Happy October Ladies! We were lucky enough to work with Style Me Lauren this month, below she shares this month's favorites with you!
Hi guys! So excited to be back on the blog sharing some October favorites with you!! Right now, army green is trending and with that comes military inspired jackets! Or is it the other way around!? ;) Either way, I'm all in and SO loving this trend! Today I've teamed up with Rural Haze to share with you my favorite way to style an outfit and sharing 3 different army inspired jackets and accessories that I know you will love!!
First up is this darling Baird Safari patchwork jacket with a faux fur hood. Anything with a fluffy hood is instantly adorable in my book! This jacket fits true to size, has a full length zipper and I love that it has a cute tie in front. The patchwork only adds to the cuteness of this jacket! This jacket is warm, cozy, and cute! I paired this jacket with The Empire Erimish bracelet set and a darling Hobo red wallet! I love how the reds really complimented the cute red patchwork!!
With the beginning of school, the end of summer and the air starting to get a bit more breezy and cool again, Rural Haze has just what you need to spice up (or pumpkin spice if you know what I mean) your closet this Fall! Whether it is a sweater for evening dinners or a casual long sleeve to wear around the house, we have the styles for you.
Winnett Fringe Cardigan
This stylish cardigan is definitely a favorite this season. Dress up or down with the many ways that this comfy piece can be worn. A little tuck in the front can make all the difference and add a cute swooped neck for a little flair. A simple edition to your fall wardrobe and a must have this season!
Axtell Scallop Top
If you can’t tell, we are a tad bit obsessed with everything scalloped. This fun top is perfect for a fall evening out or just another day at the office. With versatile colors, black and rose, this piece can be styled up with slacks or a pencil skirt, as well as a casual addition to your favorite jeans. Another essential to your closet as fall soon arrives.
Big Sky Cold Shoulder Dress
I fell in love with this dress the minute I pulled it out of the box. The soft texture and simple colors make it so easy to pair with your favorite jewelry or some of our famous boots. As featured in pictures of the rodeo by one of our gals, Alyssa, this dress stands out in crowds. It lands as one of our fall arrivals because it can also be worn with leggings and boots during the chillier autumn days. Grab em before they are gone!
Bozeman Keyhole Sweater
Last but not least is this perfect and simple piece! The keyhole style is in ladies and Rural Haze is ready for you. We are in love with the colors and feel of this sweater and you will be too. A simple tee to put under any cardigan and the perfect lounging shirt!
About two years ago, a friend referred me to the blog www.stylemelauren.com, I fell in love. She is all kinds of classy with a little spice. Fast forward thru a few months and I felt startstuck for the first time.
I was pulling to my driveway one afternoon and got a phone call. 'Hi Jane, this is Lauren Condit' *Silence* 'With StyleMeLauren' *Stop breathing*
Ha! STYLE ME LAUREN is calling ME. A mutual friend had let her know that we started as an Etsy shop and she was looking into starting a handbag line (which is amazing btw). Long story short, she launched her brand and joined us at many of our holiday shows. From Salinas to Vegas, we got to know each other. She has amazing lashes, a beautiful heartfelt smile, a kind demeanor and a stellar work ethic.
Lauren's blog has blown up and you all need to do yourselves a favor and follow. She was kind enough to highlight a few of our favorite dresses. See below, or better yet, go to www.stylemelauren.com to read the blog and sign up for her adorable newsletter <3
This post is the first of our 'Meet the Maker Series' and we couldn't be more excited to launch it with McIntire Saddlery!
We brought on McIntire Saddlery following WESA Denver Market in January and it has been flying out our door since! Her handcrafted cuffs, earrings, and hats are a must-have for any edgy gal who wants to show a little color!
We put Miranda McIntire in the hot seat and grilled her. Here are our favorite snippets!
Where are you based? Originally from Breckenridge, Texas, but my business is in Eastland County.
What is the background on your craft? I grew up in my uncle's shop watching him make saddles my whole life. I attended college at Tarleton State University and got an Ag Degree with a minor in Business. While in college, I worked for other saddle makers. After graduating college, I started my own business, mainly doing custom leather work. I have a wholesale line that I am very excited about, but I still try to do my custom leather work when possible.
What made you take the plunge? I have done leather work since high school, and after college on the side while selling Ag Commodities and Real Estate. Eventually, I had enough leather work to do it full time. After 15 years of just doing custom leather work, I was able to develop a wholesale line to market to stores.
What sets McIntire Saddlery apart? Everything is hand made, not on a production line. I use high-quality products and leather.
What is the best part about your job? I am able to be available for my daughters. Being a single mom, that is hands down the best thing about this job. I am also lucky enough to employ my friends that want to see this business succeed.
Who do you admire? My Parents. They are the perfect example of a hard worker's and have instilled the same work ethic in me. My Dad taught me there wasn't anything that I couldn't do because I was a girl. He also taught me the importance of being a fair, honest person. I am working to instill those same values in my daughters.
Favorite quote? My favorite quote is "Live like someone left the gate open". I had a horse that would run for the gate and when I heard that quote, it reminded me of him and reminds me to run after what I want in life.
Miranda and her beautiful daughters:
Check out all of Miranda's work by clicking: https://www.ruralhaze.com/collections/vendors?q=McIntire%20Saddlery
P.S. We are restocking soon! <3