Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ties, the Bow Kind

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

13 comments:

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

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  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. ;)

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  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

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

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

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  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. :)

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

    cute & little

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  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!

    www.stethandstilettos.blogspot.com

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

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  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 :)

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  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 :)

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  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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