For the second outfit of the refined cowgirl shoot, I thought the outfit should be more feminine and more girl on the prairie than the first one. While the first one was quite utilitarian with the denim, the second is all about this beautiful floral prairie dress layered over with a long cape and leather and suede jacket. It still retains some tough elements, like the western leather boots, the choker necklace and the fringing and stud detailing on the leather jacket.
It’s also a chance for me to showcase my new Oblique canvas Dior saddle bag. I’ve not really talked about my latest designer bag on this blog. It was almost an impulse purchase, it was that fast. I knew the cowboy trend was going to be huge for autumn winter and these bags started popping up all over my Instagram feed. Admittedly seeing Jennifer Lawrence holding one in Dior’s western clothing just set me over the edge and I splurged on the bag.
I’m absolutely delighted I did, because it’s so ridiculously versatile I use it every single day. It also has that fantastic ability to morph for almost any outfit I wear, so it always fits. Not even my Chanels can do that (save for maybe the chevron le Boy of mine) and it’s been a nice change to not have to worry if your bag is going to match your outfit.
But it just goes to show how long this shoot has been planned, because it was during the planning stage of this shoot and many others for autumn/winter that I realised I needed the Dior saddle and I needed it for this shoot.
I mean can you really imagine doing a western shoot without the ultimate western bag of the season not to be featured in it?
Dress: ASOS DESIGN, found here – Tan western leather boots: Topshop, found here – Western leather belt: Mango, found here – Western cape: ASOS DESIGN, found here – Leather and suede western jacket: ASOS DESIGN, found here – Navy Oblique canvas saddle bag: Christian Dior, found here – Black knee-high riding boots: River Island, found here – Western choker necklace: River Island, found here