jeans- Blank NYC
hat- vintage Banana Republic Safari
After years of following blogs, some of my favorite have stayed the same. One of my constant loves has been Vanessa Jackman. Her street style and model posts from fashion weeks are refreshing. My favorite part of her blog, however, is her Weekend Life posts, where she chronicles her travels around the world. Lately, she has featured many ranches, desert, destinations, and hidden gems that I don't see watching the Travel Channel 24/7*.
Maybe it's growing up with a cowboy mountain man dad who drug us to Western stores wherever we went. I can spot a beaver felt cowboy hat a mile away and know the luxury of ostrich skin boots. I always hated those "educational moments" but if you looked in my closet today you would see that he finally has competition for number of leather jackets, boots, and hats. Or maybe it's the hours...and hours... spent watching Lonesome Dove, but every now and then my inner cowgirl** comes out. I'm not mad at it.
*Samantha Brown's show is my dream job.
**Pink cowgirl boots, purple Levi's and all.
PS: If you need some desert cowboy chic inspiration, watch the 1976 version of A Star is Born... it has alllllll sorts of inspiration!