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A horse is a horse, of course

by Emma on September 16, 2011

in Outfits

When I was a kid, if you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would have said a cowgirl.

Not a cowboy.

Not a rancher.

And certainly not a rancher’s wife.

(Not because I was a child feminist, but because I wasn’t into boys yet.)

I had red cowgirl boots, fringe pearl snap shirts, a cowgirl hat and a PBS special about the life of a cowgirl on VHS.

I had the accessories, I’d done the research. I was going to be a cowgirl.

Not to mention my grandfather was a full-time cattle rancher and I loved visiting my grandparent’s farm and feeding their horses.

I LOVED horses for a while. I still love them but I think the obsession has long past.

I didn’t turn out to be a cowgirl. I turned out to be a business owner/baker… so far. But I still die a little for horses. Probably always will. :)

I’m wearing: dress from Milk from a Thistle, jeans from the Jessica Simpson collection, boots are second-hand Frye boots, and purse from H&M (gift from my boyfriend).

xo. Emma


Anna September 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Cute dress!

katie maye September 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Love the horse print, so amazing!!!! very cute outfit, i shared your childhood fantasies of cowgirls and horses and this is a prefect grownup homage.

Gaby September 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm

i rode as a child bc my sister wanted lessons. i wasnt a horse fanatic or an animal person like her but i really liked it. i would love to pick up the habit again, especially that i see the absolute beauty of horses in my old age. oooh so old.


carrie September 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm

hey, what’s wrong with being a child feminist?

Lauren September 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I had the same dream! Now I work with computers all day, so I kind went the opposite direction on that one. Ha. Cute dress!

nicole :) September 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Oh this is very cute! I really like the boots and dress combo!

grace September 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm



Hannah September 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Oh – I LOVE that dress over the jeans and the Frye boots!! Secondhand?? How did you get so lucky?!?

Fee September 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I love the dress and I love the story you told around it. I never was into horses, but the print is great :) !

CHICKYTHING September 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm

The dress was like made for you. It’s so you!

Dani September 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I was just talking about my horse obsessed days as well….and then I came across this book the other day called Horse Crazy. My 24 year old self went and checked it out and my 10 year old self is super excited about it. I guess it’s not such a thing of the past as I thought.Check it out.

Awesome dress btw!

The Style Box September 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm

That dress is amazing!! :) x

Kelly September 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Your style is just so cute! I’m really digging this look. :)

Katia September 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I think that’s possibly one of my favourite dresses I’ve EVER seen. :O


Sarah Rooftops September 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm

That dress is wonderful!

I loved horse riding until my little sister got really serious about it… and then I couldn’t admit that it was cool any more. I went riding again for the first time in twenty years last winter and, man, those horses seemed BIG.

Naomi September 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I’ve never wanted to be a cowgirl and I still think that’s the coolest dress I’ve seen in a while!

Beth September 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I want this dress! :) I love horses and so does my son.
On another note: What you do if the site doesn’t have sizing charts? And it is another country? Is the sizing different? I don’t want to guess the wrong size and have the item be too small. I am 5’4″ and 145 so…eek? I know that I have seen a modern to vintage size conversion on A Beautiful Mess. Can you help give me some clues? I have been scared for a while to order anything online for fear of this happening.

Marie-Claire September 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Your boots are second hand? They look so new! Love them!

patience September 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm

great title emma – it certainly drew me to your post!

LauraJane September 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Awww, what a sweet print! I never got much into horses, but most of my friends did- lots of ranches out where I grew up!


Kathryn Shaw September 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I love reading your posts. Always so cute, just like yourself! Love the outfit : )

Janna Lynn September 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

Squuueeeee! I looooove that dress! I had a cowgirl phase too….sometimes I suppose I still do. I remember when I was a kid I tried to learn all the horse breeds, I spent hours writing them down in a book and trying to draw them! Your outfit totally brought that back! Loooove it! :) Hearts, Janna Lynn

Nancy September 17, 2011 at 7:03 am

What a wonderful dress. It looks so good on you. I think you have paired it perfectly with these trousers and beautiful boots. You look great!


Michal Lynn September 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

That is the sweetest dress I’ve ever seen. Absolutely love it :)

josie September 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

ah! I’ve been eyeing this dress for quite z but now! Sooooo jealous! Looks lovely on you!

fafuna September 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Wow, I LOVE this outfit!! It’s so pretty! I love how you paired this lovely dress with these jeans, super cute boots, amazing bag (love it!) and braids!!! The braids may be my favorite! They are so sweet.

elefectosherezade September 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Emma,you look amazing !!! I love the way you’ve combined each and every one of the items .(^_~ )

Serena September 19, 2011 at 1:22 am

Am loving this look a lot. Adorable!

Mandy @ Miss Indie September 19, 2011 at 4:03 am

This outfit is so cute! I love that dress, and you look adorable with braids. <3

Annie September 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

OMG.. soooo cute!!! LOVE it!

Lauren September 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I love this dress SO much. When I was younger, I wanted to be a jockey!

Melissa September 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Eeeeek that is the cutest dress ever! Off to explore that shop…

Sarah September 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

This dress is amazing! Love the outfit Emma x

katharine Camiili September 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

This is one of my favorite outfits ever!
horses def. make the dress. so cute!

Jaclyn T September 20, 2011 at 3:41 am

Nice dress!
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Dragonfly´s jewelry September 20, 2011 at 7:18 am

Wow, I want this dress! Perfect outfit as always….. ;) )

terry September 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Love this dress and the look! Great boots as well. Well, you might be a business owner and a baker, but you can still be a cowgirl (when you grow up).

Amanda September 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

this dress….IS AWESOME. love the horse print!


Elizabeth September 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm

that fabric evolving from hounds tooth to horses is amazing! love it!!

Jen September 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

That is an adorable outfit! I love the dress and the print!

Tigerlilly Quinn September 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm

omg Emma this is an amazing dress! you look lush :) you do look like a cow girl xo Tigerlilly