Saturday, April 27, 2013

Today's Yard Sale Find!

Today my school had a yard sale to raise money for our graduation party coming up at the end of May, and I went to sell baked goods for my senior project.

Anyway, I was looking through the piles of clothes and found a few cute things. A khaki jacket from Gap kids that fit me, a pair of J Crew chino pants, a cute dress with tags still on it, and one other amazing find.

A vintage late 1960's Lilly Pulitzer skirt in perfect condition and in my size. I about fell to the floor in shock. I have no idea why someone would donate such a valuable item to a yard sale, but I'm not complaining. It was only $1!

Here are photos of the skirt and of my day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Horse Show Madness

So this past weekend, I had my very first horse show (well, first one since 2006, and that one didn't really count because I was an awful rider back then). I did combined training - intro B and crossrails division, and I also did intro C!

I got 5th out of 10 people for combined training and 4th out of 5 people for intro C. There were definitely things I know I could've done better, but I was proud of myself!

It was a super fun day watching all the riders and hanging out with everyone from my barn. My dad even came to watch :) My mom couldn't though, because she was running a 10k.

Anyway, I bought new tall boots for the show, and didn't wear them until the day of, so my legs and feet were KILLING ME. Lesson learned - if you're going to wear a pair of boots for 7 hours, break them in first! I still have blisters and scabs...

Here are some pictures :)

Tacking Secret up before her big day!

Crossrails! Haha, I can definitely jump higher, but I didn't want to overachieve for my first show. We'll get to the 2 ft division soon enough ;)

Cantering the 20m circle in dressage! Going to the left was so pretty but the first circle to the right is what messed us up - she picked up the canter too late and was on the wrong lead. Silly Secret!

Last minute lessons by the greatest instructor ever!

Watching other people warm up.
Entering the dressage ring for intro B! First class of the day! (these pictures aren't in order)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Today's Goodwill finds

I decided to stop by Goodwill on impulse today, and found 2 amazing deals! I got this 100% silk J Crew shirt for only $3.99. It needs to be ironed but it's adorable! I also found this Banana Republic dress with the tags still attached. I got a $70 dress for $7.99! It fits me so well and is very lightweight. Would be perfect with a thin scarf and wedges :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Outfit of the day 4/8

Today is my first day back in class after spring break, and it's going to be 80 degrees here in Richmond! I wanted to stay pretty casual but not look like a complete bum, so sorry this outfit isn't too exciting!

Shirt: Ralph Lauren. Purchased from Goodwill for $5
Shorts: Nike purchased from Marshalls for $15
Shoes: (these are ancient... I think I've had them for about 5 years) Sperry Topsider $75

Total outfit cost only $95!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hello again!

I can't believe I haven't posted in so long! I was just on spring break and kept myself insanely busy and I've been slacking, but I want to get back to posting now that the weather is getting nice and there's much more to do for me to post about! I'll give y'all an update on what I've been up to!

So  I recently painted my walls brown, and to add a pop of color, my mom and I painted my bed frame a bright berry pink. I love how it turned out. Matches the painting above the bed perfectly! So girly :)

I helped out at pony camp at the barn I work at, and I got to ride a lot! Jumping courses with Secret was so much fun and helped me prepare for my show this upcoming Saturday. I'm so nervous but it's going to be an amazing experience!

My barn got a bunny! It stays in a cage in the tack room and I snuggle with it every time I go ride. So soft and cute :)

Happy (late) Easter! This is my little cousin, Ella, and me at our grandparents' house. She's eating a homemade Snickers bar and let me tell you... They were INCREDIBLE. Gotta love family cooking!

I liked this picture because she was cantering and all 4 feet are off the ground. She's such a cutie :)

Oh how I love being on the back of a horse...

Look for more fashion posts SOON! Xoxo