Beauty and the Bubbly – Feb 20 – Norwalk, CT

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Calling all ladies in Fairfield County Connecticut! LadyBowTie is coming to Norwalk for a premier shopping and fashion event hosted by The Hour at the Norwalk Inn on February 20, 2015.  Doors open at 6:30pm for shopping, vendors, auction, fashion show, hors d’oeuvre and champaign.   More information and advanced tickets are for sale by clicking […]

DIY Painiting My Laminate Desk

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Hello everyone!  This is a little off topic but I wanted to share with you my most recent DIY (do-it-yourself-project) project.  The reason I’m posting this is because 1) I’ve found my personal interest expanding (beyond fashion) 2) everyone has some old junky piece of furniture that although its still good and functional the style […]

Inside TopShop on 5th Ave

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As I have mentioned, I was super excited for the new TopShop to open at 608 5th Ave near Rockefeller Center in New York City.   On opening day I stopped in to see it and I was amazed! I love the layout of the store and seeing the mens floor.  I took particular note of […]

Cyber Sale 40% Off + Free Shipping

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Attention LadyBowTie readers my online boutique SHOPLadyBowTie.com is hosting a holiday sale which starts TODAY through this week. 40% Off plus free shipping (U.S.).  Click here to view what I have to offer in my style shop and use code CYBER40 at check-out.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Goodbye Oscar

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Oh how you will be missed. If you didnt know, famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on October 20,2914.  I wrote this on my Facebook wall a few days ago when the news broke of Oscar’s passing: I’ve had the great honor to be a backstage dresser for Oscar de la Renta on […]

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Beauty and the Bubbly – Feb 20 – Norwalk, CT

Calling all ladies in Fairfield County Connecticut! LadyBowTie is coming to Norwalk for a premier shopping and fashion event hosted by The Hour at the Norwalk Inn on February 20, 2015.  Doors open at 6:30pm for shopping, vendors, auction, fashion show, hors d’oeuvre and champaign.   More information and advanced tickets are for sale by clicking HERE  Mention this blog post and receive 10% off at the show.  Can’t wait to meet you!thehour

DIY Painiting My Laminate Desk

Hello everyone!  This is a little off topic but I wanted to share with you my most recent DIY (do-it-yourself-project) project.  The reason I’m posting this is because 1) I’ve found my personal interest expanding (beyond fashion) 2) everyone has some old junky piece of furniture that although its still good and functional the style is lacking.  Recently I painted and decoupaged my desk that Mr. LadyBowTie made for me a few years ago.  I loved my work station but my young daughter had drawn on it and it just was not very stylish.  I’ve become inspired by some Pinterest pins to re-do this desk and I finally made the trip to the hardware store to get what I needed to turn my desk into something more fun.  Although its not perfect, I love it. And for a first timer I’m really pleased with how it turned out and more importantly I learned something about painting laminate furniture.  Dedication: This post goes out specifically to all those people out there that are hanging on to their old Ikea (no offense Ikea) furniture that they still use but could use a face lift.

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desk afterI will do a very short list of what I used to cover my desk: 1) Primer (over all surfaces) 2) Drawer fronts: Shelf-paper or contact paper used typically to line drawers 3) Sides: Silver metallic all weather (oil based) paint 4) Top: High gloss black paint (water based) 5) Accent: Pink (water based) paint – “mistake” sample jar shelf at Home Depot 6) Sealer: Polyacrylic (water based) all over the entire desk after the paint and paper dried 6) Drawer pulls – crystal ball drawer pulls

Mod Podge – to “wallpaper” the contact paper to the drawer fronts

Since this is the first time I’m posting this kind of project on LadyBowTie I’m not going to bore you with all the details but if there is a great interest I certainly and gladly will.  Let me know if you would like to know more about this desk painting project…comment, email cori@ladybowtie.com, Facebook.com/ladybowtie, Twitter, etc.

 

Inside TopShop on 5th Ave

As I have mentioned, I was super excited for the new TopShop to open at 608 5th Ave near Rockefeller Center in New York City.   On opening day I stopped in to see it and I was amazed! I love the layout of the store and seeing the mens floor.  I took particular note of TopMan because I was looking to see if there was anything I could gift Mr. LadyBowTie.  There was an abundance of brave mens fashion and a smattering of basics but nothing in between.  That was what I was looking for, something in between.  I was a bit disappointed in that category of mens but not discouraged, I will stop back again and see what they have in the future.  As far as the women’s, the prices ranged from $30-$250 and there was an over abundance of style.  I loved almost every single piece from the structured blouses to the sweatshirts and dont get me started on their flats wall. Unbelievably cool!  The only part that left me unhinged was the size availability.  It was rare to come across many larges or sizes over 8.  Fingers crossed that was just an opening day stocking oversight.  I fell in love with so many pieces in this store that I couldn’t escape without one.  I bought this incredible long-sleeved bodycon floral dress. Covertly I took a few pictures of my shopping tip for you.

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Cyber Sale 40% Off + Free Shipping

holiday sale flyerAttention LadyBowTie readers my online boutique SHOPLadyBowTie.com is hosting a holiday sale which starts TODAY through this week. 40% Off plus free shipping (U.S.).  Click here to view what I have to offer in my style shop and use code CYBER40 at check-out.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Window Shopping: Dolce & Gabbana

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Goodbye Oscar

Oh how you will be missed. If you didnt know, famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on October 20,2914.  I wrote this on my Facebook wall a few days ago when the news broke of Oscar’s passing: I’ve had the great honor to be a backstage dresser for Oscar de la Renta on […]

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Kicks

Kicks, trainers, sneakers, bobos…whatever you call them nothing has been more popular this year than designer athletic footwear.  Its not just for the sneaker-heads who wait in line at dawn at Foot Locker for the release of the newest Jordans either.  Sneakers have replaced stilettos on the runway. Even the most conservative “business wear” retailers, […]

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Window Shopping: H&M

What is happening here in these window displays for sweaters at H&M?  Its like the deadMau5 of window dressing.  

October 19, 2014 0
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Scarf Season

Layer-up and feel cozy this fall with a new scarf. New patterns in both traditional and infinity styles available. Some favorites on sale too. Click HERE to see new fall scarves. Click HERE to be directed to ScarvesFree Shipping (U.S.) Follow LadyBowTie on social media: And now on Google +    

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Finally! TopShop

They are finally building the UK retailer Topshop on 5th & 49th Street in NYC. They’ve been promising for years.  So excited to get inside once it opens, it says “This Fall”.  And so close to my office. This could be dangerous.  

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