03 February 2014

Be Running Up That Road, Be Running Up That Hill, Be Running Up That Building


I have been following Bow and Drape since they first launched and started producing some really high-quality, DYO fashion. As not-a-very-huge fan of do-it-yourself activities in general (I prefer to get things ready-made -- maybe due to a lack of time, maybe because I'm sort of lazy when it comes to my shopping), I was initially skeptical. But after customizing a Jackie Kennedy-inspired dress, I was convinced. The fabric was soft to the touch and comfortable, and I actually loved the design process. It opened my eyes to a new and potentially exciting development in my list of fashion-y hobbies, and ever since I've tried to add something unique or aesthetically different to most things I wear. Even if it's just in how I accessorize a certain piece or wear my hair.

Anyway, B&D has some gorgeous new items. For a new-ish company, they really expanded heavily in 2013, and 2014 will undoubtedly follow suit. A sucker for elephants, though, I had to get something with this boozy elephant applique. I mean obviously: my favorite animal drinking a cocktail. It was a match made in heaven, really. Because it's been so hideously grim and typically British outside the past few weeks, I thought I'd go for this Billie Sweatshirt, and I assure you it's one of the warmest things I've worn in ages. Don't be fooled by the light look of it, the fleece lining is a beautiful thing. To throw in a bit of my native language, I customized my elephant with the word "salud" -- a.k.a. "cheers." This was an attempt to be slightly cultural while keeping the sweatshirt fun. 

Amongst the style-spirations for B&D's clothes are classic icons like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Simone Signoret, as well as modern fashion mavens like Florence Welch and Victoria Beckham. I find the mixture of the old with the new subtle yet distinct. Unlike a lot of brands that really strive for this mixture, but fall short, Bow and Drape nails it every time. For me, this is really perfect because I love the fashion of decades past but enjoy inserting modernity's twists into most things I own. 

Side note, you guys know I struggle with pants. Tights and leggings, those are my staples. But these faux-leather skinnies by Lauren Conrad are one of the best things I've ever wiggled my assets into. I feel so beyond comfortable, and feel they really do wonders in the curve-accentuating department when it comes to my thighs and derri√®re

But back to Bow and Drape, you can read my interview with former PR girl Christa for more info. And in the meantime, use coupon code MIGGMAGNEWYEAR for 15% off anything! (Valid until the end of the month.)







Get the look:
Customizable Billie Sweatshirt, $58+, Bow and Drape
Lauren Conrad Faux-Leather Skinny Pants, on sale for $32, Khols
Deep Burgundy Ankle Boots, $65, Boohoo
Jewelry, H&M

4 comments:

  1. So stunning! I also really like your hair. :3

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    1. Ahh thank you! I tried styling it a bit for once haha!

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  2. What a cool concept! And OMG, drunk elephant, yes

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