Grey is the New Black

I know I am forever talking about LeFash breeches, but have I mentioned their show shirts? I have two myself, and if I showed more I would definitely want to add this one to my wardrobe. The Grey Check Open Placket is GORGEOUS. The collar is magnetic, which makes it easy for horse shows, but it also “opens clean” so that it coverts into modern street wear… an equestrian trend that LeFash pioneered.  I included a picture of the back so that you could see the signature block paneling. The bamboo sides and sleeves are everything. Not only are they so soft, comfortable and breathable, but they are very flattering on your body. My LeFash shirts almost mold to my skin. Also important to note, in my opinion, is that these shirts tend to have longer tails than other shirts I have worn. I really appreciate that because it makes it easy to tuck in and helps give you a more tailored look. Comes in XS-XL. It isn’t cheap at $195 but the quality is top-notch and it will last you forever. It obviously looks great with the white breeches but I am sort of digging the Alphabet City Breech, with tan patches and gold detailing. Maybe my next breech purchase? What do you guys think? xx, HG

 

Pull One Over

If you are looking for a good layering piece, or maybe you are lucky enough to spend your winter in FL and you don’t need a winter riding coat, this Dover Cowl Neck Pullover is a good option. I picked it up at the last Dover sale and was first drawn to it because of the color. It is mostly black with herringbone print on the neck. The snap closure is offset, giving it a fashionable feel. The neckline is composed of thermal fabric and can be buttoned to provide you with a variety of neckline heights. It was perfect the other day for blocking some chilly wind during my morning lesson. Also, there are rollover mitten sleeves with thumb holes to provide extra warmth for when you forget your gloves (always me).  The pocket is large enough for a phone, but not much else.  I purchased mine on sale, but typically it is priced at $89. Not sure I would pay this much for myself, but it would make a great gift for sure.Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 2.19.01 PM.

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Park North Designs Nailed It.

Excuse the pun, but Park North Designs nailed it with their signature PND Nail necklace. Hanging delicately from a silver chain is a PND nail made of premium sterling silver and shaped like a horseshoe nail. Rachel, the owner of PND, was on a mission to create a piece of equestrian inspired jewelry that was both bold and wearable. I say she “nailed it” because to me, the necklace encompasses exactly what she wanted. The nail is bold, with sharp lines and a silent fierceness. However, the way it just perfectly drapes on your body, naturally finding the center of your chest, adds a touch of warmth, softness and versatility. I really think the PND necklace can be worn with any outfit, so that was my goal with all my pictures: to showcase the wearability. Each necklace comes with a polishing cloth and has two different chain lengths to choose from. I think I would even like to see it offered in the future on one chain that has two lengths on the single chain, because it is nice to have the option to go shorter/longer.  I am obsessed with gold jewelry, but I had NO problem incorporating this silver necklace into my daily looks.

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Price: $116;  Buy HERE

Bonus: EVERY. PURCHASE. HELPS. A. HORSE. IN. NEED. 10% of every purchase goes directly to equine charities across the US. You can read her blog here to see what the current charity is, as they change throughout the year.

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How ‘Bout Them Dapples

How ‘Bout Them Dapples

Leah Kaufmann is back!! Leah started Dapplebay Inc., an equestrian clothing and accessory line, in 2011. She sold DB in 2015, but you don’t really forget about your first love, do you?  As fate should have it, Leah had a chance to buy DB back and now she is holding the reins again, energized and more excited than ever to release new styles and designs, even a new logo. Leah hand draws all the designs herself and each item is made in the USA. We were able to get our hooves on a brand new item, and bonus for us, it is a something we wear non-stop as soon as the weather gets below 55 degrees! Wait for it, wait for it…Dapplebay Inc., Leggings!!!

There are many colors to choose from. Seriously, every color you could possibly need or want for a legging. I happen to have black, grey and purple. The leggings are covered in DB’s signature Eventing, Hunter/Jumper or Dressage designs.  The fit for me was spot on. I ordered a Small,  based on the size I wear in breeches and they fit me perfectly. I like the soft and relaxing feel to them, but they also feel more substantial than I anticipated. Sometimes I hear the word “legging” and I worry that the material will be too thin.  OH, I also LOVED where the waist band hit me. It was the perfect mid-rise without being “mom-ish”, but still offering great coverage in case you want to go eat tacos and 20 lbs of chips/queso dip after your workout or ride. 🙂 Everyone does that too, right??

I have worn these about 7 times so far, and rode in them once (perfect for a light hack, but note that they do not have knee patches and I rode in my halfchaps), and they have not stretched out or lost their shape. Color is still as vibrant too. For $48 each, you can’t beat it. If you are looking for a versatile equestrian closet staple that won’t break your wallet, what are you waiting for? Click HERE TO BUY !

Colors shown below: Black, Grey, Purple (Hunter/Jumper); Size SMALL. Price $48.

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Spur Straps by ManeJane

I think I am sort of boring because out of ALL of the fun spur straps to choose from on ManeJane’s website (think arrows, wine glasses, horse shoes), I want the Hi-Ho Silver spur straps. I can’t help it, something draws me to them. They want me to own them.

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These come with the silver buckles and black leather straps. You can pay more to customize and pick from tons of leather color options. These are $40 as pictured.

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Put A Glove On It

I’ve been thinking about getting a new pair of everyday riding gloves. For years I have been getting the SSG Lycrochet Horseshoe Back in Natural. I love the gloves and currently have two pairs in my tack trunk. I have always gravitated to the color contrast between the tan leather palm and the ivory crochet back. The horseshoe-shaped opening, coupled with the crochet material, seems like it keeps my hand cooler than it would be in another glove. However, like mentioned, I don’t have much to compare it to.

2550-naturalAll this being said, I think I am ready to try something new.  When looking at the SSG website, I saw this pair of SSG Ranger everyday gloves that caught my eye. They look so soft and feminine. I can also picture them outside of the barn atmosphere too, paired with a formal coat, which I think is pretty cool.  I like the Acorn color (below), but they also come in Black and Natural.

2300-acornI also really liked the look of the SSG Hybrid. This design has a leather back and an aquasuede palm, which is supposed to help secure your grip. It also allows you to use your cell phone while you have them on, which I am embarrassed to say is a much appreciated feature to me! I also liked the look of the snap buckle. They come in brown (my favorite), black and white.

4200-brown-tanWhat do you guys think? Which do I chose?! What are your go-to riding gloves?

 

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Spice Things Up

I try not to leave home without my sunglasses or hat, especially if I am going somewhere horse-y. Equestrians are in the sun SO much, and we misplace or break things that are in our hands (like sunglasses and cell phones) easily because we are always doing multiple things at the same time, that the “Vintage Rider” sunglass case from Spiced Equestrian is very handy to have nearby. I am thinking about purchasing one to just keep in my tack trunk for when I am at the barn or show!

I LOVE this design and the look of this pouch. Lately, I have been continuously gravitating to anything vintage looking or inspired. I also enjoy its subtle neutral color palette.  However, for those that want to “spice” it up even further with pops of color, make sure to view the more colorful option. I have pasted the links below.

Price $18.99

Buy my vintage pick HERE.
Chloe’s colorful pick HERE.