Ties, the Bow Kind

by - Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I picked up this bow tie over Labor Day weekend, thinking it'd be a fun challenge to work into my wardrobe. I love Blair and Khatu's outfits with a bow tie, but the queen title goes to Diane Kruger. She pulls off all these different looks so well, with my favorite* being the one below.

I was "inspired" heavily by her outfit to recreate a more feminized version of my own. Besides this look, I'm thinking of going the traditional route of bow tie over a collared shirt next. Or perhaps even girlier with a bow tie in my hair. If you have any styling ideas, please do share!

Are you a fan of bow ties?

blazer: Express luxury stretch 1-button (similar; similar)
top: H&M tunic blouse (similar; similar)
bow tie: American Eagle (sold here; similar)
ring: Forever 21 faceted faux gemstone (sold here)
flats: Mossimo Desta ballet (similar)

*Diane Kruger image courtesy of InStyle.com

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  1. How cute! I would never in a million year have thought to position the bow tie where you did....great job!

  2. I love the placement of the bow tie! I never would have thought to do that either, but I think it gives the overall outfit a more feminine vibe which is way better than a hipster or school girl one. ;)

  3. this is so adorable! Like the other commenters, I never though to wear a bowtie like this! must steal! :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  4. Oh Cee...you did it again. You always amaze me!

  5. i'm so in LOVE with this! the skirt looks so much better in this outfit than the shorts. *big smile*

  6. So cute! I give you credit, since I have not as of yet grown brave enough to sport a bow-tie...shameful! Also...that skirt is Forever 21? Looks way more expensive from where I'm sitting. :)

  7. oh i love how creative this look is with the bow! i'm definitely gonna have to try that sometime!

    cute & little

  8. Love that bowtie! and love the leatherette skirt. I wonder if F21 still has it...:D Diane Kruger's outfit is cute too, maybe I can squeeze an outfit like that while the weather is still agreeable!


  9. How cute! I definitely like your version better than Diane Kruger's!

  10. Super cute tie - I love this look on you! I would have never thought of that placement. Your photos look so magazine / pictorial-esque! I'm also fascinated with the bow tie but am still trying to find one of the "fluffy" kinds with the tails :)

  11. I would never have considered adding a bowtie to my pile o' accessories, but it looks so cute with your look! Love it and your creativity :)

  12. I've been seeing that Forever 21 skirt everywhere and am really regretting not buying it! You styled it wonderfully. I love your style!


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