socal southern belle

Updated on Aug 24, 2010
This is an entry to Make Life Juicy sponsored by Juicy Couture.
blue Forever 21 shirt - white rue21 skirt - brown rue21 belt - brown American Ea
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19%   East Coast  
25%   West Coast 
22%   Midwest 
3%   The South 
31%   Outside the USA baby! 
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I wanted to do a cute Western look inspired by all the kawaii models in Popteen magazine earlier this summer. Chambray/denim shirt, white skirt with brown belt, cowboy boots, curly hair, cowboy hat. Unfortunately I had only half of the materials so I decided to revamp the look into more of an “urban cowgirl” outfit. Instead of ankle cowboy boots, I had brown peeptoe wedges (that fit like true 5’s) from my outlet mall Payless stop. No cowboy hat but I recycled my big white floppy sunhat from my sailor dress outfit. The chambray-ish shirt I purchased at Forever 21 this weekend and the skirt at rue21 in the outlet mall. The sales associate helped me grab this last Medium off the top hook after giving me a look that said “Girl, how you gonna wear a Medium…” Fortunately this belt is very, very adjustable and I tightened it a lot for the perfect fit : ) Since I didn’t try out this chambray-ish shirt inside the store, I felt a little uneasy. I think it could work for casual wear because it’s super long and has a tie attached that I can bring around to the front. I would wear this top with chunky accessories and black leggings or skinny jeans. Remix, remix! I like the ruched shoulder detail because it makes such a masculine style more feminine and gives my frame a little more “oomph” to balance things out.

The only thing I’m missing is a giant red beat-up pickup truck. I’m trying to break this bad habit of fashioning an outfit in my head and then going to buy pieces – I feel like my life has become a daily dose of costume party haha. For makeup I curled bits of my hair and tried to curl others pieces with my straightener but both failed. I spritzed in some 4-year-old Garnier Fructis shake effect gel (gross, I know) and scrunched my ends and flipped my hair around like a rockstar until I got a nice volumized crazy curl going on. I was sweating so much I’m pretty sure half my foundation melted. A bronze eyeshadow and bronzer instead of blush created a kind of dirty look that I liked. It feels like I just went out and drove a tractor or chased some tumbleweed. It’s so funny because even when I lived in Oklahoma for 5 years, I never embraced the suburban cowgirl look. In my town, most of the kids were very prep but broke out the cowboy boots and oftentimes owned family ranches.

See more pictures and poses on my blog: pandaphilia.com

MAKE LIFE JUICY CONTEST ENTRY
I make my life juicy because I welcome the curious the stares as I’m outside dressed up like a Southern Belle misplaced in sunny San Diego. One guy parked his car and came out to take a gander at this crazy chick with the huge hat and cowgirl attitude. Fashion is all about being noticed, about being looked at. You dress every day to impress, to be seen. Through blogging and becoming more active in the fashion community, I’ve come out of my shell and tossed my embarrassment out the door. Look out for me – I’m the girl with the huge tripod posing on the sidewalk, in the street, on campus. We only have one life to shine, so set phasers to stun and go wow them with your style.

Thank you for your support and love always <3,

(^).(^) * ~ Angie

Comments (53)

K9jenn
K9jenn on July 22
Love the skirt!
danjoy
danjoy on June 13
nice!
daphneren
daphneren on May 27
i love your style!
miaamos
miaamos on October 03
so adorable!!!xx
takemetotokyo
takemetotokyo on September 13
Love the style! And the hat! <3
JerryBerry
JerryBerry on September 12
Amazing hat. You look great. :)
alamodest
alamodest on September 07
How feminine---love the hat and the skirt!
ReadyTwoWear
ReadyTwoWear on September 05
the sun hat is adorable!! and i want your skirt haha
tauyanm
tauyanm on September 02
nice hat!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on September 02
lovely hat!
_miss_melanie
_miss_melanie on September 02
beautiful sunlight! very chic, love the wedges!
meiya
meiya on August 31
the hat is super cute:-)
irinaselfish
irinaselfish on August 29
CUTE! :)
bubbslove
bubbslove on August 27
love the lacey skirt so much! i love how the outfits so casual yet girly and chic
Scarlet_Sky
Scarlet_Sky on August 26
i love your skirt, the whole outfit is so cute!
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on August 25
sorry for all the crazy picture changing everyone. i went back to the original because i like the photography better :)
Hawaiikidd
Hawaiikidd on August 25
you updated your picture. <3 cuttteee!
Kittany
Kittany on August 25
Cute! That floppy hat really looks great on you.
pepang
pepang on August 25
i love your hat!
angiekje
angiekje on August 25
I didn't know you were also Angie :D LOVE that :) this outfit is perfect!! I am faving it :)
StylePantry
StylePantry on August 25
Awww....love it. You are so pretty!
the_ed
the_ed on August 25
I like your southern belle style! (Western looks usually make me feel pretty ridiculous, but this looks like something even I can pull off.) The big floppy hat is way more cute than any cowgirl hat. For a bit more southern belle, you could try to find some dainty white lace-up boots (but unless you're planning to wear a pair on your wedding or almost everyday, it may be an unwarranted splurge). ;)
Lauralai
Lauralai on August 25
I love all the textures in this look.
anonymours
anonymours on August 25
such a cute and adorable outfit =)
AnnaThunderroad
AnnaThunderroad on August 25
that skirt is so pretty
beneaththeglass
beneaththeglass on August 25
you look cute as always Angie! Very D&G in this outfit :)
Annachiara
Annachiara on August 25
Looovely :D
ohyeahdonna
ohyeahdonna on August 25
cute hat!
chubbylumpkin
chubbylumpkin on August 25
You look awesome! You are so rockin' a southern belle look with that hat :)
AnazSiantar
AnazSiantar on August 25
lovely! <3
charchelle27
charchelle27 on August 25
i super love this look! love your skirt so much!
PrettyNiftyAndThrifty
PrettyNiftyAndThrifty on August 25
i love your skirt!!!! and your shirt is so cute!!!
WyeChin
WyeChin on August 25
i love this outfit! the colors are amazing. the whole outfit is just beautiful :)
WyeChin
WyeChin on August 25
faved! :)
dorotron
dorotron on August 25
great outfit! i love the floppy hat!
Odette11
Odette11 on August 25
pretty skirt !
butterfliesandkisses
butterfliesandkisses on August 25
love the top
rougeallure
rougeallure on August 25
very nice. :)
vevevea
vevevea on August 25
love this outfit!!
freedomwings
freedomwings on August 25
this is cute!
amyy_c
amyy_c on August 25
you look beautiful here
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 25
you are incredibly gorgeous and I lov ethis entire look, but your hair and hat really stand out to me: amazing!
libys11
libys11 on August 25
love lace and chambray!!! fab hat too!
juniee111
juniee111 on August 25
love this look..
tanyabell
tanyabell on August 25
such a cute outfit....you look adorable!
inspirafashion
inspirafashion on August 25
you're so cute Angie! i just love your skirt and the & the cute sun hat. so adorbs, love this summery look ;).
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on August 25
love the skirt and floppy hat so much!!!
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on August 25
i loved reading this post and i love the outfit! you look amazing!
nennen35
nennen35 on August 25
love the skirt!!
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
Elekon_Chic_Boutique on August 25
love everything! want your shoes! and your hat is such a glam!
Ewwitsnikki
Ewwitsnikki on August 25
you're beautiful, my dear Angie!! I love everything!!! Ima steal it from your closet hahahaha
MarieMarieMarie
MarieMarieMarie on August 24
Gorgeous look...love that hat and gorgeous skirt =)
my_name_is_zoe
my_name_is_zoe on August 24
This is so cute! I love the lace skirt! Your so pretty, Adorable photos!
Hawaiikidd
Hawaiikidd on August 24
I love the hat!!!!!! cute. :3
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