Have a beach trip planned this summer? You better! Gotta get bronze. We're going to let you take a peek at what we are keeping in our beach bag this summer.
We wouldn't want you reading a boring book on the beach or realizing you left all the snacks inside.
Frozen fruit: If you freeze your fruit before you head to the beach it stays colder much longer. Hot fruit is gross. Plus, you'll still be feeling good in your bathing suit after snackin'. Our favorite frozen fruits are blueberries, bananas, grapes and raspberries.
Mara Hoffman Landscape Dashiki Cover-up: We've gone all heart eyes over this coverup. The colors are awesome and make it easy to match with almost any bathing suit. You might even catch us wearing this off the beach. It's just too cute. You can snag our coverup online and have it shipped right to your door!
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: If the title of this book sounds familiar, it's probably because you've been seeing the commercial for the movie adaption. Read it before you see the movie! No one ever says the movie is better than the book, and I doubt this will be the exception. It's an unlikely love story with a unexpected ending. You'll be teary-eyed through the last few pages.
Maui Babe Browning Lotion: This stuff is the BOMB. Seriously. It's an awesome alternative to all that slimy tanning oil. Put this lotion on after you apply sunscreen to accelerate your tan. You tan quicker and it gives you that coveted brown glow. It's made with all natural Hawaiian products...you skin will thank you. You can pick up this lotion at Ulta or Target.
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey: If you're not into the love stories, this one is for you. Melanie is a seemingly innocent, intelligent young girl. When you find out the truth behind what she is and what lies in her future, you will be shocked. It's a high suspense, page turner. You won't be able to put it down.
Mara Hoffman Flight Bikini: The colors....the pattern....Mara can do no wrong. We are keeping this bikini in our beach bag because it's going to look great with our new tan. Let us ship the Mara Hoffman Flight Bikini to you for your next trip to the coast...or pool day.
White Cheetah Chaser Towel: Mark your spot on the beach with this fierce cheetah beach towel. You can grab this towel or one like it at our Baton Rouge store for $70. We have tons of statement towels to brighten up the beach.
Infused water: We love drinking infused water on the beach...so refreshing. It's the perfect answer to that fruity drink craving without all the calories. Plus it looks so pretty when put together in a clear water bottle. Our favorite infused water combo includes blueberries, fresh mint, lemons and cucumbers. You can't mess it up. Just throw a handful of blueberries and a few mint leaves in a water bottle then shake it up to muddle. Add a few slices of lemon and cucumber then fill the bottle with ice and water. Viola!
Tkees: These flip flops are the ultimate summer staple. You can throw them on with anything. Wear them on the beach and then throw them on with a sundress for dinner. They can do it all. They're available in different colors at our in-store locations.
After Sun Body Mist: After a long day on the beach your skin is probably a little dry and rough. Hopefully not burned. Either way, this aloe infused body mist quenches and soothes sun damaged skin. We love a spritz or two on the way back from the beach. Perfect way to cool down and end the day. You can buy it at our Baton Rouge location.
Love the beach bag itself? So do we and we can ship the wander tote bag straight to your door!
We hope you get to take advantage of our beach bag favorites on your next vacay. Get to a beach soon and start relaxing. We hope your summer is filled with sun, sand and adventure.
The Rodéo Girls
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
The Rodéo Girls
We are thrilled to announce that our latest project is officially live! Rodéo Wrapped is the perfect way to share a little fun, thoughtfulness and love with your favorite people! We know there is nothing better than celebrating life with the people you love, whether that's a birthday, a new job, a baby, or just because it's tuesday and you are alive! But sometimes distance gets in the way and a phone call just can't quite do it justice. That's where we come in! We've curated our favorite products into themed boxes for just about any occasion. Now you can send the celebration straight to your nearest and dearest!
You're probably wondering what occasions you can use these for exactly. Allow us to explain a little more...
BIRTHDAY: It's her birthday! Light the candles and pop the confetti. This day only comes once a year and it's her special day to shine! She'll know just how much you care when this party box arrives. It's got all the best items to help her celebrate from dawn 'til dusk!
THE BEACH: So your BFF is going beachin' without you. You could get mad, or you could send her the perfect package of goodies for her fun in the sun! Yes, let's pick kindness. Send her on her way with a waterproof camera and all the other essentials for a wild time. And if she's under age, we've got options for her too! With this gift, it's like you'll be there by her side anyway!
CONGRATS: New Job? New House? Just got engaged? Or maybe she just managed to make it through the day without spilling coffee on herself. Really there are hundreds of reasons to send this party box to your favorite lady. Help celebrate the woman she is without being there yourself. We don't think she will mind the extra attention one bit!
PAMPER: Her "hustle" tank is out of gas. All the Pinterest mantras in the world can't get this Girl Boss out of her slump and back on track. We all need breaks now and then to rest, recharge and get ready to face another day. She refuses to take a break but you can tell she's burnt out. Looks like the perfect time to send a Treat Yo' Self box her way! She'll be so happy for a break from the real world, even if it's only for an afternoon.
BREAK UP: Her heart has been broken! She needs a girl's night ASAP. But you can't be there. So who's going to participate in binge eating chocolate, while watching sappy movies and hating on the male human race with her? This box might just do the trick in your place! A wine glass, chocolate and a few reminders of why she's the greatest. Heartbreaks hurt, but at least she doesn't have to hurt alone!
WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID: You're getting married! Hooray! Now it's time for all the decisions, like how you are going to ask your very best gal pals to stand by your side while you say "I do!" We've got an idea! Just send them this sweet little box and there's no way they can refuse you. (Not that they would anyway!) We've got an option for the Maid of Honor too!
GENDER REVEAL: Gender reveal party? That's old news. We've got the best new way to spill the beans about the gender of your growing baby! Send those closest to you a surprise box that will let them discover the gender of your baby in their own home! This will literally be one of the best mail surprises they will ever receive!
How does it work? It's pretty simple, actually! Just add the box of your choice to your shopping cart. At checkout you will give us her name and shipping address as well as your name and billing address. In the comments section, just let us know how you want us to sign the card! And if you need to customize or add to a box, we are more than happy to help make it suit your needs perfectly! Just send us a note on our contact page and we can get started! And just so you know, it's perfectly acceptable to send one of these super cute boxes to yourself!
We can't wait to help you start gifting!
The Rodéo Girls
You like free stuff? We do too! We teamed up with the amazing San Francisco blogger, Kelsey Kaplan, to give you the chance to win a pair of gorgeous earrings. These sparkly, statement earrings will take your outfit to the next level.
Kelsey styled these earrings with patterned, wide leg pants and an off the shoulder top. She looked fabulous! For more styling tips and details on the outfit check out her blog post.
Now, what you've all been waiting for. To win these earrings simply...
1. Follow @rodeoboutique and @kelseykaplanfashion on Instagram
2. Like either Rodeo or Kelsey's photo of the earrings
3. Tag two friends in the comments section
The giveaway will close on 4/24/2016 at 11:59 PDT and the winner will be announced via a direct message. Good luck! We can't wait to see how the winner wears these beautiful earrings.
If you're still coveting these earrings after the giveaway, you're in luck. We have these earrings and ton of other sparkly, statement earrings on the online store right now. Statement earrings like these take your outfit from a cute one to a memorable one. It gives your outfit a pop that will have people asking where you got your outfit from. Check out our fabulous earrings here.
-The Rodéo Girls
Dressing for a festival has become almost as important as the festival itself. It's all about looking effortlessly cool. But we all know the effortlessly cool outfits are the ones that take the most planning. Check out our last post to see the best upcoming festivals, then let's get to outfit planning.
We have tons of new festival options on the website. Among our favorites are graphic tees, crop tops, easy dresses, and cut offs.
We love this outfit because it's so easy. Throw on a tee and some cut offs and you're good to go. Also, you look like a seasoned pro. You're too cool to have planned an intricate outfit. It says, "I'm just here for the music."
Imagine dancing around a festival in this bright dress. It's made for twirling. Also, when all your friends are sweating their butts off in their ripped jeans, you'll be happy you wore this breezy dress.
Music festivals and crop tops go together like peanut butter and jelly. Pair this adorable crop top with jeans or cut offs and you're ready to hit the festival.
You can snag any of these great new arrivals here. See you at the fest!
The Rodéo Girls