These Boots Were Made For Walking

Pulling. Them. Off.  Any How I Met Your Mother fans out there?  The first time I debuted these bad boys on Instagram I got a lot of comments based on Ted thinking he looked awesome in his red cowboy boots.  While I can't 100% vouch for Ted and say that he did in fact pull off his red cowboy boots, I will say that I understand why he liked them so much!  I'm so not a southern girl, or a wilderness girl, nor am I even into country!  I'm such a city slicker and a northeast broad it's borderline a parody, and the scary thing is that I've simmered down over the years!  But for way too long I was searching for red boots that weren't super...vampy...and about a year ago I got turned onto the idea of red cowboy boots instead of red heeled boots.  Ever since it's been a love affair!  Now I want to find cowboy boots in several colors!  

What's great about boots like this is that they're comfortable while bold, and they're a great way to winterize your dresses.  I got them about halfway through last winter and for the days when ice was on the sidewalks and I didn't want to risk wearing heels, these were a really nice save.  

And this dress....it's seriously one of my favorite dresses!  I love the color yellow but find it so hard to find dresses and skirts-especially with prints-that I love in this shade.  The dress is by Retrolicious and can be found at Folter Clothing.  This print of 1950s housewives doing chores is too fun, and I love that this dress falls above the knee otherwise it would be too "on point."  They did 40% off on Black Friday and I snagged this dress because I had wanted it for a while but had never seen it on sale.  (It's MIA on their website currently, which I suppose means it sold out.  Amazon or eBay may carry this dress still though!)
Life has been a little nuts lately, but all of the good variety.  Some of what's been going on I've been hinting at since the summer and will better expand on hopefully by November (all will make sense as to why I've stopped directly explaining for the time being ::wiiiiiink::)  I've been very stressed out...but in a good way.  I actually did not realize until now that there is a such thing as "good stress."  Like, I'm a little overwhelmed at some moments but I'm so excited that I'm able to remind myself to enjoy all that's happening and be present in the process.  Sometimes it's too easy to get caught up in the stress of working towards something that you forget that you're getting something that you want and don't enjoy it.  Every assignment I have to do, every hurdle I have to figure out, every weekend that gets booked solid by what I'm working towards, and every fear I have to conquer so that I can do the best job possible has been a huge blessing.  That's because I'm forcing myself to not lose track of the fact that I'm getting to do something awesome, and in some ways something that I've always wanted to do (even if I couldn't always articulate--even to myself-- what I exactly wanted).  If you're planning a wedding, starting a dream job, or moving to an awesome new location...don't forget to have fun!!  That sounds like common sense, but it's really not.  We as humans get so caught up in benign details and to-do lists that we let it distract from the fact that we're accomplishing something or having certain dreams come true.  Don't just look back at good events years down the line only to remember them fondly...enjoy the events as the unfold, no matter how hectic it is.  Your life is now, and if you're fortunate enough to be in a place that's moving you forward...enjoy it ;)
Obviously I had to go with the famous Nancy Sinatra song for this blog post title...because duh!  And, who doesn't like this song??



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  1. I love your boots Lauren! Very cool outfit!;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  2. Your dress is so cute! I love it
    xo
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  3. Cute look, awesome red boots ;)

    Love, Jennifer
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  4. What a beautiful dress, I love fun and unique prints. The boots look amazing with it.

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  5. Seeing as how I love the1950s, this dress is right up my alley! You're right about the cowboy boots in red not being "vampy." Its fits them perfectly actually! Love the advice about enjoying the now. I think we could all use that advice, me included!

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  6. I love how you styled this chic and simple outfit with those boots. You look great !

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  7. Very generous dress!Love it so much~
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  8. Such a great dress and those boots are amazing! Love this Nancy Sinatra video! Have a fun week, Lauren!

    xo, Bry

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  9. Love how the boots make the red in your dress pop!

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  10. The boots are everything I've been looking for for years... I am so jealous right now! x

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    1. I hope you find them! I told you on Instagram, but in case you forgot the brand is Soda ;)

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  11. Love your boots! Great style <3

    Xx
    Laura
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  12. Love your boots!! Pop of red is just perfect for the outfit! Awesome. Xo

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  13. What an adorable outfit! I love the pattern on this dress and the buttons up the front. Great boots too!

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  14. Beautiful dress!

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  15. You look so cute!!
    Love your dress!
    xxx
    S
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  16. Wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

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  17. I love your dress! I really want a similar one, so sweet! And I also loved the red boots! I love boots and red, so together they are wow! amazing! You look amazing! You are so right, it's important to have fun in kind of all we do. Sometimes it's a bit difficult, but we must keep positive!
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  18. I'm loving those boots and the way you styled them here, such a lovely outfit! I hope you're having a wonderful day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  19. Loved How I Met Your Mother. The foots are too bright for me but you're pulling them off!

    Diane
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    1. Yay, someone knows the reference! Thank you!

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  20. Wow! Killer boots - love them with that dress!

    xx Yasmin
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  21. Totally agree with you, the print of your dress is fun and a little bit retro and you styled it perfectly, dear :)

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  22. I totally remember that HIMYM episode and how the girls liked the boots too)))
    You rock them, especially in this color combination! Keep it up darling!

    Tanya
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  23. The boots are so cute! I don't think I could pull these off, never mind get them on! The dress is perfect for you too. Love your message about enjoying every minute

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    1. I think anyone could pull these off ;) Thank you!

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  24. LOVE THE BOOTS!
    Such a great statement piece and they look perfect with the dress

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  25. Ohh the combo of that dress and the red boots is to die for, you look absolutely lovely! I think a lot of us forget to breath, relax and have fun when we're stressed out. It's so refreshing to see you enjoying a good stress.

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  26. hi lovely, I love these boots and in the other hand let me tell you, that these style is so in right now, like the miu miu cruise show!! plus they are everywhere in Paris!!! Great color as well.

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  27. Beautiful dress.

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  28. Yeeehaww! ;) These boots really are such a stand out just like you Lauren! I would of never of thought to pair cow boy boots with a dress like that but it looks freakin' amazing and the pattern is too cute! Owning it!

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    1. Thank you! You would own it too if you got these!!

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  29. Cant beat Nancy Sinatra!
    I love red in clothing, but am not sure of cowboy boots for myself just yet. You on the other hand 100% pull them off.

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  30. Il tuo vestito è carinissimo, bello davvero!!!
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  31. That first thing I thought of when I saw those boots was Ted Mosby! Haha. You look a thousand times better in them than he did, though! :) I love how you paired them with the red belt and red sunglasses - perfection! And you are so right, it so easy to forget to just have FUN when life is taking an exciting turn. It took me a while to realize there's such a thing as good stress, too. :) Best of luck and can't wait to hear all about it come November!

    -Lindsey
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  32. Loving your fun red sunnies, babe!
    Happy Thursday!

    -Ashley
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  33. Love this dress with the boots!!! Gorgeous!!

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  34. These boots look so good on you !! Your style is very lovely ;) xxx

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  35. Love your boots dear:) I'm happy that you are doing something exciting. Can't wait to hear about it soon!

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