Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thursday's Threads

 I awoke this morning to news of a tragic event back at home, and just wanted to take a minute to make mention before continuing on with Thursday's Threads. Folly Farm, a lesson and show barn about a half hour north of where I live had a fire early this morning and they lost 24 horses. They were mostly lesson horses and polo horses, as well as a few privately owned. There were 19 reported safe in a separate barn. I grew up showing at Folly regularly as a junior, though it's been some time since I've been up there. It's a wonderful place, with caring staff and lovely horses. I'm truly heart broken for them and am working on coming up with a way to help. If you'll recall from this post, I experienced a tragic barn fire when I was 14. All day my mind has been jumping back to scenes from that night and the emotions I felt in the days to follow. Our situation was very different as we were lucky enough to save 24 of our 32 horses at the farm (I say we, I was just a boarder they weren't MY horses, but it was my shared experience). So we had animals that needed a place to live and to be cared for. We needed to immediately replace things in order to do that. In Folly's situation, they don't have the same need at the moment. I'm sure they will moving forward, but I'm not certain what can be done right now to help. Any ideas are welcome.

Ok, now on to more fun things. Let's talk outfits! Since I've been lacking in riding outfits of late, let's start there shall we?
Heh... I don't even look awake in this photo. You're getting pre-barn photos today as it would be super awkward to take outfit photos at a barn full of people. Not pictured are my Regal boots and Samshield helmet... But that's what I wore!

Top: B. Vertigo by Horze

I love this polo. It's actually tech fabric, not cotton, so it's lovely to ride in. Plus the color scheme is great, and I LOVE the screen printing on the back which shows a jumping horse, a polo horse, and a dressage horse. Something for everyone!

Belt: Mane Jane
I wore my navy croc Mane Jane belt to match my shirt.

Breeches: Piper by Smartpak
I got these when they had the buy 2 get 1 free sale a few weeks ago. No regrets here! The navy and blue houndstooth is super fun, and I really like that the stitching on the patches is a contrasting blue.

Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
Heh... You all know and love the F bomb socks. Me too!

I had a nice ride on Badger today though he was a little wild! Trainer was in CT for a few days for Christmas so the ponies had a vacation. Today was the first day back for them. Good news is, nobody died!

And now for my Florida leisure outfit:

Not gonna lie, this oversized tee is ridiculously unflattering. Don't care though, cause I'm on vacation!

Top: Two by Vince Camuto
Despite this looking like I'm wearing a tent, I do love the hombre it has going on and the fun shades of pink.

Belt: Mane Jane
Yep, double Mane Jane today! This one reverses to a bright plum color. I found it in the clearance section and it's perfect for  Florida!

Pants: Rue 21
These are a fun kind of tie dye corduroy. They're really light though which is perfect for down here. Corduroy says winter season, but the color and light fabric still work for the warm Florida "winter".

Shoes: Sperry
My feet are really happy to be back in boat shoes and sockless. I was occasionally still trying to pull them off at home... with socks... but it really wasn't working any more.

Arm Party:
Lefty is donning my apple watch along with a vintage bangle from Gucci that I found on Ebay awhile back.

Righty is wearing a whole stack of bracelets that came from Zulily. I have no brands on these (sorry), but I think they're really pretty. The two outside ones are both lab created opals and the middle one is faux pearl with a pretty crystal heart in the middle.

That's what I'm wearing today! How about you? Are you bundled up to the top of your head in the freezing tundra? Hope you and the ponies are all keeping as warm as you can! (Missing my boys down here, but definitely not the weather!)


  1. Oh no, I'm so, so sorry to hear about the barn fire! How awful!

  2. Wow that's horrible about the fire :( I think a gofundme is always a good idea. Looking spiffy as always ;)

    1. I agree! A local horse lady has set one up, so I plan to donate tomorrow (after I get paid!).

  3. So sorry to hear. That is heartbreaking

  4. At first, I forgot you were in Florida and was really confused about why you were wearing a t-shirt for riding. I just got back from the east coast where it was freezing and it's like boiling hot here so maybe I'll wear a t-shirt to ride later.

    1. Ha! Yeah I think it's been in the single digits all week at home. Glad I'm down here!