Friday, October 3, 2008

Back in the Saddle, Part II

I recently got a western-inspired fix in a very unexpected place: JC Penney's!? I have to admit I probably hadn't stepped foot in that store since middle school, but on a recent therapeutic shopping excursion to the mall with my sister and stepmother, I came across several surprisingly cute tops in JCPenney's American Living collection. The line is sort of a cross between 70's Ralph Lauren and a dressy cowgirl -- I purchased the top below, and it looks great with my riding boots and a long cardigan:

American Living Ruffle Front Shirt, $41.25.

Many of the American Living tops remind me of the latest Built by Wendy collection, but without the heftier price-tag. Here are some other cute tops from the collection (obviously I'm loving the plaid right now!)

American Living puff-sleeve shirt, $55

American Living ruffle-front shirt, $48.75

American Living tie-neck shirt, $60

Here are some of my favorite western pieces that I already own and love --

My perfectly worn-in boots from Nashville:

A vintage western blouse from the 40's...even better, handed down by my grandmother:

My suede vest that just screams "Young Guns":

My garish red cowgirl hat -- given to me by my boyfriend:

(Don't worry. I don't wear them all at the same time.)

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying the emergence of fall weather -- now is the time to throw on your western digs and have a backyard bingo party. Or if you'd rather stay cozy indoors, pop in one of these amazing westerns:

One of my childhood favorites -- Young Guns!

Lonesome Dove:

Bonnie and Clyde:

Deadwood (pretty much the best show ever!):

And of course, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (no two more handsome men to be found in Hollywood):


Anonymous said...

Oh I love these shirts, especially the ones with the ruffle detailing!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-love your newest blouse purchase and the one passed down to you is simply gorgeous!

Ana said...

Those plaid tops are cute. I personally would wear them with Converse but I'm sure you can rock the boots.

Savvy Mode SG said...

wow, from jc penny, who knew.