WIW 2/6 All out Equestrian: Plaid, Cape, Riding Boots, Leather Bracelet & Map Bag

I love it when Angie posts ensembles because it makes it so fun to shop my closet and come up with a new combination I hadn't even thought of before! I haven't ever tried this black plaid shirt with white jeans before because I thought it would be too high contrast, but it seems to work! I went all out for the equestrian theme, since I love themed details...my motto (coined by Mary) is "Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess"!). So to go with the plaid shirt (which has pink stripes) I pulled out my burgundy cape. At the time I bought it, I had just bought a purple cocoon coat from AllSaints (see finds below), and I wasn't sure if I should keep both since they were pretty much the same color. I decided they both would work since they had totally different vibes and I thought they would go well with the two sides of my personality (one more conventionally pretty, one a bit edgier). I'm glad I kept the cape though. A riding cape is the perfect topper for this outfit. Initially I was going to wear the burgundy patent boots and satchel with this outfit, but I think these touches of brown work better with the outfit and with the theme. I used my Frye lace up boots, and the lovely map bag given to me by the lovely Rae...one of my luckiest Style Exchange prizes ever. I treasure it as much as my Chanel...thanks Rae! It feels very Pony Express. Every equestrienne needs a map to see where she wants to roam next, right? Finally, the debut of a new treasure...a Hermes black leather bracelet with rose gold turnlock. Since Hermes is known for their leather goods and initially made saddles, I thought this would work well for the theme. I paired it with a rose gold necklace to complete the outfit. I love the double wrap of the bracelet and the fun lock. It feels super luxurious to wear this and I think this (unfortunately for my wallet) may not be the last of my purchases there...

Hope you like the outfit, and thanks as always Angie for the inspiration!

Helene Berman burgundy cape
Equipment plaid shirt
Kut from the Kloth Diana skinny jeans
Frye Melissa brown lace up boots
Map Bag c/o Rae
Hermes Kelly Double Tour black Epsom leather bracelet with Rose Gold
Stella and Dot rose gold necklace

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  • Sterling replied 4 years ago

    I love it!!!  That bag is so interesting. 

  • Tanya replied 4 years ago

    Fab outfit, love the cape and the bag!

  • torontogirl replied 4 years ago

    Ab fab ... The cape and shirt coordinate so well, and the bag is both unique and rich looking.

  • retailgirl replied 4 years ago

    Love the bracelet! And, of course, the whole ensemble. I'd love a Hermes watch, cape cod double tour, not sure what color strap. I love the way you coordinate your outfits.

  • UmmLila replied 4 years ago

    I think it reads more Sherlock than equestrian, but in my book that's a good thing.

    I am definitely enjoying your handbag challenge looks.

  • ma replied 4 years ago

    Your bag collection is fantastic!! I love that map bag and actually came across one at a garage sale once but wasnt carrying much cash so didnt bring it home.

  • JAileen replied 4 years ago

    I love your bag! I'm all about maps. No kidding - I even took Cartography in college. When you're tired of it, PM me. :)

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Love the whole thing!

  • olga replied 4 years ago

    I always love your wiw, so great this time

  • chirico (Chiara) replied 4 years ago

    This is just fab!

  • Jjsloane replied 4 years ago

    Way to shop your closet and get more wear from things, I do the same with the Ensemble posts. I love the map bag too!

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    Oh, perfection!  This isn't excess at all, imho, it's just right.

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    Oh I love that map bag! Your entire outfit is perfect. I wish The Rack wasn't sold out of that gorgeous cape, too.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago


  • replied 4 years ago

    Oh, wow, gorgeous! Love!

  • replied 4 years ago

    Magnifique j'adore votre tenue très belle cape avec une belle chemise

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