Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Boot Scootin' Boogie in my BB Dakota Romper and Lucchese boots - Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Boot Scootin' Boogie in my BB Dakota Romper and Lucchese boots - Pretty Shiny Sparkly

BB Dakota romper via Karmaloop, Urban Outfitters clutch, bracelet c/o Fantasy Jewelry Box, Michael Kors watch, vintage 1930’s diamond ring (thx to Roseline), Lucchese boots

Being Texan is just something that’s bred. Like DNA carries my genetic code, Texan pride runs through my veins.

Naturally, this is accompanied by a healthy appreciation for Lucchese boots, line-dancing, and country music.

Boot Scootin' Boogie in my BB Dakota Romper and Lucchese boots - Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Boot Scootin' Boogie in my BB Dakota Romper and Lucchese boots - Pretty Shiny Sparkly

My all-time favorite song to line-dance to is “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by the legendary Brooks & Dunn. When I sat down to write this post (still in my boots), my mind wandered to that good ol’ line dance, and I wondered if I could find a YouTube video to share with those of you foreigners (read: non-Texans).

But as I browsed the alarmingly large amount of videos dedicated to mastering the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, I realized none of them were the version I dance.

Was I doing it wrong? I adapt to the people’s moves around me (you sort of have to, unless you want to be elbowed or kicked), so has it been the blind leading the blind?

Finally, I found it.

A crude little home video of some down-home peeps dancing it exactly the way I have done it all my life. It’s so versatile, and I like it because it has much more movement with the boot-slappin’ than just shimmying. Here it is.

Here’s what it actually looks like in a bar. And here’s what I aspire to do–it’s here in Houston, a coincidence, and I’ve been to that very same bar!

If your buttcheeks don’t start rhythmically moving to the beat, there’s probably something seriously wrong with you. You should get that checked out.

Boot Scootin' Boogie in my BB Dakota Romper and Lucchese boots - Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Boot Scootin' Boogie in my BB Dakota Romper and Lucchese boots - Pretty Shiny Sparkly

I have to say this is my first romper, and what a great romper to get your feet wet with (not literally, although technically, you could). It’s light, airy, ripply, floral, and it fits like a glove–but not uncomfortably so. On the contrary, it’s super comfy, and I feel like it lives up to its name: it makes me want to romp around in it all day, every day. Perhaps I shall.

The boots are my pride and joy Lucchese’s in Mad Dog Goat. Handmade, and an absolute legend in boots. If Texans had a coming-of-age ritual, it would probably be signified by a first pair of Lucchese boots. Okay, not really, since they’re quite expensive, and it might take a 13-year-old seven years’ allowance for these babies. It didn’t take me quite that long, but only quite.

ew! a mosquito!

Mosquito, or spaz? It’s anyone’s guess.

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  1. 06.05.2010 / 2:42 am

    omg you look so cute!! And Aww brooks and dunn! My faves! The video makes me want to go line dancing!!! I was wondering what you were tweeting about lol! Great post!! <3

  2. 06.05.2010 / 2:50 am

    Your romper is gorgeous, and I *need* those boots! They're perfection!

  3. 06.05.2010 / 3:17 am

    lucchese boots are absolutely a texas necessity. i'm still saving for mine, but yours have that perfect loved & lived in look that only improves whatever you wear them with. also brooks and dunn was one of the most exciting concert events of my childhood. i'm pretty sure i still know all the words to "boot scootin' boogie," as well as my other favorite, "neon moon." great post!

    • 06.06.2010 / 2:18 am

      i'm partial to "achey breaky heart". 🙂

  4. 06.05.2010 / 4:32 am

    you look very pretty, and the outfit like always is awesome. Love the chunky bracelet and the romper.

  5. 06.05.2010 / 5:24 am

    love the lucchese's! I love my pair, they are so comfortable and amazing. I love them with this outfit. What a great romper.

  6. 06.05.2010 / 8:26 am

    You totally rock this look. Your fair skin and awesome hair (you were having a really great hair day right?0 just MAKE this outfit. Thanks. Enjoyed it…I love the new rompers too. I have some awesome RL sandals that I think a romper would look good with… Back in the 80's I had a romper similar to what you are wearing here. It was awesome in the day. From one blonde to another…keep up the awesome outfits.

  7. 06.05.2010 / 10:16 am

    It's so inspiring to see someone rock a romper without looking like a child (and with such lovely boots too!). I am currently on a quest for the perfect-fitting romper. And Brooks & Dunn! Takes me back to a time when Billy Ray Cyrus was famous for something other than being Miley's dad…

  8. 06.05.2010 / 10:39 am

    Oooh, I have been eyeing this romper online for a while! It is SO cute! And looks adorable on you! Love your braclet & watch, too!!

    • 06.06.2010 / 2:20 am

      what are you waiting for? i'm so glad that i went for it. it's VERY do-able!

  9. 06.05.2010 / 11:13 am

    ooo what a lovely mix!! love the design of the romper, it also brings out your hair color so well … the sunlight in the background also makes it seem as though all this was done in california!! =D gosh i love the evening sun … good luck with the rest of your days girl!! you're ALMOST DONE!!!

  10. 06.05.2010 / 11:29 am

    awesome! i love the contrast/combo! 🙂

  11. 06.05.2010 / 3:24 pm

    I loooove that clutch! So cute. And the boots look great. Ahhh, boots.

  12. 06.06.2010 / 4:56 am

    EEEY! I LOVE IT!! I want that boots!! 😀
    And I love the dress to!! 😀 <33

  13. 06.06.2010 / 10:53 am

    The boots rock and you are rockin' that romper! 🙂

  14. 06.06.2010 / 2:15 pm

    love this look! amazing rompersuit 🙂 rt @PrttyShnySprkly In case you missed it: Boot Scootin' Boogie

  15. 06.06.2010 / 4:43 pm

    I absolutely love your outfit. I used to be hesitant about rompers, but this post is really making me think twice about my decision. I would love to know where you purchased it. By the way the boots adds your own personal style to this outfit which I think is divine. I will definitely keep an eye on your blog. Feel free to stop by and leave a comment on my blog!!
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  16. 06.06.2010 / 4:48 pm

    I love the mixture of hometown cutie and glamour-ess in this outfit 🙂

  17. 06.06.2010 / 7:18 pm

    Those boots are so awesome!! I love your hair too! Very pretty! xxoxooxxoo

  18. 06.06.2010 / 8:23 pm

    Ah, yay for being from Texas! I just stumbled across your blog and I was super excited when I found out we share the same home state!

    Anyway, I love the romper/boots combo, super cute 🙂 I have lived in Texas my whole life and I am ashamed to say I don't own a pair of boots! I'm not positive but I think that might be a sin..

  19. 06.07.2010 / 4:55 am

    Love your romper! You look fab!

  20. 06.07.2010 / 10:28 am

    Very hot boots! This is a great romper for your first one! I love the colors!

  21. 06.07.2010 / 7:06 pm

    love the boots! i'm new to texas and i just got a pair of old gringos. i love wearing them with rompers and dresses and your styling today was great!

  22. Natalie
    06.07.2010 / 11:17 pm

    Cowgirl boots are favorite of mine and it is such a shame my boyfriend despises them…..but does it stop me from rocking them every chance I get? HECK no!

  23. 06.08.2010 / 5:46 am

    oh my GOSH! You are so so gorgeous. So glad that I found your blog! 🙂 I absolutely love this look and your boots are so cute. you are such a stunner! x

  24. 06.08.2010 / 9:00 am

    The romper looks adorable on you! And I too love cowboy boots; they look great with your outfit!

    xo, becs

  25. 06.08.2010 / 8:40 pm

    Adorbs! I love it all. And I love Brooks & Dunn! I need some boots.

    I'm not Texan, I'm from New York… still! I guess I'm just a little more country than that!



  26. 06.09.2010 / 6:34 pm

    I love your romper, and looks fantastic with those boots.
    The afternoon light is lovely in these pictures.

  27. 06.30.2010 / 4:08 pm

    I used to live in Dallas and I remember the first day I got my Lucchese boots! 🙂

  28. 12.30.2010 / 8:40 pm

    Oh my goodness!I love this outfit on you. The colors of the dress are so stunning with your hair – and I have been dying to get a good pair of cowboy boots! Love this. Happy new year love!! x

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