Thrift Store Cowgirl
Every week I go on about how I'm trying to force the season by not putting together any more sweater and boots outfits, and lo and behold, today I appear before you in….you got it! A sweater and boots! You are hereby a witness to my hypocrisy.
The good news is, if you must continue to wear sweaters and boots well into the spring season, choosing a sweater and boots for which you paid absolute peanuts takes the sting out of it a bit. In fact, had it not been for the cold weather, I could have claimed 100% thrift store provenance for this outfit. However, the cashmere sweater throws off the balance a bit. That came from TK Maxx (no, that's not a typo my American friends…TK Maxx is the British equivalent to TJ Maxx).
Despite the whole cowboy boot thing being highly evocative of another look - that often-questionable "festival" look that lands unavoidably in our laps every season and always promises an unsettling blend of crochet, wellies, and cultural appropriation, I think that with a judicious application you can still work a warm weather cowboy boot. Yes, even in your forties and beyond. For me, the key is not going the full Britney; if you're going to put on a cowboy boot with shorts or a short skirt, you can leave your top half a little more relaxed. Some nice loose layers, an oversized tee…no need for the pushup bra or the gingham bustier. That, in cowgirl terms, is I believe what they might call an "overcooked rump steak."
thrifted Laura Ashley blouse, similar / thrifted denim skirt, similar / thrifted Dan Post cowboy boots, similar / Maxx Studio cashmere cardigan (old), similar / Barca necklace (old), similar / 14K Sleeping Beauty turquoise studs last seen here