Tuesday, September 16, 2014
What I Wore: American Girl
What I Wore: Shirt (Popbasic), Shorts (Gap), Shoes (Old Navy), Necklace (Popbasic; Similar Here), Blazer (Similar Here), Purse (Similar Here)
There is just something so... classic, so "All American" about a red and white striped shirt, and that feeling just amplified when I paired it with this new purse. To keep things from getting too Fourth-of-July-esque, I toughened the look up with a blazer and chain necklace.
You know, it's funny, but I never feel particularly patriotic unless I'm somewhere else. Same thing with State Pride. I go somewhere else and will listen to country music- normally background noise and definitely not the first thing I turn the radio dial to- in order to be less homesick.
Still, it's the funniest thing, but you find hints of The West in the oddest places. Everywhere I've been has had them. We've found Buffalo Bill toys in toyshop in the Alps (Buffalo Bill founded my hometown), street performers dressed as cowboys in Rome, Tee-pees in Paris, a western wear shop in Prague, and in London one of the museums had photographs by Ken Blackbird, local photographer who I'd even met. Maybe that's true to everyone in this world of ever increasing globalization, and you can always spot a bit of home no matter where you travel.
Speaking of globalization, if you're reading this, where all do you call home?