Cowgirl Tunic Tops. A Must Have

By Elusive Cowgirl
on January 07, 2019
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Cowgirl Tunic Tops. A Must Have

Tunic Tops a must have staple in every cowgirls wardrobe!  What is considered a tunic top? It is longer that a women's shirt but shorter than a dress.  A Tunic top can be worn with jeans or leggings. The trick is to wear the tunic in a way that is most flattering for your body.

I Love pairing tunic tops with a pair of leggings and Knee High Cowboy Boots. I always suggest to our customers to pick a solid color tunic. Then buy a couple pair of printed leggings. You get more bang for your buck if with a solid tunic! 

Here are some suggestions on how to wear your tunic:

  • Pair a loose tunic with slender bottoms: straight or skinny jeans, not flared or baggy. A more fitted tunic can go nicely with a boot cut pant.
  • You can wear shorts with a tunic! Just make sure we can see those shorts beneath that tunic (i.e the shorts need to be longer than the hem of the tunic) and if you have great legs, this is a great way to show them off as shorter shorts with a loose tunic can be a great combination.
  • Adding a belt to a tunic can look great, but then forgo a necklace.
  • Billowy tunics can be held in by a shrunken jean jacket and/or a heavy necklace, or belt.
  • I’ve never seen a tunic look good with a skirt. If you want the look of a tunic with a skirt, just buy a tunic dress.
  • If you pair a long tunic with bermuda shorts, wear wedges, as you’ll need to visually add more height to your lower leg to balance the length of the tunic, plus the length of the shorts, all of which is happening above the knee.
  • A tunic is a classic style that is forgiving for many women to wear. Embrace it!

Happy Shopping! 

Elusive Cowgirl Boutique Has You Covered

By Elusive Cowgirl
on November 29, 2018

Elusive Cowgirl Boutique Has You Covered

Those sunny summer days are almost here! The most important thing to have during those hot summer days (besides sun block) is a great pair of sunglasses. Having a stylish pair of Cowgirl sunglasses is a must but having UV protection on your lenses is imperative. Not to worry Elusive Cowgirl Boutique has you covered! Each pair of our sunglasses is manufactured with lenses with UV 400 protection. UV 400 is a form of ultraviolet radiation protection associated with sunglasses. UV 400 protection is considered to provide close to 100 percent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. This is very important for your delicate eyes. Our shield sunglasses are a universal fit for all shapes of faces. And more importantly these western sunglasses are stylish! Choose from over 60 exclusive designs. Each pair of sunglasses is manufactured with Swarovski crystals and metal conchos. We hope all our cowgirls have a fun, safe, and fashionable summer!

 

Western Holiday Tablescape

By Elusive Cowgirl
on November 07, 2018

Western Holiday Tablescape

Western Holiday Tablescape that is on trend and easy to make.

The holidays are almost here and it’s always fun decorating the ranch. This year I wanted to decorate my dinning room table that would work for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I was looking for a western decor idea that was elegant and easy to make. I came across this Pumpkin and Antler idea on Pinterest last week. This Western centerpiece was so easy to make that I had to share with you!

What you will need to make this Western Tablescape:

2 Medium Sized Pumpkins

7 Small Pumpkins

3 Votive Candles

5 Bleached Antlers

4 Small Bunches of Flowers

If your table is longer than a standard sized kitchen table I would suggest doubling the materials needed. I love the white on white look in this picture. However, I’m a purest when it comes to fall colors. When I made this centerpiece I used orange pumpkins. And instead of white flowers I used yellow/orange roses. Some of our Elusive Cowgirl Boutique Facebook fans suggested spray painting the pumpkins silver or gold. This is a really great idea too! Whatever your décor color pallet is; you could paint and alter the colors of the pumpkins and flowers. This is a very versatile tablescape for everyone! Not to mention very cheap to make. Everyone is on a budget but that does not mean you can't decorate with flair. This whole project cost me $20 to make. I had the antlers and candles in my closet. If you did not have antlers you could use branches instead. And if you did not want to use flowers you could arrange fall colored leaves in a vase. I hope you have fun making this centerpiece!

For fun home decor items check out our unique trinket section on our website: Or Click Here

Using Corrugated Metal In Home Design

By Elusive Cowgirl
on October 03, 2018
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Using Corrugated Metal In Home Design

For the past few months I have been looking for ideas to redesign my bedroom. I currently have the bohemian chic design with vibrant colors and hanging lanterns. But after a long day at 2 jobs I want to come home to something more relaxing. Being a country girl at heart I've decided to change things up a bit and go for a "Modern Cowgirl Look". Black and White Aztec pillows, Cream Colored Bedding, Cowhide Rug, Vintage Black and White Cowboy Photos, Black Leather Chair, Black and White Pendleton Accent Blanket, and Cream Colored Walls. And a Corrugate Metal Accent Wall?

To achieve this Modern Cowgirl Look I have been on Pinterest for inspiration. And I have become obsessed with Corrugate Metal . Especially corrugate metal that has a distressed look. Unfortunately, we do not have scrap yards in my area that carry old corrugated metal. However, I did find 2 methods of distressing the metal to give that authentic weathered look. 

I start renovation on my room next week! And I cant wait to see how this distressed metal wall looks in my room. Below are the steps i will be taking to distress sheets of corrugated metal before I install them. The photo above Sparked My Inspiration and hopefully it sparks inspiration for you too!

Hydrogen Peroxide and Salt Method:

Step 1

Work in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes. Put on safety goggles and gloves.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with water and add enough liquid degreasing dishwasher detergent to create suds.

Step 3

Clean the corrugated metal with the solution to remove all dirt, grease or grime. Rinse it clean and wipe it dry or let it air dry. Use a wire brush that can scratch up the surface of new corrugated metal to help it rust better.

Step 4

Pour a generous portion of hydrogen peroxide into the spray bottle.

Step 5

Spray the cleaned corrugated metal with the peroxide as it lays on a flat surface.

Step 6

Sprinkle the table salt on the metal while the hydrogen peroxide is wet. Cover the hydrogen peroxide with a thin coat of salt so it interacts with the hydrogen peroxide. As you sprinkle the salt, you can see it begin to work with the hydrogen peroxide.

Step 7

Rub the item with a rag to remove the salt after it has dried. Repeat Step 4 through 6 until you achieve the rusted look you want.

Step 8

Apply a sealing coat if you don't want the rust to rub off, such as a polyurethane or acrylic spray.

White Vinegar and Bleach

Step 1

Mix 1 part of vinegar to 2 parts of bleach in a bucket.

Step 2

Pour or spray the solution onto the corrugated metal.

Step 3

Let the corrugated metal air dry. Wipe off excess rust if desired.

Step 4

Spray the item with an acrylic high-gloss or matte sealer based on your preferences.

Spreading A Little Luck

By Elusive Cowgirl
on September 26, 2018
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Spreading A Little Luck

The horseshoe is probably one of the most well known good luck symbols of the Western world. Hanging a horseshoe above a doorway will protect the home and bring good luck. Many believe it's important to hang your horseshoe with the points upwards. This hanging position ensures the luck will not escape. Others believe that hanging the horseshoe with the points down ensures good luck poring down on everyone that walks underneath the horseshoe. 

No matter how you hang your horseshoe your belief behind the symbol is all that matters. Sometimes its the sight of a symbol like a horseshoe that gives you hope.  The sight of it encourages you to do your best and believe in your dreams. To have faith that "today" is going to be a  good day when its a difficult time. I think we treasure our symbols because they are tangible. The sight of them snaps us out of our daily grind and remind us of our ambitions. It reminds us that we are alive and have dreams! 

Link To: One Of A Kind Horseshoes 

Budget Friendly Home Decor

By Elusive Cowgirl
on September 05, 2018

Budget Friendly Home Decor

Western budget friendly home decor is the best decor! We love finding ideas that are cute and cheap. Sometimes just walking into your barn or horse arena is all you need to do to get your supplies to decorate. Here are 3 of our favorite western decorating ideas on a budget!

1) Galvanized Water Trough Table: Has your water trough seen better days? Give it a new life by adding a wood top (if you have old bar wood even better!) This side table has great storage for extra blankets and toys! 

2) Galvanized Water Trough Turned Wood Rack: What do you do with that old galvanized water trough with a rusty bottom? Cut the bottom out and stack your wood! Have you cowboy add side legs for stability. Not only is this functional to keep your wood dry its super cute!

3) Stirrup Picture Frame: This would be a cute gift idea for any age. As your kids grow keep there stirrups and turn them into picture frames.

Materials:

Meal rod or wooden dowel

2 Looseleaf Book Rings 

5-10 Clear Picture Frame Sleeves

These 3 home decor ideas can be made quick but have a dramatic effect. Not to mention they are cheap to make! Sometimes all it takes is a little bit imagination and a walk around the farm to find your next inspiring project! 

Looking for Cute Western Home Decor Items? Click Here 

 

 

Cowboy Cookies

By Elusive Cowgirl
on August 17, 2018

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies Recipe For Your Special Cowboy! Who Does Not Like A Little Sweet Treat? These Amazing Coconut Oatmeal Cookies Will Not Only Capture The Heart Of Your Cowboy But Also Your Family! This Cookie Is A Fun Twist On The Simple Oatmeal Cookie. We Hope That You Enjoy This Recipe As Much As We Did! 
Ingredients
2 Eggs
2 cups Oatmeal
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 cup Brown sugar
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Butter
1 cup Coconut
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cream butter and sugars
  2. Add eggs and vanilla
  3. Add dry ingredients
  4. Add oatmeal and coconut by hand
  5. Add chocolate chips and nuts if desired
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Now Pour Yourself A Tall Glass of Milk and Enjoy! 

Light Up Your Home Decor

By Elusive Cowgirl
on July 21, 2018

Light Up Your Home Decor

Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room. Hence proper lighting is an important element of decorating your homes. Both natural and man-made lighting helps with the illusion of space. And the style of lamps you choose can help express your home décor style. Sometimes just adding a cute accent lamp can help bring your western home decor theme together.

PURCHASE THIS LAMP CLICK HERE

Accent lamps can help highlight a specific part of your home but not overwhelm the space. They are perfect for an entry hall or a side table. It also creates a better mood and atmosphere for your home. Accent lights are meant to be used along with your general lighting and are not meant to be the main source of your lighting. Usually, accent lamps are lower wattage then general lighting. It is suggested that accent lamps be turned off after 8hours of use.

Light is the main element that gives the room a special look and transforms it into a seamless combination of functionality and style. Sometimes choosing a fun accent lamp is all that you need to bring a room together!

Western Boot Lamp Now Available  Click Here

Southwest Antler Lamp

By Elusive Cowgirl
on March 23, 2018

Southwest Antler Lamp

Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room. Hence proper lighting is an important element of decorating your homes. Both natural and man-made lighting helps with the illusion of space. And the style of lamps you choose can help express your home décor style. Sometimes just adding a cute accent lamp can help bring your western home decor theme together. 

This simple DIY Lamp is a excellent weekend project!

Materials You will Need:

                  - Antlers (Found or Bought)

                  - 1 1/2" - 2" Round Rope

                  - Pendent Lamp Socket With Cord 

                  - Edison Light Bulb 

Directions: Tie a loose knot around the base of your antler. Before you tighten the knot, thread the cord in between the cord and the antler then tighten!

Light is the main element that gives the room a special look and transforms it into a seamless combination of functionality and style. Sometimes choosing a fun accent lamp is all that you need to bring a room together!

Visit Our Home Decor Section For Other Lighting Ideas! Click Here

Decorating With Cactus

By Elusive Cowgirl
on January 15, 2018

Decorating With Cactus

When I think of a Southwest landscape I imagine a baron, but majestic landscape dotted with 3 post cacti, blue sky, and big white puffy clouds. With over 2,000 cacti ranging in all different shapes and sizes it’s no wonder theses prickly succulents have captured the Southwest. The cactus has been incorporated in southwest decor, landscaping, Jewelry, and even fashion.  The Cacti can uphold in the most extreme tempters and are drought resistant.  Because of its adaptability to extreme conditions the cacti have come to symbolize endurance.

While surfing the web I found these fun decorating ideas with potted Cactus's.  All you do is change out your linens maybe add some roses to create a different themed table.  In addition, you are saving money because you are not throwing away your decor after your party! 

Cheers To Having a Awesome Dinner Party!