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Photography by: Banavenue
If you are from Texas then you already know what a big deal the Houston Rodeo is. Personally, I look forward to the Rodeo almost just as much as I do Christmas and for really good reason if you’ve heard of a thing called fried Oreos! They might as well shut down work and school the month of March because the Rodeo takes precedent around these parts. And while we might spend the majority of the year trying to convince non-Texans that we don’t ride horses to work or that cowboy boots and hats aren’t a part of our normal everyday wear, all of that goes right out the window when the Rodeo comes to town.
When it comes to fashion, the Rodeo might as well be Texas’ own version of New York Fashion Week. For most of us, it’s our one time of the year to pull out the most Texan attire that we own and flaunt it. Suddenly every person is dressed like they just popped out of an old western. While you can bet to find every guy in a pair of Wranglers, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, the girls get to have a little more fun with their outfit choices. I usually go one of 3 ways.
1) Jeans, a cute top and cowgirl boots
2) A dress or romper with cowgirl boots
3) Shorts, plaid button down, and cowgirl boots
Moral of the story- anything with cowgirl boots goes. Francesca’s has been my go-to for non-traditional Rodeo apparel so I can still rock something on trend and just add my cowgirl boots to finish off the look. A few trends that I always love when Rodeo season comes around are embroidered attire, denim chambray, big belts and turquoise jewelry. This year especially, I’m loving mixing these staples with newer trends such as off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops See below for all of my favorite picks!
On top of all of the Texan fashion, you can also bet to find a lot of country music, carnival rides, animals and a total food-lovers heaven. If you haven’t already given up hope on those New Year’s Resolutions, you sure will after attending the Rodeo. They can just about fry anything you can imagine- Oreos, Twinkies, cheesecake, candy bars, ice cream, you name it and they can fry it! You can always go for an old fashioned turkey leg but with all of the endless possibilities, you should probably take a page out of my book and try one of everything 🙂
If you have never been to the Houston Rodeo it is unlike any other (since I’ve been to so many and all). I’ve heard from non-Houston natives that nothing compares so I’m pretty convinced! If you aren’t able to make it out, make sure to follow along on my Instagram as I plan to be there as often as I can. If you are one of the lucky ones getting to experience the Rodeo and all of it’s glory, make sure before heading out this year to stop by your local Francesca’s or order online to guarantee the perfect Rodeo ready attire!
*Thank you Francesca’s for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*