Put a Bow on it

One of the things I love most about fashion is that a single accessory can completely change the look of an outfit. Today’s outfit is a classic example.  I had planned to wear the top and skirt alone, but felt like something was missing.  Then…I put a bow it.

Bow, http://chicinacademia.com

The bow is from Asos and is simply AH-maze-ing.  Love it and always get so many compliments on it!  It’s a bowtie, so there is no actual tying, which is perfect for me because I am bow-tying challenged. Below is the bow I purchased, along with other versions available on the website.

Aren’t they super fun??  A great alternative to the classic statement necklace.  Let me know if you end up purchasing any of these and how you decide to style it/them.  If you are on Instagram, feel free to tag me!  I’ll regram them on my personal instagram account in a outfit recap post. 🙂

Have a great weekend, friends!  Get lots of rest and remember to take some time away from technology to spend quality time with the ones you love.  ❤

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Neutral Ground

I’m actively trying to rotate items in my closet and wear as many things that I own as possible.  Today’s outfit was a result of that attempt.  The top, believe it or not, had been sitting in my closet for 7 months!  My sister gave it to me for Christmas and sadly, it had just sat there…for months.  The skirt had been sitting in my closet for over a year, sadly.  Sigh.  Partly because I could not fit into it a few months ago, but also because I have a bad habit of not circulating my clothes often enough.  That ends today!

Neutral Work outfit, http://chicinacademia.com

View from above, http://chicinacademia.com

Walmart Necklace, http://chicinacademia.com

Nine West Shoes, http://chicinacademia.com

Marshalls heels, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Skirt – Forever 21 old, similar here, herehere, and here and here; Top – Windsor Store, similar here and here; Shoes, $30 Nine West via Marshalls, check stores but similar here and here; Necklace – Walmart here; Bracelets – Forever 21, here.

For those who love the shoes in this post, know that they are currently sold at a Marshall’s store near you!  They were $30, are super comfy, and a must-have for any professional wardrobe.  Highly recommend you get them if you don’t already own a pair! The pearl cluster necklace is also a must, in my opinion.  It’s classic, goes with so many things, and for $5 it’s a purchase you just cannot pass up.

Well, friends, hope you enjoyed this outfit recap!  Have a happy Tuesday and I look forward reading your comments in the comments section below!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!