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6 Ways To Wear A Scarf In Summer That You'll Love Even When It's Sizzling


When the temperatures rise, most women, even die-hard scarf-lovers,
can't bear the thought of wrapping a scarf around their neck,
for fear of passing out from the heat, or ending up
with their scarf turning into a sweat-soaked rag.

When it's hot, a scarf may be the last thing
you'd want to wear. But that doesn't mean
you have to leave your scarf at home,
in the dark drawer or closet.
No, that would be... so sad.

But instead of missing your favorite scarves, 
try these easy, breezy ways to bring
your colorful accessories along
to brighten up your outfit and your day,
even in the heat of Summertime.

1. Scarf Up Your Handbag!

 Wrap the scarf along the handle, or tie a big,
colorful bow to the handle base. Or do both!

PRO TIP: Best for cool style on hot and humid days.
2. Scarf-wrap Your Hat!
 Wrap the crown of your favorite Summer hat with a long scarf.
Even easier than tying onto your handbag,
and very likely more attention-geeting!

PRO TIP: This style is great for wine tastings
and outdoor events, as long as it's not windy.

3. Beach + Poolside Backdrop

Whew, it's hot! Take your scarf along, but be sure to take the
right kind of right kind of scarf (like my beautiful Resort Wraps)
They make a picture-perfect, Instagram-worthy spot
for you to to lay on while relaxing at the beach or poolside.
Not many scarves can be used without harm, so take care,
but my rich sateen Resort Wraps seem made for this.

PRO TIP: Lay a heavy towel down first, then your scarf,
to avoid risk of abrasion damage or staining.

4. Wrap Your Wrap!
Put your Resort Wrap, or any large oblong scarf
to work double-time: as a pareo beach wrap,
so you'll look as fabulous as you feel
while you lounge around sipping your wine cooler.

PRO TIP: If your scarf is long and large enough,
you can wrap your scarf as a body length pareo.

5. Stole Style for Glamorous Comfort

And when the sun goes down, use any oblong scarf as a stole or shawl wrap, beautiful
around your arms or shoulders, soft and sexy
to keep eyes on you and chills off you,
while spending time beneath the Summer stars.
True glamour girl style.

PRO TIP: Scarves of lightweight fabrics can be
folded up into a small bundle and
tucked inside your purse during the day

6. Head Scarf Your Style
 Photo via Travelshopa And speaking of glamour, to keep
your hair (and perspiration!) off your face,
while looking stunningly cool and collected ,
try the tried and true head scarf wrap,
preferred by Hollywood stars for decades.

PRO TIP: Wear this style with a sharp
pair of sunnies for classic cool.

Let me know if you have any other ways
you like to use your scarf when it's hot.

At top is my '
St. Tropez' print in 'Cabana'
in organic sateen Resort Wrap scarf
in sharp black & white stripes,
with sweet pops of bright flowers,
for a delightful twist on classic Riviera stripes.

Browse my full collection of hand-crafted organic,
art-printed resort wrap scarves!

Proudly made in Los Angeles, California, USA.

As you go traveling out and about this Summer,
let Beau Monde Organics help adorn you with eco conscious art.
Show your love for yourself, and for the earth, in my
uniquely-designed nature
and travel art-printed organic scarves;
Made in LA by methods that do no harm to people, animals or planet.
Make one your eco conscious fashion statement.
Stay cool and chic my beauties!


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(re) Style A Beautiful Summer Resort Look With Color and Accessories


You don't have to travel far to get yourself into gorgeous Resort look.
I'll show you how to use
accessories to create your own.
Here, I'm using tropical influenced pieces in soft
peachy pinks and beachy blues, for Summer style
with a chic resort look and relaxed feel.

SIP IN STYLE: 3 Late Summer Pairings of Cool Cocktails and Chic Scarves

You know I love to have at least one (or 4) of blog post round-up of a collection

one of my favorite treats: Summer Cocktails. This year is no exception, but
thought I'd have some fun and change it up a bit. So this year, as an homage
to the soon to come end of Summer, I've curated 3 sets of pairings: putting
some sweet Summer style together with cool and cooling cocktails, and
each set within a fitting travel destination. Do join us!

Emerson's Daily Lessons: How to Make Each Day Your Very Best Day

 Write it on your heart - that every day is the best day in the year.
“Write it on your heart - that every day is the best day in the year.

He is rich who owns the day - and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. 
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Collected Poems and Translations" 

The esteemed Mr. Emerson surely was one who
espoused the concept of 'Living Beautifully'.
Here, in these words, are his instructions,
if you will, on how  do so.

Keep them in your mind daily, and in your heart,
whether you are experiencing happiness,
and most especially when you are
experiencing the difficulties or "absurdities" of life.

They will shift your focus, give you strength and act as a guide.
These words can be used soothe you, comfort your heart, ease your mind
and calm your body, to fill you with a mindset of beauty, gratitude, peace and joy.

May your year ahead be one that encompasses
this Mantra for a beautiful life.