Sunday, July 3, 2011

American Spirits

For me, this outfit is tres Americaine. I mean, where else can you reference the Old West wearing little more than a pair of hot pink short shorts, a bolo tie, fake turquoise jewelry, and ankle cowboy booties? I was feeling a bit Spaghetti Western meets Trailer Park.  And a boat-load of attitude can pull off wearing a pair of shorts this bright and short on a pair of stout forty-plus year old stems. I'm telling you, only in America, folks, only in America. The thing I love about the mythos of Americana is its crooning love song to rugged individuality and iconoclasm that rides us off into the sunset. Which by the way often contains the color of these pants.
Now Wearing: 
  • checkered kerchief, thrifted
  • cheap sunglasses
  • vintage bolo tie, thrifted
  • black tee
  • leather cuff, Fringe
  • costume turquoise ring, Anika Burke
  • Guess short shorts, the Goodwill boutique
  • vintage '80's western booties
  • manifest destiny
 Characters abound in America, and I saw the best of them in full force at a
Bows + Arrows party last week. Here are a few of my faves:

 bows + arrows
1815 19th street
sacramento, ca


sacramento said...

My dear Bella you have such beautiful legs. Those shorts are but the fame of a recognition.
Happy 4th of July, my dear friend.

Comtesse de ferveur said...

What a fantastic ode to America! Happy Independence Day for tomorrow xxx

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I have been wanting a pair of bright colored shorts! And you carry them off so well...

YAY!!!! I just commented!!!

Please may I? said...

Looking fantastic.

Lovely legs Hun.

X x

jamie said...

loveee the shorts <3

Misfits Vintage said...

You look absolutely gorgeous and Mr Moustache looks like someone I would want to know!

Sarah xxx

Dusk said...

...And a boat-load of attitude is the icing on top of one heck of a cake... those gams sister, are GAWgeous! Happy 4th :)

seƱora Allnut said...

you rock that shorts with pretty well with your fabulous attitude!!, you look fresh & cool and love your headband!

Anonymous said...

Your legs look so in shape.. please share some tips!! I love your Guess short shorts.

Anonymous said...

Cute look! Digging around for my bolo...

Kristy Elena said...

this is such a great outfit! casual cooland i definitely get a feel of americana in it. i LOVE your necklace and that leather cuff!

Laura Connell said...

Stems not stout at all; you look hot! Happy 4th of July to you!

My Heart Blogged said...

The bolo tie adds so much to the outfit, and I think you could hold your own in the wild west any day.

Helga! said...

I love fros!! That Mama and her little one are gorgeous!
As for you-phwoar!Rocking some hot pins,there!

Kavery said...

Happy 4th of July, Bella. Looking good.

Fashion Tales.... said...

I'm with Sacramento, look at those lovely legs. I love all of these photos- beautiful diversity, it looks like a wonderful party and all is happy. Have a fantastic July,04th weekend. xxoo
*cool bolo touch!

Roz said...

'A crooning love song to rugged individuality' indeed - and there's a great melody to this look. You know, every time you make a passing reference to your age I do a double take. You're an inspirational flower: rare and blooming beautiful!

Jenmarie said...

I love those hot red shorts on you Bella! I hope you have a great 4th of July!

P.S. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my personal blog. *hugs*

Tamia said...

"Spaghetti Western meets Trailer Park" is now my new mantra. THANK YOU.


Marta said...

simple, comfy and amazing outfit! my fav!


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