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1. Set The Tone


Your first day outfit is a sample of who you will be for the whole year. If you’re going into a new school, or know you’ll be meeting a lot of new people for the first time, think about what your clothes are saying about you. While your personality is what really matters, clothes are the quickest and most obvious way to show that to your potential new BFFs.

The first day of school is a chance to create yourself. This year, will you be studious or fun-loving? Filled with school spirit, or march to the beat of your own drummer? Or, some combination of everything?


2. Be Comfortable


Day One is stressful – finding the right room, making sure you have the right books, remembering your locker combination, finding people to sit with at lunch. With all that, the last thing you need is to be worried about your clothes. Nobody wants to be fussing with straps or hems while speed-walking to make it before the bell.

Go with an outfit that fits well, stays put, and requires minimal maintenance throughout the day. If you’re a pro at walking in heels and that’s what you want to wear, go for it. But if you’re like a newborn deer and you’re just trying to impress somebody, maybe save it for week 2.


3. Show Off


Did you work out over the summer? Get a tan? New haircut? Flaunt it. Your friends will want to know what you did all summer, and that is a great jumping off point for that conversation. If you cut off six inches and went blonde, but hide it in a hat, you’ll get “wait, did you change your hair?” instead of “OMG I love your hair!” and let’s be real, that second one is a lot more fun.

What’s your perfect back to school look? Got any tips we missed? Let us know in the comments!

It’s getting to be that time of the summer where you start looking forward to fall. Bonfires, football season, all the cutest clothes, and back to school. If you’re moving into a new dorm room soon, here are some ideas for how you can make your place feel more rustic, fun, country, and like home. Of course, you could adapt these tips to any room!

1. Pallet Shoe Shelf

An old pallet is perfect for storage. It sits flat against the wall to save space, and shoes fit perfectly between the slats. Use the sides for bags, hats, scarves, or whatever else you may need to hang.

2. Clothesline Picture Hanging

Channel the sweet, simple life of hanging the laundry out to dry on a breezy summer day. Tie a string between two push pins, and use clothes pins to hang all your favorite pictures. You could also hang your ticket stubs, birthday cards, or anything else that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

3. Burlap Covered Head Board

A headboard just makes a bed look more put-together. That’s just fact. But it doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive, or even difficult. Check out this tutorial for how to make a covered headboard out of fabric and cardboard – no heavy tools required!

4.  Wood Crate Shelf

Wood crates make great shelves. Stack them however you like for cute, convenient cubbies. You could use them for shoes, books, or anything else you want to show off while you store it.

5. Loft Hammock

If you have the option, loft your bed. This gives you more space for your desk, shelves, an extra chair, or yes, even a hammock. Be VERY careful, and check with your RA first, but a hammock can be a great way to bring the country into your dorm room.

Etta is a flower child. She prefers to be barefoot and in the grass. She loves nature, animals, and feeling free. Etta may seem delicate and flighty, but she has a powerful creative mind and strong spirit. She is confident in herself and loves life.

Favorite Country Girl shirt:

Favorite artist: Tom Petty

Country Crush: Dierks Bentley

Favorite saying:

Favorite outfit:

Etta is named for Etta Place, the mysterious companion to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Check out her Pinterest page!

Charley is tough as nails, and she won’t let you forget it! Charley has worked on a farm her whole life, and loves every grueling minute of it. She’s a tomboy for sure. Charley refuses to give a damn what anyone thinks about her.

Charley is fearless, confident, and dignified. Even when she’s quiet, she’s got a million thoughts in her head, and when she speaks she’s wicked smart. You don’t have to worry if she’s better than you – she is.

Favorite Country Girl shirt:

Favorite Artist: Johnny Cash

Country Crush: Jason Aldean

Favorite Saying:

Favorite outfit:

Charley is named for Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver who posed as a man so she could have equal rights and vote.

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Jane is the wild one of the bunch. She loves having fun and breaking rules. Jane always has a new idea for getting into trouble. She laughs, she dances, and she lives passionately.

Jane has something of a redneck streak in her. She loves to get down and dirty, and she’ll do anything if you dare her first. She’s loud, proud, and comfortable in her own skin.

Favorite Country Girl shirt:

Favorite artist: Miranda Lambert

Country Crush: Brantley Gilbert

Favorite Saying:

favorite outfit:

Jane is named for Calamity Jane, a sharpshooter and rider with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

  

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Annie is our sweetheart. She’s the girl next door, a daddy’s girl, the kind of girl they write country songs about. In the words of Tom Petty…

She’s a good girl, loves her mama, loves Jesus and America too. 


Annie is a girly girl and loves it. Her favorite colors are pink and glitter. But Annie has a sassy side! Fierce and loyal, Annie won’t take any crap, especially when it comes to her family, friends, and Country music.

Favorite Country Girl shirt:

Favorite artist: Carrie Underwood

Country Crush: Luke Bryan

Favorite saying:

Favorite outfit:

Annie is named for sharpshooting legend Annie Oakley, who always dressed like a lady and shot like a badass.

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Who is Country Girl? Country Girl is tough but sweet, fun but diligent. She’s cute, hot, beautiful, and everything in between. She’s a best friend, sister, daughter, and girlfriend. Country Girl is confident, smart, and proud of her roots. She’s got a lot going on! Here’s a quick look at our CG Girls:


Annie


Annie is sassy and spunky. She loves pink, sparkle, and bling. But don’t let that fool you: she’ll kick your ass!


Charley


Charley is as tough as her boots. She doesn’t worry about how she looks, she’s here to get shit done. Strong and smart, Charley loves hanging tough with the boys – and showing them up.


Etta


Etta is a free-spirited Country Girl. She’s in tune with her roots and the beauty of the land. Etta is beautiful, quirky, and mysterious; she line dances to the beat of her own drummer.


Jane


Jane is a down-home wild child. She loves whiskey and guns, and she’ll never turn down a challenge. She’ll break the rules and break the boys’ hearts.


Which one are you? Or are you a combination of a few of them, or them all?

Today is Luke Bryan’s birthday! You might be thinking “what more could a guy as perfect as Luke possibly need?” Well, other than country girls to shake it for him, here is what Luke Bryan would like for his birthday:

1. This pig

Clearly he was trying to steal it and did not succeed.

2. Toothpaste

With pearly whites like those, he’s got to be running out constantly. I’m sure he would appreciate it.

3. Binoculars

4. A shotgun

5. Somebody to throw this frisbee to

I volunteer as tribute.

6. Tighter shirts

If I can’t see every nook and cranny of that torso, it’s not tight enough.

7. For Blake Shelton to stop kissing him

Hey, Luke, if you don’t want it, I’ll take it.

What are you getting Luke for his B-Day?

What do you get when you cross classic country with a free spirit? Fringe boots! This style staple is way cute, and surprisingly versatile.

Miley Cyrus (when she was still country) rocks her fringe boots with a casual and comfy outfit: denim cutoffs, white tee, brown jacket, hobo bag, statement necklace, and long-hair-don’t-care.


Go a little tougher with dark jeans, brown leather jacket, and a low ponytail.


Rock a tight dress with a loose shawl or kimono, statement necklace, and loose wavy hair.


Highlight the boots with simple black leggings and a longer tank top, then add simple but emphatic accessories.


Dare to go all white to contrast with your boots.


Pair with a short, simple dress.


A light, sheer, oversize sweater goes great with dark skinny jeans.


 

Dierks Bentley is adorable. Sometimes he hangs out with other adorable things. Things like…

His dog, Jake.

Nice try, Jake.


Miranda Lambert.

She’s really more beautiful than cute, anyway.


His son, Knox.

Look at those huge earmuffs! Dierks looks so cute in them!


His daughters, Evie and Jordan.

Cutest 5K ever. Mostly because of Dierks Bentley.


Terri Clark AND a puppy.

The double team isn’t very fair, but Bentley is still the winner.


Luke Bryan.

Well, Dierks, you can’t win every time.