First of all is this the best dressed horse you've ever seen? I cannot explain how much I love his color scheme - that beautiful gray coat, the turq/cream saddle blanket, worn brown leather, and a pop of orange rope. I need an outfit like this. But onward. . .
Pre-Christmas I, ever so selflessly and in the true spirit of the season (ehem), posted a Gift Guide for Gals that happened to mention a few things I would love (and secretly hoped) to receive as gifts. Nice, right? Not so much. But, in the end, I truly did receive a couple of things from the post (seriously! lucky): boots from smart husband (though not the exact boots from the guide, still groovy boots I'm totally loving), and a "frilly fringe" knit necklace from a savvy, stylish Magill sister-in-law (thanks Megan!), who not only thoughtfully took a note from the blog (and had the post printed and inside the gift for reference - SO cute), but had them made especially for me and for our other stylish Magill SIL. Custom frilly fringes! Can you believe? Here are the gift guide references:
|Orig Gift Guide Boots from Anthro|
|Orig Gift Guide Frilly Fringe from Kove|
Here's how the boots and frilly came together for the perfect Oklahoma ranch day that was one of the highlights of our Oklahoma holiday this year. What do yal think? I was really feeling my farm & ranch roots. Loved it.
|Smmidge Style: Plaid cap - gift. Green Frilly Fringe from Megan. Corduroy jacket - circa 08 Target. Yellow cardi - Fossil 09. Plaid shirt - Fossil 09. Forever 21 jeans this year. New boots - Arturo Chiang.|
And just have to share Doss's first time on a horse. I think he and his dad are sporting quite groovy ranch style themselves.
The holidays always bring a mix of all sort of feelings and experiences, and it's always a battle to balance the excitement of gift exchanges with the true spirit of the season - but in the end, it is really a wonderful feeling to give something special to those you love, and as you can tell, this year I was so thrilled to receive such thoughtful, useful, lovely gifts.