Office Cowgirl: Day Twenty-Eight

Thanks, everyone, for the lovely and thoughtful comments to my bad-day post yesterday!  Today was much better, and although the problems are going to linger for a while now, a good night’s sleep helps to put things into perspective. (I wish I could tell you more so it sounds less cryptic! Some things you just can’t publish on the internet though.)

What I’m Wearing, Day 28:

  • Self-Stitched Vest: Simplicity 2556 in wool with bemberg lining
  • Dress: Polyester, H&M
  • Boots: Aldo, bought two years ago

See the vest in more outfits here!

Now, I realize that pumps or sandals would be more flattering and elongating with the floaty little dress. I  know this, but sometimes it just feels good to stomp around in boots. I’m walking with purpose in these cowgirl boots, and I feel infinitely cooler around the office today.

Do you have an item of clothing that makes you feel cooler, confident and slightly badass? Everyone should have at least one item of clothing or footwear that makes them feel cool. These boots are mine!

Oh and, I’ve started reading the books already, starting with the  heavy-duty tailoring one. Not a lot of pictures but already I’m intrigued… and I’m sure there will be some great things to test out and share!

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12 Responses to Office Cowgirl: Day Twenty-Eight

  1. Patty September 29, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Dooo! I have a pair of motorcyle boots that I always WANT to wear with a cute girly dress, but the look never works for me! I think I need something a little LESS clunky (and black. with metal) and more cute and brown!

  2. Scruffybadger September 29, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    I love this look – the sweet dress paired up with the waistcoat & those gorgeous boots!
    For me too it’s big chunky boots with skirts – I had some biker boots & wore them to pieces. Now I have cowboy boots too, with narrow toes & cuban heels. They are too pale to be really useful- yours are definitely better!

  3. Kathy September 29, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    This is a great look and you are wearing it well!

  4. alexthepink September 29, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    I also love to stomp around in boots! I have some red suede ones that I used to wear to work under trousers. No one else could see much of them, but I knew they were there…

  5. Alana September 29, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Oh my… I think I actually swooned when I saw that swishy dress. I want it! And it looks fab with the cowboy boots.

  6. Shannon September 29, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    I adore this look! I have a pair of cowboy boots I’ve had for years. Unfortunately, I haven’t worn them much while living in HI, but I will never get rid of them. I often take them with me when I travel back to the mainland.

  7. Kelly September 29, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    We sound like a broken record, but yes, boots for me too. I was so excited for the weather to cool down enough to wear skirts and boots! All summer I look longingly at my boots waiting until I can wear them again. :)

    With or with boots, though, swishy skirts always make me feel powerful. I LOVE your look today!

  8. Venus de Hilo September 29, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Love the look; the vest/dress combo is great.

    I left my green-and-black snake-skin cowboy boots at my Mom’s house in New England when I moved to Hawaii eleven years agoI. Looking foward to wearing them again when I go back for a visit next week.

  9. The Cupcake Goddess September 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I love this outfit! And I think the cowboy boots are just the ticket. I have a pair myself and love wearing them with skirts that really should go with heels. I agree, it’s so much more fun to stomp around in boots. I’m so sorry to hear about yesterday. I understand. I really do. Know that you aren’t alone. Sometimes rotten things just happen. I’m sure you dealt with it brilliantly though.

  10. quietandsmalladventures September 30, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    i feel the same way about my motorcycle boots, wearing them i always “walk with purpose”! love that phrase :) hope things are better today.

  11. Kelly Keogh October 10, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Cute ensemble!!
    The waist coat adds a nice touch to the whole outfit.
    You’re working those boots too. I want them!! ‘laughs’

  12. amber October 13, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    Girl, I would wear boots with about every outfit if I could get away with it. I say rock on with your bad self!