Thursday, October 18, 2012

{off to the races} we're going 'Hunt'-ing again...

On Saturday I'm off to Penn Station bright and early (champagne bottle in hand) for my second sojourn out to Far Hills, NJ for The Hunt. I had a ridiculously good time last season, so catch yourself up if you're unclear on just what The Hunt is. Last year I wore a pretty preppy combination of my olive green twill J Brand skinnies, a pink J. Crew button down-down, silk scarf and of course, my Bean boots.

This year, I... have no idea what I want to wear. It's one of those events where you want to look great, but like you didn't try at all - even though you really did. I am not adept at all at looking effortless, so I might as well come clean about that now. Whatever I wear, it's put together with purpose. So on that note, what will my purpose be this season for a day at the races?

I'm definitely having a moment for a more refined equestrian aesthetic, with preppy accents and a twist or two. Above would be my ideal look for the day, even though it's so muddy the whole thing would be destroyed in a matter of hours. (All off-white? Please.) In reality though, I'll be building from the ground up, with my bean boots and a TBD pair of skinnies (and a flask of bourbon, natch), and topping it all off with my favorite Indiana Jones hat that I first spotted when my friend Kate wore it to The Hunt last year.

Stay tuned to see how it all comes together...


  1. Oh, I love those boots you've picked out! This style is something I really miss about being able to wear in the English countryside... I don't think I could get away with Kate Middleson's look in this post in Los Angeles' West Side like I could back home!

  2. I love the whole equestrian thing - just something about the mix of leather ruggedness, but done in a super fem way that is just so appealing. Do you make it out to NJ often? Next time you're here, I'd love to meet up for drinks or coffee!

    House Of Jeffers

    1. Hi Jen! I don't make it out there very much, but I would LOVE to meet up sometime soon! Perhaps I can make a special journey ;)

  3. I've never been a big fan of hunting, but this hunting style is so gorgeous. I love the mixed of classic and country. Those boots are something I need to buy.

  4. Reminds me when i use to ride as a girl. I love this style!

    Love, Jamie Herzlinger

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