floral dress & cowboy boots
It’s that time of the year, y’all!
Around March, the lovely city of Houston invites everyone to join the rodeo fun with live concerts, livestock, games, rides, and delicious carnival food! The food is my favorite part! There are fried Oreos, Twinkies, and anything fried imaginable! If you’re new to town or just visiting, this event MUST be on your to-do list! I will definitely join the festivities when I come back from my vacation. And obviously, bringing the Bostonian boyfriend to experience his first rodeo.
What’s your favorite carnival food?
If you decide to join (I mean why wouldn’t you?!), you need a whole get-up or at minimal some cowboy boots. Being a southern belle, I love pairing my leather, western boots with a fun and flirty sun dress! In this post, I am sharing my thought processes, leading to the decision on my boots. Additionally, I will try my best to inform y’all with the little knowledge I have about choosing the right fit!
“These boots are made for walking…”
There is nothing wrong with loud boots, but they don’t quite fit my personality. I am more of a plain Jane type of girl, enjoying subtle details. Therefore, I decided to go for plain, dark brown boots! Choosing the designs and colors are difficult because there are way too many options to choose from! Some boots are colored, with sparkles, studs or glitter, and/or have fancy stitching. The pair you pick will somehow reflect your personality because each detail is describing parts of you. Fashion is a medium for you to share your story to the world. It is a little threshold for your character and personality to shine. Each style is a depiction of a person’s personality created by every selection.
Skinny Legs or Good Muscular Calves?
SNIP TOE: I would like to believe my calves are decent sized, but nonetheless, my legs are pretty skinny. In order for my legs to not look like they’re swimming in my boots, a sale associate recommended snip toe cowboy boots. Just imagine elf’s shoes, but less dramatic. Snip toe boots have narrow toe caps like as if it’s coming to a point, but gets rounded off instead (if you didn’t catch on, that’s why they call them snip toe). 🙂 Those boots reminded me too much of alligator boots on the runway for me to rock them. Definitely not my style. I prefer the simple and authentic looking western boots.
SQUARE TOE: On the hand, typical boots have square toe (self-explanatory), tailoring people with larger calves. This is why people think cowboy boots are comfortable because many designer boots do not offer different options for your calves. Unfortunately, the square toe boots are large around my legs, so that is a no-go. What did I end up purchasing? I’m not sure what this is because I shop at Cavender’s Boot City, and they do not really carry them or describe them as this. I ended up with the Ariat Heritage Western R Toe (purchased online). They’re simple, brown boots with nothing too fancy about them other than having stitching. I usually go down to a size 8 when it comes to cowboy boots. You definitely want more of a snug fit in the beginning, and eventually the leather will loosen up and mold to your feet.
Certain colors and sizes are on sale! Click on the image below.
Ladies begin to buy everything and anything FLORAL print for this spring and get use to seeing them all around you. Floral prints are absolutely beautiful, feminine, and versatile! I love the design and flow of the dress, but unfortunately, there is a downfall. If you’re a bustier woman, like myself (even though it may not seem like it), good luck on squeezing them bad boys in the wrap dress. I had to continuously fix the darn dress, so nothing comes flopping out. It’s definitely a dress where I would wear more to the pool or beach with my swimsuit underneath to feel less self-conscience. Best part is this dress is currently on sale and 40% off full-price items at Abercrombie & Fitch. Join the club and use the code 10816 to shop online or in stores. Who would’ve thought about shopping here, but they did a good job rebranding! I used to obsessed with the brand during my adolescent years.