I’ve never volunteered to create an Outfit of the Week, given the obvious limitations of ModCloth items I can assemble to put together a look for myself. But then, someone said to me, “Why don’t you just style someone else?” What a brilliant idea! At that point, images of ModCloth items popping up next to each other like a Polyvore style board began to saturate my mind, and I couldn’t help but notice that the key garment in all of these hypothetical combinations was the Albuquerque Coat. Then, knowing how much she covets this coat and how amazing she would look in it, I asked for the assistance of one of ModCloth’s Vendor Relations Specialists, Bobbi, in modeling my outfit.
Considering my fanaticism for the wild west, and the fact that it’s named after a city in the state of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Coat only seemed the natural pedestal upon which to build a beautiful, folksy, boho-western ensemble. To start off, I selected The Sandy Romper for its solid blue-chambray color that I knew would provide a cool contrast to both the warmth and the busy design of the coat. I then accessorized with a collection of cowgirl-inspired pieces like the Buffalo Jill Belt that lassos Bobbi’s waist in for a sensational shape, the Pocket Cassidy Necklace that holds her gold, the Stagecoach Purse that stows her loot and other essentials, and the Spread Your Wings Headband that helps keep her tresses from getting tangled in the desert winds. Finishing the look is the odd piece out – the Miami-Date Wedges. While not western, per se, their sea green color accents the green in the coat, and their striped heel reminds me of a striated mesa.