Sunglasses: Wildfox/ Riding Trousers: Ariat / Turtleneck: Johnstons of Elgin / Gilet: Aritzia / Trainers: Prada (sale, possibly discontinued).
I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately. In my normal life, I sometimes feel tired and overwhelmed. The internet, cellphones, friends, events, deadlines, awkwardness, clubs, bills — my list of stressors is far longer than it should be.
To cope, I usually resort to either: a) riding, or b) the gym. Today, I chose “a”. I’ve been riding ever since I was 10, and it has always been my way of coping with stress. Honestly, its the only activity in the world that forces you to be present — it also helps that the barn has no cellphone service.
When I’m at the barn, I **surprise** usually change into a pair of trainers, especially if I’m hanging around for a while. Although I did wear some pretty scary things to the barn when I was younger (glitter teeshirts and jeans), I now opt for a streamlined look. To look slightly less plain, I love pairing this all beige get-up with a furry vest and vibrant trainers. With a pair of jeans added, you have a normal, “public acceptable” outfit. Sold.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Tuesday post!
Tell me in the comments: how do you de-stress?
If you know of a cheaper alternative to riding, let me know. Seriously.