I tried, I really did, to find outfits for a Calgary Stampede street style post. I saw one woman with great style… when my phone was in the barns charging. And had I seen Suzie, I’d have for sure nabbed a shot of her. Shelagh obviously looked fabulous, but one photo does not a post make. And so I had given up.
Until we went to the Medicine Tree Ranch Rodeo on the weekend – WOW! That, my friends, is where the women with fabulous style are! There is an art and gear show there, where I was able to catch up with my dear cousin Gena, who always looks smashing, and also meet Ms. Kim Taylor whom I’ve long admired for her beautiful photography.
I love that both of their outfits are based on a simple white t-shirt, jeans and classic boots, with amazing accessories.
On the way back to the car, I happened to run into this lady, and my gracious, what I wouldn’t give for her closet! We chatted a bit about her outfit, and she kindly shared that her dress was Ralph Lauren, sandals were from Minnetonka, hat was an Atwood, and the bag is vintage. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?
Moral of the story – if you want to see real western style, go to a real western event. I love a lot of things about Stampede, but it’s the country cowgirls who know how to put together an outfit that’ll knock your socks off!