Red Puffy Bow

1-Red Cropped Cardigan and Skirt 1

1-Red Cropped Cardigan and Skirt 2

1-Red Cropped Cardigan and Skirt 9

1-Red Cropped Cardigan and Skirt 8

1-Red Cropped Cardigan and Skirt 3

1-Red Bow

1-Red Cropped Cardigan and Skirt 4

My sister and I are super close, but we could not be more different people. In truth, she’s the better sister. She is a very patient and tolerant person, with one of the kindest souls I’ve ever known. I, on the other hand, am the sister with the fiery personality (no wonder my favorite color is red) and a stubborn streak. On top of our personality differences, our styles could not be more different. She leans toward more simple and classic pieces, while I have always loved trends and taking more risks. As I’m getting older I am definitely developing a taste for more classic pieces, but I think I will always have a little bit of a risk taker in me. As a child and a teenager, I loved looking different than everybody else in school and was never bothered that I didn’t quite fit in style wise. I think that is something that will always be a part of me. If I like it, I wear it.

I was on the phone with my sister the other night and sent her one of these pictures to see what she thought of my outfit, and guess what? She didn’t like it! She kept calling this crochet bow a “red puffy bow”, which of course infuriated me. Also, she didn’t like that the reds were not exactly the same shade (I am not always a matchy matchy kind of girl). This really threw her for a loop! When I got off the phone with her I started to have a ton of self doubt about posting this outfit, which is very unusual for me. The one thing I always have been confident in is my sense of style, so why was I letting this get to me (pms and lack of sleep was not helping)? This blog is meant to be a place to share MY personal style. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll look back and wonder why in the world I wore this “red puffy bow” and that’s ok, because at least I was being true to who I was at the time.

I say all of this, not to bash my sister (we all have opinions), but to show how different we all are. I encourage you to stay true to yourself no matter what others opinions might be. Even I slip up and doubt my sense of style once in a while, but I usually come around and stay true to myself. I love this fun, casual and kind of cutesy look. So here it is, sister! Me and my “red puffy bow”! :)



Outfit details….Cardigan/from Modcloth, Skirt/from Old Navy, Shoes/purchased from an eBay auction (old Vans, similar,similar), Crochet Bow/made by a friend of a friend (similar,similar)

*Photos taken by Aaron, edited by me

Linking with Friday’s Fab Favorites, Fashion Item Friday, Fashion Favorite Friday and Friday Frills


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    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Tatyana! :)

  • Marta

    Such a fun & cute look!! Love the skirt on you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog:)
    Marta, xo

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Marta!

  • Love this outfit! You look lovely

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you for the kind words, Elifnaz! :)

  • perfect red bow. cute look

    mon |

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Monica!

  • Wow, what fantastic matching! I love it! The bow and the lipstick look so striking against your bright blonde hair! You look beyond fabulous and very badass! <3

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    • Truly, Tamara

      Awww thank you so much, Candy! You are so sweet :).

  • Me and my sister are the same, really close but totally different. Love your red bow

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Lauren! I’m sure most sisters are like that. I wouldn’t have it any other way though ;).

  • Tracy

    Dang it! You made me cry! Love you so much, love the outfit, but still can’t stand behind the puffy bow :). No one should listen to me though, I have NO style. You have always been the fashionable one and always know just how to put together the perfect pieces and look fabulous. And I always wished I had just a pinch of your fieriness

    • Truly, Tamara

      Oh no! You weren’t supposed to cry! I love you too. As you’ll notice a lot of people seem to like the bow ;).

  • So sweet! Great shoes!
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    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Vici! :)

  • Love this post. My sister and I have the same dynamic. I really love your dress.

    – Christina

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Christina! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Sisters really do have a very special kind of relationship ;).

  • LOVE the bow and your skirt. I thought your skirt was polka dots at first! What a cute surprise!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you!

  • Amy

    adorable and i love the saddle shoes! My sisters and i dont have the same style, oh well!

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Amy! Sisters keep life interesting ;).

  • Cute outfit !

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thanks, Diane!

  • hi, Tamara! I think I am meeting you for the first time. Glad of it! Thanks for linking with us at Fashion item Friday and sharing your cute hair bow. ♥

    • Truly, Tamara

      Hi, Renae! Yes, so nice to meet you! Thank you for hosting the link party. I’m a new blogger and it’s a great way for me to meet fellow style & fashion bloggers :). So glad I found you!

  • This is such a cute look! Your two-toned oxfords really complete it.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! I just love saddle shoes ;).

  • This is a beautiful look, totally my style. Such a pretty bow.

    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you, Imogen! I will make sure to check out your blog. I love meeting people with a similar esthetic :).

  • Amy Ann

    I like the retro feel this outfit has. You are totally right, we all have our own style. One isn’t better than another. It’s important to appreciate how others style things and allow people to be their own.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Amy Ann! That’s exactly what I was going for ;). I love anything vintage or vintage inspired.

  • Che

    Those oxfords are awesome! So want a pair like that :)

    – Che

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Che! I love them so much and they are so versatile.

  • Aww, you are too cute in this adorable ensemble! Love the big bow and your print skirt. Plus, the oxfords!! <3

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    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you so much for those sweet words, Linda!

  • fashion railways

    hey sweetheart

    i just found your blog! i love it so much!! you are

    such an ispirational spirit!! I love your sense of style!!

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    Love from Greece

    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you so much, Vicky! That is so sweet of you to say. Thank you so much for stopping by and I will definitely check out your blog :).

  • Super cute, love the pop of red x
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    • Truly, Tamara

      Thank you, Donna! Red is my absolute favorite color :).

  • Jessica

    You are super cute! You definitely have a style and as long as you have confidence in it I don’t think you can go wrong!
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    • Truly, Tamara

      Aww thank you so much, Jessica! You are too sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by :).