Wednesday, February 11

Gringos and Cowboy Hats- Rodeo fashion...

Did I say season?  Oh, yes, this is Houston, Texas.  We have the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, better known as RodeoHouston, the world's largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition. (wikipedia.com) RodeoHouston is only second to the International Quilt Festival.  So, it is only right that I celebrate both in my Gringos and Cowboy Cowgirl hat, like baseball and apple pie, they go together during this time of year.
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The weather during Rodeo season is just as unpredictable as bronco busting, you never know which way the cowboy will be thrown, so we have to be ready for anything here.  I decided to wear a simple dress I made to go with my boots or my house shoes, slippers to some of you. The day started with a bank of fog all over and a slight chill, and ended up by mid-morning at nearly 70 degrees.  This is why we call it Rodeo season.
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It's quite fun dressing in Houston, because you can actually have the best of both worlds...excluding the summers.  I get to sew summer clothes during the "Winter".  I made this dress from McCalls 6346, which is now out-of-print, but my lovely boots are new to my wardrobe.  These Old Gringo boots, as they are branded, are the most comfortable I have ever worn.  The website says: "Our distinctive style makes us a life style brand with a vast following unlike the average "cowboy boot" company.  They have a "following," now that is interesting.  
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We all migrate at some point in our lives to a particular brand or style whether it be in fashion, cars, or sewing machines.  We all have a preference.  Why that is the case only we personally know ourselves, and explaining it is useless.  I like sewing with Bernina sewing machines, and wearing Old Gringos, simple as that, no explanation needed. 
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Out of curiosity, have any of you ever been to RodeoHouston or just plain enjoy wearing cowboy boots and hats during any season?  

17 comments :

  1. Never been to Rodeo Houston, but I had to chuckle because I talked about cowboy boots recently too, in relation to my husband. Soon after we moved to Kansas, he decided that he needed a pair of cowboy boots, being in the Midwest and all. He is so proud of his boots, and wears them most days to work. I'm sure if we'd moved to Texas, he'd be wearing a cowboy hat most days too!

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    1. My husband wears both everyday and my son two steps better thank anyone I know. Lol. You may need to get in the game.

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  2. Represent Andrea!!!! Love the outfit.

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    1. You know it. Now you need to darn your rodeo apparel.

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  3. I've been to RodeoHouston--it's the best! I'm loving your proper TX boots and the dress goes with them so well.

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  4. Thanks emadethis. Proper is right or else at would be ridiculed. No zippers in these boots. Lol

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  5. You are the "flyest" cowgirl I've ever seen! Love the whole look!!!!

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  6. So cute!! I neeeeeeeds me some cowboy boots!

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    1. Thanks Mrs. Smith, you can go for it, in your area you could wear them year round.

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  7. Great looking outfit to wear to Rodeohouston! I have never been to a rodeo. Hope to go some day. I do have some cowgirl boots. black leather with red roses up the side. I love visiting stores that sell these types of boots when I am in Texas and Nashville TN.

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    1. Oh yeesssss ma'am Audrey.. I was going to do red with brown stitching. You literally could have a wardrobe of boots alone, with no other shoes. My Daughter n law, wears boots, and flip flops, thats it.

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  8. Love the look. I've never been to a rodeo, however, I wore cowboys boots, chaps and hat when I used to go motorcycle riding. Hardly wore the hat though, because I always had to wear a helmet.

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    1. That's great to hear that you ride. I'm a passenger, yet I still have a problem wearing my pointy toe boots on the bike. I've yet to get any chaps. I'm waiting for a pair of pink ones to come along.

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  9. Andrea, this is a great outfit and your photos are whimsical. You look great!

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