Thursday, September 4, 2014

I say Yee Haw!

I've been scouring hundreds of pages of country-western wear on my search for the perfect dress for attending an upcoming country concert. I really was about to give up. The more I looked, the more discouraged I became. The problem was that I had no idea where to look for it. Is it that hard to find cute western wear? But, I knew that it MUST exist having seen many country videos of hot stars rocking cute little country-western styles. Suddenly a flashbulb went off! Free People!!! They aren't western per se, but you could definitely say they rock a bohemian/western vibe. I was surprised at how many cute dresses they had to offer. Of course not everything I liked would work on my body, I'm fairly sure their styles are geared more toward the 20 somethings, but I was able to narrow it down.

Here is the dress I picked out. When I think country-western I regularly think of plaid, but I'm not into plaid. The more I looked at Pinterest the more I discovered that lace can be very western also. It's a little country & classy all in one. I thought this would work great for an evening look.

Free People Maya Off Shoulder Mini

Free People Maya Off Shoulder Mini (see more black velvet skirts)

There is only one problem with the dress, and it's not the dress. It's going to be cold in Chicago and I am often caught out in a cute little dress and freezing my butt off. I was originally looking for a jean jacket, but I'm not sure I'd get much wear out of it. I love denim, it, but usually only on my legs. I ran across this jacket which has the feel of a denim jacket but well, it's not. Don't you just love the deep red color!

Free People Fitted Utility Jacket

Free People Fitted Utility Jacket (see more Free People)

Now that I have the dress and the jacket down, I'm going to need a belt. I love the belt that the model is rocking in the dress pick, but at $128 maybe I could find something a little cheaper. When I find myself buying an outfit for an event I try to save money where I can like in the accessories. I found this cute belt at Free People also. It appears to be the same color as the jacket, and right now I'm not sure if that is too matchy for me. Again, I love the deep red color and I think once I lose the jacket at the concert, the matchy-matchy thing won't be an issue.

Free People Z & L Wilder Leather Belt

Here it is all put together, the best that I could arrange it, on Polyvore (It's been a couple of years since I used it). I will need everything by next Friday, since the concert is on Saturday. I'm so hoping that everything will arrive in a timely manner, fit properly and that I'll look cute as Daisy Duke!  :D

My First Country Concert

Free People fitted jacket

Sparkly earrings

Dan Post Moon and Stars Boot

Dan Post Moon and Stars Boot


My last post on my blog was over two years ago. I think I lost my blogging edge, got too busy with life, or just perhaps wasn't sure where to go with it. First off, I decided to make Erato's Closet my own personal blog. For a long while I shared it with my friend Soraya and as things happen we both lost that blogging feeling. I've cleaned up the blog and now it is just my posts. 

Looking back through my blog, I am tickled at all the outfits that I modeled and purchased, because now I can't wear most of it. :-/ Here it is two years later and I'm 20 lbs heavier. I still have all those wonderful Anthropologie pieces sitting around in boxes, determined to either lose the weight or sell all of it. I haven't figured what I will do yet, but one thing I do know...marriage make me gain weight. I gained 20lbs during my first marriage, and then lost it during the divorce, but here I am again 20lbs heavier. I've asked my husband to divorce me so I'll be skinny again, but the answer is always no. (He loves me through thin...and thick). The thing is that I'm more comfortable in my own skin than I have ever been in my life. Yes, I could stand to lose several pounds and a few inches of belly jiggle, but that doesn't own me. I'm more concerned with being happy now, and I have to say other than a little fat, my life is great!  Cheers to blogging again!

Let's get to it...

I can't decide what to wear to my first country concert. My husband wants me to wear a cute dress with cowgirl boots, but I envision an all American tee with some cut off shorts and boots. However, I'm probably too old for short shorts anymore, so I'm trying to gear myself toward finding a comfy, yet stylishly sex country dress to go with these fabulous boots that I just purchased. The outfit is partly for me, but mostly for him. If he can go to dance clubs with me in NYC, then I can put on my western wear and have a "yee haw" time with him.  It's what you do.


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