All too often, Fashion Fridays are theoretical: This is a good thing to pair with this; consider partnering this accessory or shoe. But sometimes if you don’t have someone there to actually give you direct feedback in the dressing room, the application can get a little rough.
That got me to thinking I should do a “Steal this Look” segment. I am always passing women with fabulous outfits that I want to use for inspiration.
Then, just yesterday as I was writing this post, I saw two AWESOME outfit ideas with same general “look.” Since I haven’t yet screwed up the courage to ask random women to let me photograph them in passing, I tried to find a comparable photo on line. Then, I found places you could purchase items to give you a similar look.
So here goes (and let me know if there’s an event you’d like a Steal This Look segment on)…the theme today is “Something You Might Wear While at A Business Meeting On A Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas.” Or, lest that be a little too specific to my current surroundings, we’ll just call it Cowboy Chic.
Now I couldn’t find anything quite as authentic “Texas” as I saw yesterday, but basically my leading candidate paired an adorable faux fur long vest with a simple patterned button down, skinny jeans, and cowboy boots. Another woman had done something similar but with riding boots and more monochromatic. Here’s as close as I could find:
1. First must have item: The Vest!
This is a great buy at Nordstrom’s and is on sale for $92!!
This is also a great buy at Nordstrom’s, a little fuzzy for my taste, but it’s $89!
And this final option is more my speed but way too pricey (even on sale) and it uses real fur which is not my thing. (On a side note, I love this all gray look paired with a LEOPARD print heel!)
2. The next item up: The Boot!
This totally depends on whether you want to rock the cowboy boot or you are more comfortable with the classic rider. I’ll give you both options. Luckily, a lot of folks are running boot sales so you can go nuts here.
Oh I love these. They’re “fashion-y” cowboy boots but the real deal from Cavender’s (if you don’t know, it’s the quintessential boot shop around here).
If you’re looking for a more subtle, and more reasonable option, you can pick these up from DSW for $69.
I love these riding boots. They are from DSW and the details like the buckle and zipper just made me fall completely in love – they’re priced at $150.
And if you want to get a great deal, I think these lovely black riding boots are a STEAL at $69.95 from DSW!
Okay, this post would be crazy long if I found you skinny jeans too, but I had to at least do the top for the vest, so….
3. The final item: the layering blouse.
I adore this shirt from J. Crew, it is so interesting to me. It’s $89 and if you are just throwing money away there’s a higher end one that is similar to this shirt that runs $250 in the J. Crew Collection (y’all, who spends $250 on a SHIRT?).
Really fun subtle poppy button down from Banana Republic running $69.
Okay, so this is not perfect; these sleeves should not be this full underneath a bulky furry vest, but heavens y’all, this is $10 at Macy’s!!!! So you get the concept of a simple solid cowl neck tunic to layer under the vest, but I couldn’t help to share this since you’d get a HECK of a deal offered in three colors! (I’m a gray lover….)
Don’t think I forgot about accessories, especially given last week’s post. If you’re wearing a cowl, turtle, or boat neck, then wear a funky long chain. If you’re wearing a button down, I suggest an eclectic pendant that hangs in your clavicle. I have plenty of options but no more space so happy shopping!
(Don’t forget to pick the next steal this look style!)