Bows and Bow-no-nos

I feel the need to preface this post by saying, I am not a stereotypical girlie girl. I love a good summer dress, but otherwise I'm all about practicality, and lets face it girls, being girly is NOT CONDUCIVE TO A PRACTICAL LIFE. Whatever, the point is: I think bows are cute, in moderation. Not with a pink dress, glamourous makeup and heels. ok? Throw a bow on your dingy high tops, or slap one on the chest of your favourite t-shirt. ok? ok. Now, press play (its just a record player no need to watch) and continue reading to the soothing sound of Dinah Shore.

Kate, an illustrator from the UK, creates amazing art! She tends to draw things she loves, from pastries to animals but mostly fashion! I love the fine details she includes in her drawings, her illustrations must take forever! She runs a blog, Little Doodles, and updates frequently with her new drawings and inspirtations. It's one of my favourite blogs out there! This illustration-come-shirt is one of her takes on the BOW.

I have been eyeing this ring at Fred Flare for at least a year now! I love how dainty it is. Check it out, Its only $50!

I feel a little upset about this belt, because it could be so much cuter with a better top! I don't judge though, that's why its on here! This website (made for soccer moms) is hosting some pretty cute belts right now! I think I'm losing my mind!

Betty's Sugar Dreams Bow cake, elegant and delish!

Is Forever 21 in competition with itself? Who can make the best bow dress, Forever 21 or Forever 21.... DUN DUN DUN!?!?!!!!

Left: Shift Collar Pencil Dress, $22.80, F21
Right: Linen Bow Dress, $22.80, F21

Perhaps ModCloth wins!? Sadly not with this price : (
Black Tie Affair Dress, $65, ModCloth

Crocheted bows! How ingenious! I would love to slap a few things on the back of these tiny bows: a pinback, a magnet, a bobbypin, some glue or tape for cards, my lips! Sorry for the over abundance of exclamation points, but sometimes I get excited about little things... $6.50 for 5, at Dottyral's Shop.

These metal bows can be found on differing chains across etsy, but this one had the best price, $10! Thanks, Chinaberry! She has a ton of other jewelry for sale at her etsy site too, so check it all out while you're there.

Flickr user Half Girl displays her beautiful bow cardigan from Karen Millen. I'm in luff!

These are from... hot topic... but super cute!! yes!? yes! Metallic Bow Earrings, $9 for twelve ENTIRE pairs of earrings! TWELEVE!

Pretty shoes!
"Pretty Shoes!" Photo by Tamzinsparkles I JUST discovered her amazing tattoos!!!!!!!!

Piksi and her adorable Bowture:

All the pretty girls get their clothes in Europe. Not fair!! This girl, piksi, has my most favouritest wardrobe ever! A lot of it she thrifts, but she manages to throw a lot of H&M in, which gives me hope! i. love. her. (AND AND AND she's studying to work with animals, my favourite!)

Step one in the bow toxification program... these subtle frosted earrings. These earrings are so cute, I had to add them for the bowphobic readers. Frosted Ribbon Studs, $8, Design by Lisa.

P.S. By step 12 you'll be looking like this (Clara Bow):

Mustaches are up next, so please forward any links or products you think fit the category. Thanks!


Dotty said...

What a fabulous blog you have! I could do some serious shopping straight from here! LOVE all of the bow items. Thanks so much for including one of mine!

Michelle Suzanne said...

oh man, there are too many cute things here. i dont really wear jewelry but i pretty much have to have that bow ring and never take it off ever. it will probably turn my skin green though, and then what? arg.

Michelle Suzanne said...

i took a quick look for mustache things and found this. kind of cute.
i am sure you will come up with cuter

Anonymous said...

i too have had my eyes on the same gold ring! it's adorable. and as for piksi on flickr, she dresses so amazingly, it's enviable!
i have loved reading your blog, thank you!

young said...

i do love bows.
thank you for using one of my photos :)

Meg Whiteley said...

Thanks for the props on the blog! You guys are all too sweet. I'm glad I found a little bit of bow for everyone!