Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

This morning we are packing up the trailer and going to the Sacramento International Jumper show at the Murieta Equestrian Center. This will be my first time at this show and I am anxious to see what we have in store for us! That’s right I said we…this time I will be dragging my husband along, because really what else does he have to do then to let me boss him around for 8 days straight! I told him he needs to strictly talk with his perfected Irish accent because ladies seem to buy more from men with European accents. I mean how else do you explain the boom in French saddles sales that are not actually made in France!

Ok I digress. Saddles are a sore subject for me, as we are still in fact a saddlery and happen to carry the top selling saddles in the world, but at this point specialize in riding apparel over anything else. But let’s face it, that’s where all the fun is anyway! And fall is the most fun time of year for Equestrian Fashion, even though the 100 degree weather here in LA is sucking most of the fun right out of me, I am still hopeful that an autumn breeze is just around the corner.

Even though I am taking all of the fabulous Fall Animo, a lot of the PK Sportswear, and the custom Tucci boots with me to Sacramento, I am leaving behind a plethora of fall clothing and some awesome new coats at LA Saddlery. You will definitely be hearing from me while I am at the show…and I am hoping to have some fun anecdotes since I will be with Mike and working with your spouse is always bound to cause some drama!

But I wanted to share with you some of my favorite fall picks that I am sadly leaving behind in Burbank…actually two of the items will be coming with me because as you know I can’ t help but shop in my own store!

Awesome new coats from Iris Bayer, who Vogue named one the best German designers of Equestrian apparel…and that’s pretty huge!

This one is a great cross over show jacket…meaning you CAN wear it in hunters, jumpers or dressage.. YES YOU CAN! Just imagine me saying it with a thick French accent and it will sound more believable to you!

This one is a short little number that is probably best for the jumper arena…though I would wear it anywhere, anytime, any place.

Ok now the really important stuff…SWEATERS! One cannot have too many sweaters. Seriously you can’t. Sweaters are the benchmark of any good fall wardrobe and these are the two that I have purchased from LA Saddlery and I will be packing tonight with the hopes that the temperature will drop to the 60’s!!

Goode Rider really does make the best knitwear. This one is not too hot for So Cal winters, its soft and hugging to your body, and looks fantastic with jeans or riding breeches. I would have bought one in every color…but I showed some restraint. I know hard to believe, but I had to make room in my closet for my new gorgeous camel colored sweater from my 2nd favorite brand, Barbour.

Barbour didn’t really have any great fashion shots of this one, but let me tell you it is stunning on. I will make Mike take some pictures of me in it. That’s right I said make…it’s ok don’t feel bad for him, my ass still looks as good as the day we met…luckily for my sake he’s easy to please!

If you are more of a jacket or coat person, Goode Rider and Barbour also coincidently have my two favorite styles that just happen to be extremely hot in runway fashion this year as well. The pea coat and the trench coat. Again two staple items to a well-rounded fall wardrobe. It’s true I read it in Marie Clare…there were pictures and everything I swear!

This coat is adorable, ridiculously soft, like you want to wrap it around you and curl-up-to-the-fire soft, and it’s pretty darn sexy. Mad Men sexy but without the oppression and total objectification of women.

This one from Barbour is a show stopper. Corinne has it perfectly styled in our store with a brown plaid Le Fash shirt and jean breeches, but honestly this coat would look good over anything!

Finally something that we believe we ordered by accident. This blog alone is a testament to my craziness, so it should be no surprise that I would mistakenly order corduroy breeches for LA! Despite their unfortunate name Horze makes really fantastic breeches at great price points.

These brown corduroy ones are actually not as hot as you would think…and they literally feel like butter on your skin. But the reason I love them so much is they are a great fashion piece for your everyday wardrobe. I recently tried on some skinny corduroy pants at the mall and not only were they hideous on me, but they were pretty damn expensive. The Horze ones fit me perfectly and looked great with my Dankso boots (see blog “my little muses” in which I have Corinne styled in them).

Ok..I am exhausted and must pack a ridiculous amount of clothes for my trip…talk to y’all soon!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 18:26:36

    Hee Hee you make me laugh. Okay I don’t feel sorry for Mike. Have fun on your trip and may it be successful. Hope it is a little chilly so everyone will try on your beautiful sweaters and coats.


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