Monday, February 10, 2014

OOTD: Pussy Bows Galore!






Hi Ladies,
I loooove these pants from Gap! Bright colors cheer me up and these are so comfortable to sit in. Did I mention that Gap makes them every season in a new fun color? (Right now it's cobalt blue.)

So, I've paired these pants with another favorite of mine: Bow Neck blouses (aka. Pussy Bow blouses). There were a couple fit issues that I had with this outfit, as I always do since I"m only 5'2":
1. I shortened the pants.
2. I took in the sides of the blouse for a more fitted look.
3. When I originally did a single loop with the bow...it hung down too far (see pic). This will probably look good on a tall person, but not on me. So, I looped the the bottom tie over the knot a few times so it would be shorter. I would also try to copy how Gap styled the knot: (see pic).

Thanks for visiting with me today! I hope you have a week full of outfits that make you smile. :)

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33 comments:

  1. I love the outfit especially the top with the bow. Green is perfect with white too and the blue belt is such a cute detail to the whole look. :)

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  2. Gorgeous combo! lovely green :)

    Lu ❤ www.balgarka.co.uk

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  3. Beautiful color for pants!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE

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  4. Love the green & white combo, and I always appreciate hearing the alterations you have to make to get the look that you have. If only everything fit straight off the rack! Ugh.
    On the Daily Express

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    1. I know that's why i don't buy expensive clothes! If I have to drop $50 altering a dress, it can't start off as $200!!

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  5. Alterations are so necessary when you're petite! I love the gorgeous emerald color of the pants!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. yeah, you and i are in the same boat!

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  6. Your nails and your jewelry - great contrast with the bold green trousers!

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    1. thanks...i didn't know it would be quite so orange when i first put it on...it looked red in the bottle. :)

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  7. These pants look great on you! I usually don't like bows (of any kind) but the top has me thinking twice

    Xo Miriam
    www.madeincbymorales.com

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  8. Oh Merrie! Thanks for the sweet comments and the fun attention. You are THE SWEET one, my golly gosh. {I think you made my DAY! } I love how you paired this ensemble with your contrasting nail polish. How smart of you, is that?! I also got a kick out of your "pussy bow tie" LOL.

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    1. I'm glad I did...I sincerely meant what I said! :) Thanks for the comments...I know you are a fellow color-lover!

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  9. These pants are amazing on you! Love the fun color and your beautiful accessories! I love the way you tied the top, too! Thanks so much for linking up!
    morepiecesofme.com

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  10. I love those pants! And your ring. I never thought of tying a top like that, but it looks so sophisticated and chic!

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  11. I really like the way you looped the bow. So cute! And love the green pants - I wore green pants this week too!

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    1. oooh...can't wait to check out your look! :)

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  12. Those green pants look gorgeous on you! I need to invest in some more colorful work pants like these!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. mine are from gap...great price and i love the stretchy comfy material :)

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  13. I love that color and the jewelry is a nice complement! Love the updated bow!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  14. This is such a gorgeous and classic look. I love that shade of green and your beautiful accessories.
    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com

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  15. So sophisticated…the look…the photographs…everything!

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  16. I love the vibrant colors too. Green is my favorite of all. You look fantastic!
    You know, it never occurred to me that I could take a blouse in at the sides to make it more fitted. I will have to try that. Do you do your own alterations or do you take them to a seamstress?
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Oh gosh...sewing on a button is about as crafty as I get, but I really admire people who do! No, I find a few tailors that I love and use them. Do you sew? (Just remember to sit down once she pins you, sometimes they pin it tightly and it's uncomfortable when you sit.)

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    2. Buttons are about as far as I get too! lol
      Thank you for the advice about sitting. I never would have known to do that.

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  17. I love bow blouses. I'd never known they were called Pussy Bow blouses until the other day and I've seen in on three different blogs since then!

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    1. Ha ha...yeah, i'm not a fan on that word, but i couldn't resist the Bond reference. :)

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  18. Awesome style. I like the Green jeans so much. Wonderful outfit. Thanks for sharing.

    Running Shirts

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    1. Thanks for your comments..I appreciate it! :)

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  19. Such an amazing pant! The color looks phenomenal on you! Thanks for linking up with Stylish Tuesday

    xo, Paige
    lifesapartydli.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for linking up again this week! I definitely like those green pants too. :) And it's good to know how you modify things like that bow for your body type. A nice helpful tip!

    (www.basictrainingcorporatestyle.com)

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