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Written by on Sunday, July 27, 2014
Western Chic Watches

Stylish Accessories from Sundance Catalog

It can be challenging to find a Western inspired watch that is also feminine and stylish. However, you are in luck, because the Sundance Catalog website features several styles and colors of Western chic watches for women.

The Urbano Watch (left, $80) has a rustic sueded leather band that is also quite feminine. This particular watch is made for a smaller size wrist. I have a small wrist and always have a difficult time finding watches that fit me. It is good to know that the Sundance Catalog website has some great options for those of us with small wrists.

If you are a turquoise fan, you must take a look at the Turquoise Wrap Watch (center, $138). This beautiful watch features blue-green turquoise ovals which form a double wrap around your wrist. It also features a sterling silver toggle clasp and a sterling-tone case. This watch will look fabulous with all of your turquoise jewelry!

The Woven in Time Watch (right, $98) is one of Sundance Catalog's most popular watches. The braided leather watch is available in five different colors, including brown (shown), green, orange, red, and tan. The vintage style watch has a silver plated case and a Quartz movement. And because the band is braided leather, it provides you with an exact fit for your wrist. I love my braided Western belt for the same reason!

If you are thinking about treating yourself to a stylish new watch for Fall, visit the Sundance Catalog website to see these watches and several others.

Urbano Watch from Sundance Catalog Turquoise Wrap Watch from Sundance Catalog Woven in Time Watch from Sundance Catalog

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.

 
Written by on Monday, July 14, 2014
Pat Dahnke Signature Collection

Feminine Fashions from Cowgirl Kim

Texas based fashion designer Pat Dahnke creates some of the most chic and feminine clothing and accessories that you have ever seen. Pat Dahnke truly understands how women want to look and feel in their clothing, and that is one of the reasons why she has been successful for so many years.

If you are looking for some truly unique pieces to add to your wardrobe this Summer, look no further! The Cowgirl Kim website has a wide selection of Pat Dahnke fashions that will have you ready for any occasion. The Pat Dahnke Bright Bias Silk Fringe Top (left, $196) is hand painted silk charmeuse featuring an explosion of rich, bright colors. It is cut on the bias for a very flattering look and hand finished with tied rayon fringe. You can wear this top casually with jeans, or dress it up with black silk pants.

The Pat Dahnke Convertible Skirt/Dress (center, $254) features layers of rayon georgette attached to a 5 1/4" wide stretchy smocked topper. The topper can be worn over the bust as a dress, or worn on the hips as a skirt. Spaghetti straps are included so you can clip them on when wearing it as a dress. The convertible Skirt/Dress is available in Orchid Purple on the Cowgirl Kim website and can also be ordered in brown and black. The Pat Dahnke Cotton Fringe Shawl (center, $78) is also available at Cowgirl Kim in black, ivory, turquoise and melon (pictured below). I love it tied around the hips of the Covertible Skirt/Dress as shown below.

The Pat Dahnke Burnout Top (right, $196) is one of Pat's most popular items. This turquoise silk and rayon top is bias cut and flows around the body like a shawl. You can wear it with a bold concho belt or loose over leggings. You can dress it up or down, wearing it with sandals or boots. Pair it with a tank or camisole for Summer and a long sleeve top or turtleneck in the Winter. It is perfect to wear all year round! One size fits most and Cowgirl Kim has it in both Turquoise and Coral.

Look your best this Summer with the Pat Dahnke Signature Collection. You can find these Pat Dahnke pieces and several more on the Cowgirl Kim website. Thank you to Studio Seven Productions for the beautiful photos.

Pat Dahnke Bright Bias Silk Fringe Top from Cowgirl Kim Pat Dahnke Convertible Skirt Dress from Cowgirl Kim Pat Dahnke Burnout Top from Cowgirl Kim

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers, and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.

 
Written by on Sunday, July 06, 2014
Barbara Hayton Photography

Bringing the Best of Nature to You

I have met several artisans and designers through social media over the past few years. Most recently I discovered a hugely talented photographer on Google+, Barbara Hayton of Barbara Hayton Photography. I was immediately drawn to her photography because she lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and loves to photograph the Tetons, my favorite mountains in the U.S.! In addition, her landscape and wildlife photography is some of the best I have seen. I knew immediately that I wanted to feature her photography in my blog.

Barbara Hayton has loved nature photography for over 20 years, but she has become more serious about it over the past five years. After ten years of seasonal work in the hospitality industry so she could live in the areas she wanted to photograph, Barbara migrated to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a nature photographer's paradise. Barbara loves being out in nature with her camera, and her goal is to entertain, inform, and inspire us with her photography.

I have definitely been inspired by Barbara Hayton's photography, and it was very challenging to select only two images to feature here. I finally decided to share a couple of my favorite landscape photos, and I will feature some of Barbara's wonderful wildlife images in a future posting.

The photo on the left is of Mt. Moran and a sky full of clouds reflected onto Jackson Lake. Barbara took this photo on the Jackson Lake Dam. The photo on the right is of Lupine Meadows with the Tetons in the background. Don't these gorgeous photos make you want to vist Grand Teton National Park? I wish I was there right now!

Visit the Barbara Hayton Photography website to see more of Barbara's stunning landscape and wildlife photography. If you are on Facebook, make sure to like the Barbara Hayton Photography Page so you can see her most recent photos.

Mount Moran and Jackson Lake by Barbara HaytonThe Tetons and Lupine Meadows by Barbara Hayton

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.

 
Written by on Monday, June 23, 2014
Get Summer Ready with Johnny Was

New Looks from Smith and Western

Now that Summer is officially here, do you have everything you need to look stylish and remain cool in the hot weather? Johnny Was clothing is well known for being fashionable, comfortable, and cool. And guess what? Smith and Western has a huge selection of Johnny Was clothing available on their website. So what are we waiting for? Let's look at some fabulous outfits that you can purchase right now!

The Johhny Was Victoria Poncho (left, $245) is a fun, lightweight shirt in a poncho style with lace all around the hem, and embroidery at the neckline. Create a colorful and comfortable outfit by pairing the poncho with the Johnny Was Pete & Greta Linen Cargo Shorts in Orange Burst (left, $178). The scarf pictured below is no longer available, but Smith and Western has several other Johnny Was scarves on their website.

I love Johnny Was scarves, and some of their beautiful scarf designs have been translated into tops. The Johnny Was Thai Blouse (center, $201) is 100% silk and features colorful patterns and flowers. This blouse is a peasant style with a gathered tie at the neck. The variety of colors in this blouse will coordinate with almost anything in your wardrobe.

The Johnny Was Leanne V-Neck Top (right, $200) is perfect to wear with jeans, leggings, or shorts. It is lightweight cotton with a floral petit point design just below the neckline. It looks casual and chic when paired with the Johnny Was Pete & Greta Cargo Poplin Pants in Carribean Blue (right, $200). These lightweight belted cargo pants have zippered pockets on the front and back, and detailed accent stitching on the seams. The beautiful Johnny Was Alamo Scarf (right, $95) is also available on Smith and Western website if you want to complete the outfit.

Visit smithandwesternonline.com to see and purchase these Johnnhy Was pieces as well as many others (including several items that are on sale!).

Johnny Was Victoria Poncho and Pete and Greta Linen Cargo Shorts from Smith and Western Johnny Was Thai Blouse from Smith and Western Johnny Was Leanne V Neck Top and Pete & Greta Poplin Pants from Smith and Western

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers, and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.

 
Written by on Sunday, June 15, 2014
Santa Fe Scout Collection Handbags

Hand Crafted in Santa Fe

I have been a fan of Santa Fe Scout Collection Handbags since I first read about them in a Santa Fe based blog. Since then I have gotten to know owner/designer Dana Waldon, and it has been exciting to see her handbag business grow and prosper!

Dana Waldon creates her distinctive line of handbags using reclaimed materials including vintage Navajo weavings, horse tack, silver conchos, leather fringe, horse hair tassels, and more.  Each bag is built by hand one at a time, and no two handbags are alike.

I am featuring some of the newest Santa Fe Scout Collection handbags in hopes that they will still be available when you read this. Dana's handbags are so fabulous that they often sell extremely quickly!

The Rocketbuster Handbag (left) is made of a reclaimed Navajo rug featuring a vintage steer buckle with sterling silver buttons, a horse hair tassel, and hand cut leather fringe on the side. The closure is made from braided leather with an elk tip. The bag is trimmed with chocolate leather and includes a an old horse tack strap that Dana found in Taos. This handbag is one of my favorites!

The Hello Katie Handbag (center) was named for Dana's new little foal, and it is the first of its kind. The elegant pattern of this Navajo weave is simply accented with a sterling silver butterfly inlaid with turquoise on the front and back of the handbag. This handbag is trimmed with chocolate deerskin and sterling Navajo buttons for accents. I love the shape and size of this handbag!

The Silver City Clutch (right) is also the first of its kind. It is a comfortable clutch that you can wear under your arm or in your hand. It measures 19" X 10", making it large enough to hold an iPad. Made from a reclaimed Navajo weaving, it features a sterling silver Thunderbird, a strand of sterling concho belt, and five Navajo buttons along the top. The front of the bag features an elk tip for decoration, along with one hand stamped Navajo sterling button. The top of the bag is made from beautiful deerskin, and the handle is a piece of horse tack. I don't think I have ever seen a clutch as cool as this one!

You can find Santa Fe Scout Collection Handbags on the Santa Fe Scout Collection website (free shipping throughout the U.S.), and in Santa Fe at Santa Fe Dry Goods on the Plaza, and at Circle Antiques at 1219 Cerrilos Rd., Ste.1. Santa Fe Scout Collection handbags have also been featured in recent issues of Cowboys & Indians Magazine.

Santa Fe Scout Collection Rocketbuster Handbag Santa Fe Scout Collection Hello Katie Handbag Santa Fe Scout Collection Silver City Clutch

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers, and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.