Back to School Boot Bling!

Are you ready for the first big game day of the school year? How about getting back to your sorority sisters? Perhaps just want to show more school spirit but in a fun new way? Boot Bling is the solution.

GAME DAY

Tailgating, cheering, scoring and more--game day is commonly a big part in campus life. Whether you are just there for the party in the parking lot before hand or for the whole game, don your boots with style to express the fancy redneck in you!

Ohio State University
(buckeyefansonly)
"The Buckeyes"
Colors: Scarlet, Gray, White and Black
Boot Bling Matches: Opal Ann, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Alabama
(hiwaay)
"Alabama Crimson Tide"
Colors: Red and White
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Baylor University
(plexuss)
"The Baylor Bears"
Colors: Green and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen

University of Southern California
(snipview)
"The Trojans"
Colors: Cardinal and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Lacey Leigh, Hannah Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Georgia
(ebay)
"The Bulldogs"
Colors: Black and Red
Boot Bling Matches: Scarlett Rose, Anna

Florida State University
(seminoles)
"The Seminoles"
Colors: Black, White, Gold and Garnet
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Scarlett Rose, Anna

The Georgia Institute of Technology
(sportslogos)
"The Yellow Jackets"
Colors: White and Old Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen

Texas A&M University
(tamu)
"The Texas A&M Aggies"
Colors: White and Maroon
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Mississippi
(sportsposterwarehouse)
"Ole Miss Rebels"
Colors: Red, White and Blue
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Morgan Grace, Emilie Claire, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Arkansas
(sports-logos-screensavers)
"The Razorbacks"
Colors: Cardinal, White and Black
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Missouri
(sportslogos)
"The Tigers"
Colors: Black and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen 

University of Tennessee
(wildcatbluenation)
"The Volunteers"
Colors: White and Orange
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace 


Mississippi State University
(sports-logos-screensavers)
"State Bulldogs"
Colors: White, Maroon, Gray and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of South Carolina
(wikipedia)
"The Gamecocks"
Colors: Black and Garnet
Boot Bling Match: Scarlett Rose, Anna

Penn State University
(nepasonic)
"The Nittany Lions"
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Summer Belle

University of Delaware
(wikipedia)
"The Fightin' Blue Hens"
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae

 

SORORITIES

Campus Couture! Show off your sorority's style with some fun Boot Bling that not only may match your sororities colors, but their gems as well.

Theta Phi Alpha
(wikipedia)
Colors: Blue, Gold, and Silver
Gems: Sapphire and Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Opal Ann, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae

Alpha Epsilon Phi
(stacysgotgreek)
Colors: Green and White
Gem: Gem not specified
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire

Alpha Sigma Alpha 
(wikipedia)
Colors: Crimson, Pearl, White, Palm Green, Gold
Gem: Pearl, Ruby
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Sigma Sigma Sigma 
(wikipedia)
Colors: Royal Purple and Pure White
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace

Alpha Xi Delta 
(alphaxidelta)
Colors: Light Blue, Dark Blue and Gold
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae

Alpha Gamma Delta 
(umn)
Colors: Red, Buff and Green
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Lacey Leigh, Mandie Elizabeth, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Sigma Kappa 
(uco)
Colors: Maroon and Lavender
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Phi Mu 
(pintrest)
Colors: Rose, White
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Opal Ann, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Vera Rose, Savannah Jean, Anna

Gamma Phi Beta 
(wikipedia)
Colors: Brown, Mode
Gem: No specified gem
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh, Vera Rose, Ida Mae, Katrina Lynn, Summer Belle

Alpha Chi Omega 
(begreek)
Colors: Scarlet Red, Olive Green
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Delta Zeta 
(wikipedia)
Colors: Rose and Green
Gem: Diamond
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Opal Ann, Hannah Grace, Katrina Lynn, Savannah Jean, Anna

Kappa Alpha Theta 
(wikipedia)
Colors: Black and Gold
Gem: No gem specified
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, 

Alpha Phi 
(ship)
Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Opal Ann, Mandie Elizabeth, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Alpha Omicron Pi 
(grabpage)
Colors: Cardinal
Gem: Ruby
Boot Bling Matches: Scarlett Rose, Anna

Delta Delta Delta 
(lafayette)
Colors: Silver, Gold and Cerulean Blue
Gem: Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae

Kappa Delta 
(iwu)
Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
Gem: Diamond, Emerald and Pearl
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace 

Pi Beta Phi 
(pibetaphi)
Colors: Wine, Silver and Blue
Gem: No gem specified
Boot Bling Matches: Morgan Grace, Sue Ellen, Summer Belle 

Chi Omega 
(usouthalchiomega)
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Gem: Pearl and Diamond
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh, Mandie Elizabeth, Katrina Lynn, Scarlett Rose, Anna

Alpha Delta Pi 
(wikipedia)
Colors: Azure White
Gem: Diamond
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire, Katrina Lynn, Anna

Delta Gamma 
(lafayette)
Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
Gem: No gem specified
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh, Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Katrina Lynn, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae, Savannah Jean, Anna

Zeta Tau Alpha 
(zetataualpha)
Colors: Turquoise Blue, Steel Gray
Gem: No gem specified
Boot Bling Matches: Opal Ann, Morgan Grace, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT

Rock your school spirit in the fancy redneck way!

West Virginia University 
(wvu)
Colors: Blue and Old Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Marlee Rae

Tulane University
(cameroncampus)
Colors: Olive and Sky Blue
Boot Bling Matches: Morgan Grace, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae

University of Texas at Austin
(campusriot)
Colors: White and Burnt Orange
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh, Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Katrina Lynn

NC State
(wikipedia)
Colors: White and Red
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Hannah Grace, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Richmond
(wikipedia)
Colors: Blue and Red
Boot Bling Matches: Morgan Grace, Scarlett Rose, Anna

University of Virginia
(wbdj7)
Colors: Blue and Orange
Boot Bling Matches: Abigail Christine, Lacey Leigh 

Widener University
(wikipedia)
Colors: Blue and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Morgan Grace, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Summer Belle, Marlee Rae
 

West Chester University
(wcupa)
Colors: Purple and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Hannah Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen 

Drexel University
(natcom)
Colors: Blue and Gold
Boot Bling Matches: Morgan Grace, Emilie Claire, Ella Mae, Sue Ellen, Marlee Rae
 
 

Temple University
(temple)
Colors: Black, White and Red
Boot Bling Matches: Mandie Elizabeth, Scarlett Rose, Anna

 

Have an awesome year! Don't forget to take a photo of you and your fellow students in your RC and tag us! You could be featured on our social media.

 

 

Interview with Redneck Don

1. Who is "Redneck Don"? What inspired the "character?" Where are you from?

"Who is "Redneck Don"? Redneck Don is me just a little bit more amplified. Just like me, He loves animals, he loves beer, he loves America, he loves to make people laugh and think, and good country music. He's like a beer drinking camouflage wearing redneck Captain America! He's able to say the things that I Think other people would like to say but for whatever reason don't so that's why I think Folks can relate to him. I'm from Macon, Georgia and I currently reside in the Pacific Northwest"

(InstaGram)


2. When did you start using social media? How did it feel to get pretty major?

"I've used social media off and on for quite a while. At the animal shelter I work at, I am the mediaman and handle all social media accounts. Since coming up with the character, I'm on it a lot more now. The more people like what I'm doing the more I'm on their. I Tell the folks all the time as long as I'm getting a laugh or get one person to think I'll keep doing what I'm doing, once that stops I stop. [As for being major] I don't know I don't consider myself pretty major I'm just having fun doing my thing."

(twitter)

3. What is "Howling with Don" on the Angel Mary & Tennessee Werewolves?

""AMTWs Howling With Redneck Don" is a weekly video I do for Angel Mary in the Tennessee werewolves. It's a little bit of redneck/country wisdom some history on me some life occurrences and the way Redneck Don sees things. Toss in some cold beer and some laughs and you got howling with Redneck Don."

Check out his videos here: Howling With Redneck Don

4. Do you perform in real life as well in any capacity? (stand up comedy, acting, modeling, etc.)

"I used to perform a lot a lot of open mics and MC type things. Now my performance is just my daily life I make folks laugh at the animal shelter or at Walmart or at the beer store. The long-term goal with Angel Mary and the Tennessee werewolves is to open up for them and do shows with them. They saw something in me and have encouraged it, and are promoting me too."

(vine)

5. What kind of music do your listen to? Who are your favorite artists?

"I love country music and southern rock. I'm a traditional country music fan I love Waylon Jennings,Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard,Moe Bandy Joe Stampley, Hank Sr, CW McCall etc. some of the newer artist I enjoy listening to are Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, Ryan Bingham, Hank Williams the third, and Toby Keith."

6. What is your definition of "comfortable?" Redneck Couture is a brand that wants to be both fashionable and comfy. IE you can look fabulous and go for a roll in the mud.

"Comfort to me is something that makes you walk like Clint Eastwood or feel as big as John Wayne. Comfort is individual, some folks are comfortable in suits and ties not me!! Give me a pair of broken bluejeans or pair overalls sleeveless T-shirt or camouflage anything and I've got my Clint Eastwood on!"

(InstaGram)

7. A lot of your videos are not only very funny, but they're pretty inspiration in their own ways (whether it inspires a laugh to get through the day or a call to action). What is your favorite bit of advice you have received?

"My favorite bit of advice comes from my grandpa he always said "sweep your own porch first then worry about others" I think the world of be a lot better off if folks swept their own porch."

8. What is the ultimate piece of advice that you have given?

"The best advice I think I've ever given is how I close out all of my Howling with Redneck Don episodes and my live broadcasts "be kind to women be kind to children be kind to the elderly and be kind to animals y'all because that is the right thing to do.""

"I truly love making people laugh and making a difference that's why I work full-time in animal rescue and I'm such an advocate for animals. I Like to be that non-stereo typical redneck.folks look at rednecks and think they're ignorant they're racist or chauvinistic, have no respect for animals. And I just like to show that you can't judge a book by its cover. I mean hell I drive a big jacked up truck with The rebel flag flying off the back antlers on the headache rack and there's usually always a Chihuahua in my front seat next my pitbull! I just love blowing people's minds like that!"

(InstaGram)

Thank you so much, Redneck Don, for these awesome insights.

Be sure to check out Redneck Don on IG, Twitter, Vine and YouTube!

Make Your Home a Country Home

Kitchen:
Layout Ideas

A Farm Table
These old fashioned, wooden tables are perfect not only for a rustic touch but for making sure that the whole family can sit together and enjoy a lovely, southern, home cooked meal.
(countryliving)

Colorful Colors and Simple Whites
A pristine white kitchen can be nice, but a splash of color or burst of citrus is a perfect way to add a country living touch!
(southernliving)

Antiques
From an antique stove for that old home touch to the tea set that has been in your family for generations, keep the family spirit alive in the kitchen with something old!
(countryliving)

Cookware
A southern kitchen is ready for everything and anything from large gatherings to a simple Sunday dinner. Make sure your kitchen is stocked with plenty of cookware and utensils--and use 'em!
(countryliving)

Windows!
Keep lots of light coming into the kitchen. Also, opening the windows up in the summer time is a perfect way to spruce up any brunch.
(southernliving)

Living Room:

(southernliving)

Stacks of Books
We all enjoy a nice read or literary paper weight. Keep a stack of magazines and books available on your coffee table or by the sofa for your guests to use or admire.
(pinterest) (simplifiedbee)

Heirlooms
Antiques aren't just a nice life for the kitchen. Keep heirlooms and memories on display in the room where anyone can enjoy them.
(newyorksocialdiary)
(bhldn)

Comfortable Couches
A comfy couch is a happy couch!
 (southernliving)

Photographs
There are plenty of ways to preserve a memory and photographs happen to be one of the best ways. Check out these fun photo DIY projects to add some southern charm to your photos in the family room.
(southernliving)
(pinterest)
(southernliving)
(thebudgetdecorator)

Man's Best Friend
A pet is a pretty important part of any country home.
(adamsfleamarket)
(southernliving)

Fresh Flowers For Fun
Keep fresh flowers in the room to keep the place smelling sweet and looking bright and beautiful.
(aliexpress)
(dhgate)

Somethin' Sassy
Show your southern charm with a nice proverb or cute plaques.
(pinterest)

The Yard

The Porch
Some consider this the defining feature for any southern inspired home.
Porch Swing and Rockers
For summer nights overlooking the yard, enjoying each other's company and a tall glass of sweet tea. Don't forget about fireflies for mood lighting!/
(wayfair)
(thistlewoodfarms)
(pinterest)

Tire Swing
(arborcases)

Fire Pit
(daistmaebelle)

More Backyard Ideas Here

The most important part of any country or southern inspired home is that it is full of family and love. 

 

Redneck Couture Girls

Wondering where the Redneck Couture girls have been?  Or are you wondering where they will be next?  Here are a few places where you might see them... 

6/28 Dierks Bentley @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

7/11 Kenny Chesney w/ Eric Church @ Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

7/22 Shania Twain @ Wells Fargo Center, Camden, NJ

7/24 Florida Georgia Line @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

8/1 Rascal Flatts @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

 

XOXO

-The Redneck Girls

The Fashion of the Fancy Redneck

 

Pearls
(boards.weddingbee.com)

Plaid

Denim
(chictopia.com)

Lace
(wheretoget.it)

Camo
(wanelo.com)

Floral Print

(countryfashion.tictail.com)                             (pintrest.com)

Monograms
(pintrest.com)

Lipstick
(dailytelegraph.com.au)

Hats

Tank tops

Football merch
(nflstore.net) (cleavland.com)

Bikini top + Denim shorts
 
(theorchidboutique.com)  (pintrest.com)

Boot Bling

Snarky stylish tees

Statement jewelry
(pintrest.com)

Infinity scarves
(aliexpress.com)

Braids
(blog.freepeople.com)
(design-addiction.blogspot.com)

Skirts
(chictopia.com)
(menshairstyletrends.com)
(photolove1.blogspot.com)

Saddlebag purse
(dillards.com)
(purseblog.com)

Confidence

DIY: Redneck Wine Glasses

Drink like a fancy redneck with your own Redneck Wine glasses. This is a fun, quick, super easy and cheap craft to make. Perfect to use this Valentine's Day!

1. Gather your supplies.
-mason jars
-glass candlestick holders (Dollar Tree!)
-Hot glue or Krazy glue

2. Take the lids off of your jars.

3. Apply glue to the candlestick rim.

4. Press the mason jar lid disk onto the candlestick rim.

5. Apply glue to bottom of jar.

6. Press jar to lid.

All Done!

DIY Bandana Back of Tee

OP: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/09/try-this-bandana-back-shirt.html

This super fun design is completely customizable and would look great with any of our Redneck Couture tees or scarves. We would love to see what you design!

(abeautifulmess.com) 

Step One: Gather your materials. You will need a long sleeve shirt (preferably a plaid button up), a bandana, scissors, pins, needle and thread (or a sewing machine.)

(abeautifulmess.com)

 

Step Two: Cut out the back of your shirt. You can use the seams as a guide. Now, with your cut out piece, lay it on top of your bandana to use as a stencil. Leave a ½ inch on the edges and cut your bandana to fit the back of your shirt.

(abeautifulmess.com)

 

Step Three: Pin the bandana to the back of your shirt.

 

Step Four: Stitch back together.

(abeautifulmess.com)

Done and fabulous!

 

Take a pic of your new bandana tee or long sleeve shirt with your Redneck Couture and tag us. We’ll feature you on our social media!

DIY No Sew Cardigan From a Shrunken Sweater!

Have you ever shrunk your sweater in the dryer or perhaps it's just from a long time ago but you don't wanna toss it? Well, you don't have to!

This is a super fun, fast and simple DIY project to keep that sweater in your wardrobe.

What you'll need:

Sweater

Scissors

Hem tape

Buttons

Hot glue

A piece of cardboard or something to put in the cardigan to prevent the hot glue from burning the material

 

Step One:

Get your sweater. Lay it out on a flat surface.

 

Step Two:

Find the middle of your sweater. You can use a ruler or piece of string to be precise! With your scissors, cut down the center. Plug your hot glue gun in so it warms up.

 

Step Three:

Fold the jagged edges in. Use the hem tape to keep them down. This way your cardigan has smooth flaps.

 

Step Four:

Get your buttons ready. Place the cardboard under your flap so that your hot glue doesn't get on the inside of your cardigan. Now, place your buttons on your cardigan. Use a marker of some sort to make sure that you get them where you want them. You don't even have to use many, it's all about personal preference. Hot glue the buttons to the cardigan. 

 

Lots of Buttons or one button!

You're done!

 

Try on your cardigan over your Redneck Couture, snap a pic and tag us! You can be featured on our social media.

Bad Day Kits

We all have our bad days every now and then. It can be super frustrating, hurtful, tough and long but you make it to the next day and you should be very proud of yourself for that. However, it is nice to have some help.

This holiday, I started making "bad day kits" for people because, being a starving college student, I don't have a ton of money to spend, but I wanted to still get the special people in my life something special for themselves...

So I headed on over to Dollar Tree and Five Below and that's when it hit me: a kit to help get through a rough day.

You can create a bad day kit for yourself, friends, neighbors, family members or really anyone. You can get really specific or be super general. Either way, the kit not only will be full of stuff to help make that person feel better, but it is also a super generous thought. 

 

Here are some basics:

-mini jar candles (Dollar Tree!)

-bubble bath

-pummice sponge

-incense

-candy

-tea

-hot chocolate

-fuzzy socks

-facial scrub

-applicator for mentioned scrub

-nail file

-nail polish remover

-nail polish

-a cooling mask

-a bean neck pillow

-a mini teddy bear

-movies

-earphones

-ear plugs

-bubble wrap (the most therapeutic thing in the world)

-joke book

 

If you want to get more personal:

-notes (compliments, memories, song lyrics, motiviationals, fun facts, etc.)

-pictures (personal photos, baby animals, hunks, pretty ladies, funny photos, etc.)

-journal

-a mixtape (CD or playlist, whatever you kids are using nowadays)

-giftcard

-coupon book (1 free massage, road trip, coffee and chit chat on me!, etc.)

-mini liquor bottles (for those REALLY bad days)

 

What helps get you through a bad day?

We hope that all is well and that these kits come in handy if necessary.

Let us know what you put in your kits! Perhaps some Redneck Couture to lift the spirits with a splash of fashion?!

10 Things You Can Do With A Leftover Liquor Bottle

1. With a splash of paint or a bit of tape and a nice flower, you can turn a wine bottle or liquor bottle into a vase.

(sweetpaul.typepad.com, buzzfeed.com)

For a bit of southern flare add burlap or twine to some lovely summer color flowers!

(hercampus.com)

 

2. Make them talk! Using chalkboard paint, coat your bottles and let them be used to write all over! Click here for the tutorial.

(maryjanesandgaloshes.com)

 

3. Turn your liquor bottles into glitter bottles! These are useful to have around just as a fun decoration, but also can be used to give your jewelry (Boot Bling!) a place to hang to be clasped around.

(hercampus.com)

 

4. Turn 'em into glasses! Use the tutorial below to find out how to cut your bottles safely and efficiently. 

(creoflick.net)

(flickr.com, buzzfeed.com)

 (justtechnika.com)

 

5. Make a message in a bottle for someone special! This makes for a really great gift for the presentation is really nice and the message is thoughtful. Using a wine bottle is best for this. You can simply write your message, roll it up and stick it in or you can add some flare too!

(onepassionplace.com)

 

6. Sand art! This is a fun craft to do with the kids or even with other adults. This might be popular for a party as well. Once you're done making your sand art bottle, keep it around as a fancy decoration!

(orientaltrading.com)

 

7. Candle holders so you can have a little moonlighting while you're working on emptying a new bottle to recycle. This is classy, artsy and environmentally friendly.

(pintrest.com)

 

8. For those summer nights of BBQs, country music and rough housing, you need the perfect lighting. Attach mini liquor bottles to a string of lights and hang em up outside.

(pintrest.com)

 

9. Can't find that perfect soap dispenser? A whiskey bottle will do! Learn how here.

(pintrest.com)

 

10. Don't forget about the caps and the corks. Each top can be used for something neat from buttons to magnets to coasters to sculptures!

(marthastewart.com) (pintrest.com)

(abeautifulmess.com)

(pintrest.com)

 

Take a pic of your recycled bottle creations and tag us! You could be featured on our social media.