January 4th, 2015
Here at Country Outfitter, we get a lot of questions about a lot of things. Some things aren’t for most people’s eyes or ears. And some things need to be brought to the attention of a medical professional, but mostly, we just get real questions from real people about real problems.
That’s where Elsie comes in. She’s lived a lot of life and seen a lot of things.
You’ve got questions. She’s likely to have an answer. Or at least an honest opinion.
Are boots appropriate for a first date?
Yes, of course! Boots are appropriate for any occasion. Minus: any type of swimming event or party, a marathon or while babysitting (could involve a lot of running around and for safety reasons, you’ll want to be in something other than a really cool pair of boots, though boots are REALLY safe).
Basically, for a first date just think about something you’d wear to dinner with your dad and then maybe dress it up a bit. Less is more! Don’t advertise what isn’t on the menu!
I am 62 but look more like 50 (lucky me!!). I have two new pairs of cowboy boots from Country Outfitter. One is an 11″ high brown boot and the other is short red. At my age how can I wear them without feeling like I’m dressing too young for my age?
First off, lucky you, is right! At a later date, I’d love to know your skin regime and and maybe your diet and exercise habits. Sounds like you’re doing just about everything right– including your newest boot purchases!
For the brown boot, I’m assuming this is a fun riding boot of sorts, you have so many options! Especially in the fall and winter. Honestly, I think, as long as you’re fully clothed and not wearing like, a One Direction t-shirt or a sorority date party shirt, you’ll be good. To keep things casual, a fun button-down with some dark skinny jeans and your brown boots would be super cute. Throw on a scarf or a fun necklace to spice it up a bit. Also, a long sweater with your skinnies would be great, too.
For the red boots, you want those to get all of the attention, so go with something fairly classic or simple. I would go with a plain top like this chambray button-down.
Both of these boots could be paired with a dress, AS LONG AS YOU WEAR TIGHTS.
Mostly, I’d say: dress in what makes you feel your best self and most confident. Wear clothes that fit and don’t be afraid to take a risk every now and then. Have fun and you’ll look great– no doubt!
I love fall fashions. I especially love gingham and plaid shirts. Recently, I got into a bit of a scrum with a friend about which pattern is better for fall– gingham or plaid. Can you make the final call for us? We agreed your answer will settle the debate once and for all.
Falling Into Fashion
This question is so close to my heart it’s like you looked into my 7th grade diary or something.
I’m going to shoot you straight between the eyes on this one: plaid. PLAID!
I love a good gingham, but prefer that for spring or something. IDK. Plaid is so fall. Plaid is a campfire, plaid is Christmas. Plaid is all of everything.
Don’t get me wrong, gingham will never go out of style. But, you asked me to make a decision for you, so I did.
I mean, just look at these shirts.
And this vest? SWOON.
See? This is why plaid wins.
Got questions for Elsie? Leave them in the comments section and Elsie will get to them.