Considering that it's August, I should be thinking about fall. And fall fashion. 'Tis the season, or soon will be. And after my post last week about the blue shirt vs the white shirt, I've been considering tops. Blouses in particular. Then I saw this e-mail from Net-a-porter.com in my mailbox.
I do love a silk blouse, especially one with ruffles, or a tie neck, or even a "pussy bow." Pussy Bow blouses (or pussy cat bow, as they were originally called) have been around for years, decades... a century, even. And according to Net-a-porter.com, they're back.
And not just Net-a-porter. Preston Davis featured these "forever pieces" from the Wall Street Journal article recently on her blog Keep It Chic. WSJ's article "Your Style Guide to Pre-Fall Collections" included a lovely cream tie blouse by Derek Lam.
And they haven't actually been gone that long, you know. This outfit on Ines de la Fressange, was labelled one of the "must have looks" in 2011.
And it so happens that I own a pussy bow blouse, that still fits, and that I still love. It's a purple Tory Burch blouse from 2008. See.
I hauled it out last Christmas because I thought I might wear it with my leather trousers to a Christmas house party that Hubby and I always attend. But as it happens I wore something else. So poor pussy bow blouse has sat unworn since...oh... 2012, at least.
Well, let fall 2015 be its season of resurrection. I can wear it with my Helmut Lang jacket, my faded Citizens of Humanity jeans and these burgundy Tory Burch flats in the early fall.
Or when the temperature drops later in the fall, I can wear it with these Paige high-rise skinny jeans, my black Stuart Weitzman loafers, and my new grey Vince coat sweater.
And speaking of women who know how to tie on a pussy bow... Margaret Thatcher was famous for her bows. She thought they softened her look. Who knew she thought about such things. Blog and learn, Suz...blog and learn.
Now I have to wrap up this post before I do something silly like chucking my i-pad mini out the window, or taking a large hammer to it. I'm at my mum's this week, and trying to write this post on my i-pad is...well... challenging... frustrating... and inefficient. I apologize for any weird anomalies of formatting.
So, I'm signing off and instead of considering committing violence against technology... I'm going to make a cup of tea and consider all the other ways I can wear my old/new pussy bow blouse this fall.
What about you? Are you a fan of the pussy bow blouse?
Linking up this week with: What I Wore at The Pleated Poppy, Passion 4 Fashion at Rachel the Hat, Fun Fashion Friday at Fashion Should Be Fun, Friday Finds at Forage Fashion, Casual Friday at Two Thirty-Five Designs, Hello Monday (at More Pieces of Me and Sincerely Jenna Marie), and Fabulous Friday at A Pocketful of Polkadots