2016, april, blog, fashion, myblog, style

Second Stylish Surprise

Last week, I saw that ModCloth had another Stylish Surprise offer so of course I took advantage of it. I got a dress and an apparel item, which I assumed would be a top but this time it was a skirt. 
I’m aways so nervous opening up the package. What will be inside? That’s what I love about Stylish Surprise. You never know what you’ll get!
My dress is a gorgeous navy blue color with a fun orange and white poppie floral pattern. When I saw the pattern in the package, I squealed. It’s so sophisticated and classy.  The neckline is higher than I’d usually pick, but the A-line skirt at the bottom is totally my style. I’m okay with the more conservative neckline because the skirt is so much fun. It also came with a cute accent belt which I always like. My waist is one of my favorite body parts so I always like accenting it. 

Opening my Stylish Surprise package, I was surprised to find a skirt. I was expecting a top but I checked my invoice and it said “Apparel” item so hey, a skirt is apparel so fair is fair. I can’t return the skirt but if I could, I would. It’s not my style. But it’s not hideous. It could look a lot worse. It goes down to my knees and has two strong pockets in the front of the skirt. I’m not sure how best to wear the skirt without it being overpowering so that’s why I don’t love it. 

See? It’s a thick, heavy skirt, with two pockets. I wouldn’t have bought a skirt with pockets but I would have bought a skirt that color, preferably a little shorter cut. It feels very retro. 
2014, blog, equestrian, fashion, horses, style

Equestrian Style

Equestrian chic

Equestrian fashion is so in right now. If you walk into any Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger or similar store, you’ll notice their fashion is trying to imitate the clothes that English riders wear all the time. Sometimes it’s more exaggerated than what real riders wear, but it gets the point across.

I love this fashion trend because I have a horse and love riding.
Now, it’s cool for me to walk around looking like I’m on my way to a horseback riding lesson (maybe I am.)

To get the equestrian look, you don’t need to go out and buy new clothes. I bet you already have stuff that will work.

The fashion inspiration

For your top, you can wear a polo or a subtle horse shirt. I’m wearing a Homage T-shirt I got from the New Albany Classic. I like the soft fabric and vintage design.

Pair it with tan or light brown skinny jeans. They should look like riding breeches.

Modcloth horse scarf

The outfit is completed with tall or short equestrian riding boots. These shoes are so popular right now. It’s entertaining to see so many women wearing these tall riding boots and I bet these women have never been on a horse before. That’s okay.
If you want to look like a real English show jumper, tie your hair into a low bun, carry peppermints or carrots in your pocket and look straight ahead like you’re about to jump over a four foot jump.

You can also get the equestrian look by adding a scarf with horses to your outfit, a horseshoe piece of jewelry or even some horse tights.

There’s no right or wrong way to embrace the equestrian fashion trend. Just be yourself and love horses!

Boots + tan pants + horse shirt