Style File 12.21.11 | Dear Creatures


Want to hear a little story? Yes? OK. Once upon a time, I was at J.Crew (ok, it was the other day), and the girl who was ringing me up was the cutest little girl ever. I think she was maybe 17, or well she looked 17. Anyways, she had a grey wool tie tied around her neck in a bow. It blew my mind. It was so freaking cute; I couldn’t stand it. I knew Kev had that same grey wool skinny tie at home, and I knew I wanted to copy the idea. I went with his floral tie instead today, but you can bet I will wear the grey one in a bow sometime soon.

The End.

Good story, huh? Haha. I am hooked on this idea of a mans tie as a bow. I had to try it with my new favorite dress! I feel like I say “my new favorite dress” a lot, but I just love a good dress. I love the full skirt and subtle details in this Chambray Dear Creatures dress. Perfection!


Outfit Details:
Dear Creatures Dress: c/o Modcloth
White Button Up: jcpenney
Cardigan: Target
Tights: Spanex
Calvin Klein Heels: Thrifted
Tie: Swapped

  1. What a sweet idea! You look so lovely. I also really like the turquoise and burnt orange accents 🙂

  2. Cute! That new fave dress of yours is so beautiful, love the very feminine silhouette!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  3. Sooooo freaking cute! I love the whole outfit. You look amazing! 🙂

  4. your layering is SO cute! this is one of my favs!! love the tied up tie… what a great idea that girl had 🙂

    <3 steffy

  5. mici mathonka •

    what a perfect idea! i totally adore it 🙂

  6. Great dress!

  7. Love this outfit! And cannot believe you thrifted those heels!! I want!

  8. oh my goodness – another stunningly styled outfit Jen, I’m extra in love with this one …the dress is amazing as are all of the beautiful hues and that tie is such a brilliant idea – great to find such lovely inspiration!! xo veronika

  9. Aw, the pan collar is truly the cutest ever! <3 and I love love love your tobacco coloured blouse!

    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

  10. ah, you look nothing less than adorable!

  11. Aw what a cute idea! You pull it off well!

  12. You look so cute! And the idea of tying a tie into a bow is GENIUS! Love it.

  13. Thats such a good idea! I never would’ve thought to use a tie like that…

  14. I love love love this outfit!

  15. sarah d. •

    love this look! great idea with the tie 🙂

  16. That tie is adorable! And I think “your favorite new dress” is also my fav of yours 🙂 Love it with the rust colored sweater!

  17. I’ve never tried wearing ties at all before (but I love bows!). I think I’ll be adventurous and give it a shot!
    P.S. I love the red lipstick! You look darling.

  18. ooh, thanks for this post! now i have a new idea for how to style up this dress for the chilly weather! beautiful!

  19. Christine •

    I found your blog a week ago and I love it. I already ordered those amazing Wanted boots in black and they are gorgeous.

    Crushing on your blog, I am.

  20. You look so cute! I love your outfit! That was a good story 😉 I love little fashion inspirations!

  21. I love your shoes!

  22. Please, please, please…where did you get your shoes??? I love them!

  23. Dress? I love. Wearing a shirt under a dress? I LOVE! Totally going to try to do the neck tie 🙂 Thank you for this post.

  24. 你好,博主。能不能帮我看看我这个的站,差不多俩年了,百度收录才几个页面,这是怎么回事呢??

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