Bow Appeal

I am absolutely enamoured with bow-ties, ones that are uniquely styled, tiny in size, or even gigantic!  I've been a bow fan since my childhood. In fact, so much so, that during my tomboy-styled phases as a teen, I'd also try to incorporate a bow somehow! Needless to say, those outfits were youthfully "artistic!"


Despite the frill-thrilled, overly feminine, and very girly whisper that beacons my dress selection when considering all romantic-hued options of the bow, there's a string of thoughts that also come to mind ... be it the affiliation of bows or the stereotypical assumptions and impressions of one who wears bow-ties, especially when being worn by men. 
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But today, bows and bow-ties are donned by anyone and everyone, from diverse social classes, male and female, young, and well-seasoned. They are also produced in a multitude of fabrications and colours. Has the world as we know it become appreciative of the art of the bow? On the contrary, perhaps it's just a statement fashion comeback accessory to wear for some folks!


I am not entirely certain what specifically draws me personally to bows, other than its adorable charm, but it's likely related to the allurement in the folds of the fabric or display of small gatherings that fabric naturally creates when its being knotted and tied. 
Just as a simple garment may look complex when it's draped a certain way, sometimes it's the slightest characteristics of an object that results in our fondness, thus becoming timeless in our styling. Occasionally we make these objects special or ornate, tailoring it to fit our personal wardrobe. 


This is an outfit that marries a few elements in fashion that I particularly love: pin-tucks, silk, black, bows and stripes, and more recently the colour of pink!


The spirit of the mood:  Let's just say it's a feminine look taking a walk with androgyny... falling into a pattern that ran into ... a hint of colour. 
I love how this photo came out, it looks like I'm floating. 

The goods: Satin (thistle style) bow-tie & white Bow-Ladyofashion, Skirt-deconstructed from a dress-Ladyofashion, Glitter heels-DIY, Silk sheer menswear-styled blouse-F21, Black tank-H&M.

*Further reading:  about the bow-tie, and here!
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48 comments

  1. I love the bow! cute!

    krissykreates.blogspot.com

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  2. I think bows have this "cute" and feminine effect on us!
    I like your look...especially the face that you matched the shoes with the fuchsia bow!

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  3. Bows are indeed feminine and lady like.. just like you my friend. I love the last photo too. 

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  4. Courtney Thomas10 November, 2011

    That last photo is awesome - and I love the cute bows!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle10 November, 2011

    LOVE bows! And that last shot where you are 'floating' is great!

    xo Mary Jo
    http://on-pch.com

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  6. Wow, you're really floating, cool! :)

    I like the bows, I haven't seen them like this before!

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  7. I love the whole look!

    When I was younger I used to call my mom the "bow monster" as she was always adding giant bows to my hair...  

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  8. Bows are such a classic bit of whimsy. Love them. Well done with the stripes/pink combo in this post.

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  9. I love your pink heels and striped skirt :)

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  10. Chic 'n Cheap Living11 November, 2011

    I love the look of bows and the coordination between your sweater and belt are perfect!

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  11. Oh to Be a Muse11 November, 2011

    honestly, this is one of the cutest ways i've seen anyone wear a bow. the pink sheen and the black and white skirt--perfection hun!

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  12. Love the bows and so adorable!!!

    xoxo

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  13. aww, thanks Cheryl that's so sweet. I LOVE bows so much. -xo

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  14. Thank you Tara. Wishing you a lovely weekend. 

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  15. you are so right about bows, i still love a dandy looking man wearing a bow tie in a very sophisticated way! love what you did with the bows, you have made it look fun and oh do i love those shoe s

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  16. haha, the "bow monster" I love it! My mother used to dress my little sister and I as twins, I hated it, especially since we look NOTHING alike. Parents!  :) 

    Thanks! 

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  17. he photo turned out so weird, but I loved it so I kept it into the mix! Thanks Madeline! -xx

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  18. Aren't they? Just simply love the bows ...  sigh!

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  19. Hi there,
     Welcome to my blog. Glad that you liked the bows as well. :) Thanks!

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  20. the bows are ADORABLE! i'm always a sucker for bows  - on anything... blouses, shoes, bags, gloves, hair....

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  21. The color of your shoes is fantastic!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks so much. I am with you.. love them as well!

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  23. I agree. Thanks Anna!
     Hope you enjoyed your birthday~ Hugs!

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  24. :-) Thanks dear. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  25. Magnificent look hun, very girly and pretty! Love all fuchsia details! Have a gorgeous weekend!! kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  26. Bowties are my all time have accessory so much more classy than a tie and   no one really wears them, at least where I am they don't.

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  27. it is an adorable shirt...bows are definitely so cute now!

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  28. That is such a great outfit - I'm not a bow person, but you have me convinced! Bows are such a fun & cute way to jazz up a look.

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  29. GlamKitten8814 November, 2011

    Your shoes are super adorable!  The hot pink jumps out at me.  Your top is absolutely perfect.  Those bows are craziness!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  30. too cute sweets!!  can't wait to see if you try the shoes :)

    xoxo, aimeewww.swellmayde.com

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  31. you're so creative! I love your DIY bows and heels. I like this back and white ensemble too, the pink accents are so cute and fun. You look sassy!

    mongsmythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  32. Thanks hun! xx Hope that you enjoyed your weekend.

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  33. Sick By Trend14 November, 2011

    Fantastic skirt :D

    xxwww.sickbytrend.com

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  34. aw very cute!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  35. Sweet Veloso14 November, 2011

    you never fail to impress me with your DIY's darling... I love the bow top and you look so cute.... I love the candy colored bow and your pink shoes...

    I miss you...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens
    @mistytewest

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  36. ooh I love your pink shoes! this is cuute :D

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  37. Thank you so much. They are indeed alot of fun to wear. -xxoo

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  38. Yes , I agree bow-ties are so classy. Pity that you don't see them much in your area, it's always a treat when I spot them around the city. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  39. Hi gorgeous how are you? Miss you too! Thanks so much. You know I love a good DIY, hehe... Glad that you liked them too! xxoo -hugs.

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  40. You look gorgeous! I love this outfit!

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  41. Bowties are so much fun! Totally understand why you are enamored by them!


    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

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  42. Gorgeous! I love the bow with the outfit. And I totally want those heels now!








    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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