Sunday, March 31, 2019

#ROOTD: Sunny Weekend

Hey, everyone! How are you?? Time has been flying and it's suddenly Spring! This week I didn't get to ride because I had lots of assignments and also a midterm (I did take a quick break on Thursday afternoon to go give Gali a kiss, ups 😁) so this is last weekend's #ROOTD. 

Last weekend the weather was hot but in the morning I still had to wear a usual, because my name is actually "Miss Always Cold". Before going to the barn I knew I wanted to wear this new one I got from Equifield. I've been wearing lots of their stuff lately, I'm so proud that we finally have an equestrian brand in Portugal!

This jacket is very simple but I love how the logo on the right arm stands out. I usually prefer classy logos (like their main logo). However, the bigger one is what makes the difference in this case.
The quality of the fabric is impressive and, most importantly, it is a "Bio Jacket" which means that its materials are organic and certified by Ecocert Greenlife - I've been paying more attention to what companies do regarding Ethics and Social Responsibility because that's one of my college units this semester.

Because I always wear the same color (50 Shades of Blue, hahaha), I had to ask for your help on Instagram as I wasn't sure of which breeches would look good with it. You chose my royal blue breeches from Mr. Castle and it was a great decision!
I bought this pair of breeches last year. I love their fabric and fit, the only thing I think they should improve is the silicone knee patch as it gets weaker every time I ride in them and, therefore, they're not providing as much comfort as other breeches I own do.

As for the shirt and belt I went with Hart Outfitters. I've previously mentioned it on Instagram but I'm more than happy to say it again, their training tee is super AWESOME: the fabric is very lightweight, stretchy and its moisture wicking technology has got to be my favorite thing. I seriously hope they make a baby pink version one day (well, they might be working on it already because the brand has been showing sneak peeks of the new collection on Instagram and I saw something pink... 😍)!

The belt is also from them and it was the easiest decision matches the jacket, what an obvious choice! Elastic belts are still the ones that work best for me and my favorite thing about this one is that the elastic is thin but still strong and, obviously, its price!

My socks are also from Equifield, you can read more about them in my previous post: here.

Did you enjoy this #ROOTD?
See you soon!
Carolina 💙

Sunday, March 3, 2019

#ROOTD: Riding Gali Again

Hey, everyone! Yesterday was a very special day as I got to ride Gali again for the first time after his surgery! I was super excited but it ended up being much more emotional than what I had anticipated. Our first steps together made me feel incredibly grateful for having the chance to ride him again and I saw my dedication to horses really paying off.
Although we did nothing else besides walking, he behaved like a brave man and I honestly think he enjoyed being ridden again!

However, this blog post is about the #ROOTD I chose to wear yesterday. I knew there would be a lot of photos and videos so I wanted it to have a meaning, that's why I decided to wear clothes from the only Portuguese equestrian brand I know. Equifield wasn't launched too long ago but they are already conquering the equestrian world - like I will do with Gali! 

Although the days are getting warmer, mornings are still cold so wearing a jacket is a must. Equifield's soft-shell jacket has some features that are worth mentioning. It isn't bulky, it cuts the wind and its polar fleece on the inside make it a great option. I like that it is fitted (my fave type of jacket) but still leaves enough room for layering - I'm the queen of layering because I'm always cold.

It has a record amount of pockets, including a huge hidden pocket on the inside - I think I could fit my horse's passport there!!! This works amazing for me because I usually leave my bag as soon as I arrive to the barn and I carry everything from my phone to riding gloves in my pockets. 

Then we get to the best part: we can adapt it to our personal taste. Riders can make it more or less fitted and tighter or looser around the wrist. 
This is also the first jacket I own from an equestrian brand that has a hood, thank goodness!!! I never remind how important hoods are until it starts raining and my hair gets soaking wet!

The jacket's price point is incredibly fair, I don't think I could get a similar jacket for the same price and they have a great color range available.
Before moving on to the next item, I want to finish by saying that I love their logo, it's so classy and delicate. 

The socks are also from Equifield. They came in the prettiest - and sustainable - packaging and they are sold in packs of 3. 
Equifield made a nice job regarding the fabric as it is thin but not so thin that you can see the breeches under them. It looks like they will hold up for a good amount of time! I love that the navy and black combination matches the jacket and, surprise, one size fits everyone! Great, right?!

The sun was killing my eyes here, sorry for the extra weird face 😂

As for the rest of the outfit, the base layer is from Horsegloss, the belt is from Horse A Porter and the breeches are from RJ Classics.

See you on the next post!
Carolina 💙