Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fringe and Plaid - Aqua Cowgirl

A better day! Let's celebrate! Fringe for all!
Those of you who've been reading my blog for a few years or more may recall that I had a long love affair with all things "cowgirl". This skirt is one of the pieces I've kept.

  • Shirt - Ralph Lauren, consignment; first worn here in January with red and bows
  • Skirt - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, vintage fair; last seen here (2nd outfit) exactly a year ago in Feb 2016, with a tropical bomber
  • Boots - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last worn here (3rd outfit) for an all-grey weekend outfit in November 2016
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather 
Okay, I also have red cowboy boots and some shirts that are rather cowgirl-ish. Are black and white plaid with ruffles considered cowgirl?

I had fun wearing this, though. The skirt is noisy when I walk, with the fringe slapping against the boots.
Vizzini has chomped on this skirt - it has to be stored way up high in my closet where he can't reach it.

Outerwear:
I remembered a hat today...but it didn't rain or snow! Hat is Jones New York (thrifted), gloves are Danier Leather, and that's my usual fur thrifted boa.

The stuff:
I love these boots - they are so wonderful and weird (kinda like me). The moths have been after them - I had to clean a bunch of moth gunk off them. Mr. Vizzini hasn't been doing his job on Moth Patrol!

Badass bling:
Did you notice the zipper rose? I wore it at the top of the shirt buttons.

  • Belt - gift from Ruth
  • Zipper pin - Victoria & Albert Museum gift shop
  • Earrings - vintage 80s, Joyce's
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


16 comments:

  1. That skirt is ah-mazing! Love the checked shirt, with the ruffles and rose at the throat, super clever,. Also love them boots, those heels! :)
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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    1. It's a crazy piece. I can't ever give it up! Thank you, Elle!

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  2. I wanted to let you know Pioneer Wear was a clothing manufacturer in Albuquerque, New Mexico that made western style clothing in the late 70's through the 80's. The time frame is approximate and I remember wishing I could afford their items even though they probably would have been considered reasonably priced. You could go to the warehouse and buy some items there. Sheila, muchisimas gracias for being a frequent part of my daily me time and bringing me joy and inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! I have another piece by them (a cobalt blue fringed jacket) and it's similarly gorgeous. That is so cool to hear about them. Aw, thank YOU, Chalotalo - comments like this are what makes blogging worthwhile.

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  3. love your own cowgirl style, with lots of rockin' details, and badass accessories (lovely brooch)!, so fabulous boots! and so fabulous acqua color!
    I like a fringed skirt (even if I'm not a cat!)
    besos

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  4. Yee hah!

    That is a fabulous skirt and I love the checked shirt; especially with the zip brooch. The boots look very comfortable and stylish. It's funny, I've had a hankering for a black and white gingham shirt/blouse and was, only today, looking at some men's black and white gingham shirts...I didn't buy any - yet!

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    1. Giddyup, girlfriend! Thank you - the boots are actually nearly flat (they have a hidden platform). Ooh, I bet you will find some gingham - you are a master shopper!

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  5. I love this gorgeous skirt and your cowgirl look Sheila. (You may need to ride side saddle in this outfit, though!) xx

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I definitely could not ride a horse in this! Ha!

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  6. I was staring at the first few photos trying to figure out if that was a brooch or a piece of the ruffles, haha! It does match so nicely nestled in there!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog too! I think although you may have more items than me you tend to manage your wardrobe better. You have a knack for knowing what pieces work together and frequently get rid of things that no longer work to make way for new ones. I too often hold onto things and let things go unworn longer than I should. I definitely need to try owning what I love and getting rid of the excess that doesn't help!

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    1. Good eye, Mica! My wardrobe ruthlessness goes back to the year when I did a "one in, one out" thing. Because I love shopping, I had to really give things a hard look if I wanted to buy another "like" item. It's kept me from having the closet get out of control. I'm really enjoying reading about your journey and challenge, even if I don't comment on every post! Thank you!

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  7. The most fabulous cowgirl look I've ever seen! That fringed skirt is truly the business (another piece I seem to have forgotten) and what a lovely colour.
    Sheila, you inspire me so much. The daily grind never seems to get to you, or drain your enthusiasm for your outfits. And so good too, that you reply to your comments. I always come back to see what we said last week before I start my next update. Thanks for your consistancy. I've been struggling over the winter and recently feeling a bit deflated, but your presence is a great comfort. Thanks so much x
    Anna

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    1. Well, thank you so much, my dear Anna! I don't wear the skirt that often, but I do love it, and it's still a keeper (although it keeps shedding fringe). Aw, that is the nicest thing to say, thank you. I am a bit of a spazz in real life, a drama queen, but my drama blows over quickly and I'm usually able to get back on an even keel within a day or two. I try not to let those little dramas get into the blog, and focus on what I really enjoy about blogging, which is these friendships and connections. Hugs to you.

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  8. I had a good laugh thinking about V chomping on that skirt ! cannot deny the little one has good taste ;)

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    1. If only he didn't eat EVERYTHING. He is a monster at times!

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