Apple Picking in the Shenandoah Valley


Fall is my favourite time of the year.  All of the warm colours, crisp air, the sound of walking on fallen leaves, and outdoor activities.  Its definitely Virginia’s best season.  B and I decided to take Presley with us to Hartland Orchard to enjoy the perfect weather, have a picnic and do some apple picking.  Keep reading to see what we got into!Read More

Sorry I’ve Been Away…


Hi Friends!  Sorry its been a few weeks since my last post.  A lot of things have been going on at The Bowtie Den which I promise to update you all on real soon :-)



Little Daylight – Hello Memory (2014)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I spent my weekend reorganizing my stuff, putting away summer pieces and taking out my fall and winter stuff.  So excited!  Happy Music Monday!


Trends: Leather x Myriad Musings

A few DC blogger events ago, I met Saumya of Myriad Musings and since the Blogger Scene Party, we’ve kept in touch via social media.  Recently, Saumya invited me to do a collaboration for her blog’s Trend Trotting Thursdays series.  When she told me ‘Leather’ was the trend theme, I couldn’t pass it up :)  Keep reading to see more photos of my Leather themed outfit and check out Saumya’s blog to see the original collaboration post!Read More

Pressed & Gilded

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A lot has been going on at the Bowtie Den lately.  A lot of re-organizing, furniture re-arranging and wardrobe cleaning so I apologize for being away here and there.  As I was sifting through my closet I rediscovered this shiny gold skirt I made a few months back.  Originally this skirt was a maxi skirt but i chopped it up into a shorter number to make it a little more wearable (although I’m contemplating making another maxi as this fabric is wayy too comfortable despite its bold appearance).  Quickly inspired by Blake Lively’s gold skirt outfit from a while back, I decided to give it a go with a little twist to make it litle more me.  Keep reading to check out more photos of this outfit and some shopping ideas I’ve put together inspired by the overall look <3Read More