Tutorial: How to Tie the Loop Knot

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As promised, here is the tutorial for how I tied the scarf in my last post. So easy, and no idea if this is even an original idea. Here we go!

  1. Throw one scarf end over your left shoulder and then the other end over your right shoulder so it looks like this.
  2. Bring each end over the opposite shoulder that it was thrown over, so that it crosses in the back and end up laying on your chest.
  3. Fix the neck loop to how low or high you want it to be and then start tying the ends together (basically in knots).
  4. Continue to tie in knots until there is nothing further to tie. Tuck the dangling strings/ends into the knots (or leave them hanging if you like that look).

There you have it! The Loop Knot scarf look. I think it can be done with any scarf really and gives it a different bit of interest. Let me know if you end up trying this out at home.

The Keys to Thanksgiving

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This is what I wore for our Thanksgiving feast with The Fiance’s family this past Thursday. I figured a sweater and scarf were appropriate for a family gathering, and the graphic of the various keys on the sweater kept it fun. These jeans may seem like skinny jeans, but they have tons of stretch in them, which makes them perfect for Thanksgiving. More room = more food = more desserts. That’s one of my many life mottos.

I’m putting up a post today that shows how I tied this scarf. I’ve never tied a scarf like this before, but liked the look, so I figured I would pass it on.

And holy cats, now it is December. I feel like November flew by. Now I have to find time to wrap the rest of the presents we have, purchase the ones that haven’t been bought, and drink plenty of hot chocolate before Christmas! I think I got this.

p.s. Check out that windblown hair in the first photo. Thanks, Indiana weather, thanks.

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  • On Target item: Merona sweater (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Scarf: London street market
  • Boots: Macys, old

In Review: November 2013

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As November comes to a close, I want to take a look back on all the cool things that happened to me this month. I went through my instagram posts (through my personal account and the Style On Target account). Seems to be heavy on warm drinks, sweaters/warm wear, fall leaves, and good eats, all of which are fine in my book.

  1. Target Review of this C9 Softshell Jacket
  2. At-home brunch of scrambled eggs and red velvet pancakes
  3. Fall sunset while riding in the car
  4. Perfection = winter sweaters from Target and red winter cups from Starbucks
  5. Fall forests in Brown County, Indiana
  6. Compliments from my Target coffee cup
  7. World record-setter Cooper – my dog – has successfully curled himself up into the tiniest ball of fur ever
  8. Bacon pancakes from The Original Pancake house
  9. Casual weekend wear on the blog

December is coming and I am ready for the holiday parties and family time and traditions. I hope you enjoyed your November!

The Bucket Game

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Fact: all the local Targets here in Indianapolis sell sports gear for the local professional and school teams. Hypothesis: I would guess that all local Targets sell something like that for their state and collegiate teams. But I’m not for sure? So let me know in the comments if your hometown Target sells sports gear for your teams.

I think this is a really great idea. I love that I can go into my favorite store and pick up some gear for my favorite sports teams. I have bought a few items of Indiana University (my alma mater) apparel from Target, and this t-shirt is one of my favorites.

I pulled it out to wear today, because myself, my dad, and one of my best friends, B, are all going to the annual IU vs. Purdue Bucket Game. My dad graduated from Purdue, and B and I graduated from IU. The rivalry between these two schools is legendary, and the yearly football game decides which team gets to add their letter to the bucket. I’m hoping for an IU win, but we have not been playing well for the past two games. The good news, though, is that Purdue hasn’t been playing well all year!

I’ll have to bundle up (the game is always played on the last weekend of November, it seems) and plan on wearing this t-shirt as one of my core layers, but this is what I would wear to the game had it been played in late September. T-shirt, cardigan, and jeans, plus a game with my dad and a stadium hot dog. What more could a girl ask for as a great tradition!?

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  • On Target item: Indiana University t-shirt (check in stores for apparel for your local sports team)
  • Hat: Moon Shadow, Target
  • Cardigan: Merona, Target (recent and on sale!)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target Jeans, (got mine in August in stores)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)

Black (Sweatshirt) Friday!

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Here is a comfy, cozy post Thanksgiving look for you. I’m finally allowing myself to get into the Christmas spirit now that Thanksgiving has come and had its day. I got to enjoy the day with The Fiance’s side of the family, but missed my side just a bit. Sharing is so overrated. Just kidding.

Now about this outfit. So much texture! So much pizzazz with the sparkles and the color of these jeans (The Fiance has been calling me Red Pants all morning)! I’m loving this look mainly because it is so warm and comfortable, but still very styling, in my personal opinion. Can you believe that this is a sweatshirt? It is so soft inside…and it has sequins sewed into little polka dot clusters. Love. Love. Love.

I’m ready to cozy up on the couch and do some online shopping. Because you can never have enough sweaters, right? Right?

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Ankle Boots (old, similar)
  • Scarf: Old Navy (exact)
  • Sweatshirt: Old Navy (exact)
  • Red jeans: thrifted