California Cowgirl Chic

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 0 , , 0

California Casual in the form of taupe booties, denim cutoffs, a basic white tee and fedora | thinklikeabosslady.com California Casual in the form of taupe booties, denim cutoffs, a basic white tee and fedora | thinklikeabosslady.com California Casual in the form of taupe booties, denim cutoffs, a basic white tee and fedora | thinklikeabosslady.com

Tomorrow is Earth Day, ladies!

The world is full of natural beauty, and for me I’ll never get over the pastoral simplicity of a sunlit field, especially first thing in the morning when the dew is still heavy and the birds are just waking up.

Growing up I spent several summers at an equestrian camp in rural north Georgia. My assigned horse was a Tennessee Walker named Jake, and he had a naturally crimped mane and tail as copper as a penny. I loved that horse. He’d follow me around like a giant auburn shadow, always ready to oblige me for our daily trail rides, and never complaining when I’d braid ribbons into his mane. Eventually I became a junior counselor at the camp, leading my own trail rides, overseeing the morning rituals of the barn, and fantasizing about becoming a rodeo barrel racer.

Lisa and Jake
This post today is semi-inspired by those summers and my unconventional riding habit. I’m not sure how I managed it without saddle burn, but my typical riding uniform due to the heat and humidity was denim shorts, a white t-shirt, and combat boots. Oh, and pig tails. Go figure.

Some styles are as enduring and predictable as a sunrise, so here’s my warm weather interpretation of the classic “jeans and t-shirt” look, with a tip of the hat to my 13-year-old former self.


Ankle Boots: Carlos Santana “Brooky” | some deadstock still available on eBay → BOSS LADY TIP: Sign up for or log into your free Ebates account first so that you can get extra  cash back on your eBay purchase.
Basic White V-neck Tee: Lulu’s
Cutoff Denim Shorts: Free People | similar here
Tan Panama Hat: Forever21 | similar here, similar here in black, similar here in gray
Layered Faux Crystal Necklace: Windsor (sold out) | similar herehere, and here

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