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black and white cardi: Forever 21 :: bow tee: DIY :: denim:Old Navy::
booties: Payless

I've gone a little bow-crazy these past few days. This is the first of many bow DIYs that you'll be seeing in this blog. I promise, you will be entertained. I went to bring my husband some food while he was working late last night while wearing this stripey bow outfit, and he asked, "was this outfit inspired by Klaus Nomi?" He knows me all too well. 

The bow on this is a little lopsided. I blame it on my overeagerness to finish the project. I still like it, however, and am making outfit combinations in my head as I type this post. I'm really proud of this bow that I made since I sewed all the seams, not just glued or folded it. It's very sturdy and can be thrown in the wash if needed. That's probably why I still plan on wearing this imperfect tee.

Do you have imperfect pieces that you still wear or cling to?
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58 comments:

  1. i just wanted to tell you that i am so in love with this look especially the bow!

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  2. You are so crafty! The bow is the perfect addition to your double stripes. Love all your cute photos today too!

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  3. There's nothing wrong with being imperfect! These photos are adorable and I admire your craftiness.

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  4. Laura, your facial expressions are too funny girl! You've got me laughing this morning. I think we all have at least one imperfect piece. You are hilarious! Girl, have a great weekend! ((HUG))
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  5. Cute little bub!! Did I mentioned I love bows too??
    Really cute outfit....happy Friday friend!!

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  6. you looks so cute, i like the stripes ;-)

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  7. I love the DIY bow - so, so, so cute! What a fun idea and I love it with the stripes.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. hahaha - Love your facial expressions my dear. Normally I would say that stripe on stripe is overwhelming but I think it actually looks good here. I think the bow really did the job. Kudos! You are so creative and talented L! I feel like I got the short end of the stick in life - I can't cook nor can I sew: my poor family! They really lucked out too, hahaha. Have a great weekend girl!

    Thu

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  9. I love the big bow you made! It doesn't look lopsided at all to me. Your topknot is really fun, too.

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  10. I'm in love with this!!! I made a bunch of bows too, for Halloween and they're big also. the bigger the better C: so so cute ma'am!

    anastasia

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  11. You can never have to many bows! :) I wish I was handier with a needle and thread! I really need to sort through my clothes, I'm terrible for clinging onto something that really should have been binned ages ago! x

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  12. Ah! How cute are you??!? That bow is seriously adorable. I love this whole outfit!

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  13. So cute!! And I love your glasses!

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  14. The bow tie is adorable! The lopsideness gives it personality :D

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  15. That bow is perfect!! I love that it's wonky-I'm a little wonky so...:) being wonky is fun!!
    All your outfits have such personality! You are inspiring me!

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  16. I love how u've mixed those stripes!

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  17. The mixing of those different stripes is so cool! And that bow is really the cutest! :) have a great weekend. xoxo

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  18. This is such a cute look!
    I really want to find a top with a bow.
    I'm not so great in DIY things. >_< Haha~

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  19. Such a fun and quirky outfit- I love your hair up like that and the bow is too fun (you should sell them on etsy!) Absolutely adorable!

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  20. i found it! your blog! so cute :) who knew we both had blogs for all this time!?!

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  21. Love that sweater
    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Eek! Love that you've mixed stripes here...very fun and different. Plus you've got a bow on, which is absolutely my favourite thing in the world.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the bow and the mixing of stripes going on in this little number!!
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  24. Oh super cute bow!!!!! I'm all crazy about bow ties too but I haven't had the brains to mix and match the two that I have recently. I can't wait to get up and wear them soon! I love whole mix of your outfit! I don't think I'd ever have the guts to wear two stripes together, but you never know :D This outfit will go in my outfit inspiration folder for sure!

    I think the bow tie I made is one of those imperfect things I'm totally in love with. I haven't even washed it since I used it cause I feel like it's just going to fall apart. I will need to fix it up soon! :D

    Have a great weekend Laura! Oh and I loved seeing some teeth in one of the photos :D

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  25. Oh this is such a cute outfit ! Love how u did your hair ^^

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  26. The bow is super cute. And I love how you paired stripes on stripes! Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming but here it looks really good :)

    x

    Anna

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  27. So adorable! I am loving that bow!


    Rachael

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  28. Bows are ridiculously cute on you, way more than they should be! also I never would have guessed it was DIY if you hadn't said, very profesh!

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  29. You are too cute! I love your thoughtful questions. And to answer this one - YES! I have a ton of clothes that are stained, ripped, worn out, etc. Maybe it looks messy when I wear 'em out but I think it adds character ;)

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  30. Love the stripes together!

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    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  31. Cute! Love this whole stripy and bow outfit!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  32. First of all, you've got some major bow chops. My daughter went through a bow phase and of course, it was mandatory that I help her make her own. I know how difficult it can be to get it just right. You've obviously developed some serious skill. As far as imperfect pieces, I'd have to say I have a pair of cream colored, high waisted wide legged trousers of the most divine quality that I had tailored to fit me - and they now have a small stain on them that I can't get out but which I've managed to fade quite a bit. :( I wear them anyways! :D

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  33. Aww. this quirky outfit made me smile! You work that bow like no other! What a fun project!

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  34. The bow looks perfect with your bun and glasses :)
    Always wanted a bow tie!!

    Hmm.. I have this super comfy black cardigan that has a hole which is about 2 cm wide but I still wear it cause it's so comfy!

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com/

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  35. awww you are so cute, really ! love the cardigan :D

    have a great day Laura ;)
    The Endless Wishlist

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  36. love the way you have your hair in these photos

    raspberrykitsch.blogspot.com

    xx

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  37. I love this entire outfit, especially the mixing of the stripes and the "imperfect" bow :)

    Adrienne
    http://lolarocksclothing.blogspot.com/

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  39. Laura, I hate using the word "cute" to describe an outfit, but really, there is no better word than cute to describe this darling ensemble! I love it and you look utterly adorable! :)

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  40. Adorable! Love the hair up, the stripes and the big bow.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  41. yes, i do!! but i don't look as adorable when i wear it.

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  42. You are too cute! I love bows (haha, my etsy shop is mostly bows right now!) so of course I love this look =)

    starcrossedsmile knits
    star-crossed smile

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  43. very cute bow, I love pokka dots, stripes and bows, they're forever. And you have two of my favorite items on you, so I say perfect outfit! Stripes on stripes is even cuter! I like how you tie your hair up in a bun.

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  44. i think you look perfectly adorable. I love the double stripes and the bow is cute even if lopsided.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  45. That top is adorable!

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  46. not only is the bow great, but i love the stripes on stripes! i also made some bows out of scrap tshirt sleeves for our costumes...but just scrunched two pieces together and tied the center. not nearly as durable as yours! CUTE!

    [oomph.]
    What's the next line? Help write the story!

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  47. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  48. I wanna learn how to DIY bows too, yours look adorable!

    Hehe and your bun is the best, I wanted to try tying one of the top of my head but have absolutely no idea how to go about it. ;)

    I am not sure of the name of my Sugarbunny, but he is the main brown one that is always paired with the white one!


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  49. Oh Laura! I love that tee with the bow and cardi combination! You look great very quirky! <3<3

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  50. Stripes on stripes! :)

    Cute DIY bow. I've been wanting to customize a tee that way for a long while. I'm lazy :P

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  51. i feel like i have to love all the imperfect clothing because if i dont, who will? lol i dunno

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  52. I LOVE that cardigan!! Thanks for the code, that could get me into some trouble =)

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  53. love your bow it's really playful with your stripey outfit - it goes so well!

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  54. OH wow Laura...there is a lot of stripes but you pull it off well! Hmmm do I have any imperfect pieces that I still cling on to? I would have to say shoes I bought from ruelala that were on final sale that said size 6 but fit like a 7 arggggg.

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