inspired by the west

There’s something about ‘western wear’ that just screams rugged, outdoors-y, low maintenance, and comfortable. Perhaps it’s reminiscent of the American Southwest, Texas, or the south. My first pair of cowboy boots were purchased for a cattle drive trip to Montana with my friend Steph in 2007. While I am in no way rugged, outdoors-y, or low maintenance, I love being comfortable. Plus I like the history and stories behind a lot of the components of western wear.

For this work outfit, I put together a pair of ultra comfortable cowboy boots, a simple black tank, a simple cardigan, jeans, and a lovely Zuni turquoise necklace that hubby got me as an early anniversary gift (isn’t he sweet?). I feel special wearing something that was created with expert care and love by human hands. Overall, I felt chic and comfortable all day at work, which is always my goal for work outfits.

And as usual, Ulysses the Cat photobombs…

western inspired: cowboy boots, gap skinnies, eileen fisher tank top, zuni turquoise necklace, classiques entier cardigan western inspired: cowboy boots, gap skinnies, eileen fisher tank top, zuni turquoise necklace western inspired: cowboy boots, gap skinnies, eileen fisher tank top, zuni turquoise necklace western inspired: cowboy boots, gap skinnies, eileen fisher tank top, zuni turquoise necklace, classiques entier cardigan

 

Do you like western-inspired pieces? If so, what are your favorites?

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Outfit Details:
Top: Eileen Fisher black silk tank top, thrifted $2
Cardigan: Classiques Entier, thrifted $3.59
Jeans: Gap skinny jeans, thrifted $5.99
Boots: hand-me-down cowboy boots
Necklace: Zuni turquoise needlepoint squash blossom necklace, gift from Wesley

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