Denim Because It’s the Rodeo

Denim on Denim look perfect for the Houston Rodeo

Baublebar Phoneix Bib with Kendra Scott Elle Earrings

Western Wear Outfit Idea - Denim on Denim with statement necklace

Naughty Monkey Love Story Booties in Taupe

Denim on Denim look perfect for the rodeo or western wear outfit idea

Elaine Turner Annabella Chevron Clutch

Baublebar Statement Necklace

Rodeo Outfit Idea - denim on denim with statement necklace, love!!


HALOGEN Chambray Shirt | PAIGE DENIM Skyline Skinny Jeans | NAUGHTY MONKEY Love Story Bootie | ELAINE TURNER Annabella Woven Chevron Clutch | BAUBLEBAR Phoenix Bib, Crystal Mason Ring  | KENDRA SCOTT Arden Bracelet in Platinum Drusy, Silver Elle Earrings in Purple Jade | STELLA & DOT Bracelet  | ESSIE Under Where? | MAC Lipstick in Faux

I originally had high hopes of wearing this outfit to the Rodeo/Miranda Lambert concert tomorrow until I saw the temperature would be around 35 degrees! While the concert venue is inside, the walk to from the car to the venue is very very very long! I still plan on wearing this outfit, I mean it’s super cute, just not until my next planned rodeo outing.  Denim is a western wear staple, and I wanted to try a denim on denim look for one of my rodeo outfits this year.  I like when the two shades of denim are very different, and for the top to be the lighter of the two shades.   Since my chambray shirt is more of a darker blue chambray, I went with my darkest pair of jeans to give it a good contrast.  When I finally wear this to the rodeo, I may pair it with my boots from Monday’s post.  But I  LOVE these Naughty Monkey booties, and I think they have a slight western flare!  I have mentioned in a previous post how amazingly comfortable they are, so they would be perfect for the loads of walking that happens at the Houston Rodeo.  To complete my western look, I added one of my favorite statement necklaces from Baublebar.  I love the way the blue and purple work together in this outfit.  The design of the gems also had a slightly western feel to them, and reminds me of some of the gorgeous pieces I often see at the booths in the shopping section of the rodeo.  Now I ‘m often to plan a more weather appropriate outfit for tomorrow, because my girlfriends and I totally still plan on enjoying  a glass of wine in the outdoor wine garden before the concert!



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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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Fall Western Inspired Outfit

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Fall Western Inspired Outfit

Western style is having a moment, and this Texas gal is here for it.  The Texas State Fair is in its last week, and my hometown had its county fair a few weeks ago which are both a great chance to break out your western wear.  You don’t need cowboy boots and fringe to make the perfect western outfit.  A little denim and turquiose will go a long way to creating a fall western inspired outfit.

For the two Texas events I mentioned, layers are a great option since the weather could be hot or cool.  A light blue denim shirt is perfect for early fall and looks great layered over a simple white cami or tank top.  To create contrast with my denim, I paired this light blue with a black skinny jean. A dark blue would work as well.  In lieu of cowboy boots, I opted for my western style brown booties.  Any pair of brown booties or boots will work with this outfit.  The perfect way to complete your fall western inspired outfit is with a touch of turquoise.  I went with my turquoise gold bangle, but earrings or a necklace would also work.

Take this western inspired outfit to the state fair, county fair, country concert, rodeo, or just out for a fun weekend with friends.  It’s perfect for any casual weekend affair.

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Black Denim Mini Dress

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Black Denim Mini Dress

This little black denim mini dress became an instant favorite as soon as I put it on.  It’s perfect for looking chic in the summer heat.  I love the fit of it.  It’s the perfect amount of loose fitting but also structured to not add too much volume.  Did ya’ll see that back?  It does make it not a bra friendly dress, but the thick denim made that ok for me.  The open back helps this dress really beat the heat and let a little breeze in.

I’ve worn this dress so far with flats for running errands and wedges to dress up a bit for brunch/lunch.  I’m thinking some booties or brown boots will help transition this dress to fall.  A pair of western boots will make this dress perfect for the rodeo or a country concert.

Sizing Notes: I’m wearing this dress in a 2P. I consider it a TTS fit for this brand.

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