Straw Hat Season is Here Again! Now is the time to put away your felt hats and trade them in for a straw hat. Straw hats are very beneficial during summer as they are lightweight, breathable and of course – fashionable! With so many different straw hats to choose from, Rod’s has put together a guide to help you select your new favorite straw hat!
Palm Leaf Hats – Palm leaf hats are a great choice for working the farm, tending the horses or just spending your day outdoors. It is a thicker straw hat that will protect you from the elements. Palm leaf hats are water resistant and also SPF proof.
Bangora Straw – Bangora hats are very versatile hats. They are a fashionable hat with many different weaves and varying styles to choose from. The material is tightly woven to protect you from the sun. However, they do not repel water; they are made of rolled paper.
Raffia Straw – Raffia straw is a very flexible and highly fashionable hat. They have a thick weave and are “bendable” and easy to shape. They are a medium weight straw, and are very cost effective.
Shantung – Shantung hats are the most popular hat on the market. They are a light weight material yet very durable. Shantung hats vary in style and design; in fact most “fashion straw hats” are made of shantung.
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Taylor Swift has overtaken the airwaves with her pop-country music. At only 20 years old, Swift has made a name for herself as a singer/songwriter, actress, and musician and is known as a fashion icon. Living in Nashville, TN she is in the heart of country music and surrounded by the latest trends. No matter where you see her; red carpet, an interview or live on stage, she always looks amazing in a fun, mainstream outfit with a country twist.
Sundress – A flowing, casual sundress is an essential part to any wardrobe. The ruffles and rhinestones add feminine touches to this already flattering dress. Rod’s features this dress in black making it the little black dress for any occasion.
Boots – Pair this sundress with these vintage western boots with pointed toe.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect jean, Wrangler has it – Booty Up jeans! Wrangler promises to raise your expectations with the new Booty Up Premium Patch jeans. These jeans are the perfect blend of comfort and style, featuring built in darts to lift and define your butt. They are a stretch jean made of 74% cotton, 25% polyester, and 1% spandex. Both washes, Carolina Breakaway and American Royal, are sure to show off how great you look!
Preorder your Booty Up jeans today at Rods.com!
NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to change and enrich lives with equine-assisted activities and therapies. NARHA fulfils this mission by helping children and adults with physical, emotional and cognitive challenges find independence through equine related activities, such as horseback riding. NARHA is able to achieve this with the assistance of a wonderful team of over 40,000 volunteers, 3,500 instructors and many financial supporters all across theUnited Statesand internationally.
NARHA Horses for Heroes assists wounded veterans and active service personnel using equine assisted activities and therapies. This program benefits veterans of all ages. NARHA Past President Dr. Paul Spiers says, “Appreciating the power of the horse to change lives is our goal and NARHA wants to provide positive change for these very special lives. Our service personnel have fought to preserve our freedom, and, for many, at a very dear cost. We must be certain that if our wounded service personnel and veterans need and want this kind of help, they will get the best NARHA has to offer.”
Rod’s is very proud to support and match donations to NARHA. You can give to NARHA through Rod’s while placing an order or by calling us at 866-326-1975.
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