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    Editor's Note

    November Letter from the Editor: Horses & Happy Birthdays

    Candace Dantes aka Cowgirl Candace | Southern Styles and Steeds

    Well, happy birthday to meeeeeee! That’s right: Cowgirl Candace is a Scorpio — strong willed, charismatic and forever mysterious to the core. It’s also the birth month of my Caribbean cowboy/husband and cowboy hero: Daddy.

    On the softer side, November is when my great-grandma, GG, left her Southern belle legacy almost a decade ago, which her great-grandchildren (like yours truly) continue to share and sustain through lovin’ the land.

    So as you mavericks can see, Cowgirl Candace has a lot of celebrating to do for sure. And what better way to hoedown in my rural hayfields than with the docile creatures I adore the most? Horses.

    Collaborating with edgy, professional photographer Suhyoon Cho monthlong, I’m joined by a few Southern steeds from Roosevelt Riding Stables to get this Down South party started. Like always, I’m tippin’ you about the best places, people and country Western garbs to carouse at, with and in as the year winds down.

    — Ride on!

     

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    Fashion & Beauty

    How To Glamorize Basic Boots

    My Crush by Durango Accessorized Western Boots came equipped with harlequin boot bands to amp up the style. But that got old after a few weeks of wear. To keep my…

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    Maverick Moment

    Katie & Cowgirl Candace

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    Why This Look

    T.J. Maxx | Cupio Blush

    Google the brand Cupio Blush, and it’s hard to find much information. However, if you visit your local T.J. Maxx, you won’t miss the easy, breezy styles it offers for pretty…

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    Fashion & Beauty Spotlight

    Georgia Peach Pigments

    Colors carry a considerable amount of personality in them. Instantly, you can tell my mood based off the hues I’m sporting for the day. If I’m donning red, ya girl is…

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    History Spotlight

    Decades of Farming in Durangos

    Ever since my wee country Western days, I’ve worn Durango boots. The style selections, cushiness and durability in the brand made my farm family Durango devotees. The footwear also stood the…

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    Western Wear Tip

    Self-Tying Bolos

    A trendsetting touch to neckwear: Self-tying bolos. Elementary but elegant, this plain accessory is versatile in its neck tying capabilities. Today’s tip: Like my pictured baby blue suede bolo from Forever 21,…

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    Togs for Today

    10 Best Jean Brands For Horseback

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    Getty Up Gear

    Riding Stirrups: Horseback No-Nos

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    Who Knew?

    The Wild West Duster

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    Togs for Today

    Virtue of Cold Shoulder Garbs

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