot. Thanks for doing the video, Amanda.


Jan February 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

I love scarfs. I just dump them in the same drawer, and they stay pretty nice. I have two, still, from the ’70’s.


Amy February 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

It’s so much fun to hear people’s voices when you never have before :)


Rhonda February 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

You might be a dork, but so are all of the people that are paid on HGTV or DIY. Obviously, I was interested and think you did a great job! I always read your blog when I get the emails and love your dogs. Hope you don’t give up dorkiness anytime soon! Rhonda


Callie D. February 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

Thanks for the handy tips!


Jenny Flake February 26, 2010 at 10:38 am

You are so funny! I loved your tutorial, I am a scarf fanatic myself, so I thoroughly enjoyed your scarf lessons :) Ok, skinny minnie how do you stay so thin? In the genes, or do you have some secret you can share with us :)

Have a great weekend!!


Randa February 26, 2010 at 10:43 am

Great ideas, Amanda! Love them! Glad you posted. And I love the video. It’s so fun to see someone live and “in action” when you read things from them all the time. It’s like I know you better now ;)


Jenni Roseland February 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

Thank you for that! It was fun to watch the different ways to wear scarves! My mom is a pro at this, but I can never seem to get it down! I can now look at your blog for some help!

I have a photo shoot this weekend – I am going to wear a scarf and try one of the ways that you taught us!

Thank you!


Laci February 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

I love your tutorial! I didn’t know there were so many different ways to wear a scarf and I actually think I’m going to play with mine right now to get them down pat :) Thanks so much and keep up the great work-your blog is adorable & so informative!!


Connie Dalton February 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

O.k. so my weekend will be spent hunting cute scarves. My 10 yr old loves them already. And I have to say, I ordered the boots from your Valentine post. HELLO… love them. Love your posts, and look foreward to more.


Katie February 26, 2010 at 11:46 am

I will now be wearing a scarf with out a doubt this weekend! You are not dorky, but beyond cute!

Thanks for the tips. :)


Leah Parr February 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

Very cute Amanda. Have you tried tying it like you would a man’s tie? Probably my favorite way. make one side longer than the other. Take that side and wrap it twice around the other side then pull through the knot. Basically you’re making a big slip knot just like you would tying a tie. You can wear it close up to the neck or I usually leave a gap and let the knot hang a little low. Something to try. Thanks for the tips!


mandy February 26, 2010 at 11:51 am

You are so cute! Loved the tutorial – and might I say you look really thin in the video! Girl – you are keeping me motivated to stay on my 1200 Calorie per day diet! (Thanks for turning us all on to Sparkpeople.net)


Kristen Earl February 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

LOVED your scarf tutorial! I have some scarves but never wear them because I don’t know how. THANK you for demonstrating. I Love the white one at the end. I was thinking I Must go buy one like that, and then I realized, oh wait, I have a triangle one already! I am going right now to unearth it in my closet and pull together an ensamble for church on Sunday. Thank You again for demonstrating!


michelle n February 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I loved your video… i’m saving it because I do not know how to wear a scarf. THANKS for the “how to”. I loved watching you do it. You have such a cute voice. :)


Kelsey Peterson February 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

You are so cute and I agree it’s nice to put a voice with a face. I love that you just went ahead and had the gumption to do this video and even more to post it. If it were me I would maybe have done it then watched it and decided I wouldn’t put it on.
Love it and I think you are so cute! Cute makes you sound like you are three but it’s true and I can’t think of a better word


jen February 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

You are so freakin cute! I love your accent. :) Thanks for sharing your scarf knowledge with us.


Keara Miller February 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Target is a really great place for scarves, they have some super cute ones right now that I just love.


Keara Miller February 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Target is a really great place for scarves, they have some super cute ones right now that I just love.


Denise W. February 26, 2010 at 1:35 pm

You are so cute! That video was very informative. I always look forward to your emails.


Laura Neil February 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Thank you for the good laugh. I am emailing this to all my girlfriends. You cracked me up with photo and comments!


peamissy February 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

wow it’s so cool to hear a voice and see you in action instead of your 2D self! loved it. thanks for the video … you did a great job with it and should totally do more! if you think you are a dork, then i wish i could be a dork like you instead of a REAL one!


teresa February 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Oh Amanda!
I haven’t commented over here in a bit…
so I am happy to be back!
Let me say…you are so far from being a DORK it’s not even FUNNY!!!
And let me also say…I am like keeping this VIDEO forever!!!!
Do you know how long I have waited…
how often I have wished for someone to just SHOW me HOW to tie and wear a SCARF (so that I could actually understand it)!!!!!
I mean I feel like I need to pay you like $1000 for finally assisting me in this forever quest!!!
Thank you Amanda! Your scarves are to die for…and I am popping over RIGHT NOW in hopes of purchasing that white one with the pompoms!!!
I love me some POMPOMS!!!
Oh…and by the way…you are looking soooooooo TINY!!!
Are you and your hubby still on the 1200 cal diet?
You look just FAB!!!!
You are one cool and happening Chic!!!


teresa February 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Do you mind if I link my readers to this video?
I mean I just feel like soooo many people need to know how to tie the scarf!!!
I think I will create a little button…with one of your scarf photos and link my readers to this post.
Do let me know if this is okay…I will not use one of your scarf pics before you give permission.
Bainbridge Island, WA


Mandi February 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Amanda, you crack me up! Thanks for the tutorial. I LOVE scarves, as well. Until now, I’ve been crumpling all of my scarves in a container in my closet. :-) Thank you for the hanger idea! I hope you’re doing well!


Victoria February 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

HAHAHA I just crack myself up every time I come to visit your blog.- You’re just adorable :) Have a great weekend!!


Stephanie February 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

You are not a dork!!!! Your cute as a button. I just started wearing scarves and I am going to the mall this weekend to buy more! :)


Emily L. February 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

For someone who doesn’t wear scarves, but would love too this was a great idea! You’re not a dork by the way, that was cute.


Stephanie February 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Love it! Thank you for sharing!


Joyelle February 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I think you did a great job on your video! I am an avid youtube junkie for all the make-up/fashion tutorials & I give every one of those girls credit for just putting their selves out there! so, kudos to you for being so brave!! you did a fabulous job and i learned a thing or two! thanks so much!! xo


Steph H. February 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

As a professional organizer, I have recommended this type of hanger for larger scarves, and for lots of things, including large sheets of specialty craft papers, ribbon rolls, etc.

OK, love the Bumpits reference! Between that and the photo, I had to snicker (sorry).


Steph H. February 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm

OK, doh! I forgot to post the link to the hanger I referenced. See, still snickering and can’t focus…



Nene February 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

You are so stinkin’ cute! I have lurked for a long, long time but just had to comment! Thanks for the tips; I’m bustin’ out a scarf for my evening plans with friends!


Angelique February 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I just recently found your blog….I love it! The scarf video gave me a couple more options that I didn’t already have in my scarf tying arsenal. You are a hoot! Keep up the great blogging!


Cortney February 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

YOU ARE THE CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD! I have been following your blog for a few months now and it is by far my favorite! You are always extremely inspiring and I am awed by your creativity and your gorgeous blog! It was so nice to hear your cute voice finally! I vote you make more videos in the future. :) and you looked super super skinny in your video, too. You are seriously so funny and I totally take dorky pictures like that one all the time! I’m glad you do too :)


Sarah February 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Great video! I recently received a scarf as a gift and had no idea how to wear it. Now I have a lot of options :)


Sarah February 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Oh, my gosh, you crack me up! That ‘deer in the headlights’ picture had me laughing so hard! But don’t feel bad…I’m a giant dork as well. My husband Ryan tells me so all the time!


Chelsie Holste February 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Hey, Amanda! Just wanted to echo what everyone else is saying…absolutely loved this video! It’s great to know someone else shares my passion for scarves, though I do think you have me beat! :oD I too have been following your blog for a few months now, and I love everything about it. You are truly a muse for me when it comes to decorating, blogging, cooking, and fashion! Keep it up!

p.s. you look absolutely AMAZING in the video…so thin and beautiful! You should be VERY proud!

:oD Chelsie


Hizzeather February 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I don’t know why I was so surprised that you had a southern accent! But I was! :)

Thanks for the tips. I never knew how to do the first one you showed until about 5 years ago. I was working front desk at a hotel and we were sold out. A cute gal came up, desperate for a room, but I couldn’t oblige. As she was about to leave, I noticed how cute she looked in her scarf and asked her how she did it. She took it off and showed me, and as she put it back on asked, “Can I have a room now?” :) Unfortunately I couldn’t do anything for her, but I was so grateful for the fashion tip.


Deana February 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Well, I am sure you have heard it enough by now (or maybe not… ;o) ) But you are so NOT a dork, ur totally adorable!
Thanks for sharing!
Oh and stores that I bought my scarves at are Old Navy, H&M, and Urban Outfitters. Gap has some cute ones too, but I have yet to buy one from there.
Hope you have a great weekend!


Casey February 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I don’t think I could pull off the look of a scarf, I so wish I could, they look so cute on you!


edy B February 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Scarves are my main accessory ~ winter and spring. Loved seeing your collection and the tips on wearing them. Cute Video!

BTW ~ get on over to The Pioneer Woman and post some photos of your doggies in her latest photo contest!


Hannah February 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for sharing! I’m also obsessed with scarves; cute or casual you can’t ever go wrong. When it doubt, scarf it out :)


Barb in FL February 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I loved the video. I love scraves too; have collected quite a few this year! Look how skinny you are!!! Wow!!! By the way….you’re not a dork, you’re cute as can be!!! ;)


Jean Badgley February 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm

this was a great idea…loved it!!


Christina February 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm

cute video!!


Nicole February 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Oh my goodness. THANK YOU for this video!! I am accessory-challenged and just this afternoon worked up the courage to buy my first scarf (from H&M, fyi, they had a great selection!). So there I was trying to make it look not ridiculous and thinking “OK, I must check youtube for some scarf-tying tutorials”. And here I get onto the computer and you have posted this video. Creepy, in an awesome sort of way. You rock. Thanks!!


Pati February 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm

LOL, you are a dork! So am I! : ) Enjoyed the video, the scarves look cute on you. I’m not into them myself but do think they are a nice, colorful yet soft accessory on those who wear them well, like you : )


Danna February 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Enjoyed your video….like scarves too…instant fashion. I like your scarf in the photo of you and your husband (at the top of your page). How did you tie it?


Staci February 26, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I love scraves too! I store mine on this hanger from the Container Store (http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/accessoryStorage/tiesScarves?productId=10011718)

Keep up the great blog!!!


Andrea Swenson February 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

You are not a dork. You are however very fashionable. I learned a lot.

I have been making my scarfs lately out of knit and fleece. That way you don’t have to finish your edge.


Deborah February 27, 2010 at 3:01 am

I love scarves but never know how to wear them. Thanks for the ideas. They really dress up an outfit.


McKenzie February 27, 2010 at 8:02 am

You’re NOT a dork — I needed that tutorial because I have a few scarves that I got for Christmas but I don’t know how to wear them and look cute. So thank you!


Anne February 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

You are not a dork! Repeat that you are not a dork! You are so total amazing with all your terrific ideas and I have scarves I am going to pull out and give this a whirl. Maybe even take a pic or two!

You have encouraged me to get a camera I can shoot without needing an engineering degree! I like you lil Sony camera and plan to save up to buy one! Thanks Amanada, you are terrific!


Mary February 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

Thanks for the scarf tutorial. They all look so cute on “skinny little” you.


Jaime Burns February 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

:) you are too cute! Your video was very fun to watch, thanks for the ideas :)

I just love looking at your blog, thanks for all the inspiration!
Keep up the good work!!!



Kayla Wagstaff February 27, 2010 at 11:31 am

Look how LITTLE you are!! Reading your weight loss story has inspired me to start counting my calories & not taking a bite of everything in sight ;) I lost 1 pound the first week! 14 more to go!


Michelle February 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for the tutorial! I love the look of scarves, but have not yet ventured into wearing them (other than when it is FREEZING outside) reguarly. You have inspired me to go shopping for scarves! =)

LOVE the last pic! ;)


Tami February 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Great video! I wear my scarves many of the same ways you do. I also roll them and tie them over a headband (which holds the hair so the scarf doesn’t have to) or tied onto my purse. I get my scarves all of the place, but a favorite place to get them is trift stores. They are always is really great shape and you can get some great brands and nice vintage ones. Some I’ve gotten at our dollar store! I even have a pretty one from Jordan. My dh got it for me while he was there. Oh.. to store them, I have built-ins (coated wire ones) in my closet. I have kept one of the bars open just for scarves and tie them on it. It is really easy to find them and it looks like a colorful wall that makes me happy!


Coleen February 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm

simply adorable!

btw, I recently picked up a couple really cute scarves at Pier1/WorldMarket for just 9.99 each. kinda surprised to find such nice scarves there; great colors/quality for a great price!


Lea February 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Love this! I have a drawer full of beautiful scarves and this has motivated me to get them out and WEAR THEM! Thanks!


Tausha February 27, 2010 at 10:46 pm

love it! I didn’t know how to tie three of those. I have to say-the third was my favorite-tie and scarf! Loved it all! Apparently, I am not the only one who loved it! You are quite popular!
I will be back soon! Please, stop by sometime and say hello!


Jami February 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for the video! I am a scarf addict as well. I use one of those multi-tier pants hangers to organize them. I even blogged about it once.

By the way, I love your accent! so cute. :)


Laurie Howard February 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

Loved it! And, you are so NOT dorky…you are lovable & oh-so-cute! I love your scarf collection and actually just bought the last one you showed (cream one from Old Navy) but have not worn it yet. I am inspired to sling it over my shoulders tomorrow now! Oh, and I actually LAUGHED OUT LOUD when I read your comment about the Bumpits!!!!! So funny! That infomercial makes me laugh every time I see it for some reason. Love your site, picture and recipes!!


Laurie Howard February 28, 2010 at 1:34 am

Oh, I forgot….love your jeans. Where did you get them?


Traci February 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

You. Are. Darling.


Maureen February 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Amanda, thanks for the great ideas on how to wear scarves. I wear them all the time. Love the new ideas! Thanks!


Diane February 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I absolutely LOVED watching your video…please do some more! It was great to hear you talking, to be able to actually put a voice with your pictures now! I can’t believe you are not a teacher…because you definitely CAN teach! I can’t wait to go try some of these ways to wear a scarf! Thanks for sharing Amanda!


Cynthia Rust February 28, 2010 at 3:02 pm

The video is awesome!! I needed some new ways to tie the scarves I went crazy about last Christmas! Thanks–I linked you blog on my blog. I want all my readers to know about you!


Brenda February 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Cute video! Love reading your blog.Thanks…


Ashley Welling February 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

There is a fun way that my friend at work showed me. It is very similar to the first way you showed people on your video with the basic knot.

1. Fold the scarf in half, and put around your neck so you have a loop.
2. Put one tail in the loop
3. Twist the loop
4. Put the other tail through the loop, and you can make it as loose or tight around your neck as you want.


Raquel February 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Greats scarf tutorial. Enjoying the blog tutorial using it to get started. Thanks.


Ashley Welling February 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm

PS…I linked this on my blog! Have you heard of Affordable Scarves [dot] com? They have some really cute scarves there…and they are all $20 or less!


Rebecca February 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Thanks for doing that! Who doesn’t love a good scarf?! What’s your total weight loss now? You look GREAT! I’m jealous! : )


TwoHeartsTogether February 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

your voice accent is so cute! I love it!
I just realized I DONT have a turtle neck shirt, I need to get one because the scarfs looked great on you with your shirt.
I never knew there were so many ways to wear a scarf, thanks for the great looks!
I hope you do more videos soon :)


Kiana February 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Thanks so much for thinking of doing this…and being brave enough to post it! It was super helpful…I have a couple scarves I love, but feel I never wear them right – hopefully that’ll never happen again!


Karina February 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

You are sooooooo cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!


Sophie March 1, 2010 at 4:51 am

For about 4 years now I have had a complete love affair with scarves I share your dorkdom and commend you for it ha ha.
Oh and p.s. for the mama’s with new babies the last one is a great idea for breastfeeding the scarf works as a great blanket to cover your bare bits ;) xxx


heidi March 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

If you have an IKEA near you, they have a great ‘hanger’ that I use for my scarves — best part is that is doesn’t cost too much or take up too much closet space. You can check it out here –> http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70108912


Jenny March 1, 2010 at 8:55 am

Just had to tell you that I bought a new scarf over the weekend and sat down and watched your tutorial this morning(again) to help me figure out which way to wear it! I picked the 4th one… ;-)

Thanks for providing me with much needed fashion, home decor, cooking and life tips!!!1


Lori Allberry March 1, 2010 at 9:20 am

Amanda – you just rock! You rock! I call myself a dork ALL the time, so the fact that you call yourself the same just tickles me pink! =)

I’m so thrilled I finally had time to watch this video, it was sooo sweet of you to film this for us all! I love seeing how you wear them!

And the picture – oh my goodness, that is WONDERFUL!!! I love that you showed us that! Too cute!



Tracy March 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

First off – you ARE NOT a dork! Secondly, I loved the video. While I am not a scarf connoisseur, I do love the scarf look. My mother actually made me a custom crocheted scarf for Christmas. It is purple (my favorite color) and then she accented it with clear beads on the fringes at the end. Did I mention it is about 10 feet long? I love it because I can wrap it around my neck several times getting the look I want and it is still long enough in the front (if that makes any sense!).

Thanks Amanda!


Cindy March 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

Stop by my blog today. I have something there for you :)http://crazy4crafting.blogspot.com/2010/03/im-beautiful-blogger.html


Sarah March 1, 2010 at 11:35 am

So cute!! I had never thought about that last way, but I have some scarves that will work for that. I cannot wait until spring to try it!!

p.s. Saw your sweet puppy’s photo on the Pioneer Woman – great photo!!


Allison March 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm

You’re so cute! Not quirky at all! And you look FAB! I love the scarf ideas! You make me wanna run out and get some (or make some??? Do I have that kind of motivation?).


Sue from Oregon March 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Your post just gave me a giggle…now on to watch the video!


Ashley Glover March 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

My friend Laura from Lily’s Laundry blog referenced your blog in her blog, so I came across your scarf tutorial…I loved it! I even went out to Old Navy and bought the cream pom-pom one yesterday!! Thanks so much for the tips!


Kayla March 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm

How fun! Your scarves are so cute and that was a great video! It was great to hear your voice and see you after reading your blog for months now!


rachel in Cali. March 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

OMG… you’re so cute! :0)


Melinda March 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I love scarves. I’m wearing one right now. I get my scarves from Old Navy too, but I love to get them from Forever 21. Great prices. The one I’m wearing today is silk and it’s from Urban Outfitters. It was a little more expensive but worth it because I get so many compliments. Hope you can find some cute scarves from my sources. :0)

p.s. I also store mine in glass jars & vases in my spare bedroom on a little table where I keep my perfume and jewelry.


Hizzeather March 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Saw your pic on Pioneer Woman! I was so bummed you weren’t a finalist. Great job though!


Lynn March 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Amanda! You make that look so simple. What I wouldn’t give to have a tall skinny neck like yours! When I do scarves I look more like a turtle or I don’t tie them very well and they keep falling off! I am a dimwit when it comes to scarves…but LOVE yours and they look fabulous!!


aj March 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Amanda, you are the best (and also so darn cute!). Thank you SO much for the scarf tutorial. I recently bought 2 scarves and realized this morning that one would look so cute with what I was wearing, but I had no idea how to wear it. I watched your video in the moments right before I walked out the door and I was so proud, sportin’ my new scarf. You rock! :)


Jeri March 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I love your webiste. I’ve never posted a comment before but I read you all the time. The scarves are beautiful. I wished I owned one but I absolutely hate the feeling of something around my neck. Maybe I’ll give it another try in an effort to look more fashionable!


thatgirlblogs March 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm

my fave part is how you pose with your hands on hips after each look ;)


Lynn March 3, 2010 at 9:41 am

You need to do more videos! This was great, and you’e NOT a dork! I’ve always loved scarves on others, but was always afraid to wear them myself. I just never felt I could pull them off. Well, now, thanks to your wonderful video, I’m going to be obsessed with collecting them. I can’t wait! You started something! :)


Sara March 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Saw this and thought of your blog!


Trina March 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Amanda, I am a fellow scarf wearer and this technique was new to me. I hope you enjoy!


Wendy March 4, 2010 at 11:55 am

I LOVE your scrapbooking storage. How do you sort your papers? I only have a few bins, but they are packed and at first I thought organized, but not so much. How about a video on how you organize your scrapbooking supplies? (hint, hint) :)



Patty March 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I love this tutorial. I have been wanting to try new scarves since I haven’t used mine in a loooong time. Thanks.
Love your blog.


Beth March 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Thanks for the video! I bought a few scarves in the past year but have never worn them because I didn’t know what to do with them…especially the more square ones. Chico’s has some great scarves (that’s where I get mine). I think they used to have a rep as an “old lady store”, but they’ve changed their image lately. You still may be a bit younger than their target audience, but even if you don’t dig their clothes, they have GREAT accessories like jewelry and scarves.


emilyjpaterson March 5, 2010 at 8:24 am

Oh my gosh! You are so NOT a dork! You’re beautiful and adorable! Thanks for posting this :) I’m definatly wearing a scarf today – I feel all inspired now haha


T March 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Love the tutorial! I never know what to do with scarves. Being able to see it done was sooooo helpful! Can you do another video tutorial with some spring/summer tops? I need to know how to wear a scarf with short sleeve tops/tanks/dresses/skirts etc.


Lorie March 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm

You are too cute! And you look GREAT!!


Amy Corrigan March 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I’m all serious reading this post on scarves and watching your video. Then I get to the picture and it was cute, but when you mentioned the bumpits I just can’t stop laughing. You look great and I would’ve never thought… but bumpits, themselves, crack me up!


cait March 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Oh how I love scarves! They’re my favorite accessory…no matter what season we’re in. First time stopping by your blog…love it! :) Will be back.


Ashley March 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm

(slaps forehead) Omgsh. Your first method. Lmbo. I um…it never OCCURRED to me! I’ve been putting too much thought into scarves I guess! You call it basic, but, like anything else common sense…right over my head. Your basic way is the first time I even considered wearing scarves. Lmbo. Wow wow. And, and I don’t think you’re a dork at all! But…lol…don’t you knock bump-its. Lol. Frigging bought one. Lol. Yet never use it. Lost it sometime back actually lol. I do do the bump it “look” though. Lol. All messy and chic in the same breath. :D


Shell March 9, 2010 at 12:58 am

Dont know if you watch oprah or not but tomorrow Tesday I think its tuesday they will have a show you might love to watch…lol I thought of you when I seen the previews. A fashion show for us ladys and guess what they will be talking about…yep you guessed it scaves!!! Hope you get to watch it.


Sonja March 9, 2010 at 11:57 pm

You are so stinkin’ cute. Not a dork. Just love ya.


Amanda Sevall March 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I love wearing scarfs too! I loved your video — I can totally identify with your “dork” feeling. ;) I get my scarfs at all the same places, plus Target, Gap and ETSY!!! I have found some of the coolest, totally unique scarfs on Etsy. I get the most compliments on those too. I’ve also made a few of my own. :)


Nicole Sykes March 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

I am also in love with scarves and had to share this with you: I recently bought this –> http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70108912 at Ikea to hang my scarves on! It’s worked wonders!


Úrsula March 12, 2010 at 8:33 am

You are going to love this video.


Janie Pearson March 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I hope you will give more tutorials in the future. This one on scarf-tying was so sweet and helpful. Nice job!


Pie March 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm

ohmygod. you sure have so many pretty scarves. <3 envyyyy ahahaha.
and thank you for the tutorial. (: after watching your video, i realized i had been using my scarves for nothing. xD


Hot Mama Kelly from Austin March 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I am wiping away tears of laughter…I love your honesty! And everywhere, the rest of us dorks who follow you like puppies are rejoicing in the solidarity. Have a great day!


Fiona March 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

So that’s how you suppose to wear scarves! Thank you! Loved watching this! You are the best Amanda!


Kerry March 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

The day I read this blog I had to laugh, the whole thing was just so cute and funny AND totally German. They LOVE scarves too! I catch myself thinking of you everytime I see a scarf! I can only imagine that you have gotten several surprise gifts from other adoring fans…

Thanks for sharing!!!!


Suburban Sweetheart March 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Oh my God. Your accent. I adore it. I… have never met or heard in real life anyone with an accent like that!


Ashlee April 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Thanks Amanda! Winter is so not over in Utah so this will definitely come in handy for me!! You’re a doll!


Julie May 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Love you scarves! Mine our more for the winter wear but I love the summer, lighter scarves. Wal-mart always has cute one for only $5! and Target’s really good place too!


Debora July 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Hello Amanda, it’s been a while that I wanted to write a message. My name is Deborah, I live near Venice with my husband and my two children. Asia nearly 11 years and Alessio 6. I just wanted to tell you that I love everything you do … they’ll be millions of posts like this but know that I really think.


Amanda August 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I think you are so precious!!! I just giggled the whole way through b/c you are so cute! Thanks for the infomercial :)


Helena August 20, 2010 at 9:12 am

You are so adorable!


Mandy Ford August 20, 2010 at 9:56 am

Love this! And now I really want a scarf like your adorable white pom pom one! :)


Nancy August 20, 2010 at 10:09 am

A dork you are not. I loved the scarf bit. I love your blog…dogs are adorable. You are very talented.


faith October 6, 2010 at 9:35 am

I design and of course wear my scarves. Check out my New Landry Collection to see how I wear my scarves!


Maria Trader October 6, 2010 at 9:41 am

I love that you are a dork! Makes you totally relate-able :)


Cee Cee October 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for your scarf video-I love it!! I ran upstairs and grabbed a scarf to put on as soon as I watched it. And you are adorable!! I feel like the dork because I’ve been wearing my scarves all wrong ’til now :)


Sheryl July 31, 2011 at 9:01 am

Amanda, I found this video on YouTube and immediately thought of you since you love wearing scarves. This particular video shows several ways to wear and incorporate a square scarf in your wardrode. Hope you like it!



Christie October 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thanks for the video Amanda – and you are NOT a dork!! I love scarves myself and I did actually learn a few new ways to wear from you!! Thanks so much!!


Patricia October 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

I have my scarves on a hanger also the one thing I do differently is I have shower hooks (the cheap round $1 a set type) hanging from the hanger so I can easily pull that off one at a time.

I also have an obsession with scarves for whatever reason I RARELY wear them. It’s sad really. LOL.


Patricia October 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

and I forgot to say I get my scarves from all different places this year I have bought one from american eagle which I love! (http://www.polyvore.com/aeo_bright_floral_scarf/thing?id=41825195)
I bought a cashmere tan tartan from ebay.
It looks sort of like this: (http://www.polyvore.com/giant_check_scarf/thing?id=11371269)
And a tan one almost the same color from Walmart.
Last year I bought a cool scarf from target that is silver flake lame’ unfortunately the “flakes” fall off and get everywhere.

I love purses and shoes too clothes somewhat but mostly I tend to go crazy in the fall and the late spring/summer.

Annie B. November 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Love the video! I have been crocheting scarfs like crazy! Your video helped mix up my stow a little! And your a very creative dork :) haha!
Be sure and visit my blog! When I hit 50 followers I’m doing a giveaway! !


Amanda Keener December 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

Loved the video :) Very helpful! I never know how or when to wear scarves so I never do. My sister in law got me the cutest one from Istanbul and I have only worn it once. Now I have multiple ways to wear it! I love the last style you showed, that has got to be my favorite as well.


Stephanie March 29, 2012 at 8:19 am

What do you do with the tags on scarves? Leave them? I usually get a seam ripper and remove them, but maybe that is not right?


Florence May 2, 2012 at 1:50 am

Hello Amanda !

It’s the first time I see you “in real” and I was a great pleasure :)
I don’t know what is a dork, and I probably have to go to my english dictionnary quickly after that post but at this moment, I only want to congratulate you for all you are doing in your blog for us.

For us mean for all the world, as you can imagine easily, I’m not living in your country … It’s incredible how the web is offer you this opportunity to share with other people :)

Thank you again,


Kerry June 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I love your video ~ very helpful, and I agree with Carol, if you’re a dork I want to be one too!! Thank you for sharing!


jen September 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Thank you for sharing this! You are NOT a dork (well if you are then I would proudly be a dork too).


Tess November 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Thanks a lot for the video! Ways 2-4 were all ones I hadn’t tried or had forgotten. You’re good on camera!


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