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Holiday Look – Christmas Shopping: The Tartan Scarf

December 19, 2015

the cozy tartan oversized scarf

This is the third look of the Holiday Series I’m doing on the blog. Previous Holiday Looks here and here.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa, la, la, la, la, la ,la. That was the song that haunted my ears as I went Christmas shopping last Saturday. I met with my good friend Diana and had some girly fun, as you will see in the photos we snapped, going to the mall. If we were living in the States we would be the perfect Valley Girls. Ha, ha. We first stopped for some coffee to get the courage to actually enter the mall and navigate through masses and masses of people moving like ants from shop to shop to… well, shop. That’s Christmas for you.

Before I get to my very red, christmasy outfit that matched perfectly the red cups at Starbucks, I feel the need to say something first: I like Christmas shopping, but I like it in very minimal doses. It’s bad enough that we live in a consumerism age, and buy and buy (now on Christmas more than ever) things we don’t need, it really isn’t necessary to add more and more stuff thinking things will make us happy. Psychology has a whole chapter on this if you’re interested. Having said that, it does warm my heart to buy small gifts for my loved ones: my boyfriend, his mum, my parents, my brother and his girlfriend. I prefer to shop online but if there is no other way I will visit the physical shops. I can relax for two hours and browse through pretty things.

I chose a whole black outfit to let this perfect oversized tartan scarf take over the whole look. I recently shopped for some tartan scarves and found this one, the perfect one. It’s huge, like a blanket and so versatile to style. LOVE it! Matched everything with a huge tote bag, perfect for Christmas shopping.

I cannot wait for Christmas, by then everything around will calm down giving way to quiet, cozy Christmas mornings in bed. Snow wouldn’t hurt either by then.

p.s. I don’t get it, here Starbucks gets my name right every time…

.5 days until Christmas.

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Oversized Tartan Scarf // Pull&Bear

Big Tote Bag // Zara (unfortunately sold out, find similars here)

High Heel Ankle Boots // Stradivarius 

Jerry Cat Ear Pom Pom // Dune London

Porcelain Cat Charm // Gifted (when in Kyoto)

Silver Heart Pendant Necklace // Accessorize London (similar here)

Rose Stud Earrings // Accessorize London

Colorful Crystal Bracelet // H&M (old)

Winter Tights // Primark London

Blazer // H&M (old, similar here)

Long Top // H&M

Loose Jumper // H&M (old, similar here)


Get this look for $79+ on Lookastic: Black Blazer, Black Mini Skirt, Brown Leather Ankle Boots, Brown Leather Tote Bag

Photos By Diana Suciu and me.


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  • Reply Paula December 20, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Love how the scarve brightens up the whole outfit!

    • Reply Anca Varsandan December 21, 2015 at 1:40 am

      Thank you, Paula.

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