I first rode a horse at the age of 3 on a family vacation at Prude Ranch in West Texas. My sister, Barbara, and I were in awe of the size and beauty of these strong, powerful animals. Since then, I have loved exploring places by horse—there is something so peaceful about riding. In fact, on a recent trip to Cumberland Island, the uninhibited wild horses trotting on the beach added to the magic of the place. With the Iroquois Steeplechase, Virginia Gold Cup, and, of course, Kentucky Derby this month, here are some pieces that celebrate the Year of the Horse.
“A Feminine Silhouette Perfect for a Day at the Races.” Peplum Color Block Dress, $62; asos.com
“The leather stitching on these provide a modern take on a traditional cowboy boot.” Julie Woven Leather Shootie, $348; coach.com
“Some of my favorite pieces are vintage. This scarf is from Doubletake in Atlanta.” Hermès Scarf, from $300; doubletakerecycledluxury.com
“With Father’s Day a month away, I have my eye on these Bird Dog Bay cuff links as a gift for a lucky dad.” Two Bits Silk Cufflinks, $75; taigan.com
“New Orleans’ Alexa Pulitzer creates whimsical stationery that adds flavor to your notes.” Horse A2 and Long Pads, from $12; alexapulitzer.com
“As a homesick Texan, I love these candle holders. They make for a darling gift.” Utopia Reversible Cowboy/Cowgirl Candle Holder, $48; jonathanadler.com
“Wear these for a bit of good luck.” Enamel Equestrian Bangle; $38 each; baublebar.com $ Reader deal! 20% off bangles with code Sliving20.
What are you wearing for race day this year?