Friday, March 9, 2012

Cowgirl Chic

It's rodeo time in Houston, TX my loves, which means I am dressing for Texas's version of The Oscars.  I know your first reaction might be, "Really, Sam?  A rodeo?  No one can look good in mom-jean Wranglers and a massive cowboy hat!"  And believe me, I know! But you have to trust me here that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is loads of fun.  


It goes on for about 3 weeks, and each night a different band performs.  While most of the bands are country, there are also a few mainstream bands sprinkled in each year.  (I'm still mad I missed Enrique Englesias this past Tuesday!)  Just about the entire city of Houston goes, and after the shows there is always a massive party.  We are going to be celebrating my friend Kristie's birthday on Saturday at the rodeo, and I couldn't be more excited!  Of course, I have been contemplating what to wear.  Cowboy boots are a must, but what to pair them with?  I want to do something stylish and different.... something along the lines of this... 


Funky, cool, but with a cowgirl-vibe.  Isn't the side braid paired with the cowboy hat so classic?  She keeps it edgy with the pants and boots.


I adore this bohemian look, and would love to fuse my rodeo outfit with a bit of hippie.  How amazing are these sparkly gold shorts?


Turquoise cowboy boots are a must.  Maybe I should stick with the typical vest+sundress+cowboy boots?  This lovely lady pulls it off so well!  


Maybe a chambray top + lace mini?  I think that bag would be too much, though...


I love an all-white lace dress... it's always classic and beautiful.


Here are a few cute options I put together from Free People.  I am really leaning towards wearing a jean vest... but I love that boho look as well!

Clearly, I need your help!  What do you think is the cutest idea?  Remember, it is mid 70s here in Houston so the weather is not an issue... let me know what you would choose!

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30 comments:

  1. Love it!!! I think it would be so much fun to wear cowboy boots! Love all of your looks!!!

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  2. Well, I gasped when I saw the lace dress and also adored the lace skirt and chambray shirt so those would be my picks :) But, seriously they're all fabulous!!

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  3. I love the white lace with boots! Gorgeous!! Have so much fun!

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  4. I LOVE these looks! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. First of all, this sounds like so much fun and I am jealous! Second of all, you picked so many great outfits it's hard to choose...but I really like the idea of the sparkly gold shorts!

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  6. oh wow that sounds like fun! My vote goes to the dress, vest and fun coloured boots combination! Happy weekending!

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  8. Sounds like Fun! Love the lace dress and tall boots, and the turquoise boots!
    Have a great time! You're gonna knock em dead!
    Nancy
    powellbrowerhome.com

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  9. Love the post. Great inspo photos.

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  10. You could pull off any of these looks, Sam. You're so stinkin' cute!

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  11. OMG go with the jean vest. I loveeeee that, although I may not be able to pull it off in Chicago- but certainly can in Austin! :) Happy Weekend! xx

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  12. Super cute! I love cowgirl chic! Rodeos are a blast! I haven't been to one in far too long! Have you seen Isabel Marant's Fall 2012? Very cowgirl inspired!

    xx
    Kecia
    http://www.escapadeblog.com/

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  13. I'd go with some sort of lace combo! I always think it is so cute with western accessories. Have fun and take pics for us - the closet cowgirl in me is super jealous!

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  14. I adore the last one!! Winner. Though the gold shorts are mighty fun too.

    Yup, rodeo sounds like outer space to this nor'easter. Hope you have a great time, though!

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  15. I love the 3rd outfit - it looks so effortless!

    fashionable footprints

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  16. oh my goodness, these are all so cute! i absolutely love the lace + denim vest + cowboy boots. throw some beach waves in there and you will look so amazing! love it :-) xo

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh my goodness, I just did a couple of posts about Houston, rodeo and and the hill country...come on over. Great post !!!!

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  18. Love the sparkly gold shorts and the lace dress.

    Have a great weeekend Sam :)

    delia
    http://www.lovelaughlipglosses.com/

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  19. love this trend :)

    http://scarletredblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. I MUST make my way to Houston for this rodeo. I love the rodeo here, so I know yours is probably 1 million times more awesome!!

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  21. Okay, Sam... 1) I'm extremely jealous of your going to the rodeo when I'm stuck here at school b/c TCU pushed spring break a week later this year :( 2) You have to go with a chambray top and lace skirt/shorts... it's classy but still totally fun and OF COURSE paired with an excellent pair of shit kickers (what I've always called my cowboy boots) 3) Who are you seeing??! I don't even know the line up since I knew I wouldn't be home for it :( Happy Friday, love muffin!

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  22. I'm so jealous! My mom is going tonight :( No fair! I love the lace dress paired with boots. So pretty and feminine but feels really effortless :)

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  23. Love the outfit choices! I would have to say the lace dress because I have one just like it! And I have turquoise boots, LOVE them :) Have fun!

    Coley @
    whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  24. I am so glad you posted this! After living away from Texas for a few years, I'm at a complete loss of what to wear my cowboy boots with. You have so many good options...lace dress, chambray shirt and skirt, or the chambray vest.

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  25. I love the boho chic look, the hat is a must! ;)

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  26. Love this post! It reminds me of the rodeos I used to go to in my home town...so much fun! I'm always a fan of the boho look. A lace dress with a denim vest and boots would be cute!

    Andee

    http://gypsyluster.wordpress.com/

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  27. could you be any cuter??!! what an exciting time!! this is definitely something I would want to experience!! I'm really diggin the cowgirl chic look!!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  28. That lace, mini dress paired with boots is so cute! Hope you have a great time!:)

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  29. Please wear that white lace dress with cowgirl boots! I want that outfit so bad!

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