I Feel Pretty | Texan

For this month’s Mother/Daughter Style post, Cavender’s outfitted the girls and me with some western wear.  Yee haw!  If you don’t know Cavender’s then you don’t know western wear.  They are a family-owned retailer started in 1957 and are synonymous with the well-dressed Texan.

Even though I’ve lived in Texas for the past (almost) eighteen years, I was raised in Pennsylvania.  Western wear was all new to me when I moved here.  At my first job out of college, I got invited to go country line dancing (out of body experience) and then to my first western-themed charity event.  The tight jeans, cowboy boots and western shirts were like something out of a movie!

Fast forward to today and I’m totally comfortable rocking my own pair of cowgirl boots.  I love how Cavender’s offers modern western wear, like the skirts and jeans we’re wearing in today’s post, along with more traditional items.

The girls and I were easily able to find cute outfits with a fun bit of western flair.

Cavenders Alison Full

Cavenders Alison Close

Cavenders Alison Boots[On Alison:  Skirt:  Flying Tomato c/o Cavender’s/Tank:  Mossimo/Denim Shirt:  H&M/Boots:  Old West c/o Cavender’s]

Cavenders Ava Front

Cavenders Ava Back

Cavenders Ava Boots[On Ava:  Shirt:  Cowgirl Hardware c/o Cavender’s/Jeans:  Miss Me c/o Cavender’s/Boots:  Corky’s c/o Cavender’s]

Cavenders Aubrey Full

Cavenders Aubrey Close

Cavenders Aubrey Boots[On Aubrey:  Denim Jacket:  Kohl’s/Skirt:  Ocean Drive c/o Cavender’s/Tank top:  Aeropostale/Boots:  Laredo c/o Cavender’s]

Visit Cavenders.com to shop more western wear.

SPRING STYLE ME CHALLENGESpring Style Me Header 2There are just two days left to register for the Style Me Spring Challenge!  We’ve had close to 300 women sign up so far.  I can’t wait to be your personal shopper and virtual stylist for spring.  The Facebook group is amazing, it makes me so happy to see everyone strike up new friendships and share shopping and style tips.  The Facebook group alone makes the challenge worth signing up for!

Registration closes at midnight tomorrow and the shopping list will be released on Friday.  A winner of the $500 J. Jill gift card will also be chosen on Friday.  I’m beyond excited!  There’s still time to sign up if you want to join us, just click HERE.


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  1. Annette

    So nice to see you in this Western look! You three ladies look absolutely gorgeous. I love the traditional feeling mixed with the trendy elements.
    Fabulous post, Alison!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  2. Carylee

    Awww! I grew up in San Antonio and this totally makes me homesick! The first time I took the husband home to visit, we made a stop at Cavenders :)You ladies look Texas great!

  3. Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    Love the bright colors on your skirt! The skirt on your older daughter is adorable and those leopard print rain boots on your younger daughter are very stylish. My daughters would love those.

  4. Laura

    Your daughters look darling! I am loving that gorgeous skirt on you!

  5. Lauren

    These are such cute outfits! I really love that gorgeous printed maxi you picked out!

  6. Tracy M

    You all look so stylish! Your daughters are adorable and look like they are having fun. I want those leopard boots for my daughter. I love the print of your skirt. It’s perfect for warmer weather.

  7. Rachelle

    you are your girls are so pretty, love that skirt you’re wearing.


  8. karri

    i love your older daughter’s cowboy boots!!!!

  9. Suzanne

    I LOVE those Aeropostal boots on your daughter. They don’t have anything like that on their website now.

    Great photos.


  10. Morgan

    Such a fun post! And I always love seeing your girls with you! Love the Texan theme. 🙂

  11. Ashley

    I love this bright, gorgeous skirt- the print is so much fun! And the girls look super cute. What a stunning trio. 🙂


  12. Anna Belle

    I love your necklace! Turquoise was always my favorite part of a southwest look!

  13. Vanessa

    That skirt is beautiful Alison! I would probably look out of place here in Ohio in it, but it looks amazing on you 🙂 I do rock three different pairs of cowboy boots though 🙂

  14. Ginnie

    Love your outfit … the skirt is stunning! I’ve been coveting a pair of boots for a while. Definitely need to check out their website!

  15. Kari Maddox

    By FAR my favorite post in the last month! I love the styles enough that I went online and ordered the skirt and will probably be ordering the Corky’s boots! I see them in Canton and get flip flops from them all the time! Love!

  16. Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)

    How cute are you girls?! I love that it’s not over the top western, like spurs and chaps. 🙂 That skirt you’re wearing is gorgeous and Aubrey’s cowboy boots are super cute!

  17. Abby

    What a gorgeous skirt! I love the colors and the flow of the fabric. It pairs perfectly with the denim shirt, too. 🙂

    xo Always, Abby

  18. Shaunacey

    LOVE the skirt! Beautiful family.

  19. Niki C.

    You and your girls look beautiful! I love your skirt!!!

  20. KC Saling

    I love all of these! Such a fan of mixing skirts and cute boots. I keep hoping that one day I’ll get stationed in Texas just so I can justify buying cowgirl boots and a hat.

  21. Tarnished Royalty

    I love cowgirl boots! You and your girls look like you have a lot of fun together. Soak it up! ~Ann

  22. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges

    I’d love to be a ‘pretend’ cow girl for the day! I’m far too scared of horses & they know it! Lol! You look fab Alison! Thanx for being a wonderful Texan hostess! xx

  23. Sofia

    Beautiful pictures of you and the girls.



  24. ADA

    Gorgeous photos of you and your daughters first of all and you are all looking lovely in your Texas best! I am in love with the boots, especially yours and the Leopard Wellies. That Silk Maxi Skirt is the prettiest I have seen so far. I love the pattern and colors. Truly unique and beautiful.

    My pleasure linking up today with my first 2 Outfits of my 30 for 30 challenge. Come take a peak.

    Enjoy the rest of your week. Ada. =)

  25. Stacey

    You and your girls look so pretty! Love your skirt.

  26. Bethany

    You gals are so cute! I love this western wear. Makes me want to move to Texas! 🙂

  27. Willfully Elegant

    Absolutely gorgeous women!! All of you ! Love the prints in your skirt and those boots..wow! Beautiful! Thanks for the link up!!

    Enter to win 1 of 2 $25 Amazon.com gift certificates in the blog 🙂



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