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

 

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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Bre.Avery Inc.: Equestrian Chic

Bre.Avery Inc.: Equestrian Chic

I was so excited to receive my package from Bre.Avery Inc.  These silk scarves are not only beautiful, but embody the luxurious side of the equestrian lifestyle. The silk chiffon and charmeuse are soft and delicate, but the design images highlight the strength, and sometimes masculinity, of our sport. I love this juxtaposition that Bre.Avery has capitalized on because it is true life. Every day we experience the compassion and tenderness of these animals, but we also are not quick to forget their inherent power. The hand-drawn designs depict iconic equestrian looks: the Pelham bit, the impulsion of the show jumper, a fierce head-on look at a mounted competitor, and so forth.  There are ample colors and designs to choose from. I decided on black and white patterns and I wasn’t disappointed. Pricing is $140, but keep in mind these are pure silk and something that will last a lifetime. The classic images will never go out of style and the quality is top-notch. They would make a fabulous gift for the equestrian, or non-equestrian fashionista, in your life.

Bonus: Free ground shipping for US orders AND proceeds from each purchase get donated to animals in need.

To see other styles or to buy, follow this link!

Check back later for my Bre.Avery Inc. photo shoot. 🙂

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Katharine Page: From Your Tack Room to Your Closet

I know it’s odd to think about sandals when everyone is gearing up for Fall (and pumpkin spiced lattes), but I live in North Carolina and have two little kids, which means two things: 1. Sometimes it is 85 degrees in December and perfect sandal weather; and 2. I only have time to slip on sandals and I haven’t worn heels in probably 7 months. I’ve had my eye on Katharine Page sandals for a while now and each time I see a pair I continue to be inspired. There is nothing better than clean show tack, particularly a well-oiled bridle wrapped in a figure eight style. The buttery leather and intricate hand-stitching showcases the luxurious details of our equestrian sport.  Katharine Page takes this same elegant concept to women’s sandals. She focuses on quality, simplicity, comfort and longevity and the result is a beautiful and luxurious sandal. I am not going to lie, these sandals are pricey (and understandably so), which is why I have not yet treated myself to a pair. However, they deserve to be on your radar and perhaps added to your personal wish list. Besides, the holidays are coming. 🙂

My favorite is the Devon (in bridle brown), but if you are feeling fancy, splurge for the Palm Beach

Price: $375/$385 (free shipping in US); note: see sizing tip and order a size up.

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Is That Horse Hair On You?

Nothing says “I love you” like hitting Andrea with a perfectly timed tail swat in the eye. Now she can carry a piece of my tail with her always in the form of horse hair jewelry from Tara’s Equine Designs. My favorite option is the custom sterling silver jeweled rings. Each ring style has a “jewel” in the center of it, but the catch is that the aforementioned jewel is actually your horse’s hair encased in resin. I have no idea what that even means, but below is a picture worth a thousand words. Bonus: These rings can be made with just ONE strand of hair!! I know you guys remember my tail struggles from the Kiss My Horse post, so this is perfect for me. The rings can also be made with hair from loved ones, or lesser animals, like cats, dogs and ponies. 🙂

xo, Chloe

Price: $200-$250; Direct Link: HERE!
Note: expect up to 4 weeks turnaround, longer around holidays.

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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.

Leaving on a Jetplane

Leaving on a Jetplane

Not really^^, but that won’t stop me from lusting over this weekend getaway tote by Gray&Bay Horse Co. It is so cute I can’t even handle it. Made of natural canvas with bubblegum pink trim and camel colored leather handles. The logo is is in gold metallic threading – yes I am a total sucker for all things shiny and gold. A detachable shoulder strap is included. For those of you that are like me and can never find your cell phone in your bag, there is an internal 2 pocket organizer with large zip pocket to keep your important items close by.

Click HERE to view more info!

Price $158CAD or $ 124 US dollars (I think)