Monday, January 31, 2011

OOTD: All Pencil & Some Bows

First of all, thank you for loving my peacock eye makeup! I was very pleased to be able to replicate what I saw on the magazine. If anyone is looking for a whole lot of colours in small portions, may I recommend the Coastal Scents 88 colour palettes? They are cheap (again, that's relative I suppose) and the quality is great, super easy to put on with strong staying power and brilliant colour selections. That's what I used for my peacock eye. They have other palettes too so you can check out and see what rocks your boat.

Following Claire's, Elizabeth's, Beth's, Valerie'sand Nicole's lead on pencil skirts, I've remembered that I had a pencil skirt from ASOS which I have not reviewed so I dug it out along side with some accessories that I had for years and never used.

I had these neck bows and suspenders in my wardrobe for ages. When I mean ages, I mean like 5 - 8 years at least and I've never once wore them! I feel determined to bring on the justice and let them see the sun at least once. Suspenders are so difficult for women with boobs. If I put them on each side of the boob, it looks way obscene. If I let them lay on my boobs, it looks odd and constricted. These pictures above are just for your viewing pleasure. I stuck with the red neck bow look because I think at least I looked like a huge present walking and that's cute!

Verdict for the ASOS CURVE Bengaline Tab Front Pencil Skirt:

This skirt is very elastic! It has an elasticated waistband and the material of the skirt itself can mold itself to your shape pretty well. I have never found a pencil skirt that fits so this is my first and I am pretty happy about it even though there's still some room for improvement. I feel that given the versatility of the material that it is made of can bring me far in the long run. I don't have to dress up for work so I always attempt to dress down with this. What I do wish for this skirt to have for more belt loops so that I can wear a belt over the waistband. It does have all but 2 belt loops (if they are even for belts at all) and if I put a belt over it, the belt will move around which is quite annoying.

Bows for the ASOS CURVE Bengaline Tab Front Pencil Skirt:


Thank you to dc and Hannah for more blog awards!

Skirt: ASOS Curve Bengaline Tab Front Pencil Skirt
Tshirt: Cotton On
Black Neck Bow: ?
Red Neck Bow: A shop off Bugis Village
Suspenders: Topman
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins

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Blogger Alex said...

aww cute bow checkout my new giveaway if youd like Im giving away a red hairbow! :) I love your photos !

January 31, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger thomessa said...

I go through the same issue with my suspenders, they're just collecting dust in my closet because my boobs make them look really weird, and thats a shame because I really like suspenders. I was looking around in my gramma's closet today (she has a lot of vintage clothes) for a pencil skirt, but they all seemed so constricting, and the one your wearing seems really casual, but the belt loop issue would bother me. Otherwise, you look great! :)

January 31, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

You are adorable!!
Sounds like a good skirt! My pencil skirt is tight and constricting, and all around uncomfortable, and it always rips because it's got no give. This sounds like a much better skirt! Thanks for the review.

January 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Coco L. said...

I don't wear suspenders for that reason - they need to make suspenders for us boobalicious betties! Buuuut I do love that pencil skirt on you! Pencil skirts are probably my favorite pieces of wardrobe, because they're so flattering on everyone; and your bowtie rocks my world. I want one now... These pics = adorable. I especially love the second to last one! You're so freaking cute!

xoxo coco

January 31, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I have a similarly huge eye shadow palette and now I'm determined to try the peacock make-up myself!

I love the red hairbow look! It really looks so cute! Actually, I've been thinking of an outfit with suspenders as well (although I don't have any suspenders at the moment), just because I'm wondering how it would look on me :D

January 31, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger aroselikethis said...

these pictures are so cute and i love the bow tie look! i own a vintage multicoloured one myself but i've yet to style it with anything, but you've given me a few ideas :)

looking lovely as always xx

January 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Lovin' Linda said...

oh so cute!

January 31, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

These pictures are so cute! I'm in love with your bow tie and braces set.. you do look like a cute present!! xx

January 31, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

Really cute skirt! It looks great on you! I like your little bow necklaces too.

Thanks for your comment! I was actually a bit apprehensive about pairing rust tights with navy and plaid, but I think it worked out well!

Kirstin Marie

January 31, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger laura said...

I LOVE!!!!! those suspenders! They look playful and so much fun.

January 31, 2011 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Monkey said...

So cute! I love the bows and braces!! Good work :P

February 1, 2011 at 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Stiletto Siren said...

OMG i love suspenders! You are so cute!

February 1, 2011 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger Natalie Mulford said...

Love this! It's super cute! I adore the bow ties!

February 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

I have the exact skirt. Perhaps maybe one day I will make an outfit post. I only bought it so I could wear it to interviews and stuff (and I'm an education student so a future teacher having a pencil skirt is a must.)

You look so cute.

February 1, 2011 at 2:59 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Love the bowtie! As a a woman with boobs, I can see how suspenders would be tricky. The pencil skirt looks like a great find :)

February 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

your photographs are so cute <33
love the bowtie! :)
-Rosie x

February 1, 2011 at 3:31 AM  
Blogger ThriftyMomma said...

Love the bow! It gives a pop to an otherwise solid palette. I think I'm to old to wear bows *pout* oh to be young and cute again!! wishing upon a star :)

February 1, 2011 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger pearlslaceandruffles said...

You look lovely hon! The skirt looks great on you, i'm a big fan of pencil skirts xoxo

February 1, 2011 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Red bows! Yeah! Love them and love it as a pop of collar with the gray and black!

February 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Can I have some of your cuteness? ha I adore these bow ties and your suspenders! So quirky and cute :)

February 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

Love love love the outfit! The bow ties are such a cute touch x

February 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Eve Gore said...

baby, i love your style!
you are so cute!

i'm following you!

a lot of kisses from poland! :*

February 2, 2011 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger Le blog de Letilor said...

Very good idea the bow on your neck, it is so cute.

February 2, 2011 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger Marisa Noelle said...

I totally agree...when I was younger and not nearly as curvy/chesty I had not issues rocking the is a different story. They look adorable on you though and I love the red bow!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Following you now:) xx Marisa

February 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Yeah, thank you for pointing out that seemingly obvious fact about boobs and suspenders. I had never thought of it before, but I HAVE thought about purchasing suspenders...very glad I didn't, and I'm wiping the notion entirely out of my head now, because I have a nice set of 34Ds that would not work with them AT ALL.

I will, however, consider a cute little bow-tie, since it looks SO FREAKING CUTE on you!

February 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

These pictures of your are absolutely adorable! You look so cute in your suspenders! And thanks for the review on the pencil skirt. God knows how difficult it is to find one that fits well and doesn't emphasize problem areas--belly anyone? :)

February 2, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

hey! i gave you an award :) check it out!

February 2, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Emma Jade said...

those bows are super cute! I love the braces too :)

February 3, 2011 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

love the outfit, all the bow accessories are amazing

Bow Dream Nation xx

February 3, 2011 at 5:44 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I love the looks! I have one pencil skirt and really haven't pulled it out yet this season!! You've inspired me!

Sparrow & Urchin

February 3, 2011 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Ariel Maile Adkins said...

Geez, you look cute! The suspenders are such a great idea!

February 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Jennifer aka. Jasifer said...

LOVE THIS LOOK! you're too cute <3

February 3, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger SheShotta said...

the red bow is so cute ! pencil skirts are a must have ! xo


February 3, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous potpie du monde said...

LOVING the suspenders & that red bow tie! so adorable :) Love the way you use all your accessories!

February 4, 2011 at 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Eryn said...

I love love love that last photo! Such a sweet idea to wear the bow tie with the suspenders with a simple tee and skirt!

February 4, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Amaris said...

I've actually never heard any reviews about it! I accidentally stumbled across it in Macy*s, haha. And I agree with you when you say that suspenders are difficult to wear! I think they look really cute, but they look so awkward, hahaha!

February 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger BBM said...

u totally just reminded me of the hubz rainbow suspenders! uve inspired me to steal from him. as always, u look lovely my dear! have a great weekend! xoxo!

February 5, 2011 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Morgaine said...

this is super super cute! x

February 5, 2011 at 2:15 AM  
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