OK, we don't know about all this sissy Laura Ingalls puffery that's taking over the stores like so many Half-pints from Pa's secret stash, but there is another way to get in on prairie chic: go cowboy! And ride that steed, you comely little cowgirl! With files from Allan Wan Ride into the sunset with a spin on cowboy style.
For a hard day on the range, you'll need to pack a lunch. This darlin' little tin lunchbox with cowgirl motifs will make all the hosers crouched around the beans 'n' mash, like, totally jealous (1. $13, Exile, 20 Kensington, 416-596-0827).
Of course, the stylish urban horseman doesn't wear plain old plaid -- he wears a vintage cowboy shirt (2, 7. $20-$30, Exile).
If he's good enough for Madonna, he's good enough for us. The Liberty Boot Company's boots, handcrafted by Toronto designer Tony Benattar, are the objets de cowboy art that Madonna made famous on her last tour, arguably igniting the whole cowboy rage (3. $795-$2, 800 -- yes, you read that right. What? You think the Material Girl comes cheap? -- Western Corral, 490 Eglinton West, 416-488-8382).
If you need a little something to wear to the hoedown, this baby-pony-soft fringed skirt is sure to get all the farm hands breathing heavy. (4. $250, Club Monaco, 403 Queen West, 416-979-5633, and others).
Carry your big guns -- also known as your lipstick and your cellphone -- in this cutie soft bag by Toronto line Hairy Carry (5. $60, Red Pegasus, 628 College, 416-536-3872).
And make sure you're back at the ranch on time with a pink (naturally) horseshoe watch from Paul Frank (6. $130, Red Pegasus). ranch dressing