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Hi! I'm Fiona, an Irish girl living in the UK. Lead singer in rock/pop band Alter Ego, I have a passion for fashion and great music! I own far too many clothes and some very cool photographers take photos of me wearing them all! I hope my blog reaches people who share my obsession with fashion, style and beautiful things! Thanks for stopping by! Fx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Bolo Tie

This is one of my favourite outfits, it is 100% me and I wear this kind of style a lot. The shirt is my very first purchase from French brand, The Kooples, a very rock & roll fashion label with quite a British edge. The silk shirt feels so luxurious to wear and I absolutely love the masculine cut, the great burgundy/wine colour and the cute contrasting collar.

The tailored shorts were a fantastic find. No-one believes me when I tell them they are from Miss Selfridge & cost only £38! They look and feel so expensive. They have a gorgeous faux leather trim detail at the pockets & the cute belt actually comes with them.

The pièce de rèsistance for this outfit however, is the Country & Western Bolo Tie. My inspiration for this came at a recent gig when my band had the very great pleasure of sharing a stage with American music legend John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (he has played & toured with The Who & The Rolling Stones to name just two of the legendary bands he's been associated with over the years!). 

Rabbit, a true Texan gent, was wearing the coolest Bolo Tie & the very next day I was straight onto Google to find one of my own. There are countless styles, designs, colours & prices available out there. I chose a simple white Buffalo Skull, to compliment the white collar on my Kopples shirt. It looks equally good with a denim shirt or even with a plain, collarless t-shirt. 

I finished the outfit off with my 'go to' Topshop shoe boots & a sweep of MAC lipstick in 'Red Dwarf', such a perfect match for the rich burgundy colour of the shirt. My Husband laughs every time he hears that lipstick name; he thinks it's the perfect lipstick for his teeny weeny short Wife! 

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Boots: Topshop 'Adina' Shoe boots (similar)
Lipstick: MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in 'Red Dwarf' (similar)