Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Fashion...Cowgirls and Indians

Fall is in the air, and while I have been fighting off the reality (summer just got started here in the NW), I really am happy. Fall is hands down, my favorite season!

The mornings are cool and crisp, the sun is shining, and there is a smell in the air that is indescribable.
This time of year, my oven returns as the most used form of cooking and the bbq gets covered for the winter. Baked goods, homemade chili, and soul food are abundant.

My closet also welcomes the change of seasons.
Time to put away the summer clothes and dive into sweaters, boots, and jeans!
Ahhh, cozy clothes, that not only keep me warm, but cover cellulite as well.

I am loving the style this are some of my personal faves:

It is everywhere, and looks good on so many things.
It's playful and relaxed and I love the earthy feeling of all of the leather and suade.

Since I no longer have them in my hair, I have to incorporate them in other ways.
I found a belt similar to this one at Ross Dress For Less for $7.99 that I will be purchasing if I can find it in a size smaller than 1x!

This gal has it figured out.
Feminine, stylish, aaaaaand comfortable!

I am a sucker for coats.
After shopping with my Mom yesterday, I learned that I got this obsession from her.
I have been drooling over this one from Anthro. The ruffles seal the deal.
However, the Anthro price is a little much...found a great mustard colored toggle at Forever 21 that might find a new home with me!

 Another great fashion statement.
A girl's gotta wear socks with her boots, so why not make 'em pretty and show 'em off?
Love that gals aren't limiting themselves to skirts, but doing over the pants as well.

Rosettes, Riding boots, and Tall socks!

 Check out this adorable girl...
Love how her tall socks are lacy and tie in with her top!
 This dress is my idea of perfection.
Some fun jewelry, boots, and a cute denim jacket....yes please!

These Minnetonka Boots are on my wish list this year.
I already knew I liked them, then I found them in grey, and it was all over.

Seems like anything that resembles those braided rugs is also in right now. At first I was a little hesitant, but I'm warming up to the idea.

Lastly, I just found this cowgirl the other day, and fell in love!
She has a business called The Rusty Rose, where she sells clothes and jewelry to the fashionable country girl.
It's fun, and classy all at the same time!

The picture above is from her facebook page.
Look close at her bootlegs...
Yes, those are fur leg muffs!
Add those to my list of fall must haves.

I am so happy that this years style incorporates the rugged, and earthy elements that tie in well with a cowgirls wardrobe.

Feathers, fringe, boots, leather, colorful woven fabrics that scream Pendleton blankets...
I like to refer to the 2011 Fall Fashion as

Cowgirls and Indians

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sweat Shop Friday

So far, most of the day has been spent in the sweat shop....errr, studio! 

One by one, I busted out over 100 blanks for what will become Cowgirl Canteens™.
Meanwhile, my kids/ragamuffins either watch TV, make beautiful art for me, and sometimes...
decorate small tables for tea parties!

She may be only 5, but I think she's onto something!
Nonetheless, she definitely has her own style!

This is my main work table.
I recently splurged...I mean, invested in this awesome new cutting mat that covers the entire table top!
This table sets in the middle of my craft room.
It is where I cut and play with fabric and trims.

Looks like I'm going to need to add a Beware of Dog sign to the door.

 Meet Lexi, she is a ginormous rotty that doubles as a body guard for us Frankus girls!
While she sheds a little...ok, A LOT, has a goopy eye, bum back leg, and broken tooth...she is part of our family and we love her!
She likes to sit outside the door and watch over us while we work and play in the studio.

 A view from my seat..fabric, scissors, trim, and don't forget my addiction...

On days like today, I like to be comfortable and productive.
That's right, no time for showers, or big people clothes...
on sweat shop Friday, we mean business!

Slippers, and PJ pants...that's just how we roll.
(which is also why I hate it when people show up at my door unexpectedly and look at me like, "why aren't you dressed yet lady?")

The work horses.
A brother sewing machine that my wonderful hubby purchased for me years ago,
and a Janome serger.

See the beautiful artwork above my sewing machine?
It's a one-of-a-kind piece by Raegen Frankus age 5.
It makes me smile :-)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


This week I decided to link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy, for "What I Wore Wednesday".
As a stay-at-home mom, who also works from home, I tend to gravitate to the PJ know what I mean, hair in a pony, and super comfy pajamas, alllllll daaaaay looong (or until just before my hubby gets home). Laugh if you must, but it really is amazing.
However, with our oldest entering Kindergarten I am required to actually get out of the car to drop her off, and then walk her across the street, and into the classroom. Now, you may think that at age 5, kids don't notice what's appropriate.....wrong!
My little fashionista has taken note of everything I've said along the way. She is no dummy, and wouldn't be caught dead with a Mama in PJ's in public. Which is good because I would actually never do it. So now, every school day I too get dressed (and then take advantage of only having one in tow, and run my errands).
Because I am new to this (my first WIWW), I only have one day to share.
Top: Forever 21
Necklace: Claires
(again, no laughing-Raegen wanted Mother/Daughter necklaces so she could wear it to school)
Shorts: GAP
Shoes: Ross Dress for Less
Brand Spankin' New Tattoo: That Tattoo Shop
Yes, it's real!
I did it!
If you look close, you can see that the heart is made up of two back-to-back R's, for our girls, Raegen and Reese.
In honor of the new tattoo, I have a new flask (sorry for the crummy photo)!
How much more Farrier's Daughter could this get? Turquoise...check, horseshoes...check, a little bit country...check, a little rock n' roll...check, some ruffles for a girlie touch...check!
Happy Wednesday!


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