Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wardrobe Diaries: Bow Tie and Boucle

Many moons ago when I was still a starving student making my way through Architecture school, I had this one professor who had an obscure affinity for bow ties. Over the years his collection grew to such a degree that his bow ties ended up on display at the museum. He was pairing print on print and clashing colours before it became trendy to do so. In a profession where minimalism and restraint is king, it's refreshing to see someone go against the grain. Moral of the story? Bow-ties are brilliant!This little bow-tie is actually a clip-on that came with a different shirt. Unlike my professor, I'm not nearly as bold or sartorial so my take on the bow-tie is rather demure. I threw on a hairband last minute to play up the outfit's femininity and rolled all the cuffs up so it wasn't too prim and proper.And in case you were interested, my favourite buildings are all big white boxes. I guess that professor failed to turn me into a maximalist.  





{ alannah hill boucle jacket similar here . gap shirt . bow-tie from maison scotch shirt . bettina liano jeans . nine west pumps unavailable in black . r+j clutch unavailable in grey . longines watch }

35 comments:

Always Maylee said...

How cute are you? LOVE that jacket and the bow tie is just the icing on the cake for this outfit.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Marion Green said...

Aw, totally loving that little bow! Such a classic mix with the jacket.
XO - Marion

Taipei Style said...

You look so cute! :)

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Breena said...

I really love it!!! :D You are so pretty! :D

CamMi Pham said...

You are so adorable my darling...i have always love the way architects dress...they dress better than fashion designer..did you know tom ford studied architecture?

I have a bow tie collection too. maybe i will wear one tonight
x
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his little lady said...

okay, this outfit is so adorable!!! especially the little bow tie!
xo TJ

Amor said...

love the outfit! that bow-accents is so cute! :)
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SG Angela said...

What a lovely boucle jacket.

Just_Ur_Type said...

wonderful style!!! By the way you are very beautiful!!!
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DaintyandDecadent said...

Love this jacket and bowtie! This is adorable!

Maria
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FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

love this outfit!

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Olga said...

oh this outfit is adorable! the bow tie makes it a bit preppy and really stylish!

Peary said...

but dear, you left out the fundamental piece: the architect's thick rimmed glasses!
peary

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Skinny Moonstick said...

I am loving this outfit- you look very nice! Especially your classy jacket and elegant bow-tie! I am so inspired by this look!
Good luck!

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rolala said...

Lovely outfit! I really like the Chanel inspired jacket and the bow tie is just too awesome.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

That dainty bow tie is such a cute accessory. I don't think I've ever thought to do do that. Nice!

xo
Quiet Luxury

Carrie said...

You wear that bow tie well! Adorable!

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Sooo chic! I love the adorable jacket and your heels <3

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thepinkmateproject said...

you look gorgeous dear!and I love that bow tie! Thank you for visiting my blog love!

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Jenny said...

I really like that quote! And love how you styled the bow tie --looks great on you!

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Allison said...

I love the bow tie with the boucle jacket! You look so lovely wearing this! And the story about your professor is so cool! How awesome that his collection was in the museum!! haha!
:)
Allison
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omg i love this outfit! so cute!

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Ali said...

The outfit is zoo cute!!

Hugs,

Ali

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

The bow tie is so cute! And I just LOVE the jacket. So cute!!

Amy

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So Fashion said...

I love the combination of the bow tie and jacket!Very unexpected!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Fabulous outfit. It's great without the bow tie but that added bit makes it brilliant. You look great!

melissa said...

Very preppy. I love preppy!

Grace said...

This whole outfit is so preppy chic. I love it. AND I'm loving that bowtie!

A Southern Drawl

erica marie said...

I've been wanting to try a bow tie for awhile now...looks so cute on you.

xo erica

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Such a lovely look, very pretty jacket!
Thank u for your comment hun, u just got one more follower!;)
Happy Friday!! kisses
Jelena

Lolita in the Mix said...

Beautifull outfit, great job!

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Aimee said...

That jacket is to die for! Love it.

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