• Bootstrapping

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: riding boots, over-sized hoof pick belt, hand block silk pocket square.

    Jun 26, 2012 | Permalink (20) Total Comments

    Krystal Clark left a comment on 7/21/2012 at 8:36 AM:

    She looks great! Lovin’ the sistas on Unabashedly Prep! We like to prep it out too :).


    Elizabeth left a comment on 7/16/2012 at 3:21 PM:

    I especially like the color of the pocket square—it livens up the whole outfit.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/15/2012 at 11:52 AM:

    @Brad—Do I? You’d be hard pressed to find a post in which I list the specific brands a person is wearing (outside of a notable accessory,  piece of jewelry, or vintage). When someone asks in the comments where a particular piece is from, I make an effort to reach out to the subject and find out (if it didn’t previously come up in conversation when I shot them).


    Brad left a comment on 7/15/2012 at 7:50 AM:

    @FEC - you list the brands of items profiled all the time….many times following up with add’l brand names in the comments section.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/14/2012 at 2:08 PM:

    @AEV—I couldn’t tell you since I don’t ask the people I photograph what they are wearing head to toe.


    AEV left a comment on 7/14/2012 at 9:23 AM:

    @FEC—What pieces of clothing on this woman aren’t by Ralph Lauren?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 11:30 AM:

    @Alba—I believe the riding boots are by Ralph Lauren. There aren’t too many outfits making this quality of fashion riding boot but Ralph Lauren is one of them.


    AEV left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 9:59 AM:

    @Alba - My educated guess is that the boots are by Ralph Lauren.


    Alba left a comment on 7/13/2012 at 12:26 AM:

    Love the look, thanks for sharing!

    The humour with Ralph Lauren aside, where did the lady in the picture get her boots?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 2:27 PM:

    @AEV—For me, this look works. Had I thought about riding boots with chino shorts for women before? No, honestly. This inspired me. Do I think riding boots are meant to be paired with shorts? They were initially designed to be worn with Jodhpurs…but all the more reason to share this image with everyone here—because she makes it work with shorts.


    AEV left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 12:00 PM:

    @Fred—Are you suggesting that leather riding boots are a summer shoe? Do you think riding boots are meant to be paired with shorts?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 11:53 AM:

    @AEV—This particular blazer isn’t cotton, but tropical wool. Even better in the summer.


    AEV left a comment on 7/11/2012 at 11:47 AM:

    Sure, a cotton blazer works fine in June.


    cam left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 10:58 PM:

    @Leo - where else but Ralph Lauren of course….....HA mr. castleberry, I beat you to the punch ;)


    Leo left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 9:19 PM:

    I love the picture!

    My girlfriend really likes those boots, can anyone point me in the right direction as to where she can find some?


    C.L. Young left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 6:54 PM:

    The look is very polished! I especially like the blazer/ocbd/pocket square combination. As a man, the upper half is what I would wear (but with bow tie). The boots are “too die for” and work well with the look. The shorts in place of skirt looks really good and the colors all work very well. Women can get away with so many things in fashion! Just let me try getting away with wearing cowboy boots with khaki shorts! She looks very serious but I agree with Desmond in saying that she most likely has an awesome smile.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 2:22 PM:

    @Caroline—My best guess would be Ralph Lauren.

    @Margaret—I shot this photograph about a month ago. This young lady is in cotton shorts and a lightweight navy blazer…this seems to be perfectly suitable for early summer in the city on a weekday.


    Caroline | Back Down South left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 1:59 PM:

    Would love to know where the oversized hoof pick belt is from..


    Margaret left a comment on 7/10/2012 at 10:02 AM:

    When was this photo taken? Doesn’t strike me as comfortable in 80 degree+ June/July heat….


    Desmond K left a comment on 7/9/2012 at 10:14 PM:

    I love this look on ladies. I can never get enough of it. I bet she has an awesome smile too.

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