Womens Printed Scarves
As a busy stay at home mum fashion tends to be low on my daily priority list! Don’t get me wrong, I like to look nice and do my makeup but I rarely get chance to shop for myself properly and I definitely don’t bother spending a fortune on clothes. On a day-to-day basis, I like to wear simple clothes that can deal with walks to the park and kneeling on the floor all afternoon modelling cupcakes out of play dough with a 2-year-old! When I’m out and about I like to be comfortable and often jazz up an outfit with a light, pretty scarf which not only adds a bit of colour to my plain wardrobe but also acts as a bit of a cover up on days when my ‘mummy tummy’ is holding back my confidence! I now have a small collection of scarves I wear most days and so when I saw that Lylia Rose were looking for bloggers to review their scarves, I thought they would be a great fit with me and my blog.
Lylia Rose is a ladies fashion accessories boutique owned and run by Victoria, a mum of 2, who set up the website after realising that returning to full-time work would mean little income after childcare costs. She also writes a UK lifestyle blog here. As well as scarves, Lylia Rose sells accessories, home accessories, jewellery, and purses. Everything is under £15, there is free 1st class delivery with every order, and 2.5% of sales go to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, which means that any purchase goes towards helping sick babies and children. In 2014 Lylia Rose was picked as one of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday winners, which is an amazing achievement.
Victoria allowed me to pick any scarf from her website and so I picked the navy and white flower and butterfly print scarf, currently available for £9.99. The scarf caught my eye as I have a love of butterfly’s and navy is a colour that I wear quite a lot but I hadn’t got a navy scarf yet. As the delivery is free 1st class, I was really pleased that 2 days later my scarf arrived. Packaged in a lovely paper bag, the scarf was as pretty as I had expected and the navy is a beautiful deep colour. The butterfly’s and flowers are also very pretty and eye-catching; I have had lots of comments on the scarf since I started wearing it.
The great thing about the Lylia Rose scarves is that they are versatile. They are very long and so can be used as a normal hanging scarf, a snood (which is my personal favourite), a kimono, a cover up when breastfeeding, and a wrap for the beach or pool. I’m sure there are many other ways to wear but these are some of the ways I found personally useful. As well as being versatile, the scarves are made of a beautiful light fabric that is great for everyday use and also when worn doubled up or as a snood, are warm and comfortable. I loved the scarf and found it great for everyday as well as finishing off an evening outfit. I have worn it almost every day for the last 3 weeks and it goes with everything. Finally the scarf can be hand washed which is very handy with a small child!
I would not hesitate to buy another scarf from Lylia Rose and they are extremely good value (in fact I bought my mum a scarf and heart necklace for her birthday, which she loves!). There are sales on regularly and Victoria has kindly offered a 10% discount to all of my readers (as part of an affiliate network scheme) when you use the code ‘ANBECCAF’ at checkout, with no expiry date. Lylia Rose now also has a monthly subscription box service which I will definitely have to try out next!
Disclaimer: I was sent a Lylia Rose scarf to review, however all honest opinions and views are my own