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:
*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!
cheerleader & rosie
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!
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.
Now THAT is a cowgirl boot. Mmmhmmmm.
And this one. Oh momma.
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.
One more, for those days I just wanna have fun.
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)