A Light Hand

Sometimes people are surprised that while I named my blog (and thus myself) "The Clothes Horse" I have no special affection for horses. The only time I ever rode one was at a fair when I was very little and while I went through a horse book phase and read Black Beauty more than eight times, my dog book phase was significantly longer. The term "clothes horse" has no relation to actual horses, but of course in choosing that name it would have been a safe assumption I liked both the wooden frame used to hang clothes on and the creature that shared the name. Still, in the daily reading and writing of my blog name I have grown attached to horse prints. As I've stated before, horse print clothing is my only current collection and sometimes it feels awfully slow-growing. This dress is a welcome addition to the collection and I had every intention of wearing it more this summer before I dyed my hair. Blue and orange are a bit clash-y for me, but I couldn't resist wearing it at least once more before it gets cold...

Outfit details:
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Jeffrey Campbell loafers



  1. maybe you could do a post showing us all your horse print items! that would be interesting:)

  2. Tottaly awesome... Love every dress that you wear on your blog post.. :))

  3. That dress is awesome and the blue and orange totally look nice together. Are those blonde roots peeking through? I just always assumed you were a natural redhead. You can probably rock quite a few different hair shades.

  4. I think the blue and orange really compliment one another. It's a fun combination! I especially love how your blue hair looks with this dress. Gorgeous, as always!

  5. @MarieBayArea, I had to bleach my hair a bit to get the blue to stick, but I didn't bleach it white and the blue gets washed off around my face by my facial scrubs so I have been getting the blonde thing a lot lately! My hair is naturally a reddish-brown; I usually enhance the red every couple of months when I have my "regular" color. :)

    1. Awww, thanks for your reply Rebecca. You're so good to your readers.

  6. Animal prints are some of my favorite -- they are so whimsical. Also, those shoes are divine.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  7. I actually think my favorite part of this outfit is the clashy clashy blue and orange. I super love your nail polish!

  8. I like that you embraced the blue/orange clashyness by incorporating the denim jacket. clever!

  9. Jewelweed, a beautiful native wildflower!


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