Hello, pretties and TGIF!  Welcome to week three of Build Your Outfit Basics.  If you’re new here, let me catch you up.  BYOB is a six week series built around my Five Wardrobe Basics for Real Moms.  Each week I feature one of these outfit builders along with some affordable options to help you build or add onto your own wardrobe.

In week one, I featured dark wash skinny jeans.  Week two was all about fabulous, cute and comfy flats and week three features one of my favorites, scarves.

All week long I racked my brain trying to come up with a clever post title using the word scarf.  I tried to make it rhyme but the only word I could think of was barf.  Nope that’s not going to work.

Then Scarf Nirvana hit me after an experience I had this week where I literally found just that.  It all started a few days back when my 8 year-old daughter begged me to take her to Rue 21 to look for mustache themed items (she’s totally obsessed).  I’d never set foot into Rue 21 before but knew it was popular among the whippersnappers (you know, people half my age and younger).

As soon as I walked in the door, I spotted the most incredible selection of scarves I’ve ever laid eyes upon.

SCARF NIRVANA!

There were racks and racks just like this.  And the best part?  All of them were $8.99 and under!

I started digging through them like a crazy lady.  Seriously, the teenagers shopping next to me were frightened.  Then I spotted THE ONE that had to come home with me.

I’ve already worn it twice this week.

Styled in Wednesday’s post here:

 And again here:

 

Yep, Bailey photo bombed me again.  Couldn’t you just kiss that face?

I don’t need to tell you how incredible scarves are for your wardrobe. They take any outfit and make it better.  And they’re a really inexpensive way to add A WHOLE LOTTA style.  As my friend Sheaffer says, scarves can “zhuzh” up any outfit.  (She claims it’s a word.  I believe her).

There are a lot of really great options out there that won’t break the bank.  Here are some that I’d love to add to my collection!

[Steve Madden Infinity  Ombre Scarf:  $28]

[Scarlet Fever Cheetah Scarf:  $18]

[The Lovely Heart Scarf:  $20]

MORE OF MY FAVES

It’s Your Turn: Which scarf is your favorite? How would you pair it up? Tell me in the comments!

Have you taken the Payday Pretty Challenge yet?

It’s easy!  All you have to do is take $20, $50 or $100 out of the weekly budget and do something pretty for yourself.  Then show me what you got!  Here are the ways you can enter:

1.  If you’re a blogger, write about Payday Pretty in a post and link back to me.

2.  Post a photo to the GYPO Facebook page showing me what you got.

3.  Tweet about the Payday Pretty Challenge Giveaway.

4.  Leave me a blog post comment telling me what you got.

Happy shopping and good luck!
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Week Two’s Payday Pretty Challenge winner is Kristie R.!

Congratulations Kristie!  Your $20 Target gift card is on it’s way.  I hope you do something pretty for yourself with it!

Have a great weekend.

Stay pretty, my friends!
Alison

Getting my pretty on with Find and Follow Friday