Smocked Pussy Bow Alternative to Oversized Collar Trend

Ruth Eads

I love the oversized collar trend!  It is all the rage and can be seen in both street style fashion and along the Spring/Summer 2021 runways.  V.P. Kamala Harris' step daughter took the nation by storm when she wore a lovely oversized white collar to the President's Inauguration over a fabulous coat. The models, influencers, insta-famous look marvelous as they pair the collar with sweaters, jeans, coats, crop tops, etc.  For me personally, the look doesn't work.  As many times as I have tried, I can not pull-off this bibbed, pilgrim-esque accessory.  Fortunately I have found just the right solution for those like me who seek this popular 2021 look...

Enter the smocked pussy bow as seen in this picture!  It provides the look of a dickey, oversized collar but is all wrapped up in a pre-tied bow ready for you to fluff and fasten. Its Victorian charm added over even the most casual of pieces, will elevate your look with class and sophistication.  

Problem solved!  

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Vintage Sweatshirts Having a Moment

Ruth Eads

Vintage sweatshirts are always in fashion. I typically grab one from my closet shelf to ward off a chill in the air, but more often than not I select one to add a pop of attitude to my OOTD.  Whether it is emblazoned with a  vintage rock band, favorite ski mountain, university mascot or this 1980's Disney sweatshirt from a trip in the same decade to the Magic Kingdom, I typically pair with favorite jeans, white Supergas, floral skirts or add a fabulous scarf like this cherry sprinkled cotton bow cut from a pristine piece of found vintage fabric.

I am not prone to run out of the house in a sweatshirt and leggings.  No, I one of the few that have not wholeheartedly embraced  leisurewear.  However when I add a scarf or other neckwear, the entire looks says, "yeah I just pulled this fabulously sassy look together in a nano-second, and I am ready for anything."

The next time you look in your closet and are perplexed as to what to wear, grab your favorite vintage sweatshirt and a scarf or tie, and enjoy the smiles you will certainly receive as you move through your day.  

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