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Dressing Around a Statement Piece

When you hail from America's Dairyland as I do (that's the US state of Wisconsin to those of you not totally familiar with the American states), and The Universe sees fit to show you an ad that highlights the fact that after nearly a half a century you do not yet own a pair of Holstein print cowboy boots, there really is only one thing to do. Yeah, I pulled the trigger. As much as I don't really need anything new these days, sometimes you just have to.

These aptly-named "Live a Little" boots by Dingo are the ultimate statement piece, and my new favorite thing. To create a look, they really require nothing from you other than to just show up. They work well as an accent to a simple monochromatic look , but equally are pretty darn fun to do a bit of pattern mixing with, or just to pair with a dress or skirt to take things in a bit of an unexpected direction.

I paired it with this Dylan Babydoll denim shirt from Free People (which in retrospect I wish I'd gotten in a Medium instead of a Large but oh well), and just a simple plain black tank top and grey skinnies. That's it. Same basic pandemic uniform of t shirts and jeans, but now with 40% more cow! Just because things have gotten sartorially a lot more casual during the last year does not mean things have to be boring. Amirite?

Above: Dingo "Live a Little" cow print boots | Free People Dylan Babydoll Top | snowflake obsidian drop earrings (old), similar | snowflake obsidian bead bracelets (old), similar

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Susan Blakey
Susan Blakey
May 01, 2021

Those boots are SO fab!!!

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Agreed! They're SO FUN!

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