Bits are trendy in fashion- Why not add some bits to your home as well?

Simple Home Details
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If you are lucky enough to see this horsey cashmere pillow on the left in person- BEWARE! You will want to: A-Buy it and B-fall asleep on the couch immediately!

The all important Belt- What’s trending in the Polo & Polocrosse Worlds!

The belt in Polo and Polocrosse is one of the only ways to show your individual fashion sense off while playing.  Your helmets are pretty much the same, your playing shirts are the same, you wear white jeans or breeches, and for most, boots are dark brown or black, although in Polocrosse there are cowboy boot fashion statements seen amongst the American Players.  So the belt is pretty much the one thing that you can be different with!

 

 

THE BELT STAPLES AND TRENDS OF POLO & POLOCROSSE:


 

 

The picture above influences a new trend in Polo and Polocrosse player’s choice of belts to wear!  She most likely has never seen a game of either, yet the beading work that is rich in her history is spreading across the Polo and Polocrosse world with pace!

 

Intricate beadwork has been an art form of Maasai women for centuries.


Beadworking, done by women, has a long history among the Maasai, who articulate their identity and position in society through body ornaments and body painting. Before contact with Europeans, the beads were produced mostly from local raw materials. White beads were made from clayshellsivory, or bone. Black and blue beads were made from ironcharcoalseedsclay, orhorn. Red beads came from seedswoodsgourdsboneivorycopper, or brass. When late in the nineteenth century, great quantities of brightly colored European glass beads arrived in Southeast Africa, beadworkers replaced the older beads with the new materials and began to use more elaborate color schemes. Currently, dense, opaque glass beads with no surface decoration and a naturally smooth finish are preferred.

Polo & Polocrosse Trend Report: The New Disk Bead Belt


 

Polo Trends
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The must have belt:  The Gaucho Influence


 
The traditional dress of the Gaucho, the equivalent of the American Cowboy has brought influence into fashionable belt choices.  The beautiful dress patterns are found on a variety of clothing items now.  With the influence of Polo being played in South America, the Gaucho belt is now very popular to be worn and seen all over the World!

At any given time, you will notice the Gaucho belt on most Polo and Polocrosse fields.


Gaucho Belts
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The Aussie Factor:  RM Williams


The Australian influence in Polocrosse is undeniable.  Originally established in Australia, the country remains the biggest playing and one of the strongest playing countries of the fantastic sport of Polocrosse.
At any given tournament, in the country of Australia, you will find the iconic RM Williams logo on the buckle of the belt that a Polocrosse player is wearing.   RM Williams belts are a must wear staple for Polocrosse in Australia and the fashion trend is starting to spread to other countries as top players bring back belts that they have purchased.
RM Williams
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American Belt Trends:


 

American Polocrosse has a western influence to it.  Even at the National Championships, a belt buckle is the top prize to win!  With that said, Bling belts and hand painted belts are popular. It is a way to show off the buckle you have won at the National level.
Bling Belts
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Bling on the left, Beads on the Right!


Choose your Color, Choose your Cause: C4 Belts are trending in the USA


C4′s Mission:
To promote Individuality through quality fashion accessories that gives back. C4 stands for Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. It is C4′s goal to provide a unique shopping experience to individual thinkers who will leave looking cool on the outside, AND feeling good on the inside.
They have started an Equestrian division of the company which is spreading like wildfire in the Eventing world and has now crossed over into Polocrosse.  Even in Eventing, to wear more of your colors out on cross country- riders are using the belts as jumping neck straps(or oh shit straps!)
I even through one on when going to the beach in case the horse popped out of the water!
C4 Equestrian recently sponsored the USA Polcrosse World Cup Squad in 2013.
 The popularity of wearing your club colors or your own individual favorite colors has started to spread!
USA Polocrosse World Cup Squad training in Australia
C4 Belts Equestrian
The great things about C4 Belts Equestrian is that you purchase the buckle and belt separately, they are affordable in price, and there are infinite color combinations to choose from!   The belts also come in a one size fits all size where you can cut to fit your waist perfectly!   You can choose an equestrian cause to support when you purchase your belt as well!  And….They are made out of recycled, reused materials- So many good things from this company.

Come up with the most beautiful color combinations-

I dare you!


A must have for 2014- Something Orange & a Folded Clutch

FOR EVERYONE:


 

Orange is the new Black!

MUST HAVE Item for 2014:


 

Kill to birds with one stone- My Must have item for 2014:

The Perfect Folded Clutch
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 According to the top fashion police, Orange is the new Black and a must have item for 2014 is a folded clutch.  I have found both in one beautiful piece by Oughton Limited!

Oughton Limited, a classic company with a great horsey start.  Most items have a subtle horsey touch to them that no Equestrianista can resist.

 

Click on their logo to go to their website.

Are you a pinner on Pinterest?  They have some great pinterest boards to follow!      Click on the Pinterest logo to see their boards!  

 


2014 Pastels are in for Spring, Flirty Skirts & Clutches are in for Fall!

 

As we round the corner for Spring- March 20th can’t come any quicker- look in your closet for your pastel color options to stay trendy!

 

Do you core exercises- The Crop Top is in this spring!

 

Crop Top- Trending
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If you are “spooky” about showing off your midsection, try a pretty cardigan crop top.  The higher waist will give the illusion of a smaller middle. Add a cute horsey belt with a pretty flirty spring printed skirt!

 

 

 

For the Southern Hemisphere- You are finally cooling off and that means figuring out what to wear asides from your sunnies, thongs, and bathers that you’ve lived in all summer!

 

Look for flirty skirts, distressed jeans( should have a couple of ripped barn jeans around!)  and mix and match textures- Lace, knits, leather, corduroy .

 

Out vs In
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Super easy to achieve that textured Trend Look at the moment!  Ripped barn jeans – Check(just make sure they are relatively clean!)  If you are coming from the barn- pack a great lacy textured scarf-A Must, and wipe off your tall leather barn boots, or bring a nicer pair to slip into!  Wear a structured leather or wax jacket with a belt and you’re ready to meet friends, run errands, or go to an appointment!

 

An Envelope or Folded Clutch purse is a necessity!

 

Dig into your darker colored clothes.

50 Shades of gray!


- Yes look for charcoal gray as your backdrop color- add in different textures and rich plums.

 

Don’t be afraid of adding some bolder printed in there as well!

This bold heart polka dot shirt is all the rage now- look for it in multiple stores!  Even Target has it!

 

Trend Report- Peaches & Olives- Great Color Combo

Peaches and Olives are definitely the last thing I would pair together for food, but for clothing colors- they are just beautiful together!

 

Trend Report- Peach is in at the moment!


Just Peachy

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Whether you are in summer or winter- look for some pretty peach accessories to brighten up your day!  For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, you are yearning for the winter vortex to be over and looking towards colors to brighten your day!  In the Southern Hemisphere you are entering the dead heat of summer and look for some cooler colors as you can’t wait for fall!

 

Peach is the perfect color for right now!


You can add peach to your cheeks, lips, and/or eyes!

A peach scarf will become one of your favorite go-to accessory in your Rider on the Go bag!

Look for a pair of peach pumps!  They will elongate your legs when wearing a dress!

Some rose gold jewelry, like a watch, necklace or hair clip is always nice to add peach and sparkle!

Rose Gold
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Get ready to amp up the warm colors for February!

RED IS BACK IN

(Although I don’t think it ever went away)!


 

 

 

Celebrating the Year of the Horse – 2014 here we go!

Finally, we come upon The Year of the Horse!


2014-The Year of the Horse -is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.

 

 

What does this translate into for The Equestrianista?


 

 

More Horsey Travel Adventures are needed! Go off the beaten path to find the best travel destinations!

Photo from Ride Kenya(Click here to visit their Facebook page)

Here at The Equestrianista there will be horsey adventures to add to your bucket list as well as added International News and trends! 

Shopping wise:


 

Be decisive- if you love it- go for it.  If you think about the piece- go back asap and get it, you’ll regret if if you don’t.

Know what’s trending so you can make quick decisions if you need to add that certain special piece to your collection!

 Here at the Equestrianista- more trend reports, what to look for and where  will be featured!

The Year of the Horse
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Be efficient:


 How to organize better, What should be packed in your Ride on the Go bag, New products, and easy recipes will be available at The Equestrianista!  

 

 

More foxes! Look at Target for some last minute home items and kid gifts!

Anyone looking for some last minute horsey/foxy items?  Check out Target’s amazing selection!


The Equestrianista tip:  Always keep an eye out at Target- there’s always something horsey of woodland creature themed there.  I’m convinced one of the Target buyers is an equestrian!

 

Foxes at Target


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Anthropologie Reckons Red Is In!

Red is Hot!
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Trend report: Blue Heels or Australian Terms: Blue Heeler? Which one do you love more?

Trend report right now: Blue Heels are in!


also:


 Australian terms Blue Heeler- a very popular working dog that came originated back in the late 1800′s.


 

Blue Heels are in! Trend Report

There are so many heels to choose from!  I just can’t decide which one!


Meet the Blue Heeler:


The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD or Cattle Dog), is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for driving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. In the 19th century, New South Wales cattle farmer Thomas Hall crossed the dogs used by drovers in his parents’ home county, Northumberland, with dingoes he had tamed. The resulting dogs were known as Halls Heelers. After Hall’s death in 1870, the dogs became available beyond the Hall family and their associates, and were subsequently developed into two modern breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle DogRobert Kaleski was influential in the Cattle Dog’s early development, and wrote the first standard for the breed.

The Australian Cattle Dog is a medium-sized, short-coated dog that occurs in two main colour forms. It has either brown or black hair distributed fairly evenly through a white coat, which gives the appearance of a “red” or “blue” dog. It has been nicknamed a “Red Heeler” or “Blue Heeler” on the basis of this colouring and its practice of moving reluctant cattle by nipping at their heels. Dogs from a line bred in Queensland, Australia, which were successful at shows and at stud in the 1940s, were called “Queensland Heelers” to differentiate them from lines bred in New South Wales; this nickname is now occasionally applied to any Australian Cattle Dog.

As with dogs from other working breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog has a high level of energy, a quick intelligence, and an independent streak. It responds well to structured training, particularly if it is interesting and challenging. It was originally bred to herd by biting, and is known to nip running children. It forms a strong attachment to its owners, and can be protective of them and their possessions. It is easy to groom and maintain, requiring little more than brushing during the shedding period. The most common health problems are deafness and progressive blindness (both hereditary conditions) and accidental injury; otherwise, it is a robust breed with a lifespan of 12 to 14 years. Australian Cattle Dogs now participate in a range of activities beyond the herding they were bred for, including competing with their owners in sporting events and working as assistance dogs.

 

 

 

 

Nail Color Trends and Thoughts…

It’s sandal and flip flop time, your toes are exposed, but what do they look like?  It is a good beauty & a mental investment to get a pedicure once in a while.

The biggest problem I have is getting there and choosing what color!!!  Does anyone else have this problem?

So this time, I’m going prepared and have a color or two in mind before I step into the nail salon!

Some things to think about:

What are the celebrities wearing?  What’s trending?


 

Nail Polish Trends

If you’re not into Blues for your Toes…. Go Bright and Bold!


 

Trending Nail Polish Colors- Bright & Bold
Other thoughts….
Skin tones:

 

Fair skin colors
Magenta, Royal Blue, Emerald Green, Blue based reds are good for fair skin.
Warm skin tones, nail polish colors
Earth tones, metallics, oranges, pastels

My universal pick for all skin tones, summer colors, ages, etc…


My choices
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