Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Lady Tie

The Lady Tie

The Lady Tie

The Lady Tie

I've always been a fan of ties on women, but I find the trend a bit tricky to pull off without looking like I'm wearing my dad's old tie. Thankfully, Elissa told (tweeted) me about the genius that is "the Lady Tie" sold at local gem, Ginger Root. How I lived without these in my life up until this point, I'll never know. It's the perfect cravat/necklace/scarf hybrid. You can view more Lady Ties here.

The Lady Tie

The Lady Tie

A couple weekends ago, I took a trip to Ginger Root to see what other goodies they had to offer and I wasn't disappointed. In addition to the much-coveted Lady Ties, they carry vintage accessories, jewelry from local lines like Claranette, and custom pieces by ReVamp, made from repurposed vintage fabrics. I particularly liked a corset fashioned from a vintage sheets and jacket linings and a beautiful jacket with built-in handkerchief-like detail in the pockets! The possibilities are endless here and the ambitious (or curious) shopper can become a designer, too, with the weekly sewing classes now available. I have to admit, I could stand to learn the basics!

The Lady Tie

I've been needing a watch since I lost my last one in college. Sad, right? I found this one in an antique store in Cloudcroft. I don't think it's a particularly nice or notable brand, but I like that it looks like a feminized men's watch.

ReVamp Lady Tie
Banana Republic tuxedo shirt
vintage watch
Urban Outfitters belt
very vintage Louis Vuitton bag
J Brand jeans
Jeffrey Campbell clogs

49 comments:

Christina said...

Oooo very nice. Much better than a tie. I also really want to learn to sew. For example, I think I could easily make a shift dress if I knew how to use a sewing machine. Love the LV bag and the camel coat!

LyddieGal said...

The lady tie is quite cute, and that top is so perfect on you.

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The Fancy Teacup said...

What a spectacular lady tie...you look so classy. Adore the vintage LV purse and that watch you were able to snatch up.

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kileen said...

i love this lady tie and it really adds something unique to the whole outfit. and what a great find with the watch. it's perfect and feminine, indeed!

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Amy said...

I like the tie and the look of today's entry! You remind me of a chic college professor.

Eli said...

love your little tie hybrid thingie! would look so cute on a dress too.

I lost my watch a few years ago and totally went watchless for years after. Now I have like three Marc Jacobs watches, my to go pieces.

Dylana Suarez said...

You are a total 70's babe! You make ties and bootcut jeans look so amazing! LOVE YOU!

xoxo,

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Anna G said...

I seriously need to try sewing again. I did a small project for my sister. I only have one watch. It's bright pink. I need a more grown-up style watch.

Polly said...

Love your look)

xox, Polly

jamie-lee said...

I love the lady tie - I keep toying with the idea of eventually wearing some ribbon or something tied around my neck in a bow... one day!

And gorgeous watch too x

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Nice coat! :)



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emilypanda said...

I really like this outfit, the tie is a nice bright touch! A lot of bloggers have been wearing bright colors lately and it makes me more excited for Spring!

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Noemi said...

Love that tie on you it looks perfect; the watch what brand is it I think it is just great...found your blog today looking forward to reading through old and new posts!
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northwest is best said...

Nice outfit, E! I also like to see a lady wearing a tie, and tried it out myself recently. Being kind of short and flat chested, I just looked like a child trying on daddy's clothes.

Pam S said...

The tie is just, wow, I love it! I also love the shoes peeking out from the jeans.

janettaylor said...

Adorable outfit, darling E!

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thebohemienne said...

Very cute outfit--love the 70s vibe.

Jill said...

Nice tie! It's a quirky and cute accessory. I almost ordered a tuxedo shirt the other day, but chickened out, as usual.

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Secret Path said...

Wohoooooo! Very cool! :))

Carly said...

Perfection.
And I am beyond smitten with your vintage LV...
C

Between Laundry Days said...

Yeah, that is the coooolest tie. I love how it compliments this 70s/dandy look.

MrJeffery said...

i really love this 70s vibe. the tie is awesome!

Anna G said...

I love the tie

blorange dice said...

that tie is magnificent!!! i want one. i also need a watch; yours is lovely.

megannielsen said...

Yeah that tie is way cute - but very chic. Love it!
ALso YES take some sewing lessons!! It's so awesome!

Michal said...

I love how you made such a simple outfit uber chic with just a few accessories. That watch & that tie are too cool.

BABI said...

just came across your blog today. those pictures are lovely. i love everything. i love your tie! it works well with your outfit. looking forward for new posts. following you! :-)

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Marella said...

YOU LOOK SOOO NICE!

Abi said...

Such a crisp outfit. Love your bag, and the addition of the tie

Feathers said...

I love the idea of ties on women, too, but not matter what I always feel masculine wearing them, no matter what I do. Love your bag, it's amazing!

Stephanie

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Cylia said...

aww thats really cute. well dressed:)

Zel said...

Oooh, i want one! that tie is too cute! it sure is a great accessory to your preppy outfit. Love your bag too :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

That lady tie is just so pretty! I adore that vintage LV bag so much!! :)SarahD

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Lady tie is just the cutest term ever. And the actual item is adorable!

derek said...

omg it's so cute! I didn't know these existed! how fabulous!

i love your look here!

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely love it, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Melanie said...

The tie is really cute. I love those jeans, too. And that LV bag, of course.

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Haute World said...

That Lady Tie is gorgeous! What a fab idea and I agree it's easier to pull off than a regular tie. The vintage corset sounds like a dream by the way... I would have left the store with quite a few purchases I think.

Catherine said...

Looking good I love it!

Ginger Snap'♥ said...

That outfit is absoulutly gorgeous! I love the coat, bag, jeans wow.
Thanks for commenting my blog, now following i love all your outfits.

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FashionJazz said...

Love your bag!! xx

Sjaar said...

Looks amazing on you! If i would wear that i would look even smaller than i am right now. Amazing style.

Julia said...

I've also begun wearing a watch again. I got a beautiful vintage one with a tiny face and many small diamonds for Christmas. And FYI, your lady tie is mega awesome -- you carry it off effortlessly.

xo

Jan said...

I LOVE it! What a feminine touch to a supposedly 'man's' accessory! :)

Helen said...

Ooh, I love the lady tie!!

Jay said...

I love this!! That bag is awesome :)

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Emily Saltzberg said...

I love the lady tie! And the vintage Vuitton. Where did you snag that?

Celine said...

Such a great look, a great mix of preppy and 70's
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