Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rockin’ the Red

While I love to play sports, I have a hard time sitting down and watching them on TV…especially during the afternoon if it’s a nice day and I could be outside.  But I do try to keep up with two sports: tennis and hockey. 

I played on the Varsity tennis team in high school, so I love watching the four Grand Slams.  James and I are already getting our schedules together for next year so we can make it up to Flushing Meadows to catch a few matches at the U.S. Open.  Roddick and Federer, you’ve been warned!

And, of course, I’m a Capitals fan!!  I got into hockey when James and I started dating in 2001.  James is a goalie and played for years before we met, and his parents have had season tickets to the Caps since the mid or late 90s.  If they’re out of town, we love getting the tickets and heading down for some action on the ice!

My favorite Caps players:

Brooks Laich.  He's a redhead...what can I say?  (My husband is a redhead for those who don't know!)

Alex Ovechkin, The Great 8.  He's kind of the man...and I like how he's not afraid to throw some punches and take some hits.

Mike Green.  He's just plain cute, rocks a faux hawk AND is an awesome defenseman.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An Equestrian Fashionista

 Anyone who knows me, or who has seen me, knows that I’m not exactly a fashionista.  Of course I like to wear nice clothes, but you’ll almost never find me in the mall, hopping from store to store, looking at the latest trends and trying on outfit after outfit.  Every so often I’m in the mood to do that sort of thing – but only like once or twice a year.

However, I do love clothing lines for the equestrian (there’s a shocker!)…not that I have the money for these fancy things, but I do keep up with these trends!  My favorite company is Dubarry and below are my two (one day) must-haves.

This coat is out of my budget as it retails for about $500…but it’s so beautifully crafted and simple, I can’t imagine it ever going out of style.

Below are the classic Dubarry boots – I’ve had my eye on these for about five years now.  These, too, retail for around $500, but they are totally worth it.  They are completely waterproof and will last forever.  There are always Dubarry salesmen who set up booths at the Maryland Horse Expo.  You can find them perfectly groomed, decked out from head to toe in their brand, wearing these boots, and standing in a large bucket of water.  They stand there ALL day to show potential buyers how wonderfully crafted these boots are – that they can withstand a lot of abuse (which they’ll certainly get if worn around horses!), and that they’ll last for years.

The only thing about these boots – they are just TOO pretty to wear around the muck and mud you’ll find at a farm during the winter!  However, after I get my farm (and pay it off!!), I’ll probably invest in a pair of these…love them!