Black and French Blue | Beyond Boat Shoes

Welcome to where I chronicle what I wear that isn’t just this blog’s namesake—we are going beyond boat shoes.

When it comes to riding clothes, neutral shades are my preference—black, white, and grey are my staples and hunter green, navy, and burgundy are my pops. Sure, I’ll toss in the occasional bright breech or vivid top, but most of the time I stick to the other end of the color spectrum. With that in mind, it is no surprise that the majority of my riding photos include dark, muted tones and that my first fashion-themed post on this blog follows suit.Continue reading “Black and French Blue | Beyond Boat Shoes”

Fly Patrol

As with all other things, Ax is a baby when it comes to flies and his aversion to them seems to have grown over the years. He’s been known to gallop around his paddock when he has had enough of the bugs, often times until someone brings him inside or he is lathered in sweat. Because of this, I do my best to give him adequate defenses against the dreaded flying pests.Continue reading “Fly Patrol”

Let’s Go to the Zoo 2.0 | Photography

Let’s be honest, one of the biggest reasons I go to the zoo is to see the buffalo. The last time José and I went to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the closest zoo with my favorite animal, there was wind chill of -10°. Thankfully, this time we decided to go when it was a reasonable temperature. Continue reading “Let’s Go to the Zoo 2.0 | Photography”

Favorite Things | Spring 2018

Despite the saying, spring never really sprang up this year—New England flopped back and forth between 40° and 80° for a month or so before finally settling on the warmer end of the spectrum. Even though I am a little upset about the lack of my favorite 70°-and-sunny weather, I made it through with some spring favorites.Continue reading “Favorite Things | Spring 2018”

Roeckl Malta Gloves | Product Review

My first pair of Roeckl gloves came to me five years ago via a barn’s lost and found. I was thrilled to snag a pair of almost brand new black gloves before the box went off to donation. Now, I own quite a few pairs, including my newest favorites, the Roeckl Malta Gloves. Basically the two-toned sister to the classic Roeck-Grip, the Maltas are simply stunning.Continue reading “Roeckl Malta Gloves | Product Review”