Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thurday's Threads!

Outfit Day!!!! I'm pretty excited about last night's riding outfit, so let's start there today:

Notice something you haven't seen in awhile?? DO YOU?! You should. We'll start there since I'm five and can't wait.

Boots: La Mundial
They finally came back! My green boots! So this pair and the bonus pair have been at La Mundial in Wellington for the last almost two months, supposedly getting fixed. This pair needed a new snap on the right boot as it doesn't stay closed. The bonus pair needed to be stretched because they weren't actually made to my measurements. Long story short, none of that actually happened, and the bonus pair is actually missing the snap all together now. I'm going to do a separate post about that, because I need some opinions/advice. But anyway, aside from the snap issue, these fit perfectly and other than the usual hating of new boots, I do love them.

Spurs: Centaur and Color Tack
Spur Straps: Mane Jane
I had these centaur spurs coated in gold by color tack back in the winter. I have a few pairs of color tack spurs now, but I think these and the identical pair in green are my favorites. I'm still in disbelief that these Mane Jane spur straps are pretty much the exact same color as my boots. How does that even happen?! I kind of wish they had a gold princess crown option, but the silver one is pretty cute too.

Breeches: Tuffrider
Horseloverz had these Tuffrider breeches on sale for $34.00 so I grabbed these and a black pair. I really liked the zipper pockets and the contrasting piping. Plus for that price, I couldn't pass them up. They're ok breeches. Comfy to ride in, and I like the grippy knee patches.

Belt: Mane Jane
Obviously I had to wear the belt that matches the boots and spur straps. Duh. You all know by now how great I think the Mane Jane Belts are. You should definitely get one.

Polo shirt: Hollister
I've had this one for quite awhile. We have a Hollister outlet near where I live. Generally, I don't get stuff there as it's mostly designed for prepubescent tweens, but a polo shirt is a polo shirt.

Helmet: Charles Owen
He needs no introduction! Still my favorite of the bunch.

The horses wanted in on the matchy matchy too, so I let them play along:
Jampy wore a pair of green open front boots from an ebay seller in England. I'm not sure of the actual brand on those. He also wore his baby pad from EC Equestrian (which is now Queensland Equestrian) and a fly bonnet from HKM. His bridle is a cheapo schooling bridle from Da Vinci.

Romey wore some hunter green Animo combo wraps, a baby pad from Wilkers and an unbranded fly bonnet that I found when I cleaned out my tack box. His schooling bridle is the Silver Leaf collection by Toklat.

Ok, first off, NO ONE TELL RIO HIS BONNET IS CROOKED. It's not actually but since he has no muscles on the right side of his face, it sits that way. He doesn't know, and you must not tell him. He would be very upset.
Rio wore some boots from a company that's out of business called Ascot-Pelham (or something very close to that anyway). His saddle pad and fly bonnet are both from USG and his bitless bridle is from Liberty Bridles.

Ok... Now for my work outfit. I completely forgot to grab photos at home, so these are... well.. Terrible.
See? No full shot of the outfit today! Please enjoy this selfie of me in my work chair.

Top: Vineyard Vines
I picked this up last year when I was up in Vermont for the horse show and never actually wore it. While horizontal stripes are never flattering, I do like the colors.

Jeans: Kut from the Cloth
Kut jeans are super comfy. They have a lot of stretch and seem to fit me well for length. I like the frayed hem on these. Gives them a laid back, summery feel.

Belt: Vineyard Vines
This one has been kicking around for a long while now. I think the little whale is adorable, but I hate that I have to wear this belt backwards form how I normally wear belts.

Shoes: Sperry
Distressed silver Sperry's? Yes please! You all know I love my boat shoes, so obviously shiny ones are way up there on the favorites list.

Arm Party!
Lefty is loaded up today entirely with a Nantucket vibe. First up is an Alex and Ani bangle that I got last year when we went for Father's Day weekend. The rest were from this years trip. There's an Alex and Ani inspired bracelet with a nantucket basket attached, one made up entirely of baskets, and then two that are sort of like scrimshaw. The first which you can't really see is the famous lighthouse, and the other is a map of Nantucket. And of course my trusty watch is there too.

Righty is wearing some Stacie originals. The first is a pink braided leather bracelet with a horse head clasp and rhinestone slider, and the second is just a plain single wrap bracelet with the same leather.

That's what I'm wearing this outfit day! What do you have on? Any favorites from today? Do you ever match outfits with your horse? I know you eventers tend to!


  1. La Mundial really tried to screw me a couple years ago. I don't think they fully understood how aggressive I was going to be though and I called almost every day. They basically took my money and then wouldn't send me my second pair of boots. Then they did and it was the wrong pair not even made to my specs. I also called the Florida attorney generals office and contacted the better business bureau (FL bc at the time they had an office there). Hope you get things sorted.

    1. I got royally screwed by them a few years back too with a pair of half chaps. I also went through the attorney general, and then had some mediators step in to help me. But I was told that the company had brought on a partner and that partner was the bad seed. They said they had regained complete control of the company and were turning things around. I had heard several first hand great experiences recently, so thought it was safe to try again. And it was! Sort of. But now it seems they're back to their old ways. I just wrote up a longer post about my circumstance.

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    1. Thanks! I love that little whale! Last year during the VT shows, they actually had little whale stickers with VSF on them. So cute!

  3. I have a question: how many bridles do you own? Because it looks like a lot.

    1. Jamp and Rio each have three: Schooling, hunter, and jumper (they each showed in both rings at one point or another). Romey has one, and then I have a few leftovers from Ducky and my old medium pony. Plus a couple western ones for when they're naughty... In other words, I'm not sure exactly! I think 15? Which is pretty ridiculous. I did recently send some to Used Horse Stuff to get sold though!

  4. So much matchy matchy. It makes me very happy haha.

    1. There's something really comforting about all the things being the same colors!