What I Wore: Houston Rodeo

What I Wore to the Houston Rodeo - Asos striped dress, denim jacket and cowboy boots

Rodeo Style - Gorjana necklaces, Jean jacket, striped dress - outfit idea

Elaine Turner Colbie Purple Leather Crossbody Bag

Bed Stu Western Cowboy Boots

Striped Dress and H&M Denim Jacket - perfect outfit for the Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo outfit - striped skater dress, jean jacket, cowboy boots - Love it!!


CLUB L Striped Dress, Old [SIMILAR] | H&M Denim Jacket | ELAINE TURNER Colbie Leather Crossbody*ON SALE |  BED STU Ridgeline Boots, Old [SIMILAR BUT DARKER] | KENDRA SCOTT Skylar Earrings in Tiger’s Eye | GORJANA Mia Tiered Necklace, Chevron Pendant Necklace  | ESSIE Under Where? |  MAC Lipstick in Faux

Pull out your western boots and cowboy hats,  it’s Rodeo time in Houston!  Texas is often stereotyped as living in boots and cowboy hats and riding horses everywhere we go, and for a few weeks in March we completely live up to that stereotype!  Ok, we don’t ride horses to work, but if you are ever in Houston on Go Texan Day (aka the Friday before the rodeo starts) you will witness the trail ride coming in.  The trail ride is groups of people riding horses on the major freeways of Houston to gather in the center of the city for the Rodeo Parade Saturday morning.  Ever year I always think, today some out-of-towner is seeing this and thinking “they do ride horses to work”!  The Houston Rodeo lasts about 3 weeks and kicked off last Thursday with the Rodeo Cookoff.  The Rodeo portion includes a carnival, the traditional rodeo activities like barrel racing and bull riding,  concerts, livestock competitions and more!  The main purpose of the rodeo is to raise money for scholarships and agriculture research and development.  A huge portion of those who help with the rodeo are volunteers who work in various capacities throughout the year to ensure a successful event every year. Over 2 million people visit the Houston Rodeo every year!  It is really a fun event with truely something for everyone.  I could seriously write a novel about the event and how awesome it is, but I will spare you and refer you to the Houston Rodeo website to learn more!

I am sharing a look super similar to one I wore to the Houston Rodeo last year for the Rodeo Cookoff.  The cookoff is a huge BBQ competition with over 250 teams competing for title of World’s Best BBQ!  It is often considered the pre-party to the Rodeo.  Most years the weather is cold, but last year I went on a warmer day and was able to wear this striped dress from Asos.   I paired it with a denim jacket since it was a little cool and because you have to have something denim on for the rodeo.  I also usually wear a crossbody bag to the Rodeo and especially for the cookoff.   The team tents are usually crowded with not too many places to sit, so having free hands to hold a drink and a plate full of BBQ is a must!  I also never wear heels to the rodeo.  Cowboy boots are not required, I usually wear riding boots.  In fact, last year was the first time I wore cowboy boots.  Mostly you wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Hay, dirt and mud are everywhere, even on the indoor venues.  Your shoes will definitely leave with a little dirt and if you were at cookoff possibly a spilled drink.  The event is also huge, so you will be doing tons of walking.  Another reason for comfortable boots!  Check back Wednesday when I will be sharing another Rodeo look with you!  Happy Rodeo Houston!



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24 Responses to What I Wore: Houston Rodeo

  1. Inez says:

    If it’s anything like I see in movies, then it sure must be interesting. On a side note, I love Southern accent, especially Lemon’s in Hart of Dixie.

    Love your boots, they pair well with the stripe dress.

  2. Sharon says:

    Augh! I am a a native of Texas but live in Nebraska now and I have seen all my friends and family talk about the rodeo. It’s a special time of year. No one gets it here when I talk about it. Your outfit is spot on! I am not the best at piecing outfits together but this is inspiring. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can’t wait to see what you have lined up for this week! Our party is live right now!

    Her Organized Chaos

  3. I’m loving this! Love your boots. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7. I can’t wait! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Leah says:

    Omg that dress with the boots is the cutest! Thanks for linking up!

    Eat Pray Wear Love

  5. Alicia says:

    Looking very much the part. Love that dress with those boots!

  6. Keri says:

    I love that outfit- the dress combined with the jewelry and jacket is perfect and the boots make the outfit. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Talk!

  7. April says:

    I love the color of your bag!

  8. Kim says:

    Love your outfit! We live in Houston for a few year and enjoyed the rodeo.

  9. Jan says:

    Looove that outfit! I’ve heard of the rodeo because my friend’s from Houston but I’ve never been. Maybe I’ll put it in in our bff to-do list 😉


    • Karen says:

      Thanks! It’s really fun! My girlfriends and I always have a girls night and go to the wine garden and a concert.

  10. This look is very cool, you look stunning!
    Nice dress!
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

  11. Chelsea says:

    Love your outfit!! I love putting on my cowboy boots 🙂 Makes me feel so happy!!!
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

  12. Jessica says:

    This is one rodeo look I can get behind! What a darling dress!


  13. elizabeth says:

    I love this look! What a fun rodeo outfit!

  14. Sarah Emily says:

    I absolutely love those boots! The crossbody bag is fabulous as well! Found you on the link up! Have a great week.

  15. Meg says:

    Stopping over from the link up and just need to tell you how much I LOVE that dress and those stacking necklaces 🙂 I need to go check out Gorjana now!!

  16. You look absolutely adorable! That dress is so cute and you pull off those cowboy boots so well! I haven’t been to a rodeo since I was a little kid.

  17. Lauren says:

    This look is adorable. I really love the striped dress!

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