Dress: Urban Vibe
Tights: Fred Meyer/Kroger
Boots: F by Fergie (Fred Meyer/Kroger, also available at Famous Footwear. But a better deal at Fred Meyer)
Scarf: Fred Meyer/Kroger
This lace dress has slowly become one of my favorites, it has ended up being so easy to dress it up or down. This outfit also ended up being comprised out of some of my favorite elements. There's the military-esque look with the jacket, the lace and then the roughness of the boots.
I will also state the I did not wear this today, these photos were taken yesterday before the sudden onslaught of the cold. Beside, I spent today in jodhpurs and boots.
It was actually a insanely fun day. Mom and I headed out the barn early since Dollar needed his feet trimmed and we both just about froze. It was only 29 degrees up in the hills and stupid me, I forgot to take gloves. The sun did end up coming out and warmed everything up to an acceptable temp. Dollar ended up being sound on his feet after the trim and not sore at all, so mom and I had a lesson together. It was lots of dressage work until I gave up, rebelled and begged for some jumping. So fun, but I feel a bit bummed out about how little of the jumping we've gotten to work on this summer. Show jumping is both my love and my forte and while I like Dressage for making my riding killer, it. gets. boring. I need a little adrenaline!
Morgan, my little brother's girlfriend, showed up afterwards for the trail ride we'd all been planning. Morgan is pretty brave with driving a trailer behind the truck, so she hauled her horse, Dollar and her little pony out to the UAF ski trails. This was such a huge step for Dollar, he handled the trailer ride and being tacked up next to the busy road so well, we all were so proud of him. Of course, I ended up riding the pony and as I was getting the saddle on him Morgan stops and goes, "Bleep! I forgot the girth! You're going to have to go bareback."
Yay, riding a pony I've never ridden bareback all over the trails I've never ridden on a short little pony who had to trot to keep up with the big horses' walk? Uh oh. At least he had a fat little back and he was as cute as a button.
It ended up being quite an adventure, from Morgan's horse having a insane bucking fit that she rode like a pro, to dogs trying to actually attack the horses on the trails with their owners passively saying, "Oh, he's so nice, he won't bit!" to a hail and wind storm coming on out of nowhere. We all had so much fun, it's always fun to go on a huge ride together and Morgan is a crazy cool chick. (My little brother has good taste. He went for a barn girl!)
Whew, that ended up being another horsey post. I have a bad habit of going on and on about the horses but I'll try to keep it in check this week. I've also been so awful about visiting everyone's blogs and getting back to you all, I am so sorry about this! Hopefully this week everything will slow down and I'll try to catch up with you all.