Welcome to Oats and Bows!

Hello all! My name is Michelle, and welcome to Oats and Bows!


I wanted to start out by saying how excited I am to finally be starting this blog. I had a blog in college for a good while, but it fell by the wayside when life got in the way. I want to carry over a lot of the same elements from my old blog, but introduce some new aspects as well. Since I’ve left my old blog, I have graduated college earning my degree in Emerging Media and Communications… woohoo! My major was heavily focused on digital media, and creativity, thus I’m missing my creative outlet. So here I am! Starting my post college life and excited to be creating my own content again!

So, you may have already picked up on some context clues from my header, but some of the content that I will be posting on here will indeed be health related. You can read a little bit more about my health background in my about me. Basically, I want to be able to share some healthy recipes, health tips, and crossfit related things here and there but that’s not really what this is strictly about.

What about the cat thing? Yes. I’m one of those people. But let’s face it, if this is going to be a predominately style and fashion related blog, my cats are the most stylish thing about me. I mean, come on, they’re persians. I can only hope to be 1/8th as fancy as they are. Plus they do pretty adorable things and are quite the crowd pleasers, and if you already follow me on instagram or we’re friends at all, you know this to be true. White and fluffy is Fonzie, and orange and spastic is Oliver.


Even though I really want these other elements of my life to shine through, I mainly want to be sharing my outfits and style on this blog. Not only is fashion one of my own creative outlets, but it’s my favorite blog topic when I’m reading other blogs! So why don’t we just get into it with my first outfit post?





Dress- Francesca’s (similar hereΒ and here)

Cardigan- Old Navy (similar)

Tights- J. Crew Factory

Wedge Booties- Target

Necklace- J. Crew Factory (similar)

Lipstick- Mac Candy Yum Yum

And that’s a wrap for today! Please feel free to reach out to me and follow me on twitter and instagram! Part of the reason I’m here is because I love the blogger community, so I’d love to connect with you! Until next time…


  • http://literatelystylish.blogspot.com/ heidi

    hi michelle, congratulations on starting your blog! it is always a really exciting step to take but it sounds like you have a lot of really great content to share. i’m a cat lady too and love seeing pics of other people’s kitties. :) love the sparkly sequins on your cardigan’s elbow patches, that is such a cute look!

    • Michelle @ Oats and Bows

      Hi, Heidi! Thanks so much for the warm welcome! πŸ˜€ I’m very excited! I’m so glad that I’ve already stumbled upon several cat lady bloggers in the past few days… we are certainly not alone and with good reason haha.

  • http://www.closet-fashionista.com Closet Fashionista

    Happy 1st blog post! :)
    I am loving that necklace, all the little details are so cute :)

    • Michelle @ Oats and Bows

      Thanks girl! I’m excited πŸ˜€ I agree, I love the details on this necklace..

  • http://www.happinessatmidlife.com Happiness at Mid Life

    Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by and congrats on your new blog!


    • Michelle @ Oats and Bows

      Thank you for stopping by as well Alice! πŸ˜€

  • http://www.fizzandfrosting.com Lauren

    YAY for starting a new blog! I’m loving this polka dot dress on you — so cute. :)

    • Michelle @ Oats and Bows

      Thanks so much Lauren! I’m a sucker for polka dots.