This week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash with a line-up of posts that are written by our experts ( FYI Martha, many bloggers ARE experts ) that are worth your time and attention. For example, at Fab After 40 you can learn a quick, easy way to apply false eyeashes; Jackie at Aging Backwards offers top smile tips during National Dental Awareness Month; at No-Nonsese Beauty Blog I’m sharing my #1 celebrity beauty tip; Kari of Fab Over 40 is my favorite make-up guru and she does not disappoint in her terriffic guide to wearing dark lipstick.
For many people, the switch to cold weather means “sweater weather”. For me, cool crisp mornings means its time to get out my beloved scarves. I love them all! Long skinny scarves, big silk squares, lacy mufflers, and soft, big challis squares all find a place on my neck. I know just a few scarf tricks and will stare enviously at women on the street who obviously know more about scarf tying than I do. How to Tie a Scarf is a little book with clear full color photos which clearly demonsrate how to tie one on. There are 33 different ways to loop, tie and twist a scarf, each one given a distinct name. Its divides the book into six different types of scrves including, square, oblong and embellished. In addition to clear directions, the book recommends best ways to waer each style.
Like any good guide, the styles start simply and build in complexity. The “Nantucket” is just a simple tie for a large square that is recommended for a V neck sweater or tee in warm weather and under a jacket when weather gets colder. The “Surrey” is a graceful way to add a flattering point to a silk scarf and is perfect with a short coat. The “Killermanjaro” shows how to use a lightweight oblong scarf and is especially beautiful in an ethnic print.
The book is just $12.50 and a great add on to a gift of a simple scarf. I already bought an extra copy to pair with an Ikat oblong scarf that I found at a flea market. It will be a personal thoughtful birthday gift for a friend who I met in second grade We have been exchanging gifts for decades, and I’m thrilled I’ve actually got a new idea to share.