Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday's Threads

Outfit day! And as promised I have a riding outfit. It's not a fun and exciting one. And the horses didn't match me. But it's something at least. So let's start there!
Bundled up! It was warmish out, but not ACTUALLY warm.

Jacket: Eddie Bauer

 I have this in two lengths and two colors. Because it's very lightweight, but also pretty warm. I get really gross at the barn, so I like to have more than one in case I don't get around to doing laundry often enough. And the long one I have to layer with, but it doesn't work for riding since it's long.

Sweatshirt: Skidmore
I think you've actually seen this hoodie before. I got it when I was up at my 15th college reunion last summer. I so love that our mascot is the Thoroughbred!

Belt: Mane Jane
I grabbed this strap from the Mane Jane clearance section. I really love the color, it goes with SO much! It's a great neutral but it isn't boring either. Did you know that the sale belt straps are only $35? They don't come with a buckle, but if you already have one, or you have one of those trendy H buckles, you can save money by getting just a strap! You can do that with any of Mane Jane's straps, but the sale ones are the cheapest.

Breeches: Ovation
These are the Taylored euro seat line. I love them. They're cut a little looser in the thigh which is exactly what I need... Especially after the holidays.... Moo. (How much longer can I blame the holidays for my weight gain? I have till at least February, right?)

Boots: ToughRider Regal
Well... should have cropped THAT photo. Hello backside... Anyway, I opted to wear my Regals because they're extra grippy. Expect to see those for awhile, at least until I can ride with consistency and have some hope of holding on with actual muscles.
Helmet: Charles Owen AYR8
Still a favorite! I think it could use a cleaning though. Looking a little dirty around the brim.

So that's what I wore to "ride" this weekend. It was great to get back in the saddle! And now for today's work outfit:
 Kept it pretty simple and casual today. It's freaking freezing out there, so I really just wanted something cozy and warm.
Yeah, see? Cold. Gross.

Sweater: Kate Spade Saturdays
Yep, definitely found this sweater during the great closet purge of '18. I picked this up last year at the end of the season in Florida of all places, and promptly stuck it in the back of the closet for this year. And then forgot about it. So glad I found it! It's actually coated in this iridescent... I don't know, paint? Dye? Whatever, it's coated in something that makes it shiny and awesome. I love it!

Belt: Mane Jane
One of these days I'll wear a belt that's NOT Mane Jane. But this is not that day. You've seen this navy belt before. I opted for navy because originally I was going to wear a really dark pair of jeans. Unfortunately, they definitely shrunk from being in the closet unworn for so long... so I couldn't wear them. (And yes, fully aware that can't happen, but please let me have that.)

Jeans: Vigoss
These are pretty basic blue jeans. I am loving them today though, because, well... they went on.

Booties: Bomoes
Remember these! So glad I found them that day at TJ Maxx. The jeans I had planned to wear were pretty much this color, though not shiny. I figured these would tie everything together: shiny like the sweater and navy like the pants. Bummer it didn't quite work out that way, but hey, they still work!

Arm Party!
Lefty is donning a shimmery cuff that's almost a match to my sweater! Almost... It's a touch more mint than blue. But it's pretty close.

Righty is wearing this (in my opinion) awesome glittery stack of bracelets that I made. I made the wrap and the horse last year, and the cuff I just did this past weekend. I think they are super fun all stacked together!

And that's it for today! Any favorites? Still cold where you are? What's your favorite winter riding jacket?


  1. I love outfit day because it signifies the week is ending lol

  2. I don't know what you're talking about, pants can *totally* shrink just hanging there in the closet. Mine do it all the time ;)

    1. Maybe it IS a real thing! Though that pic of my riding boots suggests maybe not... hahaha!

  3. Ummm do you sell those wrap around horse bracelets? Seriously so cute! And love love love the Kate sweater!

    <3 Kelly @ HunkyHano

  4. Thank you!
    I don't sell them. They're a little tricky because they have to fit exactly or they'll fall off. And sometimes they fall off anyway. So I think I'd have a lot of unhappy customers.