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  • History

    ’Tis-The-Season Tops

    Western-styled shirts are all about fabrics that can withstand the elements — and for the modern cowhand — in pure style. As a rough-workin’ farm girl, flannel, denim and striped ones…

  • History

    Royal Ringlets

    Did you know women have been fancying up their crowns since the 14th century B.C.? From Queen Nefertiti’s royal headdresses to Candace Amanirenas of Meroe’s kinky coils, great beauties have been…

  • History

    Sun-Dried Manes

    The best way for wet and wild locs to dry up for us farm girls: natural sunlight. By the end of this year’s annual horse shoot, Cowgirl Doreen’s washed sisterlocks were…

  • History Why This Look

    Tummy Talk

    Horses are equipped with small stomachs. Yep! The average-sized 1,000-pound horse belly only has a capacity of 2 to 4 gallons, which limits the amount of feed a horse can digest…

  • History Who Knew?

    Spot On

    Buster was the childhood horse showing Cowgirl Candace (and anyone who rode him) daily doses of tough love. The leopard appaloosa was as stubborn as all get out, but relished trail…

  • History

    Horse Headquarters

    This month I headed to Flat Shoals to rendezvous with a few quarter horses. Flat Shoals is home to a large concentration of horses and owners. Like many of the Southern…

  • History Southern Sites

    Museum of Wonder

    Explore curiosities from around the globe at the Museum of Wonder. What’s inside? A bunch of weirdness — 19th-century portraits with bones outlining them, old images turned mythical paintings and a…

  • History

    Zipper Zeal

    Boots fashioned with zippers usually allow me to pull them on and off easier and quicker, which is a huge plus. These M.P.S. rustic booties I copped at Goodwill for $7…

  • Bands That Make Me Dance | Southern Styles & Steeds
    History Who Knew?

    Bands That Make Me Dance

    Anytime I come across cowboy boots with chains, tassels, spur straps or horse hair bands already attached, I go ballistic — in a good way. These ankle bands help modernize traditional…

  • History Who Knew?

    Lama Mama

    A legendary boot brand, indeed, Tony Lama remains a top choice in Cowgirl Candace’s family tree. But do you know the man behind this American cowhand shoemaking? No? Well, glad you asked. Lol. Born…

  • Rural Reporting | Southern Styles & Steeds

    Rural Reporting

    My decades’ worth of journalism experience has served as a significant resource for successfully publishing Southern Styles & Steeds. I love storytelling, and this month’s shoot location at The Goat Farm Arts…

  • Sister Locs | Southern Styles & Steeds

    Southern Sisterlocks

    Now, you’ve probably noticed that September’s “Maverick of the Month,” Cowgirl Doreen, is crowned with micro versions of Cowgirl Candace’s dreadlocks. For those mavericks unfamiliar with this lock loveliness, her majestic…

  • History Who Knew?

    Goats & Soaps

    Ever used goat soap? Me neither, but goat’s milk soap is said to do a body good (Ba-Boom-Boom-Tish!). Lol. Just so happens, my country Western vests photo shoot took place at…

  • History Southern Sites

    Ocmulgee National Monument

    I’ve shared my most modish picks of Native American accessories to trim country Western fashion during August. Make plans to extend knowledge about this skillful culture in Georgia by visiting one…

  • History

    The Butterfly Backstory

    Did you know these harlequin flutterers have a long-standing link to Native Americans? According to folklore, butterflies personify beauty in some groups, vanity in a few, and balance and good luck…