IT'S FALL IN TEXAS
Signs of Fall here in Texas don't generally include changing leaves and sweater weather. The changing season is more often marked by football kickoffs or the State Fair, and for those of us who enjoy the wide open spaces, it might be weekends enjoying ranch life.
With slightly cooler temperatures, sweeping landscapes to roam and wildlife to explore, ranch life is a tranquil escape and preferred way for us Texans to unwind for the weekend.
A Saturday during dove season is well spent with family and friends, exploring the Texas terrain, tuning in to college football and capping off the night with a good meal and a sunset drive. There's nothing quite like it to fill your bucket.
We decided to capture the season in our state by heading out to the Hill Country and styling our Fall line with some of our favorite Texas brands.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY WITH WESTERN SPIRIT
Just because you're out in the country doesn't mean you have to rough it! Entertaining family and close friends on these weekends can be casual but special. Playing off the surroundings, lay your table with wildflowers, unscented taper candles, and natural textures. We finished our table with Amber Smoke Glassware from Estelle Colored Glass. Handblown in Poland, Estelle's "jewels for your table", make for a lovely staple for entertaining or the ideal hostess gift. Reminiscent of times past, these vintage-inspired glasses fit right in at the ranch, around a table or campfire where stories of yesterday are shared as the sun goes down.
RANCH WEEKEND WEAR
Boots are essential when it comes to ranch attire, and Miron Crosby's are showstoppers hand made right here in Texas. Sisters and founders Sarah and Lizzie joke that growing up, while friends would receive jewelry to celebrate milestones, they would get a new pair of boots! The sisters' upbringing on a West Texas ranch contrasts their early careers in New York City, and their boot designs reflect a genteel union influenced by their lives in these parts of the country. If you're looking for boots that make a buzz, you'll want to pick a pair from Miron Crosby. Customize yours with their concierge service, or stop in to their studio if you find yourself in Highland Park Village in Dallas!
An undeniable compliment to a pair of Miron Crosby boots is a hand embroidered piece from the Mi Golondrina line. A modern celebration of traditional Mexican garments, these colorful tops, dresses and skirts can take you from day to night and city to country. These spirited pieces give you versatility and breathability with a flair using colors and motifs found in nature. The name comes from founder Cristina's time spent at her grandfather’s ranch house in Mexico, where small swallows or ‘golondrinas’ nested in the eaves of the roof. She now envisions these golondrinas "flying about, delivering the beauty of Mexico to women all over the world".
Don't forget to accessorize! The yellow rose is synonymous with Texas, and a symbol of friendship, joy and caring. What better accessory to finish your look with than a piece from our Fall Rose Collection?
Whatever your Fall fun looks like, we hope you find the perfect Susan Shaw piece to compliment your look.