what I wore; bolo tie - The Dainty Squid

what I wore; bolo tie

Monday, March 19, 2012

the details 
sweater - Sears
shirt - thrifted / vintage
bolo tie - thrifted
skirt - thrifted / vintage
tights - c/o Modcloth
shoes - c/o Le Bunny Bleu

These are easily my most worn tights. (You can find them on the blog two other times - here and here.) They're really easy to mix with any outfit since they're not too outrageous. I'm really dreading the day they rip, I want to wear them forever! I wish I had a pair just like them (same quality & fit) with all different things on the knees, like hearts and circles.

I know bolo ties are normally made fun of but I'm pretty proud of this thing. I actually hunted and hunted for one for a really long time. I thought they'd be no sweat to thrift but apparently people either a. realized how goofy they are just threw them away or b. realized how awesome they look and buy them before I can find them! The day I was wearing this one we were actually at an antique mall when I found a new clip for it so instead of a rock looking thing it now is a the silhouette of a man bowling. It's pretty amazing, I'll show you all soon!

Hope you have a great day. I'm finishing up some posts for the rest of the week today. Among one of my favorites is an outfit post Elycia and I took together when she was out last time. I can't wait to share!

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23 thoughts

  1. It's been forever since I've seen a bolo tie - but you totally rock it! I especially love that demin skirt. :)

  2. Representing A-Z? Girl, you gone cray-z! If you ever want a different one, let me know. Thats the official tie of our lovely state! Lol

  3. I have never heard of Le Bunny Bleu. Can you tell me about the quality, comfort, sizing? I had been looking for some purple oxfords (I know, I have very specific shopping needs) and now I am officially in love with these: http://shop.lebunnybleu.com/collections/oxfords/products/purple-funtassel-oxfords and they are a super reasonable price so I am wondering if you could tell me a little bit about the brand before I jump in. Thanks!

    Oh and, I cannot get over how awesome your nails always are. I've tried to do the scotch tape thing and I always make a mess. I guess I'll have to keep trying.

    1. Lyri, they're very comfortable, and great quality! They might possibly run 1/2 size small though. I'm a US 7.5 but always order an 8 when buying online and these fit me perfectly in an 8.

  4. I've never seen a bolo tie! I think it's cute

  5. I remember when I was in Junior High Johnny Cash passed away and I wore bolo ties and all black for a week. Haha, they really are ridiculous, but you're 'rocking' it. ;p

  6. I wear my grandfather's bolo tie as a vintage necklace and love it!
    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

  7. You definitely pull off the bolo tie! :]

  8. That's not the first time I am admiring a bolo tie. This one is pret-ty awesome :)

  9. I've never seen a bolo tie (not too popular here in India). But it looks like a fun accessory...maybe there's a DIY out there...wouldn't mind trying one. :)

    Sunshine Over The Mountains

  10. love it!! i especially like that the shoes match your hair! haha :) awesome!


  11. Oh wow! I didn't even realise you were wearing tights until I saw the outfit description. I think I need a pair of tights like these (i.e. ones the give the impression of not wearing any).
    Kel xo

  12. I had been wanting a bolo tie for a while as well, and I actually found one with a horse head clip recently in a little grab bag at a near by vintage store. I was so excited about it, so I definitely know how you feel about this one.

    xo, Megan

  13. I so love your shirt, didn't even know you could buy bolo ties, reading your blog just makes me wish that we had thrift stores over here in the UK. You find the neatest things. x

  14. Oh dear - I read the title and instantly thought of Bolo in the Mighty Boosh :) Do you like the Boosh?
    I'd be pretty stoked to find a tie with Bolo's face on it, but your one is super rad too!
    Loving this outfit, espesh those gorgeous tights!
    Btw - it has to option B - everyone is snapping them up first. It's the one that makes the most sense.
    Luvluv ,
    Sway xxx

  15. I looooove your blouse, and tights. Awesome!

  16. i just love bolo ties! i have a collection of them that my grandfather made in his youth. Im happy to see you sporting one with this outfit.

  17. Love the shirts you've been wearing recently, they really suit you.

    Nails are rad, i'm going to try again pressing the scotch tape onto my hand more first. The paint on the nail just peeled off last time :(
    Nail Fail! opps


  18. I love love love your shoes! And the last two photos are just great!


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