Sunday, 16 May 2010

Bow overkill?

Bow overkill
Since purchasing the Zara bow shirt and the American Apparel bow hair band a few weeks ago I've been tempted to put together an outfit incorporating both of them, and perhaps adding more bows as well. And when I ordered some new tights online a little while ago (and one of them being with bows!), I decided to take the idea even further and wear a very bow-y outfit.

I always feel pretty reluctant to wear two or more print items (either if it's the same print or different prints) in the same outfit even if I often feel like matching a polka dotted skirt with a polka dotted blouse. Every time I end up telling myself that it looks out of place and that it's a little too much. However, after wearing this outfit for a day I think that it could work out wearing matching prints and I think I'm going to re-attempt matching polka-dots.


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Shirt by Zara, skirt by Gina Tricot, hair bow by American Apparel, shoes from Benetton and tights from Pamela Mann.

35 comments:

Shallow Mallow said...

Love it. Those bow print tights are great!

Ana Catarina Gonçalves said...

They match perfectly! So cute! :D

Modesty is Pretty said...

You have the sweetest and prettiest face! You look great, I think it's good to be daring and try something different once in a while, love the tights they are so cute. Great outfit, not many can pull this off but you can! =)

Blue Note said...

lovely pictures. I think you'd look pretty and delicate no matter what you wear.

Sahakiel said...

Oh Ariella, you look really adorable with that bow in your head and all those little bows around you! I love it!
And I've got that shirt too, it's simply great!

S.Elisabeth said...

I know what you mean. I'm always hesitant as well! But this is a lovely combination! And psh you can never have a bow overkill!

jess said...

I love all the bows.

A. said...

Print on prints: bold! and you're working it! Sorry, too much Tyra Banks. I just bought a bow headband from my favourite Korean jewellery stall. It's navy and not as big as yours but just as nice.

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Emma said...

See I love print on print and you executed it perfectly!

Baśka said...

honestly - you and bows = perfect combination!

Imogen said...

I love this outfit and there are definitely not too many bows. I adore bows. This reminds me of an outfit that I wore last Friday (black and white polka dot cardigan, black skirt and tights with smaller polka dots). With your outfit and the one that I recently wore I think the solid colour skirt breaks up the use of patterns and it is very effective. Also, I solved my problem with flickr. It seems so obvious now but took awhile to work out.

Raquel said...

oh I love love love bows and you look perfect wearing them, even if it is a bow overload, you can rock it :)
have a nice week darling!

piglet said...

Ooooh I love bow things! These are all adorable.

B said...

Bow craziness! You look sweet. :) I also love the last post. You have a neat collection of hats!

Thanks for the blog comment and thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me how much you weigh? You have a great figure and you look so cute :)

Svenja said...

Ich finde das Outfit ganz toll, du siehst so süß aus!

Ariella said...

Anonymous: I don't know, to be frank. I haven't weighed myself in more than a year...

Becca Jane said...

I love this whole bow outfit! So cute!!

Helen said...

aww i love bows!

Georgia said...

Hahaha no, this look is good! Very pretty, and the bow tights and hair band are so perfect
It would be mine

Kaethe said...

That is one hell of an outfit! Love it! You can never have to many bows. :)

Mo said...

oooo sooo perfect tights !!!!

Ruxandra said...

Hello Ariella!
I think the outfit came out perfectly adorable, if i could say so.It does certainly not look like to much, it seems right.And i love that red skirt...Happy week!
p.s. loved the tour of your apartment!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute shirt and tights! <3

Emme said...

I just came across your blog and I think it's so cool that you're Norwegian! I was born in Norway but moved to Canada when I was three but still consider myself Norwegian. Og jeg prater Norsk!

Emily said...

I'm often reluctant to wear more than two printed items together, as well. I admire people who can style multiple printed items so flawlessly. And that's just what you've done here! I think you've balanced out the bows perfectly - it doesn't look like an overkill at all. I'd love to see you match some polka-dot pieces. Here's to pattern matching confidence :)

Color Printing said...

I really think it's cute :) It is a bowy outfit indeed! But I must say that the hair band is really cute on you it reminds me of Alice and Wonderland.

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Raquel said...

dear I've already answered your questions on my Q&A post!
xx

Becca Jane said...

Hey lovely -
just wanted to mention that my blog address has changed so you can update your link, but you can still reach Along The Shore through my blogger profile.

xo

Mens Polo Shirts said...

Wonderful pics! I've always wanted to go to Israel

Suz said...

so cute; the bow combination!

Malin said...

Pretty bow print tights!

Lias said...

Aw, du er så søt! Elsker strømpebuksene! :)

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