Thursday, 25 March 2010

Riders On The Storm


I've never been near a horse but I've been hankering after a pair of jodhpurs for a while. Perhaps it's my obsession with India and the days of the Raj. I can just envisage myself reclining on a shady terrace on a little wooden bungalow in Shimla whilst a wallah brings me pitchers of ice cold Bombay Sapphire with Indian tonic water.

My wish came true today when, at a somewhat muddy car boot sale, I retrieved these beauties from a battered cardboard box. It was love at first sight and my pound coin was handed over without any attempt at haggling.

The whip-stitched suede patches and adjustable velcro hems are to die for and as for the buttons...perfection on a plate.


I'm wearing them with lace tights, thrifted heeled brogues and an Edwardian looking pussy-bow jacket I snapped up the other Friday for less than £2. The vintage leather gloves were jumble sale finds.

I've partially put my hair up in a topknot. Mum found the fascinator in a clearance bin. The jet earrings were from a charity shop.


I also managed to find the perfect quirky shade for my vintage horse head lamp. It was 50p and sets the beauty off a treat.


24 comments:

  1. Ohh love the jodphurs (I just butchered that didn't I?!)...so fancy a pair myself now!

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  2. Hi there-those jodphurs are a dream fit and look so lovely on you, you really have such a good eye for picking up the perfect bargains my dear! I love the jacket you've paired it with and they are just great with lacy tights!

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  3. Very ladylike! I love the buttons, they're great.
    Vicki xxx

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  4. More great finds! The buttons are gorgeous :)

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  5. You make the post amazing finds and wear them perfectly. I'd be bowing down if the library guard weren't already walking over to scold me for drinking tea near the books. You look lovely!

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  6. A great find lovely details on the trousers, the whole outfit looks fab!

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  7. £1! £1! How do you do it..? Love it

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  8. They look great on you! I love your hair up like that.

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  9. This is an amazing outfit! And your hair looks lovely. x

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  10. Would you kindly explain boot sales for me? I really don't think we have an equivalent here! At least not as many as you visit! The johphurs are incredible and you have a fantasic style. (Are you an actress??? You dress so many parts SO well).

    The lamp shade (AND the lamp) are really special.

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  11. Seriously, wow! There's no way I could attempt this look myself. Having spent most of my childhood in jods, I just couldn't wear them as proper clothing now. They look amazing on you though.

    Love the peek of those beautiful tights too :)

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  12. Hiya - have been lurking on your blog for a while but just wanted to say it's one of my favourite new reads - just LOVE it! Keeping on writing ... Caroline xx

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  13. Equestrian chic at its very best! And the horsey lamp is just insane - I love it! :)

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  14. You wear all your bargains so well...

    xx

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  15. Like the jodphurs and the horse lamp - can I interest you in my home is where the art is project?

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  16. Beautiful, the fascinator is fab :) x

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  17. OMG-I would never imagined anything so amazing,dearheart!!!I can't bel;ive how fantastic JODHPURS look!!Only on you,surely!!!
    The fascinator is fantastic-I was just thinking about one yesterday,but that is REALLY cool with the leopard print bow-you've been in my head again!!AND I have a Bombay Sapphire & tonic(with a good bit of lemon)in hand!!!!Ganesh give me strength!!!
    Fab horse lamp too!!!
    Arrrgggh!(strangled joy)Love Helga XXX

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  18. AND we were just watching a Doors doco!!!!
    HelXXX

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  19. Nice riding outfit! I've always had a thing for jockey style. Love those jodhpurs!

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  20. If you here some creepy noises in the night tonight it's because I have broken in to steal your pants and lamp. Seriously, I'm in love.

    I think you should be my style mentor. I've got a feeling that if we lived in the same country (and city) we would have fun going out for coffee and comparing thrifting finds!!

    I just love your style!

    heart:

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  21. Cool, cool jodhpurs and they look great on you! They are a bit like harem trousers to me - adore them, but rarely wear them because they feel unusual. Guess I just need to be a bit braver.
    Because I'm a big fan of your blog I've tagged you for a little award... Happy weekend!

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  22. They look fab on you, styled so well as always!

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  23. you always look so well put together!

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  24. Love this look, the jacket is so amazing too.

    See you soon.

    x

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