Thursday, April 15, 2010

Preppy western

Preppy western, originally uploaded by Cohabitating_Closet.

Today, I have many many non-teaching duties, including yet another extra credit opportunity for students. They can go and see a panel presentation on sexual violence during war and conflict (uplifting, I know, but important). I would wear something crazier (like my recent goal of dressing in the colors of animals, since I am so color shy), but they need to check in with me to get some of the extra credit points. I am also "experimenting" with "jewelry," namely an earth toned shell short necklace, which I think may work with the wider crewneck/smaller U neck/confused, but deflated boat neck deal that this shirt has going on.
I am of the belief that anyone can wear (proper) cowboy boots almost all the time. Even those who dislike country music and George W. Bush. For some reason, I think the width and cut of the top flatters most figures. And the best thing is that you can find cowboy boots for less at most thrift/vintage shops. These camel colored puppies were $25 at Beacon's closet, but I've seen plenty more at the local charity shops. (I paid $16 to have the soles fixed, and now I don't stumble on them when I clomp around NYC).

These things are lethal weapons- against cockroaches and other forms of NYC apartment vermin

Also a brief interlude and contribution from a good friend, who know how much I've been paying attention to clothes lately. She sent me an email explaining how she went on a nice date with a nice dude. However, this was his look*:
She'd like to you know that the grey trousers are cut at a capri length.
As she is a European-turned Midwesterner recently relocated in Oregon, her only explanation was "Oregon is weird."

I think chimney sweeps and general Victorian raggamuffins are quite popular in Brooklyn as well.

*It wasn't a dealbreaker though.

Skirt: Uniqlo (2008)
Shirt: H&M (2008)
Tights: Uniqlo
Shell necklace: street vendor, Hawaii, 2005
Boots: Durango, thrifted via Beacon's Closet


  1. Ha! That's such a great email :) I'm glad a holey jumper wasn't a deal breaker though. If I were to diagram what Bob wore on our first date... well, actually, it looks a lot like what he wears all the time during the summer. But his lack of fashion wasn't a deal breaker either.

    But on to you! I really love your outfit today. So very cute. You definitely pull off the cowboy boots! I don't have a lot of luck with boots in general, so maybe we can look for some nice cowboy boots for me up at the lesbian shoe store next week?

  2. Hahahahh, can't believe he wore that to a date!

    I love your outfit. I love your cowboy boots. I love your legs. Seriously, you're just totally working it here!!!!!!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  3. I am a big fan of cowgirl boots, and your are awesome! Way to score them at the thrift store!

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