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    Editor's Note

    March Letter from the Editor: Dirty South Denim

    Durable, darling yet daring: That’s how Cowgirl Candace hand picks Down South denim wear.

    As a farm girl and journalist constantly on the move, my blue jean threads must provide nonstop comfort and Southern sass. And a little extra curvy cushion in my breeches is a mega bonus.

    But for my annual blue jeans edition this year, I’m taking denim to a brand-new dimension — equine edging it up a degree.

    March’s drama-supplying styles confirm this clothing’s contemporary range and offers creative options for confident cowgirls who crave a fun fashion adventure.

    And if you won’t put it out there, I will: I did the dang thang with my Mickey Mouse tank top and St. John’s Bay slit skirt. You’re going to meet The Southern Squad members who helped me pull off this “way-out” country Western look this month, too.

    — Ride on!

  • Fashion & Beauty Spotlight

    Frosty Fierceness

    This year’s denim photo shoot experience — straight diva. Columbus, Georgia-based professional makeup artist Zac Love (@zacofalltrades81/Instagram) transformed Cowgirl Candace into the ultimate backwoods queen bee with electric blue eyes and…

  • Why This Look

    7 Brilliant Trouser Brands

    Pants of pretty much any style — tapered, ankle, baggies and jodhpurs — suite my Southern belle shape just dandy. However, a pair of denim straight trousers like my classic Lands’…

  • Getty Up Gear

    Denim Dolled Up

    I coupled my Western-styled Charlotte Russe blue jean shirt with these uber-comfortable Lands’ End classic waist trouser leg pants and fashioned a denim dynamite ensemble. Mixin’ and matchin’ various shades and…

  • Spotlight Travel

    Dives and Diners Design

    I always make sure I have things to look forward to in life. After photo shoots, it’s food. Lol. On a hayfield high from a fierce photo shoot experience with photographer…

  • History Spotlight

    My Printed Past

    Animal prints and I go back to elementary school. I became a competitive gymnast at age 5 and traveled Middle Georgia, competing with Macon’s top gym of the ’80s and ’90s:…

  • Togs for Today

    Covington Clothing

    These Covington stretch jeans are equine everything. Oh, yeah: I got them from Kmart (let that soak in). Breathable and flexible, these babies allowed Cowgirl Candace to sit down, stand up,…

  • Who Knew?

    The Journalist’s Journal

    More than 10 years in the journalism game, and I still take shorthand notes for any and everything: grocery shopping lists, country Western wish lists, professional interviews and future Southern story…

  • Why This Look

    Ombre Glitter Lips

    Pucker up with ombre brims that say, “Muah!” — and mean it. Dramatic lips like my denim makeup look command attention and offset dull and distressed blue jean gear with added…

  • Togs for Today


    Cowgirl Candace knows her jean limits with all this hip and thigh action going on. Nevertheless, I adore Topshop’s new lineup of classic to authentic denim options. A hardline collector of…

  • Pop Culture Spotlight

    Mickey Mania

    True Southern story: My siblings and I were diehard Sega Genesis players on the family farm throughout the ’90s. My brother was so genius with it he could literally figure out…

  • Western Wear Tip

    Southern Slay in Shawl-Collar Shirts

    Farm-girl fashion that hugs my small, natural waist and country-lovin’ hips are the Western way to go for Cowgirl Candace. My Vezucci denim spencer top paired with this black zippered pencil…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    Maverick of the Month

    Maverick of the Month: Cowgirl Candace Shoot Location: Downtown Columbus | Columbus, Georgia Photographer: J Coles Wardrobe: Goodwill & Rack Room Shoes…

  • Country Careers

    Glam Squads Matter

    I’ve creatively collaborated with print and digital editorial teams for more than a decade now. It’s hard work that requires patience, planning and a keen eye for detail to tell an…

  • History

    Pastureland Pigtails

    A recurring hairstyle I’ve donned since my miniature maverick days on the farm in the ’80s has been pigtails for sure. I adore one or multiple even now. Slap some satin…