Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Annie Get Your Gun

Upon seeing me this morning Mr. ETB remarked, "That looks really 70's."
"Which ones?" I asked "The 18, or the 19?"
This style has been around for some time in the United States. I'm fairly certain it never went out of style in Nebraska.
In fact, you'd have to search rather hard to find a wardrobe in these parts that didn't have at least a few Western items.
And we all know how much I love a shirt with snaps.

This necklace isn't Western, it isn't even from the Americas. It is Afghan, but the colour palette worked so well with the outfit I decided I didn't need to be a slave to authenticity. I'm authentic enough in my person, I can take some liberties with my wardrobe. At least that's my story ;)
And the boots? Selena Gomez for K Mart. Really, I bought teenie-bopper boots. Know what? They're the first pair of Western boots I've had that were comfortable. I wish I'd bought ten pair when they were in the stores.

Outfit Particulars:

1970's Western shirt-Thrift World, Millard
Jantzen 1970's skirt-Goodwill, Council Bluffs
Selena Gomez boots-K Mart
1970's vinyl handbag-Goodwill
Silver clamper bracelet-Mum's, 1970's
Earrings-Retail, can't remember
Rings-some thrifted, some Mum's
1960's hand-tooled belt-gift about 40 years ago from my cousin Andi (I'm on the next to last hole on the belt, but I'd starve before getting rid of it after all these years).
Afghan silver and lapis necklace-The Mexican Shop, Evanston early 80's

Anything You Can Do


Helga said...

Indeed, a shirt with snaps is hard to pass up! G has a sexy purple Western shirt. Must get him into it, it makes me frisky!
I'm rather intrigued by that ring on your forefinger...
I reckon it's worth coming on down to steal my blouse, but we might be warmer meeting halfway!!! I swear, it's so cold my nipples have fallen off.

Goody said...

That was something my aunt bought for my mother on one of her many trips to the southwest in the 60's. I couldn't tell you which Indian group made it (I might guess Hopi, but that would be a guess)but she never really wore it-so I got it when I turned 16.

I'd invite you up here to warm your nipples (!)but the people in these parts turn the air conditioning so high, you have to go outside to warm up. I'm wearing layers as I type.

Connie said...

Oh Goodie. You've done it again. I grew up in Montana and you're so right. Snap shirts and bolo ties. Super uncomfortable cowboy boots and tooled leather belts. That pretty much sums up my childhood wardrobe memories. Did you ever own a pair of cattle pants? I did. Hideous things with a reinforced butt and a side zip with snap pockets that stuck out on the sides. Everything about about these pants accentuated my big western thighs. They don't call it Big Thigh Country for nuthin'. You look so incredibly beautiful in this outfit. Once again you have outdone yourself. Giddy up!

Goody said...

Ahem, I *still* own a pair of cattle pants, except we call them my $700.00 rockabilly Levis because that's what they sell for on line (no joke). Flattering? Hell no. Fashionable? Apparently.

pastcaring said...

Yee haw! You look like one sexy 1970s cowgirl! Now the whole western thing is something of a mystery to me, but I can appreciate a tooled leather belt and a shirt with piping, not to mention that fabulous necklace. Selena Gomez boots? Ha, that's funny, but hey, if they're comfortable, we'll forgive the association! xxx