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COUNTRY GIRL

Maxi Dress | fab’rik Denver
Belt | Buffalo Exchange
Boots | eBay

As a Colorado-native, I pride myself in being a true country girl. I grew up in Parker, had a couple acres of land as a backyard, played in the dirt, owned a pair of pink cowgirl boots, and had a true cowboy of a father to look up to. Being a country girl is a state of mind, a free spirit, daring, caring, sometimes swearing, giving her best, living her best. For me, it’s also a fashion trend and a common go-to when I am crossed with what to wear. I simply embrace my inner country girl with a sundress and my favorite pair of cowgirl boots. “Country” is always in style when you live in Colorado. One of my friends calls it “cowgirl chic”.

There is a field in front of my parent’s house that has the perfect country backdrop. Open acres of wild grass overlooking the Rocky Mountains, endless wooden fence, barely a dirt road, and surrounded by farms of horses, llamas, and goats. My sister and I played around in this field on a rainy afternoon. It was dreary and misty and perfect for running around in a pair of boots. I nearly ruined a new dress that I scored from fab’rik Denver, but hey – a little mud never hurt anybody. That’s the country girl attitude.

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country roots

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Hello friends. First off, let me apologize for my severe lack of posting lately. Overtime at work followed by a couple of blizzards along with a very bad cold has kept me from some good blogging time and photography lately. Since I couldn’t spend much time outside I decided to dig through some old photo albums…

For those who don’t know me, I grew up in Colorado. On an acreage. With a cowboy-of-a-dad. So naturally that makes me a country girl. I came across these photos from a    couple of years ago. These clothes were from my very first collection before I graduated college. “Grass Roots” is what I named it.

That day I dragged my twin sister out to our front yard (yes, that was our front yard) to take some photos. I wanted to capture the essence of the inspiration behind this collection and what better way than to grab my country-sister and photograph her in the field where we grew up. There is just such a humble and simple way about country living. Laid-back, little worries, and outdoor peace. I wanted this collection to represent my upbringing. And my twin sis did a pretty good job of showing it.

This is how we lived. Pure country.

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the feather junkie

So my online-shopping addiction has led me to another pair of must-have cowgirl boots. I was browsing through one of my favorite fashion blogs and the second I saw these goodies, I knew I had to have a pair. I’m not afraid to admit that I have a slight spending problem, but this wasn’t the same kind of craving as my other cowgirl purchases. These boots are custom! And vintage! And who came up with the brilliant concept? The Feather Junkie.

I wish I had thought of the idea myself but I’m fully satisfied knowing that something like this exists. It’s quite brilliant. Taking something vintage; something that has lived and then throwing in personal flair with fabrics, embellishments, hardware, and feathers.   I can make my dream boots come to life. Once I buy mine, I’m going to strut, frolic, live, eat, work, dance, drive, run, and probably sleep in these booties!

A pair of these boots has officially climbed to the top of my Christmas list and I can’t wait to own a pair of junkie’s. Take a peek at their lookbook or build your own boots here. If you don’t, you can expect a wave jealousy when you see me stompin’ in my boots to a country song! Yeehaww!

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