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Cowgirl Candace

    Editor's Note

    July/August Letter from the Editor: Backwoods Beach Bummin’

    Not completely confident in sporting swimwear just yet? Well, let me reassure you: Beach bummin’ this summer doesn’t have to mean showing off all your skin.

    My self-conscious cowgirls have nothing to fear: Throughout July and August, we’re going to keep it classy — but oh so sassy — along coastal waters without making you feel guilty for not accomplishing that chiseled beach body beforehand.

    For the rest of summer, I’m going to show and tell ya my surefire cover-up strategizes to head-turn by the seashore. This month’s featured photographer, Ron Hutchinson (who is utterly out-of-this-universe awesome with outdoor shots), captures me basking in the Southern sun wearing favored beachwear of the season.

    — Ride on!

  • Spotlight Travel

    Trip Facts: Tybee Island

    I have a thang for quaint beaches, pastel colors and knickknack-loaded boutiques, which is why a Southern hideaway for me almost every summer has been Tybee Island. If you’ve never visited…

  • Pop Culture Spotlight

    My Brand Blogging Basket

    My writing career has taken a lot of interesting editorial twists and turns, especially when blogging became the new norm in media. With the change came the opportunity to connect on…

  • History Spotlight

    Pier Point of View

    The summer’s beach bumming photo shoot started under Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. My ocean view: Simply breathtaking. Did you know Central of Georgia Railroad originally built the pier and pavilion, formerly named…

  • Getty Up Gear

    Pineapple Express

    Ditch ordinary water bottles for saucy sippers. My new pineapple glass cup from Walmart quenches summer thirst in an adorable way. On holiday sale for just $4, this tropical mason jar…

  • Fashion & Beauty Spotlight

    Sunrise Regal

    Cowgirl Candace and ace photographer Ron literally got up at the crack of dawn to catch the best Down South daybreak at Tybee Island. Right as the sun emerged from the…

  • Why This Look

    Unzipped Rock Star Status

    Can Cowgirl Candace get brutally honest with my mavericks for a second? I surely appreciate it. My vintage collection of high-waist jeans is sometimes hit or miss. Basically, my shape will…

  • Southern Literature

    ‘The Saddle Club: Beach Ride’

    I discovered author Bonnie Bryant’s book series “The Saddle Club” while visiting my sister in Augusta earlier this year. Since a Goodwill store is near her neighborhood, I had to scout it…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    Island-Tempting Tresses

    Pulling off an effortless beach bronze also applies to Cowgirl Candace’s lovely locs. Shimmering skin and dull locs don’t match for me. To give my locs ample shine time, I moisturize…

  • Who Knew?

    Bonus of Beach Bags

    Straw bags similarly to my Nine West purse are consummate traveling accessories for beach vacationing. They instantly say summertime fashion. Stylish travelers usually reserve this type of bag for summer months…

  • Western Wear Tip

    Deep South Dewiness

    Achieving sunkissed skin for my coastal water days on Tybee became so much fun to recreate. Whenever I’m visiting the beach, I want a carefree complexion that glistens. Today’s tip: Invest…

  • Why This Look

    Outfit of the Day: Hot Pink Cowpuncher

    Bold and beautiful: The name of the game when Cowgirl Candace is beach bummin’. This year’s summer swimsuit accomplished the look quite farm gal fresh if I must say so myself. The…

  • Getty Up Gear

    Givin’ Mad Shade

    Georgia peaches know the state’s humidity is nothing to play with. Hot becomes even hotter around this time of the summer, so we have to come prepared to protect our skin…

  • Togs for Today

    New Directions

    Belk’s New Directions clothing line is easy on the equine eyes. Between my teen and college years, I dreaded shopping for all my new outfits at Belk’s with Granny, though. Some…