Ruffles, Tassels, & Bows

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Topshop ruffled shirt, Old Navy ripped jeans, Topshop leather bow mules, and Celine sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast.

Happy Tuesday, you guys! How was your Labor Day Weekend? I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at North Coast Music Festival (more on that to come!) and spent Monday relaxing by the pool before I almost got blown away and had to head inside. Chicago’s weather was perfect this weekend… Not too hot, not too cold, which is great for a music festival. The humidity has since settled in, though, so it’s going to be a few days of breezy dresses and wearing my hair up before I head to New York on Thursday!

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins at Bow Truss Coffee Shop in Mariano Park in Chicago's Gold Coast. She's wearing a white blouse, ripped jeans, white leather heels, and Celine sunglasses.

When it’s hot and humid and curling my hair turns out to be a waste of time (lately it’s been falling flat before I even leave the house!), I’ve started opting for a little low bun instead. Super easy and so much more comfortable. I bought my first set of these spiral bun pins when I moved to New York in 2012 because the humidity was too much to handle. They’re the only things that work for my hair, I swear! I gather my hair in a low pony (without using a pony tail holder) and twist it into a low swirl and secure with two of the spiral pins. Voila!

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a ruffled sleeveless blouse, statement earrings, and Celine sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast at Mariano Park by Bow Truss Coffee Shop.

And when your hair is up off your shoulders, it’s much more fun to show off a pair of statement earrings! I’ve had this pair from Bauble Bar for a few months and I absolutely love them because they’re SO light and don’t weigh my ears down at all. They look super luxe, you’d never guess that they’re on sale for $22!

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Topshop ruffled shirt, Old Navy ripped jeans, Topshop leather bow mules, and Celine sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast.

I last wore this ruffled top with black destroyed denim (see the post here!) and while it pairs perfectly with skinny jeans, I think it would also look great in the workplace with a pair of cropped trousers and cute ballet flats or suede loafers.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing teal tassel Bauble Bar earrings and Celine sunglasses in Mariano Park in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins, Chicago fashion blogger, wearing a Topshop sleeveless ruffled shirt, ripped jeans from Old Navy, and white leather slides.

Fashion blogger bows & Sequins styling a pair of white Topshop leather mules with a bow.

I can’t go any further without obsessing over these shoes! [insert heart eye emoji here x100] With the oversized bows and pearly heel, I couldn’t say no. They remind me so much of Gucci, but at a tenth of the price. Such a fun statement shoe for this summer to fall transition! I’ll definitely be packing them for NYFW this weekend.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of distressed hem jeans and leather bow mules with a pearl heel.

Get the Look…

Topshop Sleeveless Ruffled Blouse
Old Navy Denim
Topshop Leather Bow Mules (also love these!)
Leather Box Clutch (from a small shop in Florence, Italy; similar here & here)
BaubleBar Tassel Earrings (on sale! available in a few cute neon shades! also love these!)
Celine Sunglasses (similar here for $24!)

Style blogger Bows & Sequins wearing Celine tortoise sunglasses, blue tassel earrings from BaubleBar, and a white sleeveless collared shirt.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Topshop ruffled shirt, Old Navy ripped jeans, Topshop leather bow mules, and Celine sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast.

Bows & Sequins styling a pair of distressed hem jeans and leather bow mules with a pearl heel.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Topshop ruffled shirt, Old Navy ripped jeans, Topshop leather bow mules, and Celine sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a ruffled sleeveless blouse, statement earrings, and Celine sunglasses in Chicago's Gold Coast at Mariano Park by Bow Truss Coffee Shop.

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15 Comments

  1. 9.6.16
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Totally get you about the hair/curls/humidity thing – nightmare!

    And those shoes?……LOVE THEM!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

    • 9.6.16
      Jessica commented:

      Gotta find a good anti-humidity spray for my curls! And aren’t the shoes amazing?! I’m in love.

  2. 9.6.16
    Emma commented:

    Did you take down the hem on the jeans? How?

    • 9.6.16
      Jessica commented:

      These are actually from last fall at Old Navy and they came this way! I loved the look of the raw hem.. Bought two pairs!

  3. 9.6.16
    Melissa Nichols commented:

    Love this look, especially the top. The hem on the jeans really are great – it’s the perfect length. Can’t wait to see your posts from fashion week.

  4. 9.6.16

    How cute are those earrings?!

  5. 9.6.16
    Mary commented:

    I am totally fan girling over all your latest posts. This outfit is one of my faves of yours! I cannot believe those jeans are Old Navy. They’re awesome! xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  6. 9.6.16

    Those earrings are just so amazing:)

  7. 9.6.16
    Natali commented:

    Wow! So many unique pieces in this outfit!I’m loving your earrings and bag!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  8. 9.7.16
    Laura Mitbrodt commented:

    What a cute look, I love your blouse
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  9. 9.11.16
    Maddy commented:

    oh my goodness do I love those mules. all the heart eye emojis hahaha.

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

  10. 9.12.16
    Emily commented:

    I’m completely obsessed with those bow tie mules. They go so well with raw/frayed hem.

    xo.
    Emily | Style Me Tactical
    http://www.stylemetactical.com

  11. 9.18.16
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    omg, what a great end of summer look! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/

  12. 5.14.17
    Traci commented:

    I am in love with these topshop Mules! Please advise of the sizing. Are they true to size? What US size do u wear and what size did u get?
    Thanks!!!