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    Christina Greene Jewelry | Squash Blossom Necklace | $1,100 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Christina Greene Jewelry
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    Strom Rinzen | Cream Leather + Gold-embossed Alligator Leather Purse and Champagne Hair on Custom Hide Belt with Swarovski Crystals + Hand-cut Cream Leather Fringe | $155 and $245, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Strom Rinzen
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    CITY Boots | The Georgia | $650 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of CITY Boots
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    Dos Carolinas | Custom, Handmade Guayaberas | Shirts from $160 to $280 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Dos Carolinas
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    Ila and Bertie | Custom, Hand-Embroidered Vintage Bandana | $35 and up | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Ila and Bertie
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    Emerson Rose | Byron Dress Mexicali by Show Me Your Mumu + 3 Stone Moon Necklace by Gemelli | $145.95 and $74.95, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Emerson Rose

Shop These Texas Designs for Your Showstopping Rodeo-Ready Look

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Houston’s abuzz as everyone gets ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo. This unmatched, multi-week event kicks off on Tuesday, February 27 with Garth Brooks’ sold-out concert, and the good times (which include a big-purse Rodeo, some of the biggest names in the music industry, the largest Western shopping mall, a carnival, and amazing food) roll on through March 18.

Before you saddle up and head down to NRG Center, you need the perfect outfit to flaunt your Western wear finest. We’ve done the research, and we’ve got a blue ribbon bunch of brands and designers whose wares will have you kicking your heels. Hover over the photos above for details and the links to shop.

From one-of-a-kind, natural stone jewelry to beautiful, handmade boots, one thing’s for sure: These fabulous styles will have you rodeo ready in no time.


Christina Greene Jewelry

Founded in 2011, Christina Greene’s eponymous collection of upscale, artisan-crafted jewelry showcases the beauty of natural stones from around the world. Designed in Houston and handcrafted in Joipur, India, semi-precious stones and 18K gold plating shine in each piece. Check out her collections at the Rodeo, in Booth E6107!


Strom Rinzen

Exclusively owned by interior designer Torie Halbert, Strom Rinzen’s journey began at the Rodeo, making custom furnishings for the Entertainer’s VIP areas backstage. Now, the brand has expanded to create custom, handmade women’s belts and purses right here in Texas.


CITY Boots

Combine generations of artisanry with the quality of custom boots, subtract the year-long wait, and you get CITY Boots, Dallas-based Lizzy Chesnut’s beloved brand. From booties to “Tall Top” boots, each pair is handmade with top quality materials from Lizzy’s expert designs.


Dos Carolinas

Founded by Caroline Matthews, each custom-made Dos Carolinas guayabera is hand-tailored to order, using fine fabrics in a range of styles. For over 25 years, customers have chosen Dos Carolinas to craft their comfortable, unique shirts, all inspired by timeless Latin American design.


Ila and Bertie

Designer Amelia King has Southwestern style in her blood. Her signature stone-focused Sterling Silver jewelry was inspired by 70s style icons and her grandmother’s bold Texas pieces. King’s hand-embroidered, custom bandanas have also been a big hit—check out her collection inspired by the Houston Rodeo!


Emerson Rose

Founded by Houstonian Bonnie Reay, her fantastically-curated boutiques carry everything from apparel and accessories to gifts and décor. Shop Emerson Rose on 19th Street in the Heights or its new Montrose location.


Featured image courtesy of CITY Boots.

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

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