Boardroom​ to barn

 

Boardroom to barn

Bring your equestrian lifestyle to that boardroom meeting today, and save yourself some time when heading straight to the barn afterwards by only having to do a few simple switches of items.

Kick off your business week with a pair of Le Fash NY Gotham City breeches: THE ultimate street to stable, or in this case boardroom to barn, item. Wear them with a caramel colored Doncaster Cashmere turtleneck top, a matching Hermès logo belt and a pair of suede Sam Edelman Cora booties. Finish off your boardroom-ready look with an extra hint of equestrian flair in the form of this Elizabeth Kennedy mirrored horse embroidery blazer and bring your laptop and everything else you need for a successful #equinegirlboss day in the Hyde and Hare Foxley cowhide bag.

When heading to the barn, exchange your beautiful blazer with a light beige Joules Minx quilted vest and your booties for a pair of sleek black Cavallo Primus lace-up boots. Top it off with a pair of Roeckl gloves and the sophisticated and sleek Antarès Shagreen glossy helmet and you ready for your ride!

Have a great week and a stylish ride!

A trot in the woods

A trot in the woods

Today I took a little bit of inspiration from my own #rootd a few days ago. It was such a beautiful yet chilly autumn day and I went for a selection of autumn colored items for my long trot int he woods with Döntje.
This is the #rootd on Instagram, in which I’m wearing the Asmar Equestrian Special Edition rider jacket of which a few sizes are still available on their website and many more in different colors.

I would suggest to wear it with a pair of sleek gray Samshield Adele knee patch breeches and a highstreet basic brown V-neck cotton long-sleeved top.

Accessorize it up with a few light pumpkin colored (we are getting into the pumpkin spice season after all) items like the Midnight pumpkin ManeJane reversible belt, a pair of Sergio Grasso Treviso dressage boots and UGG suede shearling hat.

Spice it up a little more with a Spiced Equestrian snaffle pouch, a pair of brand new Roeckl fall/winter Julia gloves, a chocolate brown Charles Owen GR8 suede look helmet and last but not least a modern take on the camouflage scarf by Pierre-Louis Mascia.

Have stylish ride!

A new take on tartan

A new take on tartan

Usually, when anybody mentions tartan I get random visions of old-fashioned Scotsman, Burberry or English heritage tweed… So, I was quite happy to discover this new and trendy take on tartan brought to you by Accademia Italiana in the form of their newest full grip breeches which help me change my preconceived point of view.

I would be very pleased to sport this new take on tartan combined with a crisp white Burberry classic polo shirt, a lightweight Kingsland Nenana V neck sweater and a dark red Polo Ralph Lauren light weight down vest.

The KASK Dogma carbon light matt helmet would be a perfect addition to the look as well as the classic Parlanti Dubai zip field boots and a pair of dark grey Uvex sport style gloves.

Accentuate the dark red in the breeches with a matching Harrods of London belt and exchange you boots for a pair of dark red and grey New Balance WL515 sneakers before and after your ride.

Have a stylish ride!

Happy hunting

Happy hunting

Ahh welcome autumn! Fashion hunting season has officially opened! I love this time year when all the new autumn / winter fashion is out in the shops and online and we have loads of looks to choose from to get us through this season in style. My credit card does not quite love hunting season as much as I do, but we’ve managed to find an agreement on the size of the style splurge I’m allowed to do 😉

Out of all the stunning things that are new to the AriatAriat collection, I though I’d show you this one today: the most convenient and stylish layering item (Ideal down vest) now available with the cutest autumn colored hunting print.

Wear it with a cute dark green shirt underneath like this Theory Yulla knit sweater and a pair of classic beige breeches like the Espoir Equestrian Mquette bamboo pair. This autumn hunting look calls for some beautiful brown rider accessories like the Horka Lizz boots, a matching Kudamono belt, a pair of Roeckl grip gloves and the Uvex suxxeed luxury helmet.

Add a few splashes of luxurious red to finish off the look with a CP Company cap and Mz Wallace Oxford backpack.

Happy hunting and have a stylish ride!

Hey tiger!

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Can I get a roar for cooler days, autumn colors and tiger print hoodies? Who doesn’t love a brilliant tiger print especially if it’s Gucci who makes it?

This tiger hoodie is such a perfect fall #rootd hero, and I would recommend to wear it with a dark green Barbour dovecote gilet for a layer of warmth and style and a pair of classic black Pikeur Candela breeches.

Add a few classy cognac touches with a pair of Petrie Polo boots and a Ralph Lauren belt and mix it up with some chocolate shades with a KASK Dogma chrome light helmet and watching Roeckl gloves.

Add a few hot pink accessories to enhance the details in the hoodie with an Ooh La La baseball cap by Claire’s to hide your helmet hair and a pair of Converse sneakers to switch into after your ride.

Have a stylish ride!

Winter is coming!

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Yes it is! Winter will be here sooner than you think, and you’ll need to stay fashionable and cosy warm throughout the season. How easy would it be if you could just shop your whole pre winter look in one go? Now you can!

Shop this look at Tackville with 15% discount when using code ‘EQFASHIONFAIRY’ at check out.

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This seasons hottest color burgundy had to be part of the look in the form of the Horka Corsica breeches. Wear them with and Equi-theme lightweight sweater, a Cavallino Marino Seaside gold soft-shell zip riding jacket and a luscious olive green Mountain Horse Noble vest.

Accessorise your look with some winter must haves like the Pikeur neck warmer and Joules  Liza reindeer faux fur head band.

Brown rider accessories are the perfect companions for this #rootd: The Mountain Horse crochet gloves and Mountain Horse Sovereign high rider field boots are an excellent match with the Caldene Narva croco belt and Charles Owen 8YR helmet.

Have fun shopping and have a stylish ride!

 

Lively Lavender

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What? Lavender not a fall color? Of course it is, as long as you combine it with a few other lush warm shades, then Lavender is an excellent choice for a fall #rootd.

Especially, when the Lavender hue comes in the form of these exquisite ELT Gala breeches and a matching chunky knit scarf. Combine it with some unconventional colors and warm and wonderful statement pieces like the Janette quilted winter jacket by Horze in Cinnamon, the reversible HKM lightweight “double face” brown/beige vest and a T by Alexander Wang cream colored henley sweater.

Pair all of this with some exceptional brown rider accessories like the AYR Helmet from Charles Owen, a statement Hermes belt, Roeckl grip gloves and a pair of lace-up custom Kempkens boots.

Have a stylish ride!

 

 

Burgundy bliss

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Burgundies and browns are most definitively the Go-To colors for this fall season. And… also my absolute favourite shades… I love combining them all into one Blissfully perfect Autumn #rootd.

Wear a pair of Horka Austin brown denim breeches and an HV polo society Bernice layered top with this burgundy floral bomber from Sans Souci.

Style it out with a pair of SSG Gloves, a Will leather goods luxe belt and a pair of antique brown Alberto Fasciani boots. Add on some autumn statement pieces like the Oughton Limited Carteret Satchel, a Burberry Garden Runway floral scarf and a pair of MCM Cat eye shades.

Top of your look with a matching KASK Dogma brown and bronze helmet.

Have stylish ride!

Kiss me quick

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Who wouldn’t want a kiss from these magnificent gold lips? I absolutely adore this Markus Lupfer ‘Gold Lips’ sweater and thought it deserved a #rootd.

Layer your ‘Gold Lips’ under an Imperial Riding navy Nevermind soft-shell jacket and the gold HV Polo Alcona light weight down jacket. The Mountain Horse Amy breeches are a perfect addition to this look too.

Continue the color scheme with the navy Samshield helmet, a pair of blue Roeckl grip gloves and a Rag & Bone boyfriend belt.

A pair of custom Cavallo Fortis Ostrich leather detail boots and a matching Imperial Riding  True Sweetheart grooming bag finish off the “kiss me quick” look.

Have a stylish ride!

Special Edition: The stylish equestrian for Katie Lawrence

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Meet Katie Lawrence, a remarkable young lady who is deciphering dressage in style.

Katie had a horse named Oskar, with whom she competed up to advanced level dressage. She got him when she was 13 and they grew up together. He sadly injured himself 2.5 years ago, not long after his final show at Olympia Horse show at Christmas. Katie and her mom opted to retire him and he is now enjoying a lovely big field of grass and lots of grooms from her mom. He did however retire far sooner than she ever anticipated and it left her stuck without a horse.

kl-1Katie wan’t very lucky in her search for her new dressage partner: one prospect had a side bone in her feet, another was one she had on loan but was far too naughty and another she was about to loan but it bit and kicked everyone! Katie was about to give up when she found a stunning 16.3 bright orange KWPN called Deejay – who ended up being her credit card purchase. He was everything she ever wanted in a horse.

 

6 months into owning him, he jumped the fence in the field – and tore his suspensory branch. After 9 months of careful rehabilitation and care he came sound, but as soon as the dressage training commenced he went lame. For his sake, she decided a hacking home would be far more suitable. Katie set up her facebook page – Deciphering Dressage when she got him, initially to act as her training diary to log photos and how their sessions were going. It grew and became quite a community, with many people offering help and support when things got difficult and sad. It amazes her still how kind strangers can be!

kl-2Far sooner than she expected, Katie’s friend said another friend was heading to the Westphalian auctions in Germany – they often have horses that don’t sell so she set out in the hope that one would fall into budget. Vowing to do it all properly, she never expected to buy a horse over the phone! Rhegan who helped her was brilliant, understanding her champagne taste and beer budget, and the want for a quiet horse who would be suitable for a competitive amateur. And so Katie ended up with her lovely mare River – she is 17hh 4 year old and is the sweetest little horse. Katie is training her up at the moment and she hopes she’ll stay as well behaved when she grows up! Untried, not met, only seen on video it was quite a big leap of faith!

kl-3Katie’s style favourites include pretty much everything from Equestrian Stockholm at the moment, her Celeris boots and Scharf hat. She thoroughly likes browns and creams: “All quite traditional, but elegant – and easy to keep clean!”

Katie’s look incorporates a few of her absolute favourites: brown and cream at it’s best with a pair of Celeris boots, Scharf helmet and Equestrian Stockholm vest. We paired this with a long sleeve Land’s End cream t shirt and a cream colored Equirex Alpaca eco friendly jacket. A few shades of camels and creams pull the whole look together like a pair of Pikeur Naila premium breeches, Hauke Schmidt gloves, a pair of Montar stable boots and a Ted and Jack silk ombre scarf.

Have a stylish ride!