9.21.2012

The "Target" Equestrian

Yesterday, after hearing all the hype about the new "Shops" at Target, and being waaaay overdue for my monthly trip there for eye make-up remover pads and denture cleaner (for my invisalign), I headed over to the Glendale galleria to see what all the fuss was about.

All the equestrian pieces came from Target's new "Threshold" line. Which I heard is supposed to be replacing the "Target Home" line.

While, the pieces gave me a ton of inspiration for the next time I want to re-decorate my apartment, as an equestrian I found the items very so so. 

Everything was cute, but it was either cheap looking or unoriginal. All the leather is fake, which would be fine if it didn't look and feel so flimsy. I did enjoy the bottles with the logos on them, but I mainly like the idea more than the product itself. The framed ribbons were cheesy. I have enough ribbons stuffed into boxes that I could frame, without having to buy ones that have no sentimental value or significance.  I did, however, like all the plaid and hound tooth prints, which gave everything a traditional equestrian feel. Overall, I just wasn't excited enough to buy anything. 

However, if you aren't an equestrian but wanted to get that instant equestrian-feel to your home, this is a good starting place. All the items are linked either by color or style, and are no-nonsense ready to be placed around your home. Think of the Threshold line as the equestrian home starter kit for non-equestrians, and as an inspiration for those already years into the sport. 









9.13.2012

The Printed Equestrian

A motto of mine is and always has been that "equestrian fashion never goes out of style." However, each season designers seem to pick and choose what equestrian element they're going to highlight. One year it was boots, the next it was jodhpurs, and most recently it's been prints.

Designers have taken the equestrian motif quite literally as horse print blouses seem to be everywhere you look.

Zara Printed Shirt with Gold Buttons

















The "Tumbling" Equestrian

The Modern Equestrian has added yet another social media forum to its ever growing collection:

Introducing The Modern Equestrian Tumblr

Check it out!!!