January 18, 2011

Business Cowgirl


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{Dress: Forever 21, Cardigan: Express, Belt: J Crew, Tights: Hue, Boots: Steve Madden}

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I don’t know about you, but this outfit {despite the flower print} is giving me a honky-tonk {as honky-tonk as office wear can be} kind of vibe. If only I had some true, authentic cowboy boots I think I’d be set. Usually, I play up the feminine detail of this dress by using bright, girly colors, but I was bound and determined to try something different today.


So as a friendly reminder, I hung this dress in the front of my closet, certain I would think of something. Well certainty is a funny thing, because I’ve been stumped for the past 2 weeks. Yep, this dress has been waiting {patiently} for quite a while. She’s held it together pretty well, but today was the end of the line doggone it {her words, not mine}. What's a girl to do when she’s lost her style mojo? A little trial and error of course! First option was a heavy knit vest. Cute but eh, the proportions were off. Then I tried a different vest. Thinner and longer. Eh, I liked the first option better. Thinking vests weren’t the way to go, I stuck with brown tones and voilà {apparently I’m a French cowgirl}!


On a non-cowgirl related note, did you hear about Everybody, Everywear? Linda and I have taken Gingham Style Day to 10th degree. Click here for more info.

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21 comments:

  1. this looks so cute! i love your business-casual-inner-cowgirl!!

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  2. I don't know about real cowgirl boots but those elf boots are really cute. Plus they are a fudge kind of color and who am I to resist fudge ! The little dress is such a good buy , I can see her (not it, she is speaking to you....) working with a lot of things from casual to dressy...
    Now , let's get serious : I am a French girl and you wrote "Voilà" properly ! I saw it all over the blogosphere with quite funny spellings...

    Righteous-Caro xxx

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  3. I love your new site. So much fun. I'll definitely be adding my picture. Must wear gingham tomorrow!

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  4. Hi! I just found your blog, and I love it! I also am in corporate america trying to be cute yet work appropriate. I love your outfits, keep it up!

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  5. These boots are my fav! Chic and comfortable!

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  6. Thanks Kara! Looking forward to seeing your look.

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  7. HAhaha I giggled so hard at your post title. Adorable. And kinda true.

    Well I'm loving your dress's debut, I think these colors are gorgeous! Ok off to check out yours and Linda's site..

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  8. Our similar humor is just further proof to me that we were, in fact, separated at birth.

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  9. omg, i've been eying this dress on the F21 website for awhile now and it's so lovely on you! i love how you styled it with the boots and i like the cowgirl vibe. :)

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  10. Haha, I love the idea of business cowboy- I'm willing to bet there's a lot of that here in Texas. And I'm excited to finally find out what Everybody, Everywear is (after spotting it on Twitter and being curious) and to join in (stripes syndicate?)

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  11. Love it! You are the only French cowgirl I know!

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  12. oo love it! that necklace is super cute, too!

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  13. I'm totally going to barge in on your style day next time it happens. And "Everybody, Everywear" is genius. And I really like that you called yourself a business cowgirl.

    Kristine. Or Polly.

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  14. You're so funny! I've been following your blog for awhile now - you're one of the fabulous girls who inspired me to start my own blog! Coincidentally, I felt like my outfit screamed cowgirl today, too! What a girl's got to do to get used to a little country in her style! ;)

    http://dailydaniblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, and I'm so excited about Everybody, Everywhere - what a great project!

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  16. i love this dress. swap maybe? :)

    and i'm so excited about everybody, everywear!!! great job, you two! :)

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  17. Thanks Dani! Sometimes I ramble, okay, most times, but I'm glad you enjoy my nonsense.

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  18. I love the idea of a swap Kelsey! Although I'm not sure size large dress would fit you skinny minny. Maybe you could use my safety pin trick?

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  19. Oh that is interesting. Breton stripes... I don't even know what that is though. I own a lot of stripes so maybe it is something I have.

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