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Skirting The Issue

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As a boutique buyer, trying to figure out the “next big thing” can be overwhelming at times. With all of the runway and fashion shows, street style looks, and vendor suggestions influencing my buy, I have to set rules for myself.

Rule #1- If I like it, I buy it.

Rule #2- Always refer to rule #1.

Paris Fashion Week recently ended (I live vicariously through photos) and the styles were from one extreme to the other. The runway shows tend to lean avant- garde, while the actual street style trends send a different (yet more palatable) message. One common thread I’ve seen on all walks during this time is skirts!

Skirts are leading the way this season as a wardrobe staple. It doesn’t matter length or fit, anything goes. I’ve noticed mini-skirts paired with textured tights and floor-length maxi skirts with layered tops. From billowy, flowing ruffles, to A-line, retro-inspired classics, it’s all about the skirt! And I’m proud of the unique selection we currently have in stock at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

The first two pictures are street style shots in Paris during fashion week. I love how the Parisians take their style seriously. The first time I went to Paris (not for fashion week, for fun) I was in culture shock. Everyone was dressed beautifully with tailored looks and stylish outfits. I did not see one disheveled person in sweat pants and messy hair. It was pretty damn amazing.

The last four pictures are skirts we have at the boutique. We took our own street style shots in Fullerton, and I think we weighed in considerably. Although, we still see people walking aground in pajama bottoms and unkept hair, we’re at least trying our best to set fashionable standards.

Look for long skirts with cascading ruffles in denim, plaid and chiffon. Pair with a fitted T-shirt for an eclectic look.

A-line skirts are timeless, classic styles. Wear alone for a clean, vintage-inspired look, or pair with a tulle petticoat for a Rockabilly flair.

Pencil skirts never go out of style. Invest in a solid black or dark denim piece to mix and match with blazers and other silhouettes. Look for piping details and all-over printed fabrics like polka dots and novelty prints.

Just because you’re not in Paris doesn’t mean you can’t kick up that certain “je ne sais quoi” you’ve been hiding.

Stay Stylish!

xo

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Savannah Kaefer

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Positive Plus

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Tess Holliday is her name and changing traditional beauty standards is her game!

I first met Tess last year at the MAGIC Trade Show in Las Vegas. MAGIC stands for Mens Apparel Guild in California, but has grown vastly over the years, so much they’ve moved the show to a bigger venue in Las Vegas and added women’s and kid’s categories. Buyers from all over the world attend this biannual show to purchase the latest and the greatest items for their stores.

Tess had been working closely with Steady Clothing (one of our top vendors) consulting on plus-size styles and appearing in their photo shoots. She was representing them at their booth in Vegas so we started chatting it up. She began a social media movement using the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards that took off like wild fire. Her modeling posts gained her internet fame and also landed her on the cover of People Magazine. She created the campaign because she was sick and tired of society telling her what she could and couldn’t wear, so she decided… “Eff that! I’ll wear what I want!”

She was constanlty bullied as a kid about her weight, and when she first tried to break into modeling, she was turned down by the industry. But she never gave up. At size 22 she is the first plus-size model to be signed by a major modeling agency (MILK Modeling Management). Her personality is down to earth and her message is strong and empowering. She calls herself a body positive activist and encourages women to love the skin they’re in!

The first pic is of Tess Holliday

The second pic is Josh Brownfield (owner of Steady Clothing), Julie Rasmussen owner of  Roadkill Ranch & Boutique (just me), The Cherry Dollface (another famed internet personality) and Tess Holliday at The Steady Clothing booth during MAGIC.

The third pic is Tess’s cover for People magazine.

The fourth is another gorgeous pic of Tess.

Photo Credit: Joyce Chow CNN, People magazine, Tess Holliday.

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So Commercial!

My BFF April and I met when we were 3 years old. We grew up living next door to each other in Anaheim and have remained close to this day. She now owns a successful beauty salon in Las Vegas and has recently landed her own radio talk show about the beauty industry and all things “GLAM”. It’s called Atomic April’s Radio Glam. It airs every Tuesday from 3-4 pm, and every Friday at 1pm on Vegasallnetradio.com. Sunday at 10 am is the rebroadcast.

Anyway, I’m so excited that Roadkill Ranch & Boutique is an official sponsor of her show. She just created our first radio commercial in her studio and it aired for the first time yesterday at 3. I love it! I took some pictures and made a slide show, so now we have audio and visual. I hope you like it. Listen closely to the end disclaimer; it’s a bit of April and Julie’s on- going shenanigans. (Stay true to your weird self.)

And don’t forget to listen in and spread the word about her show- Atomic April’s Radio Glam.

Thank you April for always supporting us and for your amazing ability to turn any subject into laughter. A big thanks to Ray from Black Acre Leather and Megan Jeanne Photography (and her models) for capturing some great lifestyle shots. I’m so thankful to have great relationships with truly amazing and creative people.

Support those who support you and forget about those who forget about you. It’s that simple.

xoxo

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Viva Las Vegas

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For the past 3 years we’ve  teamed up with our friends over at Steady Clothing for a huge shopping party, and this year is no exception.

“Viva Las Vegas” is the biggest Rockabilly party in the world. It takes place every year in Las Vegas, and it’s 3 full days of fashion shows, car shows, music and entertainment that caters to the Rockabilly lifestyle. Since Roadkill Ranch & Boutique caters to the same lifestyle, we host an annual shopping party prior to the event offering the latest and greatest in styles.

This year we managed to get a pair of Viva Las Vegas tickets (thanks to Mr. Brownfield over at Steady Clothing) to raffle off. Woo Hoo!!! So come on down to Roadkill Ranch on Saturday, March 16th, for tons of style, fun and live music by Hot Rod Trio.

And thanks to Instagram, my new friend Nicolle will be at the store too with some of her awesome, one-of-a-kind hair accessories.

Save the date!

Join us on FB under Roadkill Ranch and on Instagram under Roadkill_ranch for up-to-the-minute event and style info.

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Fall Moods

Happy Wednesday everyone! I just got back from a trip to Wine Country. My little sister got married at Trentadue Winery, so I took a few days off to enjoy family, friends and, well… wine. It was a gorgeous event and the timing was perfect. (Hence the recent lack of blogging.) And, since all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray, wait…that’s a Mamas & The Papas song. Whatever!

Needless to say, I’m back in the swing of things and ready to embrace the fall season. We have so many great things in the boutique right now, so I decided to make a slide show just for you! (Just click on the picture above.)

I hope you enjoy it and next time you decide to go for a walk on a winter’s day, stop in and see me.

OK-  I can’t stop singing, California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas, so I’ve linked it up for your listening enjoyment as well.

xo

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