By the By: The Forgotten Top

Fashion Tales Bow-tie
Summer inspires me to be a bit more causal with my clothing than normal. Often with seasonal change it encourages me to analyse items from my closet that have not received much wear throughout the year.

This printed gathered-neck top was one of those items that I acquired years ago. I'm certain when I purchased it I was contemplating whether or not the top would get plenty of wearing moments. But, no! I only wore the top once and kept it I suppose, because it was different from many other casual tops that I possessed.

So, I decided to go for a pink, grey, and black combination (although at first glance the outfit seemed too dark), however an easy bow adornment was the perfect addition to set a more colourful and playful tone. 
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I'm off to several engagements in the next few weeks that will likely need easy fashion fixes or special occasion attire: weddings, visiting family, summer gatherings with friends, and work related events. This outfit was fitting to prepare for the agenda ahead. 
All of this packing and planning had left me exhausted, therefore the only garments that I wanted to wear over the weekend were comfortable ones. And there's nothing like knitwear to give you exactly that!

Do you have any items that you've acquired over the years and haven't worn much at all? Perhaps you love the item more now than you did when it was initially bought? Share!

Wishing you a lovely week!


The goods: Printed top-H&M, Clutch-DIY/Ladyofashion, Knit skirt-Express, Sandals-AE, Bow-Ladyofashion, Leather dull-to-daring cuff-DIY
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63 comments

  1. Love the bow!! So cute Madison.

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  2. I think the top is adorable!   I love when I rediscover a piece that excites me more the second time around than it did the first.  

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  3. Love that shirt, especially the color of the bow tie.

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  4. I think the pink bow has made this top quite whimsical! I love how it fits on you. Only you can make pull off such understated elegance so seamlessly! You look wonderful. And I'm loving how the studded sandals complement the bow! :)

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  5. I LOVE the bow on your blouse. You look fantastic! This color & print combination is fabulous. 

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  6. i like the bowtie :)
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  7. Totally love that top!  Especially love that bow!  Have fun at all of  your engagements :)

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  8. Wow - this whole outfit is beyond cute!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  9. Thanks Rocquelle! I loooove bow-ties of course! :-)

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  10. Hi dear. Always great to hear from you. Thank you for your sweet comment. Hope your week is going marvelous!

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  11. francesca romana capizzi30 May, 2012

    The forgotten top is amazing!! I love the pink bow on it!


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  12. I think the bow fits perfectly with the top! I usually buy clothes that are going to be worn a lot. But yes I do have a couple of ones that I don't wear much initially like a pair of white shorts that I neglected for some years because I thought they were a bit sheer (they weren't btw) but last year I made the most out of them!

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  13. What a great idea - I always mean to do this kind of thing but never get around to it. You have inspired me to hunt through my tops and see what I can customise! x

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  14. I am loving the bow tie! That is super cute!

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  15. Ohhh you look amazing, love the pretty pink bow and sandals!

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  16. Lovely look, darling!
    Those sandals are so cute!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. u got style. come visit me @Anna  http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/
    will lurv us to follow each other if u like.

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  18. This is so romantic and cute - you look lovely ;)


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  19. I LOVE the color combo of this look; and that pink bow is the perfect embellishment!  :)

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  20. I love the pop of colour! I like that you didnt pair it with the traditional red and polka and went with pink instead.

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  21. Daniela Monier30 May, 2012

    "
    Do you have any items that you've acquired over the years and haven't worn much at all?" oh, definitely! I had a shirt from two years ago and only now I think it looks really good on me, so I'm only starting to wear it now

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  22. Thanks for your comment Anna! I like making the most of (neglected) items. Glad that you did too!

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  23. Love the way you styled your outfit hun! xx

    my new blog address- www.fashionjazz.co.za/blog/

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  24. The truth is, I have a lot of stuff...and I have a tendency not to wear/use any of my awesome items.  Case in point...next month you'll begin to see archives from my closet...a brand new pair of Pollini heels never worn because I thought they were too gorgeous....  And it makes a whole lot of sense for them to be displayed inside their box? lol

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  25. Oh I totally love the color scheme of this outfit. You look absolutely beautiful...and that bow is awesome!

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  26. Love so much the blouse with the bow!!! Great outfit, you are fab!

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  27. Catherine Summers30 May, 2012

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, Madison! So glad I came to check yours out... this outfit is just perfect with the pink bow - I LOVE bow ties and scarves!! It really makes the outfit :)

    Catherine x
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  28. Nice job! :) I love these kind of little projects, making something old look fresh ^^

    SatuIndie by heart

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  29. What_sadie_did30 May, 2012

    Gorgeous details, love your bowtie :)

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.co.nz/

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  30. that top is adorable! love it! So parisian cute! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  31. Packing is totally exhausting. Ugh. Love the sweet bow!

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  32. Thanks! So glad that you were able to stop by. Have a great week. xo

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  33. Oh you're very welcome. Love your blog! I love bow ties! :)

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  34. lol. you're so sweet. Thanks dear!

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  35. aww, thanks Ellie! Hope you're having a joyous week! -x :)

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  36. haha! I understand ... Recent years I've learnt to wear most all things, even the luxury items, because I got sick of them collecting dust. :) Can't wait to see you bring them out!

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  37. Thank you! Happy that you were able to visit my blog. :)

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  38. That top is the cutest top ever. I want one!

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  39. Stylethroughhereyes31 May, 2012

    I love the way you styled your blouse! The colors are perfect :)

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  40. Like the skirt... and the shoes are also cute...
    XOXO

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  41. Christy U Lam31 May, 2012

    Lovely lovely detail, look so pretty with you wardrobe !!!
    xoxoChristyhttp://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  42. Packing is such a mission. But you look amazing ;)

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  43. Love the pretty pink bow accent! You always know how to make something come alive! Like that Peacock feather belt in previous post! 

    Packing, organizing - all of it can really take it out of you (especially the laundry afterwards!) - take it easy love!  Have a great weekend!
    x.o.x.o

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  44. The pink sandals and the bow really make this outfit pop, looks great!

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  45. Adamalexmommy31 May, 2012

    great bow!  love this look on you. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine
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  46. beautyandlechic.blogspot.com31 May, 2012

    hey sweetie! thanks for the darling comment! i'm happily following you now <3

    x james

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  47. Da Paura31 May, 2012

    SOOO chic!  Adore that bow!

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  48. I have just been having a sort out of my wardrobe too. I love the top and the bow definitely brightens it up for summer. I have a cream crochet waistcoat which I bought a year or two ago and have only worn once or twice. I definitely need to wear it this summer.

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  49. Clara Turbay01 June, 2012

    Your ideas are lovely tasteful and stylish

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  50. I always have to re-evaluate my closet after each season. I LOVE the top especially the addition of the pink bow

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  51. yes the pink accents really lift the whole look. Xxxx

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  52. Oh to Be a Muse01 June, 2012

    The added bow really made the top come alive, and it matches with your sandals. I have a top that I bought 2 years ago and only wore once, but recently found that it went perfectly with a particular skirt, so now I'm super happy I didn't throw it out.

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  53. Great color combo.  The pink bow really makes it pop!

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  54. LOVE the bow, so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  55. Caitie Schlisserman01 June, 2012

    that top is way too cute for words!

    xxxwww.ladyalamode.com

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  56. What a playful outfit!  Perfect for the season.

    I know what you mean about comfort.  I have been living in jersey knits, even for parties.  And it suits the California atmosphere :) 

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  57. oh love the shirt 
    looks great 

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