Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dolly Parton, I Like Your Style

Do you ever find yourself trapped in the YouTube rabbit hole? What began as an innocent YouTube search for Carrie Underwood's American Idol audition ended literally 3 hours later with me having watched just about every video of Dolly Parton performing in the '60s and '70s. I love this woman something fierce, y'all. I grew up about 2 hours from Dollywood and it was our theme park of choice for field trips and summer day adventures. Her heart is bigger than her hair; the amount of love and support she's given back to the Appalachian region is immense.

Her look these days isn't exactly something most of us would want to copy, but she's always had a great mix of down-home comfort and showgirl style. How great is this little gold sequin wiggle dress from the '60s?

Or her perfect '70s ensemble of a denim belted trench with pressed trousers and boots?

Or a denim shirt paired with simple hoop earrings? She always jokes she modeled her look after the town tramp, but there's nothing trampy about these looks.

Get the Look

Country Girl

  1. What country gal wardrobe would be complete without the denim shirt? $98 at J. Crew, but lawd knows you can find a cheaper one at Target!
  2. Take the stage at the Bluebird Cafe in Sanctuary's western shirt, $108 at Nordstrom.
  3. Update Dolly's classic bedazzled long-sleeved style with a retro chic dress. In a dream fantasy world, this Valentino would look perfect under the lights on the Ryman Auditorium stage.
  4. Charm 'em at the county fairs in this French Connection frock.
  5. Accentuate your higher-than-heaven hair with a mod headband.
  6. And no cowgirl is complete without her trusty boots to go with everything.

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