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Wild and Western! Grace Goes Country Options…

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3D Ranch - The Market

 Besides the fact that we live in Oklahoma and cowboy boots and western wear are fairly common, it’s also time for the Grace Goes Country event that benefits the Grace Hospice Foundation. It’s THIS Friday, September 21,2012. If you are still looking for some ideas on ‘what to wear’, here are a few places to check out! 

3D Ranch - The Market

 Who doesn’t love the traditional silver and turquoise combination, in jewelry, when it comes to the wild, wild west? I love it! And, the red tones are gorgeous too. 

A variety of ways to accessorize any outfit. 

And, did you check out the boots? Loving the vibrant floral, color combination. Rugged, yet, feminine, all at the same time. 

3D Ranch carries a variety of boots by Lane and Old Gringo. I have a pair from 3D Ranch, that were, recently, shown in the collegiate wear segment. It’s a cowboy boot with side zippers. So, for those of you, with a high arch, like me, you can actually get your foot into them. They are wonderful and I am planning my outfit around them for this upcoming event. 

And, rumor has it…a pair of turquoise boots are on their way too! So, keep an eye out – I’m sure they will disappear quickly. 

3D Ranch can be found at The Market, which is at the corner of 81st/Harvard. (There are many booths certain to ‘catch your eye’ on inside!) 

 

Donna's Fashions

And, if it’s an outfit you are looking for, BEFORE adding jewelry and boots, you better head to Donna’s Fashions. 

Donna’s carries a variety of clothing.  But, am certain you will find a little western flare in some of the styles and brands. Strictly, my opinion…but, I think, Donna, herself, is a ‘little bit city’ and a ‘little bit country’. She finds fun and unique looks to combine the best of both worlds for her customers. 

Rustic Cuff is a great jewelry option that is offered at Donna’s too. Made from a variety of textures, fabrics, leathers, and other animal skins, it is a perfect element to add to an outfit for a more ‘subtle western flare’. 

Whether you are more ‘city girl’ than ‘country girl’, Donna’s is sure to set you up in style for any look, western, or not, for any upcoming event you may have on your calendar. 

Donna’s Fashions can be found at 101st/Yale. 

 

Rockin' Sooner Ranch

 

 If you are in the Brookside area, Rockin’ Sooner Ranch is another fun shopping destination sure to fill your western needs. 

Rockin’ Sooner Ranch carries a plethora of merchandise that ranges from clothes to jewelry to boots to home decor. All with it’s own western/southwestern flare. 

Another fabulous destination that will take you by surprise with all of their merchantile treasures. 

Whether you have ‘country’ in your blood or need a ‘little country’ for an event – all of these retailers are sure to give you plenty of choices to complete the look that YOU are looking for….

I hope to see many of you at the Grace Goes Country event this Friday. It supports the Grace Hospice Foundation – which helps fund various hospice centers around Eastern Oklahoma. 

What a fun way to help support a great cause! 

I’m ready for a boot-scootin’ good time! Are you? 

 

Donna's Fashions

 

Links: 

Donna’s Fashions

3D Ranch – The Market

Rockin’ Sooner Ranch Merchantile

Transformed…Inside and Out!

FNOTulsa Makeover Contestants - Lynn (left) and Julie (right)

(photo taken at contestant’s ‘reveal’ on Great Day Green Country)

I had the opportunity, in the past few months, to participate in Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa – Makeover Contest. (For those of you that don’t know what Fashion’s Night Out is..you NEED to know about it and will tell you in a minute!) I  was part of a team of ‘specialists’ (hair, makeup, fashion stylists) that helped ‘transform’ the top two contestants, Julie and Lynn, and have the community vote for the ‘most transformed’. (Voting is still open at www.FNOTulsa.com)

Julie - at Little Black Dress

 

I had the pleasure of working with Julie. I fell in love with her immediately, because of her kind and gracious demeanor. As well as,  she has a smile that lights up a room. Julie is a busy mom who is looking to go back to work, so we kept that in mind when shopping for her. I wanted her to step outside of the ‘safe zone’ a little bit and find something with a little ‘edge’. Something that could go to work during the day, but, still be used to create a look for a night on the town too. 

We started at Little Black Dress (Brookside, Tulsa). We found a beautifully, colored, tribal print, uneven hem, blouse that can be easily worn with a straight skirt or straight leg dress pant for work and throw it on with a pair of dark denim for an evening out. We, then, headed to J.Cole Shoes (Riverside – King’s Landing) to compliment the look. Julie had been ‘doing her homework’ and read about how every woman’s closet should have a good nude/neutral shoe. It lengthens the look of the leg. So, off we went to in search of the perfect nude shoe. We found a beautiful Calvin Kein number that I’m still wondering why I haven’t gone back to get for myself. Beautiful! 

 

Here is what I loved about this whole experience. One, this wasn’t your ‘typical makeover’ where you whisk them in, run them through the paces and spit out the final result. We wanted the contestants to really be able to learn from each specialist, so they could continue on their own. And, two, it was very simple things that Julie said that made my heart fill with joy. She was so excited that I helped find her ‘inner fashionista’ again. She knew her fashionista side was in there, she had just lost track of her over the years. And, what really brought me to tears was the fact that she “already considered herself a winner whether she wins the final transformation or not”. Then, I knew, our job was complete. We had found that confidence and inner beauty that was already within her…it had just been shadowed over time. 

 

Now, for those of you that don’t know what Fashion’s Night Out is…you NEED to know! And, for those of you, in Tulsa, there is a Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa too. It all happens on September 6th, 2012. And, when I say, it ‘all happens’, I mean it is happening all over the world on the same day/night! It’s a global initiative started by American Vogue, Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to create a fun and electric night of fashion and shopping to support the local community. 

(logo courtesy of www.FNOTulsa.com)

It has grown over the years and made it’s way to Tulsa! YAY! This year, Tulsa is hosting Liz Lange, NYC Designer, at The Mayo Hotel for a kick-off luncheon. Liz will share her experiences as a fashion designer and then set your sites on the fall fashions during a fashion show showcasing local retailers, a design contest, and shopping, shopping, and more shopping that takes you right into the evening with a multitude of events happening in stores all over the city. A day not to be missed! 

Get your girlfriends and get ready to SHOP! 

For more information and to buy tickets, go to: www.FNOTulsa.com

Shopping Resources: Little Black Dress, J.Cole Shoes

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