Another week of Houston Rodeo, another week of western wear. This time with a little less frills and a little more leather to symbolize the no-nonsense attitude you can feel in that crisp NRG air when calves refuse to be tied down and bulls try to jump out of their pens. Kinda like when I release my pent up aggression from being confined to a cubicle all day by treating myself to an almond croissant on ze way to work (arriving 10 minutes later than usual? So be it!). Rock on and rodeo on, amigos.
It's not lost on me how amusing it is for a Cuban-from-Miami to embrace the boot-scootin' Rodeo cowboy-culture with wiiiide open arms. Of course, I'm a huge noob (e.g. currently playing Garth in my cubicle on super low volume in attempt to proactively confront my nightmare of the .01% chance the cameras zoom in on me tonight while I look like this).
But I can't help but lurve when the Rodeo comes to town for exactly that reason: it's amusing. It makes the month of March fly by, it provides me with ample opportunities to play dress up, and I get my fill of margarrrritas and fried anything. It gives me the perfect dose of cheesy, on-theme, yes-I-live-in-Texas-although-I-don't-know-the-words-to-these-songs vibes. And as I say with most things, walking the walk is good enough - especially if you're walking in some good botas!
Navy Boots - Miron Crosby// Scarf - Tuckernuck// Gun Earrings - Lola & Lina// Beaded Bag - Moyna// Star Boots - Miron Crosby// Cactus Earrings - Elizabeth Lanier Designs// Tassel Earrings - Hart Hagerty// Red Tassel Boots - Miron Crosby// Turquoise Studs - Mariquita Masterson// Red Boots - Miron Crosby// Gold Drop Earrings - Indian Summer Collection// Black Jeans - Industry Standard