Rodeo Boutique in Baton Rouge played a huge role in the creation of this blog. Way back when (I worked there from 2008-2011) Shanna, the owner and my dear friend, told me I should start a blog. At the time I could not imagine a worse job as I LOATHED writing assignments in college. But after I left Louisiana and settled into SF, I discovered a new found talent and interest: writing! As it turns out, when the subject matter is something I am passionate about, writing suddenly becomes fun. Anyway, I have been a certified “fashionista” since birth. Before I was even 10 years old, I was helping a family friend price items at her New Jersey clothing store. I even modeled her collection of Dansko clogs in local fashion shows before they were a household name! And surprise, surprise I majored in Textile and Apparel Merchandising at LSU.
Rodeo Boutique is a Baton Rouge ESTABLISHMENT. It is the go-to store for fashion forward clothing. Every single item is hand picked by Shanna and I would gladly own one of everything. I was amazed by her sense of style and taste since day one, and 10 years later, I still am. It was at Rodeo Boutique where I realized just how much pleasure I get out of coordinating thoughtful ensembles. I knew I was good at it when regular customers would come in asking for me! They wanted me to dress them for football games, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, etc. You know who you are!
It only seemed appropriate to revisit my roots during a Rodeo meet-up with OG followers and new insta-friends alike! Because of the close proximity to LSU, a lot of students shop at the store. And because of my alumni status, many LSU students support my blog. I am forever grateful for my purple and gold community. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, team Rodeo, for the Southern hospitality!
And a special thanks to the following contributors. Without you, this event would not have been as beautiful.
Cookies by Gourmet Girls – do you ship to Cali?!
Lipstick Chocolates by Ambrosia Bakery – there are no words.
Beauty sleep courtesy of Hotel Indigo – BEST dog friendly hotel in downtown Baton Rouge!
Glam courtesy of Air Salon and Blow Dry Bar.
Video by Fireside Films.
Photos by Ava Trimble.