Concrete cowgirl

Wild West-inspired styles seem to be making their way into the world of high fashion as of late. And while I certainly can’t justify spending over $1,000 on the Fendi logo boots I have been lusting after for months, I *can* bring out the authentic cowboy boots I bought 10 years ago.

After thumbing through the pages of Vogue and Teen Vogue, 15-year-old me saved up all her money for a pair of classic cowboy boots. Tan with white embroidery, they were the first pair of high heels I ever owned. Ten years later at age 25, I still have them, and they are still in great condition! So, why not style them in new ways? They are just as versatile as ever.

Colder temperatures have seem to put me in a bit of a style rut this winter, but thanks to technology and social media, all the inspiration I need is at my finger tips. When I feel as if I am at a standstill, I look to some of my favorite bloggers and It girls for inspo. Who better to get a few style cues from than queen cowgirl herself Katrina Brodsky, aka Keller Rose?

For years I’ve followed Katrina and applauded her for remaining true to her Midwestern roots; she certainly doesn’t follow all the major trends, unlike some of her counterparts in the blogosphere. Plus, I absolutely love that she doesn’t tone down her sex appeal in an attempt to be “brand safe” or attract a younger audience. Her work has taught me to be proud of my curvy figure, and that I can still feel fashionable even if I have a bigger bust or thicker thighs than the women major designers send down the runway every season.

What do you think of the way I paired my cowboy boots with light-wash denim and a vintage pinstripe blazer?


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