Sunday, March 27, 2011

Here come the Yee-Haw's

For those who know my family, you know that I've got one crazy sister and two even crazier friends. I was recently reminded that they'll soon be taking over our house in May. Tammy, Rhonda, Lori, their families and my parents hit the big town of Des Moines for the PBR Des Moines Invitational. It'll be a good time, especially when these "special" gals get together. Anyway, with us all going to the bull riding, it reminds me of the spectacle I'm sure I'll be seeing.

What I think is hilarious are those who want to be real cowboys/cowgirls more than anything. You know who I'm talking about.... ol' Billy Bob who had his mom go to Theisens to pick up a very blue pair of original Wranglers the day before and Sassy Sally who comes out on the town in her pointy fashion boots and plaid shirt tied in the front to show the midriff. Yikes!

So for those city slickers looking for some basic advice. Here are a couple of tips:

I'm a fan of the bling belt over the shirt and jeans.
Notice the chunky jewelry and the burn-out long sleeved tee.

1) Less is better. Just because you're going to a "western" event, it doesn't mean that you have to break out your entire wardrobe of spurs, sliver toed boots (puke), hat, chew can, checkbook hanging out of back pocket, etc.
2) The latest trends in western fashion are not copying Dukes of Hazards. It's actually close to what you'd wear out to the bar. Here are a few examples. Just as a disclaimer... I have no idea who these girls are and they have no idea they are in my blog.

You don't have to wear long sleeved button-ups to look "in". And I LOVE turquoise ( works almost entirely in turquoise... just thought I'd let you know)

There will be much more to come in what to and not to wear for all occasions and when the PBR rolls around, I know I'll have plenty of yee-haws to use for examples.

By the way, for tickets to the Bull Riding in Des Moines, check out this link:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What time is it?

If I asked you to tell me the time... what would you do? Would you gaze at the direction of the sun, like a hunter I know :) or would you look for your phone? Watches are now used for accessories only... just like a bracelet or ring. That's why I started delving into making funky watch bands. They really can make an outfit and in the end, they're duel purpose! Here are a few bands that I've whipped up. I can also get the faces in about any color of the rainbow. The bands snap to the faces so you can mix and match different bands with the same face. The Iowa Horse Fair, the first weekend of April, will let me know if they'll be a go. What do you think?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello Blogging World!

So, I was sitting at work today (yes, I actually have a real job too) thinking about my small world that revolves around horse fairs, horse shows and my occasional facebook post called Krazy Cowgirl. I love it! However, I'm not to a point where I can tell my husband.., "Hey hun, I think I'm going to be a hot, stay-at-home wife now and run my business full time.." HAA! First of all "hot" should not be in my vocabulary and secondly, it's a hobby. However, if I'm ever going to get to that point, I have to get myself out there! So, this blogs for you! I want to tackle western, rodeo fashion (sorry hunter/jumpers... not everything is revolved around tight leggings and helmets). I'm talking cowgirl wear. The bling'ier, chunkier and more retro.. the better!

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