Getting My Cowboy Kicks

Sep 20, 2013

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When I saw this cat printed (!!!) handkerchief from La Meow Vintage I nearly fainted from the sweetness of it all. And after seeing the Vaux Vintage lookbook, I knew I wanted to try out the whole bandito-handkerchief thing after seeing this vintage styling in particular. I think it's so adorable! Since a cat print, wide brimmed hat, and subtle bandit touches can be a bit overwhelming when put together (who woulda thought), I decided to keep the rest of the look neutral and went for a maxi denim pinafore with a striped shirt. I can live in this outfit for daaaays.

Also, while putting this look together I came to the realization I need to get my life in order and buy a full-length mirror. YES, I don't own one. And YES, it makes for some ridiculous acrobatics in the bathroom while trying to glimpse your full self in the tiny mirror. Yesterday I tried standing on the toilet in my boots to see if they looked good and the lid started sliding sideways and I nearly broke the whole damn thing (#sorrymarc). But not feeling deterred, I grabbed a hold of the sink and started kicking my legs up like a cancan in the hopes of glimpsing the shoe. And yes, I'll admit that when I stopped- slightly panting and exhausted but victorious- and turned around, there was Marc leaning against the door jam, trying to size up if it was time to call the loony bin or not. 

I make for an interesting roommate. 

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Also, I think this outfit would have been perfect if I had some crazy patterned socks. Lord do I want to find a pair. Here's looking at you Ali ;)

And here are some of my favorite picks from La Meow Vintage, for your browsing pleasure!:

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Sweater- H&M
Booties- Lulu*s
Hat- Urban Outfitters

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  1. You are so cute. I absolutely love your cat print scarf with the wide-brimmed hat. Very bandito-esque in a good way. I understand the acrobatics to see your full outfit in the mirror. I have to do that when I'm back at my home home. My apartment has a full-length mirror, but at home I have to stand on my bed and look at my outfit in the vanity mirror. Which is kind of hard in heels and has led to me falling off many a time. Luckily I've never broken anything. Yet.

  2. Haha I definitely had a hilarious visual of you trying to see yourself in the mirror! My husband and I lived without a full-length for a really long time and then we finally got one it was amazing! Anyway, love the dress!

  3. Um, you look wonderful.

    And I hear you on the full-length mirror debacle. I don't have one quite, almost but not quite, so I alternate between two different mirrors in my house and pace back and forth until I find just the right outfit. Drives the husband and the car nuts. We are a special breed and we attract the good ones. :P


  4. You are the cutest! And oh my goodness I'm in love with that scarf!!! Gah! Need.
    Your story about trying to see your heels cracked me up SO much! I used to stand on the edge of my parents' bathtub in order to see my full outfit; it was slippery, but slightly easier than standing on a toilet. And hey, you could always get one of those cheap $7 ones from Target till you find a really awesome full-length mirror! It's what we have. I hate it, but it beats standing on the toilet...

  5. Haha I didn't have a full-length mirror for the longest time either! And oh man, I did the exact same thing you did - stand on top of the toilet seat to try to look at myself haha. Luckily my new apartment had a full-length mirror in the bathroom.

    Love the boots - they're super cute and fall appropriate. I've been on the hunt for a nice pair of black boots! And that scarf is a cute touch :]

  6. I need one of those scarfs!!! Your mirror story was HILARIOUS!! Who knew one had to go to such lengths to catch a glimpse of their boots - which look fab by the way :-D

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  7. Oh wow, can I just say...your blog is amazing! your style is so different (very good thing!) and I love the template of your blog with all the pretty banners down the side. Makes me think I need to step up my blogging game! haha! And thank you for commenting on my blog :)


  8. I agree, you are cute! You look like a chic girl from Wild West movie coming right out of the screen;)
    Have a fabulous time!

  9. Cool! You definitely pull off this look! In my bedroom, my entire closet door is a mirror. I love it to death. It's the reason we don't sleep in the master bedroom, because the master bedroom in our house doesn't have a mirror as huge as a door in it! Gotta have priorities.

  10. Way cuter than what Cowboy's wear. I love you in that hat.

    Oh, a full length mirror is so nice to have. Hope you get one soon!

  11. I want all of your denim dresses and the like. You make them look so charming and whimsical!

  12. Hahaha, I know what you mean by that miniature mirror - I had the same problem in my previous apartment. Jumping up and down the toilet - good old times, ... :D!
    Loving your outfit and that scarf is DOPE!


  13. I also love the cat printed scarf. It's just to die for. I saw your outfit first in the Modcloth style gallery and couldn't quite contain my squeal of delight when I came to your blog and saw the cute little kitties up close. The squeal was mistaken for one of pain by one of the girls I live with, which I guess makes me an 'interesting' housemate as well.

  14. Where do I even begin? I love that you're wearing that dress! It is a garment someone would easily overlook in a thrift store yet it is so chic when on! That trilby hat has Mick Jones from The Clash written all over it. And finally - THAT SCARF! I'm a sucker for anything animal patterned.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  15. Ahhh I love that scarf. The print and colors are just adorable!

    Stephanie | fashion and tea

  16. You look adorable as always! Love your scarf!

    Xo, Hannah

  17. You look lovely! I love your cat print scarf and this maxi denim pinafore. I used to do this kind of acrobatics when I didn't have a full-length mirror, I know how it is!

    Many kisses
    Angelina -

  18. CRAZY PATTERNED SOCKS YEAAAHH! I have been looking for some crazy patterns, but not been able to find many yet. I'm sure as we make our way into winter they'll be more abundant. I know that Happy Socks has a ton, but those are quite pricy to me. But good luck, qurl.

    That scarf is fab. I mean, how can it not be with cats on it??

  19. I can not believe you have been putting your outfits together all this time without a full-length mirror! How did you do it? When you mix so many things and rely so heavily on the perfect proportion, you NEED a full-length mirror to make sure you're getting it done right.

    Color me: impressed!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  20. oh god, absolutely in love with that cat scarf...i love everything with cats in it!

    The Young Bridget Jones


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