Sunday, January 4, 2015

Twee Party: Bow Blouse, Take a Bow





Dress: L'Amour, J. C. Penney's
Blouse: Target
Shoes: BCBG, Macy's
Bag: J. C. Penney's
Belt: Wet Seal






Top: She Said, J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Marshalls
Shoes: Candie's, Kohl's
Bag: Etsy, Eleven Peacocks
Ribbon belt: Craft box
Scarf: Gifted






Blouse: Marshalls
Cardigan: DKNY, Macy's
Skirt: Material Girl, Macy's
Shoes: Unlisted, Marshalls
Bag: Betsey Johnson, Macy's






Blouse: UK Style by French Connection, Sears
Cardigan: Candie's, Kohl's
Skirt: Marilyn Monroe, Macy's
Shoes: Candie's, Kohl's
Bag: Wet Seal
Belt: Wet Seal
Scarf: Express






Dress: J. C. Penney's
Blouse: Oxford & Regent, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Rocket Dog, DSW
Bag: Gifted
Belt: Kohl's






Pink top: Marshalls
Black top: Marshalls
Skirt: Candie's, Kohl's
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: Target
Belt: B Fabulous






Dress: Target
Blouse: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Target
Belt: Candie's, Kohl's






Blouse: Alloy
Tank: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Macy's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: J. C. Penney's
Belt: Wet Seal
Scarf: Wet Seal






Blouse: J. C. Penney's
Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: L'Amour, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Candie's, Kohl's
Bag: Betseyville, Marshalls






Blouse: Alloy
Cardigan: Kohl's
Skirt: Material Girl, Macy's
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Bag: Target
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's






Dress: Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Blouse: Marshalls
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Kohl's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's
Belt: J. C. Penney's






Blouse: Kohl's
Cardigan: Target
Skirt: I Heart Ronson, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Bongo, Kohl's
Bag: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Belt: Kohl's






Dress: Modcloth
Blouse: Marshalls
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Payless

Some weeks ago I consolidated my ten shop sections into a mere three, one of which is called Twee Party. You know, like Tea Party, but without the watercress.  (The other two sections are Carnival Candy and Rustic Romance, oldies but goodies with the same inventory but more of it).  According to the good folks at dictionary.com, "twee" is mostly used by the British and means "affectedly dainty or quaint."  I like to think that it came about when some fish-and-chips-eating cherub tried to say "tree" but lisped over a biscuit.  As advertised, the stuff in the Twee Party section is extra sweet too, the kind of pinky pastel, super kawaii accouterments that rely heavily on desserts, unicorns, woodland creatures (and yes, that is a fox canoodling with a deer; here in the Trove we don't discriminate), and other fantasy fare hearted by ten-year-olds and this nearly thirty-three-year-old.

Anyway, New Year's seemed like the perfect time for a post about bows and tying one on, even if the drink up for discussion isn't the kind found in a flute, but the kind served with crumpets. Sure, thirteen outfits is a lot, but New Year's is also the perfect time for a parade, especially because these barrettes (which are, incidentally, made from plastic plates plucked from toy tea sets) have been awaiting their marching orders since Veteran's Day.      

That having been said, New Year's is a sort of faux holiday, its only hallmarks hangovers and resolutions.  Everyone always wants you to tell them your resolution, but to me, that's a personal thing.  Just one "I'm trying to be less of a klepto" and a resolution becomes a revelation, as in, "So, Jerry's the one who took our pink flamingos!"  That's why I always come up with a fake resolution, something generic and boring that can be bandied about at New Year's Eve parties without exposing any of my foibles.  Not that I've ever been guilty of filching lawn ornaments.  My only crime is liking lawn ornaments, and I have the Christmas palm twee (er, tree) on my porch to prove it.  

1 comment:

Jewel Divas Style said...

You've got such great clothes, Tote.