The Bow Blouse

12.11.10





Throw a new item of clothing at me, and I'm immediately drawn to the minor details; from studs and zippers to ruffles and bows. That is of course, after I do a quickie-flash-light scan of the colours, print and pattern. Not surprising then, that when Hannah MacGibbon sent her designs down Chloé's Fall 2010 runway, my beady eyes shot straight to the bow blouses. Like writing set in stone, bow blouses had been embedded on my mind ever since, and I set out on a little bit of a hunt. 

I hit the jackpot at a vintage shop a couple of weeks ago. After spotting this dress a while back, I've kept one eye out for more emerald green pieces to stock my wardrobe up with. This bold and bright 1970's bow blouse is a giant step towards fulfilling my want for emerald greeniness. I love the high neckline, soft fuller bow and single lapel collar. Adds  a dash of structure and femininity to any ensemble really. I chose to pair it with a zippered skirt and leopard print scarf worn as turban (last seen here). Still hunting...a bigger bowed blouse? You think?

 Thanks for all your comments on Claymation and I'm Thinking Red. I'm slowly, but surely getting through them all. 

Bisous,
Abi

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121 Contributions:

Shanna Maren said...

Great outfit, again! And the that green make-up is amazing!

Anthea said...

I think you've just convinced me to buy a bow blouse.

Penny Dreadful said...

What a gorgeous tea colour, I love pussy bow blouses. The colour looks amazing on you.

mademoiselle isabel said...

love the blouse and the color and the pattern! lovely!
xo

Elena Vasilieva said...

loving that blouse, gorgeous colour

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x

mademoiselle isabel said...

omg and love your hairdo in 'wind in the willow'. and the dress.. you are gorgeous!
xo

Jason laucht said...

ow!! u are such an elegant woman u know that abi???!

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xoxoxo

simplychic said...

you can never go wrong with a bow.

Cindy Gabriella said...

i love your blouse and shoes so much ! they look so good together :)

amorim gabriela said...

Hi Abi
I love this bow blouse!! :D

Amo ♥

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I love bow blouses and that colour looks beautiful on you.

Natasha said...

Pretty blouse! Such an awesome colour on you xxx

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sheshotta said...

I love the blouse in combination with the leopard scarf!

xo

TOPCOAT said...

Such a pretty blouse, xxxx

yOka said...

in love with your blouse

Anaivilo said...

I want a blouse like that! Especially that color! It's gorgeous! :D

Serena P. said...

Love the blouse!
S.

Kim Barbie said...

thanks for your comment. really great outfit, great blog.
xoxo

Marella said...

So cute!

The Procrastinator said...

Love the green. I may replicate that and send it to you =P

Jen said...

Such a beautiful find! I love the light design/texture on the top. You look great in so many colors!

Rachel said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! I love that blouse on you. The bow and the color are perfect!

Loving the collage as well. That photo with the green lipstick, green nails, and green ring is my favorite!

menina elegante said...

Beautiful outfit!! that shirt is gorgeous!! :) You look beautiful!

Jenni said...

Love the top--I'm a sucker for a big, floppy bow! Is that a turban I see atop your head? Awesome.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I'm loving the bow blouses this year too, and yours is a great colour!

Cupcake said...

Yeah that is super cute!!
cupcake
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styleonthecouch said...

I agree - gorgeous colour! I've been looking at buying a pussycat bow blouse in black from asos.com but I think you might have just persuaded me to branch out colour-wise!

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Simona said...

very chic and the color of your blouse is so intense and beautiful!

xx
Simona
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Nicola said...

Love your blouse, and the colour:) x

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Mumbles said...

Such a nice outfit
that blouse is really beaufiful and the colour is gorgeous
have a nice weekend
xx

Marley

Sofia Leo said...

I love the colour of that shirt! As well as the bow tied at the top. I own way too many shirts with bows at the top, but I love them, just like yours!

Sofia Leo x

no closet com insigths said...

I really like your blog,cute outfit=)

Prad Savania said...

Thanks Abi X

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shoeless simone said...

I love this blouse! The whole outfit is adorable

-Shoeless Simone

.:JoaNNa:. said...

lovely blouse! i really like the color ;)

Grace said...

Your blouse is GORGEOUS!

Love Grace.

Gabriele said...

I really like your blouse!
Let's follow each other?
New post on www.cookiebyme.blogspot.com

G.

Wall of Fashion said...

Thank you! You look really pretty! Love the thight skirt and loose top!

xx Marije

Heels lover said...

Wow, ou look gorgeouuuuuuuuuus! I love that shirt and the skirt is just awesome!!! Love this outfit!

♥ kisses ♥

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Dee O. said...

Lovely outfit!!! I really like the turban you're wearing and your sheos :) You look so nice!

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and flowers pick themselves said...

that color is so vivid + gorgeous on you!

xo Alison

My Republic of Fashion said...

That vintage bow blouse is stunning. Love the colour. :)SArahD

Michaela said...

Thanks for your comment!!! Wow your a super stylish girl!!! :-)

*Micha*
*Micha*

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

Definitely a lovely catch. I knew immediately that the blouse came from around the 1970s. And I love how recognizable that is! I also must say the sepia photo as a very vintage feel. :)

...Iww... said...

L.O.V.E. this outfit! :D

kesi said...

its a lovely shape. dont ever give it away.

jess said...

Great outfit! I love the bow blouse.

LuLu said...

Stunning! Love your blouse =)


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jolaa said...

The outfit is so feminine! You look smashing;) how are your driving lessons going?

xoox

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Absolutely amazing and a color that suits you so well! It pops so beautifully :)

Sally said...

Love this skirt lady, such a versatile piece!

Angela said...

Very pretty top, looks great with that skirt :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Ang xxx

Ria said...

So classic the bow blouse. Als a big fan of zipper details.

Karen said...

That colour looks beautiful on you! I've always been afraid of colour myself and I'm so jealous of people like you who are able to wear it so well. Great look!

superumi said...

oh wow! when i look at these photos, your smile made my day!!! its really beautiful. and the top, the colour is amazing on you. i love it!!!

:)

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Ashley McConnell said...

you rock that color like nobody's business!

and that dress you thrifted is beautiful on you

x

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Sweet Confessions said...

great outfit!!! love the turban...






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Arietta said...

Hi Abi, thank you so much for your comment on my blog. You have a lovely blog and style and I became a follower! Hope to see you soon again in blog too! xxx

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Erica said...

Gorgeous blouse. I am on the lookout for a similar tie blouse

Josie said...

I adore this ladylike blouse shape -- so colorful and very chic!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Chic Therapy said...

i love the whole l ook...that top is amazing

Zarna said...

that turquoise blouse is AMAZING! you look stunning!

stayfabulous,
zarna
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Thrive on Novelty said...

Great outfit! love your blouse. Now following you xx

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Be your muse. said...

oh wow! I love ur style and your shoes!
and you're beautiful!

xx

Emilie said...

Love that bow blouse!

Rue des Modèles said...

great combination
Love that blouse with the dark skirt
Good!!

Iben said...

OMG! Gorgeous blouse! I've been looking for a pussy bow for such a long time.

CaliforniaCandy said...

Your outfits always inspire me, love the black and white pic, so gorgeous!

CaliforniaCandy said...

Your outfits always inspire me, love the black and white pic, so gorgeous!

pancakeSTACKER said...

That color is amazing! You're always so good at experimenting with bright, vivid colors! The little bow is a nice added touch!


Stop by again soon!
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Lindsay LeBoyer said...

that is a gorgeous color on you! I love the double zippers on the skirt too! By the way I am following you now, would love for you to do the same for me!

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MarchMusings said...

Nice touch with the collage. Since we are inspired (subconsciously) by a lot of things when creating an outfit, this makes so much sense. And the emerald green looks gorgeous on you.

Juliet said...

Very chic look!

juliet xxx

grace said...

such a lovely colour!! Great inspiration board too :)

Chest Cinema said...

you look beautiful. especially in the combo with that skirt.
XXXX

Fatiha Faulzi said...

The bow blouse is pretty. Liking the color of it.

Xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AHHHH. WHy must you always exude such fabulousness? I'm I envious? ABSOLUTELY.

I love that colour on you; it's basically the epitome of perfection. Yay for amazing finds!

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Christina said...

Girl? U look so damn beautiful! *-*
I think the colour is so perfect for you. ;) Its a really nice blouse.



kisses,
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KcomeKarolina said...

how cute this blouse is!|||
it's so cool you visited my blog and left your sweet comment! it makes me realy happy! remember you can keep in touch with my blog via blogger, bloglovin, facebook and twitter!

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Marina said...

i like your blouse !!!

xx Marina

Viv said...

beautiful classic outfit, love the blouse, the color is gorgeous on you




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SucceedingatFailing said...

I'm obsessing with bow blouses as well at the moment! I love how you have put the collage of the things that correlate with your outfit too! great post!

Tonio said...

ALL PICS ARE SO INSPIRING!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
LOVE YOUR BLOUSE!

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Im glad to have you on my blog!

Tonio said...

btw

FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR FOLLOW!

Little Miss Curious said...

Love the style! :)


xx
lmc

Pervesely Perfect said...

Hey Abi,

Love your bow blouse!! I got one in red from a vintage store. Hope your studies are well =] Minus all the procrastination. Don't feel too bad we gotta take a break sometimes!

-Emma
http://perverseflamexxvi.blogspot.com/

Miss Woody said...

what a gorgeous style ! love your blouse !

R. Gratz said...

1. You are gorgeous. 2. Love the blouse. 3. You are gorgeous.


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amalie said...

great outfit, really nice blouse !

My Own Strange Little World said...

Hi Abi!! I'm glad you liked my oufit!! Thanks a lot for your lovely comment... you're always so nice!! I really love your unique style!! You look so pretty in this last outfit!! Love the skirt too!!

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denise said...

wow that colour looks good on you!
thank you for you lovely comments!
love,
denise

Vicky K. said...

so nice!!

Vicky
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johanna said...

Your blouse is TO DIE for

LOOK OF STYLE said...

hey Abi!
Thanks for your comment!
I really like your outfit <3
Following you! Feel free to follow us :)

kisses, Elena
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Linka said...

Loving the blouse and the complete look! Great blog!

Thanks for visiting my site and especially for my virtual hug! I hope you come back soon...I may need a few more :)

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Ashley [Free Honey] said...

The bow blouses in Chloe's show caught my eye too! It's such a classic look. The color in your blouse is fantastic, too!

xoxo, Ashley

Ali said...

Your blouse is just great! I love it. It's a beautiful color and I agree, bow blouses are just amazing. Now I might need one.. :)

And that pool with the zipper.. that is just way cool.

Closet Fashionista said...

The color of that top is sooo pretty :D
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Diana said...

OMG! The colour of your blouse is AMAZING! You have such a great eye for picking out your clothes! :)

Kristel Louisa said...

Hello Abi,

I love this vintage look! The blouse looks gorgeous on you, the color is amazing.

Love,
Kristel

C. said...

Ah, what a great vintage find! Adding bow blouse to my growing thrift wish list. :)

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Anna said...

You look absolutely amazing!!!!!!! The blouse is to die for!

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jamie-lee said...

I LOVE that bow blouse on you. And wow, that pond is incredible, I love how it's a zipper!

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style-haus said...

you certainly did hit the jackpot with this blouse. beautiful color and paired perfectly with the zipped skirt.

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Ramona said...

I have to have bow blouse!!

You look stunning!

♥, ♥ your blouse!

xo Ra

Shatirah-Dstation said...

u look so gorgeous!
i really like the top pattern and print also color.hehe:))
i think i should find bow blouse too! :)

loves.

fashion junkie said...

I am so in need of a blouse like yours! It's so fabulous!

xoxo,
MelRod

NinaSafada said...

thank you so much for your comment abi :))
love the collage which inspired you to do that outfit!! I myself am especially hooked with that last photo of the green mouth, nails and ring...aaaah!!
you look so chic in that blouse with the head scarf!! :)) love the colours with that animal print!! oh and I especially love your shoes, I just started to look for some oxford style heels... :))
xoxo

Rita said...

You look so gorgeous! The blouse is beautiful, stunning colour & shape!

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Trishna said...

OH Abi I love your bow blouse it's just like the one I dream about every night but only in green.

And I really think the idea of a collage is genius, pure genius if you ask me. This one is so freaking cool. :)

Love form Toronto, Canada

Gucikas said...

nice blouse and shoes :)

jadore said...

Beautiful blouse! Love it

6roove said...

I just discovered your blog, lovely style!
adore the colors you're waering.

kisses :)
Watching the waves

Emma said...

Love your blouse...the green is fab x

Lena said...

another great set ..... I love this blouse.
inspiring pictures:)

Brittany said...

I LOVE all your outfits. I'm a follower now ;)

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May said...

You could not look more elegant!

stacey kelly said...

GORGEOUS blouse. this is such a classic look.

xo

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adri said...

I don't see very many shirts like that around, which makes me love it!

Danielle said...

Emerald is such a pretty color :)

Skinny Hipster... said...

Love the headwrap!!!

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