Dec 5, 2011 10:00 AM
Lindsay writes: "My husband's office Christmas party is coming up on Dec 10th (yikes! not much notice here, I realize) and I just found out it's "old time western themed". Say what? At these parties, the guests tend to run the whole spectrum from super fancy down to jeans, so my hope is to end up somewhere in the middle. I'd rather aim for western *inspired* (but is that even a real thing?) rather than a Halloween costume, but I'm drawing a complete blank. I'm 33 years old, 5 foot 9 and generally a size 4 in dresses or a 6 in pants. I'm not what you'd call curvy, and I'd prefer something at least knee length. I'd be willing to spend about $200 (a bit more if it's something I can wear again, or less if it's not) for the whole outfit. Help?"
Hey Lindsay, I'm Found of You! Just cobble together a few western-inspired pieces for your party to create a down home look. If you wear them separately later, they won't look so costume-y. Think western booties, a denim or flowered dress, and silver and/or turquoise jewelry. If you have a bandana, wear it like a scarf or headband!
1 - Feeling Scent-imental Dress ($48)
2 - Mango Retro-Style Denim Shirt Dress ($50, on sale)
3 - Alloy Ferrera Bandana ($3)
4 - Steven Pembrook Booties ($100, on sale, in four colors)
5 - Rodeo So Refined Bootie ($90)
6 - Tarina Tarantino "Dusty Rosaline" Chandelier Western Charm Earrings ($55)
7 - Style Tryst Isabel Earrings ($24)
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