I currently like two kinds of boots. Short booties that can go edgy and freeze my ankles off or knee high ones with an equestrian feel. I love that Ariat boots have an Equestrian heritage, which means I look like I know what I’m doing in the “dress like I’m Kate Middleton in the English countryside” kind of way without actually having any horse riding knowledge. I feel very classic in these, like I’ve thrown these gorgeous boots on for a walk to the stables. Have I ever mentioned that I’ve never actually owned gorgeously well made, real leather boots before? I mean, I have a lot of nice shoes, but they are the cheap ones that look great and eventually fall apart and then I go out and buy more. These boots aren’t like that.
The Equestrian heritage of Ariat is infused in the designs of all of their boots. They design top of the line boots for people that ride in real life, as well as those of us that just want to pretend we can ride;) I love the little details on all their boots, such as hand stitching, the awesome feel of the leather and the buckles that were on my particular pair of boots. I also loved the mix of black and brown in the York boots I’m wearing, they had a different version with brown on the bottom with black accents at the top as well. Love. Fun fact! I have abnormally large calves and have a really hard time finding boots to fit right. These boots had stretchy inserts that helped them fit and zip up and didn’t feel like a sausage casing on my legs all day. Bonus.
Let’s see, what other pretend situations can I dream about and style some boots, shall we?
I am a total country music loving gal and there’s something about a girl in cowboy boots, worn blue jeans and a worn in white tee that makes me happy.
These brown ankle boots would look amazing with grey skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater, one of my fave looks.
I guess I just got on the pretend bus and rode it on into imagination town, huh? I’ll stop now. Happy weekend, friends!
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That was it! I wasn’t super impressed with this box, but did love the grey dress (I kept it!) and find I tend to keep about one item from every box I receive. I really like the fun of not knowing what you are going to get and seeing what other people think you should wear. I have another box being delivered June 10th, I can’t wait to see what is in it and share it with you guys.
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Tell me, which look did you like best?
I must have lost my mind, because I promised myself I would never put a bathing suit picture of myself on this blog. It’s not that I’m ashamed or anything, but that is a lot of exposure and a 640 pixel photo is a bit much for this mama of two (especially with a 50mm f 1.8 camera lense that captures a lot of detail.) Yikes. I guess there is a first (and probably last!) time for everything.
I mentioned in this post that we are going to a water park in a couple of weeks and I wanted a bathing suit that I didn’t have to worry about. I haven’t worn a one piece since 1994, but love the look of them now, especially the retro ones! I fell in love with this polka dot one from Modcloth and came thisclose to buying it. What stopped me? I just couldn’t swing the price. I’m a $30 max kind of girl when it comes to bathing suits. I just don’t spend a lot of money on them. I have also been firmly in the bikini territory forever. I love them and wear them 90% of the time, but there is a time when a girl may need to be covered up a bit, you know? Fast forward to a Sunday trip to Marshall’s with my girlfriend after we went to the movies (more on that later!) I saw the two suits you see above and decided to try them on. You guys! Can we discuss how you don’t need to worry about sucking in your stomach that much in a one piece? Or that they are still kind of sexy with a ruffle bottom or graphic polka dots? I kind of instantly fell in love and at about $20 each I brought both home as I was undecided which one I liked more. The aqua blue one was super flirty and made me feel like Grace Kelly sitting in a lounge chair by the pool, while the black and white polka dot one (which looked better in person) was edgier and made me feel like Ava Gardner. All I need is red lips and cate eye sunnies.
Which one do you like better?
On to the movies! I went to see The Great Gatsby (which was in 3D and takes a second to get used to, plus it was $11 which screams rip off to me?) I have to say, the movie is gorgeous. The filming is so interesting and kind of grabs you by the throat a little. Cinematically is takes your breath away, there were so many images that I wanted to freeze so I could take it all in, you know? The music is interesting, too, because is is modern (Jay Z, anyone?) and makes the film less cliche in a way. I adored the look of the movie and the clothes! Of course now I want to magically be transported to 1922 with a Louise Brooks bob and Clara Bow red lips, complete with beaded headbands and a flapper dress.
Has anyone else seen it? How did you like it?
Lastly, I organized my closet again this weekend and realized that I don’t need any more clothes. For real. I have a lot of really nice items that make me happy. After my last purge I am left with only those pieces that I adore and wear often. So, if you hear me shopping for clothes in the future, feel free to call me out on Twitter, okay?
P.S. I got my third Stitch Fix this weekend, I’m revealing it tomorrow:)
P.P.S. Did you know Victoria’s Secret had the best lounge around the house tanks? I bought mine last year and I live in them. They are soft and make me feel cute in sweatpants. Winning, right?
Tell me, did you have a good weekend?