Preppy Bows & Bold Printed Patterns


When I was in high school, I was obsessed with bows and often wore them in my hair on a daily basis. Other girls at the time may have cringed, but at an all girl’s school, it was quite common. Fast forward four years and my style has matured… a little. I mean, you can take the girl away from the bows, but you can’t take the bows out of the girl.


This ensemble has a very New York City-esque vibe to it. With it’s giant bow tie, and large block prints in neutral shades, I’d say it was definitely one for the city. And who better to design it than Kate Spade herself. The material (cotton) is a thicker and perfect for Spring’s cooler days. In any case, it was comfortable and allowed for lots of movement, which is very important for a restless girl like me.


When I first purchased the dress, it went past my knees. As you can see, I had to do some alterations. Rule number one for short girls on wearing shift dresses is to elongate yourself by showing more leg. Otherwise, the dress, in its originally form would have made me appear shorter and give the illusion of having more weight.


To balance the look and make it a bit sexier, I wore black thigh high suede boots and Versace sunnies for that extra fancy flair. This look is versatile for multiple occasions. The ones that come to my head are coffee dates, english high tea, and even going shopping. I myself, wore this outfit to go (window) shopping in Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive.

Where I got my outfit:

Dress: Kate Spade

Boots: Steve Madden

Versace Sunnies: Sunglass Hut

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