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Saying Yes to the Scarf

By Charlotte on January 24, 2011 8:10 AM

Call me late to the party. Scarves have been trendy for some time but it took this year's ruffled, bold print and brightly colored designs to win me over. Now I'm hooked on this versatile, statement piece.

There's no easier way to add warmth (why did I ever resist?), a pop of color and overall oomph! to any outfit than with a scarf. Even better, these honewbery-pink-scarf copy-400.jpgt finds from Lindsay-Phillips will amp-up your style without blowing the budget.    

The 70's-inspired Newberry combines head-turning hot pink, charcoal and orange hues in an oversized, houndstooth design. Stretchy and oh-so-soft, this mod, ruffled scarf just naturally crimps and curves in all the right places. 


Besides being a cinch to tie, the fun frills are a stand-out with everything from basic T's to my classic gray, wodelray-iron-scarf copy-300.jpgol Banana trench. (See why I'm addicted?) Also available with a vivid green background; $34  









The two-in-one Delray Shrug-Scarf can be looped around your neck as a classic scarf, or you can use the button armholcape-coral-brown-scarf-300.jpges to wear it as a knit shrug. Comes in deep iron (shown here) and brown; $59












Perfect for now as well as transitioning into spring, the airy, knit Cape Coral Scarf features delicate, frayed edges and a glittery pattern of tiny dots on a cloud-lifting blue, brown, gray or pink background. $25









These chic, anything-but-boring accessories are the brainchild of Lindsay Phillips, the 23-year-old creator of SwitchFlops (the flip flop with the switchable straps). Lindsay-Phillips footwear, scarves and bags (I already have my eye on the Black and White Cedar Key Tote; $49) are available at www.Lindsay-Phillips.com and select retailers.



Help for tying one on:


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Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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