Category Archives: bows


Among the Flowers

19th May 2014

Today every things coming up roses … well daffodils? yes, i think those are daffodils – I’m really not sure, I don’t know much about other flowers because I’m extremely loyal to peonies and sometimes dabble in gerber dasies…  Anyways, every things coming up daffodils (or something) in my seemingly basic b&w look. But don’t fret, there is an element of surprise under this striped trench … so stay tuned!

Jacket: Striped Forever 21 trench (old) love this one + 5 ways to wear it here
Skirt: White Tulip Zara Skirt (soo old, but similar styles here & here)
 Earring: DIY Giant Pearl stud (post coming your way soon), similar at bauble bar
Purse: Kate Spade summer house robbie (old, love this one for summer)
Bracelet: Graceful Glam gold bracelet by Shoe Dazzle (also comes in silver)
Shoes: Shoe Dazzle Neutral Strappey Kalya Sandal (on sale!)
Ring: Black White Flower Forever 21 Ring (old)

I’m obsessed with this bow back crop top – as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. I mean, black white and a big giant bow, plus it touches on the crop top trend? I mean come on, how could I resist! It’s just long enough to wear with a midi skirt or something high waisted, but has a fun slit in the back. I had to pair it with my favorite striped trench (also here) to add a little mystery to the look – it’s basically the most fabulous mullet ever: traditional black & white in the front and a whimsical bow in the back!

Love these images? me too – a big thanks to Pratik Doshi  who shot these – nyc bloggers, if you’re ever in need of photographer, Pratik is your guy! His picture are bright & clear and he’s SO FUN to shoot with! Pop by his Facebook page here // and instagram here
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All Bowed Up

2nd April 2014

Today I’m all smiles & bows! I tend to turn into a slightly edgier version of myself come fall – oopsies. But when we step back into spring, I start to get girly all over again! 

// Valentino Red Bow Shoulder Dress worn as a Top (similar) //
// Kate Spade Black White Bow Dress worn as a Skirt (seen here) //
// Francesca’s XO earrings (similar here) // Vintage Lipstick Ring //
// Zara Coat // Louboutin Heels // Kate Spade Bag // BCBG Bracelet //
// Kate Spade Belt // C Wonder Bracelet // KSNY Bracelet //
// Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick // H&M Rings //

Shop this look & similar styles:

I apologize, this post is full of pieces that are oldies but goodies so most of them are vintage or no longer available! I picked up this red dress at resale store, I loved the oversized bows and getting a designer piece for a steal – shop the most amazing mock off version here, might as well be the original!
My skirt is actually a dress as well (so yes, I am wearing two dresses … don’t judge me!), it’s from last spring when I was working at Kate Spade. By tucking the top inside of a dress with a full bottom and adding a thick belt, your favorite dresses can double as skirts! I discovered this last spring and it changed everything! 
XO Courtney

b&w bows

10th February 2013

one of my last az looks was a bow inspired cream && black number…

mint is all the rage this season and makes the most refreshing hue for the perfect color pop.

i made a bold monochromatic statement by pairing black && white with a double dose of bows.

dress: just taylor  // trench: vintage // bag: kate spade //shoes: kate spade // ring: kate spade // arm party: sequin // bcbg // kate spade idioms  // vintage //  kate spade charm bracelet (i’m obsessed) // j.crew // sequin

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