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My Inner Cowgirl-Country Outfitter {Review}


Postpartum weight, mental-health and body image issues have really affected me during the last 5 years, but over the summer I finally–miraculously–found the inspiration and determination to take action for ME. I’ve been feeling great about the new size 10 me.

I’ll never be a size 2, and my body certainly has its flaws like most of us mamas, but I’m having a great time figuring out what looks good and feels good on me.

Shopping and fashion feel fun again.

I’m finding myself much more interested in trying new things, in my own “bargain-hunt for quality” way. My Grandma taught me well, the importance of quality garments and shoes. (She was a tailor for many years.) She was also the queen of bargains. She knew what items were worth an investment, and what items she could find at a discount.

I know that up-to-the-minute runway fashion probably won’t ever make it in my closet. And that’s OK, I don’t need to spend that kind of money anyway. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t have style. And honestly I’m finding lately that when I feel good about me, I want to feel good about what I’m wearing too. I want to wear garments and shoes that help me feel even more confident, powerful and sexy (like I’ve been feeling on the inside).

And you know what makes me feel confident and sexy?

Channeling my inner cowgirl.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to connect with Country Outfitter on this journey. I’ve been coveting their gorgeous boots for some time. I remember having a pair of “fake” cheapy cowboy boots in college (many many moons ago) and feeling quite long and lean and confident walking in them. The prospect of owning a pair of handcrafted-in-the-USA, fabulously embroidered cowgirl boots made this mama very happy. Particularly since I received my box of Justin Boots the day before Thanksgiving, 3 days before my 39th birthday! What terrific timing.


Here’s my little helper opening the box with me. Don’t we all just love getting boots in the mail?!

And oh, I love those boots!

What do you think?!?

I admit it took a couple of days–not to break them in, they are so soft and flexible–but to get used to using new muscles to walk in them. But after that they really feel perfect. I’ve been wearing them every day since (seriously. every. day.) and I’ve even found myself forgetting to take them off when I get home. I think I could walk in them for hours, no problem.

I like wearing them on the outside of slim jeans, pants or leggings to show them off, but I also really love that you can see the beautiful embroidered flower when I wear them under my favorite pair of boot cut jeans. I truly am a jeans girl.

As for Country Outfitter, their selection is wonderful. If you want to channel your inner cowgirl too, there are numerous options at many price points. If cowgirl life isn’t for you, they also have a good selection of other lovely boots, apparel and accessories. But do understand, you’re making an investment in a high quality pair of shoes that will last, just like Grandma always taught me.

If you’re shopping for the holidays, they have this handy gift guide by price point (under $50, under $100 and up) to help you HERE.

Or guess what?!?

I am just thrilled to share that one Motherhood Unadorned reader will WIN a $150.00 gift card to Country Outfitter just in time for the Christmas holiday.

Can you say YEE-HAW!?!


I had a lot of fun looking through Country Outfitter’s site and finding just a few of the options available for $150 or less to show you. Man they have a ton of boots to choose from! (And of course the winner can always apply the gift card toward more expensive boots.)

SO…what could YOU pick up with an awesome $150.00 gift card?

You could go cowgirl with these lovelies…

Or these…

Or YOWZA, you could even get these (if you chipped in just a little)…

Want to go a little less cowgirl?

How about these…?

Or these super cute snow boots…

Or a fabulous handbag…

 Or outerwear.

…just to name a few.

Now for the $150.00 Country Outfitter Gift Card Giveaway!

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway will run from Monday, December 3 — Thursday, December 20th.

TO ENTER: (This is mandatory.) You MUST CLICK HERE and submit your email address to enter. Country Outfitter will occasionally send you marketing messages. You are welcome to opt out at any time. (Must be a US Resident 18 years and older.)

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: (These are not mandatory, but will increase your chances of winning.)

1. For a second (2nd) entry, just leave a comment below letting me know that you submitted your email to Country Outfitter at the above link.

2. For a third (3rd) entry, please share this giveaway on Twitter with this button
OR share via Facebook AND then leave a comment below with the URL Link of your Facebook post or tweet. (Please leave a 2nd comment with the URL of the share, for this entry to count.)

Also note: Comments are moderated so yours might not show up immediately. But will be approved and counted.

Follow Us: And while you’re at it, it would be awesome if you followed us on Twitter and liked us on Facebook too. Just a quick click and you’re done. 


And that’s it! Up to 3 chances to win.

We’ll take ALL of the entries (emails and comments) and draw the winner (via Random.org) on Friday, December 21st. I will announce the winner on the blog.

Winner announced 12/21. Meredith L. of Florence, SC. Congrats!

And by the way, if you don’t win, you’ll still get a 10% discount emailed to you.

Disclosure: CountryOutfitter, a retailer of women’s cowboy boots sent me the Justin Camel Deertanned Cow boots to review. The company also offered to sponsor a giveaway to one of the readers of Motherhood Unadorned. No other monetary compensation was received. The opinions above are absolutely my own.

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About Cristi Comes

Warrior Mom. Wife. Writer. Advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, self care, self image and style. Technology and social media lover. Board of Directors, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Washington State Chapter. Editorial Team Postpartum Progress.


  1. Becky Kingston says:

    I submitted my email to country outfitters!! Hope I win!!

  2. Jenee says:

    I did all three entries. Here’s the twitter link if you need it: https://twitter.com/JeneeORama/status/275588928214556673

  3. Amy says:

    I submitted my email to Country Outfitters.

  4. Amy says:
  5. Angela Williams says:

    I submitted my email! Thank you!

  6. Angela Williams says:
  7. Jordan Rathman says:

    I submitted my email to Country Outfitter! great story :)

  8. Megan says:

    I submitted my email!

  9. Rose says:

    Howdy! I have submitted my email and I have tweeted your giveaway https://twitter.com/chrysolite111/status/275634987708067841 Wonderful qualilty boots and clothes and handbags !!! Yehawww!!!

  10. Yeehaw! Another CO giveaway! I love it! I submitted my email to them (yet again). Hopefully this time I actually win! 😉
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  11. Submitted my email to win- crossing my fingers! :)

  12. Donna Buettner says:

    Submitted and posted to Facebook. You always have great blogs, and wonderful give always! Thanks Cristi

  13. Sarah says:

    I submitted my email.

  14. Cassie Rivera says:

    I submitted my email, hope i win!

  15. Cassie Rivera says:
  16. I entered and SOOOOO want to win these!! This transplanted Texan needs some country back in her life! 😉

  17. How I love these boots. Email submitted!

  18. …And, tweeted!
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  19. dana says:

    i submitted -oh how much i love boots, boots and more boots!

  20. Pam

    I entered two email addresses… I tweeted about it and I’ve posted on FB!! Getting the word out!

  21. Deana Kneen says:

    I entered my e-mail address and tweeted @red66060

  22. Deana Kneen says:
  23. McKinley says:

    Very inspirational! Having went up a couple pants sizes myself lately I can totally relate! I entered my email and followed on twitter!

  24. clynsg says:

    Submitted my email

  25. melissa Scott says:

    Hey:-) how EXCITING!! I follow your blog, and i’ve also entered the contest, posted on fb and twitter. I love these boots and I would LOVE TO WIN!!!

  26. I entered my email to win! I’ve been coveting their boots for some time now. Fingers crossed!
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  27. Amanda says:

    I submitted my email through Country Outfitter, I love their selection of boots. There’s nothing like putting on a new pair of boots!

  28. I already entered my email on the link. and I “tweeted” it. Thank you Crisit! :)

  29. Patti says:

    I entered! Thanks for the giveaway! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  30. Patti says:
  31. Submitted my email
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  32. my email has been submitted :)

  33. Crystal F says:

    I entered! thank you!

  34. Erin says:

    I made my entry at Country Outfitters!!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Woohoo! What a fantastic gift this would make for Christmas!! I submitted my email, plus I thankam giving you a comment!! Thank you for the fantastic opportunity, my kids are in desperate need of new shoes!!!

  36. Sarah L says:

    thanks for the contest.

  37. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Entered! Thanks :)

  38. Jennifer Dysart says:
  39. Elaine Schoch says:

    Love the boots!!!

  40. Sherri G. - @WinneratLife

    I submitted my e-mail!

  41. lisa says:

    I submitted my email.

  42. lisa says:
  43. I submitted my email. I love Country Outfitter!

  44. Followed you on Facebook and Twitter

  45. Gina Fernandez

    I entered and tweeted:) I love Country Outfitter!! Just ordered some Christmas gifts too !

  46. Jessica says:

    I submitted my email address. :)

  47. Heather S says:

    submitted email

  48. did it!

  49. dani marie says:

    submitted email! ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  50. Debnmike moretti says:

    I entered at country outfitters

  51. Debnmike moretti says:
  52. Elena Vo says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway! I submitted my email in the link provided.

  53. Elena Vo says:
  54. Anne D says:

    Love a pair of good boots.

  55. Kristin says:

    I checked in with CO via your link. Hee-haw!

  56. love how those boots look under jeans!

    i entered the contest by clicking the link and giving them my email address. thanks for the opportunity!

  57. How cute! You, i mean, you look great sweetie. also I love the boots you chose.
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  58. This is awesome! I entered!
    Thank you! :-)
    Bec :-)
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  59. Nicole says:

    You look fabulous!
    I entered my email to win too!

  60. Kathleen Conner says:

    submitted my email to Country Outfitter at the above link.

  61. Kathleen Conner says:
  62. Nancy N says:

    I submitted my email to Country Outfitters- had my eye on a pair of Lucchesse Amelia’s since September …. Thanks for the chance!

    Nancy N

  63. I did it.
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  64. Woohoo!! I submitted my email!
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  65. I entered!
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  66. I tweeted!
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  67. Sherry says:

    I want to win, I NEED this!!

  68. Rusti

    2nd entry – I submitted my email! (was already subscribed, but I submitted again anyway!) :)
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  69. Rusti
  70. I entered my email address!

  71. I am in Cowgirl Country, so I really should win some boots! :)
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  72. Jean Watts says:

    I entered my email.

  73. Love these and totally entered! Hoping to win:)

  74. Rose says:

    I’m just checking back, I’ve done all the entries. I think if I could have a pair of these boots, I’d be like Alice in Wonderland, channeling back to my life with a truck, a pony, chickens and a cute Nubian goat, and chopping wood for the woodstove. I miss terribly!!!

  75. Maggie T says:

    For entries #2 and #3:
    Email submitted.
    Tweet sent: https://twitter.com/MarcomMaggie/status/276762329276874752

  76. amber p says:

    i entered

  77. amber p says:
  78. Entered!!! =)

  79. Jordan Y says:

    Submitted my email to Country Outfitters.

  80. Jordan Y says:
  81. Not sure if I need to comment to tell you I entered my email address.
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  82. Natalie Finch says:

    I submitted my email at the above link.

  83. Natalie Finch says:
  84. Celeste says:

    I submitted my email address!

  85. I entered my email address! :)

  86. John Billiris says:

    submitted your email to Country Outfitter at the above link.

  87. John Billiris says:
  88. Rosie says:

    I just tweeted your giveaway – I can’t stop thinking about boots from Country Outfitter!!!

  89. Rosie says:

    woops I forgot to add the link for the tweet

  90. Angela Herbert White says:

    I entered! Cristi, you look amazing! Congratulations!

  91. Katy M says:

    I’m in love with the boots you picked- super cute! Isn’t it funny how boots can become the most comfy footwear you own? – it always takes me a couple of days to “learn to walk in them”, too!

    I entered and have my fingers crossed!


  92. Christine Jensen says:

    I submitted my email, fingers crossed :)

  93. Daiva says:

    I submitted my email to country outfitters!

  94. Daiva says:
  95. Rosie says:
  96. Rosie says:
  97. Jesi says:
  98. Jesi says:

    Sent my email to Country Outfitters!

  99. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Submitted my email address!!

  100. Brandy Robinson says:

    I submitted my e-mail address to Country Outfitter!

  101. Brandy Robinson says:
  102. I entered! Thanks so much!!!!

  103. I left me email! Although, I already receive their emails!!

  104. Tweeted @promisesmitten :)
    Thanks for the chance to win! Pretty stinkin exciting!!
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  105. Siobhan says:

    ive submitted!

  106. I submitted my email address. Every boot on its site is sublime.
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  107. i love twitter and used your button to increase my odds of winning and to share with friends!

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  108. Julie says:

    I submitted my email to CO thanks

  109. Julie says:
  110. Melissa P says:

    I submitted my email to enter!

  111. Tiffany Sutton says:

    I entered my email address using the “click here” link above!! Thanks so much

  112. angie says:

    I entered my email address

  113. angie says:
  114. Holly says:

    I entered my email at Country Outfitters :)

  115. Holly says:

    I also shared on my FB page, but I don’t know how to share the URL post of the share…But you should see it in your FB feed! And I can share my page with you: https://www.facebook.com/#!/holly.burns.621

  116. Amy Wallace says:

    Done and done! Thanks!

  117. Pam

    I submitted my email to Country Outfitters; I tweeted, but don’t know how to send the url – but I copied the tweet: Pamela Brown ‏@PBrown1121
    My Inner Cowgirl-@CountryOutfittr Review & $150 Gift Card #Giveaway #CountryOutfitter #boots http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com/?p=4653 via @MotherUnadorned
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  118. Rachel motto says:

    I’ve done it!! Yee-haw!

  119. Jennifer Lightner says:

    I entered my email.

  120. Nicole B. says:

    i submitted my email to country outfitters.

  121. jackeline davila says:

    Submitted email to Country Outfitters.

  122. Jennifer Whyne says:

    I submitted my email to Country Outfitters! :)

  123. Peggy says:

    Love Country Outfitters!

  124. I submitted and shared on facebook! Hope I’m lucky!! http://www.facebook.com/#!/ashley.mcmanus.754
    Ashley McManus recently posted..Last Chance! $150 Country Outfitter Giveaway Ends 12/20My Profile

  125. Courtney says:

    I submitted my email to country outfitters.

  126. Courtney says:
  127. Mandy R says:

    I entered!

    I commented!

    And I tweeted!


    Thank you for the giveaway and have a very Merry Christmas!

  128. kelly mcgrew says:

    i submitted my email to country outfitter!


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