Bow Tied

When I saw this bow tie online at Topshop, I knew I had to have it. Styling it, however, was a different story. It’s not everyday you walk out wearing a bow tie. Admittedly, I could have gotten my feet wet with something like this, but…did I mention the center is an adorable little skull? And there are studs on the tips? Le sigh. I love this little thing. So I wore it with a plain white oxford and jeans. This little bow tie adds just the right amount of drama for any fashion blogger. Non fashion bloggers? Wear at your own risk.

As we walked out the door to shoot this outfit, my husband patted down the back of my hair. “You have a rat’s nest,” he said kindly. I told him IĀ wanted it to look that way.Ā Men just don’t get it do they. We try very very hard to look like we’re not trying.


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  1. 09.10.2012 / 5:21 am

    By far that bow has to be the most adorable, chic and fierce (all in one!) piece ever! That little skull in the middle is awesome and the studs on the tips of the bow add a great amount of flair! I most definitely think I will be grabbing one from TopShop for myself!
    P.S. – Yes, men just don’t get it! Case-in-point – When i recently brought home a pair of rippped/distressed boyfriend jeans and wore them to dinner w/ the fam, my father looks at them and says “You have holes in your pants.” I said they came made that way. To this he replies, “You bought a pair of pants with holes in them?!” Oh, men! What will we do with them! šŸ˜‰

    xoxo, Stephanie šŸ™‚

  2. 09.10.2012 / 10:02 am

    Bow Tied: When I saw this bow tie online at Topshop, I knew I had to have it. Styling it, however, was a differe…

  3. 09.10.2012 / 10:46 am

    LOVE that bow tie!!! You paired it perfectly, well done.

  4. 09.10.2012 / 10:52 am

    That bow is definitely so “you”! I am not sure I could have pulled it off, but you styled it so perfectly here and I love that your hair has that undone look to it šŸ™‚

  5. 09.10.2012 / 11:09 am

    The bow-tie is fantastic.My husband and I both donned bow ties this weekend for our bow-tie blogger garage sale. šŸ™‚ It’s a perfect conversation starter.xoxo

  6. 09.10.2012 / 1:33 pm

    gorge outfit, love the bow tie. And your hair looks fab. I love the romantic flair of that outfit.

  7. 09.10.2012 / 1:37 pm

    Haha no most men don’t get “fashion” sometimes! I’m not the biggest fan of skulls, but I love the studs on the bow tie! šŸ™‚

  8. 09.10.2012 / 2:51 pm

    Love it! I purchased a black bow tie collar from ASOS a few months ago, but haven’t worn it yet! I love how this Topshop version has a skull in the center! You’ve inspired me to create an outfit with mine… šŸ™‚

  9. 09.10.2012 / 4:48 pm

    I love the way you styled it! It’s so chic!…And men do not get fashion forward looks. Your hair looks awesome.Meredith

  10. 09.10.2012 / 5:21 pm

    The bow certainly adds interest. I like the color and the touch of rock and roll. Look great!

  11. 09.10.2012 / 5:51 pm

    So cute!

  12. 09.10.2012 / 7:18 pm

    LOVE the bow tie!!! I might have to be pulling a copycat! Oh, and love the “rat’s nest”… it is perfectly flawless ;)Whitley

  13. Chaz
    09.10.2012 / 8:20 pm

    I don’t think I could go for the bow tie, but you look pretty fierce in it. I would totally give you a high five if I saw you out in it. You look sort of goth-y, hot vampire-y, and I’m a little afraid of you in these pics. I mean that in a good way. šŸ™‚

    • 09.10.2012 / 8:21 pm

      Chaz, I think this is my favorite comment ever! You are too funny! Love it. šŸ™‚ xo KB

  14. 09.10.2012 / 11:36 pm

    Haha, I love the “great for fashion bloggers, ummm for real life” – isn’t that the way it always goes?
    And men have no idea about hair šŸ˜‰

    P.S. I’m so inspired that you manage to blog while in the depths of residency. I’m in the middle of applying to med school so it’s inspiring to see someone a few years ahead of me still finding joy in blogging šŸ™‚

  15. 09.11.2012 / 2:53 am

    Wow! I’m not a bow tie fan, but this is making me itch for one for myself. Haha! Looks cute and fierce at the same time.
    So true. Men never ever get it. Haha!

  16. 09.11.2012 / 3:14 am

    Love this look! That bow is killer

  17. 09.11.2012 / 3:07 pm

    Loving the bow! It’s feminine, chic and just a bit edgy….and I love the color!

  18. 09.11.2012 / 4:10 pm

    haha! I agree with you on that point.. girls try very hard to look like they are not trying!! but i really like that cute little bow.. plus the way you wore it with casual oxford and jeans is giving it the perfect highlights it need!! great outfit and yes that rat’s nest too looks great šŸ˜‰

  19. 09.13.2012 / 3:32 am

    aghhhh! anything with a bowtie gets me so excited! you look so cute!

  20. 09.13.2012 / 9:11 pm

    I am sooo loving that bow and how you styled it so perfectly! I love that you didn’t make the whole outfit edgy but instead kept it simple – it looks fab! <33

  21. 09.13.2012 / 9:30 pm

    The bow tie looks so cute on you! I love it…and yes I will be stealing the idea. My husband doesn’t understand why I buy ties……he doesn’t get fashion. LOL. I love being a lady…we can wear almost anything and make it our own…..even clothing made for men.

  22. 09.16.2012 / 2:28 am

    Sooooo cute! I love the bowtie. I feel like I would have struggled to know how to style it just right but I love this it is perfect!!!!!

  23. 09.18.2012 / 8:49 pm

    That bow is cute! Along with anything else that has studs on it & a girly flair : )

  24. 09.24.2012 / 3:41 pm

    Love this entire outfit! Great blog. Hope you’ll visit mine! xo, Julie

  25. 10.08.2012 / 11:40 pm

    I like the simplicity of the crisp white shirt and blue jeans.
    The fun bow tie just adds a touch of whimsy to your look:)

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