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    Summer Shoulder Action

    Touring downtown destinations or taking village-like voyages this summer? Consider off-the-shoulder tops like this mint green H&M blouse to complement such leisurely outings. Why, you ask? Well, because I said so. Just joking. Seriously, here are a couple of motivations to sport this style, which I’m such a farm girl fan for:

    • It accentuates the neck, shoulders and collarbone in one look;
    • It creates this bohemian-meets-fairytale allure;
    • It pairs effortlessly with any type of bottom — pants, shorts or skirts;
    • It opens up space to don layers of funky neckwear; and
    • It offers an easy breezy fit to help beat the summer heat.

     

     

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    Hometown Tourist

    Sheer blouses and heavy layers of grandma-worthy pearls help shape my Southern belle staycationer style to shop with the gals or dine with my Caribbean cowboy. This summer is about remaining…

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    Outfit of the Day

    Cowgirl Candace loves to daydream. That said, if I were a jockey, I would dress like a black stallion meets rural rebel — just to spice things up on the racetrack.…

  • Southern Styles & Steeds | Photo By Jerel of (www.jcolesstudio.com)
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    Outfit of the Day

    Can we take a moment of maverick silence to just admire the awesomeness of my handpicked outfit from Goodwill?  Yeah, my cowgirl clothes came from my top thrifting store and my…

  • Southern Styles & Steeds | Photo By Jerel of (www.jcolesstudio.com)
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    Living the American Boot Dream

    Wearing shoes on the farm, at festive events and out with family and friends has to feel like house shoes on Cowgirl Candace’s feet. Real talk: My days of tolerating foot…

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    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’…

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    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…

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    Striking Gold — In Turquoise

    I hit a gold nugget goldmine when I discovered this turquoise-and-gold-trimmed ring at antique barn Daniel’s Wood Den. For only $2.75 at that. You heard me right. My contemporary cowgirl good…

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    Chrome Cowgirl

    I have to admit it: I take detours from traditional country Western fashion to muscle car cute clothing at times. Along with fixin’ morning lunches for my daughter, doing homework and…

  • Firework Fingernails | Southern Styles & Steeds
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    Firework Fingernails

    I’m ringin’ in the new year with Down South disco balls and shimmering digits. I coated my festive fingernails with Ginger + Liz Colour Collection’s Turn It Up (Bling Coat). This…

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    New Year, New Growth

    Can Cowgirl Candace get a lil bit lazy about her locs? Absolutely. I might let my new growth (that luscious natural hair growing from my scalp) build up for months —…

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    Western Wood Carvings

    Reindeer, rockin’ horse and rooster wood carvings have a special place on the family farm. These manipulated mantelpiece adornments are one of the oldest art types — literally coming from the…

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    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…

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    6 logics to quarter horse investing

    Designated North America’s most popular breed, the American quarter horse is favored for its versatility. These steeds work and play well, getting the job done in the labor sector to the…

  • Southern Cher | Southern Styles & Steeds
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    Southern Cher

    I usually slick down my Southern locks using the part-down-the-middle approach. Channeling my inner Cher most days out the week, this mane move keeps my tresses out the face while allowing…

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    A Touch of Turquoise

    The color turquoise commands Native American jewelry, specifically in gemstones. Why? Because this popular hue is considered to encompass life-giving powers and a connection to Mother Earth. Dubbed the “fallen sky…