Boots on, cue high pony.
These black boots were love at first sight. And this #ootd just kind of came together. It was one of those things where I tried it on like, “Eh, I doubt I’ll wear this but I’ll just see how it goes.” And then before I knew it I was doing a high pony, putting a black bow in my hair and I was out the door. Because for some reason it just wouldn’t have been the same without a bow.
On that note.
My mom glued big bows to my head my whole childhood — okay not literally, I always had enough red hair for her to clip them right up there. The bows were about as big as my head for a good amount of time. As I got older bows evolved into ribbons — I had my ballet ribbons, nice ribbon for fancier occasions, casual ribbons and #gameday ribbons (soccer). Opposing team fans used to always make fun of my bows from the stands, but it was just who I was so I didn’t care. 🙂
I was so excited when I tied my bow. It brought back a lot of memories and feelings and mostly, I was just like, Why did I ever stop wearing bows!? (Story for another day.) When I told my mom I was wearing a bow, she said, “You’ve spent more time of your life wearing bows than not wearing bows!” And then it also hit me, Why do we grow out of things? Or at least think we grow out of things? (Also a story for another day. Cue a new #justathought.)
Outfit Side Notes
Black Boots. Yes, they were love at first sight. Tried on two sizes. Walked around the store in each pair for at least five minutes. Re-tried on the pair I wanted and looked in every mirror in the store. “I can’t leave the store without these.” And sooooooo I followed my heart and I certainly did not leave the store without them! The mixed textures and gold accents had me like, “hey you’re mine.”
Shirt + Vest. I definitely never planned to wear this shirt dress more dress than shirt. I prefer to wear it with pants, however, the sleeveless blazer/vest balanced it out.
Necklace. #ADIDADL (All Day I Dream About DYLANLEX). But seriously, I do. And one dayyyyyyy, I will have my very own! (Gotta earn it, right!?) In the meantime, these statement pieces will do.