Tuesday, September 6, 2011

bows from head to toes

Skirt- Smart Set; Blouse, Ring, Bow, Purse & Heels- Thrifted

No I haven't adopted a secret identity, it's just one of those days when the outfit is working but the face and hair are not (and I thought I'd spare you the horror!) I wish I had a better camera that would accurately depict the vibrant colours of this blouse and the pattern mixing but you'll just have to trust me when I say this outfit is much more exciting in person!  I love how easy breezy this skirt is but due to neglect it was last worn in June like this.  The last time I wore this skirt, I had just joined the gym which was a foreign concept to me as I hated the word 'exercise' let alone what it entailed.  Now, almost three months ago I am happy to say I am a gym addict, participating in group exercise classes 3-5 times a week as well as going for bike rides and long walks around my neighbourhood! I never thought I'd be the kind of person who would feel antsy if they missed a day at the gym but so far I'm happy with the results and am even considering getting my Zumba instructor certification! So if I (the gal who considered walking around the mall exercise) can become a gym convert, I'm convinced that anyone can!

My favourite part about this outfit? The oversized black bow pin which I thrifted from this dress.  The bow is living proof of how accessories can take a look from drab to fab!

Today's challenge is to restyle a forgotten piece and this skirt and these shoes have been neglected as of late!

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  1. I love that giant bow! What a great accessory to add to this look. And I totally know what you mean about the gym - I work out 4-5 days a week and am really bummed out that my schedule is too crazy this term to allow me to take a class.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. that skirt is pretty fabulous - and i love your pattern mixing!

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. I love the print of that skirt paired with that fun bow blouse! And I wish I had your gym dedication! Lately I haven't been able to find time to workout!

  4. Great outfit...it looks like a dress. So pretty on you. You must love how things fit you since you have been working out. Great for you. That gives me hope!!!
    dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  5. Love your bow. It's like a chic, feminine take on a man's bowtie. Great mix of patterns too!

    Congratulations on your newfound gym devotion!! You should be proud

  6. Cute Outfit. Sorry to hear you were having a bad hair day.


  7. Very cute. Love the way you're mixing patterns.

  8. I am Loving the mix of patterns! This is such a Chic look!

  9. You look beautiful. I love the bow pin and the bows on your shoes. You should go for it and become a Zumba instructor! I used to teach aerobics in college, and it's a lot of fun (and another source of income). But if you get certified, you have to post a video of yourself doing your best Zumba moves! :)

  10. Yah for the bow! Love it :) The pattern of the skirt is great with the top! You look super cute!

  11. Zumba, holy cats! That sounds like fun! I was just checking some classes my town offers and Zumba was one of them.
    I think your skirt is really cute. Mix away and just have fun!

  12. Love the pattern mix! You've got a great eye for it. The satin shoes are too cute with those bows. You got some mighty fine shoes if you ask me! Shouldn't let them languish unworn.

  13. you know my pet peeve is bloggers who cut off their heads...
    i will let it go this time missy,since you are not a repeat offender. :)
    cute outfit!

  14. yes, i like the pattern mixing. i think your camera captured the details well. i also like the shoes & the blue toenails. my fave line: "the outfit is working but the face and hair are not (and I thought I'd spare you the horror!)" i've been there.


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