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Bestie Beach Bod Workout

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If your friend asked you to hang out, but you already had plans to go to the gym to workout, which would you choose?

Ha! We all know the answer to that one.

Any excuse to get out of going to the gym is good enough for us. But it's summer, which means shorts and bikinis...no more excuses!

 

You don't necessarily have to choose between hanging with your friends and hitting the gym. Personal trainer Cathy Chesney helped us put together a fun, quick beach-body workout that you can do with your bestie. Put on an upbeat workout playlist and get to it. Some of our favorite workout jams are "7/11," by Beyonce and Justin Timberlake's new song, "CAN'T STOP THE FEELING."

 Best part? You don't even have to leave the house. Grab a yoga mat and let's started. 

 

1. Tug of War 

Tug Of War Workout

Works back, core, arms and shoulders. This exercise will have you lookin' great in a crop top. Sit facing each other with your knees bent and feet touching. Roll up a towel tightly and each grab an end. One person reclines to lie face up on the floor and places their right hand above the left, then left above right to pull themselves up until they have reached a seated position (shown in picture). Return to starting position and repeat for 30 seconds. Switch position so your bestie knows why you're huffing and puffing. Cathy reminded us to keep our abs pulled in tight the whole time. 

 

Preform these next exercises for one minute each. Then preform the whole set again. 

2. Nice to meet ya 

Bestie Handshake Workout

Works chest, shoulders, and core. This one had our arms a little wobbly. Get in plank position, either on toes or knees, facing each other at about an arm's length apart. Bend elbows and lower your chest to the floor. Abs in tight! As you push up lift your right arm to shake your partner's hand, then lower arm and repeat. Switch the arm you shake with on each push up. 

3. Pop a squat 

Bestie Squat Workout

 Works legs and butt. You'll be rockin' your cut-offs. Stand facing each other about a foot apart with feet a little wider than your shoulders. Grab each others hands and squat until thighs are parallel to the floor. Return to starting position. Cathy reminded us to keep our backs straight the whole time. No hunching over! 

 

At this point we needed a little motivation. We had to know what we were working for!  So we took a breather and got a milkshake to share (because we're being healthy). 

4. Reaching crunch 

Reaching Crunch Workout

Works core. Have one person get in the crunch position, legs raised, knees bent forming a 90 degree angle. Pull your abs in tight. Crunch up and have your partner hold the milkshake (or medicine ball, whatever floats your boat) at the very top of your reach. Continue crunching and reaching for that shake. 

 

5. Twist it 

Twist It Workout

Works core, legs and butt. Hold a milkshake (or medicine ball, towel, etc.) in front of your tummy and stand back to back with your partner with feet shoulder-width apart and knees bent. Twist to the left as your partner twists to the right to hand off the milkshake. Then rotate in the other direction and grab the milkshake. Continue twisting and feel the burn...or freeze in your hands. 

6. Have a seat 

Workout For Thighs, Butt and Arms

Works thighs, butt and arms. We're talking buns and guns here! Sit in a chair and have your partner put their hands on your knees, elbows slightly bent and just outside of their hips. Have them squeeze their knees and butt together as they lower themselves down then push up with their hands until their elbows are fully extended. Sit back and wait for your turn! 

One of you has got to be tired by now. While someone takes a breather, one of you try this much more rewarding form of a pushup. 

7. Treat yo' self 

Treat Yourself After Your Workout

Enjoy Ice Cream After A Workout, You Deserve It

 Works shoulders, arms, core and thighs. There should be a reward at the end of every push up. Get in the plank position on your toes or knees. Keep your abs in tight and don't let your butt sink towards the floor. Bend your elbows and lower yourself towards the floor for a sweet sip then push back up. Push ups have never been so satisfying. 

 

We found ourselves giggling through every exercise. Working out with a friend beats working out alone any day. But we are going to feel it tomorrow for sure. When you're done with your workout, take a second to relax. You did it! 

Bestie Workout Fun

Or just use this as an opportunity to sneak a sip or two. She will never know.

 

Thank you so much to Cathy for the work-out routine! You'll have us looking great on the beach. 

 

P.S. Check out all our awesome new activewear. If you're gonna work out, do it in style. 

 

Keep dreaming. 

-xo

The Rodéo Girls 

 

 

 

Tags: activewear, lifestyle, rodeo boutique, summer, workout

Painting Pumpkins with Brandee Sandusky

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="3600.0"]                                            Our artist and teacher for the night -- Brandee Sandusky and one of her adorable pumpkins!                                             Our artist and teacher for the night -- Brandee Sandusky and one of her adorable pumpkins![/caption]

On the week of Halloween, we decided to host a pumpkin painting party with one of our favorite local artists, Brandee Sandusky. Brandee is an abstract painter here in South Louisiana. (She's got big talent and an even bigger heart!) On Monday night, she brought her paints and paint brushes to our store to teach our customers how to take pumpkin decorating up a notch. We are always on the look out for new ways to make things pretty! We had such a great time learning from her and enjoyed getting to create beautiful pumpkins to adorn our front steps in the process.

And as always, Anna Grace stole the show! :) But how could she not, with the cutest Halloween dress and the prettiest pumpkin to match. Watch out Brandee, you may have some competition in the future. Ha! 

A big thank you to everyone who came out the the event, to Brandee for teaching us your ways, and to the ladies of Julep Studio for photographing the event!

You can check out Brandee's art on her website!

Keep Dreaming,

-xo The Rodéo Girls

Photography by Julep Studio

 

Tags: abstract art, art, Artist Feature, decor, DIY, fall 2015, inside scoop, painting, pumpkins, Rodéo Boutique, Rodéo Events

Lookbook: Troop Rodéo

by Carol Meche | | 0 comments

Rodeo Boutique Lookbook

A few weeks ago, we packed up our Louis Vuitton's and headed to the woods for a magical forest photo shoot. Our goal was to incorporate nature with our favorite pieces for Fall, while also having a killer time. This may not look like regular camping to you, but it is exactly how Troop Rodéo would set up camp... 

We, Rodéo Girls, were ready for whatever the woods would throw our way. (As long as it didn't get us too muddy. We like to stay looking our best even in the forest.) We packed up the essentials before we made our trek into the woods (gummy bears, sour candy, s'mores, cocktails, facial masks and bath soaks. You know, the essentials.)

And since no camping trip is complete without celebratory sparklers, we decided to bring some along with us! We had such a blast on our adventure to the woods. Who is coming with us next time?!

These are just a few of our favorite images from the shoot. To see the whole lookbook, hop on over to our Lookbook page! And if anything catches your eye (like that amazing pink plaid coat), be sure to stop by either of our locations to try it on!

Keep Dreaming,

-xo The Rodéo Girls

A big THANK YOU to our favorite photographers, Kelli and Jaime from Julep Studio! You ladies are magic! 

Tags: behind the scenes, camping, fall 2015, fashion, Fashion Lookbook, Fashion Photography, Julep Studio LLC, look book, photo shoot, Photo Shoots, Rodéo Boutique, Rodéo Style, Style

Lookbook: The Greenhouse

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Fall is right around the corner, which means it's time to put away our spring & summer lookbook and welcome something new. This Greenhouse shoot was easily one of our favorites to date. From the lush green environment to the delicate and feminine clothes, it just oozed that "Rodéo Girl" feel. While we could have stayed in this greenhouse all day (we hate being trapped indoors), it is so exciting to know that Fall is almost at our doorstep. Instead of admiring succulents and bright flowers, we will be welcoming falling leaves, cool breezes, and the scent of the forest. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's just soak in the pictures from this gorgeous lookbook for a little bit longer...

Keep Dreaming, 

The Rodéo Girls

A big thanks to our favorite photographers at Julep Studio for their mad skills shooting this lookbook!

Tags: fashion, Fashion Lookbook, Fashion Photography, look book, photo shoot, Photo Shoots, Rodéo Boutique, Rodéo Style, Spring, Summer

Lookbook: Fall In The City

by Carol Meche | | 0 comments

It's finally September and that means we are officially entering into fall!  We don't know about you, but here at Rodéo we are so excited to transition out of our summer wardrobes and dive right into fall fashion!

We recently shot a new lookbook downtown to feature a few of our favorite new looks for the season.  

Fall in the City will show you how to wear your favorite fall pieces even if the weather doesn't exactly feel like fall yet.

It's chic boho at it's best!  We loved mixing feminine silhouettes with animal prints, leather, and some really fun graphics too!  It's everything that we are excited about for the season and that we think you need in your closet at home!

 

We picked a few of our favorite images from the day to show you, but make sure to check out the lookbook tab where you can see all of the images from the photo shoot!  

We can't wait to see you around town in your fall best!

What are some fall trends that you are excited about wearing this season?  We are pumped to hear all about them!

Keep Dreaming,

The Rodéo Girls

Credits:

Styling and Photography: Carol Meche and Leigh Ann Chatagnier

Hair, Make-Up, and Modeling: Brittney Bowers

Tags: Animal Prints, Fall 2014, Fall in the City, fall style, Fall Trends, Fashion Lookbook, Fashion Photography, Feminine silhouettes, Leather Style, Lookbook Fall 2014, Photo Shoots, Rodéo Boutique, Style, styling