A friend of mine — the same friend who invited me to the local fashion show! — recently gifted me a pair of like-new Lucchese cowboy boots she had been moving around with her for years after she stopped wearing cowboy boots. When we were realized we wore the same size shoe, she saw an opportunity to pass them on. Even though I grew up in Texas, and in the countryside to boot (hah! pun intended), I had NEVER WORN real cowboy boots before. (I KNOW.) So we made a deal: I would try on the boots, and if they fit, then it was meant to be. If they didn’t, then no harm in trying.
Y’all, I tried on the first boot, and it went on with that little “pop” you get when a boot really fits. It was meant to be! These cowboy boots are beautifully simple and well-made.
Prepare yourself, you’re about to see me in cowboy boots. (Mom, this message is especially for you.) Y’all ready? 😉
And OF COURSE my first instinct was to do research. I immediately started searching on Pinterest for casual outfits with cowboy boots, and you can see my “Cowboy boots outfit inspiration” board here.
The day I went over to try on the boots, I wore my denim skirt and my “My y’all is authentic” tee. This simple outfit also felt right with the boots, so I just kept wearing them for pics!
Some extra fun details: In addition to my “y’all” tee, I am also wearing a Stetson hat. It’s a fedora, not a cowboy hat — even I have my limits — but it is made by Stetson, a well-known maker of cowboy hats. And I am wearing yellow rose earrings, and “The Yellow Rose of Texas” is a well-known folk song (and movie starring Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger). The yellow rose signifies friendship, and the original Caddo Indian name for the state — “Tejas” — means “friendship.”
So, yes, this is as country (and as Texan) as I get, y’all. 😉
The backdrop for these photos is McKinley Park, on the east side of Tacoma, a park that overlooks the Tacoma Dome. So yes, that is the Tacoma Dome that is featured in the backdrop of some of the photos above! It’s actually one of the oldest parks in the city, and includes trails that go down and around the east side hills. However, due to the location of I-5 (a major freeway that connects Tacoma to Seattle), there are also parts of the park that get drowned amidst traffic noise, and some of the views include the highway and its constant construction, as you can see in one of my pics below.
I liked this location for photos of me finally (!) wearing cowboy boots as it’s a park that’s equal parts country and city. Like me wearing cowboy boots! 😀
Below is a close-up of the cowboy boots — I like that you can see the special details of the stitching when you look close. Thank you, Christina, for gifting me these boots — and, as you put it, “embracing my heritage.” LOL! 😀
Weather: Hot and hazy
- Cowboy boots: Lucchese, gifted from a friend
- Tee: The Home T, gift from my mom
- Denim skirt: Fashion-swapped in Portland, old
- Fedora: Stetson, thrifted in Amsterdam, old
- Rose earring studs: Local boutique in Portland, old
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I enjoyed that the first time out wearing these boots, I had to run an errand — and as I walking, I overheard a woman say to her significant other, “Oooh, I like those boots! I need a pair!” 😀
Do you have a pair of cowboy boots? If so, how do you enjoy wearing them? Please leave a comment and let me know!
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