WIW: Dress-perado (for JulieJohn!)

In my previous "Desert Desperado" post, JuliJohn challenged me to do a "dress-perado" interpretation as well. Well, due to the extreme heat, job interviews, orientations at Dress for Success, and well... not leaving the house otherwise, I hadn't been able to do it. Today, the schedule and weather aligned, and I was able to finally answer the call.

This is a drop-waist dress I obtained from one of our own YLF swap parties layered underneath my Hinge Urban Warrior Poncho. I paired those with my MIA foldover boots and a suede hobo - because nothing says cowboy like suede (at least in my mind). I had thought to wear either my bullet or skull necklace, but they seemed to compete with the cowl neckline. Instead, I strapped on my chunky cat photo watch and called it a day. I think the looseness of the top and dress, plus the earthy leather accessories, helped give off the vibe I was looking for.

What do you think? Challenge met? Please excuse the camera dot on pic #3...

Hinge poncho - flea market
Black dress - YLF swap party
Kenneth Cole suede hobo - flea market ($4!)
MIA Buckaroo boots - Amazon
Cat watch - DIY

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  • O replied 6 years ago

    This is quite different from what I'm used to seing on you and I really like it! To my eye this looks very YOU. I hope you felt great, 'coz you do look more than just great.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Pardner - you'd come out tops in any show-down!

    It's fun and funky. I like it.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I like this! I would probably have added a big conch belt too :)

  • JulieJohn replied 6 years ago

    Oh YEAH! You rose to that challenge and kicked its caboose! I am so proud to have inspired such a great look.

    You combined literal tough-hombre items like the boots with subtler touches like the black poncho. Ooooo-E !!!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Yaay! It is different from my norm, so I'm stoked that it worked out.

    O, I did feel great. Western is alllmost classic in my eyes, so I did not feel too far off the reservation.

    Ceit, I actually do own a conch belt! I used to wear it all the time back during my Guns N' Roses period. I'm going to try that next time. :)

    Julie - yeehaw! Always happy to do the inspiration justice. Thank you so much for giving me the idea - I got some nice compliments at the chiropractor's office. :D

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Can I trade legs with you???

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    This is fun! I think we should all try issuing challenges to other YLFers and see what mayhem ensues. Rae, I love this look on you almost as much as I love the pun!

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