Howdy y'all! I've been to Texas twice. An eight minute lay-over en route to Mexico and then ten hours on the way home. So that gives me the right to say y'all...right?! Well, now that I have my cowboy lingo covered, let's get to the threads.
The Calgary Stampede; The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! Many of you who live in Calgary, or are coming to sleep on my floor (you know who you are) are planning your denim, fringed and leather-booted outfits to sip it back and kick up some dirt while singing along to country classics and line dancing. So what is the best way to showcase your outfits and make sure you don't get a bad tan line? First, please allow me to introduce you to my best buddy SPF 60.
Next, pull out those Coachella-clad pieces and put them to good use! I've never been to Coachella but I can only imagine that some of my clothing would love it. Especially because they are multi-functional pieces. Pair those hippie tasseled vests with a lace dress and your worn-in dirty cowboy boots and call it a day. Or call it a really cute outfit to enjoy some patio beers in!
I've matched my whimsy off-the-shoulder white lace top with my boyfriend style overalls (similar here) and some very versatile sandals. I didn't want people getting too confused with cowboy boots and overalls or it might look like I'm working in the corrals. In this outfit, I'm staying close to the shade because it has bad tan lines written all over it.
Next, I pulled out a could-be Coachella vest and placed it over not-so-short shorts with the effervescent cowboy boots.
Ladies (and Jessica Simpson) I mean no disrespect to the daisy dukes, especially if you have killer legs, however; please cover your Britney. If not, that's cool; you might get a good cash tip even if you aren't bartending...
I prefer to not have my thunder-thigh, chaffing, mermaid-esque touching legs completely out for the world to see so I have shown an alternative here. I've paired my not-so offensive denim shorts (similar here) with a knit-fringed vest (similar here), a light tank, my shit-kickers and my Harry Styles hat (similar here). This hat though! It is so versatile, one day I can pair it with a cute LBD and look brooding and super trendy and the next day I can wear it with a button up and my hair pulled back and quite literally look like Harry Styles. Who wore it better? Probably not me...
So back to the dirt.
Everyone who has Stamped-ed before knows that it is usually as hot as Satan's butt outside so I try to maximize my flowiness and allow for any breezes to prevent any uncomfortable feelings and...sweatiness.
If you noticed the trend, you've seen that I've mated my boots with an assortment of items and here they are with a flounce hem mini and a maxi plaid kimono.
Twirling on the Midway is absolutely necessary when wearing loose-fitting clothing.
Finally, I'm taking one of my many LBD's and wrapping the most adorable Calgary Stampede-branded scarf around my neck, just like the cowboys do in all of those cool movies. Please refer to City Slickers if you do not know what I am talking about.
If you are having the urge to do some shopping while Stampede-ing, hit up the Stampede Store! I guarantee you will find at least one gorgeous accessory that will totally complete your look and give you that country edge.
Don't have any bohemian or rustic clothing? Head to H & M now and check all of their goodies including the clothing and accessories. Just kidding, but seriously. Check out their amazing, affordable and chic trends including their very own Coachella line.
3 days and counting until the price of beer significantly increases, my very best friend comes to make more hilarious memories with me, the country music is on non-stop repeat and the fireworks echo through downtown's core at exactly 11:00 pm every night and scare the crap out of all of the horses, for ten days. Happy Stampede errybody! Please remember to stay safe and wear plenty of sunscreen!
style by jr
p.s. Harry Styles was not hurt in the making of this blog.