Tie One On

So recently I’ve been loving yellow and everything in the lime, mustard, saffron, etc category  Anyone notice a food theme here? Hmmmmm. Anyway. That being said I’ve been particularly drawn to black and yellow but for many people it reminds them of this little guy. I confess I was once one of those people and will even let you in on a little secret. My 7th grade boyfriend had a black and yellow stripped polo shirt and I took a few “opportunities” to tease him it was his bumble bee shirt. We’re still friends and I STILL tease him about it (sorry Brian) but more as a trip down memory lane than anything else. Since I’ve changed my tune on the color combo I’m hoping this can serve as an apology to him… and all the bumble bee’s of the world. IMG 1223 666x1000  Tie One OnIMG 1216 689x1000  Tie One OnIMG 1237 960x640  Tie One On

If you’ve checked out the blog previously you may have noticed I enjoy the menswear trend on women. While I wear a lot of classic pieces I also enjoy walking the androgynous style line. For me style is akin to playing a role on stage so what I’m willing to wear is pretty broad. It connects me to a different part of my personality each time. Do you ever feel like you’re playing a style role in your own life?

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Stealing Mr. T’s tie (I’m now starting my own collection) I set off to pull together a black and yellow look that didn’t have me resembling a pollinator of flowers. Wanting to wear this sweater again and I thought this was a great way to add some sparkle and textural interest to this look. These Chinese Laundry pumps were the perfect pop of color to keep me from looking like a tiny animal kingdom member. If you don’t have blue shoes yet I would highly encourage you to consider their merit. I wear mine all the time. Trust me. You’ll LOVE them!IMG 1248 960x702  Tie One OnIMG 1247 960x640  Tie One OnIMG 1168 716x1000  Tie One On

Since solid colors make up the major players in this look I chose a printed bag to break up the view. Grab one that’s complimentary in print and color without being a distraction. This look could be worn for a party, date or just being out with friends. So if you were a black and yellow hatter before have I changed your mind? Are there any styles concepts you hated as a kid but now embrace? Hopefully Brian and the bee population will forgive me. Fingers crossed!

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Pants & Bag – H&M // Blouse – J.Crew // Sweater – The Limited // Heels – Chinese Laundry // Tie – Agnes B // Earrings – ? // Rings – Forever 21, unknown & vintage // Bracelets – J.Crew, Swarvoski & raided from mom // Watch – Seiko

    7 responses to “Tie One On”

    1. Sarah says:

      Love it! Those Chinese Laundry shoes add the perfect pop!

    2. Malsert says:

      This is my favorite look yet Miss Manners!

    3. […] new but I loved this one because of the faux tie (you may remember my affinity for an actual tie here and here). Oh yeah and helloooooo, SEQUINS! I can’t help it. I love variety. I love […]

    4. The details really make this outfit stand out: The tie, the cobalt shoes, the black and white clutch…I love all of it!

      Found you via the Real Girl Style linky

    5. What a great outfit! I love how you made a tie look feminine. I host a style link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-first-ever-my-style-monday.html

    6. Melody says:

      I love those Chinese Laundry shoes! What a fun way to add color to any outfit.

    7. […] may have seen me in a tie before (here & also here) but for this look I veered more monochromatic. Actually the shoes, not the tie […]

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