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.
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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