Hello May! It has been a while since I updated you with some snap shots of my life recently & these are all from Instagram – Horsesandheels_ if you are interested in following. I have to admit I’ve had a serious green thumb & just finished planting. Pictured, my turquoise/mint Coach bag with a newly …
I’m so thrilled it’s Friday! The weekends are meant for day dreaming so I thought I would share a few pieces from Jesse’s Jewelz that I am currently crushing on! Thanks to my friend Sarah, I discovered all of this! Remember to share your discoveries with Horses & Heels. All of these photos are from the current inventory on Facebook & some of Jesse’s pieces are one of a kind so if you see something you like, don’t hesitate!
This orange & turquoise cuff is one of my favorites.
But for those of your who don’t like orange, what about this blue & red cuff? It’s all in the details.
And finally there is this turquoise necklace. How pretty!
Have an amazing LONG weekend & be sure to check out Jesse’s Jewelz on Facebook!
This is a guest post from the Velvet Rider.
Hi everyone! I am Jennifer from equestrian blog Velvet Rider, and I was ecstatic when Raquel asked me to do a guest post. Today, I will be showing you how to add a little snaffle bit spice into your life and home. The great thing about snaffle bits is that they transcend riding disciplines. It doesn’t matter whether you ride English or Western the snaffle bit is always a great choice. This makes it even easier when you want to add in this detail to your personal life, whether in décor or jewelry. Traditionally, these details will feature the English version of the snaffle but how perfect to add this touch in! It will let everyone know that you are an equestrian!
Here are some items that are the perfect additions!
Pinklette Bit Jewelry
I love seeing the snaffle bit used in unique ways and since equestrian styling is very “in” right now, you can find a lot of great options. Pinklette has several beautiful options ranging in price from $29-52 as well as color choices. Any of the items pictured below would be the perfect touch to any outfit. Pick what’s right for you and flaunt your equestrian style!
Lilo Parisian Checkbook Wallet
I adore this wallet by Lilo Collections! If you are looking for a Chanel/Gucci inspired wallet to fit your budget, this is it. It has the leather quilted stitching with a lovely bit detail. It has room for all of your essentials and comes in classic black. $76 (I would even get the matching gloves for a totally chic look!)
Lilo Deco Bit Belt
Also from Lilo Collections is this beautiful bit detailed belt. It features two D-ring bits and is available in black Spanish leather, fully adjustable. It’s a steal at $35.
Arthur Court Snaffle Bit Frames
Not only would this look great in your room or house, but it’s also the perfect gift for your fellow equestrian. We all know sometimes equestrians can be hard to shop for, but any horse lover will love this snaffle bit frame! Comes in 4”x6” and priced at $25.99!
Equestrian Bit Tea Towel
This towel would look adorable in your kitchen or bathroom. It’s a very simple yet stylish touch, and the coloring makes it perfect to go with any décor combinations.
This 100% preshrunken cotton tea towel features a handprinted equestrian snaffle bit design. The snaffle bit blocks used to print this towel was designed and carved by hand. Natural colored cotton is hand printed with water soluble black ink then heat set. Towel features a loop on one corner to easily hang it. $15
Equestrian Bit Pillow Covers
Here is another fun equestrian Etsy find—bit pillow covers. I love that these are made from a handcrafted full cheek snaffle bit block. It gives it such an interesting and unique look. It’s something that not everyone will have! The coloring makes it very easy to use with a pop of color for a contemporary look. $30
And last but not least, a do-it-yourself décor suggestion. If you have any old bits lying around, clean them up and put them in a frame! It’s so easy and inexpensive and will add a lot of character to your walls. It could be as simple as an open front frame with a piece of burlap and a bit. This is really where you could include your old Western snaffle bits (or any bits!) and display them. Even better…have Raquel glitterize them for you then frame it!
I hope you all enjoyed this post on the ever fashionable snaffle bit. You can find me and more equestrian posts over at Velvet Rider! –Jennifer
I have such a simple & fun DIY project to show you, it’s actually more like a makeover for a sad little footstool. Above is my styled end result. Below is what my dad dropped off, he knows that I’m always on the lookout for furniture or projects so he said I could have it, or throw it away. Yes, this footstool had probably been around the block & looked very dated to me. It was nothing that a little paint & fabric couldn’t fix. I wanted to create a modern looking piece so I knew immediately that I would use dark paint & since I LOVE textured fabric I decided that this would look super chic with some faux sheepskin.
I had some Martha Stewart paint left from an old project that I decide to use. I started with painting the legs first – since I was planning on covering up the existing fabric I knew it would be okay if I accidentally got paint on the old fabric. Once it had been painted & completely dried, it was time to cover it in fabric. I picked up one yard of faux sheepskin from Jo Anne fabrics for just $16.00 & I have a lot of leftover fabric (pillows down the road maybe)? I cut the fabric to fit the size I needed & left a little extra. I glued everything down with fabric Mod Podge but you would staple it or use any type of glue that you preferred. I had to accessorize the finished product…. my footstool is going to be purely decorative (no feet allowed) on this fabric please! And done! Accessorized with a book, an old riding helmet & some red suede Guess stilettos.
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Since I featured these Macie Bean boots on Monday, I thought I would come up with three outfits to wear with them at AFFORDABLE prices. I know I’m horrible at that… I only include one or two splurge pieces at most.
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Sometimes everyone needs a little luck or a good luck charm. Whether its for daily life or perhaps a special piece of jewelry that you always wear when you compete. I’ve found twenty super fun horseshoe pieces at a variety of prices. From super cheap to high end, there is something for everyone!Scroll through some of my favorites.
Welcome to another beautiful Monday, today I’m sharing these fun Macie Bean boots by Anderson Bean Boot Company. You can find them at Langston’s Western Wear & we have a special discount for Horses & Heels readers that is good for a week.
They are called “Black Cracktacular”. I’m a big fan of colors & I like that the stitching is actually quite larger with the floral details. With pops of turquoise, pink, orange & pistachio green these are the ultimate summer boot that can be paired with just about any dress. I’ll even make some Polyvore looks with these boots later in the week to share how I would wear them.
And now that I have allowed you to fall in love with these, lets sweeten the deal with this amazing promo code – Use “horsesandbean” at the checkout for $25.00 off these boots now through May 27, 2013. That is a steal of a deal! Happy shopping : )
Since it’s Friday, it’s also safe to say many of us are going to be day dreaming of our weekend before the clock even hits noon today. I already started day dreaming about this Jimmy Choo & just had to share it. Gold, turquoise, chain fringe, & turquoise stones? What is not to love? It comes with a hefty price tag & you can peak at that or check out more shoe details here. Happy weekend all!
Happy Friday! Thank you Jene for sharing these awesome photos of you & Kit Down N Dirty doing cutting. We should applaud them both for being amazing athletes. If you would like to be featured, please submit your photos for consideration to email@example.com
I absolutely love wine, however I don’t know a lot about it… A few months ago I purchased a fifty bottle wine rack & have yet to fill it. I consider myself a newbie in the wine world & was thrilled when Club W approached me to see if I would be interested in trying & sharing my experience.
So what exactly is Club W you ask? Club W is wine club designed to help you discover your favorites & what you actually like in just three simple steps. Club W has a team of curators who sample hundreds of bottles of wine to narrow down into a selection for you. Simply take the Palate Profile quiz to reveal your recommended bottles. You get to pick out three bottles of wine of your choice for $39.00 plus $6.00 for shipping.
When I signed up & took the Palate Profile quiz it was a lot of fun. It asked me questions about food preferences & at the end I had a list of recommendations to pick from. The best part of this was you could click on each bottle of wine & learn more about it & what to pair it with. There were so many choices, I spent at least an hour reading through all the wines & learning more about them. Since I’m big into cooking, learning what meals to serve the different wine with was very important to me.
I chose the Wolf Den Chenin Blanc, Smashberry Red & Tor Del Colle Rosso Riserva Molise. I’m more into red wines so I picked out two reds but surprisingly the the CHENIN BLANC was pretty amazing & it happens to be an African wine. The SMASHBERRY wine had an awesome & rich flavor. I paired the Rosso Molise with beef, potatoes & asparagus one night & it was divine. Pairing great food with this wine was definitely one of my favorite parts.
Club W also has a special offer for Horses & Heels readers – If you sign up between now & July 17, 2013 you will receive a free bottle of wine with your first three choices for four bottles of wine total. You must order a minimum of three bottles to receive a fourth bottle free. Or you can receive three bottles for the price of $26.00 (normal price for two bottles). Use code 411handh (this is case-sensitive) at the checkout. Sign up here.
Cheers & happy wine experience to you!
Review & opinions are my own, I was gifted this first month from Club W
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Pelle Moda Sandals · Jack Rogers Sandals · Dorothy Perkins Wedges Coral is such a refreshing spring & summer color. Wedges in this lovely color are a must & there are so many options, I picked out my favorites to share with you. There are 14 of them, feel free to scroll through & shop …
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There has been a new addition to the barn house with this sparkly old hobby horse that I gave a facelift. The before: You don’t want to see it so I don’t have it. It was pretty ugly. This was just in my parent’s basement & they wanted to see if I would have any …
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Welcome to our first Friday edition of Arena Style! Thank you Stacia & Paula for participating, don’t they look fabulous? Paula’s photo was provided by Jeanie Eaton. If you would like to learn more about Arena Style or submit your photo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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You know that you have made something well when you can get someone who doesn’t like mayo to eat & rave about your aioli. I made this earlier in the week & after wonderful reviews, I decided to share. This is a quick & easy recipe that you can make this weekend if you are …
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Since the ribbon decor features have been so popular, I decided to keep it going with these ribbon “flowers” or decorative centerpieces. I saw a similar image on Pinterest with ribbons coming out of an old trophy & I decided to do it my way. Pick out a few different colors of ribbons – sadly …
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