The one thing I love ALMOST as much as I love ranching? Fashion. Crazy, right? Ninety percent of the time I’m so covered in dirt that strangers don’t realize I’m a Jessie (the common female spelling), rather than a Jesse (the common male spelling). It’s true… working with cows, I don’t get much of a chance to dress up; but I love getting the chance to put an outfit together, whether it’s for a barbecue, rodeo, concert, or dinner date.

My own personal style really started to blossom after college. I hated looking like every other woman in a black pantsuit, so I would incorporate a little something western into each day’s outfit. Somedays it was a pair of snip toe boots, other days it was a chunky turquoise necklace. Over the years my style has definitely evolved, but I still consistently find myself wanting to appropriately stand out from the pack. I like to call it “practical, with a western-chic flair.”

Two up-and-coming local events, where dressing up is always fun, are the Snake River Stampede (SRS, July 19-23) and the Mountain Home Country Music Festival (MHCMF, July 29-31). With the help of Catherine (D&B’s Clothing Buyer) and Jen (D&B’s Internet Content Specialist), we put together a few outfits that you can rock at almost any event this summer, and definitely at SRS or MHCMF.

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This white romper from Wrangler was undeniably my favorite outfit of the day. I’m usually not a romper fan but this one might have turned my mindset around. For me, the key was that the shorts had a semi-modest inseam and the waist cinched at a flattering place. Paired with a belt and a beautiful pair of Corral Vintage boots, this outfit will be perfect for an evening rodeo performance.

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My other favorite, a definite MHCMF outfit, was this black top/shorts combination. This long, black tank has modest slits down each side and fringe, fringe, fringe! I tied the slits on my right side into a knot, which changed the length making my shorts a bit more visible. Speaking of shorts… these Miss Me Cloud Dye Denim shorts are so awesome. They are a great blend of denim, and a comfortable inseam. And did I mention they’re on clearance?!

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If you’re somebody who feels more comfortable in pants, I would highly suggest this Wrangler Cold-Shoulder Top and Wrangler Aura Jeans. This cold-shoulder top helps to show off a little skin, in a classy way. As for shoes, you have plenty of options! Wedges, boots, mule, etc. anything would fit this little ensemble!

Right now D&B is running their 2016 Snake River Stampede sale, which is full of great deals (July 13-17, 2016). Select Wrangler jeans are buy two, get one free; and If you spend $50 on Wrangler products, you can get a Snake River Stampede ticket voucher. Vouchers are only available while they last, so hurry on over to your local D&B!

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