Thrift + Style: The PussyBow | Thriftanista in the City

10.21.2013

Thrift + Style: The PussyBow

I like pussybow blouses and not just because of the ridiculous name. It's a blouse and a necklace all in one! It increases blog traffic too for all the wrong reasons so if you arrived here looking for p and no bow...sorry it's just me and my thrift store threads.


I found this new deadstock striped version during the last Thriftanista Social Club ThriftUp. I really loved the pop of red and blue stripes and it has a good fit. It was $3 and since its poly, it will last forever with no ironing necessary.


Thrift a Pussybow

I don't run into pussybow blouses very often at the thrift store. It's one of those things you find when you're looking for something else.

DIY a pussybow by tying a thin scarf around the collar of a button up.

Try on in store as vintage size labels can be misleading.

Blouses of the 80s (a hot pussybow era) had big sleeve holes. Those don't look good on me. How about you? Another reason to try on in store.

Style A Pussybow


Your pussybow is your pussybow. Do whatever you like with it! Bwahhaa...

Anyway. No need for a necklace. Your front tie is all you really need.

It's a style that can be dressed up or down. Looks great with jeans or a pencil skirt.

While I like to tie the front, it looks weird. All pussybows aren't meant to be tied and of the ones that are, don't be afraid to side tie or tie it low. Experiment with your bow.

Visit The Pussybow Pinterest board for more style inspiration. I was shocked to discover new styles of this old fashion. The Emilio Pucci purple tie needs to get in my closet right now.


Are you a fan of the pussybow?

THRIFT vintage striped pussybow blouse - vintage front split red skirt - vintage earrings - vintage stretch belt - Jill Stuart clogs RETAIL Falke wool tights

***in other news***

The Jill Stuart clogs are a new find. They were brand new with the price sticker still on the bottom. Retail $350 at Nordstrom Rack! No one wanted them on eBay so giving them a try. Never saw myself as a clogs girl but they're growing on me. Love the wood heel and they are surprisingly comfortable for a 5" heel. They're a size 9 but I wear an 8 and they fit just right. If this your style, email me. I'll send them to you for $25 including shipping.

If you didn't already know, this used to be a Violet focused blog 3 years ago. I think V wants her blog back. She's popping up more and more. #MySoCalledFashionBloggerLife

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

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38 comments

Jenny Moyett said...

LOL! I love pussybows, and not just because I love saying them too. ;) You look great!

Have a great week.

-Jenny
http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/10/who-wore-it-best-miranda-kerr-vs-lala.html

Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

Hehe, pussybows! I'm not crazy about them but love how you styled yours and love that skirt.

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

That is a funny name for a shirt but I like the one you have. The black and white pattern with the red and blue is really cute. :-)

Mo

Cam Bibs and Baubles said...

Cracking up that it "increases blog traffic" LOL!

I really like the the blouse. It has a lot of visual interest!

Vintage Nut said...

That shirt makes a statement, and the way you styled w/ the tights...fierce! Are the shoes clogs?

Ashleigh said...

I love the clogs! I've always been a fan of clogs and not found any modern ones that caught my eye.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

This is so funny to me!! Who even knew that was the official name? Ha! Anyway.... I love your blouse and I myself have been very in love with blouses with bows lately!!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyalfashionblog.com

Olivia Lane said...

LOVE this outfit! The bright orange with grey is especially awesome. I love pussybow! I didn't know there was a name either. i feel like there was a resurgence of that 1999-2001ish. Maybe it's just that i was thrifting more then. IDK. Anyhow, I had a bunch of shirts with that collar. I don't have them anymore but if I come across one it's nice to know I don't need to tie them.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That blouse is lovely and the lil' miss in her pink and purple is fabulous too!

LyddieGal said...

i have one pussy bow blouse, I always feel super vintage when I wear it.

Anonymous said...

your rocking that skirt, not an easy feat!

Carolyn McAfee said...

I love thrifting! That is a great top!
I’d love for you to come join my link up... and inspire me!
http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/2013/10/what-im-wearing-inspire-me.html
See you there!
Carolyn

Carolyn McAfee said...

... AND, I'm following now! Hope you can follow back! I'm at http://www.ccmcafeeperspectivewiw.blogspot.com

Tami Von Zalez said...

YOU made it all look cute!

Popped by from SITS Girls About Me.

www.thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Happiness Winner said...

Almost 80% of the tops I have thrifted are pussybow blouses. However, I wasn't aware of this silly name. :)

- Sukhi
http://happinesswinner.blogspot.com/

Whitney James said...

So cute! I am not a fan of pussybow blouses for me, but I love the way they look on others. Love the red skirt too. Fly!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Stephanie said...

pussybow. I had no idea that's what they were called. awesome. :)

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Haha I had no idea that was the name of those blouses... I definitely feel weird about saying it ha! You look great and of course your thrift finds never cease to amaze me :)

Carmel76 said...

love how you make being thrifty so fashionable

Daenel T. said...

I like the way you've styled it! Cute. I have a couple of pussybows that have only made it out of my closet a few times. I have, ummmmm, chest issues.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Jenny!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Mo!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Cess! Yep, those are clogs. Never owned a pair before.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Really? They're growing on me. I like that I can still walk in them as they are a super high heel.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Kenya!

LeTroy Cooke said...

thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Olivia!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Melinda!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Carolyn!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Oh wow! You're a real fan.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Whitney!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Yep, that's the name. Short for pussycat bow because that apparently what it looked like back when people put bows on cats. *shrugs* Front tie works too!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Ashley!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

lol. A little bit of gaposis?

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