Scarf Week, and our first tutorial!

At Lise + Katina we have deemed this week to be… Scarf Week! We will be adding a different vintage scarf to our shop every day this week, and we have some blogging to do that we are really excited to show you!

Our first thought was to fill our blog with pictures of sharks with scarves ‘shopped onto them (Because, you know… Shark Week? Scarf Week? Well at least we crack ourselves up…), but honestly neither of us is that good with photo editing, so you’ll have to settle for our second choice – scarf-tying tutorials! We picked some of our favorite ways to wear our own vintage scarves, and we will be posting how-to’s along with the listing of the day.

Let’s start it off with something simple – a casual look that is easy to do, but appears polished. This trick works best with a long rectangle scarf (ideal for winter scarves too!), but you can also do it with a large square scarf – just fold it over into a triangle, and then fold it over on itself two more times to make it long and skinny.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 1

 Fold scarf in half, and put it around your neck with a loop on one side, and two ends on the other.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 2

2. Put one of the ends through the loop, going over the edge of the loop that is closest to you, and under the edge farthest away. With the other end, this time go under the edge closest to you, and over the edge farthest away.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 3

Pull both ends to tighten.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 4

Ta da! Effortless and adorable!

The scarf we chose for this look is our vintage ‘Fleur’ scarf by Vera – a rare, light, summer wool in earth tones with a pop of hot pink. We just put it in our shop this morning, so go have a look!

This week

Good morning! This week we’re giving you a full preview of what we’ll be listing each day! Our need to squeeze all kinds of fun into the last weeks of summer was our inspiration for our selections this week, so we went with a couple of color blocking basics, a couple of saturated florals with loads of swirly fabric, and a one-of-a-kind bohemian locket.

In our shop already is this beautiful floor-length caftan by Susie Q of California:

Susie Q Electric Pink Caftan

Over the next couple of days we’ll have these beauties ready for sale:

Kelly Green Pencil Skirt

Jonathan Logan Floral Dress

Red Pendleton Blazer

Goldette Medallion Locket

These are some of the pieces we were the most excited about finding – ones that we have a hard time not keeping for ourselves! We hope you love them as much as we do!

-Lise + Katina

Summer brights

We’re heading away from the blog world again for the weekend (but don’t worry, orders from our shop will still be processed). We might be finding some extra time to soak up some sun too – it finally feels like summer in Seattle! In the spirit of the season, here is a sneak peek of some summer shades, coming to our shop shortly!

We’ll see you again next week!

-Lise + Katina