I’ve had this bow belt (and another one in red) for over a year now with its tags still attached, sitting inside my belt drawer. When I first bought it at H&M I thought it was adorable and something I could throw on any outfit for an adorable WTH? look 😛 a statement belt. I was wrong – I’ve tried it with so many outfits to only find myself cringing and tossing it back into my dresser. Defeated, I was getting close to selling it on eBay.
This past weekend, I had a cute dress in mind to wear to Mass on Sunday. A pretty pastel 3/4 sleeve floral shift dress I recently got from H&M. Well, the weather reports said it would be close to 90 and all I could think about was how many hours I’d need to endure in a long sleeve dress made of polyester – not fun. After scrambling for something else to wear, with my husband at the door [im]patiently waiting, I had this top and skirt on but wasn’t ecstatic about how it looked. This high-waisted skirt just was so flat it needed something. I opened up my belt drawer to see this bow belt laying on top of everything else. Despite a time crunch, I tried it on anyway and was pleasantly surprised. It made for a fun look without being too ridiculous (well, in my opinion lol). I guess I won’t be ebaying it any time soon after all.
After Sunday Mass, we headed to Beverly Hills for brunch at The Farm. Although it sounded pretentious on the menu, I couldn’t help but order the Lobster Salad. I was not disappointed. It was perfectly dressed with a light vinaigrette, generous chunks of lobster (both tail and claw pieces) combined with the crisp salad, salty bits of applewood smoked bacon and creamy avocado slices – it was amazing! I also tried a bite of my husband’s Lobster Club and it was just as delicious (similar ingredients, executed perfectly in sandwich form).
While we were dining, a frightening sight appeared. Okay, not frightening at all, 😀 if we weren’t in LA, I probably would be freaked out but things like this are strangely normal sights to see here. This awesome car pulled up – it’s fun to see that movie prop cars like this are actually functional – well, hopefully not the guns and missiles but I mean the car itself. The owner told us it’s the Black Beauty and I later found out that it’s from the movie The Green Hornet! Pretty cool, right?
Well, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this post & I appreciate all the sweet comments!
- Forever 21 Buttoned Lace Bodysuit (2008585967)
- Forever 21 Box Pleated Skirt (2011408286)
- H&M Bow Belt (old, but I love this Kate Spade patent leather bow belt you can find here or here)
- Christian Louboutin Decollette 868 100 Glittart Pumps (call Christian Louboutin stores, or check out this impressive inspiration pair here)
- Marc Jacob Heart Mirror Necklace (only available in Marc Jacob stores, similar here and here)
- MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
- MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
- Nars Super Orgasm Blush
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Lace Beige 216
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Urban Decay’s Half Baked, Suspect, Half Baked, Tease, Snakebite and Foxy from their Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
- Lancome Noir Artliner
- Lancome Hypnôse Doll Lashes
- Beauty supply stores #WSP or Wispies Lashes
- Ardell DUO Dark Eyelash Adhesive
i love this outfit!!!April 23, 2012 at 11:52 am
I love that bow I’m so glad you kept it! It really makes the outfit I think I was drawn to it when looking at the pictures. The lace top is a nice touch as well 🙂April 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm
Sooooo adorable !! Love the nude and black combo and the big bow!April 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm
Love the skirt!
FIRST DUTCH VOGUE GIVEAWAY!April 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm
I actually LOVE the bow, so adorable and the perfect statement for this outfit! And I swooning over your CL shoes!!
xo, Yi-chiaApril 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm
such a cute outfit! I”m jealousss – we have a rain all week here! 🙁
stelladot.com/monicaleeApril 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm
So glad you kept that darling belt! You wore it well and I love bows! You can sell the other to me anytime! haha!
XOXOApril 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm
hey girl! I just read your post & FELL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HEELS! When you linked to a similar pair, I stopped all the work I was doing, & bought them. Yes, within minutes of reading this post. You are a terrible influence ;P Thanks for sharing your style with us! LOVE IT!
http://www.theShopaholic247.comApril 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Thank you so much!!! & Yay! Happy shopping 😀 lol Hope you love them, let me know how they work out!! XoxApril 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Adorable look! ^^ Such a cute bow + skirt.
– SatuApril 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Indie by heart
You look so cute!
Thank you for your lovely comment, dear!
SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.comApril 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm
I JUST DIED OVER THIS OUTFIT.April 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm
i want the whole thing–hair, outfit, SHOES, bow.
I absolutely love your blog, anything that mixes a little food + style is right for me! beautiful bow skirt 🙂
Treasure StateApril 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm
😀 food & fashion, my two loves. lol thank you!April 25, 2012 at 11:29 am
OMG the car is AWESOME AHHHH and i love ur pleated skirt! so sweet!April 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm
Ginger and Lace
That belt looks absolutely PERFECT with that look! I LOVE it! Can’t wait to see you wear the one in red. You look like a present, LOL!!!
7eventh LetterApril 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm
That shoes are so magical !!! ! Come to visit my page and follow me if you like itApril 24, 2012 at 4:42 am
you look cute!! i love the shirt 🙂
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Fabulous outfit with the bow skirt and I love those shoes!April 24, 2012 at 5:59 am
I think the bow belt looks amazing on you- you styled it perfectly.
And I’m now craving a lobster salad, thank you very much. 🙂April 24, 2012 at 8:55 am
Ha, that would have really freaked me out! lol I think the bow belt is really cute with that skirt and blouse! You look gorgeous!April 24, 2012 at 10:30 am
I Loved your skirt and shoes …. beautiful <3
kahApril 24, 2012 at 11:52 am
I love that bow…so cute!! http://www.casualglamorous.comApril 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm
your outfit is divine! i like the black lace & fun surprise bow belt. looks like a nice time at the restaurant. that movie prop car is crazy.April 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm
love the look!April 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm
The biggest Louboutin pigalle fansite in the world!
Very elegant chic!!! Those shoes are uber hot!!! They are a classic and great investment!April 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm
Oh and the food looks extra delish…i always love your food shots! Im a foodie too..hehe
love this outfit!!! you are adorable I had the belt in red and I loaned it to a friend who never returned it 🙁 I have been frantically trying to find one ever sense! Any chance you would be willing to sell one?October 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm