Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bulls, Broncs and Boots

Surprise!!  I have a little country in my soul!  For those of you who don't know, I am a Texas girl, born and raised.  I grew up in the Houston area, Alvin, to be exact, but moved to the Austin area over 10 years ago.  I love where we live and wouldn't want to be anywhere else until this time of year rolls around.  What time of year?  Glad you asked...rodeo time!!

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the things I miss most about living there.  It's the largest livestock show and rodeo in the entire U.S.  Since I was a little, we went every year, multiple times.  The cook-off kicks things off and it is the BEST time!!  Tons of booths, lives music, BBQ, beer, friends, carnival rides and port-a-potties.  Who could ask for more?

Then there is the actual rodeo and concerts {i.e. Lady A, Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean just to name a few}.  Fireworks, Texas pride, rodeo clowns, real cowboys, cotton candy, bucking bulls and the list goes on.  It is hard to explain in words...you just have to see it and feel it live.  The energy and excitement is unexplainable.  Do I sound like a dork?

Well, I have been seeing Facebook posts and pictures from the rodeo all week from my friends who still live back home.  It has made me quite jealous, but gave me some inspiration for a post.

So, if I were lucky enough to attend this year, I would try to recreate these rodeo, cowgirl for week ensembles...yes, I would need 6 outfits because that's how many times I would being heading to Reliant Stadium.  Yee-haw!!


All style boards were found on Polyvore


I plan to attend the Austin Rodeo that is kicking off this month. 
It's a great time too, but just not the same as my roots. 

Have you ever been to a rodeo?  Do you have a little country in your heart?

Cheers to bulls, broncs and boots!

38 comments:

Orangies Attic said...

Awww... sorry you are missing out on the fun, but you would look FAB if you were there! Going to ZZ and Reba next week and we can't wait! Got a "hankerin" for a funnel cake and a Bud Light!

Style-Delights said...

I have never lived in Texas, but always wanted to go to a rodeo! YOur Jeans outfit with plaid shirt made me jump with excitement- cool, casual and so Texan! Hope you have fun when you are back in Texas!!
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claudiagarnett said...

I love all the outfits! We're going again tonight to Lady A!

Megan said...

I LOVE that bag in the first look - super cute :)

Summer-Raye said...

GIRL i love every outfit. :)

TheTinyHeart said...

I love these rodeo looks! I've always been a Northerner so I am the furthest thing from a country girl but I secretly want a pair of cowboy boots :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

tara said...

So excited to see Jason Aldean at the rodeo in a few weeks! I don't know what I'm going to wear yet though!!

SimplyHeather said...

Wow those outfits are so so cute - have fun at the rodeo!! I'm a country girl at heart but I live in Florida so it's a bit hard to embrace the southerness here. I've always wanted to go to a real rodeo though!! :-/ some day!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Every outfit is adorable! Have fun at the rodeo, it's something I've always wanted to experience! :)

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

ahhh! Jason Aldean! Huge crush on him! ALL those outfits are so cute. I live in up North in Maryland but have country roots because I was raised in a small town and people from the city consider it country lol.. Cute post!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love these rodeo looks especially the third one! These outfits would look great in North Carolina!!

Xo,
Angela
Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Tracy Walpole said...

Shanna, anyway you can tell us where the second top came from? I am in love :)

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

I am a Jersey girl but I love me some country music and southern girl fashion. GREAT finds here!

XO,
Erin
erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Valerie Griffin said...

cute outfits!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

These are so cute Shanna! All my friends go to the Houston rodeo and I've been dying to go!!
By the way, read your comment yesterday, your so funny! I know, let's cyber drink more often haha!

Crissy B. said...

I love all those outfits!! I'm from Louisiana, and the rodeo stadium was directly across the street from my house! We used to go all the time, it was so fun! Just stopping by to let you know you've been awarded the Sunshine Award! http://www.aberrysweetlifeblog.com/2012/03/sunshine-award.html . Happy Thursday!

Erika said...

Great outfits! I have never heard of Polyvore before, but I am going to check it out now. Every year I think about going to the Calgary Stampede, but I have yet to make it there. One of these years... I hear great things about it!

Ashley {styleash} said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! :) I am obsessed with all of these outfits. I go to a Country Thunder concert every summer in WI & would love to wear all of these!

BmoreLoveLeigh said...

I actually have a funny rodeo story....

My family lived in Houston in middle school for a short time. I'm originally from the midwest, and my dad got transferred to Houston for a year.

There was a hurricane that was supposed to be heading towards Galveston. My dad had my mom frantically pull my siblings and I out of school and drive north to Dallas. We were of course the only kids pulled out of school, and the hurricane dissipated in time. I still laugh about it though. Wish I would have made it to the rodeo when we lived there, but I remember all the kids at school getting dressed up for it!

Crissy B. said...

Oops, just realized Laurie @ A Rookie Wife nominated you first for the Sunshine award! I guess you'll have double nominations! I should have looked harder at her list before I made mine :o)

★ JASMINE ★ {Barbie-Bombshell} said...

hey miss! just wanted to say I LOVE your blog! the background is fantastic! saw you on a friends page and wanted to show you some support <3

newest follower! follow back sometime?

happy thursday!
xo

Tara St said...

The cowgirl influence has slowly been creeping into Jersey for quite some time now. There's a rodeo every year in Atlantic City. Yeah, it's a weird place for a rodeo.
I just saw that you are the blog of month over at Feathers and Futons. Congratulations!!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

BostonSportsGal said...

I must say I love all these outfits!
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Annie said...

Oh my gosh - you are too funny, and the rodeo actually sounds awesome! Love the cowgirl inspired outfits you put together - so cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

bina said...

I use to live in Texas and boy do I still wear my boots from time to time! I love all these outfits :)

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Jackie said...

I've never been to a rodeo, nor can I say I have any country in me, but I like these sets! You have a cute blog!

Oh Sunnie Day said...

I love all these looks! The last one may just be my favorite though

xx

Jen

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Cute! The first outfit is my fav :)

I've been to one rodeo ever and it was in Texas! Have fun!!

Heather said...

I love all of these cowboy boots - I don't own a pair, but it's on my list :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Kendall said...

These are all so beautiful! I have never been to a rodeo, but we have an arena fifteen minutes from our house. Maybe I'll check it out sometime!

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Marie Martell said...

Great looks!! Like them all! I went to my first Rodeo this past Summer in PA! Soo much fun! Bought a great hat and wore my fav boots :)

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

i've never been to a rodeo but if I can wear any of these fun outfits there I'm in!! xo
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Becca said...

Some pretty cute stuff! Hitting the rodeo on Saturday, so I will be stealing some ideasl!

If you can, show me some cute maternity looks. I am in a rut! Xo

Lori said...

You put together some great outfits there! Love cowboy boots!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I have a little country girl in me, that's for sure. I'm sooooo into your first two outfit combos...amazing! I want to go out now and just find those items! :)

Ana said...

These are great ideas! I love the boots in the third outfit, which is also my favorite one! Can't wait to meet you next week! eek!

Fanciful. said...

I totally feel you love!! I don't get to attend the Houston Rodeo this year either! I LOVE these outfits and can't wait to get all 'countrified' for the Austin Rodeo!! XO

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

I went to school in West Virginia and grew a love of country music in those four years. I've always wanted a pair of cowboy boots!

xo
Erica

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