Personalized scarf VS. Initial wrap blanket9:00 AM
I don't like to wear what everybody else is wearing. Don't get me wrong, but I'm really pissed of when something becomes "trendy" and then you go out of home and you can see that item worn more than a hundred times a day. Seriously, where's the originality? I'm not going to blame on anyone, no brand or thing (aside the one you'll see below, and which is there because it's very related to today's outfit...) but I'm sure you've have spotted at least once "the piece". There's one or two almost every year or every season and you'll recognize it because as I said, everybody is wearing it.
This wrap scarf-coat-cape-blanket from Burberry made it stellar appearance back in the 2014 Fall-Winter collection (was it september 2013? I don't even know, time goes by so quick!) and suddenly, Olivia Palermo and some celebrities started wearing their sort-of-plaid capes with their initials on it. By then I don't remember exactly, but I read an article on a fashion magazine that featured some "personalized" clothing pieces as the next trend. The blanket-cape was there of course, but also there were some clutches, passport covers and some gift ideas which included your name on it. It was a nice idea to make something you were wearing really unique, but that cape and everybody wearing it just pulled me back.
So, then my mum had this amazing idea. It was in summer when we started looking for thin wool scarves as crazy as we were. Once found, we took them to the local embroider near home. I used to take there some shirts to embroider my initials or my dad's on his, but never thought of a scarf or actually anything different than shirts. It wasn't pricey and it was possible to make on the font, color and size we wanted, and here's the result of it! A Burberry inspired winter accessory different than the usual, totally unique and super cozy. This could be used as a gift too.
I paired it on a super snowball looking outfit with this Ralph Lauren white coat, which is super warm but I'm always afraid to wear it because... Well, it's so white!
What about you, do you have the blanket-poncho? What do you think of the "trendy" pieces of the year, do you agree on them?
I was wearing:
Lauren by Ralph Lauren white coat
Local store leggings
Bimba & Lola sweater and gloves
Zara scarf with embroidery
"The Fame" booties