Borrowed from the boys: The Bow Tie

January 19, 2014

Woman with bow tie outfit

I love menswear inspired looks (go herehere or here for some of my boyish looks) and for my youngest son's birthday (yeah, both of my sons birthdays were in the same week) I decided to sport a look with a  bow tie (borrowed from their closet). My second son is more in to classic and traditional fashion, therefore every time I go out with him I dress up playful. Funny, but it seems like he appreciates my spontaneous sense of style, which is the opposite of what he likes for himself.
Early that day, I needed to take care some business, so I wanted to dress casual yet appropriate for his birthday dinner later in the night. Denim over denim is pretty much my running errands uniform and by adding a preppy polka dots blazer (also worn here) and heels, I believe I transformed this look from being too casual to semi-casual. The bow tie came as the masculine and playful touch, which actually was my favorite piece from this look.

Me encanta los estilos masculinos (visita aquíaquí o aquí para ver algunos de mis estilos) y para el cumpleaños de mi hijo menor (si, los dos cumplen años la misma semana) me decidí llevar un estilo con un corbatín(del armario de ellos). A mi hijo menor le gusta mas la moda con estilo tradicional o clásica y cada vez que salgo con él me gusta darle un toque juguetón a mi look. Lo chistoso es que parece que el aprecia más mi estilo espontáneo, el cual es completamente opuesto a lo que le gusta para el.
Temprano en el día, tuve que ir hacer unos negocios y otros mandados personales, por lo cual la mayoría de veces los vaqueros son los mas cómodos de llevar. Considerando que teníamos que celebrar su cumpleaños en la noche, me decidí ponerme un blazer de bolitas y tacones para darle a mi look un aire mas formal y presentable. El corbatín fue el detalle masculino y juguetón y que la verdad fue mi toque preferido en este look.

Outfit with blue shoes

Bow tie with denim

Woman wearing bow tie

For the ladies that emailed me asking about my bag, I'm happy to show you a picture of what I can fit in it. I can take my Macbook pro 13"(case by Kate Spade as well), large makeup bag, wallet, phone and many other small goodies (sunglasses with case, keys, etc.) in the center compartment. The name of the bag is Charlotte Street Milles, but it's sold out in most places online. You can always check for Kate Spade's newer versions.

Kate Spade Tote Bag

Blazer/Chaqueta: Target
Denim shirt/Camisa vaquera: Current Elliott. 
Jeans/Vaqueros: J. Brand. 
Bag/Bolso: Kate Spade. 
Pumps/Tacones: Gianvito Rossi. 


  1. I love all the polka dots in the bag. I try and sneak in a dose of polka dots everyday! Your outfit is playful, and just what we need to see mid January!

  2. adoro tu chaqueta. es preciosa!!!!!

  3. Super cute outfit!!

  4. Anonymous5:49 AM

    Oh I absolutely LOVE this look :-D The blazer with the shirt and the boyfriend jeans are already a fantastic combo, but the bow tie really adds the perfect finishing touch.

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  6. hi dear carelia,your blog is lovely and i really like that outfit :)
    the boyfriend pants and the blazer go so well together,very stylish

  7. I absolutely love your outfit :) you look beautiful :)hugs Beatac

  8. Me encanta tu estilo, estás espectacular.
    Un beso

  9. Very cute outfit.


  10. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Adore it! Me encanta como the divertes y experimentas con las piezas de tu closet, el look es genial, es muy chic y tiene un aire juguetón y masculino muy bonito, gran idea para celebrar a tu niño, que coincidencia que ambos cumpleaños sean tan cerca, espero hayan tenido una semana muy divertida celebrando a los birthday boys!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  12. Un look perfecto!!!
    Un besos guapa

  13. I adore this whole outfit. I've seen the jacket at Target, I might need it too! Love how you paired it with blues which look great on you!

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  14. You're rocking that bow tie. And the blazer is so cute...wish we had Target over here.

  15. I've always wanted a bow tie!

  16. totally in lovee!

  17. wow, you are one hot mama, looove your mood, the vibe, the bun, everything, and it was quite interesting to see what is in your bag :-) Zhanna from

  18. Literally. You wear the bow tie so naturally, I didn't even realize it first! :) xx

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  19. I absolutely loveee this look and your pink lip! its perfection

  20. This is a great look! You look adorable!!


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