believe it or not…

November 3rd, 2011

Believe it or not, I bought these boots long before moving to Texas was even a thought in my head.  I actually got them several years ago, when cowboy boots first started appearing on the streets of NYC, but somehow, I never got into them.  These are legit cowboy boots, and they always seemed a little heavy for walking around. 

Also, my socks kept slipping off in them — how do you prevent that?!

But now that I’m a southerner, I figured it was time to give them another try!  I skipped the socks this time, although I’d welcome tips on that.  This outfit seems very Texan as is, but the dress is actually really versatile.  You could easily pair it with some nude heels and wear it out at night, or throw on some sandals for a laid back daytime event. 

Or, if you’re in the Northeast right now, maybe you could just throw on a parka?  I wouldn’t know, because it was eighty degrees here today.  (Sorry, sorry, I’ll stop!)

Gifted Corey Lynn Calter dress, Ariat boots (via Rue La La two years ago), Aqua and Accessorize bracelets, gifted Chanel sunglasses.

Tags: style

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Numra // Nov 3, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Please throw that entire outfit in the bin.

  • 2 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill // Nov 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I always wear high crew socks with boots to avoid them from slipping down!

  • 3 Shannon // Nov 3, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I second the crew socks…or tights. Tights fix everything.

  • 4 Paulina // Nov 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

    You could always wear those cowboy boots with short shorts and a plaid shirt ala Taylor Swift fans. Super cute, haha.

    Crew socks are usually my go to for boots. I have some Nike ones I wear when I play volleyball, and those always seem to work great.

    On another note, that dress is overwhelming on your frame. Not a fan.

  • 5 Rachel from Love a la Mode // Nov 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Being from Austin I have about 5 pairs of cowboy boots… I wear them with mid-calf fuzzy socks to avoid the slippage and the rubbing 🙂 They’re silly but no one ever sees them.

  • 6 Emily // Nov 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    very cute, have to wear higher socks, it makes it 100 times more comfortable!
    xo emily

  • 7 Odusee Shopping // Nov 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Reading this blog makes me wanna try wearing those boots too… Well you look great on that!

  • 8 Marissa // Nov 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    The last photo of you is just gorgeous! Pink looks fabulous on you. Hope TX is treating you well! xx

  • 9 Katrina Muhs // Nov 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Your boots might not fit well which could cause your socks to slip down.  I can’t tell very well from the pictures, but it looks like the toes of your boots deviate upwards a lil bit.  This is a sign of boots that fit too loose and occurs because the tip sticks out past your toe too far when you step forward and causes the boot to be pushed upward too much.  I also noticed that you mentioned you hadn’t worn your boots very much since you had bought them and they might just not be broken in all the way yet.  A correctly fitting pair of boots should slip about a half inch off your heel when you first buy them.  They may be slightly tight on the sides of your foot, but they will stretch out a little after you wear them for a while. Depending on the leather, over the time frame of about 2 weeks your boots should be broken in and fitting comfortably. I used to have problems with my socks, but after I learned how to correctly size my boots when buying them I haven’t had any problems with my socks slipping down. I hope this helps! Love your boots by the way, they are very stylish and cute!

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