Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let's Rodeo

Like I mentioned last week, I want to use a few of my #ootd pictures from Instagram and recreate the looks for your shopping pleasure.

Let's get to gettin', Texas rodeo style, y'all.




Let's Rodeo

Jacket | Dress | Belt | Boots | Bag | Earrings


In Texas, the month of March is known as official rodeo season. I grew up in the Houston area and went to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo every year. It's one of the greatest memories I have from my teenage and college days. The cook-off, concerts, carnival food, Ferris wheel rides and of course the cowboys define what a rodeo should be and Houston does it up right year after year.

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to make it to Houston for the rodeo in quite some time. I just have to live vicariously through everyone's pictures on Instagram and Facebook.

Fortunately, Austin has a smaller (much smaller) version of the Houston production and we do make it out every year for this one. It's actually really nice because you don't have to fight the crazy crowds and traffic. The musical performances are no George Strait or Jason Aldean, but you aren't 150 miles away from the stage either. We went earlier this week and caught the bucking broncs, Eli Young Band, did a little two-steppin' and ate way to much carnival food. Pizza on a stick anyone?

We plan on going back Friday night for the cook-off. Again, it's nothing like the one in Houston, but I am starting to become partial to what Austin has to offer...less production and more of a good Texas time.

Have you ever been to a rodeo? Do you own a pair of boots? You know, you don't have to live in the South, ride a horse or even like country music to rock a pair. Just sayin'.

Yee-haw, giddy up or ride 'em cowboy.

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70 comments:

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I love your rodeo look! Went to a rodeo, once. Have never owned cowboy boots, but did borrow a pair of boots and wranglers when I went to a Reba concert in college.

Brooke said...

Super cute! I think I can replicate this with what I have already in my closet! Just need me sum boots'!


=) Brooke

Night Owler said...

Never been to the rodeo before. but i love horses. and cowboys are sexy. You so make me wanna go shopping but I'd want you to be my personal helper tho if I did go. You have so many talents it is beyond amazing

ShaunaQ said...

I will admit it...I need cowboy boots. I've been on the hunt because I'm loving the whole dress-jean jacket-cowboy boot look. I will find some!

prettyanddelectable said...

Cute outfit! Love those Kendra Scott earrings!

Brooklyn McKenna said...

I own a belt buckle and some Rue 21 boots haha. I tried to be a cowgirl for awhile but was definitely out of place. HOWEVER, I LOVE your outfit. It is perfection!

Jennifer said...

I own the same dress you are wearing from Express! Love it.

Aimee said...

Yess!! Keep these posts coming! Especially once we all start spring shopping (and our warm weather is coming much later than your warm weather)!

Ashley said...

I've actually been to one rodeo before...and it was insane!! haha...but super entertaining.

Love the recreations of your outfits each week! yay!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

We love going to the rodeo as well! I am just loving your look and really loving your outfit boards too! Boots and dresses are perfect for us Texas girls! Have a great Thursday friend!

The Pink Growl said...

LOVE this outfit! Adorable! I am loving that floral dress!

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Alissa | Feeling Good said...

LOVE your outfit, of course - and the similar dress is adorable!! I need a pair of cowgirl boots for country concerts this summer :)

Alissa
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Danavee said...

Love this outfit! I think my vintage Frye boots would pass as cowboy-esque!?!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

How far is Houston from Austin? I got to Houston all the time but never really venture too far from there. I've been to that big rodeo before but it has been years. I can't remember who performed. Some big country singer (duh) I think. Maybe Tim last name starts with a M?

Amy


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Lauren said...

I used to live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so I've definitely been to a rodeo at the Stockyards. I love this floral dress you have one!

Fizz and Frosting

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Gosh, I want to go to the Houston Rodeo so badly! My brother in law raves about it every year, and I've got so many friends who's rodeo pics show up on fb every year, and I'm just itching to go!
The floral dress is a great choice!! Ahhh have so much fun!!

Always Maylee said...

I've never been to a rodeo but have always wanted to! I need to get myself a good pair of cowgirl boots. Then I can yee-haw my way into town with you! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jamie said...

That dress is so cute, I love the whole look! Makes me want to try cowboy boots!

Jamie
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TheTinyHeart said...

Such a cute rodeo look! I've never been to a rodeo before but I do have a pair of cowboy boots...I need to break them out again!

-Sharon
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Christianna said...

I just moved to Houston last year and I have been hearing nothing but good things about the famous Rodeo experience! I'll have to try and make it before it ends :)

Helene said...

is it bad that I live in dallas had had no idea the month of march was rodeo season? yes.

Ashley Barnhill said...

Super cute!! We're going to the rodeo on Saturday and I cannot wait!

Jasmine said...

I go to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo every year. I wanted to go to the Houston rodeo this year because they had a pretty good entertainment line-up but I was worn out from the SA rodeo.

The rodeo is a lot of fun. I have a lot of memories at the rodeo. It's a great experience.

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tara said...

You are the cutest cowgirl i've ever seen!

Kristin Saling said...

Looooove the denim and flowery dress combination! So pretty for summer {oh shoot, I want it to be spring so badly that I shot clear past it to summer - it snowed on us last night in New York}.

KC
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Darcy said...

That dress is adorable! I definitely need some florals in my wardrobe for Spring!

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Shelley said...

Love your outfit!

still being [molly] said...

I went to the rodeo at the stockyards in Fort Worth a few years ago and it was AWESOME. I had so much fun! And girl, you know I love my cowboy boots! :)

Sandra said...

Love the rodeo outfit! Such a great print on the dress :) I lived in cowboy boots from I think age 14-20, but now mostly wear my Frye boots to work every day, they're not quite so pointy & more comfortable for my old ballerina feet :)

Cassandra said...

How fun! I have never been to a rodeo (we don't have many in Maine I guess haha!), but I think it would be so exciting to. I love the outfit and even if I don't go to a rodeo any time soon I would love to wear it.

Jacqueline said...

I've been to a rodeo {of the Ohio variety} plenty of country concerts, and lots of livestock fairs... so I'm guessing putting the 3 together...in TX would be fantastic!

And as always, your outfit was perfect!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

I have to admit that I totally didn't want to click on your blog today when I saw rodeo - only because I grew up in Dalhart, TX and rodeo's happened all the freakin time and I hated them. haha! however, I decided to look past that and look at the cute outfit you're wearing and I absolutely love it! Iw ill say, however, I'm totally into the bull riding and team roping - those keep me entertained. ha

Sarah said...

Love that outfit! I've never been to a rodeo, but always thought it would be fun, although I can just imagine my allergies with all that dust and hay...maybe I'll stay away for a little longer :) Austin seems like such a fun place.

Jes said...

I love these posts! Actually I love all of your posts...but please keep these coming!

Yes I have boots! I hadn't had a pair since elementary school, but bought some for the rodeo last year. They are red and super cute! Great for some two-steppin action!

Michael said...

I've been to a rodeo one time and it was one time too many for me. I absolutely hated it. Oh well. Cowboy boots are awesome but I don't own any. That dress is adorable!!!

Allison Skinner said...

I got a Sheplers gift card for my birthday so I am going to buy myself a new pair of cowgirl boots STAT! What's going on Friday at the Austin Rodeo?

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Love this outfit, per usual though :)

Stephanie said...

Love this one!!!

Carly said...

Love this! I need to pull my boots out ASAP!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Shanna! hi! My green cowgirl boots would look awesome with your dress here. Thanks for the help on that ~ hahahaha. Have a fab day, okay?

CP and KW said...

beautiful outfit! i adore the rodeo
kw ladies in navy

Agnes Mayer said...

Love your rodeo look. I'm orginally from Alberta where cowboys and rodeo's are still very popular. Love the boots.

Agi:)

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Amber said...

SUCH a cute outfit, as always. And perfect for a rodeo!

Night Owler said...

Hey there Shanna. I'm sure you look fabulous today. I always know where to come in order to get a smile! :D Gonna let you have my nickname that I had when i was little. My cousin's cousins nicknamed me Smiley b/c that's all i did. :D

Rachel said...

This is a perfect summer dress. I need a jean jacket for layering- I threw mine away a couple years ago when they went "out" of style. I should've known everything always comes back in style soon after!

Hannah @ Just Call Me HaHa said...

I have been to a rodeo, although it was very small and years ago!

I also have boots, they're pink :) One of my good friends moved to Houston after high school, any time one of 'the girls' gets married, she gifts them a pair of cowboy boots!

A J said...

I love these posts about recreating outfits from Instagram! I'm not much of a rodeo gal, but I would love an outfit like this for when I head to Nashville for my sister's bachelorette party in August!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Allie Emme said...

Cute outfit! Love how the floral dress and boots look paired together. I do have cowboy boots but they're ankle boots :)
xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

Laura said...

LOVE that look!!!!!
i've only been to a rodeo when i lived in south america- it was so fun! love to go to one here!

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

Never been to a rodeo but cowboy boots are my spring/summer/fall staple. They are just so versatile and make different things appropriate for different seasons!

Martha said...

I've always wanted to go to a rodeo. When I lived in OK, years ago, we had a chance, but never went.
Love the boots. I've been saving up for some...sort of, because then I go to Target and spend my boot money!

Brianne Bracco said...

Yeeeeehaaaaaw!!! So cute! I looked at your outfit and immediately thought of the movie Urban Cowboy... I think a good pair of cowgirl boots will always make me think of that movie.. haha..We have a rodeo coming up in April and this look is perfect :)

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Heather said...

Such an awesome look - I need a pair of cowgirl boots! I don't own any! Is there a brand name or anything you recommend (I sorta assume you are the expert!)- anything less than $150?

XO
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Kiki said...

That is such a great idea!!! I love the black floral dress!! so cute!!
XO

Neely said...

Super cute outfit. Can you believe I live in Dallas and Ive never been to a rodeo!

Alyssa said...

I love this look! I've always wanted to own a pair of official cowboy boots. Looks like a trip to Texas is in order!

Penniless Socialite said...

Love love love that floral dress. I go down to Atlantic City every year for a beer festival...and the rodeo is always that same weekend. So, I've been in the area of a rodeo...haha. I think that might be as close as I'll ever get.
Tara
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TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Love your Texas look! Maybe I should get my cowboy boots out of the basement closet?!

See you in my blog, maybe.
xxx
Nina
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Anne said...

Apparently I need to move to Texas for the month of March EVERYYYYYYY year!!!!!

Cowboy boots, live music, beer & bulls.

My version of paradise!

Furore said...

Loving your blog, Great outfit as usual!

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Sara {Social Sara} said...

Cute outfit, my friend! I love cowboy boots. Such a staple in my eyes! Hope you have fun tonight!
Cheers,
Sara

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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I have been to the rodeo when it came to Nashville but there was no dancing. Just watched people get thrown off bulls and me thinking they are really whacked to do such an activity after bawling my eyes out watching 8 Seconds several years prior.

DC in STYLE said...

This rodeo look is so fun-love it!!! Boots are awesome!
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Sylvia said...

Love this rodeo look! It's so girly and fun :)

Sylvia
www.sylvialovespink.com

Janna Renee said...

I have a couple pairs of boots, but I need a new "traditional" pair. I'm on the lookout!

Kendra Scott said...

Thank you so much for featuring our earrings ! What a perfect outfit for the rodeo!

XO,
-Kendra

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