Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday's Threads

Outfit Day!!!! It's gorgeous here today: Sunny, in the 70's... but of course WINDY. Because we can't just have a nice day now can we? So fickle mother nature....
Let's start with yesterday's riding outfit:
I was feeling very New England Nautical yesterday apparently. Between my Whalers hoodie and the schooners on my breeches. It was pretty chilly last night, hence the sweatshirt.

Sweatshirt: Hartford Whalers
Connecticut doesn't have any real sports teams. We have some minor league baseball and hockey, but no real teams since the Whalers left many many years ago. We CT residents are painfully nostalgic for the past (and hold on to hope that some day the Whalers will return), and thus this vintage apparel sells really well. You'll see it all over the place.

Breeches: Equine Couture
When I saw these schooner breeches online, I had to have them. Anyone who grew up in New England knows that boats, especially historic types like these are a huge part of our culture. Plus, what's cooler than boats on your breeches? (The answer is whales. Whales are cooler than boats. But fear not, I have those too.)

Belt: Equestrilifestyle
Equestrilifestyle had a coupon code for 20% off belts so I figured it was time I cave and order one of these spur belts. I like it, but to be honest, I don't think I feel good about spending the money on it. I probably should have sized up for starters, but that's on me. It's very well made, and certainly looks pretty. But I think I like the Mane Jane belts a lot better and they're less money. Just my two cents.

Ok, on to today's work outfit!
I really couldn't decide how to dress today. It was cool in the morning (high 40's) but is now in the low 70's. It's nearly impossible to dress appropriately with fluctuations like that! I settled on a long sleeve shirt and jeans. Let's look closer!

Top: Ralph Lauren
They had these tees at the outlet in the fall and I was so excited when I saw this color way! It's my barn colors! Woohoo! But that aside, I love the zipper detail on the shoulder (it's just on one side) and the elbow patches. The cotton is super soft too. Very comfy.

Pants: Rose Royce
I'm pretty excited about these. First they are super comfy, nice and stretchy but still feel like jeans and not like jeggings. Next, check out the details:
I love that all the hardware pieces are little roses. Even the button! But the best part? They are doing good things with their profits:
They donate a portion of their proceeds to rare disease research. I didn't know that when I bought the pants since I got them from Zulilly. I just thought they were sort of 80's tastic. And they totally are. But the charity part is definitely the icing on the cake. Glad I actually looked at the tag!

Belt: Christian Dior
I promise I'm not really cheating on my Mane Jane stirrup belt. This is a vintage Christian Dior that I picked up on ebay. I love that it's so simple. I think this will look great on breeches too.

Shoes: Ariat
Did you guys know Ariat makes boat shoes?! They DO! I got these I think last year on sale some place. I'm not sure I love them as much as Sperry's, but this color scheme is top notch.

Arm Party!
I should have gotten a better picture of that pony bracelet. The leather on the bracelet part matches my watchband almost perfectly. I'm not sure of the brand, I picked this up at my local tack store and didn't pay attention to the name on the tag. Sorry!

Righty was all, "I wanna be fancy but classy today." Ok! First up is my Hermes leather wrap bracelet that my dad and step mom gave me. I love that one, and I've been super careful not to accidentally oil it like I did to the watch band... The other is my vintage Gucci bangle. Ditto on the being careful with it!
So that's what I have on today! What are you wearing?


  1. The weather fluctuations in this period really are annoying, makes it so hard to choose a cute outfit. You look lovely!


    1. It's so hard! Must layer allllll the things!
      Thank you :)

  2. You have the COOLEST pattern breeches of anyone I've ever known.