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We Danced

Happy Friday!! It’s summer time – if not by weather or even by the calendar, at least by mentality. Summer time at the beach means dressing up cute, going dancing, and showing off that incredible tan!

In the absence of a tan (my lot in life), two out of three isn’t so bad.  In celebration of a friend’s birthday last Friday, I headed out to my beloved honky-tonk.  While I wasn’t feeling the boots, I couldn’t go too dressy without looking very out of place.  So, I opted for some strappy heels (a Ross find – Nine West, I think?) made more casual by pairing them with shorts and a wide tan belt.  My top is actually a dress from Forever 21 (sorry for the blurry picture), but it was too short to wear by itself (you never know when you’re going to be dancing with a dipper) so by belting it, I could keep it in place at shirt length.  I completed the look with a bright green clutch, some simple dangly earrings, and bracelets that tied everything together. And judging by the number of men who asked me to dance…I’d say I pulled it all off pretty well. 🙂

Have a great weekend, everyone!

These Boots were Made for Walking

Since I was in Philly this past weekend, I was prepared for the worst weather-wise, and I lived in my “snow” boots.  I put the “snow” in quotes because most normal people would not wear heels of any type in snow.  I’m not a normal person, however, and these boots have way more traction than any others I own.  Plus they have fur.  So, they’re my “snow” boots.

Turns out, this precautionary footwear was unnecessary, but since these boots are pretty comfortable, warm, and cute, I didn’t mind too much.  Rounded toes aren’t really in style right now, but the overall look of the boots is current enough that I can get away with it.  I chose to wear leggings instead of tights for a little more warmth.

My skirt and belt came together from JCPenney back in the days when I still shopped there (JCP Execs – if you’re reading this, bring back your coupons!).  The skirt is actually one of my favorite examples of delayed gratification.  I had seen it early in the season and loved it, but it wasn’t on sale enough to suit my tastes.  I waited a little longer, and eventually, it went on clearance to a price that I could justify.

The turquoise top was a find at Aeropostale ages ago (so long ago that I still shopped at Aeropostale) and the headband I picked up somewhere along the way to add a bit of hippy flair.  I took a picture with my leather coat and scarf, too, because I just loved how perfectly this pretty scarf coordinated.

LGD – the Remix

Yesterday, we took a look at how to make a cute winter date night look with a grey sweater dress.

Today, as promised, I’m going to show you how I wore the same dress in a completely different way – it’s almost unrecognizable.

I think the world would be a better place if people wore cowboy boots more often.  I have two pairs, and yet I hardly ever wear them.  But every time I do, I fall more in love, so I was excited to have an excuse this day.  My outfits evolve in many different ways – usually I pick one piece and build from there.  This time, I started with the dress (it’s new, so I still like to wear it a lot), added the sweater, realized it needed to be belted, picked out my favorite pair of patterned tights, excitedly discovered my cowboy boots worked great, and then finished off with some gold accessories (if you can’t tell, my necklace has a poodle and an Eiffel Tower on it – one of my faves). 

Like the famed LBD, my Little Grey Dress has the potential for greatness as a backdrop to an infinite number of outfit options.  You’ve seen two – you will probably see many more in the months ahead. 

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