posted on: Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I hope everyone has amazing plans for this night of ghouls and ghosts! Last year I was the fabulous Kim K, so this year I'm toning it down with my friend Liz. We're going to be a Cowgirl and Indian, Colleen even made us a lasso :)

Everyone stay safe and have fun!

xo A

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: London Fog
Shirt: Edme and Esyllte
Pants: H&M
Boots: F21
Purse: Italy Street Vendor
Watch: Sophie from Twinkle of Savannah, Ga

Have a Spook-tacular night! Muahhahahhaha hahaha

Photos by Katie Coon

Scarf Challenge:: DIY T-Shirt Scarf

posted on: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hi everyone! I hope the weekend treated you all well...
UGA was lucky enough to beat Florida and it was such a joy to be there for the win!
Sorry Gator fans :))

To celebrate, and transition from the weekend, I decided to show you all a fun DIY
to lead us into the Fall and Winter months!

In honor of my Scarf Challenge I decided to jump on the band wagon and try out a T-shirt Scarf! This was such a simple DIY, and a fun, rewarding project to do! It will only take you 10-15 minutes! Wow!

You will need:
1. An over-sized t-shirt
2. Scissors
3. Yarn (that blends in/matches your shirt, this step is optional)
4. Beads (part of optional step)

Step 1: 
You will want to cut long ways across the shirt, right under the armpits.
No worries if it's not perfectly straight!
Toss the top half of the shirt, it won't be needed for the scarf!

Step 2:
Next, take the portion of the shirt that you cut off and start cutting strips lengthwise, across the shirt.
For this step, you will cut approximately 1/2 inch strips until the entire shirt is cut into strips.
However, do not cut all the way across the shirt. Leave an inch of space, you will need the strips to stay together at the end for gathering later.

Cut all the way up the shirt until you reach the bottom hem. Save the hem for later. 

Step 3:
Next, while holding the end that is still intact, pull on the strips to make them longer. By pulling the strips, you  also create a twisted look that adds to the detailing of the finished scarf.

Step 4: 
Gather the fabric at the area where you kept the strips in tact.

Once gathered, make sure that all of the strips are approximately the same length so that the loop will look even.

Step 5:
Now take the hem that you saved from earlier and cut it so that it makes one long strip of fabric

As an option for this step you can braid the hem piece by cutting it into 3 strips.
I braided it and I love the feminine touch!

Step 6:
Taking the hem piece, wrap it around the gathered area of your scarf. Wrap it multiple times, finally tying, and knotting the end so that it will stay securely.

Step 7:
This is another optional detail for the scarf, but for this step you can take any type of beading and add it for a  touch of sparkle! I chose to use some black beads, and jumble them in the area around the knot for a couple security stitches.

Using matching thread, stitch the beads into the scarf, 
tying a knot at the end of your stitching for added security.

Step 8:
You're finished! Once all the stitches have been stitched, and the scarf is styled to your liking you are done!
This scarf is so simple I want everyone to make one today!

If you have any questions about procedures, or want to share a DIY scarf idea with me let me know!
I love hearing from you all, and thank you for your support!

xo always

Photos by Katie Coon

Scarf Challenge:: Hear me ROAR

posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! I'm headed to Florida for the largest tailgate party in America...UGA vs. UF. One of the biggest rivalry's in the SEC, but one of the best parties of the year! 
In other words....let the games begin!

Hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend, and I'll see you soon

xo A

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Couture a la Cart (a UGA student run organization) 
Shirt: JCrew
Jacket: Gianni Bini
Shorts: Banana Republic, thrifted from Cherry Picked Consignment
Tights: Spanx
Shoes: Dolce Vita "Millie"

Photos by Katie Coon

Scarf Challenge:: Cheating with Plum

posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

So, so, so happy to finally have my prized possession for fall!! I have finally found my plum pants and purse that I've been searching for! Everywhere I went today I was seeing plum: cars, bricks, doors. Clearly plum was on my mind, and I can't wait to see more of it for fall :)

Also I am clearly not wearing a scarf around my neck...but you can totally wear a scarf as decoration in other places besides your neck, (check out this POST!) so I dressed up my purse with some flair from a vintage scarf that my mother gave me.

I hope your days were wonderful and thank you so much for stopping by!

Xo A

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Vintage
Jacket: Nic.k from Anthropologie
Shirt: PINK by Victoria's Secret
Pants: Paige from TJMaxx
Purse: Pitaya of Athens, Ga
Shoes: Naturalizer
Accessories: Michael Kors, F21, Vintage, Charleston Street Market

Photos by Katie Coon 

Scarf Challenge: Gatsby

posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hey everyone! We're one day away from the weekend, and I can't wait
for my plans of a Haunted Masquerade and a trip to Elijay, Ga
for some apple pickin' at the Georgia Apple Festival put on by the Lions Club.
 Such a southern weekend :)

P.S. What does everyone think of the new logo?? Pretty right??!!

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Italy Street vendor
Shirt: J. Crew
Skirt: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Gomax from Red Clover
Necklace: Charleston, SC Street Market
Purse:NYC Vendor
Accessories: Fossil and gifts

Photos by Katie Coon

Scarf Challenge:: Down the Rabbit Hole

posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What is it about rabbits that makes them so darn cute? 
They're cute in real-life, in cartoons, and even on my little scarf :)

I couldn't help but give my little bunny a close up when we were taking pictures, and I love how this scarf could double as a second collar for my off-white blazer....whoever decided no white after Labor Day was wrong!
I think that white is such a beautiful color to wear during the fall and winter, 
it just brings a fresh light into a woman's wardrobe! 

I hope the day's going well for everyone, and that you'll dare to wear white with me this season!

Don't forget about the giveaway! It closes on Sunday, and Flirt gave you all some amazing scarves! 

xo A

{Outfit Post}
Scarf: Vintage
Jacket: Cartonnier from Anthropologie
Shirt: Ric Rac from Anthropologie
Jeans: Level 99, Lilly Skinnies from Anthropologie
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Steve Madden, Bankker Boot
Jewelry: Vintage, Seeds of Hope, Private Gallery, F21
Purse: Italy Street Vendor

Photos by Katie Coon

Scarf Challenge:: Giveaway!

posted on: Monday, October 15, 2012


Hey y'all! 
Today I am beyond excited to announce that I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY!! 
I have partnered with Flirt Fashions of Athens, Ga to bring two lucky winners 
a Mink Pink scarf and a Free People scarf! 

In order to enter to win you must:
1st: Like Flirt Fashions on Facebook and follow them on Twitter
2nd: Join Darcy Dearest to become a follower, as well as Like on Facebook
3rd: Comment on this Giveaway post and tell me your favorite way to wear a scarf for Fall! 
Also please include your email in the post so I may notify you if you are one of the winners! :)

That's it! Three easy steps!

The giveaway will start today, and end on Sunday of this week. 
I will announce the winner on this giveaway post on Monday, October 22 so keep a look out!

Left, Mink Pink and right, Free People

Scarf Challenge:: Day 6, Word of Mouth

posted on: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

As of yesterday, I have worked out a little surprise for all of my readers!
On Monday of next week, I hope that you all will take some time to
spread the word about my little surprise :)
Can anyone guess what it is??

Hope you all are having beautiful fall days 

xo A

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Gift from my Aunt Andrea
Sweater: Sigrid Olsen
Shirt: F21
Jeans: Level 99 Lilly Skinny's from Anthropologie
Shoes: Gomax from Red Clover of Savannah, Ga
Purse: Francesca's 
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Vintage

Scarf Challenge:: Day 5, Parisian

posted on: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Tuesday everybody! Since Fall has finally starting showing up in the South, and I'm still feeling pink from the weekend I decided to throw on (probably my 2 favorite) purchases as an intern: my embroidered sweater with pink accents, and my geometric pink and black wedges.

I love mixing prints, and the pinks in both pieces we perfect to mix with the neutral navy pants.
Surprisingly all of the colors compliment each other
bringing the outfit a nice unexpected twist from head to toe! 

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Vintage
Sweater: Guinevere from Anthropologie
Pants: Cartonnier (similar HERE)
Shoes: To Be from Anthropologie
Purse: Private Gallery of Athens, Ga
Earrings: Entourage of Athens, Ga

Photos taken by Sam Janjua of Exotic Focus 

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