Bow Ties

Lately I’ve been watching lots of great films. I Love anything that was based in eras gone by. I love to study the costumes and try and think how i could recreate outfits reminiscent of different periods in time, its a fun little mental game of mine that i like to play.
Over the past few weeks we have watched all the Indiana Jones films with the older kiddos. I believe the films are bases around the late 1930’s, so elbow patches and bow ties, tweed jackets were key for the Professor (when he wasn’t on his “field work”lol).  I just love the formalness of the menswear and women’s wear of the era, i’m trying to convince my hubby to don a bow tie and blazer more often, it is such a good look,heehee!!
Not long after i had watched the Indy films a really cool company called Swagger and Swoon contacted me. It was like they had read my mind! This company sells the most amazing Bow Ties, scarves and formal bits and pieces. Their selection is out of this world! Think polka dots, fancy pants, funky, retro, every type you could possibly imagine, and they do ties for men, woman and kiddos (take a look at the ladies Bow Ties, they have an amazing selection here)  I got the chance to choose one and i was so super pleased with my choice! …. Welcome to The Green Velvet Bow tie!

Blazer & Shoes: Matalan

Dress: Next: 2-3 years ago

Green Velvet Bow Tie: c/o Swagger and Swoon

Tights : New Look

So i paired my green velvet pretty bow tie with my tartan dress, blazer and brogue type shows, for the masculine meets feminine meets 1930’s Indy tribute 🙂 And it was fun! even Paul said it was a good look… I looked real fancy pants for our usual walk round the lake this particular afternoon, but i think people don’t dress up enough these days. Bring back more Bow ties and Bowler hats i say! Its so much more fun!

Have you ever worn a bow tie?

I have to say i am completely enamoured with this beauty… i will most certainly be adding a few more! Hey, it could become my newest collection!

pleated poppy


  1. November 16, 2012 / 9:58 am

    Oh, i love this look – I wish I was brave enough to try a bow tie, it's so pretty and I really love tartan and velvet together – there;s something about them which makes me think of Xmas.

  2. November 16, 2012 / 10:25 am

    I do love the bow tie look on a lady, but I think it can be a struggle to pull off the larger your chest gets! 🙁 I really like the 'crossover' style bow ties they have on the website though, I wonder if they are any easier to wear, hmm x x

  3. November 16, 2012 / 10:37 am

    My other half loves that sort of fashion, especially bow ties and he's just decided to start getting the one's which need tieing rather then a clip. I really need to learn how to tie them aswell, he had a lesson but didn't take any notice so the last time he wore it he had it open until we happened to find someone who knew how to tie it, it was a right farce! xxx

  4. November 16, 2012 / 10:47 am

    love and pretty bow.. i want to wear that too, but i don't have it. It's nice bow ties.. 🙂
    Irene Wibowo

  5. November 16, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    Never tried a bow tie, but looks great on you.

  6. November 16, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    I have never tried a bow tie but you look amazing!

    Maria xxx

  7. November 16, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    How serendipitous that you got an offer for a free bow tie after watching Indy don his in all of the films 🙂 You look fab! I have to agree with you in the hubby department: I've just been trying to convince J to spruce up his wardrobe a bit, and while it wasn't a glittering success (if it were up to me, he'd be wearing lots of chunky knits, vests, tweed blazers w/ elbow patches, retro style wing tips, snoods, and maroon corduroy pants), he did agree that wearing a nice, colorful button up with colored sweater over top (with the sleeves rolled fashionably up) was doable. This coming from a man who used to wear only tee shirts & hoodies (always black!) with jeans and sneakers. I'd say it's a step in the right direction.

    But anyway, I've gone off on a tangent 🙂 You look so adorably cute in that bowtie – it's like it was made for you!!


  8. November 17, 2012 / 1:23 am

    That dress is pretty amazing, and the bow tie goes perfectly with it! I'm always afraid I'll look like a dork if I wear a bow tie, but maybe I'll have to try now…

  9. November 17, 2012 / 4:16 am

    awww you look great! i love bow ties– especially men wearing them. so hot!! i've never worn one myself but i think it's a cute style for women too!!


  10. November 17, 2012 / 4:45 am

    i love this look! that bowtie is perfect. I've never worn a bowtie before but the green velvet really is tempting!

  11. November 17, 2012 / 10:38 am

    Love it, love it, love it! You look fab! The bow tie is the cherry on top 🙂 xo

  12. November 17, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    I am tartan mad at the moment and LOVE that dress x

  13. November 17, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    That's such a great outfit. I love a bow tie- I have a great one from Ebay which is leopard print- I think they look great.

  14. November 20, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    Very cute Rachel!!

    I've not worn a bow tie. I don't think I could really with such large boobs, I don't think it'd work on me!!

    Thank you for featuring my badge 🙂 xx

  15. December 29, 2016 / 8:06 pm

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