look book: forget me knot

October 20, 2011

 One of my favorite new things to do is add knots to my outfits. I do it with my t-shirts {love it off to the side}, my long skirts, and now button-ups. I'm guilty of succumbing to this trend because it's just too cute! I love how it gives such an effortless feel to any outfit. What do you guys think of this look? Would you do it?
dress TJ Maxx, button up J.Crew (similar), necklace Heather Belle, shoes Chinese Laundry via DSW, bracelets c/o Alex and Ani (one, two and three)

Funny story about these shoes: I saw them years ago around the holidays and wanted to get them because they were such a good price. I didn't want to impulse shop so I decided to think about them. The next day I went back because I couldn't stop thinking about them. On the night I was going to meet Matthew for the first time with some friends, I wore them! I'm thinking it's because of these shoes that he fell in love with me :) Well, maybe it helped?? Regardless I'll never ever ever get rid of these shoes, nor will I forget about them!

Yay for the weekend! I desperately need to sleep in. I've been getting way too little sleep over the past week. 
Do you guys have any fun plans?? 

xox
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38 comments:

  1. Cute! I love how you tied the shirt and that dress is seriously charming.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  2. This is such a sweet and charming look! You look lovely :)
    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  3. Oh Mara you look fabulous darling :)

    And I am SO into the knot look! It's sweet and effortless. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    Niki @ LQM&M
    xo

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  4. This is very sweet, it fits you. beautiful:)

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  5. Love the outfit! and such a cute story about the shoes!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  6. So pretty!!! I've wanted to start tying my shirts but I can never make it look right, ha ha.
    And that is an awesome story about the shoes, I love when pieces have history like that :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  7. I love those shoes. So pretty! And you're just so naturally beautiful. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi, new to your blog and really loving it.

    The dress you have on and so gorgeous and I really love those shoes to. Such a fab outfit!!
    Kara XOXO

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  9. the first thing I noticed about this outfit was your shoes, they're so cute.

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  10. Lovely! Love knotting too! Haven't tried it this way...but definitely will!

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  11. I'm pumpkin carving and watching scary movies this weekend, yay!

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  12. Aww... that is so sweet you remembered that story. I tend to make knots in the back of my tops. Weird, I know, but way more flattering for me.

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  13. my boyfriend is coming home from his deployment today :) so i'm picking him up from the airport at 4:20 and then we have the rehearsal dinner and his sister's wedding tomorrow! it's a big weekend! and i can't waittttttttttt!

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  14. so sweet! you look so beautiful and I love your mary janes! xo www.casualglamorous.com

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  15. Love the little knot idea! I would so wear that trend! it's adorable1 love the maryjanes! Love the story you shared so cute!

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  16. it definitely does give off an effortless look. and i am adoring those shoes!!
    xo TJ

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  17. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to be good and not buy something and ended up going back the next day because I couldn't stop thinking about it!!

    Also those shoes are crazy cute!!

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  18. Gorgeous outfit, you're so pretty. You always look amazing. Have a great weekend x

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  19. aw hope you get lots of rest this weekend! :)

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  20. I've never really knotted my clothes but you make it look good! I've seen Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage do it sometimes too and it suits her as well :)

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  21. this look is adorable!!
    I love the bracelet.

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  22. love the shoe story. Knotting my clothes remind me of my chlidhood when I tried to be cool. Not sure I could do it now. You rock it tho!

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  23. I love tying my button-up shirts! You're right, it does add an effortless charm too an outfit. I love that little tid-bit on the shoes. Isn't it funny how one item "changes your life". I love it!

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  24. very cute look mara!! i've never knotted my clothes, but i've seen it done here & there and i want to try it with a maxi skirt. and that's cute about the shoes - you'll always have to keep those around no matter what. have a good weekend!

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  25. I tie knots in my tshirts off to the side and love it! this is such a cute look!

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  26. Such a cute story with the shoes! I dig this outfit...totally makes me think of a cool 90s dress and shirt, but done way cuter for 2011 :)

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  27. I love the dress, and I love the shoes (I have sweet stories, too, about clothing items I'll never, ever get rid of!)!!! Also love the multiple bracelet look!!! Love the bracelet w/ the words!!!

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  28. P.S. Correction - meant to say I love the bracelet with the initial (sorry, brain typo - need more coffee) - also, love that necklace!!!

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  29. Cute! I really like how you tied your shirt in the front-- I think I am going to try that look out! Love it.

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  30. You look so beautiful, I love your charm bracelet.
    I am in love with your outfit and hair, so pretty :)
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Ellie xx

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  31. ooh, yes, yes!! I love to knot my tops, especially tees... it gives an outfit that extra dose of adorable each and every time! And I'm loving those shoes Mara, ah, so pretty! Gorgeous look lady!! xo veronika

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  32. i love love your necklace. so cute.

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  33. Those bracelets are GORGEOUS. LOVE THEM.
    And you are gorgeous, p.s.

    ~Em
    talesforkarina.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm also hugely into knots...in fact, I tied a lot of them this summer. This link is one that's almost the same as your outfit here:
    http://jupefashion.blogspot.com/2011/08/three-songs.html

    I never thought of tying t-shirt knots...gonna try that now!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  35. I am in loooove with those bracelets!! :)

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  36. That story is too cute! I don't think I'd ever want to get rid of em either. :)
    -giedre

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  37. So funny, I stumbled upon this blog-- my name is Mara too and I have that exact Alex & Ani bracelet ! Love it, and love your blog :)

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