Friday, 9 November 2012

Rodeo Style for a City Girl

I have always wanted to be a country girl.  Growing up I kind of was, in a way.  We lived on the edge of a tiny city/big town with train tracks behind the house, and a farmer's field at the end of the street.  I ran around outside all summer.  But, except for the amazing summer I spent living on a horse farm, we still functioned as a city family.  At age 14, I moved with my family back to the city I was born in. Although I still longed for the country, I melded with the city until I kind of forgot about it most of the time.

I love country music, and that's all I've been listening to for the past month (except for a few afternoons of Bing Crosby Christmas music).  Some of my current favourite songs are:
American Honey - Lady Antebellum
Sweet Southern Song - Ali Dee
Marry Me Again - Kourtney and Dave
I've also been crushing on western clothing.  Maybe it's the time of year, with the Canadian Finals Rodeo coming to town.  I get to go to the rodeo this year!  I won tickets from Canadian Cowboy Country.  I wasn't able to go last year when my plaid-clad family went.  I will of course wear my favourite city-girl cowboy boots.  And for some reason, I really want a leather belt with a huge, ridiculously fancy rodeo-style buckle, like this one:

source: Country Outfitters

Of course, I've yet to find a decent pair of jeans.  But I have discovered that I should be shopping in the juniors section for jeans.  I just don't have the womanly hips or booty required for women's sizes.  That should help the next time I go shopping.

Do you like country?

8 comments:

  1. I'm a city girl through and through, but I'm turning into a small town girl. For me, that's a huge enough transition. I think going all the way country might be more than my nervous system could bear. LOL! But I love the IDEA of going country!

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    1. I agree, Patty, the IDEA is great! I'm not sure I'd be cut out to be a farmer's wife. Good thing I married an accountant instead.

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  2. City girl here too - although now I live in the country and am loving it. I think we can all be a bit of both and feel comfortable.

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    1. A bit of both would be perfect! Paved roads, and wide open spaces.

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  3. Lol! Growing up a decidedly not-cowboy girl in a cowboy town, I just have to warn you that wearing a lovely big buckle like that will mark you as a city slicker. Just sayin'. ;-)
    By the way, did you know that the first day of the Ponoka Stampede features the Old-Timers rodeo - which is free? At least it was when I was a kid. And it's only an hour away...

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    1. Oh, I know it's not authentic. But as long as I'm in the city, I'm not ashamed to be a city slicker with my huge rodeo buckle. I don't think I'd wear it to wrangle mustangs or whatever they do... ;-)

      I'll have to check out the Old Timer's rodeo! It would make a fun summer day trip with the kids. Thanks!

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  4. I love country music (most of it!). Lady Antebellum have some great songs. I've never been to a rodeo, though. And I grew up "in the country" with farms all around, but I've never owned cowboy boots or a hat and my belt buckle is a little silver thing that I like because it's so small. :) Have fun at the rodeo!

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    1. I had cowboy boots for my summer at the horse farm, but they were only loaned to me. I loved wearing them though. When I was a teenager, I had a leather belt with a small rodeo buckle...I have no idea what happened to it.

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