If this month means anything to me, it represents the beginning of awareness when it comes to women’s health and another harmful disease that’s claimed the life of so many woman around the world, Ovarian Cancer. This month (for this reason), touches me more because a beautiful friend of mine was diagnosed several years ago and I watched on as she showed an abundant amount of strength to fight for her life. And she fought the hell out of it with so much grace. Her and all the women who are/were fighting to rid this disease are the motivation behind this fashion post today ♥
One trend of mine that will never get old or leave my wardrobe is the classic bow tie blouse. You’d be surprised how many ways you can tie, twist and wrap your bow just to create different looks and get the more out of your outfit. There’s the original bow, the side bow, the double knot bow, the twisted bow… there are so MANY ways, I’d drive you insane. If there are any The Mindy Project fans out there, you’d know about her oh-so-colorful style and her fantastic eye of a detail. She didn’t quite wear this look, but the pops of color and patterns are the driving force. When wearing this cardigan, you can wear it opened or buttoned up… just as long as you allow this blouse to do what it’s supposed to do, either way will work. Make sure the cuffs are shown as well as the neckline to bodice is displayed. That is an absolute MUST, lol. Wearing the cardigan with the blouse will add more of a silhouette to your mid-area since your blouse is already tampered at the waist (you can even add an ultra slim patent leather, polka dot and solid belt around the waistline). I believe the thinner the belt, the more this look gives off the illusion that your waistline is naturally slimmer. You can tuck or leave your blouse exposed. Personally, I’d tuck in and wear my cardigan opened.
To add a little sparkle, I’d added a cute bluebird pin to attach that compliments your midi skirt. Your accessories are where you can have the most fun. Aside from the pin, the two accessories at the top have the textures and patterns that match the two accessories to the bottom. If wearing a neckpiece is your thing, something lightweight will due. Along with the bow tie itself, adding too many pieces around this area can be distracting or overdone. You want your overall outfit to be the focal point, not what’s happening south of your face, lol. For earrings and/or a bracelet, try to play up the bluebird pin with diamonds, silver toned metals, pearls or blacks.