So, 'couple' posts are like buses - you wait a year and then two come along at once. Actually, I thought it was only fair to show you B as he normally appears now, as you've just seen him dressed as Fred (clearly, he's not remotely blonde) and before that as... I think we'll call this 1950s farmer? Believe it or not, most of the time he's not in fancy-dress. I know, crazy huh? (That doesn't mean he wouldn't like to be - this is the boy who went to school with a Spiderman costume on underneath his uniform, after all.)
Anyway, three things happened to bring the idea for this post together: 1) B found the perfect western-style shirt, after hunting for one forever, 2) around the same time, I picked up a denim swing skirt, which had been on my hitlist for a long time too and 3) I remembered my very small, but much-loved collection of cowboy boots.
Plaid, denim, cowboy boots... this was only going to go in one direction... west! Yep, I'm full of puns today. Themeing an outfit like this kind of brings the ridiculous side out of me, I guess. I'm generally a fairly serious person, but I hope those that really know me would also add a 'but' there. And that but is the side of me that wants to wear novelty print and dress like a cowgirl for the day. It's also probably the side that has one-sided conversations with dogs in public (something B just can't get his head around) and wins games of Cards Against Humanity by a mile. It's probably also to blame for why I love cowboy boots so much in the first place - I can't resist the quirk, particularly as they're pretty much out of fashion right now (I love an underdog).
Anyway, my silliness aside, seeing as B's shirt (and how nice it looked on him) partly triggered the idea for this outfit post, I thought it only fair to include him! He wasn't as enthusiastic about this as I was, but after a while he got into the swing of being my side of the camera lens for a change. I have to say, it was quite fun for me to direct him and use some of what I've picked up about posture and poses to help get some great pictures. But see what you think of my efforts!
Dress worn as shirt: Boohoo (last year's)
Skirt: Forever 21 (almost identical)
Belt: New Look (similar)
Bag: via Top Vintage
Boots: Shoe Zone (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB2140 in tortoise
Shirt: Levi's (available colours)
Jeans: Topman (old)
Shoes: River Island (similar)
Don't worry, I wouldn't leave you without a picture of us together. This post was asking for cheese factor.
Corniness aside (one of my friends said it looked like it was from an engagement shoot, ha!), this is one of my favourite locations we've been to for a while. Completely remote, in the middle of lots of farmland was this little bridge that B remembered from his childhood (I didn't grow up around where we now live). Overgrown on one side, a huge corn field on the other, we climbed over stinging nettles to get these shots and even though I got stung (of course, what a surprise), it was totally worth it, wasn't it??
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