Spring in Texas can be confusing…85 degrees the day before school let out for spring break and down in the 40s once the kids were out! So aggravating! But the one thing we can always count on is rain. I have a severe aversion to the air conditioning settings most places utilize on a good day, but when I’m wet from rain and have to be indoors, I can get chilled to the bone. I’ve learned to just cover up. No matter what season we’re in or what the thermometer reads, I need my arms, legs, and toes covered when it rains! This is the perfect outfit for a day like today!
The bow blouse has been around since at least the days of Coco Chanel. Dubbed the “pussy bow,” this look no doubt drew inspiration from men’s neckties, providing women with a prettier and more ladylike version of the menswear office staple accessory. Not to mention giving the ladies another option for neck bling aside from necklaces! These tie neck tops became ubiquitous with the 80s ladies — Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin certainly took full advantage of this look while outsnakin’ Moramax and doing their best to save Jupiter Hollow from strip mining in “Big Business.” Although it never really went away, the pussy bow has made a pretty big resurgence in the past few years, and I couldn’t love it more! (As evidenced here.) What I love about this WAYF tie neck dress is that it offers the ladylike look of the classic style while also giving it a modern edge with the cut of the dress and the black lace tie. It feels a little “Working Girl” meets “Reality Bites”/”Singles,” no?