Who says ladylike ruffles and bows have to be sweet? We prefer a slight edge with our frothy looks and gravitate towards ready-to-wear and accessories that mix innocence with a heavy dose of tough chic—think pearls paired with gold hardware, trompe l'oeil bows, and raw-edged chiffon.
Say hello to my new sassy babies: these Ralph Lauren Red Bow Sandals ($75, originally $255). I wasn't lying when I told you I was feeling whimsical. They're such lookers, I couldn't not share the wealth. I figure, with the holidays on the horizon, they would be the perfect bold accessory. The heel is high — 3.9 inches! — but for that reasonable price and darling look, I'll suck it up. If you're color shy, they also come in black, but I highly encourage the red.
Whimsical, playful, comical, eccentric — all ways to describe giving into fanciful notions. Polka dots, bows, sequins, animals, and ruffles are all ways to amuse yourself. I have been in a whimsical fashion mood lately — perhaps Louis Vuitton's bunny ears, coupled with Mary-Kate and Ashley's lace ears, spawned it. And it's so much fun! I encourage all you fashion fans to dabble from time to time. Just one disclaimer: limit your whimsical item to one or two at a time, unless you to want to scream fashion freak.
Who'd ever think to mix bows and dots? turquoisepassion did and she looks amazing. I like how she balanced out her bright dots with a sleek blazer but she really took it to the next level with the exaggerated bow detail in the front. Way to think outside the closet!
Here's what she has on:
Congrats to turquoisepassion!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!