Sunday, September 9, 2012

Something New and Sparkly - Feminine Fancies Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Top: Marshalls
Skirt: Strawbridge & Clothier
Shoes: Journeys
Bag: Target

Blouse: UK Style, Sears
Skirt: Macy's
Shoes: Bongo, Kohl's
Bag: Candie's, Kohl's
Scarf: gifted

Sweater: Macy's
Dress: Annie Sez
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: Target

Top: Express
Jeans: Kohl's
Shoes: MetroStyle
Bag: Journeys
Scarf: Nine West, gifted

Top: Marshalls
Skirt: J. C. Penney's
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Barefeet Shoes

There's something girly about bow-wearing teeth, cookies, cupcakes, makeup, and bows.  There's also something girly about horses.

A few weeks ago I happened upon the Saturday morning cartoon "Horseland."  It was, unsurprisingly, about a bunch of tween girls who hang out at a stable and ride talking horses.  The lesson of this episode was resisting the evils of cell phones, as one particularly chatty equestrian-in-the-making becomes so entrenched in her conversation that she neglects to cover her horse for the night, almost causing her to catch her death of cold.  For some reason I couldn't look away from this technologically-touched morality tale, continuing to quip about it for weeks to come.  It's no wonder, commented the bf-turned-fiance, looking meaningfully down at my horse book.

The horse book is my pocket calendar, chosen not so much for its equine cover as for its availability in that retail wasteland of a month known as February. Of course, I can't help but think that it's the fiance who's been struck by horse fever, seeing as he scrawled the following (cropped out) ad libs on three of the 2012 calendar pages:

"Mom, slow down!"

"Yes, here is my glamour shot."

"Some say I look like a cow."

I'd like to say that there's a felted horse (or unicorn!) barrette in my future, but horse shapes are kind of tricky.  No matter; it gives me something to leap for. 

1 comment:

Jewel Divas Style said...

Animal top and heels, you animal!