Cowboy Boots and Sequins

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sequin Tank: Express (similar) // Shorts: DIY Tutorial // Cowboy Boots: Ariat (similar) // Earrings: Handmade (similar) // Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar)

I have spent my whole life running from my roots, but when I stop running and look around, they're still there. My childhood was spent in the countryside of Central California. I grew up with horses, cows, sheep, chickens, rabbits... well let's just say it was like living on a farm. My dad is a true American cowboy, a dying breed I know. Growing up, I loved the outdoors, but I yearned for more in life. As soon as I could get out, I welcomed city life with open arms. Don't get me wrong, I love my life as a city girl, and I feel more at home in LA than I ever did in the country, but there is just something about cowboy boots that take me back. I can recall many moments spent in cowboy boots, whether it was stuffing my cat in my boots as a kid, or hanging out at the rodeo as a teen... fond memories are closely aligned.

These boots are hand-me-downs from my father-in-law believe it or not! He had these just sitting in his closet for the past decade or so. They're a little big, but a thick pair of socks will fix that! This look definitely represents who I am. The cowboy boots are symbolic of my rural upbringing, while the sequins are flashy, like the city I reside in... and those DIY shorts have been crafted by my own hands! 

Did you know: The Cowboy boot was originally know as a "riding boot." And although Americans like to think we invented them, Genghis Khan and his Mongolian army wore "riding boots" in the 1200's. (Source: Shoeinfonet)

Check out this little monster! Ornery as the Day is Long... or so I've been told.

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Chelsea Oliver said...

I would have never thought to pair these kinds of pieces together but I really like it on you! I'll have to try and see if I can pull it off too - I also had some rockin' little girl cowboy boots and am kind of surprised the love for them didn't get passed to my "adult life."


Jodi said...

Love those boots. So cute! How awesome to find them laying around. Don't think you'll ever run into anyone wearing the same shoes! :)

Melaina25 said...

LOVE that sequin top!

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