My mom worked several jobs to make ends meet, when my sisters and I were growing up. As a single mother with three daughters, holidays were especially tough – she never wanted us to be without. I remember her taking on yet another job at Grifs, our local Western store, so she could put the best gifts under our tree. She used her employee discount (and all of her earnings from those extra hours she worked) to get us all matching tooled belts, horse themed jewelry boxes, halters, and riding boots. It was such a huge deal to us. To me, there was nothing cooler than a pair of jeans and some riding boots. I was always that girl in the horse shirt, if you didn’t already guess that.
With all of that in mind, it makes sense that my family was extremely excited for me to collaborate with Ariat. They kept asking when I would be posting my outfit. We’re horse people, so getting a pair of Ariat boots is pretty exciting! Well, I’m not wearing jeans and I’m clearly not on my horse (he’s in Florida), but hopefully this look passed their test. Don’t think I didn’t contemplate wearing one of my horse shirts – the thought crossed my mind. You can take a girl off the ranch, but you’ll never ever ever take her horse shirts…or her boots, for that matter! Which brings me to the best part of the post. With the holidays coming up, I’m happy to share yet another amazing giveaway with you all.
Ariat is generously offering a pair of boots for one of my lucky readers. To enter, simply fill out the form below, letting me know which pair of boots you want and how you’d style them for fall. Contest ends 11/27, winner will be chosen at random. Winner can select any pair of boots, excluding the Monaco and Exotics collection.