Bow Tied

Shirt- Zara | Bow Tie- Topshop | Jeans- Hudson Jeans via | Platforms- MIA Shoes (c/o) | Bracelets- Topshop (spike) (similar), Michael Kors (buckle) | Watch- Michael Kors | Nails- CND Shellac in “Tropix”

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 I wanted it to look that way. Men just don’t get it do they. We try very very hard to look like we’re not trying.


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  • Glam Slam!

    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! ;)

    xoxo, Stephanie :)

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  • cheryl denise

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

  • Kimberly

    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 :)

  • Natasha Fatah

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

  • Shelley, Still Blonde after all these YEARS

    Love the shoes (and the rest too!)

  • Rachelle

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


  • Amberly D’Anna

    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! :)

  • Jessica

    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… :)

  • Call me M @ DoYouSpeakGossip?

    Love that bow tie, and the messy hair! Great look! No, men rarely get it! :)

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  • Marie-Eve @aprettynest

    Love the bow tie !!! Great outfit !

  • Plami

    You’re stunning! Love the bow!


  • Meredith

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

  • Chelsea

    I love this look, it is casual yet sexy! love the tasseled hair look! That is so up my alley! I also love the bow, very unique and a great addition to any wardrobe!


  • Larkin

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

  • Emily

    So cute!

  • Whitley Hamlin

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


    That’s such a cute, chic & interesting centerpiece to a basic outfit!


  • Chaz

    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. :)

    • Kristina

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

  • Franziska

    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 ;)

    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 :)

  • Lornadahl

    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!

  • Rachel

    Love this look! That bow is killer

  • Alyssa

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

  • Nancy Light

    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 ;)

  • nuha

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

  • Bree

    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

  • Joyce Barone

    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.

  • Rachel

    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!!!!!

  • Raquel

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

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  • Julie

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

  • Christy Fields

    Love the tie.

  • Sasha

    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:)