For some reason these boots always remind me of cowboy boots! Maybe it's the color, maybe it's the leather. Maybe it's because I wear them until they're scuffed and broken, pulling them on for errands and nights out alike. This is my second incarnation of them - the first I wore throughout law school until the soles were literally worn through and the lining inside had become loose and pulled apart from the inner seam. That is commitment to a pair of boots, I tell ya.
Maybe it's the fact that I spent this weekend glamping (glamorous camping!) that makes me want to wear an outfit like this - half relaxed style, with gold and leather accents to take the whole look to THE NEXT LEVEL. Maybe being in the forest of Big Basin, foraging for food (at the local market) and fending off invading critters (the next campsite's dog), reminded me of the wild west. Of dust and ponies and stagecoaches. Of saddlesoap and panning for gold and rouged cheeks.
Sometimes it's fun to dress up, even for cowgirls.
(Note: The bun I pulled together with a half-pony and some bobby pins! So easy. Pull an elastic around your hair as if putting it into a pony tail, then on the last elastic-twist only pull your hair halfway through until it is a little bent-over bun. Pull the ends around and pin them in smaller loops to flesh out the bun. Et voila!)
skirt | Urban Outfitters, old (similar) blouse | H & M, not available online (similar) boots | Steve Madden Intyce Boot earrings | Old Navy, not available online (similar) bag | Kate Spade, old (similar)