Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wild, Wild Horses, Couldn't Drag Me Away

I found this shirt on the sale rack at work. The sale price was around 4 bucks. And I felt sorry for it. I had an emotional connection with it. I knew it wasn't really my style, but something about it made me want to take it home and give it a chance. So I did.

Wild Horses

It's vintage and the cotton is so soft. It's from an actual Western Wear company which surprised me. I expected it to be from JCPenny or maybe Montgomery Ward...

Wild Horses

The print is amazing...

Wild Horses

Wild Horses

Are you ever attracted to things that seem way off base for your normal style? Do you try and style around them or change your style to suit them?

Wild Horses

Shirt and bag, Buffalo Exchange
Jeans, ANA at JCPenny
Shoes, Kork Ease
Jacket, Target

28 comments:

A said...

That shirt looks great on you, and in a normal way... not in an ironic way. I kind of love it! I don't think it's not "your style"--it totally works!

XO!

TrophyBoutique said...

I'm pretty sure you can pull most things off, lady. This doesn't seem unlike your style at all, really, and I probably would have taken that shirt home, too. It's horsey! Who could resist?

myedit said...

I love anything with a horse print. Reminds me of being 8 and wanting a horse more than anything in this whole wide world.
If you get tired of this shirt, I would wire you $4.32 and take it off your hands in a jiffy.

Frannie Pantz said...

Hooray for taking the leap! I think it looks great on you and the bag really ties it all together as well. I just bought an item like this myself (something that wasn't my style, but was too cute--and cheap--to walk away from without a proper closet run through). Well done!

wardrobeexperience said...

this horse print is so fun! amazing blouse. itr looks perfect with his fringe bag.

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cbenavides said...

I love your shoes! I've heard a lot of positive reviews on Kork Ease, but never from anyone who wears them. How do you like them??

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

The way you styled it with the purse and the denim completely works...NO PLACE BUT TEXAS!!

Megan Mae said...

I think my closet is made up of those misfit items. I'm very drawn to the 'story' of an item. I think the top is adorable and it seems to fit you pretty well. Four dollars well spent.

Sheila said...

That's an awesome shirt. I will always make room for something unique (see Friday's shoes, for example).

Rebecca said...

I like the wedges, and the shirt is flattering on you.

Slow Southern Style said...

I love the way you styled it with the jean jacket and fringe bag. It creates a theme around the shirt and suddenly that crazy pattern makes sense.

I often try to buy things out of my comfort zone just to push myself to try new styles and hey if it doesn't work I can always trade it in for something else.

Franca said...

that shirt is awesome. Just awesome.

FutureLint said...

That shirt is amazing and I love your sandals! I am willing to give anything a try but there are certain things I've learned I just can't pull off! there's not many though!

kelseywilliams said...

that bag and shirt are the perfect combo! bless your heart for bringing them together. :)

The Bagboy said...

Holy crap, that shirt is AMAZING! Some time we'll have to go out together, and you can wear that shirt while I wear my "Oh Deer!" shirt.

Kyla said...

LOVE those jeans on you and super jealous of your Kork Eases!

[SMASH] said...

That top + that purse? Genius.

Between Laundry Days said...

BEST. Western-vibe outfit. EVER.

WendyB said...

Fantastic find. I love that shirt!

woreout said...

Loving how this outfit came together, such a great print I'm glad you rescued it and gave it such a fashionable new home.

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

That shirt is total awesomeness and as always you completely rock it!

Sam said...

hey! i am hoping to move to Texas this summer-- north of Dallas. Im hoping you can give me some tips on the place. :)

מיכל שטרן said...

with a white maxi dress, this shirt could be a winner! I like it.

SheWhoAccessorizesWell said...

It seems as though the wild horses did drag you away--I hope you are doing well. You have ben gone for a while!

MaybeThisDoor said...

Yes please come back. Was it something we said? ;) Hello? We miss you.

So Yeah So said...

I love that you said you felt sorry for it. I find myself feeling bad for neglected inanimate objects, too.

I'm definitely trying to get out of my comfort zone.

Zoey said...

I love that bag, actually I need it!

Haute Muslimah said...

Are you wearing flatforms? That's awesome!