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Win Cool Stuff: Pure Cashmere Shawl

We have a winner! Congratulations to... #218 Arthi, who writes "I come from India and have lived in the States on the east coast for the last 15 years. I have a lovely collection of shawls from India that I use all the time during winters - best way to keep warm. The only color missing from my collection is green :)"

Special thanks to our winner, the generous folks at Pashmina International, and to all 231 people who entered! More great giveaways to come...

Please note: This contest has ended.

I recently did a post on Pashmina International, a great online source for genuine pashmina shawls at affordable prices, and now the company has generously offered to award this beautiful CASHMERE SHAWL (shown above) to one lucky Budget Babe reader! This 100% pure cashmere blend shawl was manufactured on the slopes of the Himalaya in Nepal, from the softest underhairs of the Capra Hircus goat. It's amazingly soft, warm, and can be worn for formal or casual occasions. To enter, check out, then tell us how you stay warm and stylish during the cold winter months in the comment section below.

Can't wait? Shop now and save 25% off your order. Enter promocode BUDGETBABE at checkout. (Valid until Jan. 31, 2009)

Be sure to use a valid email address and include info(at) in your address book so we can contact you if you're the winner. Comments must be posted by 12 noon ET on Wednesday December 3 to be eligible to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Thursday December 4.

Featured above is the Woodland Green cashmere shawl ($76.50). Special thanks to Leon for making this giveaway possible. Good luck everyone!
It's all about a great set: coat, scarf and gloves/mitts. A 3/4 coat with a high enough collar that you can give a peek of your scarf while still keeping snug. A pair of flannel lined (p)leather gloves for evenings or more stylish days and a pair of mittens for when it's too cold. And a great scarf that matches everything. Personally, I tend to get a pashmina for evening and have a giant, handknit scarf that wraps around my head and neck about twenty times during the really awful days when I have to walk to work after the train.

But I live in Canada. Your results will clearly vary!
#1 Aisy on 2008-12-02 08:36
I live in the south, so we are not used to being really cold, but when it does...if I have to dress up, layers and layers with a leather jacket to top it off. If we are just going to a football game, or taking the puppies for a run, sweats, more layers, and my matching gloves, hat, and scarf!
#1.1 Mary Estes on 2008-12-02 21:17
Another Canadian here! We get pretty cold around here, so you'll always find me in a hat - I have a growing collection! I try for a great balance between fashion and function, but on those very cold days I throw looks out the window!
#2 Haliwood on 2008-12-02 08:51
Layers. It's all about layers! On top, a thin tee or knit, plus a thin sweater, followed by a thicker cardigan, vest, or blazer. On bottom, cuddle duds or tights with pants on top!

#3 Karen on 2008-12-02 09:06
Living in a ski resort you learn quickly that its smart to layer up. I always have a tank, t-shirt and long sleeves on...its I get warm I can always take a layer off but I can't really add a layer when I'm on the slopes!
#3.1 Lacie Thompson on 2008-12-02 13:32
What a gorgeous wrap! I live in Texas, and a cozy scarf/shawl is the perfect layer for a chilly night. I agree with Karen - it's all about the layers!

Thanks, Leon! And of course, thank you Budget Babe!
#4 Barchbo on 2008-12-02 09:09
I live in Minnesota...that's close enough to Canada..haha :-)

My current obsession is COATS. There are so many gorgeous, affordable ones out there. My favorite combo is the gray military-esque Tahari coat I found at Marshalls at the end of last winter. I match it with a slouchy plum colored knit hat and a white [faux] pashmina haha and some leather gloves (I drive, it's a necessity).

Don't forget the boots, probably flat boots if you're running to catch the bus or's icy here in the land of 10,000 frozen lakes!
#5 Angela on 2008-12-02 09:12
Gorgeous Shawl! I find that shawls help me stay warm in style! They're great wrapped around my neck when I brave the snow and cold outside, and draped over my shoulders in the office for the days it's a bit chilly or I wear a trendy top (i.e. non-chunky sweater :-D).
#6 Jennifer (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 09:17
Scarves and shawls! They keep me warm in the (very cold) office in which I work.
#7 Chloe on 2008-12-02 09:20
I love layering tshirts, sweaters and cardigans or blazers, topping it all off with a warm shawl.
#8 Shelly on 2008-12-02 09:22
I have a couple of pairs of North Face boots that I love - comfortable, practical and stylish, all in one.
#9 Sarah S on 2008-12-02 09:23
To be honest, still looking to look stylish. Easier when you are on the east coast and its slightly warmer. But here in the midwest...its hard! But so far i'm getting away with a scarf, black leather gloves, vest underneath the winter jacket and a pair of fairly impractically high heeled boots that might see me breaking an ankle or two! LOL.
#10 jasmine (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 09:35
In Arkansas, it's all about a good coat. It gets pretty cold here in the south. I love a cute coat, but if it doesn't keep you warm, then it's not worth buying. I dislike coats, because we drive everywhere, and they are a hassle getting in and out of your car (with them on). So, sometimes I cheat and wear a super cute hoodie.
#11 Nicole on 2008-12-02 09:47
The giant puffy coat is a necessity here in Chicago. I'm also a big fan of the tights under trousers strategy. And I always keep a shawl at my desk since it's freezing in the office year-round.
#12 skims on 2008-12-02 09:59
I wear a lot of black and white - so I allow my outerwear to do all the talking for me! I have an emerald green coat with cream leather gloves. I always don a pashminia that I wrap as a scarf, it is big enough that I can treat it as a wrap once inside. Their oyster pashmina is a neutral with a sass to it!
#13 Susan on 2008-12-02 10:06
Another Canadian here - and for me it's all about layers. Outerwear layers are important - a great scarf, a warm coat, knit hat, gloves or mittens. So are layers for keeping warm inside. Blazers over light weight sweaters over tees or button downs.
#14 Christine on 2008-12-02 10:14
Down here in North Carolina, we don't get that many really cold days, but our blood is thin here in the south so we like to use layers. A cashmere shawl would be perfect with my mock turtle, sweater and lined black coat. Thanks for the give-away opportunity. Just found your blog.
#15 Amy Dunn on 2008-12-02 10:24
I love the winter because it's the time to break out layers, some hidden (tights under boot-cut jeans) and some a significant part of the outfit (tee under a vest or blouse under a fitted jacket). Accessories like knee-length boots and scarves are great ways to keep warm and add some color as well!
#16 Aya on 2008-12-02 10:40
Cute hats when outside!!
#17 LegallyBoston (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 10:51
I keep warm with layers, my north face puffy coat, and in the house I love slipper boots! They are the best for staying warm and they look really cute too!
#18 Peaches on 2008-12-02 11:11
I'm not going to lie- I'm a Californian but I freeze my buns off when it drops below 60 degrees! Lol. To stay warm here, all you really need are a good trench, boots, a few sweaters, and a pair of tights. Layers are def important here- and cute cashmere ones don't hurt either. ;-)
#19 Veronica on 2008-12-02 11:24
I rely on my knit cap, knit scarf, knit gloves, wool coat and boots to keep me from freezing when out. luckily I don't live in an area that gets below zero during the cold season.
#20 lise on 2008-12-02 12:04
I have to agree with Veronica! Another California girl here... I love layers, layers, layers! After reading budget babe I went out and got me a great purple scarf. I love that thing! It's my favorite item to top off my outfit. I also just got into the tights/leggings.. it definitely helps get the use of those great sweater dresses that are hot right now! Pair with boots and you're good to go. : )
#21 Vanessa on 2008-12-02 12:06
I spent my college years in upstate New York, and for me, if my head, neck, and hands are warm, then I am fine. So I have lots of hats, scarves, and gloves all in crazy patterns and mismatched. It's my thing. I love color, and great texture.
#22 Beth on 2008-12-02 12:12
Layers, layers, layers. I live up in Northern New England and laying is really an art. This time of year I swear by my silk long undies, which are decidedly more feminine than they sound!
#23 Melis on 2008-12-02 12:21
I love layering, and this cashmere would be perfect!
#24 Louise Brouillette on 2008-12-02 12:25
I definitely cannot go anywhere without my tights and winter boots! I usually wear jeans too, with layered tanks and shirts. If not I'd wear a skirt with a cozy oversized sweater. Coffee also helps keep my gloves/ hands warm. A cute hat tops it all off, like a cherry on a sundae. (or maybe i'd just like to think i'm that sweet, lol)
#25 julia on 2008-12-02 12:30
Style goes right out the window when it's cold
outside. Like most of the rest of the posters,
I use layers. Ugly layers, but warm. :-)
#26 Linda J. on 2008-12-02 12:32
I love cashmere and this shawl is beautiful.
#27 Teresa I. on 2008-12-02 12:34
I don't actually stay too warm. I'm always freezing and I don't have a winter coat. I wear sweaters and I have a nice scarf that I won in another contest. This would be very nice to win.
#28 Karen on 2008-12-02 12:37
I would love to win this shawl
#29 Mary Hodnett on 2008-12-02 12:37
A wool Scotland yard coat. I pair it with a Sherlock hat with ear flaps. Why not have fun while staying warm?
#30 Theresa Shafer on 2008-12-02 12:37
Tights and scarves are my #1 winter accessories. They keep me cozy no matter WHAT I'm wearing and can add a great burst of color to any they can really change the look of an outfit for a relatively small financial output!
#31 Erin on 2008-12-02 12:43
I have a scarf that's become my favorite winter accessory. Out of several I own, it seems to leap out of my closet every time because it's just a little warmer and more stylish than the others. It's great with a jacket or even wrapped around my shoulders without one when it's a little chilly indoors.
#32 Elizabeth S. on 2008-12-02 12:44
it's cold and I have no scarf, this would be an awesome win!
#33 Nicole Thoresen on 2008-12-02 12:47
keeping the hands and feet warm are the priority then the neck- if you have a sweet scarf you can wear a slinky shirt under a sweater/jacket and be set where I live, If it gets really cold though I will layer so if it warms up or is too warm where I am then you can peel off and still look good and be comfortable.
#34 sandy on 2008-12-02 12:48
During the colder fall and winter months, I usually cover my topknot with a watch cap before I go bed --- hey, I figure that I am spending about one-third of each day in bed, so why not be warm and comfortable (and I very seldom wake up with a head cold or nasal congestion)...
#35 Robert on 2008-12-02 12:58
gloves, thick socks, and scarves are a must!
#36 Amelia on 2008-12-02 13:00
layers are a MUST living in Maine!, and lots of them
#37 Heather B on 2008-12-02 13:09
I actually found my leg warmers from years ago-yes, I'm telling my age. But they are great, and very warm and comfy.
#38 Audrey on 2008-12-02 13:09
I fear that I do NOT stay stylish when cold weather hits. Layer, layer, layer is my motto. (Cuddl Duds help as a bottom layer)
#39 jodi on 2008-12-02 13:11
I use an electric blanket while I sleep at night. During the day I wear leg warmers if it is really cold!
#40 Marilyn Wons on 2008-12-02 13:21
scarves and gloves really keep me warm walking around campus. my favorite warm treat to enjoy during the winter months is hot chocolate with a miniature peppermint stick tossed in :-) the peppermint starts to melt and it is so soothing, warming me right up!!
#41 megan (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 13:22
I stay warm and stylish by carefully choosing one (just one) winter trend to incorporate into my cold-weather look. Sticking with the classics, such as lined pea coats, cashmere gloves, and fur or faux-fur hats and neck-warmers, allows me to incorporate a funky new color or piece into the overall look without looking like I'm trying to hard or looking like I'm not trying at all! This year? A chunky-knit hooded scarf. Shopbop featured a Juicy Couture one in their lookbook and I knew I had to have one! Thankfully I was able to find a quality budget-friendly version at Gap. I can't wait to incorporate it into my winter wardrobe.
#42 Katie on 2008-12-02 13:29
Layers and comfy blankets is what I use out here in Oklahoma. Our weather is crazy. They say just wait 5 minutes and it will change if you dont like
#43 Stacey Shehorn on 2008-12-02 13:29
I like to layer. A few key pieces mixed in with more budget-friendly items and you're good. Colorful scarves and vests are particular favorites.
#44 Angie P. on 2008-12-02 13:31
I live in MI so dressing warm is necessary. The challenge is dressing warm with style. Snazzy hat and scarf's usually does the trick. All winter long I imagine I'm in a warm tropical place while outside, this usually gets me through.
#45 Andrea on 2008-12-02 13:35
lots of wood.
#46 Vergie on 2008-12-02 13:35
warm coat,cashmere sweaters,fur lined gloves,knee socks,and always thermal underwear.
#47 Anna Garris on 2008-12-02 13:38
It is expensive to stay stylish in winter..but I
buy some coats and scrafs during after Xmas sale.
At home, we keep fire place on..
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#48 hetal g on 2008-12-02 13:42
I try to stay warm and stylish by wearing a lot of cute and fun sweater and great scarves. I love leather gloves and I have recently purchased the black leather biker gloves which are comfortable, but very stylish.
#49 Tangie on 2008-12-02 13:51
I try and buy classic pieces that may be a little expensive at first, but will be in style and last a LONG time! And it IS all about the layering! I also LOVE my Steve Madden black boots that I bought 2 years ago and wear as often as possible!

Thanks for a great giveaway!!
#50 Dara Nix on 2008-12-02 13:53
I stay stylish and warm by wearing long sweaters, skinny jeans and boots. Also funky scarves and gloves.
#51 Chantal on 2008-12-02 13:53
I wear two or three layers.
#52 Anne D on 2008-12-02 13:55
I stay warm and cozy in my Victoria Secret Pink sweats and pink fuzzy sweater.
#53 Christine Plant on 2008-12-02 14:01
I wear a pair of comfy warm sweat pants and a sweatshirt. I also cover up with a blanket when I'm on the couch. When I'm out and about I wear a heavy coat with hat and gloves.
#54 Shilo Beedy (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 14:08
I collect gorgeous shawls and scarfs wherever I travel..nothing like a classy shawl or scarf to brighten and smarten up a wardrobe.
#55 Ronni Fox on 2008-12-02 14:08
I would love to win this gorgeous shawl for my 90-year-old mom. Even though she lives in Florida, she gets very cold at times. Many thx.
#56 susan lee wiener on 2008-12-02 14:09
Cold weather just isn't my favorite and the worst is that our office is always cold. We dress in layers and usually end up even wearing jackets. A scarf is a real necessity and this one would add style as well as warmth.
#57 Betty C on 2008-12-02 14:13
a ton of blankets and hot chocolate
#58 Joy Venters on 2008-12-02 14:17
keeps me so warmand safe.
#58.1 Norma on 2008-12-02 14:29
I stay warm by cuddling with my boyfriend in front of a warm fire! Nothing like old-time romance!
#59 Valerie on 2008-12-02 14:24
Layers, layers,layers and stay home when its really bad outside.
#60 Diane S. on 2008-12-02 14:26
I layer up and when the wind chill is really wicked, I wear a hat even though it wrecks my hair. I hate having cold ears.Brrr! Wow those pashimas are beautiful especially the BlackGold one.

#61 Dixie on 2008-12-02 14:32
I usually use a nice matching set of hat, gloves, and scarf. I layer up and wear fleece or fleece lined clothing items.
#62 Cassandra on 2008-12-02 14:36
I've come pretty close to keeping a blanket at my desk at work, so I don't think I stay too stylish when I'm cold. If I had this item, perhaps I'd do better!
#63 Stephanie on 2008-12-02 14:40
It's all about the blankets! I would rather be at home under a ton of blankets then be out and about in a stylish jacket.
#64 Sheryl Dykes on 2008-12-02 14:43
love my blanket and my fireplace
#65 kathleen haas on 2008-12-02 14:44
How fun! I'm all about layering, lady. Never less than two when it's 20 degrees or less!
#66 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 14:48
I stay warm and stylish during the cold winter months with a double-breasted pea coat with a striking collar and neck line...long leather gloves...skinny denim jeans with a a fitted thermal underneath...and a pair of hot knee high pointy suede buckled boots...and the last essential accessory to my ensemble would be a cashmere shawl wrapped around my neck. =)
#67 MissMandi on 2008-12-02 14:56
Layers, layers and layers, that is the best way to stay warm.
#68 Jodi on 2008-12-02 15:14
I stay warm by layering most everything with under armer under most of my clothes. The nice part is, it sucks in and gives me a nice shape yunder my clothes :-)

Then I top it off with a cute hat / scarf / glove set :-)
#69 Tracy on 2008-12-02 15:16
Just a good scarf, coat and gloves
#70 Dan on 2008-12-02 15:33
Its all about layers.....also have many option of colors for scarf/hats.
#71 John on 2008-12-02 15:42
Layers... lots and lots of layers! I love scarves, shawls, cardigans, etc, etc.
#72 Marnie on 2008-12-02 15:44
I stay warm with a comfy fleece jacket and gloves but not necessarily to stylish. Would love to win this!
#73 Stephanie V. on 2008-12-02 15:46
A lot of layers! And as far as accesories go...gloves, a scarf around my neck, a cute knit hat covering my ears and and thick thick socks with warm boots!
#74 Brittany Weber on 2008-12-02 16:11
What a beautiful shawl. I live in Minnesota so we have LOTS of cold. Be nice to win it
#75 Janet on 2008-12-02 16:17
Anything cashmere works for me. It is so warm and so very soft, life can not be better.
#76 diana lindeman on 2008-12-02 16:27
I am very proud of my collection of scarves and shawls and I love to drape them to keep the cold from creeping through the collar of my wool coat. Layers, of course, are a necessity. I also find I'm warmest when I keep my ears shielded from the wind. A cute beret solves my issues, and keeps me stylish.
#77 Daria on 2008-12-02 16:28
Cold weather is relative. In the desert, we can feel cold when it is around 50 degrees. (This adjustment of body thermostat probably helps us get through the summer inferno.) In the winter, I may wear a sweater or a jacket or a shawl & hat. Even if it were cold enough for gloves, they have been long misplaced and I'd "suffer" out the momentary chill. Hey, sometimes the chill feels nice when I remember the long summer. Thank you!
#78 Jjean on 2008-12-02 16:29
I stay warm by layering my clothes. I also won't go without a scarf and gloves. This shawl is so pretty. Love the color too. Thanks for this giveaway.
#79 Margaret Smith on 2008-12-02 16:30
layering clothing and keeping my head covered, drinking lots of hot tea also helps.
#80 pamela on 2008-12-02 17:04
Sipping hot cocoa next to my woodstove...wearing a plush robe & slippers.
#81 B. Johnson on 2008-12-02 17:05
It's all about learning to layer. But also I take advantage of winter to break out the brooches!
#82 Kate on 2008-12-02 17:13
I would love to cozy up in one of these! Love the greeen color.
#83 Deb on 2008-12-02 17:24
I probably am less stylish the more warm! I use a coat w/hood and scarf and hat.
#84 Brenda Segneri on 2008-12-02 17:26
Scarfs, hats and gloves and plenty of layers

#85 Kimberly L on 2008-12-02 17:27
Last year I got a wonderful lined leather coat,it's super snazzy.
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#86 Kayte on 2008-12-02 17:31
I love scarves. Also, anything leather.
#87 Joyce Jacobs on 2008-12-02 17:34
I only recently started wearing a scarf. It's in a cute pink, plaid design and oh-so-soft~ I wear it with my wool pea coat (with the scarf kinda poofed out in an ascot fashion) and either my black/purple magic gloves or black Thinsulate gloves.
#88 Vicky H. on 2008-12-02 17:35
I have a cute knitted hat, short leather gloves and a light cashmere scarf that I wrap around my neck when going out.
Indoors, I often don a soft, long sleeve sweater and invisibly layer with knee high socks.
I'm sure this shawl goes much further in keeping you warm, simply because it has more material than the traditional scarf.
#89 Steph G. (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 17:43
As a high school teacher I have to stay pretty wrapped up so I like to wear classy turtlenecks with chunky necklaces, pencil skirts, cute warm tights with knee-high boots. The look keeps me warm and definitely looks professional.
#90 Kelley Y on 2008-12-02 17:46
The key is layers.
#91 Kathy Scott on 2008-12-02 17:47
good warm coat
#92 christopher h on 2008-12-02 17:57
It is a challenge to stay warm and stylish during the height of the winter months, and I especially feel it in the northeast where we live. Purchasing one really nice pair of boots that is not only going to keep your feet warm and dry, but also looks chic and stylish is a really great investment to make. Also, purchase winter coat that comes to about the top of your knees that is perhaps a wool plaid or tweed. I have a really nice one that has a cool wide belt and this coat is so warm and so versatile that I can wear it with jeans or easily wear it with dress slacks or a skirt or dress. The coat is urban chic and so classic that even though I paid more than I wanted for it, I will be able to wear it for the next several years. Invest in a couple of really nice signature items and they will keep you warm and looking fabulous through the rough winter weather. I also love berets. I think they are classic, feminine, and very stylish and keep the warmth from leaving your pretty little head! Keep warm everyone, and Happy Holidays!
#93 Joanna Smith on 2008-12-02 18:01
I snuggle up with my dogs.
#94 Rebecca Snodgrass on 2008-12-02 18:05
going tanning, staying under an electric blanket, drinking hot tea and hot chocolate. wearing sweatshirts, sweat pants and sock. finally, making good use of thermal glove liners, shoe liners and thermal underwear.
#95 Kelly Jones on 2008-12-02 18:05
I keep a throw blanket on both our sofas
#96 Cynthia on 2008-12-02 18:13
I am very blessed to have a stylish coat made by my parents. My father wove the dark aqua colored fabric out of wool on his large loom and my mother cut, stitched and assembled the coat for me to wear. I get many compliments on in. I can't tell you how awesome it is to have the parents I have. They are so active at ages 74 and 81, and I will stay warm and stylish for many winters to come - thanks to them. However, the shawl would be a great addition to the look! :-)
#97 Paula Bhagyam on 2008-12-02 18:13
Warm gloves are a must and lined make it better. I always make a point to claim a seat next to the fireplace at home. And a soft blanket to cover up with tops it off!
#98 Melissa on 2008-12-02 18:16
I live in Canada, but it doesn't get cold where I live!......think Seattle with a little less rain and a bit warmer!

I like to layer and I like to wear different scarves etc. as I find they give you a fresh look and definitely a colour boost!

#98.1 Anne on 2008-12-02 18:22
Well, for many a year, it's been several sets of silk long underwear that kept and keep me warm and the thermostat at a budget setting!
#99 Patricia Oates on 2008-12-02 18:25
Cashere is the way to go to keep me warm. I would love this for the cool months. I get a ear ache all the time and would wear this around my heard when I go for my walk. Thanks
#100 Cynthia Hagood on 2008-12-02 18:31
Living in Wisconsin it gets really cold and we are getting a snow storm tonight and I sure could use that wrap. I stay warm by warming up by the fire place.
#101 Amanda Stauffer on 2008-12-02 18:40
Thank goodness layering clothes is still in style! This is how I stay warm over the winter.
#102 Elaine R on 2008-12-02 18:48
That green is GORGEOUS. I happen to look particularly good in rich, hunter greens. :-P

In Baltimore, it can get pretty bitterly cold and wet--nothing like something soft and warm to take the edge off.
#103 Alyssa on 2008-12-02 18:50
I love vintage. There are some great vintage wool coat finds out there and nothing is warmer then wool.

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#104 TracieA on 2008-12-02 18:52
Well, I don't stay warm and stylish, at least not at the same time - that's why I need to win this!
#105 Susan on 2008-12-02 18:54
As several others have said, layers are important. I prefer multiple thin to medium weight layers, with silk or cotton next to the skin and cashmere or merino for the outer layer(s). Of course, the most stylish finish would be this fabulous Pashmina shawl with a coordinating beret and gloves. ;-)
#106 Amy Brinkley on 2008-12-02 18:57
I keep warm with my cashmere shawl! I'm wearing it now. Only thing is, it's old & falling apart.
#107 Martha Payne on 2008-12-02 19:10
We just had our first big snow. Big warms coats and boots are not very stylish, but the only way to stay warm. I sure could use this wrap when sitting around the fireplace at night. It's a time when I can entice my husband. Firelight is so romantic!
#108 Jane Marie (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 19:13
It is all about the layering. I especially like pairing one bright item, like a scarf or gloves, with my black coat. It makes the winter season a little less dreary and keeps me looking stylish while keeping warm.
#109 Kelly F (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 19:17
I sleep with one dog and two cats!
#110 Sarah on 2008-12-02 19:24
Layers, Layers here in Florida. It will be freezing cold in the morning and then warm in the afternoons. I love the winter accessories, hats, scarves, gloves and toe socks :-)
#111 Amanda on 2008-12-02 19:27
cable knit sweaters and cozy jeans
#112 Laura G on 2008-12-02 19:29
I stay warm my wrapping up in a nice red plaid blanket.
#113 Sue Farrell on 2008-12-02 19:32
I have several coats in different colors and love scarves.
#114 Pamela Brigance on 2008-12-02 19:57
I keep warm fuzzy slippers by the front door so my toes never have the chance to get cold.
#115 Shannon on 2008-12-02 20:01
I use a sweater and move pretty fast so I don't get too cold!
#116 Mary Graves (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 20:07
I live in Florida so stylish sweaters do it for me. Thanks for the contest!
#117 Cherie J on 2008-12-02 20:09
I alway wear a great hat. I love them and most body heat escapes from the top of your head so winter is my time to shine.
#118 MARILOUISE on 2008-12-02 20:12
I have a scarf and hat that I knitted myself.
#119 Katherine Frazier on 2008-12-02 20:23
Start off with silk thermals on bottom and top, a light shirt under a sweater, and a good coat with a good-looking scarf to cover your head.
#120 Gaye McGill on 2008-12-02 20:28
Me being in style went out the door years ago.
Now it's more for comfort and warmth
and this shawl would help living in the Rocky mts.
#121 Lisa L. on 2008-12-02 20:28
Easiest way to stay warm and stylish? Live in Florida! Here we need to wear sweaters INDOORS to deal with the ice cold air conditioning. Oh, how I would love the shawl, though!
#122 Angela Palmer (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 20:31
I'm a college student, so I try to get on campus really early in the morning and camp out in the library, only scurrying outside to go to class. What can I say, I'm a nerd. I try to stay classy with my around the head ear-muffs, they are adjustable and make my hair look pulled-up, even when it's not!
#123 Antonina (Homepage) on 2008-12-02 20:36
I live in Florida so lightweight wraps are all that are usually necessary. The shawl you are giving away would be gorgeous to wear. We layer sometimes in the coldest times of the year because it may start out cold but by midday it is warm.
#124 Betty Nations on 2008-12-02 20:43
My favorite combo is a thick fleecy sweater underneath a vest with a hoodie. Long tights to layer up underneath those jeans are a must in Chicago winter!
When I head out, the scarf, the hat, the earmuffs, and the gloves all peek out from underneath a puffy yet warm coat, generally with faux fur lining on the hood. And of course, can't forget to put on those boots over the jeans (I like mine to measure up to the mid-calves).
=) how I'd love to give my mom a pashmina shawl for the holidays!
#125 Sarah on 2008-12-02 20:44
We're getting out of town and going to florida then a caribbean cruise. That'll be a way to keep warm.
#126 ky2here on 2008-12-02 20:46
I really like the Sunshine Yellow pashmina shawl. To stay warm - layers are key. long sleeved shirts over cami, vest, jacket, hat, gloves, and of course, a pashmina shawl. Thanks for this chance.
#127 ELSIE MANGERI on 2008-12-02 20:55
There is nothing better than a fire to keep warm in the winter. While outside, scarf, hat, gloves, long johns, etc are a must!
#128 ColleenM on 2008-12-02 21:16
Layers, layers, layers! Harder to pull off than it'd seem, of course--no one likes looking any bulkier than necessary. For me, bright colored winter accessories are a must. I tend to keep to neutrals for coats (black pea coat, black 3/4 wool coat, silvery-grey puffy jacket) for ease of coordination, so I live for splashes of cheery color in my gloves, scarves, and hats. I also like layering scarves, throwing in a pashmina with a long skinny scarf and a thick knit one. :-) They keep me almost as warm as a big cup of steaming hot chocolate does!
#129 Alexandra on 2008-12-02 21:25
The winter wind cuts right through you in Kansas. According to their website, "Every pashmina shawl at Pashmina International is genuine Cashmere and Silk, giving you both cosy warmth and soft comfort. None of our shawls contain viscose or other synthetics." The emerald color is gorgeous.
#130 Marcia on 2008-12-02 21:26
I have several shawls, sweaters, sweatshirts and cozy socks that I layer or unlayer as the need arises.
#131 Tonya Froemel on 2008-12-02 21:27
I wear large heavy sweaters, I never get too warm so I really don't need layers, I drape one of those shawls over my sweater andi am lookin good.
#132 Dolores Olsen on 2008-12-02 21:29
Staying warm AND stylish is tricky, but can be acheived easier by wearing multiple thin layers. I also think an attractive, streamlined coat will do wonders to solve the issue of bulky outerwear.
#133 Carrie on 2008-12-02 21:31
I find that layering keeps me warmest. I start with a thin wool or silk liner and then my favorite - a warm and cozy cashmere sweater. When in the house, if I'm still chilly, I will add a pashmina or cape around my shoulders.

Thanks for a great prize!
#134 Toby on 2008-12-02 21:39
I have several Pashminas in various colors that I wear around my neck or shoulders to keep me warm.
#135 Amy L on 2008-12-02 21:40
A warm woolen sweater usually does it for me.
#136 Albert on 2008-12-02 21:41
I layer a lot, and buy a new and cool pair of gloves each season. Would love to win this shawl. Thanks for the giveaway.
#137 Debra F on 2008-12-02 21:41
For me, it's a set of fleeces with two windproof/waterproof shells and a wind resistant/waterproof ski parka. That way I can mix and match depending on how bad the weather is.
#138 Jessica on 2008-12-02 21:43
Sweaters and jeans for me.
#139 Marcia Goss on 2008-12-02 21:50
Accessories! I have at least two sets to go with each jacket. A cute beret or snood instantly updates any coat. Mittens and gloves for any occasion are also essential.
#140 Alanna on 2008-12-02 21:52
sweaters are number one for me! the cold is not my friend!

#141 Addrienne Mertens on 2008-12-02 22:01
Layers in NC. You just add scarfs and hats
#141.1 Debijo on 2008-12-02 22:24
I love wearing boots in winter. They keep my feet warm and dry. Plus I think that boots are very fashionable!
#142 Sandra on 2008-12-02 22:26
I ride a Harley and I use heated gear under my leather jacket. When I'm not riding, I wear a Harley jacket and leather gloves.
#143 Kelly Ann T. on 2008-12-02 22:29
I stay warm by living in Florida- it's easier to be stylish when you don't have to wear a parka!
#144 Leslie Price on 2008-12-02 22:30
All you need a great basic black wool coat, a fabulous array of colorful scarves and you're set!
#145 Lindsay on 2008-12-02 22:36
Living in the North East has taught me the beauty of layering my clothes. Plus I really love good hot chocolate and coffee.
#146 elizabeth p on 2008-12-02 22:38
I'm always losing gloves, or perhaps I should say "a glove" so I look for the cheapest pair I can find that look decent. My newest pair was $3 at Wal-mart, but they're purple, which is my favorite color, and they're warm!
#147 Auriette on 2008-12-02 22:39
I stay warm and stylish (haha) by wearing a navy pea coat!
#148 Christina G. on 2008-12-02 22:48
Wow. What a beautiful shawl
#149 K. Lyons on 2008-12-02 22:55
I live in Houston, TX and our winters here are usually short and warmish. But there are days when I appreciate my comfy coat that I pair with one of my scarf and glove sets. By the way, I love Pashmina International. So glad to find it!
#150 Kathryn Howell on 2008-12-02 22:58
In NC weather it is layers on and layers off.
#151 Elizabeth Howard on 2008-12-02 23:02
I wear layers as well, with turtlenecks, scarves, and my favorite fleece hat. :-)
#152 Trang on 2008-12-02 23:09
I'm a NY'er transplanted in VA, so we have cool nights here. The trick is layers topped off with a trendy (but cozy) overcoat and some stylish boots!
#153 tanya wilson on 2008-12-02 23:09
My lovely gloves from Luvaria Ulisses.
#154 Rita S on 2008-12-02 23:11
I absolutely love the softness of cashmere, but don't have any garment now. Layers of soft clothes work in our midwest winters. Thanks so much! [email protected]
#155 Sandra on 2008-12-02 23:13
I wear layers of pretty clothes with pretty accessories.
#156 Michelle H. on 2008-12-02 23:22
I have to dress in layers during the winter. I live in Louisiana and it can get pretty cold here sometimes. We had frost last night and I was misearable since I can't stand cold weather.
With layering clothes, I can just peel one off at a time when it warms up.
These are great looking scarfs and I know one of these beauties would keep me warm.
#157 Susan Ledet on 2008-12-02 23:33
I live in Tx so its not to cold here, I can just layer and wear cute heals or boots.
#158 chastidy v on 2008-12-02 23:35
I layer- t-shirts then a jacket or a sweater
#159 Vicki Wurgler on 2008-12-02 23:51
Drink hot chocolate, it raises your core temperature and that helps.
#160 Christie on 2008-12-02 23:57
stayin in CA,my idea of winter dressing is not very rugged . a cashmere pullover or cardigan usually from old navy teamed up with a silk scarf and skinny jeans is usually what i go for.
some days when it"s too cold,i go for a peacoat with boot cut jeans and a good set of woollen scarf and gloves.
#161 akshima jain on 2008-12-03 00:11
The ever-classic tweed :-)
#162 Leigh Nichols on 2008-12-03 00:23
I prefer a wool coat in winter, with a matching scarf and gloves. I hate being too bundled up though!
#163 Brandy on 2008-12-03 00:26
I stay warm by drinking loads of tea and wearing clothes in layers.
#164 Sand on 2008-12-03 00:28
style for oklahoma= 1 layer long johns[girly] jeans, pretty blouse, long coat& hot coco.a cashmere shall would top this look off,don't ya think? happy holidays.
#165 della on 2008-12-03 00:32
I'm so old now, wearing it inside seems like a good option this wife would really like it(since I turn the heat down to low she says...)
It looks like an Irish color to me
Thanks and good luck to all.
#166 john kennedy on 2008-12-03 00:34
I love my wool socks! I even wear a pair to bed. If your feet are warm and toasty the rest of you is good to go.
#167 Tabitha on 2008-12-03 00:40
The bets way to stay warm is having hubby close by
#168 valerie mabrey on 2008-12-03 01:11
Sunny California lets me get away with less and lighter layers but I pile on fashionable and stylish accessories such as colorful scarves, hats, boots and gloves.
#169 Raha on 2008-12-03 01:15
I wear layers to keep warm. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely item.
#170 Carol Blevins on 2008-12-03 01:24
I don't own anything cashmere but I would live too!~!
#171 connie s. on 2008-12-03 01:31
In the rainy pacific northwest, I keep myself warm (and dry) by layering, then tucking my pants in a pair of heeled rain boots, wrap my neck with soft scarf, slip into some gloves and a pocket sized umbrella. When I'm at home, I'll slip into some thermal pj's and toesocks nestled in my chair with a cup of tea and a wonderful novel.
#172 Sony on 2008-12-03 01:35
Mix-n-match! I try to keep everything in the same color scheme, so I always match :-)
#173 Green Yak (Homepage) on 2008-12-03 01:48
I wear my micro mini and sun dresses is always sunny Phoenix, AZ where the weather is always beautiful everyday in the winter.
#174 David Bertolo on 2008-12-03 02:00
I am a pure magnet for scarves, and tights as well. Im in Boston and I cannot live without these wonderful accessories. It definitely adds an extra dose of awesome to have them be fashionable! Thank you for the opportunity to win this shawl!
#175 Alka on 2008-12-03 02:16
I usually wear my green coat with cream
cashmere gloves and scarf.
#176 Kathy L on 2008-12-03 02:53
My friend knit me a beautiful warm hat that would go perfectly with this wonderful scarf. Thanks for the contest.
#177 Sarah Lehan on 2008-12-03 03:03
my coat is 17 years old... still keeps me warm though.
#178 Stephen Saunders (Homepage) on 2008-12-03 03:12
It gets cold here and I wear thermals
under my clothes,down coat,scarfs,
wool socks,a beanie and boots.I
like to stay warm.Cashmere is very
warm.Please enter me and thanks
#179 Charlene Kuser on 2008-12-03 03:49
I find that layering keeps me warmest. I also have two nice coats that have nice gloves in the pockets and a mohair scarf around the neck. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!
#180 Suanne Giddings on 2008-12-03 03:57
Warm, purple boots (plum color)
#181 Kacy on 2008-12-03 03:57
Living in southern Colorado we never know what we are getting on a winter's day. When I am not having a hotflash, I am in layers--avoiding the flannel lumberjack look!--a western wear slinky is under all of it, with a hoodie over that and topped off in dead winter with my long dramtic black Mr. Scrooge overcoat! complete the look with a custom western hat and some fitted leather gloves.
#182 Tonya Sipple on 2008-12-03 03:57
I wear a light hooded sweat jacket unless it's real cold then wear a warm sweater underneath. i" m warm blooded:) ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry!:-)
#183 Janet on 2008-12-03 04:05
I layer and make sure to wear houseshoes that are cute when I'm inside. :-)
#184 Kristi Gilleland on 2008-12-03 04:05
On our winter walks I wear warm boots and lined jeans.
#185 Connie G on 2008-12-03 04:07
I'm not one to talk about style, but...
I also layer - I do have plenty of beautiful
sweaters to wear. And warm coats and plenty
of gloves and scarves
#186 Jean F on 2008-12-03 05:26
I take lots of hot baths and wear double layer socks
#186.1 jennifer gersch on 2008-12-03 05:31
I choose a new hat to wear every winter. I learned long ago when I was skiing that a hat is essential to keep warm. Might as well look good while being warm!
#187 Marcia on 2008-12-03 05:36
it's all about the layering. i used to think that layering would just make me look fat. what i discovered is if you do it right you look HOT and feel toasty warm. If it gets to warm you just slip down to the layer that makes you most comfortable. simple really
#188 Catherine copeland on 2008-12-03 05:51
When its really cold out I keep warm with a stylist down jacket and of course with a cashmere scarf and hat. Need those leather gloves though.
#189 Lynn H on 2008-12-03 06:24
I always make sure I have a stylish coat and boots since that's what people see most in the winter months. Layering helps indoors. Thanks for the giveaway.
#190 Cynthia C on 2008-12-03 06:30
I got a nice new coat and some new boots, that should help, thanks.
#191 Laura on 2008-12-03 06:51
i don't... need something like this
#192 ralph mcgahagin on 2008-12-03 06:52
Don't know how stylish it is but I generally layer to stay warm. The shawl is absolutely gorgeous though, now that is stylish. Thanks
#193 Ruthann Rhodes on 2008-12-03 07:25
I live in Portland where it is cold and wet, so it is very much about layers. Layers are good because for most of the Fall/Winter it isn't super cold and if you were walking outside for a long time you might get warm, but like the entire cloud and humidity deprived west coast it gets pretty cold at night. Also layers are good to take off if they get too wet without sacrificing all of your warmth. Because it is rainy I usually opt for tall boots, jeans, cami, cardigan, scarf and jacket. Sometimes earmuffs for all of that cold wet air blowing past them.
#194 Jessie on 2008-12-03 07:37
I've been finding new ways to layer that look hip and cute. For a less casual look I have been using the more modern looking print pashminas and shawls that are really nice and even look good with jeans after work.
#195 Lmay on 2008-12-03 07:44
I have tons of sweaters in different colors and patterns with matching earrings for each. Plus I have a great new jacket with matching gloves.
#196 Tracey Byram on 2008-12-03 07:58
I love to wear my sweaters and boots. They look so good. And a nice black stylish coat. You have it made.
#197 chris swan on 2008-12-03 08:31
I love pashminas. I'm a scarf freak :o).
Question-- I am 5'2" and have been trying to look for a chic black pea coat at an affordable price... you think it would be easy, but it's not. I can't rock a trench, and I'm not a fan of very short pea coats (the 23" and longer range is preferred). Any suggestions?
#198 Claudia on 2008-12-03 08:38
I found that basic fall colors such as brown and green works well. I layer with tops, pants, sweater and coat along with a stylish pair of boots. Of course I have to have a hat, scarf and gloves.
#199 Veronica Garrett on 2008-12-03 08:41
I wear bright color scarves! just love them , they make even the darkest days a little brighter!
#200 cynthia on 2008-12-03 08:45
I live in PA so it gets pretty cold. I stay warm thanks to scarfs, gloves and hats. I love buying new ones all time.
#201 jessica l on 2008-12-03 08:51
I have a heated blanket I just can't live w/out!
#202 Denyse on 2008-12-03 08:54
I stay warm at home by wearing my thick fluffy housecoat; it take the chill off. Thank you for the great contest!
#203 Christine on 2008-12-03 08:56
It gets cold here in the Northeast and layered clothing is a must to stay warm. I would wrap that scarf right around me an be toasty
#204 Patti Sherman on 2008-12-03 09:04
Make sure to wear at least earmuffs on my head in the really cold weather. A hat might smash up your hair too much but it's surprising how much keeping ears warm helps.
#205 G Wolff on 2008-12-03 09:16
Two basics: layers and hats. I even wear a knit hat indoors sometimes rather than turn on the heat!
#206 Tobster on 2008-12-03 09:18
It doesn't get cold hear for long, but when it does, I break out the gloves, hats, and layers my clothes.
#207 Lori C. on 2008-12-03 09:21
I live in the South. If it gets cold I throw on a sweatshirt.
#208 Audrey on 2008-12-03 09:40
I live in NE PA in an area called the Endless Mountains. It is much colder up here due to the elevation. I have learned that layers are the key. I also swear by my Columbia parka. I have Columbia Bugaboos that match my parka and are good for temps of up to 20 below. Add a scarf, gloves and a hat for the best results and you will be warm.
#209 Melanie Diehl on 2008-12-03 09:43
I wear a suede jacket.
#210 Donna Kozar on 2008-12-03 09:46
Like so many commenters before me, the key to staying warm for me is layers, lots and lots of layers. Hopefully they are fashionable layers. The cashmere shaw would make a wonderful layer over my winter wool coat.
#211 Victoria on 2008-12-03 09:47
The Classic White Pashmina shawl would be a good start to dressing fashionably in winter--layering with matching accessories dresses up a plain winter coat. Thanks for the giveaway.
#212 Aletha Hendrickson on 2008-12-03 09:50
I'm not sure if I'm fashionable or not with my various sweaters and hoodies. Every once in a while, when it's colder than a polar bear booty, I don an awesome plaid wool coat.
#213 Heather C on 2008-12-03 10:05
I stay warm and stylish during the cold winter months with a nice thick jacket I got from H & M.
#214 Lily Kwan on 2008-12-03 10:09
I have a great pair of boots. They look good with jeans or cords but just a cute with a skirt and dressy shirt.
#215 Paula H on 2008-12-03 10:14
Scarves, gloves, and tights.
#216 Stacy on 2008-12-03 10:25
I love hoodies. I know they aren't always fashionable, but some stores like Maurices carry really cute, warm ones that are slightly fitted. Fitted is key, in my opinion. I do love coats, though and tend to buy a new one each year. How I dress for cold weather varies with my mood!
PS-However you dress for winter, stay warm!!
#217 Nicole D on 2008-12-03 10:28
I come from India and have lived in the States on the east coast for the last 15 years. I have a lovely collection of shawls from India that I use all the time during winters - best way to keep warm. The only color missing from my collection is green :-).

I read the BudgetBabe regularly and enjoy all the posts and comments. Keep up the good work!
#218 Arthi on 2008-12-03 10:29
I bought a black down jacket that isn't overly bulky and I think looks flattering. It's really warm too.
#219 Jennifer M on 2008-12-03 10:38
It's not cold here that often, and when it is I just wear my jacket and dash for the door! It gets bad if I have to wait! A scarf would be a luxury, and in a punchy color, too!
#220 Art B on 2008-12-03 10:42
I wear a topcoat and use a scarf o keep my neck warm.
#221 Walter on 2008-12-03 10:55
My style -- summer or winter -- is to act like, however I look, that's exactly the way I want to look. It's surprising how easy it is to get away with stuff that way. I would love to win this shawl; it's beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.
#222 sito on 2008-12-03 10:59
a long sweater and one of my husband's hat.
#223 Vicky Boackle on 2008-12-03 11:10
When I was going through chemo, I was always colder than anyone else in the house. I find warm slippers and a warm hat are very helpful. I also made a pair of knitted sleeves (elbow to hand) that help take the chill off.

I can just picture my redheaded daughter in this lovely green shawl - sure hope I win it!
#224 Elizabeth Ray on 2008-12-03 11:41
Beautiful colors for hat,gloves and socks keep me warm and in style.
#225 Deborah Osterman on 2008-12-03 12:04
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