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I gently run my fingers over the bold colors in a classic thunderbird beaded pattern on the Minnetonka moccasins in my hand. My sweet husband purchased a pair of slippers made by the same company for Christmas and they were quickly assimilated into my midnight household uniform as I tended to our newborn during his nighttime feedings. They were comfortable, warm and a sheer silence resonated with every step when I wore them; one of the many key practices I would use in trying to get my newborn back to bed at 4 a.m. I could even sneak up on our two puppies while wearing them, which is, incredibly, even more fun than it sounds.

Reveling in my new experience of motherhood, I have found myself in need of more relaxed flats in lieu of showy office heels. Since rodeo is approaching fast, I’m using it as an excuse to pick up all the cute clothes and accessories I need, whether it's for events like Rodeo Uncorked! or just a night out with extended family and kids.

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Minnetonka beaded moccasins, $46 at Jubilee

I pinpointed my moccasins purchase at Jubilee, a cheeky little boutique on 19th street in the Heights adorned in whitewash and faint pastel pink. Jubilee is sweet, sassy, Southern, and classy with true Texas charm. Oyster shell chandeliers, “Don’t Feed the Hipsters” tea towels, vintage furniture pieces, fab wedding gifts, cheeky baby gear and a whole section devoted to cocktail swag bedeck this charming store in the heart of the Heights shopping district.

Blending into the lifestyle section are romantic tops, pastel knitted sweaters, billowy skirts and floral-stitched jeans for ladies of all shapes. Closet staples like camisoles, nightwear with matching robes and flashy jewelry abound. As you circle around the store you will find all the rodeo gear you could ever need including suede peplum tops, fringe vests and splashes of turquoise everywhere. Cowboy boots are presented as works of art with contrast stitching, mixed leathers and vibrant colors. Belts, feather accessories and even cowboy graphic tees are on display to prepare for Houston’s biggest event of the year.

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