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Farm Fashion

I have a beef with the manufacturers of farm clothing.

I realize that the average age of the Oregon farmer is 58 years old.  I further understand that most of those farmers are men. But hello, people!  There’s a new generation of farmers and ranchers and we are young.  Some of us are women. And we want to look good while digging fence post holes!

Now, obviously I can’t wear my Paige jeans to feed chickens.  But a quick search for work jeans brings up nothing but this sort of horror:

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*Ah!  My eyes!*

And then there’s the size situation.  Unless you’re the size of an average logger, most work clothes just aren’t going to fit.  I love my Carhartt vest, but I’m swimming in a women’s size small!

Last, but not least, I direct you to the photo at the top of your screen.  You’re seeing that correctly. My “high-quality” leather gloves turn my hands neon orange when it rains.  The average rainfall in Corvallis is 45 inches a year.

This is going to be a problem.

In conclusion, if ya’ll know of any chic farmwear sources, leave a shoutout  in the comments.

I’m looking for something in between the following two styles:

I truly do love this!

Farm geek alert!

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Rosie and Her Man

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Keith and I dressed up as a cheerleader and Rosie the Riveter for Halloween this year.  Come to think of it, those costumes pretty much sum up our personalities.   As does this photo.  Good times!

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Boot Scootin’

This spring I had the good fortune of stumbling across a blog that has ruined me forever.  It’s written by an Oklahoma ranch wife, Ree Drummond and profiles the good times to be had by a city-girl-turned-rancher.   Her exceedingly good taste results in frequent giveaway contests of things I cannot live without.

This wonderful site led me to the discovery of Lucchese cowboy boots, and my life will never be the same.

Ohhhh these boots are beautiful.  I can almost smell the hand-crafted leather.

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Now THAT is a cowgirl boot.  Mmmhmmmm.

And this one.  Oh momma.

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I drool all over the Lucchese website.  It is not becoming.

I need these ones for pairing with a dress and going out dancing.  Close your eyes and picture it with me. It’s a beautiful thing.

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One more, for those days I just wanna have fun.

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Yep.  I think I like ’em.  I would not cry if anyone were to buy them for me for Christmas. (I wear a size 7.5)

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