“Bow”tiful

If you have kids, you likely know this is a Wiggles reference.  We watch Wiggles almost every day with Ruby, so I couldn’t help myself.

I am going to show you three ways to be “bow”tiful – aka accessorize with a simple ribbon. It’s a really simple way to make an item in your closet feel fresh again.

ONE: Use a ribbon to tie a small bow around a blouse.  Here I am wearing a collarless blouse but it looks great on a collared blouse too.  I like to use a long ribbon so the ends flow pretty long.  You can also try it with a more narrow ribbon for a more understated look.bow-2bow-2b

TWO: In this next look I wanted to add a little drama to my outfit.  I started with a pair of skinny leather pants and an oversized sweater –  a pretty basic look.  Then I added a statement necklace and tied the ribbon to the back of the necklace taking a basic outfit to something that could work for a night out.bow3bow3b

THREE:  Lastly, I used the ribbon as a choker, tying a bow at the back leaving long strands flowing.  I wore it with a black dress so it looked like part of the dress.  But it would work with a dress or tee of a contrasting colour too.  A white dress with a black ribbon would look super cool.  I also like this look best with a v-neck.  A thicker choker with a round neck can feel a little busy.  bow1bbow1

Zara Sale – Can’t Stop……

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This jacket was a major score from Zara this week for only $60. To be honest I have gone a little nuts at Zara the last month.  I really need to take a bit of a shopping break and work with what I have,  at least until Spring.

Anyhow,  I love that this menswear inspired jacket is super oversized. I wore my faux leather leggings from Aritzia.  They are really high waisted and have tons of spandex in the tummy area.  Super slimming.

As for the shirt, its from Zara too.  Its a basic long sleeve pocket tee with a ruffle at the bottom. It comes in black, rose and olive.  And its only $12 on sale at Zara right now.

And I dug these boots out from the back of my closet – they were a Winners score from a least 5 years ago.  They remind me of something you might have seen on Anne of Green Gables. But nonetheless I think they look super cool with these leggings.

SHOP   Checked Coat: Zara – just sold out but here is something similar  Vegan Leather Leggings: Aritzia   Olive Ruffle Top: Zara 

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Pretty in Pink

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Typically pink is not a go to colour for me when it comes to my wardrobe. But when I saw this coat at Zara I knew I had to have it.  It probably didn’t hurt that it was on clearance for only $69.  I love the floaty shape (it’s perfect for layers), the length and the soft salmon shade of pink.

Usually with a bold piece like this, I keep the rest of my look fairly neutral and monochromatic. I stuck with grey in this case.  I also loved the way the pink looked with thus red scarf. Not only are pink and red a little unexpected as a colour combo but I found that the red somehow toned down the pink a little.

Oh and meet Molly.  She is the snuggliest, softest bestie a girl could ask for.

The coat at Zara is sold out.  But I have listed a similar style below.

SHOP ♥ Similar Three Quarter Sleeve Coat: H&M ♥ Similar Scarf: Indigo

 

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