Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer to Fall, Western Style

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Dress: Old Navy // Vest: Old Navy // Boots: similar //
 Bracelets: Alex and Ani - Compass, Endless Knot, St. Christopher // Earrings: Kendra Scott (on sale under $30!)

First of all, there are two primary reasons why I love cowgirl boots:

  1. I'm from Oregon, so I just kind of have to
  2. They're perfect for tailgating
There isn't much that I love more, as far as outfits go, than pairing western style boots with a feminine sundress. Taylor Swift taught us this back in middle school actually, in case you forgot. This look would be perfect for a summer date night or even for class - you could ditch the denim vest if you wanted to tone things down a bit, but I personally love it and happen to be wearing it today with a white tank, striped maxi, and Jacks. 

The whole outfit is foolproof because I can almost guarantee that you have a sundress, jean jacket or vest, and some type of boots/booties in your closet. Both the dress and vest were from Old Navy and around $30 (if you sign up for Shopstyle, you can get sale alerts for these items!). I've already gotten a huge amount of wear out of both, and since they are pieces that can transition easily into fall, you could work them into layered looks to get even more mileage. When shopping for summer/fall transition pieces, I look for items that can be paired with boots or booties, with light sweaters or jackets, or over tights. Color is important too - the charcoal, darker green, and rich pinks/purples make the floral pattern feel less spring-y and more versatile.

Oh, and also - my boyfriend took these photos with my brand new Canon EOS Rebel SL1 . He pretended to not be into it at first, but we ended up having so much fun goofing around together by the end of the shoot! 

43 comments:

  1. I do love that dress. I could pair it with a warm cardigan for the winter too. Confessions of an Ex-Ballerina

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    1. That's exactly what went through my mind when I bought it!

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  2. Love that dress! It's super cute, and I love how you paired these together! A great casual outfit too!
    xoxo

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  3. You look so cute in your cowgirl boots! Love you paired it with the girly floral dress!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  4. I love wearing cowboy boots and dresses -- so cute for a country concert, tailgating or rodeo season here in Texas.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  5. I am in love with your braid! I need to teach myself that style :)

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    1. Literally a life-saver. Just practice it until it's perfect!

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  6. Aw I absolutely love this look! You look so pretty!
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  7. This is a winning look! I seriously love everything from your hair to your boots. So glad you had fun with your new camera, your photos look fabulous!

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    1. Aww thank you! It's been super fun to play with, and hopefully the photos will keep getting better!

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  8. Love!
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  9. LOVE your boots!! I love a good pair of brown boots with a fun sundress!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  10. Such a cute outfit! I'm obsessed with your hair!

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  11. Love the way you braided your hair and that dress is adorable!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

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  12. Love that dress!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  13. I love the denim vest/sundress combo! You look so fabulous!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  14. I love my cowgirl boots! They are definitely so fun to wear with sundresses, Taylor Swift style. I adore your floral dress! It's so cute! And so sweet of your boyfriend to take pictures for you! When I ask people to take pics, they seem annoyed, but then they get really into it, which makes it fun!

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  15. How cute are you?!? Loving that floral printed dress!!

    xo Ashley

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  16. I bet you are LOVING your new camera!! :-) Also- super jealous of how cute your hair looks with the braid into the ponytail- I've been trying to get mine like that for so long and I always fail haha!!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. I totally am! I'm taking pictures of my dog, the flowers, whatever I can get my hands on :) and you can do it, it just takes a ton of practice!!

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  17. OMG love that romper!!! So cute.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  18. So cute and I'm really dying for that pair of shoes!!

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    1. Cowgirl boots are a must! I feel so sassy in mine, haha

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  19. I had no idea anyone in Oregon wore cowboy boots! You learn something new every day! I LOVE throwing on a pair of my boots for every occasion!

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  20. I would love to see a tutorial on how you do your braid! I loveeee it! Cute outfit, as always :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. Aww thanks! I will see if I can put something together :)

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  21. you are just adorable in your cowgirl boots!!

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  22. Cowboy boots are such a must for tailgating - too cute!

    Pick Your Beau

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  23. Your boyfriend did a pretty great job! I love love love the pattern on that dress. I might just have to snag it!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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    1. Get it girl! It's been on major repeat lately tbh :)

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  24. I almost picked up that dress from Old Navy. Now you're making me wish I did! It looks gorgeous on you.

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  25. I really like your outfit and as a matter of fact was wanting to wear my cowgirl boots the other day. I had a western party for my youngest daughter last year and bought her and her siblings cowboy boots and she and her sister still love wearing theirs. I can't remember the last time I saw my son in his. An-t-way, I think I call pull that outfit off too. :-) Oh, by the way, love your hair and nails too! #bloggingboost

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    1. Thank you!! And a western party would be so adorable, what a fun theme :)

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  26. Okay, I literally could see myself copying this exact outfit! Maybe I will for the country concert I'm going to on Saturday!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. What concert??? I LOVE country music and this outfit would be perf :)

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  27. Totally in love with the vest over the dress gf - you look fab! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

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  28. That dress is darling! I love how you paired it with the denim vest!

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  29. I love your dress! It's so so cute!

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  30. Your nail polish is gorgeous, for some reason its what I noticed first and had to just look at. The boots are cute too, I spend years in Texas and am a fan of the cowboy boots as well

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  31. I love how you did your hair! I've been looking for a denim vest for ages but there always seems to be something off with the ones I find. And those boots are perfection.

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

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  32. Hi May,

    I have been wondering how to keep my western style while it is switching from summer to fall, and this blog post is exactly what I was looking for!

    I just bought a brand new pair of cowboy boots, from Amberleaves, and your style ideas are awesome for the colder weather ahead. I have even started using your fashion advice from the post, because when you said that when you go shopping for summer/fall transition pieces, to "look for items that can be paired with boots or booties, with light sweaters or jackets, or over tights. Color is important too - the charcoal, darker green, and rich pinks/purples make the floral pattern feel less spring-y and more versatile," it really helped me narrow out what I'm looking for when i go shopping!

    Again, I loved this post and cannot wait to see what you share next!

    Molly

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