February 27, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

It's the end of February. 
Do you know what that means for my life?

Rodeo.
Rodeo.
And MORE rodeo.

This weekend was cook-off which is the beginning of it all and lemme just tell ya, when they said "Everything is bigger in Texas", they weren't lying. Cookoff is THE biggest barbecue competition in the world. (And just to brag for a second...the Houston rodeo is also THE biggest rodeo in the world, too!) There are over 500 teams that compete for the best meat. (Ha.) Not just that but everyone, their mom and their dog go to cook off. Everyone.

No really...to sum it up, it's a 3 day drunk-fest where the men walk around in thee tightest blue jeans, their nicest pair of boots and of course, cowboy hats (yum) while the girls bust out their cutest dresses and turquoise jewelry paired with the most uncomfortable cowboy boots in 40 degree weather.

I was one of those girls. 

Meh. Whatev. 
Don't ask what that shit-grin is all about. I think I was mid-convo.

If Beau doesn't look damn-good in a cowboy hat, then I apparently don't know what "good" is.


No lie-this is a BBQ pit!

Saturday, mom & I spent just about the entire day shopping for the up-and-coming wedding season. Dresses, shoes, jewelry...you name it.

You think I'm kidding?
This is our refrigerator at the moment. That would be 5 weddings and 2 rehearsal dinners between next weekend and mid-April. THREE of them which are out of town and one of them is out of state. Don't get me wrong...this is definitely not me complaining...you know I L-O-V-E me some wedding season!

It's only tradition for mom and I to find the biggest hats in the store to use as a photo-op...

While mother invested in five, yes FIVE, new pair of shoes, I somehow managed to score:

 -a pair of Michael Kors sunglasses, 
which I've been holding out for, for a whopping $20. (Thanks, Marshall's!)

-TWO BCBG one-shouldered cocktail dresses, regularly priced at $140, for $38 bucks each. One in black, one in navy. I'm a firm believer in "if the dress fits, buy it in every color!" (Thanks, Dillard's!) and also a teal/navy side-tie dress from NY&Co. (which I never find anything at) for a whole $40.
10 points for whoever can tell me what color shoes 
I'm supposed to wear with the teal/navy dress...

-and, the good buy that I'm most excited about...

these pretty puppies...
I have purposely waited ALL season long for these to go on sale and here I am just minding my own biz in the  Steve Madden outlet and VOILA! There they are...for only THIRTY DOLLHAIRS!

Let's just say I was a happy girl and Beau wasn't complaining either. ;)
This girl NEVER buys anything full price. Never.

Happy Monday pretty people! Have a lovely week!!

41 comments:

  1. Love all of them dresses :) I was in a wedding last summer with a navy dress and we wore silver shoes...good luck!!

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  2. What outlet?! I LOVES those puppies!!! And I love your cookoff dress!! Go Steph!

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  3. love your cookoff outfit! I couldn't bring myself to wear a dress, I cant stand being cold, and i turn into a brat... so I did randy a favor and wore jeans & boots. and of course the booth we were in was like a sauna. I just can't win.

    as for the shoes to wear with the dress, I'd go with some nude pumps! :)

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  4. I would wear nude colored heels with both the navy and teal dress. :)

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  5. I wore an outfit similar to yours on Saturday & I was definitely miserably freezing cold by the end of the night. You look super adorable & your mom is so pretty!!

    Absolutely love all the deals you got too, I need to take some bargain shopping lessons from you! Let's just say I am not patient when I really want something :)

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  6. Love your outfit and the boots, so cute!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  7. YOU ARE WAY TOO CUTE! Love the boots and I'd wear nude shoes with the teal and navy dress.
    Love it all!

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  8. Your rodeo dress/outfit is SOO cute!

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  9. Nude pumps for the teal/navy dress!

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  10. Holy wedding invites! That's a lot. I loved your outfit. It's so cute.

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  11. Wedding season has officially begun here too! That BBQ Pit is redic! Love the yellow hats!

    Check out my giveaway!
    http://thecarolinacountrygirl.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-time.html

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  12. I want to move south! you looked amazing in the outfit. I love the boots you got for only $30 thats a steal! And I would wear nude pumps!

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  13. Can I come visit? I'm a country girl at heart...and when the PBR and NFR are in town in November/December...it's my favorite "holiday" I say.

    Boots, chaps and cowboy hats? I'm there! ;)

    Also..nice job in the steals! I always will buy dresses or skirts or shirts in more than one color if I love them.

    And now I feel like I need to go to the Steve madden outlet here.

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  14. This post made me reaaaally want to visit Texas. Between your blog and the Hometown-Visits on The Bachelor (one of the girls is from Texas) it's really difficult to not start planning yet another vacation!!!!

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  15. your rodeo outfit is super cute! I love that teal and black dress.

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  16. I'd vote nude colored heels with the navy and teal dress. Nude heels go with everything. :)

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  17. Those boots are adorable! And I like the price even better :)

    Wear nude heels with the navy dress and black with the turquoise! Such cute dresses!

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  18. Cute outfit and I love your new boots!

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  19. Love all of your finds!

    I'd wear either nude or navy shoes with that dress.

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  20. Loved your cookoff outfit! I love turquoise jewelry, it's so fun!

    I agree with everyone else about the shoes, I think nude would be the best because you can where them with both and they are pretty much a staple shoe that you can wear with a lot!

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  21. Super cute outfits... ALL of them!

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  22. you in that dress, shit-grin and all, HOT! love it...youre so texas!!

    i suggest maybe a nude/cream color heel with teh teal/navy dress or even a pair of hot pink heels might go good as well!! LET US KNOW!!

    xoxoox

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  23. I had just read your post about what you were going to wear to the cookoff when about 2 hrs later I see you walk past me. lol. I think I was too occupied with trying to stay warm to walk up and say hi.

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  24. LOVE all of your purchases!!

    I say wear nude peeptoes or strappy gold heels with the navy/teal dress. With either shoes you could do gold jewelry!

    Love the cute pic of you with your mom and with the hubby! :)

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  25. You and your mom are adorable! I love good girls' shopping day :)

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  26. Love all your new dresses and boots! Finding stuff you need on sale is the best. My best friend lives in Houston and was telling me about the rodeo. I want to go next year so badly!

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  27. You go girl! Those boots are great. It looks like a fun weekend and a busy wedding year! I really like all of those dresses. Fantastic blog :)

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  28. I ADORE your outfit for the rodeo!! Too cute! Also, for the teal and black dress you could always just do black heels or if it's being worn in the summer, a white or teal heel would be really cute too!

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  29. Y'all look so freakin cute. I won't lie....I bought that dress. Oh and while I'm admitting things...I totally believe if it's cute, if it fits, buy it in every color!! Looks like you had a fabulous weekend.

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  30. Nude shoes? Maybe? I don't know, fashion isn't my strong suit. No pun intended, but awesome none the less. I am so jealous of all the deals you scored! I guess you have to actually go shopping to find good deals, but I never have money to shop at all, so I don't. :(

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  31. You look gorgeous!! Love love looove the outfit :) and those boots...omg can't believe they were only $30!

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  32. can we talk about how HOTTT you look in your lil outfit for the rodeo? smokkkin sista!

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  33. I am so going to Dillard's tomorrow....I need that navy dress!!
    Totally agree with everybody else, nude heels is my vote!!

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  34. I'm jealous of your purchases! I would wear grey heels with the navy/teal dress. (looks like there is grey in the dress from the pic).

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  35. hello woman!! NUDE shoes. NUDE for that one dress.


    you're welcomes.

    LOVE the dreses you picked up and your momma is soooo cute and stylish! She is so pretty.

    Tell her her other daughter says hello!

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  36. OMG those SM boots are ah-maz-ing.... I want them! Is there a link I can buy them at?

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  37. Great shopping finds!! Love those boots :)

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  38. great deals!! I too buy the dress if it fits! no ifs or butts! never know when you will need one!

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  39. Gahh!! I LOVE the outfit you wore to the cookoff. I have ALWAYS wanted cowgirl boots and a cute dress to wear them with... you have inspired me!

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