Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Just kidding.  I’m not really that kinda girl 😉
The latest Bloggers Do It Better assignment: Prep School.  My take on it:

{tie Chaps shirt RL pants JCrew belt Gap bracelet JCrew}
{shoes George (say what?!) purse Liz Lange}
That was 100% prep and I’ve got a bit of a rebellious streak:
{shoes Vera Wang}

This one is dedicated to my Brother Ben – who always flips his tie over his shoulder to eat 🙂

I don’t know how to tie a tie.  In fact, the tie I am wearing is my sons (in case you couldn’t tell!)  I called my little brother over to help me out.  I think it made him feel cool to be able to teach me something, for a change.  In fact, it was like bonding.  Except for the part where he kept calling me a nerd……..

I can’t end this post without one last story:  Many years ago, while in college, I did a summer stint working at a local hotel.  The uniform was navy pants, blue shirt and for us women, these ridiculously ugly I-dont-even-know-what-to-call-thems.

I couldn’t.  I wouldn’t.  I didn’t.  I went to Walmart and bought a cheap, black clip-on tie.  It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t polished, and it wasn’t perfect.  But it was a heck of a lot better than the thing pictured above!

And because I know you want to see just one more picture of me:

I had to wear the glasses, I just had to…..

This post is dedicated to all the men in my life – your tie-tying skills amaze me!


  1. Cait says:

    You wear this look well 🙂 and the bag is amazing!

  2. Aubrey says:

    I like the switch to the Vera Wang shoes! Great take on prep school 🙂


  3. I like your rebellious streak 🙂

  4. Erin says:

    Thanks! It's actually a DIAPER BAG!! A diaper bag that looks like a Birkin?? Yes, please. Haha!

  5. Erin says:

    I can't resist those VW shoes!

  6. Erin says:

    Thanks. I'm a bit fond of it as well 😉

  7. katou says:

    I really like this outfit so simple and chic, and love the Vera WAng shoes, and that gorgeous bag is a diaper bag how cool is that!!!

  8. Aw you look super great! I love the little tie i think it's cute and different. I love your bag as well!

  9. Cute outfit! Both shoes work well with the outfit… and I LOVE that diaper bag… gotta get me one of those! 🙂

  10. Erin says:

    Thanks! I chose the tie because my husbands seemed so WIDE!

  11. Erin says:

    I hate having to decide between shoes, if you couldn't tell! It's the only diaper bag I would carry 🙂

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