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The little black bow

Posted on: 18 March 2011

Back when I first started this blog, I wore all manner of bows. From big red hairbands reminiscent of Hello Kitty to dainty little bows that I would just slide into my hair. I still have a bowl full of them but I have to say, I don't reach for them anymore. I think I could probably have a DIY session with some of the bigger ones and transform them into bow ties. The one below is a brooch/hair clip which is one of the few that I occasionally add to my outfit these days. Oh and yes, the broderie anglaise blouse is a new addition to my wardrobe. It's so clean and white and it makes me feel Summery already! I wonder how many of us will be rocking the white trend in the Summer?
Little black bow outfit
Blouse (H&M) Cardigan (River Island) Bow (TopShop) Jeggings (c/o Next) Belt (Accessorize) Shoes (Oasis)
little black bow detail
Twisted belt
It's funny how style changes over time but also how blogs evolve too. From the days when I didn't show my face to mirror shots which are saved only for fitting room photos these days. Onwards to the present day where my photos are against that all too familiar brick wall. I think after reading how other people describe my blog, (thank you Shouting ID) it's really made me think. I don't post as often as I used to and I only blog when I have something interesting to share with little in the form of filler posts. I also don't like to have constant outfit posts either...so I guess you can expect the next post to be non outfit related! I've also learnt a lot about myself and it's surprised me how personal it is but I guess that's helped to shape the blog. It's definitely taken time to find my voice and figure out who I am on this blog. How about you guys?

PS: I somehow made it on to the Most Wanted Fashion 100 2011 list again in the 'Ones to Watch - UK Fashion Blogs' category along with lots of other wonderful bloggers! It put the hugest smile on my face so thank you to the Most Wanted crew. Yay!

63 comments:

  1. First off, YAY for being in the ones to watch! Amazing :D

    Second, I love how you've reused the bow - it's actually really subtle, but a lovely addition to that shirt.

    I know exactly what you mean about evolving with the blog, and I've only been going a fraction of the time you have! It's definitely a massive learning curve- both about the blogosphere and yourself. x

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  2. I love your red cardi! When did you get that? x

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  3. I really love this outfit. You look so adorable. =o)

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  4. Love this outfit Winnie. Well done on the top 100 :) xx

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  5. well done for getting to the top 100! Love your look, that bow is so cute. I would like to do some whites this summer, but they're not too forgiving againt my complexion.
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  6. I love the bow...bows make everything good!

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  7. Great details, but I am crazy for the cardi!

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  8. I love the bow. I have been on a huge bowtie binge lately and just learned how to tie them last month. I think they so perfect on women. really adorable

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  9. I love blogs and personal journey they take you on.. I'm having a kind of time off from full on engaging with my blog because of dissertation and I miss it terribly! I didn't have time to read everyone's blogs, and to comment at all :( I can't wait to see where my blog and blog friendships take me in the future though, and the fact that I wil be developing together with it, it's so exciting :)
    on the other note.. I never really wear bows.. maybe I should give it a try though. :P

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  10. I can tell we'll be having a massive conversation about this on thurs! I've been thinking about this a lot and I can't beleive how much I've changed style and blogwise and how I've added close-ups only in the last 7 months or so. I love reading varied blogs as well as outfit blogs, but I guess you see more of the person with the former, which is always good. My voice is pretty much figured out but oh my, what a minefield to get there!
    I was always following your blog, but now I've made it public!

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  11. well done for making it on to the list! :) You always look great in your outfit posts.

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    x

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  12. Ooo, love how you wore the bow. It looks really cool, and the red cardi is pretty.

    My style has changed so much since I started blogging. I'm far more confident nowadays and more willing to experiment.

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  13. I have changed SO much since I started blogging and I am proud of that. I think I'm still finding my feet but I'm slowly getting there :) Congratulations lady! That's fantastic! :D I love the bows too...

    Maria xxx

    P.S. Who DOESN'T love a brick wall?! ;)

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  14. i think ive changed alot since blogging too but then i dleted everything XD started again :p i love the bow and im just going to look at u r old posts now :p

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  15. that is an adorable outfit, love the little bow! and the red sweater really pops :)



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  16. congrats for making it to the list girl !
    i love that bow tie accent !

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  17. wow congratulations on everything!
    Yes, it is always really funny to look at blogger's archives and see how they've changed, isn't it?
    And the blouse is so cool, I've always read about broderie anglaise in late19th century novels and never knew what was it (and never bothered to google it either, silly me).

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  18. Very sweet belt (and bow)! Thank you for posting :)

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  19. lovely outfit!
    the bow accent is so adorable!
    and congratulations for being in the list!

    have a great weekend
    xoxo
    little miss fhenny

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  20. I think our style is constantly changing, and it's awesome to be able to look back on how you used to dress etc. via your blog!

    Well done on making it onto the Most Wanted Fashion blog list again, woo!

    Leia

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  21. Ngaawww, you look so cwute! Love the bow tie, love love love it ^-^.

    I've just noticed - you've reached 500 followers! You should have a celebration...

    xxx

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  22. That bow on your blouse looks so cute! Oh i so wish i could see this dolly jumper you had, sounds adorable :D
    xxxxxxxx

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  23. Cute, I don't wear enough bows!

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  24. Congratulations on being one of the blogs to watch :) And also I can believe that, because I didn't start watching Skins until the second series came out, so I had a lot of catching up to do. I love your blog and it is weird how blogging changes over the time you do it. Love the little bow on your outfit :) xxx

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  25. this outfit is just wonderful and the bow brooch bow tie is just fab =) congrats on the up and coming mention, your blog is really terrific and you totally deserve it.


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  26. yeah Winnie I hear that. It's great how you have a document change, I have a bowl of hair flowers and I'm the same. I dress more as a mother now, I found out I was pregnant and I knew my style had to change, blogging helped that. I adore that cardi :) and congrats on making the list hunni xxxx

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  27. adorable bow! and massive well done on making that prestigious list!

    Helen, X
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  28. grats on the list! this bow thing is really cute. all the bows i have are too short to tie under my collar. i must get some from the craftstore. you've inspired me <3


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  29. the red cardigan adds such a wonderful pop of color!

    xoxo
    Christine
    www.aquietdetermination.blogspot.com

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  30. Awwww congratulations with featured in 'Most Wanted Fashion 100 2011'
    You totally deserve it :)

    Bows are cute and timeless really..
    I mean you can't ignore something cute right?

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  31. And lol i'm your 500th follower btw :D

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  32. really loving this look :)
    it's fashion forward but it's still wearable!! x

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  33. The outfit is gorgeous - I love the addition of the bow!

    Blogging is a funy old thing, I tend to cringe a bit when I look back at some of my old posts, but they just show how we've changed and how we've evolved since then. I love how a blog is such a lovely record of the life of the blogger.

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  34. hi winnie dear.
    what a nice outfit. love that red cardigan- it looks great on you.
    about london, i'd definitely consider moving there but i don't know how to make it happen. with my job and by moving.. but it's on my want to do list.
    Hopefully i'll make it happen next autumn for a couple of months at least..
    hope you're enjoying your weekend
    x

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  35. i'm so proud of you! i feel like your mum or something! and i love your little bow neck tie :) xx

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  36. You always look so adorable.
    I love the bow on you. <3
    One of the best reasons for taking pictures of your fashion is to watch how your style evolves through time. It really is amazing.

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  37. Congrats on the blog recognition! I love how you wear bows, especially because I could never pull it off.

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  38. The black bow is cute and chic and somehow v French looking to me. And yay for the 'ones to watch' list! xx

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  39. Hi my dear-the black bow really makes your outfit, the blouse is very pretty and your red cardi goes great with it all xxx

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  40. Love your bow and that cardigan. I won't be wearing much white as I always manage to dribble or throw food on myself. Having said that though I do keep a Tide stain remover pen in my purse.

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  41. Congrats on the list! I love the bow, so cute, x

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  42. Congrats on being one to watch!

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  43. Wow! I love your blog!! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and said hello!

    Your outfit is so cute. I love the DIY bow tie idea! I would love to see that. Congrats on the list!! So exciting!

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  44. Bows are so neat ! :) And such a nice cardigan!
    I agree, it's interesting to see a development in yourself. It's cool!

    And yey, congratz ! :)

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  45. ah I love bows too!!! Great look! i like to wear my husband's bow ties!

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  46. BLogs are great just for that, you'll get to see how much your style changes!

    Juliet xxx

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  47. ohh that bow is the cutest!!xx

    :D

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  48. lovely outfit and nice blog!!
    take a look at my blog and my giveaway if you want! :D
    kiss

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  49. You look bloody adorable AND dow-dacious! See what I did there? x

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  50. aww~, u look cute.. I'm not really confident with the white trend :/, cause I dont really feel comfortable in white :)

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  51. Congrats!!! And I love your black bow, so cute!

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  52. I think I don't wear enought bows! You look adorable!


    Camila F.

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  53. Gosh, you are adorable!! :) I used to be in love with all things bows as well.. I still like them, but definitely not as much as I used to.

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  54. Love this outfit, I love the combination of red, white and a bow! I know what you mean about evolving, I finally feel like I'm kind of into a flow with my blog now.

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  55. Really love how you've done this bow!!

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  56. That bow is really cute :) And yes I agree that you can learn a lot about yourself through blogs, when I first started off, it was hard for me to write about my thoughts freely but now everything comes naturally right off my fingertips.

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  57. You can't go wrong with a bow, so cute and delicate on you!

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  58. Hey,you look so pretty :) I like this bow :) Kisses!

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  59. Well done on making the Most Wanted list :)

    It is strange how blogs evolve. I've recently been considering this with my blog.. just seeing what I like to post about these days compared to at the start and how much more sophisticated it's (probably) become since 2008. I'm considering outfit posts. Every six months or so I go through this urge to show my style to my readers but then for some reason I talk myself out of it.

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