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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