Date: June 11, 2013 | Story: Rosemary Hallmark | Styling: Mandy Keener | Producer: Rosemary Hallmark |
As the president and CEO of a children’s therapeutic ranch, a regular day for El Dorado native and occupational therapist Kristi Lowery can include anything from horseback riding to parent support groups. Situated on a beautiful 80-acre ranch just west of El Dorado, HOPE Landing provides occupational, physical and speech-language therapy to children with disabilities. “Each day varies for me,” Lowery says, “but every day, I look forward to seeing the smiles of the children and visiting with their families.”
While many schools are quiet during the summer months, HOPE Landing is full of activity as children of all ages arrive onsite to attend therapy and camps. When Lowery has a moment to get away from the ranch’s high-energy scene, she heads to her parents’ home on Lake Hamilton. “I love being on the water—either on the boat, inner tubing or skiing,” she says.
Lowery describes her summer style as casual and comfortable, with lots of jeans, sandals and jersey dresses, and she loves to experiment with patterns and colors. “However,” she says, “everyone that works at HOPE Landing has a pair of dusty boots under their desk.”
WHAT KRISTI’S WEARING
For days at the lake, comfortable dresses are a must, and a graphic chevron pattern keeps this maxi on-trend.
J “Libra” knit maxi dress; Versailles by Brighton “Mercury” cross necklace with adjustable chain, bangles and earrings; Brighton straw handbag. Accessory Gallery and Sparkle, Hot Springs, (501) 321-9168
Makeup by Augusta Andrews. B.Barnett, Little Rock, (501) 223-2514, bbarnett.com
GET THE LOOK
Juicy Couture floral-print maxi dress; white bead necklace. Tulips, Little Rock, (501) 614-7343, tulipsarkansas.com
Vanessa Mooney green and gold stone necklaces; G. Spinelli blue stone necklace with coin charm; Vanessa Mooney gold and white stone earrings. Beyond Cotton, Little Rock, (501) 221-1539
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF 20; Laura Mercier mineral pressed powder with SPF 15; Laura Mercier Hydratint SPF 15 lip balm. B.Barnett, Little Rock, (501) 223-2514, bbarnett.com
HOPE Landing, El Dorado, (870) 862-0500, hopelanding.com