Shirt: Old Navy - $6.99
Skirt: Pacson - $4.99 (50% off clearence, yeah!)
Shoes: Minnetonka (thrifted) - $3.50
Belt: Came with another dress, so $5.00 maybe?
Handbag: Liz Claiborne Leather(thrifted) - $2.50
Larged Bracelet: Sears - $2.00
Other Braclets: Assorted - $5.00
I love this long skirt, but it's just a tad bit too long. Usually I just roll up the waist to fix that, but today I decided to copy Elizabeth over at Delightfully Tacky. She rolled her skirt recently and it just looked too cool and it makes those longer skirts work with flats! Speaking of flats, I'm pretty in love with my new leather sandels I found over at the thrift store. Would you belive that before I found these beauties, I had not one pair of sandels in my closet? For a shoe
hoarder er, lover, that's pretty shocking! I just could never bring myself to buy a pair, since it always feels like I'll only get a little wear out of them before the snow comes back around.
In other news, we just bought a new horse! He's a tall boy and right now, skinnier than a rail. I've always worked around horses and am pretty serious about horsecare and I get so fticked off at people who think buying a horse is just like buying a dog, all they'll have to do is brush it and throw some food at it. Horses are such difficult animals to REALLY care for, there's so much that goes into really, really taking the proper care of them and while most people think they're doing an okay job, it couldn't be further from the truth! (We saw a lot of that this year, after looking at horses in the $5,000 to $20,000 range in Alaska, OR and WA, almost every single horse was lame!) This young guy that we just bought was in the care of a Pony Cluber, which is suppose to be an orangization that teachs folks how to properly care for and ride their horses. Well, Pony Club in Alaska is about the most pithetic thing I've ever seen. This horse lived in one of the most dangerous barns I'd ever seen and they weren't feeding him any hay, just turning him out on a rope(!) so he was only eatting grass. There are so many things wrong with that I can't even start! Needless to say, he has rope burns all over his legs, one really nasty one on his back leg we're trying to treat and is just SO skinny. Ugh. Aside from all of this, he's a total doll, a big, lanky boy who has these long ears that flop when he walks. (So cute!) He has a lot of potential and we're so excited for this summer!
Sorry, that was quite a bit of horse rambling on my part, I tend to do that when the suject of horses and horse care comes up. You'll be seeing some pictures of the cutie soon!