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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cowgirl Boots Crossed

I completely understand if some of you do not relate to this style. That's okay. Just envision it with riding or ankle boots. It can easily be replicated with a simple change of footwear, but I had to slip on my cowgirl boots for one last push. Push? Yes, push. 


Forever 21 Dress (option here and here) // Goodnight Macaroon Vest c/o (on sale) // Tony Lama Boots // Express Crossbody c/o (option here and here) // KO Jewelry Necklace c/o // Forever 21 Belt (option) // Lilac Bjoiux Bow Bangle c/o // Forever 21 Black Bangle (option) // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife  

Maybe push isn't the best word, but it was the first one that came to mind. I chatted with you guys a month or so ago about how I longed to become the official style correspondent for the iHeartRadio Country Festival. This isn't a contest. I am not in the running with anyone. There is no voting. It's is a role that I conjured up in my own head. I was unable to score tickets because the festival sold out faster than I could grab a pair online. I thought, why not apply for a couple of press passes and blog about it while having some fun along the way.

I am not asking for a handout just because I have a blog. I fully intend to work this event, share some styling tips beforehand, promote it and all it's glory and give everyone up-to-date details before, during and after the show.

I applied for an iHeartRadio Country Festival pass several weeks ago. They will announce the press pass "awards" on March 1st. This is do or die, people. If you have been reading my rambles for any length of time you know that I am a die hard country music fan and every single performer(s) that will be on stage are on my "I LOVE YOU" list.

This is one of the hottest tickets in town. I am sure that every radio station DJ and editorial reporter has applied for this pass. I would too. Um, I did, and I did it because I know that I can add a different spin on the event. My hopes are to reel in an additional audience and still keep current country music fans engaged. 

I am 100% putting myself out there to you and everyone else that is reading. I am okay with that; I think. If I didn't try to win iHeartRadio's heart, come March 29th I would wonder if I could have made it happen for myself. You never know if you don't try. So, here I am trying, asking and promising that I won't let any of you down.

I will keep y'all posted if I am accepted or rejected. Cowgirl boots crossed for the next few weeks!

 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

66 comments:

Stesha said...

I loooove this look! Its a great way to spice up cowgirl and still look chic as ever! gooood luck on getting those tickets my fingers crossed girl! love ya to pieces!!

xxS

Alice Warren said...

This is such a great outfit! I have a pair of cowgirl boots and have worn them maybe 2 times. I don't even know why a city girl like me even have a pair. I am sending you positive vibes that you will get these press passes!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Erica Zar said...

Such a great outfit! I actually really love the cowgirl boots!!

Hope you win those tickets! Good luck!

xo, Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

Diary of a Debutante said...

So cute! You really can't go wrong with plaid and cowboy boots. Love it!

xo,
Stephanie
Diary of a Debutante
www.thediaryofadebutante.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

My total city-girl self actually reallllly likes this outfit! I have "country roots" so of course I have a pair of boots in my closet so I'll keep them crossed for you too! I love that you make opportunities for yourself and really put your all into things like this. You are awesome and I think that you'd be a fabulous style blogger for the event and hope the organizers see that too and see what a great asset you'd be to the audience they already draw in and all the younger/fashion forward country ladies they could be drawing in with your help! Go get 'em, girl!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Nidhi Patel said...

I really really hope you get the press passes so I can live the event vicariously through you! The line up is AMAZING!!!! I've individually seen Luke, FGL, Lady A and Jake Owen and they are all so great live, I can only imagine a concert with all of them together! Best of luck!

Nidhi
An Unblurred Lady

Michelle, Remy and Me. Jewelry said...

Love the boots esp. the zipper on the inside. Best of luck with the tickets!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Fingers & toes crossed for you lady! =) If anyone deserves it, it's you!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Cate @ Wild Ruffle said...

Good luck! How amazing would THAT be? You definitely picked the perfect outfit to win. :)

Eva Marie Taylor said...

Adorable! You totally deserve the press passes!! (Insert thumbs up emoticons here!!)
Eva Marie

Porcelina said...

Howdy! I've just found your blo and really love your style. THe Western look is great, though I can't wear a full on Cowboy hat here in Wales without getting some odd looks... Glad to have found you! P x

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this outfit and it is perfect with the cowboy boots, I do hope you get accepted, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

xo
​PinkSole​

Clairejustine oxox said...

Great outfit and pictures :) thanks for hosting...

Becky M said...

I love the boots! And good luck!

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Victoria Mason said...

Love the look and it looks warmer than it has in the past few weeks! :) SO excited for you and this possible new way to get out there. I'm so glad you went for it!!!

L,
Vicky
www.themummychronicles.com

Susan Jeffries said...

Oh I am so hopeful for you! You would do a fabulous job and it would be so much fun!! I am a huge country music fan too! I actually met my husband at Jamboree in the Hills - look it up(: And I would wear cowboy boots every day if I could! Good luck friend!! Susan

Charnele Michel said...

I really hope you get it Shanna! I'm crossing my finger for you!

P.S. Love that fur vest!

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Nina Piccini said...

Loving this cowgirl look! I too am a huge country fan and wish you luck with your press pass!!

xo, Nina
http://afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com/2014/02/hangin-tough.html

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOO hoping this works out for you! I would love to follow along!

Ashley said...

First off....I love the cowboy boots, and want a pair myself.

I want this to happen so much!!! Let me know if there's any more tweets/emails/whatever!! I can do. You'd be SO perfect!

Rebecca said...

I am wishing you all the luck that you get all the passes you need on this event that means a lot to you Shanna.....I know you will do a great job! And you are looking so cute again in this ensem.....the cowboy boots added the extra flair!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

myrosecoloredshades.com said...

I absolutely love this look, especially because I would have never thought of it. These are neutrals but the combination of textures and patterns really make an impact. And the cowboy boots are perfect.

Cynthia
http://myrosecoloredshades.com

Dhruvi said...

I'll keep my frozen fingers & toes crossed for you! Love .... love this outfit! You look great, as always! Good luck!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

Kellie said...

Love your look here!!! There's something fantastic about mixing black & brown in my opinion!! Once again, I'm amazed that your dress, which is great, is from Forever 21!! Best of Luck to you with the iHeart Country Radio pass...I'll look forward to your coverage either way, but for your sake, I really do hope you get in!!
Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

JP Lord said...

GAHHHH I just love this outfit! You are absolutely adorbs - and totally belong at that concert! I hope to high heaven that they give you a press pass so I can live vicariously through you! Good luck girl!
xox

Caroline said...

I'm always so proud of bloggers when they don't undervalue themselves and their craft & take the initiative to go make things happen! Passion and hard work really pay off! This is an adorable outfit, and one that totally sings to my Houstonian heart. Are you making it to the Rodeo this year?!

Lewis Lane said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. Looks like I will be in Austin May 15-17 for my god sisters graduation from nursing school at UT

Always Maylee said...

You look adorable! Such a cute outfit. And I hope you win iHeart's heart!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Daily Express said...

What a brilliant idea to apply for a press pass! Best of luck in getting it, and I love your country-inspired outfit today. It looks very you, and I can tell it makes you happy and proud to wear those boots, which is always a good fashion decision. As always, thanks for hosting a great linkup! -Gina
On the Daily Express

Vain and Simple said...

I love this outfit! Have yet to jump on the fur or cowboy boots bandwagon but I love how they look. Who knew they would look so great together too?

Stephanie
http://www.vainandsimple.com/

Setarra said...

I'm not the big into country music but I seriously applaud you for going after your dreams girl! I hope you get these press passes! And who knows, you might just make me a believer of country music :)

TheTinyHeart said...

My fingers are crossed for you, Shanna! You look adorable in the gingham dress and cowboy boots!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!!! I know you will get a pass! And I LOVE this outfit! I wear my cowboy boots every possible moment I can, and I'm a northeastern girl (somehow I swear something went wrong and I was actually meant to be a country girl) ;)

Rebecca Lately said...

I hope you get it, Shanna! You deserve it :)

Sarah Tucker said...

I've got everything crossed for you!!

Whitney Ellen said...

WOOH! GO, SHANNA GO! I'm rooting for you and they're be CRAZY not to pick you. You are, most definitely, the girl for the job and will be the most stylish damn press pass holder there!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

That is the cutest gingham dress. So adorable. Great Faux Fur Vest too and I am in love with your boots. You styled this so well.

Check out how I styled my Neutrals Outfit today. A pleasure linking up with your fabulous self, as always. =)

All That Glitters said...

You are the cutest ever! I'm rooting for you! I have been trying SO hard to win tickets for myself too...... If only we were rich and famous...

Kym said...

You look adorable, Shanna! You so should be the festival's style correspondent, even if that position doesn't officially exist :) Good luck getting a press pass!!
xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny
Chicnova giveaway

Because of Jackie said...

I love your dedication to creating this fun role for yourself. I mean, if we don't go after what we want, how will it ever happen? You look cute and sassy and perfect for the music fest;)

Helene in Between said...

You got this girl! And totally love how you dressed up this look. How could they not ask you?!

Sarah said...

Love this look and I think the cowgirl boots totally work, and you're right you could easily switch out the footwear for something else. Good luck, I'm rooting for you to get that pass! Fingers and toes crossed!

Dani Marie Krum said...

I am loving these checks with the cowgirl boots! PERFECTION!
XO
Love Me, Dani Marie

A Silver Snapshot said...

I feel so invested in this iHeartRadio thing. Crossing my fingers for you, Shanna! Are you doing anymore Twitter promoting??? Happy Wednesday!

Silver
A Silver Snapshot
asilversnapshot@hotmail.com

Linda Cassidy said...

I know I said it before but I think this would be an awesome pairing plus you have inspired me, I volunteer backstage at several music festivals and I think I will start blogging this year about the behind the scenes aspect and fashions you find. Good Luck and I sent a tweet for ya.

CodeOverdressed said...

Such a cute outfit! Love the cowgirl boots, you rock them! I really hope you get the pass, keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Leaving the Corner & Dipping My Toes said...

No cowboy boots here but I will cross my FL flip-flops for you. I would love to see your take on this.

Natalia
http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

BTW I love your boots

Samantha Curtis said...

LOVE that look and boots and fingers and toes crossed they pick you to do it! You'd be amazing and totally deserve it! xo

Lindsay Truax said...

Perfect setting for those cute cowboy boots.

pinkandnavystripes.com

Nikki said...

Love this look! That dress is so cute, and I love it with the fur vest. Good luck with the press passes- That is a great idea! You better tell us all about the famous people if you get to go!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Dressing Up For Me said...

Love the combination of black and white gingham and brown! :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Good luck with the tickets!! And I think those cowboy boots look great with your outfit! Totally you!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Penniless Socialite said...

Good luck! I think a style correspondent for this even would be so cool and different. I'm not a country music fan...but I am a fashion fan!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Kelsey Lenay said...

LOVE those boots! My grandpa is really into cowboy boots-I have always wanted a pair but I could never find my dream pair. I almost bought some once in Tennessee but holy expensive! They were definitely the real deal! Love the fur vest too, gorg!


Xo, Kelsey

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

You look so country cute! Great look for you :)

Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

I am wishing you so much luck for the press pass, that would be so amazing. I am a hardcore country fan too, so I completely understand where you are coming from. I love the way you styled your dress with your boots, you are adorable. Again, lots and lots of luck to you!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Absolutely love that dress and vest paired with brown!!

Jessi said...

I love this!! The cowgirl boots are super cute with this dress and your hair looks gorgeous! Good luck! I'll cross my fingers for you!

Jessi
www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

Tea&Sequins said...

My boyfriend's parents moved to Dallas last year and bought me my very first pair of cowboy boots. I can't wait to wear them this spring and summer! Good luck with the press pass. I think it's awesome you're advocating for your blog and the perspective you could take on the festival!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

I will cross my fingers for you too!!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Jeff Smith said...

Nice post love reading it

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TaraMixandMatch said...

Really love this dress on you!

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

I'm a country girl at heart so definitely crossin my boots for you to go.... and give me recaps on everything since i can't go :) Good Luck!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Loving your outfit. And yes, fingers are crossed for you. Whatever happens...you tried. Sounds like a lot of fun. I may not be as die hard fan-like as you are but heck I'd be sooo nervous... :)

Michael said...

This outfit is beyond adorable!!! I hope you get to do this! Fingers crossed for you!

Ashleigh said...

I hope you win! I may just steal this idea for the Buckle Up country music festival coming to Cincinnati this summer!
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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