Category Archives: accessories

bow tie me up

Right now, there’s nothing sexier than a cute girl wearing a bow tie. Something about the convergence of classic and modern style and the gender overlap that makes it the perfect fashion statement and understated accessory.

Although bow ties reappeared on catwalks late last year, this particular trend has really only started creeping into the lesbian fashion scene over the last couple of months. Paired with the classic black and white suit, worn with a plaid shirt or simply strung around your neck above a singlet, nothing says style like a bow tie.

Get yours online from American Apparel or Etsy, or from the men’s accessory section of your local department store.

classic bow tie style

classic bow tie style

American Apparel

American Apparel bow tie - $19

femme bow tie

femme bow tie necklace - $15

Lesbians rockin’ the bow tie…

Quincey wears a bow tie, courtesy Elleni

Quincey wears a bow tie

Mackenzie Stone looking gorgeously chic

Mackenzie Stone in a bowtie

Steal Tegan & Sara’s look

With the release of Tegan & Sara’s new album, Sainthood, there’s a bunch of new photos of the twinsome emerging, and with the new photos comes a slew of conversation around what they’re wearing. I found this photo, below, on a T&S forum where discussion was raging about their outfits and their make-up. Some people are loving it, some people not.
Tegan & Sara: understated sophistication

Tegan & Sara: understated sophistication

I think they both look great in this photo! Their maturity and femininity really shines through and they prove they can make simple look really stylish. I love that they’re wearing make-up, and fitted jeans and tailored jackets. As someone who would happily change outfits 5 times a day, I love seeing my favorite lesbians mixing things up and moving beyond jeans and t-shirts.
If you love the look Tegan & Sara have got going on above, I’ve tracked down a few websites that can help you steal their look for yourself!
If, like Tegan, you enjoy a good blazer you can’t go past this beautiful TopShop Kate Moss Grosgrain Blazer available for $160. A good black jacket never, ever goes out of style so pay a little more and invest in one that will look good after a lot of wear and quite a few trips to the dry cleaners.
TopShop Kate Moss Grosgrain Blazer - $160

TopShop Kate Moss Grosgrain Blazer - $160

In this photo, Sara has jazzed up the check shirt with jeans combo and made it look more girly by tucking her shirt into her mid-rise jeans and bringing it all together with  brown belt. It’s a super-simple look to pull together, and you can have it for only $120 for the whole outfit.

Start off with a long (easier to tuck!) black and white check shirt, like this one from Dorothy Perkins which you can pick up for only $40.

Dorothy Perkins black and white check shirt, $40

Dorothy Perkins black and white check shirt, $40

Add these Levi’s Eco Mid Rise Boot 553 available for only $69.50.

Levi's Eco Mid Rise Boot 553

Levi's Eco Mid Rise Boot 553

And finally, pick up one of these awesome vintage brown belts from Etsy to finish it off.

Brown imitation reptile skin belt $6.50

Replica snake skin belt

Replica snake skin belt

Etsy brown woven belt – $10

Brown woven belt

Brown woven belt

Et voila!

get Tegan’s skull apron for yourself

If you’re one of the many lesbians who giggled like a schoolgirl while squealing “I want one! I want one!” when you saw Tegan in her skull apron in the picture Tegan and Sara posted on Twitter earlier,  I did a quick search and tracked down some websites where you can buy one for yourself. Hope you find one you like!

This purple skull apron by Boojiboo is available on Etsy for only $27.85.

Boojiboo Purple Skull Apron

Boojiboo Purple Skull Apron

Also on etsy is this super cute Pirate’s Wench cocktail apron, which is on sale for only $16!

Pirate Wench Cocktail Apron

Pirate Wench Cocktail Apron

This full-length Jesse Steele Skull BBQ Apron is perfect for experimenting in the kitchen when you’re not entirely sure where all those splashes might land. For only $39, it’s best to cover up and be protected.

Jesse Steele Skull BBQ Apron

Jesse Steele Skull BBQ Apron

And if you’re the kind of gal who loves skulls, but can’t go without your pink and glitter, this Cupcake Provocateur Glitter Skull Apron is just what you need. At only $35 it would make a great gift for the girly-girl in your life.

Cupcake Provocateur Skull Apron

Cupcake Provocateur Skull Apron

Enjoy!

etsy love: 1980′s vintage wallet

If you love retro and you love wallets, then you’re going to L-O-V-E this rainbow wallet that comes to you direct from the 1980’s! It’s black nylon with rainbow grosgrain ribbon detail, and has 3 pockets and a key ring. Oh and it’s only $8. Sweeeet!

1980's vintage rainbow wallet

1980's vintage rainbow wallet

Visit the PureVintageClothing store on Etsy to buy.

cabbie hat, cabbie hat

Yay for Fall! and Yay for hats that are perfect for Fall! Cabbie hats have made a big comeback this year, which is great because you can pretty much find a style or color to suit any outfit. From plaid, corduroy and check to striped and good old reliable black, the cabbie hat looks great with a suit on your way to work or really cute with jeans and retro t-shirt. If you’re shopping online, try searching for cabbie,  golf or newsboy hats – they’re all similar.

My one tip – wear it straight! the backwards, sidewards, slightly off-center look isn’t really a ‘look’ right now.

golf cabbie

Most department stores and several boutiques are stocking variations of the cabbie hat – I saw a big range in Sears and Guess was modeling them in the window. I picked mine up at H&M for $10. apple-hat-newsboy-cap