Cowgirl Cuties: Boots with bling and a prayer
Want that cowgirl chic look, but the top-of-the line boots you like are a bit out of reach for your pocketbook?
Want boots that get noticed because they are eye-poppingly cool – not because tons of others at the rodeo (or party) are wearing the same boots?
Then you must get to know Heath resident, Lisa Gillham, and her collection of very cool vintage boots called Cowgirl Cuties.
The inspiration for Cowgirl Cuties came to Lisa a little over two years ago as a result of a fun, family road trip to find affordable boots for herself and her three girls. Lisa read in a national magazine about a well-known country music star who often bought gently used boots in the East Texas town of Mineola at a little place called Broke-In Boots. Cool, she thought, so during a weekend trip with husband and girls to family property at Lake Fork, she and the girls piled into the car and headed for Mineola. When they arrived in Mineola, however, they were very disappointed to hear from the locals that the little store they were looking for had gone out of business. Bummer!
They slowly piled back in the car for the return trip to the lake property. On the way out of town, still disappointed, they stopped at a little convenience store to pick up a bag of ice they needed at the lake. Inside the store, arguably by accident, Lisa happened to see a business card for Broke-In Boots. Ever the optimist, she read the card and thought, “Maybe we can still find some boots today!”
The information on the card led her and her girls out into the Mineola countryside to a lone trailer (guarded by a pretty scary pit bull) and an elderly occupant who sold them some vintage boots for a very reasonable price. The girls were happy. Lisa was happy. All were pleased with themselves for tracking down a great deal on boots. Cowgirl Cuties was born!
Lisa has been very busy in the two years since the road trip with her girls. She has worked long and hard to move Cowgirl Cuties from idea to reality, always keeping her priorities of faith and family in focus.
“This business is a result of two years of prayer,” Lisa says. “I wanted to find some way to make some extra money that wouldn’t interfere with my kids’ busy schedules.” Her priorities along with her hard work have brought her amazing success.
Today Lisa is well known in the Rockwall-Health area and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for Cowgirl Cuties’ vintage boots – gently worn and broken in for comfort, top-of-the-line brands available for a reasonable price, and uniquely “blinged out” (with Swarovski crystals, if you like) to reflect individual chic, style, and attitude. And the collection has expanded in the past year to include boot purses, belt bracelets and other cool things that chic cowgirls cannot be without.
Photo by Suzie Bell Photography: suziebell.com, facebook.com/SuzieBellPhotographer.
In growing her business over the last two years, Lisa has hosted numerous house parties and trunk shows, and her blinged out boots have been worn and seen at well-known charity events like the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball at Southfork Ranch, among others.
In recent months, Lisa’s Cowgirl Cuties boots have been much sought after items at the prestigious, by-invitation-only Dallas Flea and were a part of the Flea’s feature presentation on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas.
And now, for those cowgirls who cannot bear to wait for a special show or event, Lisa is making Cowgirl Cuties boots and accessories available at Elly May’s on the historic Rockwall square and at Rockwall’s eclectic marketplace near the square called LegacyVillage.
Watch for Cowgirl Cuties’ bling at your next rodeo, night out, party, or charity event. Cowgirl Cuties boots with bling will surely be there…because of Lisa’s priorities, her perseverance, and her prayer.
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Story and photos submitted by Kay Maxwell of Rockwall, who’s quite comfortable in her pair of Cowboy Cuties, shown here.
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