Getting Wild … with Western Wear

I have something to admit. I can’t stop watching this terrible reality show called ‘Rodeo Girls’. For those of you that know me this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. I’ve wanted to be a barrel racer in the rodeo since I was about 8 years old. But because I wasn’t born into the rodeo circuit and never had money for my own horse and had to navigate the cards I was dealt (suburban Minnesota), it just hasn’t happened for me.

So instead I’ve done things like spend a summer in Wyoming working on a dude ranch, horse lessons, volunteer work with horses, and annual promises to myself to save up for my own horse. I also very frequently fall into fashion obsessions with Western wear. Lucky for you and me, western wear has actually gotten really COOL. As a little girl, I really only understood it as shit I could find at like Drysdales. No this isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s not something I’m going to wear around the streets of Portland either.

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Seriously though. Those brown pants. That SHIRT. That shirt got a lot of play back in the day, no doubt.

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And absolutely nothing has changed. 

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That’s me dude-ranching it and if you want a real trip, check this out http://lucyontheranch.blogspot.com

But back to real time, like I said, I was sitting on the couch ignoring the beautiful, sunny Portland day outside, watching Rodeo girls and I looked down and was like oh snap, this flannel I’m wearing sure is cute and appropriate. Flannels. Wardrobe staple. They make everyone look hot! Cholo/as need I say more? And a girl in an oversized flanned, don’t tell me that doesn’t turn you on. 

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Me today in a not oversized flannel, but it’s still cozy as hell and it automatically makes my un-makeupped, crazy hair, tired eyes situation seem less dire than it actually is. Scored this one from a clothing swap. Long live clothing swaps forever and ever. 

Then I got to thinking about this sweatshirt I recently got from Idylwild. I was pretty drunk when I saw it and realized I had to have it, but you know, I’m sober now and not regretting it at all. Idylwild has tons of cute shit. Follow on IG and check out the website and stock up on staples that will get you through summer because seriously I’m thinking short shorts, cowgirl boots, and turquoise. All day every day come June.

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Cute, right? 

Here’s some more Idylwild pulled from Instagram:

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Another good site and IG to check out is Bandit Brand clothing.  Hotttttttt shit. 

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And for all your jewelry needs, I HIGHLY suggest you check out Honey Fox Jewelry because SWOON. I recently got a new job and one (at least) of her pieces is top of my list for first paychecks.  And she’s local. If anyone wants to gift me with something of hers I won’t complain. Here’s her Etsy for all your shopping and gifting needs http://www.etsy.com/shop/honeyfoxjewelry

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So yeah, I don’t know about you, but now that we’re past the winter solstice I’m already dreaming of summer and it’s going to include horses and western wear galore. Oh and I’m thinking a return trip to Wyoming. Road trip anyone? 

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xoxo, yeehaw, Lou

 

I Blame Loft Parties

Last thing I remember was taking a cab to our friend’s space in the Portland Storage Building. Ok, I mean, I remember more after that of course, kind of, but what I didn’t remember was where I left my notebook with all my CWPL ramblings and I’m just gonna go ahead and blame two things for this: 1. Jimi Pop and 2. The Blue Diamond.

Those two started it. I was just trying to interview the babe for a blog post and next thing I know I’m cabbing home at 4 am sans interview notes. She is my favorite and you can watch for her MUCH DELAYED article soon. Promise. Because I finally got that mother loving notebook back.

Until then, can we just talk about how I saw Spring Breakers this last weekend and have spent all my time since then singing Britney Spears songs and wishing I could wander around 24/7 in a bikini and some hi tops?? It’s bad.

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This was a surprisingly good movie, right? I mean I knew it would full of boobs and beer and blah blah, but what I didn’t expect was that James Franco would actually be enjoyable to watch and that the girl camaraderie would be so locked in. I mean it’s actually a really girl-friend centric movie and I would write more on this here, but I’ma need to watch it again first. Because let’s face it, I was dog ass tired sitting in that theater. Tired from partying. Honestly the last thing I wanted to do was watch other people party, even that sounded exhausting, but now looking back I am super pleased that it exceeded my expectations.

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Come on! Right? And as much as I am scouring the Dolls Kill website for neon, bud leaf motif, short shorts, I am also dying to do profiles on all of these actresses’ real life fashion because come on, you want to rip on Coachella-happy Vanessa Hudgens’s over-the-top hippie steez too, right?

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I don’t get it. Is the tambourine an accessory? Or does she actually know how to keep a beat with that thing?? Also I would get super annoyed with a purse that low, bumping on my knees and shit as I walk and stomp my feet to the beat of my tambourine, but fuck if I don’t want a fringe purse! I do. Really bad. Have my heart set on one. Will throw up a post about that too so you can see. But for now I’m going to keep looking at The Urban Realist for ideas on which bathing suit/kicks combination I like best …

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Peace out bitches. xoxo, Lou

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Flashback Friday: Dazed and Confused

Yeah I know. It’s Saturday. But this actually works because my movie for this week was Dazed and Confused and because I’m late one day I’m now writing this on 4/20, so we’re all good. Phew!

I had this movie memorized when I was a teenager. Favorite line?

“Wipe that face off your head, bitch.”

God I love Parker Posey. And I definitely wore knee highs and short shorts like this back in the not-so-far-away day.

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SENIORS!

Babes. Stone Cold Foxes. I was obsessed with this fashion. I will not lie.

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And Milla Jovovich? Duh hot stoner babe.

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I really did covet how good she was at rolling a joint. Bow down.

Don’t worry. I didn’t forget about Matthew McConaughey or the rest of the Dazed and Confused studs. Remember the one that always wore overalls?

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Personally I always like the mean Irish, wood shop, dude. Go figure.

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Oh the nerds? Yeah of course.

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Yeah I know. Cutest nerds ever.

How about some more great quotes? All from IMDB.com

Simone: I did it when I was a freshman, and you’ll do it when you’re seniors. but you’re doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!

                                                                         

Pink: It was vicious. Had some pretty cool seniors though. Like, they’d beat the hell out of you and then get you drunk, that sort of thing.

Mitch: Cool.

                                                                     

Shavonne Wright: What the hell are you talking about girl?

Kaye Faulkner: Didn’t even think about it did you?

Shavonne Wright: Gilligan’s Island?

Kaye Faulkner: It’s what called a male pornographic fantasy.

Shavonne Wright: [laughs] Oh my haha

Kaye Faulkner: Think about it! You’re basically alone on a deserted island with 2 readily available women. One, a seductive sex goddess type. The other… a healthy girl-next-door-type with a nice butt. So the men have it all, the Madonna and the whore. Women get nothing! We get a geek, an overweight middle-age guy, and a nerdy scientific type.

Jodi: [interrupts] The professor… is sexy.

                                                                                          

Darla: Ok girlies. It’s really hot out here and I’m really sick of looking at you.

                                                                                         

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Wooderson: That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

                                                                         

Darla: What are you looking at? Wipe that face off your head, bitch.

Happy 4/20 everyone! Now go get Dazed and Confused and relive this awesome ass movie.

xoxo, Lou