Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Copycat: Straps & Boots

I gave up on spaghetti straps a long time ago.  They gave me too much grief.  Several have stayed in my closet - the ones that can be easily layered with a tee or tank under, a cardigan over, or both.  But I'm not buying any new strappy dresses.  Ever.  I swear. 

Well, I take back the swearing.  There may be an exception some day.

Now thanks to this look from Fossil, I'm scouring the thrift stores for real cowgirl boots.  Mine are McFakes and not as sturdy or comfortable as I would expect real cowboy boots would be.  I would wear them with everything - dresses, skinnies, a house, with a mouse, here and there, I would wear them anywhere.  I would.  I swear.  And I really mean it this time.

Yesterday was my first official day at Hot Mama.  I read how the concept for the company was born, learned several different shirt and pant folds, and got to try on a bunch of different jeans to find out what makes them unique and expensive

Honest to goodness, I tried on a pair of jeans that were softer than the softest pjs, and uber flattering.  Pretty sure they're worn in heaven.  No doubt worth the $100+ price tag.  I haven't memorized all of the brands and styles yet, but when I do, this blog will likely be the dumping ground for my new found information.  Prepare to know more than you ever cared to about denim.  You've been warned.

Dress: H&M
Boots:  Rampage via Marshall's
Bag:  Elaina Designs


Frannie Pantz said...

Great job with the inspiration! I bought my first cowgirl boots last fall and I can't wait to wear them again!

Alisha said...

Loving that look! Your boots are awesome. Great find at Marshall's. They always have great things. :)

Mrs Spanglish said...

I'm so with you on the spaghetti straps. Cowboy boots are cool though! :) love em!

Callie said...

I have been on the hunt for a good pair of cowgirl boots too! But they seem to be impossible to find it my area - without a heavy price tag. So glad you found a cute pair! They really are versatile. Very adorable outfit!


Sara Bartlett said...

I looove cowboy boots! So cute. The cookie jar is all yours. I'm thrilled it went to a good, Little Debbie loving home. Would love to get together again soon- I had to rush off way too early on Saturday!

Girly Muse said...

Your McFakes sure are cute! I adore my boots, ADORE them.

Can't wait to hear more about this blessed denim. Verse us in these ways, O Wise Woman Of the Hot Mamaness.

Josie said...

PJ-esque denim? Sign me up, please... And I love that super cute dress on you!
xo Josie

Shen Dove said...

Love this dress, it looks really great with your cowboy boots!

Jamieandhallesmom said...

Welcome to the Hot Mama family!

Jamieandhallesmom said...

Welcome to the Hot Mama family!