2.11.2013

{my signature piece}

It's no secret that I've always struggled with finding my personal style. I've always had this internal conflict between what's popular, and what I feel comfortable and beautiful in. This past year, I've really been able to find that perfect balance, and I was fortunate enough to almost completely rebuild my closet from the ground up. That being said, I brought something into my wardrobe last year that I, as well as others, now consider my "signature piece." 

On Friday morning, I got a tweet and a text, both before nine thirty. What were they about? Just friends, sending me something that reminded them of me. I think that's pretty amazing.
I try not to over do it, I really do. But it doesn't help that I have 23 hair bows, 5 pairs of bow earrings, and 2 pairs of bow shoes. I really love this little signature piece that I've come up with (and I've even started using it in my blog design). It's like personal branding of sorts, don't you think?

That being said, it is easy for me to want ohmygodgivemebowsoneverything...you know? Especially when there are bows showing up EVERYWHERE these days.

But I'll embrace it. And since it's my birthday next week, here are a few of my favorite bow pieces that need to make their way into my life. Hint hint.
watch :: kate spade // belt :: asos // bag :: valentino // dress :: kate spade // shoes :: loft

What's your signature piece?

37 comments:

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Love this! I'm obsessed with bows too! That dress? AMAZING!


Carly
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Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Gorgeous! I love bows
Kw http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I'm huge bow fan too! I wore a sparkly bow clip in my hair during my wedding reception. My pearl earrings even had little pink bows!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Oh my gosh that Kate Spade dress is so adorable!! I have that ASOS belt and it's one of my favorite pieces.

Kristina

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Joelle :: Something Charming said...

The bow in your hair is perfect. Love it. I like how bows can be girly but also subtle and understated, like the watch and the bag. Cute cute!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I am in love with the new Kate Spade bow collection! I've been particularly drooling over a bag at Lord & Taylor that is patterned with pastel bows. I really need it to go on clearance, immediately.

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

That bag is amazing! As is that dress!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

as a fellow gal obsessed with bows, I totally approve

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love bows! I wish I could pull off the bow-in-the-hair look like you though! The Kate Spade accessories are absolutely charming.

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love bows, and you wear them so perfectly :) Love that you put them beneath your bun rather than on top... something classy and a bit unique!


xxx
Jenna

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Bows are my favorite!!!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I am in love with this post and your blog! So pretty. I just found you though Wonder Forest and I am your newest follower.

Carlee

Almost Endearing

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love bows!! :) and that dress & bag are amazing!!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Great thoughts on the struggle between personal style and what's trendy!

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Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Loving the dress!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I think bows suit you perfectly! I totally know what you mean about struggling with wearing what you like vs. what is popular. I love polka dots and they are everywhere now!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I love bows in hair<3 .

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Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

i love your hair bows! makes me want to wear them, too, since my hair is almost perpetually on top of my head, in a bun.

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

You should! I wear my hair like that almost every day too :)

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I've been away for a few weeks and returned to see your new design. I especially love that you've incorporated your signature bow. You've inspired me to figure out what my signature piece might be.

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Thank you so much! I love that I have something "signature" that people recognize me by. It's a great feeling, and I'd really encourage you to do the same! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Aw, thanks Whitney! Sometimes it makes me feel like a little girl, but then I just say "screw it" and wear whatever I'd like. I feel confident and beautiful, so why not!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Isn't it gorgeous!? I'm seriously trying to figure out how I can get my hands on that one...

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Thanks! I think that's something that everyone struggles with, but it's really important to stay true to who you are as a person :) xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Right?! I'm obsessed with both of them. Too bad they're both waaaaay out of my budget...

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet words! Hope you have a fabulous week my dear! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

:) What a coincidence, mine too! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

You are too sweet Jenna :) It's my favorite way to wear my bows, especially since I wear a bun almost every day! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Have you tried? You never know if you can pull them off! Maybe you just need to do it in a different style, like a headband? And I agree about Kate Spade...I'm obsessed! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

That's good to hear ;) Glad to know we have something in common! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Isn't it? Someday, probably in a long, long time, it'll be mine ;)

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I haven't seen that one! Going to check it out right now! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Oh my goodness, thank you! And I completely agree about bows being understated. It's all about how you wear them!

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Kate Spade is seriously my very favorite, which is why I'm obsessed with that dress! And I'm glad to hear that you like your belt. It may mean that I need to make it mine soon...

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Did you really?!? I love that! I totally would have worn a bow somehow if I were getting married now! xoxo

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

Right?! I'm trying to figure out a way to make it mine right now (though I don't think it's going to happen...).

Joelle Duff :: Something Charming said...

I've not tried it before... Sometimes you just need someone to give you that extra push and say "oh just go for it!" So I will! Officially on the prowl for the perfect big hair-bow :)