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April 8th, 2010 · Print Print

My first year of college, I had three southern roommates.  Let me say — it was a culture shock.  Unfortunately, having grown up in Connecticut, I was completely ignorant of a number of southern staples.  Garth Brooks, sweet tea, and cowboy boots, to name a few.  At some point freshman year, my sorority had a Dukes of Hazard party, and I had to ask what to wear — that was actually rather embarrassing.

There was quite a bit I had to get used to, and some of it, after a while, I actually grew to enjoy.  Yes, really.  I learned to appreciate the Dixie Chicks blasting on Saturday afternoons, at least a little bit.

And one of the things I really grew to like are cowboy boots.  After much searching, I found these Ariat boots and fell madly in love.  Paired with a legitimate southern cowboy hat (below), I feel like I should be making a dress out of curtains or sipping mint juleps on the porch.

Or not.  Because while I will never be a southern girl, it is starting to feel like summer in NYC, and I am celebrating in a big way.  It feels like there is so much going on this spring, and I’m trying to enjoy every moment.  More to come!

Free People shirt, vintage cowboy hat, Ariat boots, Abercrombie skirt, Forever 21 ring, Charlie My Love bag.


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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Natalie // Apr 8, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I have to admit that I laughed out loud while reading this post!  I am a southern girl from rural west Tennessee, and it is always entertaining to hear such “city slicker” talk about country things.  I adore the cowboy boots!!!

  • 2 Kelly Caldwell // Apr 8, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I too have been thinking about cowboy boots. I can’t decide if I am “fashionista” enough to pull them off, or if I should just chalk it up to one of those fabulous things that is just not Me. You look great. Though the hat might be overkill.

  • 3 Sara // Apr 8, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Ha!  I think every college girl likes the Dixie Chicks eventually!

  • 4 Maddy // Apr 8, 2010 at 6:35 am

    I went to school in PA and it was just as much of a culture shock for me having lived in NJ/ NYC my whole life.  But the great thing about that is learning of different things that I would’ve never been exposed to back at home! I’ve never dared to try cowboy boots though! But they look great on you!

  • 5 Justyna // Apr 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

    love this outfit!  first year of college is always jarring, especially if you move away, but how much fun is it in the end? no regrets!  great blog!



  • 6 rouli // Apr 8, 2010 at 9:00 am

    very cool outfit!!!!!!!!

    thanks for comment!!!!!!!!

    cute blog!

    i ll follow u!come follow too if u fancy!!!!!!!!

  • 7 Paulina // Apr 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    You look and you are too cute!

  • 8 Nirvana // Apr 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I am LOVING the hat!!!! It’s my favorite part of the outfit :)

  • 9 Tiffany // Apr 9, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Love this outfit! Those boots are killer and definitely something to always hold on to!

  • 10 Maki // Apr 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Aww I love the boots!!!!  One of my favorite movies is “Hope Floats” – Sandra Bullock plays a southen girl and your outfit reminds of her in it – cute dress and the cowboy boots.  So adorable!!!

  • 11 Cassie Lee Guerrera // Apr 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I love this look.  That top is killer!

    You inspired me to grab my “The Old Gringo” cowboy boots out of storage.  I love wearing them in spring and summer with everything from dresses and flowy skirts to jeans and tshirts.

  • 12 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Apr 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

    FABULOUS pics!!! Those boots are made for lovin’…. I’m so jealous you get to live in NY! 😀 Have a wonderful Sunday! 😀

  • 13 love // Apr 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

    love that look !! especially the boots, i don’t know how we call those in english… in french they are called “santiags”

  • 14 Amy // Apr 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

    love that look !! especially the boots, i don’t know how we call those in english… in french they are called “santiags”

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