Friday, August 26, 2011

A little bit of QUEEN in all of us!

As time marches on I get more and more excited about my fashion blog!  It has really found its way to fun rural areas of America!  Not only are we blogging about my two loves agriculture and fashion we now have a spot on Rural Route Radio with Trent Loos each Friday ~  Really?  Pinch me ! How fun !  Excited for the opportunities that seem to keep popping up , but enough of that lets talk clothes.

A couple weeks ago after the radio show aired I had one young woman facebook me and ask about Rodeo Queen Fashion.  Now, I was never a rodeo queen but I just love them all , they are all so beautiful and always look so lovely.  The question she posed to me was this, What does a young girl wear to run for rodeo queen in small town rural America?’  So I did some investigating to find out and talked about it today on my radio segment and figured I would visit about it here too!

First of all being a rodeo queen is 90 % self confidence so if you look good in what you are wearing it will shine through!  The most important tips are color and fit of clothes, in style hair, hat shape and makeup.  Monochromatic outfits are good to compete in but if it is not in your budget then it is best to have clothes that fit and compliment you rather than a full matching outfit.

Check out to check out what other queens are wearing.  Get a feeling for what is in right now.  Big chunky jewelry can really dress up any outfit.  Blue jeans will work , so if you find a cut of jean that fits you well pair with a nice collared shirt and hat and splash that fun jewelry you will be all set.

One tip is that you can find used clothing that might be able to fit what you are looking for.  By doing a search on your computer you might be able to come up with some lovely outfits for minimal cost.  And another thing, there may be a seamstress in your rural community that has a knack for creating some fabulous pieces; it is worth a shot to check it out.

Bottom line you don’t need to spend lots and lots of money~ with a bit of  investigative work on the computer and within your own community you will be able to create something fun and suitable to fit your own unique style !

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cows and Clothes ~ The Making of a Fabulous Weekend !

Its Wednesday and why not talk fashion today? I wont be near a computer on Friday for my normal Fashion Friday segment  because I will be traveling to the beautiful Sonoma Valley to visit with Hereford Friends from around the country. We will be raising our glasses of vino while raising money for young people within the Hereford breed.  Being a past national officer I am honored and excited to be a part of this epic event!!  I am excited to visit with old friends and make some new ones. You can guarantee there will be lots of exciting fashions spotted at the Gala on Saturday night and you can guarantee I will have lots of new things to post following my return.  But in the meantime lets talk Fall Fashion!

Every girl can use a Fall Fashion Cheat Sheet – Thank you San Francisco Chronicle Style Sheet~

The Palette~ Saturated colors and jewel tones. Cobalt blue, plum, purple, magenta, emerald and jade green.  The new neutral is winter white.

The Coat~ Outerwear in bright colors, parkas, ponchos and fur vests.

The Pants~ Wide legs, high waisted trousers (not sure about this one yet) and skinny cigarette pants.

The Jeans~ Colored !

The Blouse~ Bow front (personally not a real fan of this trend either but who knows I might give it a try for that sexy secretary look – hee hee)

The Bag ~ Structured top handle bags in leather with croc or snake print. 

The Shoe~ A pump and coordinating back to the bag.

The Details~ Lace and leather

Hopefully you can take some time to rummage through your closet and see just what you might have in there from seasons past, what is old is new again !

If not , maybe treat yourself to something fun for Fall

Happy Shopping !

Until next time ~

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cheers to you - MOM!!

Mothers are the world to us when we were small...our lives revolved around her. For everything that we need we call mother. To protect us from all perceivable dangers we want her around us. To kiss away our wounds we run to her. And for a warm hug and love we look for her. She is the focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in the world or should we say divinity on earth. Mothers are the greatest blessing God can give us

Cheers to you for the countless hours spent on 4-H projects, making food for the brandings, driving bean truck to the hopper or driving the truck as we stacked hay out of the field, being presidents club president, room mother, 4-H leader, mentor, spiritual advisor, dedicated wife, ranch hand, best cook in the world, housecleaner, 3 meals a day kinda lady, gardener, kid taxi, fair mom, junior cattle advisor, travel partner, tail fluffer (yes years ago when we had to spray and twist tails into a ball my mother was the absolute best !!- kids from far and wide would ask if MOM could help rat a tail – it was quite a talent – really )  teacher, best daughter in law ever, confidant, go the extra mile kinda gal …………………………above and beyond  my very best friend.

Happy Happy Birthday Mom – Thank You, it’s that simple- I never could have found a better one!  So very blessed that Baby Paige has a NONI that will show her all the good in life that you showed John and I
I love you MOM!!!
Mom and I in Italy ~ a trip of a lifetime!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

HEY ! We’ve Got An App for That

Seems like everywhere you turn there is a new phone application popping up for your Smart Phone~ The Fashion World is no different.  You can now download applications that can create personal look books, an option for maps depending on shopping destination, catalog browsing and options to go directly to the designer’s shops.

Shopping has always been a very social experience, its fun, it’s relaxing and now you can shop by phone.

Some suggestions of fun new applications to check out~

  • Lookaroo
  • Fashion Nomad
  • VIZL
  • GreenGlamGo
  • Catalog Spree

And for those of you that have inquired already ~ NO the couture cowgirl has no intentions of creating her own app – at least not for now ;)

Grab that phone and get after it – there is a whole new world of shopping experience out there!!

Until next week~