Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday's Threads: January in April edition

Ugh. It's outfit day. And I'm still dressed for winter. Why you ask? Because it won't even hit 40 today and it's raining. ALL DAY. I can deal with the rain. It's supposed to rain in April. But it's not supposed to be so freaking cold. WAAAAHhhhhhhhh! But I guess that's enough kvetching from me. Let's see what I'm bundled up in today!

I know. You can't even really see because it's so gloomy I couldn't get a decent photo. You'll see better in the closeups.

Sweater: Candies
long sleeve tee: Old Navy
 The camera doesn't really pick it up, but the speckles are pink, blue, and gold and are metallic. Super fun! And the blue part of the sweater is chenille so it's super warm. The thermal top underneath is from Old Navy. These are a staple when you live in a year round arctic tundra.

Belt: Swanky Saddle
I figured my unicorn belt from Swanky Saddle might help bring a little more sparkle to this gloomy day. It's not really working... But the belt is still amazing.

Jeans: Kancan
Nothing crazy here. Just a comfy pair of stretchy jeans. You've seen these quite a lot lately.

Shoes: Vince Camuto
close up to show sparkle colors, and also some shavings that got stuck to the toe at lunch time...
 More sparkle=more better. Fact. I was born in the 80's so I'm a firm believer that you can't have too much sparkle. (Or neon.) Also, I definitely got these in the kids department. They are not meant for grown ups. Whatever.

Arm Party!
Lefty is wearing a vintage snakeskin bangle that I snagged on Ebay. These were apparently very trendy in the 70's. I LOVE them. I get a new one every so often from either Ebay or Poshmark.

Righty is wearing this fun speckled cork stack that I made. The speckles on the cork are the same colors that are in the sweater. Love them together!

So that's what I wore to work today! And for something different, I'm sharing what I rode in Saturday when we had our only spring day so far this year.

It even looks warm in the photo. I hope someday to have another day like that... Sigh.

Helmet: Charles Owen
Greenie needs no introduction.

Top: Skidmore College
I bought this top last year when I went to reunion. It's one of my favorite sun shirts now. I really like the fit. It's not boxy, but it's also not clingy.

Belt: Boy O Boy Bridleworks
I really love my Boy O Boy belt. I wish I'd sized up a tiny bit so I could wear it with all my lower rise pants. But otherwise it's perfect!

Breeches: Ovation
These are so old they don't even have euroseat! But I love them, and will not part with them until I split them open. (Which might be sooner than later if I don't calm down with the snacks...)

Boots: Fama 4 All
Spur Straps: Mane Jane
Spurs: ? I can't remember what brand these are
I'm really loving these boots! This is I think the second time I've worn them, and I jumped in them! They're a little stiff and new still obviously, but my feet didn't go numb wearing them, and they didn't give me any blisters! And they're so pretty....

And now for Jampy's outfit! Rio doesn't have one to share because he's on sabbatical. He's using the time to study the effect on eating without exercise.

Bridle: FSS
Reins: Tory
Browband: Boy O Boy Bridleworks
Bonnet: SSG
No mom, I will NOT wear my ears for your photo.
Can I just say how much I dislike Tory leather products? The leather is SO meh. And these reins buckle on the outside which I don't like either. But I don't know where else I can find a pair with hunter green rubber so here we are.

Saddle: Hermes
Half Pad: ECP
Baby Pad: Wilkers
Girth: Tough 1
I really like the shimmable pads for Jampy because he's a bit sway backed. It's nice to use one pad instead of a second lift pad. So far my favorite shimmable pad is by Le Mieux, but it doesn't come in fun colors. So to satisfy my ridiculous need to match everything I've bought a few colors of the ECP pads. I like them well enough. They do the job and stay put really well. The only thing I don't like is that there's not a layer of padding other than the shims. The pad itself is just cotton. The Le Mieux pad has a layer inside that's gel or foam or whatever it's made of, and then you can add the shims. And the shims are a nicer material on that one. Similar to like the cachel material sort of. The ones on the ECP are just kind of an icky foam. I actually ripped one trying to take it out. I wound up buying a used thin line pad on Ebay for $25 and cutting it up to use in this pad. I put a piece of that in each pocket, and then used the shims it came with for the lift back. Works well enough.

Boots: Punk Ponies

We really love our Punk Ponies boots! If you ever want to order some though, size up. I have a pair that's full size and the elastics are too short. I had to stretch them out ahead of time before I could use them. This set is oversize and fits Jampy much better. He normally wears a regular full size in other brand boots.

And that's it for today! Any favorites?


  1. My favorite is literally everything about your riding photos (including the fact that it actually looks warm!). I'm gonna need spring to actually show up because if we jump right from winter into summer I'm gonna have a very childish temper tantrum. Ugh.

    1. Oh and those sparkle kids boots are 😍 why are my feet too big? 😭

    2. I think at this point, I'd be just fine with summer. But it needs to start NOW.
      Having small feet is pretty fun. Kids shoes are based on men's sizes though, so not sure what size you are, but a women's 7 is a kid 5. I wear a women's 6 or a kids 4.

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  3. At least you look cozy for winter!