The First 'Wives Club's Assistant Editor distills all the 'Wife wisdom from Episode 11.

May 16, 2011

Hold on to your cowgirl hats, this week's episode was quite a trip. Transplanting the ladies of Orange County to San Antonio led to big shoes, big appetites, and of course big drama. From Alexis revealing her past struggles with an eating disorder to the continued rivalry of "Aleggy" (how has that not been coined before?), this trip was juicier than the food at the Texas BBQ. Oh, and on top of all that, Simon gets arrested when Tamra files a report with the police. Tamra also tackles rogue Simon supporter, Jeana Keough, who's been taking his side in the press. Maybe these two just need a mechanical bull riding contest to settle their differences? Let's see what we can learn from our Real Cowgirls this week.


Just because you're wearing cowboy boots doesn't mean they should be sensible and boring (especially when you're representing the O.C.). Alexis showed us that you should never be afraid to ask for a bigger heel. Who said cowboy boots can't also be stilettos? Well, evidently the boot shop she went to, but consider this an untapped market all you potential shoe line entrepreneurs! The women of the world are desperately crying out for blinged out, super high heeled cowboy boots. Perhaps this is the logical next step for Alexis Couture?

Always, always have a cowboy hat on hand. Who knows when your next trip to Texas, Cabo, or really any tropical vacation spot will present itself. Would you have wanted to be the only girl in that limo without a hat? Didn't think so. But seriously, the O.C. ladies love them some cowboy hats. We've seen every lady wear one at some point this season in colors ranging from black to teal to hot pink. Clearly you can never have too many options.