Girls join up

Outfit Details:
vintage sweater – thrifted
cashmere sweater – courtesy of bebe
bow tie – borrowed from Bobby
bb dakota skirt – courtesy of ModCloth
tights – we love colors
Hawk wedges – courtesy of Seychelles
Ginger leather satchel – courtesy of Coach

True story: I watched a youtube video on how to tie a bow tie. I wanted to wear Bobby’s but didn’t know how to tie it. I still don’t, because it looks wonky. I am impatient.

Bebe sent me this cashmere sweater and asked me to style it. I had about five minutes to come up with something and send it to them, and this is what I did – a little mix of schoolgirl and schoolboy. I’m actually allergic to wool (it’s only a slight allergy), so I decided to layer it. But guess what? I layered it over a wool sweater. Needless to say, I shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions at seven in the morning. I had the itchies afterward.

If you are feeling generous, please take a moment to like my selection (only if you actually like it, obviously) on bebe’s page and check out the other gals! One of us will win a little prize (a flip cam and a gift card). While you’re at it, please add me on facebook so we can keep in touch!

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  1. I totally did the same thing when I learned to tie a bowtie. I learned how to tie a tie through the 'Beakman and Jaxx' comic many, many moons ago.

    Love love the outfit! I wear stuff like this all the time! ^_^

  2. My sister and mother have the same "allergy" as you have. Luckily for me I don't and they sometimes "forget" about the allergy and I end up with a nice new sweater (hahhaa diabolic laugh !)

    I liked you on bebe…(already liked you before on FB). Me , a stalker , no ! (remember the diabolic laugh ?)

    Caro xxx

  3. Lovely πŸ™‚

    When I've worn a tie in the past I always get my husband to do the honours. Like a little girl getting her shoe laces tied.. but then I CAN tie a tie (tie a tie?) just the back end always ends up longer than the business end.. πŸ˜€ Maybe I should buy him an "ulterior motivation" bowtie for Christmas?

  4. This outfit is lovely! I love how the blue sweater adds a pop of colour to the all-black outfit, and the bow-tie is such an unexpected touch – yet somehow it works so well and makes so much sense. Amazing!

  5. i definitely like your outfit the most, it's super cute. you're even giving bobby a run for his money with the bowtie look. i'm not feeling the wedges though, i think some modest flat/semi-flat/mary janes would round off the schoolboy look.

  6. Adorable adorable bow tie!!

    I notice you have a lot of bags, what do you do to keep track of moving everything you need between purses? I get so scatter brained and never know how to manage my things between purses!

  7. Can I just say that you look absolutely adorable? πŸ˜€ I've always loved your blog & I've never really commented on it. But I think you're so pretty & inspiring & like I said, adorable!

    Voted for you! :]

  8. That is a super cute outfit, Keiko! I've been wanting to borrow my brother's bow tie for a while and this look has confirmed for me that it will work… Love it!