Sunday afternoon at the pub

My neighbourhood has a wonderful monthly event called Sundays for Sinners, at The Princeton Pub. I thought this would be a great opportunity to dust off my cowboy boots, that I haven’t worn in eons, plus do some much-needed catching up with friends.

Sometimes getting dressed to go out is like problem solving, or figuring out a puzzle. I knew I wanted to wear my cowboy boots, and I also knew that I really didn’t want to wear them in the traditional way, like with jeans and a western shirt, for example. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I just really felt that I wanted to do something different that day. But how to do it?

So I actually cheated a bit, and googled outfits with cowboy boots! I’d never done that before, and it certainly gave me some good ideas. This super long, leopard print cardigan turned out to be the perfect thing. I picked it up two years ago at some local thrift store, and had only worn it once. Being a slightly chilly spring day, it also made sense.

Then, the dress. More of a tunic, actually. I got it a few months ago for a whopping $5 at Value Village, and I just love it. I’ve worn it many times already, because it’s what I call an “idiot proof” dress. It looks great and feels great, no matter how bloated or gross I’m feeling that day. I find it really flattering and slimming,  it’s  comfortable, and simple enough to go with practically anything. And what can I say, but pockets! Every girl should have at least one “idiot proof” dress.

Finally, the accessories! The cap finished it off perfectly; it was especially bonus as I couldn’t be bothered to do anything with my hair. Then one of my many owl necklaces, and one of my favourite vintage tooled leather bags.  I don’t know, but I’ve always loved long, bold necklaces. Possibly because of how it brings the eye down in a flattering way.

Here is my friend Robin, a well-known local singer-songwriter. She has always rocked the casual look, and knows how to use accessories like nobody’s business. Mustard is not my favourite colour, but boy is it amazing on her! It makes her eyes look the most amazing gold colour. The scarf and beret go perfectly, and she has the most beautiful, 50’s style silk, watercolour print blouse underneath. And I must say I’m rather envious of her cross-body bag. Perfect pub outfit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: eastvankiitten

Hello- I'm a vintage collector and thrifty shopper from way back. I've studied Fashion Design, done costumes for theatre and film, and worked in vintage boutiques, among other things. I was thinking for a few years to start a blog, so here I am, approaching 50, and attempting this crazy new thing from beautiful East Vancouver, British Columbia.

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