By Kathryn Barkey
That’s why I have compiled a few fun items that every cowgirl has secretly desires from afar. From luxe items to affordable ideas that are available now. If you wish to send this link to your significant other as a small reminder; I see no sin in that. Do you see something you like and would rather buy it for yourself? No shame in that either! Keep in mind, this holiday is not for only for you love-struck couples out there; so don’t forget about your mom, sister, daughter, best friend, and anyone else who is special in your life. Don’t forget ladies; we too can show how special that man in our life is. It doesn’t have to be cliché or mushy, so I added some tasteful ideas at the bottom. So go share the LOVE and let us know what you think!
Fragrances by Gypsy Soule:
New from our favorite Texan Gypsy Sisters – three fragrances starting from light to heavy for every occasion in our glamorous life. They not only come in awesome bottles, but they smell amazing too! I caught up with Sarah Farmer at Gyspy Soule, who gave me the scoop: “Wild Child is light and fruity.” Sarah comments, “Freedom is in the middle in terms of heaviness, with floral tones and Rebel is your heaviest options with a musky vibe to it.” My personal favorite is Wild Child, but I could easily wear all three! Retailed very reasonably at $70.00 www.gypsysoule.com
Also new from Montana Silversmiths, a chic, and fashion forward look .The Brand of Champions is bringing more than gold buckles to the show in 2015 in terms quality gems, and silver. Brittney Blaylock, Marketing Coordinator for Montana Silversmiths favors this piece for Valentine’s Day: “The Opal jewelry set captures a timeless look trending this season with canyon colors reflecting the light and spirit of the beauty in nature.” Brittney adds, “This is the highest quality synthetic fire opal and cubic zirconia. This piece is silver plated, and the steps we take in producing these items allow us to give our customers the highest quality-to-price ratio.” This is a piece you can wear all year round, for any occasion. When you buy Montana Silversmiths, rest assured you are investing in quality. $79.00
STS Ranchwear – “The Miss Favor” Croc Satchel
Everything about this Satchel makes my heart skip a beat. It is beautifully crafted with rich brown croc and black accents. I love pieces with a mix of brown and black, because you can pair them with either brown or black outfits making it a very versatile piece. This particular bag has a luxurious feel, it’s elegant enough to wear to dinner parties but western enough to throw in the truck and go down the road. This piece is justly priced at $233.99. A great investment piece that is timeless enough to have for years.
Need some ideas for the Men?
What is the coolest hat on the market right now since Hooey? BEX caps. The same BEX that brought you top grade performance sunglasses bring clean, adjustable, fitted, and flex fit hats. Mixing textures like black corduroy with mesh backs gives these caps an edge not found anywhere else in the industry. Guys can wear them roping, golfing, nights out and everything else in between. Trust me, in “Guy World” there is no such thing as too many ball caps. Minimally priced just under $30.00 http://www.bexsunglasses.com/#!bex/cicy
CINCH Sport Cologne is a top seller in men’s cologne and easily found at almost every major western store. If you haven’t tried it already, it is very modern and fresh with notes of ginger, grapefruit and nutmeg. This is not your dad’s cologne! It smells expensive and nice without having to spend a lot of money, priced perfectly at $49.99. Find more info at http://www.cinchjeans.com/
Double J Saddlery
Double J Saddlery of Yoakum, TX is known for quality leather items from saddles and tack to amazing leather purses and detailed belts. When you come across that dark oak leather, bronze hardware, and eye-catching rustic details; you know it is Double J. They set the standard in leather goods in today’s saddlery market. For a Valentine’s Day gift fit to impress and will last a lifetime, I suggest a belt like the one pictured below. You get natural toned beading with pops of turquoise, along with the bronze hardware making this a very gentleman-like belt. He can pair it with almost any color, and it will look sharp on special occasions. Most importantly, it is thick and hardy enough to wear out on the ranch every day. $350.00 http://doublejsaddlery.com/