When the chill of autumn causes your thong sandals to run for cover, but your wool sweaters are still hibernating in your drawer, turn to one of Fall's most eclectic and expansive accessories: the scarf.

Whether wrapped around your shoulders to block out the cold or tied around your waist to perk up that tired pair of jeans, scarves are a relatively inexpensive, stylish, and versatile addition to your wardrobe. They come in oodles of colors, prints, materials, shapes, and weaves; some have fringe, some have beading, and you'd be amazed at the places you can find to wear them.

Scarves are great for adding a little color to a bland or monochromatic outfit, improving a bad hair day, or cozying up your neck. Fringed and crocheted scarves work well when tied to one side around your waist with the tassels dancing happily at your thigh. Scarves like these also substitute as necklaces for a fun, casual, vintage look.

For a fraction of the cost, scarves are a sure way to create style. And with so many varieties, it can be a style all your own. Get wrapped up in the possiblities.

Name Elaine Tseng

Class 2003

College Hotel

Major Finance

What one word describes your style?


Who or what do you look to for personal inspiration?

Something that gives me energy.

What's your major source for style?

I buy all kinds of stuff. Some expensive, some really cheap like at a flea market. It doesn't matter as long as it's a mixture of styles that other people don't have.

What's hot?

Leather and scarves.

What's not?

High-heeled boots.

Name Emily Spratt

Class Undefined

College ITD

Major Human Development

What one word describes your style?

Bizarrely eclectic.

Who or what do you look to for personal inspiration?

I look to nature and to myself for inspiration.

What's your major source for style?

Whatever feels good combined with nature and anything that makes you want to start dancing.If you put it on and you feel like a little funky beat jumping inside of you, you've got it.

What's hot?


What's not?

Black pants, c'mon ladies, let's get over this.

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November 30, 2015

Hughes Hall Renovation Plans Reviewed

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Through a planned renovation of Hughes Hall, the University intends to replace the current residence hall for first-year law students with administrative and event spaces.

The renovation, discussed at Tuesday’s City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board meeting, is the second part of a three-phase renovation plan for the Cornell Law School. The first phase, completed last fall, included an addition to Myron Taylor Hall that consisted of underground academic space and a new auditorium.

The remodeling will focus on three new features: enclosing the open-air loggia that currently connects Hughes Hall with Myron Taylor Hall, adding a staircase to the west side of Hughes Hall and repaving the dining terrace by the Fork and Gavel Café, Gilbert Delgado, University architect, told the board.

Inside Hughes Hall, administrative offices and event spaces will be located on the lower floors, while the upper floors will house new offices for the law school’s faculty. The building will no longer maintain its current designation as a residence hall due to the renovation.

Delgado said he hopes to use “architecture that harmonizes [with] what’s there, but that’s also of its time” in Hughes Hall’s redesign.

Though staging and construction will occur away from major thoroughfares, Delgado said there are plans to close the pedestrian walkway that passes between the Fork and Gavel Cafe and Cascadilla Gorge Trail for the remodeling of the dining terrace.

“The intention is to keep this pedestrian walkway open, with an exception of a couple of instances,” Delgado said. “One of these instances is the terrace. Our intention is to try and focus that work in the summer months [so the path isn’t blocked during busy months].”

The Hughes Hall renovation will seek to gain at least Silver certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program from the U.S. Green Building Council. The council awarded the first phase of the renovation with Platinum certification, the highest possible accreditation, last December.

Delgado said preliminary plans for his renovations will be delivered to the board for review in January.