Have you seen the colors, I mean its so beautiful and inspiring. I had to stop and snap some photos today of my favorite town. The colors are so vibrant its hard to look away. I happen to be wearing my favorite coatigan today that I have talked about before on Curls and Contours, but it sold out. Boo. I am attaching some options for you to get a similar look.
I have yet to really post on Curls and Contours about my Equestrian life. This post is long overdue for multiple reasons, one being that so much of my personal style stems from my equestrian roots, and two riding is a HUGE part of my life. I spend my days in three versions of the same outfit. Mornings I can be seen running around in leggings and sneakers, afternoons I can be seen in skinnies and a cute top, and evenings I have on boots, breeches or jeans and a barn top.
I am blessed to have three beautiful horses in my life. All of them like people bring something different to the table. I have the youngster who is bred for greatness but is still a work in progress, the people pleaser who is just happy to be where you are, and the beautiful bay mare who runs the whole operation and is as much of a princess as I am. I am beyond blessed to have these beautiful creatures in my life, and I am lucky to call them teammates in competition.
Fall is my favorite season for riding, so look forward to more posts on C&C on my Equestrian life!
This weekend the weather was TERRIBLE. Rainy, cold, drizzly, and yuck! BUT we had a mission, we had to get our pumpkins out of the garden before they would begin to rot on the vine. So we made a plan to harvest the 9 beautiful pumpkins that were grown in our backyard. It was so much fun, we had our 4 year old niece over to help us get them, and so she could pick one to take home and keep for Halloween.
This time of year is especially significant to Keith and I, we were married 5 years ago this October. Our wedding theme was Glamorous Fall, and it was beautiful and perfect. We were married before Pinterest existed so I consider myself lucky. My wedding day was perfect and free from the pressure of the perfect Pinterest bride. I never felt the pressure to DIY the shit out of my wedding day. I was a Bride that had to buy ACTUAL wedding books and talk to designers and florists about ideas and designs. I will share my day someday.
We had a blast harvesting our pumpkins and decorating the porch, we followed up this chilly afternoon with Hocus Pocus, and easy baked apples.
My jacket is vintage, but this southwestern look is really popular right now. Here are a few options to recreate this look without having to search through thrift shops and flea markets.
AND HAVE YOU SEEN MY BOOTS! So amazing, waterproof, stylish, they fit my curvaceous calves! I wear them all the time, from the barn to mall. These boots never miss a beat! The best part is that the “Equestrian” style of dress has gone mainstream, so even if you don’t ride these babes will be perfectly on trend.
Happy first day of Fall! My favorite time of year, I love the fashion, weather, changing colors, and activities. Here in Michigan Fall is THE BEST! From the Haunted Houses, to the Color Tours there is so much to do in this state! But the weather is not always beautiful, as the leaves turn the rain starts up. This rain isn’t a little sprinkle that is warm and refreshing, its a heavy cold rain that weighs the leaves down and makes them fall from the trees. BOO!
What do you need when it rains? Well you need Rain Boots of course! The coveted Hunter boot, made famous by Princess Diana and the Queen of England has exploded in popularity. NOW, some say these boots were made popular by Kate Moss, but lets be real Royalty has been rocking these beauties for much longer. If they are good enough for Royalty they are good enough for me.
Hunter boots are not the only fantastic boot on the market, lots of brands have added rain boots to their lines. You can find a boot in any color, pattern, style, or price that you might want. For us curvy girls with bigger calves, they even have options for wide calf rain boots!
I have linked some options in this post that will work for girl with bigger calves(like me). I own the Hunter Boots with fringe, and I LOVE LOVE them!
Wow what an INSANE weekend! If you follow me on Instagram then you probably noticed that my account has become saturated with photos of yours truly and some country music stars. If you have been following then you are probably wondering HOW exactly I ended up in this situation.
So here is the scoop.
One of my long time (like High School days) best friends happens to work in radio. Three years ago when the Faster Horses Festival was announced my bestie was asked to go work the weekend. She needed someone to go with her that would work and that the radio team could trust. Guess who happens to be trustworthy, professional, and is a hard worker? THIS GIRL!! Each year I bust my ass and help in any way I can, part of the job is to facilitate meet and greets between the artist and fans.
So how does this connect with Curls and Contours? Well I was in a SERIOUS fashion bind this weekend, like required “Unisex” staff t-shirt bind. So I worked with what I had and tried to make it work.
Remember that skort that I purchased for hiking on my west coast travels this summer? Well that little skort was a LIFE SAVER this past weekend. Like, you have no idea, stretchy, cute, and sun protection? Perfect. In fact, I wore that skort everyday. On my feet I went with my trusty Chacos (not the cutest) but so comfortable.
I switched out statement necklaces everyday just for a little variety, and to show some sass. This was fun, and as always the right statement necklace can be a great conversational piece.
I was able to meet so many fantastic artists and the people that work with them. We had a great time chatting and helping fans have a great meet and great experience.
I am so thankful for this opportunity, each year its a once and a lifetime experience, and each year somehow it get even better (that doesn’t seem possible). Thank you B93.7
Here are some of the artists I was able to meet.
Carrie Underwood (OHH MY GOD I MET CARRIE UNDERWOOD!!)
And then we got to go on stage with Brad, and WOW what an experience!
Today was a big day for Curls and Contours! I had my first photoshoot with a dear friend showcasing some outfits that work for the curvy girl in-between. Let me tell you how freaking weird it was to have my photo taken. I went through my closet and pulled my current faves to create a bank of photos to feature here on my fabulous blog. I mean seriously, I am like “Hey, I don’t know about hands or standing.” Not cute… Luckily my totally adorable friend Michele of “ME Promotions” was able to give me some pointers on how to look like a human.
Ok moving on, lets talk about why this outfit is A. Ok for curvy girls to wear. And B. How to pull off boots in June. And C. ‘Merica!
The dress is from a little boutique that I started following on Social Media. You have probably heard of it, Pink Coconut Boutique? This was my first time ordering from them and I am very pleased with the result. I did have this dress tailored to fit my specific needs (which I highly recommend to all women) but that is a different post for a different day. What I happen to really like about PCB is that they have different REAL girls modeling their clothing for the site. AND they list their sizes so you can actually get a feel for how its going to look on you.
I know this little number is SHORT, for that reason I chose to pair this dress with some classic cowboy boots. The boots height has a balancing effect on the whole look, I am featuring and showing my legs but letting the boots do the walking (I crack myself up). These particular babes are from Tony Lama, let me tell you they are comfortable. I have MANY pairs of cowboy boots from all the popular brands. But these beauties are kept from the mud and the muck at the barn and used only for concerts and fashion purposes. Follow me on insta (Curlsandcontours) for more pictures of these beauties out and about on me.
HEYYYY….My Fitbit made it into the photo because I am obsessed with my steps. My bag | Miche (last year), watch | Michael Kors, bracelet | David Yurman, ring | Charming Charlies.
Oh and C.”Merica, bag and boots…My go to for festivals and concerts!