I love riding in my ball caps in the summer. I have a bunch. My black and yellow "No Worries Club" (Clinton Anderson), A blue one that says "Turn N Burn Barrel Racing", and then my absolutely favorite would have to be my pink and black "Whiskey Drinkin' Cowgirl" hat. :)
As far as cowboy hats go...Charlie 1 Horse is my favorite brand.
I got gel nails when I got married....cut em short right after that was all said and done with..I had visions of ripping one off while riding, plus they hurt like hell when I had them taken off! Haha, Im not a nail-sy kinda girl but I will paint mine sometimes if I have been chewing them.
I've tried gel nails...they lasted 2 days before they chipped. Sigh. I love doing my nails but I gave up recently since between being a vet tech (all that rubbing alcohol and chemicals!) and riding they just don't stay nice. I love Essie and OPI though.
One thing I don't ride without are my sunglasses- I have a pair of Oakleys- I think they are half-jackets.
I love Miss Me jeans but I just can't afford them I like American Eagle jeans or wranglers, it just depends. I love Ariat hands down. Shirts, Boots, or jeans I will definitely go to Ariat for my needs. My belts are by Montana Silversmith or any that have "bling" My hats are random, and I have a pair of Ariat boots that have been with me for 3 years and still running :) But I have other pairs of those too. :)
I probably already said this but I am so mad that I can't wear bling jeans for equestrian team. I mean, we aren't even allowed fancy stitching.
I get it for the performance 'cause they want to stay traditional but it's ridiculous in the barrels and the gaming...who cares...? Does it effect how your horse runs? Everyone runs in bling these days...
Oh man DrumRunner, I love this thread!!! I work at a local farm and ranch store very similar to Murdochs and I work in our clothing department... which is amazing but at the same time kills my paycheck. We just started carrying MissMe jeans and silvers. I always though spending that much money on those jeans was insane, but I am now addicted to them and will never go back!! (plus the discount is great $50 a pair) lol
I totally agree with ya on if you look good you have better confidence and do better!! I always get all done up for races or rodeos. Seratelli hat or Charlie 1 Horse hat always. Hair done, nails always done (never had an issue with ripping any off and I always have them done! Acrylic not gels though) even my horse looks her best. She is always brushed out tail braided mane has no tangles whatsoever, matching colors for her tack with a lot of bling, she is such a barbie brat that even she knows when she looks good and wants to strut her stuff even more!!
Drum Runner you should really try the Silver jeans they are super comfortable, not as much bling as the MissMe but still equally awesome!!
I havent been much into the blingy jeans, its Q-Babies and RM Williams jeans for me! However I found an awesome pair of Cruel Girl jeans online, can anyone tell me how they fit? I was a 7/8 in wranglers but am just moving down to a 5/6, but I have a ghetto booty!
Shirts, at work and smaller camdrafts I just wear bright coloured half button shirts, Dust N Boots are my favourite. For bigger events I have some Wrangler, Ariat and Thomas Cook shirts I love.
I have this Tony Lama belt:
And this Tony Lama belt too:
I wear Ariat Terrains for work but for drafts I have Ariat Western R-Toe boots. I just can't wear anything square or pointy toed, I think it makes my feet look MASSIVE so i'm limited on pretty boots! If anyone knows any fancy boots with a cuban heel and a rounded or slightly pointy toe I will love you!
My hair I just pull back in a pony, I have never tried curling it though! Any tips for curling really THICK hair that is easy, as i'm lazy ha ha?
Earrings I love pearl ones, especially with diamontes around. I'm searching or my perfect pair, a small half pearl surrounded by small diamontes. Harder to find than I thought!
I never wear makeup when I ride, i've never even thought about it!
I don't wear nailpolish often as I always forget to take it off, and half chipped polish is not a good look!