Pretty, Polished, Perfect.: Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Just kidding.  I'm not really that kinda girl ;)

The latest Bloggers Do It Better assignment: Prep School.  My take on it:

{tie Chaps shirt RL pants JCrew belt Gap bracelet JCrew}
{shoes George (say what?!) purse Liz Lange}

That was 100% prep and I've got a bit of a rebellious streak:

{shoes Vera Wang}

This one is dedicated to my Brother Ben - who always flips his tie over his shoulder to eat :)

I don't know how to tie a tie.  In fact, the tie I am wearing is my sons (in case you couldn't tell!)  I called my little brother over to help me out.  I think it made him feel cool to be able to teach me something, for a change.  In fact, it was like bonding.  Except for the part where he kept calling me a nerd........

I can't end this post without one last story:  Many years ago, while in college, I did a summer stint working at a local hotel.  The uniform was navy pants, blue shirt and for us women, these ridiculously ugly I-dont-even-know-what-to-call-thems.

I couldn't.  I wouldn't.  I didn't.  I went to Walmart and bought a cheap, black clip-on tie.  It wasn't pretty, it wasn't polished, and it wasn't perfect.  But it was a heck of a lot better than the thing pictured above!

And because I know you want to see just one more picture of me:

I had to wear the glasses, I just had to.....

This post is dedicated to all the men in my life - your tie-tying skills amaze me!


At May 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM , Anonymous Cait said...

You wear this look well :) and the bag is amazing!

At May 21, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Anonymous Aubrey said...

I like the switch to the Vera Wang shoes! Great take on prep school :)


At May 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Anonymous Asheigh said...

I like your rebellious streak :)

At May 21, 2011 at 7:31 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

Thanks! It's actually a DIAPER BAG!! A diaper bag that looks like a Birkin?? Yes, please. Haha!

At May 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

I can't resist those VW shoes!

At May 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

Thanks. I'm a bit fond of it as well ;)

At May 22, 2011 at 4:47 AM , Anonymous katou said...

I really like this outfit so simple and chic, and love the Vera WAng shoes, and that gorgeous bag is a diaper bag how cool is that!!!

At May 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM , Anonymous ChellBellz said...

Aw you look super great! I love the little tie i think it's cute and different. I love your bag as well!

At May 23, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous Ann @ SoberFashionista said...

Cute outfit! Both shoes work well with the outfit... and I LOVE that diaper bag... gotta get me one of those! :)

At May 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

Thanks! I chose the tie because my husbands seemed so WIDE!

At May 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

I hate having to decide between shoes, if you couldn't tell! It's the only diaper bag I would carry :)


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