Pipe Dreams and Tunics

I pretty much lose my marbles whenever I get the King Ranch Saddle Shop catalog in the mail. It is not the kind of lookbook that I can just flip through with a quick browse. No, every last page must be savored. I have to sit down with intent and dream about the day we will own a glorious log cabin cottage farmhouse ranch (hey! they exist in my pipe dream!) in Montana or Wyoming or even a tin roof ranch in Texas Hill Country. Yes, I will win the lotto and decorate my home with the fine furniture of King Ranch Saddle Shop. And I will look like one of the girls from the catalog, adorned with stylish western chic clothes, jewelry and purses.And I will grow another foot, be miraculously blessed with Finesse worthy hair and suddenly become an expert on horseback.

Because I’m a realist.

It didn’t help my pipe dreams to actually LIVE in Kingsville, TX, home of the actual King Ranch. It also didn’t help to have access to the Saddle Shop whenever I needed a visual treat. And I have to say, I do miss that shop.

Anyhoo, I’ve been swooooning over this cute little tunic from King Ranch:

{Find it here!}

AHH! I need it! haha

Of course it’s a little out of my price range…especially considering I will need some fancy turquoise boots to go along with it. 😉 And maybe even some white fencing to stand in front of. A girl can dream, right?

Fast forward, to last week. Wait. Does that even make sense? It does in my head, so we’ll go with it.

My sister, Emily, told me that she had bought a tunic with flowers and peacocks from the Goodwill.  The girl at the checkout asked her if she was buying pieces for a costume! haha! But I should probably include that she was also purchasing a mini sombrero. Yeah. I couldn’t tell you why. You’ll have to ask her. 😉

So, catching up on blog posts this morning, I came across Emily’s outfit post with the Goodwill tunic:

{find her here}


Kind of similar to the one I want, no?

Kind of, right?

Other than sleeves and length?

It just fueled my tunic fire. Bad.

Thanks a lot Emily. I blame you. But King Ranch, you started it. You are also to blame.

As for me, I am innocent. A helpless victim to the tunic, if you will.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

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