Langstons’ Dingo Boot Giveaway Look of the Day-Keepin’ it Simple

Jeans (my closet, similar here); Belt (Ariat from Langstons); Boots (Dingo from Langstons); Jacket-Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply; Bag-TOTeM

What a whirlwind week it has been. We’ve been in London for 2 days, Edinburgh for 3, then 4 nights over on Loch Lomond that included day trips around the Cowal Peninsula to Tighnabruich, Dunoon, and Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. The weather has ranged from glorious hints of sun along with fresh snow at the top of Rest and Be Thankful pass (so named because in the 1880s passengers in 2nd and 3rd class had to get out of the coaches and push the 1st class passengers up the hill) to pouring rain and wind. Throughout it all, cold is the norm and bundling up is necessary.

sheep dotting the hillside at the top of Rest and Be Thankful

Kilchurn Castle in Argyle

Our home away from home on Loch Lomond (Cameron House)

So, with the challenging weather and landscape this outfit has been a variation of my mainstay look for this part of the country (which is thankfully very casual). And these sweet little Dingo boots have been a God send as I’m getting tired of tall boots with jeans on EVERY woman I see  (along with denim shorts and black tights with ballet flats…they are EVERYWHERE) which is always my cue to move on with any new purchases.

Now don’t get me wrong, I have tall boots with me too, but I prefer to wear them with a sweater dress and textured tights. So if you’re wanting to add new boots to your wardrobe, my money is on short boots this year (and an impromptu SuzieSurvey in London tells me THEY are the new direction for boots).

Remember, if you want to WIN A PAIR OF DINGO BOOTS FROM LANGSTONS.COM, scroll down to the previous post and enter using one of the multitude of ways! You still have two more days 🙂 and if you want 15% off your purchases at Langstons until the 21st use the code urbancountry !

Love,

Suzie

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Little House on the Prairie?

The “dress” I’m wearing is actually a skirt…a REALLY long skirt. So I decided to make it a dress…my own special “no-sew” version ;). I love the fabric…I feel all “Little House on the Prairie” in it with its little pink flowers on a creamy white background. And F21 denim vest with the “sleeves pulled off” look??? How is that Little House on the Prairie??? I like that it makes me look a little tough when I wear it…(so does that make me Nelly Olsen?) plus it has bling (you can never go wrong with a little bling!). I dressed it all up with my Geoxx (!?!) creamy suede boots which I can only wear if the sun shines (in YVR that’s almost NEVER) and tossed on some Designs by Shelagh turquoise to tame the waistline of the “dress” (since it didn’t have one!). That’s also a great trick for billowy blouses that make me feel more billowy than I’d like BTW…oh, and the fringe purse is an ancient purchase from Nine West (mine’s black…it also came in Turquoise and I DIDN’T BUY IT TOO…just a tad bit of shopping regret on that silly decision!).

Oh…and my felt hat??? (which I just found out you’re not supposed to wear after Easter?!? or only for special occasions) just won me two VIP passes to the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagons in their Cowboy Hat photo contest over on Twitter (THANK YOU SO MUCH @CSChuckwagons !)…so much for following the rules…that just reinforced that anything that starts with something like “you shouldn’t wear this after this date/age” is one to be TESTED! FYI this was the photo that won..

Have a wonderful weekend Y’all! I’ll be cookin’ up a storm as it’s my Dad’s birthday and we have Canada Day goin’ on as well. Look for the food report over on Instagram- urbancountrystyle

Love,

Suzie

Boots Week – Goin’ Out Boots

Boots-Arnonld Churgin Shoes, Calgary Alberta; Turquoise and Feather Necklace-Designs by Shelagh; Denim Dress-MonoPrix Paris France; Poncho-London, UK; Purse and Bracelets-Thrifted

Love,

Suzie

BootsWeek – Little Plaid Dress

 

 

Boots- Geoxx (old); LPDress-Somewhere in Paris last summer; Jacket-Tristan (old);  Purse-Thrifted

Love,

Suzie