Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Double Denim Rides Again




Get it?  Because I’m in double denim and a riding jacket.  You’re welcome.

Corny puns aside, I feel like a cattle baron’s widow in this outfit.  Like my husband was killed by outlaws and I have to manage our ranch and our 30,000 head of cattle myself.  This is what I’d wear in Abilene to negotiate a selling price for this year’s cattle:



Because, really, nothing says “shrewd negotiator” like a denim shirt (Caslon via Nordstrom) and denim skirt (thrifted) paired with a riding jacket (Ralph Lauren, thrifted).  I also added a studded belt (Michael Michael Kors via Nordstrom), goldenrod tights (Nordstrom), riding boots (Born Crown “Sosie” via Nordstrom), garnet-and-cameo earrings & an equestrian scarf (Echo, thrifted).

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey
 

23 comments:

  1. That cut of skirt is super awesome on you! Lovin all the denim too!!

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  2. Did you get top dollar for your cattle, Gracey? Ooh, you look all Barbara Stanwyck! You know, I struggle to love the double denim, but this one works for me because it looks like a dress. A shirt and skirt together are fine; skirt or jeans and jacket, and I might be dubious... The riding jacket, and the bright colours of the scarf and pumpkin legs are definitely working for me with the denim. I think you may have converted me... Now see if you can change my mind about acid wash denim! xxxx

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  3. I thought it was a dress. Very cool.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  4. you are too cute, love your made up scenario
    that belt is just perfect to disguise your not a dress look
    brett

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  5. Oh, wow, now I know how lucky I am that you sent me that gorgeous horse scarf 'cause the rancher's widow could have totally worked it :o

    I'm so slow and stoopid after a long day at work that I'm reading along and wondering, "How did I miss that Gracey is married? How come I didn't know her husband died?" I am so glad you aren't recently widowed, um, right? :P

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  6. It's a tough life on the ranch, but you look up to the task. Are there any hunky cow-hands nearby?!

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  7. I actually thought you had a denim dress on until I saw the slight color difference. I'm not brave enough to wear that much denim, but power to you! I also love the situation you imagined to justify that ranch life. (:

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  8. Girl, denim on denim is the way to go. And by the way, you'd be the most stylish cow hand Abilene has EVER seen.

    XOXO
    Remy
    mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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  9. Too cute cowgirl! I hardly ever think double denim is a good idea, but this really works!

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  10. I love anything Ralph Lauren or Ralph inspired. I saw your button on Instagram and loved it. Kohl's has a great selection of his clothing and other items. Anyway, I finally got to the sunshine award....phew that was an all dayer. I thought this was a dress, great job! dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  11. LOVE this outfit!! you look like you could be sparring with JR Ewing (R.I.P) and winning!!

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  12. My favorite part of this look is the yellow tights! They add the perfect dash of color. Also I totally didn't realize that the shirt/skirt were separates, they look like a denim dress.

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  13. Your writing is too funny! I'm sitting here all by myself, laughing.

    The riding jacket is beautiful! If you hadn't revealed that the denim was two pieces, I would have been convinced that this was a great DRESS. It looks lovely, with perfect accessories!

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  14. I love it, especially the buttons on the jacket. I often invent back stories for my outfits too. I'm glad that doesn't make me crazy... or if it does I'm in good company.

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  15. your double denim could totally pass for a dress!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  16. I definitely thought the denim was a dress! Very tricksy. Also love the outfit explanation, hilarious!

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  17. I love this outfit AND the story behind it. Made me laugh. I do believe you'd would walk away from that Abilene cattle sale with top dollar for that head of cattle.

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  18. I have to agree with the others. It so looks like a dress and a cool dress! Loving it with your blazer. My favorite on you for the fall!!

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  19. Cute and love the denim with the mustard tights!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  20. I especially love the shape and length of this skirt - beautiful proportions throughout the whole wonderful outfit. Your story is my favourite - you definitely cut a fiercely competent and formidable figure! Totally awesome post.

    Thanks also for your kind comments over by me.

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