Shop Your Closet: Spoof a Tie-Neck Blouse


I have been wanting a tie-front blouse for ages.  However, when I typically find one that makes my heart beat fast, it's either a very delicate silk, or more cash than I'm willing to spend.  Like this one, from Rachel Zoe.  It's both silk and $295.  Yay, me!  (I don't do this on purpose, wanting totally unattainable clothing is just one of my specialties.)

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Anyway, I got sick of The Wants.  And remember those skinny scarves we were all buying a million years ago?  Since I never part with scarves….I still have mine.


There's basically two ways to do this:  

1.  Tie it nice and low, which gives a relaxed vibe:


 (wearing: J. Crew shirt and skinny scarf, Rich and Skinny denim)


2.  Button the shirt completely, and tie the skinny scarf in a great, big, floppy bow at the neck. Kind of a 70's workin' gal vibe.


(wearing: Banana Republic button-down shirt, J.Crew skinny scarf, J.Brand Lovestory Flares, Dansko Rhianna boots, Coach belt)

I'm willing to bet that a wide, soft ribbon would also work great.

Happy Monday!




  1. I am shocked at how cute this is! My mouth really opened up in surprise. 🙂 It totally works and I’d say it does better than fake it. Thanks for the new idea!

  2. Your hair always looks SO amazing. Seriously, it’s sleek but has body, etc. I know that has nothing to do with the shirt but I still wanted to share. I, too, want a neck tie shirt. I found a maternity one at H&M recently that I adored that was for a client and I should have bought one for myself for my next pregnancy but alas, I wasn’t thinking of that at the time. This is a great idea to make this work though, I especially love the 2nd look.

  3. Thanks for the comments, girls! And Amy – you could try using some really wide, soft ribbon….or just make one out of cool fabric. (Assuming, of course, you can sew….I cannot.) OR….was just thinking that those old square fabric scarves may work for this…a slightly different look, maybe….

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