Monday, June 9, 2014

Texas Tourist


This past weekend we headed to Ft. Worth for a the annual Texas Big Horn Society banquet. I have lived in Texas all of my life and this was my first visit to the Ft. Worth Stockyards. I am not sure what in the world took me so long, but I will definitely be back soon. It is several blocks of restaurants, shops, dance halls and a daily cattle drive in the street. The energy was contagious and I had so much fun being a tourist in my own state. I wore a Vince Camuto leather dress Saturday evening. Immediately following the event, I lost the heels and slipped my cowgirl boots back on for another night of two-stepping and live music. 




Here is a recap in photos of the weekend. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Ft. Worth, I highly recommend spending a day and night at the Stockyards. You have to eat at Joe T's Mexican Cantina, see the cattle drive, catch a daily rodeo and dance the night away at the world's largest dance hall, Billy Bob's. It's true Texas cowboy culture. Two highlights, besides being in great company with Ross and our friends, we got the chance to hang out with Kevin Fowler after his show Friday and shake hands with Tuff Hedeman, a legendary bull rider. If you've watched the movie 8 Seconds about Lane Frost, then you probably know the greatness of this man. We also caught Bob Schneider's show Saturday night, another favorite of ours. I am exhausted and a little sleep deprived, but every second was worth the bags currently resting under my eyes.



Shanna

71 comments:

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Your day sounds fun. Love the dress is a mix between cute and sexy. This dress is so unque, never seen a leather dress with a skater design. Love how you accessorized it.

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Katie G. said...

Wow, that sounds like an awesome weekend! :) Your leather dress is so cute -- an "edgy" material with a sweet shape. Love it!

Alice Warren said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Love this dress and the shape of it.

Alice
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Alissa said...

I love following you in Instagram! You are always smiling and having a blast.

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Seems like you had an awesome weekend and I love that dress. If you get the chance, please share your amazing post on my link-up today.

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Becky M said...

What a fun time! And that was the perfect outfit to wear! Love those shoes! Happy Monday!

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Country Girl's Daybook said...

I LOVE touristing the cities near me. It gives a whole new perspective. :) I was just doing that the other day around Ann Arbor.

That dress is adorable on you! Super classy.

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Susan Jeffries said...

I am thinking that we need to move to Texas! This looks like so much fun! I love your elephant print dress and the shoes in this post are amazing! I am really needing a leopard clutch too! They go with everything! Have a great week! Susan

courtney parker said...

I am in love with your dress!

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Kimberly said...

That dress looks gorgeous on you - sounds like such a fun time!

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Charnele Michel said...

That's a hot dress Shanna! You look great

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Hallie Oceanside said...

What an amazing weekend! I officially need to move to Texas!
That dress is KILLER on you!

Meg Cady said...

What a great combination... Leather and the stockyards!!!! Glad you had a great time! I have only been to the yards when i was a teenager! I need to go back now that I am a little older, ya know that 21 thing!

Xo

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

SO MUCH FUN!!!!! AND you look great too! That leather dress? Wowza!

Ally said...

This outfit is literally amazing!!! Love that leather dress... oh my!

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Lindsay Truax said...

Love that clutch with your dress.

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willfullyelegant.com said...

Love the recap and you look gorgeous in the leather dress!! Stunning indeed.

LV said...

Another amazing outfit! I love love love that dress, the clutch, the shoes, everything about this look is fabulous. You look gorgeous! Two stepping sounds like fun:-)

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Ashley said...

Amazing outfit!! This is definitely one of my FAVE outfits you have worn!! Such a edgy chic look! You look gorgeous Shanna!!!

xo Ash,
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Erica Zar said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I have major envy of your leather dress! You look so chic and fabulous!

Have a great week Shanna!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

You look so gorgeous in that dress. Can't believe those heels are from F21. They look very well-made. Have a wonderful Monday!

Angela said...

The black leather dress looks great with the brown strappy shoes. Absolutely love the shoes!

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All That Glitters said...

I love the stockyards! I used to live in Dallas so I have been a few times, but we got a chance to take my hubby and the sister's hubby last fall and they LOVED it! That dress is awesome, I'm sure the cowboy boots looked AMAZING with it:)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this leather dress! Doesn't get better than this!

Amy

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TheTinyHeart said...

It's always fun discovering new places in your own state! Love how you styled the dress with those killer heels!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Sarah Tucker said...

Dying laughing at the picture of you with your arms up around Ross's neck. You're a hoot, my friend!! So glad to got to explore Ft. Worth! And yes, Joe T's is amazing!

Rebecca said...

Can't take my eyes off that dress....love the tough vibe meets femme with the addtion of that statement necklace! And thanks for sharing images from the fun event Shanna!

Rebecca
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Alyssa said...

I love your hair like this! And I've always wanted a leather dress–this one fits you amazing!

Kayla Gilbert said...

I LOVE how much fun you always have! You look FAB! I'm pretty sure we would have the best time hanging out.. haha!

Kayla
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Adri Lately said...

That dress fits you so well! It's so fun to explore your own state! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!
xo Adri
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Darcy said...

That sounds like such a fun event! I love this dress, especially with those fun accessories!!
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Audrey Solheid said...

I love that dress! Classy with a little edge to it. I might have to find one of those! You have such great style.

Audrey
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Shannon Rice said...

Love, love, love your leather dress! You look great! Looks like Texas was a fun time!

Shannon

Helene in Between said...

you could not look any cuter!! this is the perfect outfit for this occasion! Looks like you had a blast in Ft worth!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

YAY...you finally wore the dress! I LOVED following along on FB & IG. You guys are always having SO MUCH FUN. Makes me want to move to TX and get a pair of cowboy boots!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Because of Jackie said...

Oh my, I LOVE this leather dress on you, and the bright lips! I need to go to Texas someday and go country music dancing and listening with YOU…we would get along jusssst fine;)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I loved following your Instagram this weekend! Tons of fun. Great pics here too!

TaraMixandMatch said...

LOVE the dress on you...and the clutch is gorgeous!

Rachel Lynne said...

You are SMOKIN' hott in this little leather dress! Work it!!!!!

Whitney James said...

You're looking GREAT, Shanna! Love the clutch too. Happy Monday...xo!

~Whitney
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Paige Flamm said...

This looks like so much fun! I wish I could have gone! That dress is super cute, I love the leather!

Paige
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Pink and Green Mom said...

That's my 'hood!! When I was a police officer, I used to work off-duty at the Whataburger right by Billy Bob's. Have you ever heard Stockyards by Casey Donahew Band? One of my favs! Glad you had a good time!

Head to Toe Chic said...

You are looking amazing in this dress, lady!!! loving the leather. and it sounds like you had so much fun! :)

xo,
Angela

Lindsay said...

SUCH a babe :)

Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

OMG that sounds like such a cool experience, I love it when you discover new things to do close to you.

Natalia

Brianne Bracco said...

Get on with your sessy leather self! Love it :) And pretty much want to come have a grand time in Texas now.

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

This outfit is perfect in every way!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

This outfit is so perfect in every way!

Fash Boulevard said...

In love with your leather dress. It looks amazing with the neutral accessories.
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MorganizewithMe said...

Looks like such a FUN weekend! Love your dress! xo

MorganizewithMe said...

Looks like such a FUN weekend! Love your dress! xo

OccasionallyAJ said...

Very cool weekend! And look at you sporting the edgy dress! I bet it looked cute with your boots too!

-AJ
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Nikki said...

Love that dress! And those shoes are fab. Looks like you had a really fun weekend!

NIkki
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Lana L. said...

How fun! Looks like a great time. You looked amazing in that dress!

Claire said...

Such a fun time! I've been to Ft. Worth, I bet you didn't know I lived in Midland/Odessa/West Texas for about 3 years. My favorite place in Texas is Dallas, so beautiful. Anyway you look beautiful, so do all your friends!

God bless,
Xo, Claire
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Claire said...

Such a fun time! I've been to Ft. Worth, I bet you didn't know I lived in Midland/Odessa/West Texas for about 3 years. My favorite place in Texas is Dallas, so beautiful. Anyway you look beautiful, so do all your friends!

God bless,
Xo, Claire
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Carly said...

Oh my gosh, that dress is PERFECTION!

Sandy a la Mode said...

great shoes and im soo happy i have that bag, it is a great pattern pop!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

365HANGERS said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. We are loving everything about your outfit by the way!!


xx 365hangers

Amy said...

This sounds like so much fun and you look amazing in this dress!!

xo Amy
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Megan B said...

Love this dress and the shoes are to die for!! Great outfit. xo~ The Fashionista Momma

Kelsey Bang said...

wow! this look is one of my favorites of yours! that dress is so fab! and loving those heels! great look!

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The Real Arnolds said...

This is such a perfect outfit! I love black with tan but never thought to do it with leather. You never miss!

xo, Amy Ann
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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

This looks like SO much fun!!! And I love this outfit! Every single thing about it is perfect!

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