Candace, a.k.a. Cowgirl Candace, is an award-winning feature writer, internationally published brand blogger and wardrobe stylist.
The fourth-generation cowgirl and veteran journalist pioneered digital platform Southern Styles & Steeds — a country Western fashion, beauty and lifestyles blogazine — to share the sophisticated styles and sincere stories from her Down South upbringing.
Four words my parents demanded to ensure their kids capitalized on exploring life beyond the barn: Get. Out. The. House. From family reunion trips to independent travel projects, I’ve wandered the Big Apple down to the boondocks of Alabama — and every random place in between. But nothing compares to horseback riding with family and […]
First-time riders: It’s natural to feel the adrenaline rush of excitement and fear before that initial horseback riding experience. Ease into the saddle/stirrups, and prevent any mishaps by avoiding these horseback no-nos: Don’t wear formal/unconventional footwear. It’s horseback riding, so stick to equestrian boots if you’re riding English and Western boots if you’re riding Western. […]
The duster became a signature piece to the cowhand’s wardrobe. The long, loose-fitting coat was once used as part of the uniform for Texas Rangers and primarily functioned as a protective piece from trail dust and rain. Made of oilcloth or waxed cotton, the garment usually featured a slit down the middle of the back […]
Cowgirl Candace gets a little cray cray when I cross shopping paths with open-shoulder threads. Cutout tops and dresses furnish a sleeveless alternative to showing off skin. Subtle yet assertive, this cold-shoulder floral print piece from Forever 21 fuses bohemian chic and my country cuteness superbly.