All posts filed under: Lifestyle

The Places You’ll Go

Noble Outfitters and I collaborated for the coolest of reviews thus far. Their Stay Cool MUDS, retailing for $109.95, have made quite the splash this past month, literally! Now, most don’t think to go playing in Tahoe Lake with muck boots but, extremes help me to illustrate just how well a product will work and perform for you! Take a look at my adventure from, lake, to snow, to desert in my Stay Cool MUDS. Talk about a splash. Tahoe Lake was brimming with ice cold water and fog this day, creating the perfect time to get a great test of waterproofing done. While wading around, the tide rippled and the MUDS held firm to their 100% waterproof promise. The unique design of singularly shaped rubber left no hole for water to seep in through. Luckily that means, on the swampiest of barn days you can be rest assured you will not be sloshing around with wet socks. To freeze or not to freeze. Partnered with some very thick socks and a whimsical idealism of …

Turnout Done Right

Tailored Mane is back and ready for the fall to winter transition! The cool weather is finally settling in for the long haul in California and the horses are ready to tough it out in style. Recently, our good friends at Horseware set us up with fantastic turn out sheets for all of the horses. With all different brands, shapes, and styles, each of their blankets has stood the test of these spunky rescues. From biggest to smallest, take a look at why each blanket has made a name for itself amongst the herd. Make sure to check out two cute videos at the bottom! Norman’s Blanket: This dark purple and silver fly, rain, and chill repelling sheet is just what Norm needed stepping into the arena. Since he is on a mental vacation to decompress from the track, Norman has been making nice with the big turnout. He is easily excitable, throwing himself into walls when Lila acts up or when a horse runs along the trail. Therefore, the turnout is our safest option …

A Week Of Autumn: BioMane and Ecolicious

Happy Monday! It is just short of one year since Autumn came into my life and turn it right-side-up. Friday, I will tell you about our “origin story” but, for now, all this week will be filled with products that I know my baby girl loves! First two up are BioMane and Ecolicious, two brands that help her shine inside and out. I am a strong believer in spoiling your horse with grooming. If your horse feels good about the way they feel, they are going to be far more pleasant to be around and more willing to work with you. BioMane came into our lives just about nine months ago. Shortly after I purchased Autumn, the big rains from last winter rolled in. Knowing absolutely nothing about her, I quickly learned that she HATES rain. Apparently, it makes her itchy beyond belief, causing her to scratch like a wild child. One of those rainy nights, I came to the barn to find her mane matted and her forelock a third of its original length. …

Company Week: Socks That Talk

  There is no hiding it. But, then again why would you want to? Dreamers and Schemers is the talk of the equine scene! Seems as though you can’t find a single rider without a pair of these fantastical and slightly magical socks. Expression and creativity in an otherwise uniform sport, its now been done! I went in depth with owner, Kristy Lake, to see how D&S managed to captivate buyers with such a unique equine concept. After owning Dapple Gray, a small equine Boutique in Ontario, Canada, Kristy quickly realized that she had a slightly unhealthy obsession with adding fun socks into her shop’s stock. Once she started attending shows with her set up, her non-horsey, outside sourced foot wear became best sellers. Without much serious competition, slowly but surely, she began to create her own fabulous designs. Thus, giving birth to Dreamers and Schemers. In April of 2016, D&S hit the scene running and hasn’t slowed since. Custom, wholesale, and designs of sheer creative genius have kept the brilliant company on the rise. But, that is of …

Company Week: Be RIATA. Be YOU!

You may have noticed over the past few looks that I have been featuring a beautiful custom hat that was made in collaboration with RIATA Designs. These sun hats are becoming more and more popular on the equine scene, with only one woman running the show, Jill Slater. This segment is about the seamless process of making your own RIATA and the business you support by purchasing one! After getting in contact with Jill through her contact form and setting up her review, we quickly began a fierce dialogue of creative ebb and flow! Known for her flower arrangements and garden designs, the frequent HGTV guest star has made a name for herself through helping others express themselves in creative outlets. Her hat designs are no different. Jill takes the time to get to know her clients, as a horse lover and human, in order to craft the most perfect headwear. The more insight given to Jill, the easier her creative mind gets going. After chatting with her for a bit, she digs through the …

#FashionHappens

  Taking the barn with me everywhere. This look brings together all of my favorite brands (minus tack and breeches, of course). From top to bottom, step fashion forward for every casual occasion. Top: I recently won this #ChipsHappen top from TKEQ and I absolutely love it. This soft and salty shirt is just the splash of equine sass that every horseman needs. Retailing for 39.99, make this jersey tee your next go to, wether in the saddle or in the sidelines! Jacket: From my personal collection of casual wear, this Loft sweatshirt cardigan is fabulous for any brisk night. Not to mention, it’s uber cozy and oversized, two of my favorite things. Belt: Like always, my go to ManeJane Black and Tan belt matches all and signals everyone to the belt buckle. Yes. I ride horses. You’re right, my belt IS cute. Jeans: Paige Premium Denium is a company that I used to model for when I was a kid. Hands down, Paige makes the best fitting pants for all shapes, sizes, genders, and ages. …

Special Editorial: Falling Into Transitions

Feeling the ferocity of fall early this year? Not to worry! Transitions are easy with the right tools, making fummer the next best season for fashion. Alas, the hints of summer fading have begun. Thankfully, the sweet autumn air is ready to sweep you up and take you away on rides far away! Dress for the crisp, misty mornings and mild to sweltering afternoons with versatility and functionality. Making the transition into fall doesn’t have to be a tough step forward. During this awkward “fummer” time, make sure you are suiting up with creative looks. Start off with layers, as they are always the most ideal transitional pieces to a summer into fall wardrobe. For last year’s fall/winter collection, Cavalleria Toscana fashioned this handy, stylish all-purpose jacket that has easily become the staple in my wardrobe for the last year. From rain to bright sunshine, today’s look is bound to ease your summertime blues. Dewy mornings of mucking and grooming call for a complete jacket, hood and all, to maintain your coffee manifested warmth. While being cozied up, the insulated …