A Little Rusty

Outfit Details: Top- Tucker For Target, Dress- Thrifted, Belt- Forever 21, Shoes- Minnetonka Moccasin Co.
Funny how easy it is to forget how to do things once you haven’t done them for a while. This explains why it took me a too long to get this post together. I’m a little rusty. Not that I was ever an expert at codes and blogging at all! Since it’s a four day weekend and Jon is at work, I thought “Why not do a little bit of updating?!” I got my Cannon outta the closet, turned it on, and then thought “Uhhhh…. I know how to do this!” I had forgotten how to take pictures. What is up with my brain?! But like riding a bike, I remembered and got to snappin’. Same with this whole coding deal. I guess I’m gonna have to lessen my after-work-telly-watching sessions to stay on top of these things. 
So I decided to match with the state of my skills last night, and wore rust details to warm up my gray dress. I felt like being comfortable for date night so I paired it with my Minnetonka Booties. My Minnetonkas are my favorite. They are the comfiest shoes I own, they’re simple, cute, and they match with everything! Not much has changed when it comes to my polka dot obsession. You can add any print to a simple dress to make it pop. Polka dots just always happen to be my first choice.
I haven’t done much shopping lately, just a little bit of thrifting here and there. We’re all guilty of having something in the closet that never gets worn. I’m trying to rid myself of this bad habit and get creative with what I already own. So far I’ve been doing pretty good.
Well I’m off to do some weekend thrifting! Wish me luck!


As you guys have probably noticed, I’ve been out for quite some time. My last post was in April, and we are already in July! However, I’ve been meaning to dust off my camera and laptop to update you all. Luckily, I’ve had my iPhone at hand during these last few months! I’ve been absent on my blog, but you can’t keep me away from Instagram. I update that thing quite often. It’s just so convenient for a lazy bum like me!

Last night I stayed up late catching up with my favorite blogs, and gosh did it make me miss posting! Lately, my life has been wake up, work, eat, sleep, and repeat. What’s so interesting about that, right?! I’ve failed to notice all of the fun and eventful things that have happened in between of what I call mundane. It hasn’t been all work and no play!

Last month we made a trip to Disneyland and had a blast. We were there for the weekend with my family. I saw radiator Springs, and almost felt like I was in front of the Grand Canyon. I loved seeing my nephew’s reactions to all of his favorite characters too. Disneyland is much funner when you’re a kid or when you’re with one. Despite the long lines, I got on all of the best rides. And Of course, I overdosed on sweets while I was there. The candy apple made me do it!

Summer has made it’s grand appearance in California. I have done my fair share of complaining about the 108 degree weather, but I have been enjoying the longer days. I’ve been sporting the top knot much more than usual, and have been bringing out the Summer apparel little by little. Road trips, frozen yogurt, evening bike rides, and bright colors. I always find something to love about every season. 

What’s your favorite thing about Summer?

Well I’m off to do some cleaning and then continue my lovely four day weekend. Hope you all have a wonderful one! 

Look What the Cat Dragged In

Outfit Details: Top- Forever 21, Skirt- Forever 21, Shoes- Franco Sarto
I know, I know! I have been M.I.A for around two weeks now, but I feel like It’s definitely time for me to get back into the swing of things here at Little Red Bowtalk. Life has been crazy busy for me these days! I have much to update you guys with!
If you guys follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have heard that I got a new job two weeks ago. I absolutely love it! I’m doing accounting for a local company and it is so much funner than I had anticipated. Who woulda thunk it?! It really is such a blessing to have finally found a job in the field that I studied. It makes me feel like all those years of school are finally paying off. I had been on the search for so long, and God opened the perfect doors for me at the perfect time as well. It’s so relieving and comforting to know that my future is in God’s hands. 
At work, Friday’s are casual days so I decided to wear one of the comfiest skirts I own. I wanted to start the weekend off right! I’m also sporting some bags under my eyes due to waking up so early for work! My body is still getting used to this change. I used to be the type of person that would start on projects at about 10 p.m., but now I have no choice but to be asleep at that time! How is this night owl supposed to get anything done?! 
I plan on posting more of the business casual outfits I wear during the week as well. I thought I would have had a few posted by now, but I’ve also been moving. We have finally had a chance to settle into our new place and relax from all these changes. It has been a crazy and awesome last two weeks. I’m so glad to be back! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! 

Weekday Uniform: Lumberjack Chic

Outfit Details: Dress- Victoria Secret Pink // Tights- Target // Shoes- Minnetonka
I’m back this week with another casual weekday outfit. Do you guys like my post title? Ha! I felt like such a lumberjack yesterday! I love my plaid and fringe. I wasn’t quite equipped to cut down any trees, but I was comfortable as can be.
I absolutely love dresses! I think they are so easy to style and oh so comfortable! They pretty much make an outfit, which really comes in handy when you’re on the run. Just add some accessories in the mix and you are set to go! I didn’t do too much accessorizing with this outfit. I kept it pretty simple with a pair of black tights and my Minnetonka booties. I am a big fan of tights so I wear them all year round. I know there are so many people who would love to trade me places so that they would kick their tights to the curb! I should probably give my legs some sun though or I’ll be blinding people whenever I do go bare! 

March Snapshots

♥ I found myself wearing lots of sparkles in March! I have a small collection of shiny things, and they seem to make their way into my daily outfits. Every girl loves her glitter.

♥ We went on a few small road trips this month, and early mornings on the road call for breakfast stops. Breakfast has got to be one of my favorite meals of the day, especially when it involves coffee and potatoes.

♥ Spring arrived last month and so did all the beautiful blooms! The weather has been absolutely perfect lately. During the day the sun is out to keep me warm, and at night it rains and puts me right to sleep. So perfect! 

♥ As you all know, this month I did a little Little Red Bowtique update. I still have lots of pretty things available!

♥ Rigby and I have been spending more time together, and I’m starting to think he may love me as much as he loves Jon now. Yeah, we’re pretty competitive when it comes to Rigby!

♥ I love candy! I am an especially big fan of anything sour! So good. Anyway, I feel like I’ve overdosed on candy. Maybe on my April recap you will see more pictures of vegetables and fruits…. Maybe.

♥ I’m sure you can tell by my outfits that I have settled right into Spring. The first day of spring I thought it would be perfect to wear florals so I wore my floral print oxfords. I don’t own lots of floral print clothes, but these shoes will add that dash of floral that any Spring outfit will need.

♥ That last photo is of Jon and I on Easter. I’m just warning you that it’s about to get really sappy. Oh how I love my partner in crime. I really am so blessed to have such an amazing husband who is so supportive and encouraging. We are looking forward to the month of April and just the future in general. I’m so excited for the great things that are to come for us. I’m also so thankful to God and the people around us who cheer us on! We love you all so much!

All the pictures above are from my Instagram feed. If you have Instagram,  follow me @littleredbowtique!

Weekend Wears

Outfit Details: Dress- Target // Belt- Another Line // Tights- Romwe // Boots- Franco Sarto // Bag- Forever 21
I’m back from my long, fun, and family-filled weekend! It’s always great to be in company of the people you love the most. My weekend was full of laughs, hugs, and memories. I had so much fun seeing my nephews open up their gifts and just enjoy their special day! I love birthdays! It is a crazy world and making it through another year on this earth is pretty amazing. I also ate so much junk this weekend, and enjoyed every bit of it! Now I’m back to reality, and I must get back on the exercise and stop-eating-so-much-candy train.
This weekend, I wore one of my best Target finds ever! I had my eye on this dress for months, and recently I found it for only $7! This cheapskate was very happy! Target’s clearance section deserves an award. I always find the best stuff for the best price! 
My sister and brother in law introduced us to the game Rummy-O this weekend, and now we are hooked! I couldn’t believe I had never played it before! It is so much fun! This game involves lots of thinking and strategy. Love those kind of games! We’re so addicted now, that tonight we’re off to play at their place. Let the fun continue!

Friday I’m In Love

Outfit Details- Top- Charlotte Russe // Pants- Lovesick // Shoes- Marc Fisher // Bag- Thrifted

I love Fridays! I don’t mind any other day of the week, but there is just something special about Friday. Today was a busy one too! I woke up, and went on walk. This week, I have been waking up early and going on 3 mile walks in the morning. It’s a really great way to start the day! Also, waking up early makes the day feel so much longer and so much more productive. By the end of the day, I am exhausted and ready to catch all the Zzz’s that exist! This is a bit different than my insomniac ways of last week. I hope to make this a habit!

Today I went out did some preparing for this weekend’s events. I have two nephew’s birthdays to celebrate this weekend, and I was on the search for their gifts. We have lots of family time planned this weekend, and I am really looking forward to it! Kids are the funnest to celebrate! Their reactions to gifts are the cutest thing too! Can’t wait to see these little guy’s faces when they see what they got for their birthdays!

It seems like my Friday ritual these days has been wearing black and white! Well today I decided to add a little pop of color in the mix. I love colored denim! Since it’s spring, I will be on the search for pastel colored pants. I only have mint, but I would love a lavender pair! I also added a pair of booties that I hardly wear to my outfit today. I usually wear these shoes with dressy outfits, but I thought out of the box today and gave them a try with a casual outfit. In the words of Tim Gunn, Make it work! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and happy Easter to you all! ♥