Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Playing the Ponies . . .

Top: Iron Fist, Modcloth
Jeans: City Streets, J. C. Penney's
Boots: Two Lips, DSW
Bag: Candie's, Kohl's
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

Tee: Arizona Jeans, J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Marshalls
Boots: Alloy
Bag: Marshalls
Jacket: Decree, J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's

Top: Target
Skirt: Decree, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Bongo, Kohl's
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

. . . is always a wardrobe win-win.  Compared to horses (the heroes of last week's write-up), ponies are a kinder, gentler, more whimsical breed.  And as such, it seems, a more appropriate canvas for candy colors.  You have only to look at a My Little Pony to know that the creative team at Hasbro knew what it was doing when it picked that palette back in the 1980s.  I'm not so sure about the sleek, svelte My Little Ponies of today, though.  With their anime eyes and sharp bone structure, they possess a kind of I'm-all-that-and-a-bag-of-oats bravado unheard of in their unassuming predecessors.  Frankly, I find it unsettling.

Thankfully, shirts one and three in this week's ensembles feature the My Little Ponies of yore in all their fetchingly retro glory.  Indeed, this post boasts a razzle dazzle ranch's worth of pony prizes (or perhaps I should say prize ponies).  If the specimens gracing the charms on the Prancing Pony Necklace look a bit too badass for their bridles, then it's because they were manufactured recently, in this age of the airbrushed equine.  Still, they're weak, off-brand facsimiles of their supermodel sisters, Hasbro wannabes for which I can't help but utter a sympathy whinny.  That said, let's turn our attention to the pastel hearts and the down-home flair of the "Horseshoes, anyone?" V-neck upon which they canter, and the My Little Pony theme song will be stampeding through our heads in no time.  That's what I do whenever the trail winds in a way that I'm not expecting.  Focus on what's fun, that is.  Not hum along to product placement theme songs (although I suppose that could be fun, more fun than actually riding a pony, anyway).  

Speaking of the unexpected, Seinfeld once said, "No one ever expects that an immigrant's going to have a pony."  Which has nothing to do with any of this.  But that's how we roll on the ranch.


Michelle said...

Awww the ponies necklace!!! LOVE IT!

Jewel Divas Style said...

Awesome My Little Pony shirt, Tote!

We Love Colors said...

How cool you turned our tights into a belt! Love your style! Thanks for featuring us.