Who else is counting down the days until Stampede? It is my favourite time of the year – the boots, the rodeo, the corn dogs, the mini donuts, the deep-fried everything, the country shows. I used to work there so that I could be there for all ten days, but I couldn’t once I had a full time job.
Every year I tell myself to buy a new Stampede dress (usually white lace, or a flowy floral) during the year so there is no mad scramble a few days before when everyone else needs one. This year I found a gorgeous dress and boots (!) at The Clothing Bar, a cute consignment boutique in Marda Loop. Plus they paired the outfit with this lovely little clutch because we all know that its a hassle to carry a purse around the grounds.
Photos by Deanna Antony