Thursday, January 19, 2017

Western Wear

I love unique and colorful bags, like this one depicting a kitschy Western desert scene. Although I don't get a lot of use out of it, whenever I do take it out, it always feels like a special occasion. This occasion, however, wasn't particularly special, as I was just getting tacos with my husband and father-in-law. A fun fact about the outing was that my father-in-law asked me what the "V" on my handbag stood for and then answered his own question by surmising that it stood for "very expensive". Anyway, the other thing that I tend to do when I wear my "Western" inspired bag, in addition to fielding questions from in-laws, is wear it with some sort of check pattern. In this case, it's a black and white check shirt dress. The somewhat Western-looking black and white check seems to match the bag just perfectly!

To play up the Western theme of my bag, I added boots and a denim jacket to the checked shirt dress. For a little touch of glamour, I put on my new pair of white Celine sunglasses that seem to go with just about everything. (I seriously think they are now my favorite pair!) Below I've linked to some other similar dresses and items featuring a check print, which, unlike my bag, are all a steal at under $30! (It would make my father-in-law proud!) You can definitely dress all of them up or down or go for a Western inspired feel like my ensemble today.

Dress: Old Navy here, similar style here
Jacket: H&M similar denim jacket here
Boots: Christian Louboutin similar here
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Sunglasses: Celine similar white sunglasses here and here


  1. Hihi great....V very expensive. Oh yes. :)
    I like this look, gingham, denim and this colourfull bag. Fabulous!
    Xoxo Tina

  2. Great outfit---that purse really makes a fun statement, no matter what the price!!

  3. Love this crossbody bag! It's fun having a statement accessory to wear whenever you matter what the price :)

  4. That is such a fun printed bag! So nice with the checked dress and denim jacket too :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. Katie, this is such a fun and cheerful outfit! I love the checked dress with the denim jacket! I could totally see myself wearing a similar outfit. And your bag adds just the right amount of color and interest! Your sunglasses are the most fabulous accessory of all! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.


  6. Great way to style this gingham dress for cooler weather! I think the addition of your LV bag was the perfect choice. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Katie!


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