Friday, March 2, 2012

Celebrating Houston Rodeo 
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is happening (Feb.28th-March18th) here in Houston, Texas!  In celebration of this annual event, fashion blogger Lynne Gabriel ( and accessory shop Charming Charlie ( hosted a Rodeo prize giveaway.  I was honored to be chosen as the grand prize winner of that amazing giveaway!  A big thank you shoutout to both Lynne and Charming Charlie!

A sampling of my prizes :)

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed approximately $283 million to the youth of Texas. This charitable organization, supported by 26,000 volunteers, is the world's largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo. More than 350 entertainers from nearly all genres of music have perfomed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For tickets and more information, visit

This year's entertainers include: Alabama, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Blake Shelton, ZZ Top, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Train, and Brad Paisley.  Every year is a star-studded list of entertainers in addition to the actual livestock show and rodeo events, cattle auctions, bull riding, BBQ cookoff, wine tasting competitions, carnivals, a parade...the list goes on and on! 

My new Rodeo swag, courtesy of Lynne and Charming Charlie! :)

Cowboy hat, handbag, and leather metal stud/crystal belt

Cross earrings with animal hair

Bead and charm necklace and cross earring

Leather metal stud/crystal buckle bracelet and cowboy hat ring

Cowboy hat

Stone and rodeo link necklace
Please visit Lynne Gabriel's website for great styling tips and fashion ideas, as well as her personal outfit looks.  She has a strong fashion following (and over 10,000 Twitter followers).  I definitely recommend checking out her site! ( )

Charming Charlie was founded in Houston in 2004.  There are now 178 stores nationwide!  Below are photos showing the interior of the Charming Charlie boutique on Hwy 242 in Conroe, Texas (Houston) As you can see from the pictures, the store is organized by color families.  This layout creates an easy and fun shopping experience for the customer.  You will find all types of accessories - jewelry, handbags, scarves, hats, belts - and even a small assortment of shoes and clothes - all at affordable prices.  Visit the website to find store locations near you and to shop a sampling of items on the website.  ( )
"Red" section of the boutique

"Purple" section of the boutique
I also received a $50 gift card to Charming another post of goodies to come :)

Happy Rodeo!