Monday, November 26, 2012

Tie-Bow

Long, long before Tebow found pretension, I had a torrid love affair with bows.

(We still meet clandestinely in the closet.)

Take a walk through my Pinterest Style board and you'll see what I mean...apparently this very girlish accoutrement is not easily outgrown.

(That means I bring inspiration! Holla!)

First off, did you realize little Taylor Swift is all vintagey stylish?  Me neither.  This would be the utmost of easiest knockoff ever.  A little tulle, a natural hued sweater...and presto. Auto-tune box not included.

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And how about this sweet polkdot blouse with foldy sheer bow. Another easy add-on to something already in your closet, or even something new.
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Don't forget the back.

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This is a bow knitted into this sublime vintage cardigan, but I am thinking an applied ribbon or bias strip (a'la anthropologie) would be just as cute. And easier to accomplish.  I don't knit, but this seems rather complicated.  Which is why I don't knit.

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Slap a bow on anywhere.  If it's gingham you get bonus.

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Lord I love this dress.  The graduated/stacked bows are pure excellence. 
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A pussy-bow blouse. With cheery red dots.  Love.

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Another easy knockoff...black lace bow on a plain white tee. And would you just look at that jacket!

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Nanette Lepore is also having closet shenanigans with her tie-bows.  It's OK Nanette.  We support your habit.

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More Taylor looking adorable.  Sheer, sky blue pintucks.  Umph.  She's killing me.

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Another sheer tie neckline, this one in a low V. 

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And how about this knit number... This looks like something that should be in a Jalie pattern or maybe a Burda Style mag.  Bonus girl points for the peplum!

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 It's probably a good thing I wasn't around in the 40s and 50s.  I don't think my closet would have held all the bows and ties and petticoats required.  I would have to star in my own radio show to support my habit.


All too much?  How about just a jaunty bow on your toes? 
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My faves for the moment.  I have more to share, but blogger is being a real butthead tonight.

That's OK.  I want you to come back! 

GUYS.  We survived Monday.

7 comments:

  1. Love everything! And seriously, when did Taylor Swift get all cute and stylish!

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  2. Okay, I don't consider myself vintage-y at all and I love all those styles! I love, love, love the stacked bow on the gray dress. I also love that white knit top with the peplum. Seems like I've seen that somewhere . . .

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  3. OMG- that sheath! Grey. Bias midriff band. Darts. And the bows are just like icing on the cake! I love all the bows, but this post is really making me want a sheer, flowy blouse... Maybe with dots.

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  4. last dress!!! LAST DRESS!!!

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  5. I'm seriously going to have to pay closer attention to Nanette Lepore. I tend to ignore her, but that biased trimmed keyhole bow thing is... FLIPPIN' AWESOME.

    (I'm totally laughing at "have my own radio show". Just so you know.)

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  6. I don't think I own anything vintage and don't consider myself 'vintagey' but WOW, I love most of these. The grey dress with the multiple bows is gorgeous !

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  7. You have absolutely superb taste!

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