5 Styles of Scarves & How To Wear Them


Sweaters. Boots.
Pumpkins. Leaves. Hot Chocolate.
Crisp Air. Hoodies.
Frosty Mornings. Tea.

Fall is here and we love all that it brings! But we especially love scarves.
A scarf is the perfect intersection of fashion and fun.
You can add a pop of colour and style to any outfit
while keeping snug as a bug as the temperatures plummets.

Whether you’re on your way to work, the rink, the playground or coffee with friends, a scarf is this season’s must-have accessory.
A new scarf is an easy way to update any outfit!
Keep reading as we walk you through 5 different scarves
and how to wear them! 

A full blanket scarf is a socially acceptable way to wrap up in a blanket in public so of course we’re IN! A full blanket scarf is the perfect option for those of you who are always cold (you know who you are!).

If you’re new to this style, you can check out our blog post where we explain allll the simple and gorgeous ways you can wear a full blanket scarf this season. Click here to learn more!

The half blanket scarf is all the coziness of the full blanket scarf but with a little less bulk – perfect for those sunny fall days where it’s too warm to wear a jacket but you need a little extra something to keep the chill at bay!

An infinity scarf is a large closed loop. The best thing about these scarves is how easy they are! Double it up, wear it as a single loop, pull it through – whatever you choose to do, it’s easy-peasy! No fiddling with getting it just right, simply pop it on and go!



The rectangle scarf is a classic that can be worn in a myriad of ways – wear it draped to add a pop of colour to your outfit or
wrap it around your neck for warmth!

We also offer a variation on this classic style with angled ends (pictured above). The angled ends reduce bulk and give this classic beauty
more of a blanket scarf feel.



Elephants are symbolic of courage and strength.
Use promo code ‘STRENGTH’ on your next online purchase
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BeYOUnique with Shannon Benoit: Real Talk with Real Women.

Shan TB

We’re back Booshes and we are sooo excited to be doing what we LOVE: Connecting with strong, confident and kind women who inspire us to be our best selves.

We ALL  get caught up in our day to day stresses, struggles and triumphs that sometimes we forget to appreciate and enjoy this wonderful fleeting thing called life.  Our recent enlightening chat with Shannon Tayles-Benoit has reminded us of the importance of this.

Shannon spoke with us about the things that she feels make her unique and how she gains her confidence, and we learned about all of her OUTSTANDING athletic accomplishments this

If you’ve been a long term blog follower you’ll be familiar with our casual question and answer sessions. We have a few standard questions that we ask our guest Booshes and continue the conversation on from the responses. One of our favorite answers from our interview with Shannon came from the question

“What do you wish all little girls were taught about themselves?”

Her answer:

” I wish that we were all taught that other women weren’t the competition, that we were all here to support each other, rather than compete against each other…”.

Shannon and her down to earth personality made for easy and real conversion. This phenomenal woman works 3 jobs – including being a part owner of a business, working for a local photography company and being a Math teacher. She and her Husband are raising a family of 3 beautiful children. If you haven’t noticed the theme of threes with this super star  she recently set 3 Canadian National Records at the Canadian Nationals for Olympic Weightlifting Masters , during that same weekend she also set a  Pan Am record! They say good things come in 3’s and Shannon has taken that to the next level!

Take a moment to watch a clip  from our time with Shannon. Grab a cup of coffee, and join the conversation.

Until next time Booshes. ♥♥♥♥






be YOU-nique project : real talk with real women

Morning darling

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time again.

Time for us to introduce you to another remarkable and amazing BOOSH and add another chapter to our Be YOUnique Project. 

If you aren’t familiar with our Be YOUnique Project, let us tell you … it’s pretty awesome.


So we’re a little bias … but it really is amazing.

We sit down with phenomenal women once a month to hear their story. They share their strengths and weaknesses with us. Talk to us about struggles they have faced. Hardships they’ve endured. Growth they’ve experienced. Lessons they have learned.


If you’re interested in reading the past posts, there will be a link at the bottom where you can continue to get inspired by more amazing women.

But right now, we are honored to introduce you to Alanna Fawn Syliboy.


Alanna is 33 years old and originally from Sipekne-katik in Shubenacadie, but now lives in Enfield, Nova Scotia. She works for The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq as a DENR Community Liaison Officer. She has 2 beautiful kids. 10 year old Mia and 5 year old Dominique, that she has been raising on her own. So you can imagine … she’s a busy women. Which is why we felt very lucky that she was able to find some time to sit down with us. While she was in, we talked a lot. About a lot of things. Some happy. And some tragic. As she shared the events of her life … it was hard to hear some of it … but it was beautiful at the same time. To see the strength in Alanna while she shared her story … it was so powerful and moving.

We asked Alanna some questions and are so happy to share them with you now.


“Yes. I got bullied in Junior High and High School a lot. From a lot of girls that would gang up on me … they would make fun of my eyebrows … because, they were a lot bushier hahaha … but they would just make fun of me because I never really fit in with my own community members and I never real fit in with the outsiders. I was always sort of stuck in the middle.

Being a first nations person, it was hard to be accepted by my own people, and be accepted by others. I got bullied a lot by a lot of people because of my looks. It was a big struggle for me. I had to find my own confidence. But my parents always had my back.

So yeah … that was High School. Then when I was 21, I had my first child … unfortunately he passed away when he was five. But I did get five years with him … and I think he came into my life as a blessing. He made me stronger as a person. He gave me patience and kindness … and everything that I am today is because of what he did for me in those five years. Because he kept me grounded. And he also made my bond with my father a lot bigger and a lot stronger. My dad was right there for me. I was a single mom. First baby. So my dad was my rock, and he still is to this day.

So … not only that … I was in multiple abusive relationships. Where it was bad. Pretty bad. The year that my son passed away, the following year my sister passed away and then the following year after that my mother passed away. And the year my mother passed away, I was pregnant with my youngest son. I have three kids … but one is deceased, so I have two. The year my mom passed away, I was pregnant with my son Dominique. He’s five now, and will be six in October. So, my mom never got to meet him … and that’s something that I struggle with. And he was also born at 30 weeks, so he was 3 lbs and 9 oz, so I almost lost him. I went into early labor because of the stress of my mothers passing. But he pulled through, and now he is a very, very active 5 year old.

He makes my world light up. Him and his sister. My daughter is 10, her name is Mia, and she is the most beautiful girl ever. That you could ever imagine. She makes me so proud to be a mom. She tells me every day how much she loves me and how proud she is of me. She supports me in every way she can … sometimes she thinks I work too much hahahaha. But you know … I am a single mom, and I’ve been doing it now for awhile by myself. But the bond they have is amazing. I couldn’t ask for better children. People compliment me and say ‘you’re doing an amazing job’, but I’m just doing what I have to do. I’m giving everything. I work. I take care of a house and 2 children all by myself. You know?But I have my dad there as support.

For a long time I struggled to find employment because I had moved away. I had to move away because of the situation I was in. So where I moved to, it was very hard for me to get a job because I was a first nations person. I just felt very isolated … and I did feel racism there. I still currently live there and it’s a little bit of a struggle. So I tried and I tried and I tried … and I couldn’t get a job. And actually my friend had asked if I was looking, and I said yeah. He said there was an opening at his office, and he said that I should apply. And I was like ‘ok, yeah!’, and so I did. I dropped my resume off … 3 times because they lost it hahahaha.

So … I was the only one who applied, which was really amazing. So I didn’t have to go for an interview and I got the job. It was only a 6 month contract, and I was a little worried, because I didn’t know what I was going to do at the end of the 6 months. So I worked my butt off. I did what was needed to be done by me, plus more. I kind of created more work for myself. Which lead me to be hired on as a Project Assistant in the Climate Change department for the Mi’kmaq Conservation Group. So I had a year contract with them and so at the end of the year, because it’s a non-profit, I was like ‘what am I going to do?’. But my boss said ‘No, we’re going to hire you on again. Here’s your contract.’ So I was the Community Coordinator for another year.

So I did my 2 years … and actually this April is a big milestone for me because I am now a permanent employee. So, it was pretty good. My boss was like ‘please don’t cry this time!’ hahaha because the first time she offered me the job I cried. I was just like ‘thank you so much’, and she said ‘but you did this. You put yourself out there, and you did what you needed to do and I noticed how much of a hard worker you are.’ and I cried and gave her the biggest hug. So in April she was like ‘please don’t cry!’  haha I said ‘I wont, but can I at least hug you?!’. It was a big thing in my life … and now I don’t have to worry.


“Probably nothing.

Because I get a lot of compliments on how kind I am. How selfless I am. How I help other people and how good of a person I am, and how amazing of a person I am. Sometimes I don’t feed into it … because I’m just being who I am. I just do what I have to do.

And everything that I went through in my life, up to today, has lead me to where I am. So I wouldn’t change anything. I wouldn’t say anything or do anything to change it … because it wouldn’t make me who I am today

… and I’m pretty proud of who I am.”


“This is the one I struggle with, because I do have a little girl. But I tell her every day that she is beautiful and she’s smart.

I think they should just be themselves and embrace who they are. Everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way. Just embrace it.”


“That’s a hard one. That’s a huge one.

And I’m going to have to probably say my mother.

And my ancestors.

My Grandparents, and my Grandparents parents … because with out them and without their struggle … I wouldn’t be here. Without their perseverance … I wouldn’t be here. I have to look up to them because they made my parents, and my parents made me.

And my mom too, when she met my father she had 2 kids and my dad accepted her and loved her. The bond that my parents had was beautiful. She also went back to school when she was 50. She got her grade 12. That was a really big moment for us, because I was there on her graduation day with my daughter. It was a good day.

Then after that she went to the Akerley Campus at the NSCC and got her Baking Degree. She was already a good cook anyway, but she went and she got her Pastry and Bakery Arts Degree at the NSCC.

She always put everyone else first, then herself. So I really admired her for that.”


“It means a lot to me.

It means that you guys see potential in me. See something in me that I don’t see, maybe. It means that I can be a role model for others. It gives me confidence. It gives me something to tell my dad about so he can be proud of me. It makes me feel like … there’s hope for people. I’m just a small town person … this … this is … to me this is a big thing.

This entire time I have been thinking about my daughter. What I would I want my daughter to hear, what I would want my daughter to say, because I want her to grow up with the confidence I have now. To get it now, while she’s at a young age. I think it would be very helpful.

And I just think, being a part of this entire thing is a blessing. I’m very very blessed, and very very privileged to be a part of this.

I’m nervous, but I’m excited because this is another thing that I can be proud of.

We are so very happy every chance we get to work on this project and we are so excited to do more! Having the opportunity to talk to empowering and inspirational women in our community, plus getting to share all of their stories and life lessons with you all is such an amazing treat!
We will be working on our Be YOUnique project regularly, so keep checking in to meet more amazing women.
If you have a story you want to share, let us know! Get in touch with us at customerservie@beckandboosh.com , and thank you so much for joining the conversation.
the Beck & Boosh team

Be YOUnique Project : real talk with real women

Morning darling

We are so very excited to be back again with a new Be YOUnique … and another remarkable woman for you all to meet.

If you don’t remember, or maybe you missed our last post about it … our Be YOUnique project is something that we have been dreaming about and working on for a long time. We got the inspiration to start this project from you. All of you beautiful BOOSHES.

You see … we here at Beck & Boosh are lucky enough to have had so many inspiring, amazing and beautiful conversations with so many amazing women over the years. It has been extraordinary … but we also know … it is not common. It’s rare for women to talk about certain issues. To open up. To share. To be honest with ourselves and each other. And be proud of it and comfortable with it.

So that’s why we decided to start the Be YOUnique project. To sit down with some amazing women and talk with them about real things. Things that we may not get a chance to talk about normally. Things that we might be a little scared to talk about. Things that we might think we are alone in feeling. All in a safe and caring space.

So now … the fun part! We get to introduce you to Alana Hirtle.

Alana is from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia originally, but now works in Truro as a Business Analyst at CBDC NOBL. We were lucky enough to get her to take some time out from her insanely busy work schedule to sit down with us and have a chat. We talked about everything from her strong female influences to her internal monologue. And let me tell you – it was an absolute treat!

When we asked about what challenges or struggles she has faced on her path to becoming the person she is now, she spoke about the difficulty she experienced in understanding her parents divorce when she was younger.

I had some challenges as a child. You know. I had divorced parents. And all the fun that comes with that. The wondering if you were to blame. Wondering about the part you played in it. Did your parents not love you anymore because … you know… they couldn’t live with you. It’s only after you go through stuff as an adult that you realize that you had nothing to do with it. But. As a kid you have all of those thoughts and insecurities.”

She also shared about some “challenging” relationships she experienced in her life. She has had two marriages, both ending but, as she says “not as failures”. She openly acknowledged that there was a lot of positive that came from the experiences. There was a lot of growth that came from them, for all involved. And she happily says that she is not the same person she was 25 years ago … and she’s better for it.

There’s that saying ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ … and it is true. I used to say at one point, if I get any more character, no one will be able to live with me. Haha. I still have it and I keep getting more haha. So you know, what doesn’t kill you does make you stronger. And if you learn the lesson and continue forward – you’ve done the work!

We asked Alana some more questions and are so excited to share them with you.


hummm … if I could go back 10 years and say something to myself … it would probably be … ‘smarten the hell up – you got this’.

I’ve done a lot in my career and in my life, and I’m proud of all I have accomplished. But … at many times during it all, I have had those moments of

‘what are you doing?’

Someone is going to find out you’re a fraud. That you don’t know what you’re doing. That you shouldn’t be doing this … and it’s ridiculous. It’s just so ridiculous! You wouldn’t get to the point where you are in a position to do a job, if people didn’t trust that you knew how to do it. But we all have this voice in our head that tells us …

‘you’re not worth it. You’re not worthy. You don’t know what you’re doing. Why would you think you could do this?’

…and it’s about telling that voice to shut-up. Really. So if I could go back and tell myself anything it would be – you got this – you’re good.”


Oh wow! That’s a big question. Big question.

Well you know … if you don’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else? People say that all the time and I used to think it was right. But it’s so true. Sometimes you have to take time for you. Whether that’s a soak in a hot tub at the end of the day. Or meditation. For me meditation is very important. It centers me. Sometimes even in the middle of a crazy work day I will just mute the phone and close the door for a few minutes and … breathe.

Listen to my body and what it’s telling me. And if I’m starting to feel one of those anxious moments and start to ramp up, then I can just be

‘ok let’s breathe into this … figure it out … it’s all good … you got this’

And… yeah… so … just having those moments. For me the biggest thing, I think in the last decade is self awareness. It’s been about figuring out ‘how am I feeling right now?’ . Not pushing things aside. Honoring the emotion that is coming forward. If I need to go have a little cry and stamp my feet … I’ll do it privately. But sometimes you need to just step away from whatever life is throwing at you, and have that reaction. Whether it’s anger, or nervousness, or sadness – whatever it is – it’s important. And I’ve learned to honor that and allow the feelings to come out.


Right. Or let it ruin your day because you are trying to *squash* it down so you can do the other 15 things you have to get done in the next 3 hours. If you just take 5 minutes and allow yourself to feel it, then move on. I mean it changes my whole outlook on things half the time. It’s just a matter of saying ‘I need to honor this – I need to do it now’ and then move forward. So yeah, looking after yourself – for me meditation is a huge thing. And sometimes it’s as simple as, you know I get home from work and ‘I’m going to need 5 to 10 minutes before you talk to me. The cat is going to come up stairs with me and we’re gonna snuggle on the bed’ … I’m a cat lady. And sometimes that’s all you need. And that’s what I do. My little Nutmeg comes with me and we snuggle up and everything is good. And then I can face whatever is happening after that.

And empowering women. As far as empowering other women … I think that’s our job! To raise one another up. There is so much cattiness in the public, mass media, online … you know the ‘what is SHE wearing today?’. That kind of stuff. And not to say that we don’t fall into that trap once in awhile, but, it’s so important to be kind to one another. Especially as women.

What are we doing when we’re not being kind and generous to one another. It just drives me crazy to see it. So, I’ll be in the grocery store and say ‘oh my god, I love that bag!’ or ‘I really love your hair!’ … and women will stop and look at you like you’re nuts. And then they realize, oh she’s being nice to me. Oh! She’s being nice to me!

It’s so simple.

Let’s celebrate. We are all beautiful.

We are all beautiful in our own way. So lets celebrate what makes us all unique and fabulous!


We are so very happy every chance we get to work on this project and we are so excited to do more! Having the opportunity to talk to empowering and inspirational women in our community, plus getting to share all of their stories and life lessons with you all is such an amazing treat!

We will be working on our Be YOUnique project regularly, so keep checking in to meet more amazing women.

If you have a story you want to share, let us know! Get in touch with us at customerservie@beckandboosh.com , and thank you so much for joining the conversation.


the Beck & Boosh team


Not your average earring : or how I learned to not be intimidated and love the Ear Jacket

Let’s play a little game

Would you rather have a single pair of earrings? or infinite pairs?

… thought so.

If you’re confused at the moment … don’t worry. It just means that you should probably take a second … and read about ear jackets. You won’t be sorry. Seriously.

You may not have heard of them before, but you have probably seen them. On celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence , Emma Watson,  or Julianne Moore …


or maybe you have seen them on people in the street or at the grocery store. On your friends, maybe? Family?

Even though ear jackets look like a force and you may be a little intimidated by the thought of them, don’t worry. They really are so easy, so versatile, and SO FUN. They work for everyone. For every style. 

… but we are getting ahead of our selves.

FIRST OF ALL … ear jackets may look like an algebra equation for your ears but they really are very simple. They are like all other earring, but instead of just using a simple backing like these guys …


ear jackets are a little different. Sometimes they have a back that has a fun statement piece attached right to the backing itself, like this gorgeous pair that we have in our store …


and sometimes they have an extra piece that you put on, behind your ear and before you put on the traditional earring backing. Like these …


Alright, so now that you know what makes up an ear jacket … we can get to the FUN part! Ear jackets come in all different styles, and they can add that extra little something to any look. Don’t believe us? 

Well then …

Lets take a look at some of the ear jackets that we have, and we can show you just how many different looks and styles ear jackets come in! You’re welcome in advance *wink*

pearl rhinestone

marilyn monroe




See … not that intimidating after all.

There are just a few things to remember when it comes to ear jackets.

  1. you can mix and match ANY pair of ear jackets with other earrings for endless looks
  2. there is seriously NO way you CAN’T rock an ear jacket … seriously … it’s impossible
  3. HAVE FUN with it! 

Now that you are wise in the ways of ear jackets, you should go see all the other beauties we have available. Check out our EAR JACKETS COLLECTION on our website. You wont regret it.

happy accessorizing 

– xoxo Beck & Boosh


be YOUnique, baby


Oh hello there, you gorgeous thing you.

We wanted to take a moment and introduce you to someone. Someone who is absolutely amazing.

Her name is Sarah Wood.


She came in recently and spent an afternoon in the shop for our new Be YOUnique Project. And we couldn’t have been happier. She opened up and shared so much with us. We talked about so many things. Big and small. Fun and heart wrenching. For so long. Maybe a bit too long. Hahaha. But, we got caught up in the magic of the moment. And let’s be honest … that is the whole point of this project. To talk. To share. To be open and honest with ourselves and others. And be proud of it. Heck, it might even help someone.

As women, we have a lot of pressure placed on us from the world around us. All this daily pressure can add up to really impacting our confidence. Some times to the point that … it almost goes away. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful and that is up from 2% in 2004. Yet if a woman confidently and happily calls herself beautiful – she is thought of as conceited. On the flip, if she willingly says that she is ugly – she has low self esteem. It can sometimes feel like it is impossible to win.

That’s why we want to sit down with you all, and share stories. Share experiences. Talk about our hard times. Talk about our awesome times. Lay it all out there!! And maybe, just maybe, we can help each other out.

So now it’s time to meet Sarah. She was born and raised in Truro and decided to settle down here with her husband and 2 fur babies. She shared with us some of the struggles that she has faced on her path so far, saying “Some of the major struggles in my life have been depression and being the ‘token fat girl’. Obesity.” She explained to us how being obese as an adult was the hardest struggle of her life and how it made her feel that she wasn’t worthy of anyone else’s affection – or her own. But with darkness comes light, and Sarah is now nothing but positive radiant light. She has gone through years of personal growth and lost a significant amount of weight, but most importantly – she gained her confidence.

“And I always say the cheesy tag line – I lost the weight, but the best thing I gained was confidence. Because I NEVER had that before. And, not to say that I have the weight loss game won, I think it’s something I’m going to fight every day of my life, but I like where I’m at now. I’m in a good head space. And I just take each day one day at a time, and yeah… I’m happy.

I love me now.

I didn’t love me before. I can say that with 100% brutal honesty. But the girl that looks back at me in the mirror now is someone who I love.”

We asked Sarah some more questions, and wanted to share them with you.



“Ok, so, I’m gonna flip quotes at you. I live by music lyrics and quotes.

My favorite quote in mental wellness is “the greatest distance is the space between your ears”. And it’s amazing to me, because I don’t need any other enemies in this world because I have my own … that exist right here.

On any given day it could be putting our beautiful messages to me, or it could be saying the most hateful, heinous messages that I would never think of saying to another human being on this world. And I wish I could stop that tape recorder. I wish I could change the tape. Have a new message.

So when I talk about my mental health struggles, that’s one that I know I will battle forever. But as long as I have that self-awareness  of it, then I fell I will win. You know, it’s surrounding yourself with good people, it’s taking the time to recharge your batteries. I indulge in yoga, I indulge in great music, time for me. I have two … I call them ‘fur-apists’, they are my two golden retrievers. They are definitely therapy dogs to me, and they are difference makers in my mental mood, for sure.

So that’s the one thing that I wish I could change.

I have to keep fighting that nasty inner Sara that sometimes comes out to play, and this new Sara is not having any part of it.”



“one more quote?

how about that?

Again I preach this to everyone. I get on my little soap box and my red hair is just a flyin’ and i love to tell people. To question them. To quiz them. “What are you pretending not to know?” Don’t wait for someone else to tell you what you should be wearing. Don’t wait for someone else to come up with your style or your likes and dislikes, or what you should be doing in this life time, or the age you should be meeting milestones. Just know yourself. Nobody knows you better. You grew up with you, you had your own life experiences … so what are you pretending not to know? Just be you.”


We are so happy and excited by this project. Getting to talking to empowering and inspirational women plus the bonus of getting to share all of their heartfelt words with you all is an amazing treat.

We will be working on our “be YOUnique project” regularly, so stay tuned to meet more amazing women. 

If you have a story you want to share, let us know. Get in touch with us at cutomerservice@beckandboosh.com


¤ How to Blanket Scarf ¤

Fall is finally here.

That means all of the best things on the planet are in season, including the best fashion accessory in the history of the world, the blanket scarf.

Having it socially acceptable to wrap your body in a giant adorable blanket, is clearly the best thing that has ever been. Having so many different ways of wearing a blanket scarf, and having so many available in the most amazing colors and patterns literally means you can wear a blanket every day this fall AND LOOK AND FEEL LIKE A DREAM!

This is our second fall in our beautiful store and we have had so many people come in and love our blanket scarves, but admit they are too intimidated to try them out. Believe us, we get it! It seems like it would be or should be insanely difficult to wrap, what basically is a small blanket, around your neck and not look crazy … but TRUST US when we say …

you got this.

To help get you started, we decided to show you some really simple and gorgeous ways to wear blanket scarves.

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So now that you are the smartest person on the planet when it comes to blanket scarves and how to make them look amazing with little to no effort, why not take a second to look at all ways you can style these beauties.