"The thistle is a prickly flower, aye, but how it is sweetly worn."

Monday, February 4, 2013

Diamonds and Gasonline- Turnpike Troubadour Style

  This weekend my boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday in true Texas style.  One of his favorite bands is the Red Dirt/Texas Country band called the Turnpike Troubadours.  (For all you non-Texas/Oklahoma people out there, this type of country is actually GOOD.  It's also not heard on normal country radio.)  Anyway, we went down to Ft. Worth to Billy Bobs for the show.  It was awesome because a lot of his work friends sort of just all bought tickets too as the week went on.  I hadn't met them before, and meeting their wives/girlfriends is always fun.  

I love dressing up to go to country music places.  I am in no way a 'Texas girl' really.  I mean I wear the boots regularly, but I am definitely not a country girl.  I'm my own mix of me, what can I say :)  I got this dress a couple years ago, and loved the flowers on it.  They actually remind me of bluebonnets, although I don't know if I realized that at the time.  Either way, perfect dress for some Texas fun.

Ahh my boots, how I love them.  These boots actually get worn a lot, because hey, in my opinion, they go with everything.  It might also be because I've never bothered to buy another pair of boots, and you know, its like winter and stuff ;)

My very most favorite part of these boots is the design on the sides.  It's very hippie-flower-esque.  It's perfect for someone like me who is like equal parts hippie-punk-country-vintage.  But really, I love them love them.  And also, why is it that boots Always looks awesome when you take pictures of your feet?

Not related to my outfit, but I changed my hair this week.  Dyed it dark, redid my bangs which were driving me crazy, and added a purple streak.  Technically that streak is also blue on the bottom.  Does anyone know how to actually photograph fantasy colors.  Because I have never been able to correctly get a picture of what my hair looks like in real life when I do this.

And last, the self portrait.  We had so much fun :)  in our boots and flower dresses and flannel shirts.  

Dress:  Forever 21
Boots: Sheplers Western Store
Jewelry: forgot to wear it :)


Emily Kate said...

Love the black tights and brown boots, great style momma, I need to step it up!

Aanika @ The Active Mum said...

You're looking gorgeous! I absolutely love your dress!! And sounds like you all had a great night!

Aanika Xx

Shannon @Imperfectly Perfect Grace said...

:) those boots are pretty darn cute, and your hair=AWESOME!

ThistleAshD said...

Thanks ladies. We had a super fun time and anytime I get to wear those boots is awesome in my world :)

Tommi said...

So did your date wear a flower dress too? :)

ThistleAshD said...

hahaha! He thought about it ;)

Pink Chai Raj said...

Super cute outfit, but I'm really loving the purple streak. I've been wanting to try pink ombre highlights or maybe streaks but I'm not daring enough to try it.

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