Horsin’ Around

I do not have a thing for horses.

I have never owned a horse. I do not have a desire to own a horse. Heck, I do not even want to ride a horse. I have nothing against horses. I think they are beautiful majestic creatures, but they are not for me. As a child, I watched my cousin’s pony drag him around the ring. It gave me nightmares for years. So, I do not know why as a grown woman, I cannot resist wearing them on my clothing. If you find out, will you let me know?

Of course, in my favorite fantasy world (AKA my brain), if you slapped a horn on its head…

I would be reduced to a quivering pile of mush. It is all about the accessories…

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I purchased this skirt with a horse print on it from a lovely seller on ebay. It was from Anthropologie. The designer was Odille. I believe it was called “Galloping Horses” or “Black Beauty” skirt. It is a burlap material with black tulle underneath. It is used, but in great condition. This skirt frequently sells for a lot of money on ebay, but the seller did not list it with the proper description. She did not put the brand name. She simply listed it as “horse skirt.” I snatched it up, because I had been looking for one at a reasonable price. It is one of my husband’s favorite outfits.

I usually wear it with a black shirt. I looked everywhere. I cannot find my black shirt. And, yes, I only own one. But I cannot find anything in this darn house. “Hoarder,” you say. “La, la, la. I can’t hear you.” No really, I can’t. There is too much crap blocking the sound of your words…

Anyhoo, today I paired it with two different colored tees. The blue one was an Anthropologie sale find from many years ago. The purple shirt is from Free People, called Sheer Rib Top. I made the mistake of sizing up to a large in this. So, it is very roomy. I like the skirt paired with the purple the best. Maybe even more than black?

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I wore this shirt on election day. Can you tell which way I voted? Hmmm, well, I’m not tellin’. I simply bought it for the patriotic colors and to wear every four years to the polls. This is not super exciting. Odd. But not exciting.

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I thought I was over the horse theme. But then I saw this. White eyelet collar. A white animal frolicking across my chest on a black background. How could I resist? I forgot all about my other equestrian finds when I spotted this shirt in the store. It is sold at Anthropologie and it is called Novelty Collared Tee. They thought of a super exciting name for it. I love it with colored jeans. I love it most with regular jeans. It is simple and sweet. Just like me….ha.

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Okay, and now for the finale! I waited for months for this handmade creation to hit sale. It is a splurge. This necklace is so odd, so weird, so different: I knew it had to be mine. It is a beaded horse head. Did you hear me? A beaded horse head! Anthropologie sells it as Beaded Stallion Necklace. (I think they may be all sold out. It might be too much for some people. So, I would keep checking if you want one). It is shiny. It is huge. I feel like a pimp. I love it! I paired it with my Anthropologie Morning Story white dress from a summer sale last year and vintage Frye cowboy boots.

Do you have any animal clothing obsessions? Are you a victim of this horse mania? In case you still have not had enough of the frolicking filly, here is a link from A Beautiful Mess showcasing a fabulous hand-stamped pony dress. Clever girl! Now I want to hand-stamp a gnome dress. What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Horsin’ Around

  1. That reminds me you so need to post a picture of your deer tights, those are daring and totally cute! By the way…I would like to ask you to be my date to the Del Mar horse races this coming season. I feel like we would be sure winners with your horse ensembles. I am serious, pretty please be my date. I would request that you wear the necklace, and I will find one for me and we will hit the superfecta and then go out to the Brigantine for fish tacos and nope we will not be counting points that day! Okay enough about that, but being from Idaho and coming from a small town with lots of horses I love love love all of the outfits. I do not own any animal themed outfits, however I did take a risk and bought a pair of black and red animal print pants. They are tight and make me feel like Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman, but those are my dare to be different pants and I rock them!

    • Thanks Kellie! I bet you rock those pants! You look so fantastic! I LOVE the horse track. Love. I will definitely go with you. My stipulation being that I am only betting on what ever horse you are betting on. I have never met a girl so lucky! Rub off on me, will ya?

      Thanks for always reading and commenting. You are a great friend!

      Jenni

  2. I love horses! I wish I could have a miniature horse as a pet and it could hang out in my living room. When I was a kid, my first ambition was to be a jockey. I wanted to win the Derby. Thank goodness I didn’t, or I would have bow legs now…

    Love all your horsey outfits!

    • I am so glad you enjoyed the horses! Miniature horses are cute. Have you seen the miniature donkeys? Doh! Adorable.

      You have beautiful legs. I am glad you were not a jockey!

      Thank you for reading and commenting! I appreciate it!

      Have a great day!

      Jenni

  3. Those are all really cute! I like the darker shirt with the skirt and I love the sweet, white-collared horsey shirt. That’s so adorable. The little guy really, really loves that horse necklace and thinks Aunt Jenni should wear this when he sees her next (he was talking about going to see Aunt Jenni and your cookies and cake again after seeing your picture this morning – LOL!). He thinks some of the pictures are your daughter and definitely not you. I tried to tell him that they are all you, but he was as adamant as a two-year-old could be (extremely!!!!!). So, apparently you and your daughter both look absolutely precious wearing the horse clothes. 🙂

    • I will wear it Friday when I see him. I hope we can still stop by. I probably will come by around 11:00ish with Casey.

      I will also stop by with the kids Saturday to see all you guys gave accomplished! Are you super excited?

      Love ya! See you soon

      Jenni

  4. I adore all these outfits! Especially the first skirt is so so cute!! I know, I’m not a horse person and never even been on one but for some reason I’m always attracted to horse-y prints. We are alike 🙂

    • : ). Thank you! I think I have seen you in a horse print before. Am I crazy? Great minds think alike! They are beautiful creatures.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I love it!

      Have a great night!

      Jenni

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