Suki: All-American Girl

By Suki Bickett

with commentary by Editor Marcie Everhart

There’s an old, 1920s, refurbished gas station out on a country road between my and Suki’s houses. We thought we’d go check it out!

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The pumps supposedly really work!

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Suki is wearing heeled booties with striped cut-out accents that coordinate with the stripes in the cute, little, knit dress.

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A Kate Spade clutch is a perfect match for the straw fedora.

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And then we walked around to the back of it …

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… and there were families eating barbecue together, an outdoor stage for live music, lights strung among the trees, all under our glorious country’s flag.

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The Real-Real Behind the Scenes

Apparently our home-boy-done-good Toby Keith is behind this wonderful little place on the side of a country road. Here’s a Tulsa newspaper article unraveling the mystery. Oh wait, here’s the better version of the story! Bob Wills played here, Bonnie and Clyde spent a night in the cabins in the back, and actor James Garner’s first job was here pumping gas!

A Little Background Music

It goes without saying how much Suki loves her country. She’s a military daughter, wife, mom, and sister-in-law. Defending our nation is her family’s way of life.

Shopping Links

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Copper Key Sleeveless Striped Knit Swing Dress, 3 colors, Dillard’s, $44.

Knit Swing Dress, Black Stripe, Old Navy, $12.

Striped T-Shirt Swing Dress, Deep Bay, Vineyard Vines, $98.

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Destructed Denim Jacket, Maurices, $44.

Vince Camuto Elika Suede Stacked Heel Sandals, Limited Sizing, Dillard’s, $42.

Hokus Pokus Peper Bootie, Limited Sizing in Black, 3 colors, Belk, $40.


*Photos of Suki by Marcie Everhart

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