Full disclosure I had already ordered these items when I posted my Wednesday Wishlist, however when I started writing the wishlist post before Christmas - I didn't think I'd actually be able to buy these things so soon. But I found them on super sale and couldn't pass up the opportunity to add them to my growing human equine closet.
First up I nabbed two pairs of Aztec Diamond Equestrian breeches for the price of one as part of their post-Christmas sale.
|Sir Mixalot would not approve; i gots no butt & I cannot lie -|
them other brothers can't deny etc etc.
(Don't mind me as I keep humming to myself)
|Love the detail on the backside - although it was only when|
I received them I noticed the half-Union Jack by the unicorns.
I think I'll just keep pretending I didn't notice!
I will post a more detailed review once I have ridden in them & washed them a couple of times. Initial reactions however are that I love the colours & patterns on the back pockets. The material is much lighter than the more cotton-based Horze breeches I have had since moving to Lux.
|Apologies for the state of me,|
as I mentioned breeches selfies are hard
The ADE breeches are polyester & spandex, they feel almost waterproof to the touch...I shall have to see if that is my mind playing tricks or if they will have some level of impermeability (this is not an advertised perk - I am just musing in written form). I love the knee patches & thinner tapered material around the calf/ankle area. This will facilitate the wearing of socks & non-bunching when combined with my next sales splurge. The Horze breeches I favoured of late were all velcro fastners at the ankles, which while handy could be bulky inside my gaiters especially as the breeches had more wear & washes resulting in the velcro's stickability lessening.
|These awesome knee patches are one of|
the things I am most excited to try in tack
Then this weekend I saw that Equestrian.com had Tredstep Ireland tall boots for sale. They aren't the field boots I was trying to decide between in my previous post. But at half price with a further £10 discount I took the chance to splurge on my first pair of leather tall boots.
Sadly I ordered the wrong size so I have emailed them and am hoping they still have a pair left in my actual size before I send them back.
|Sorry I struggled with the lighting &|
camera phone for shiny boots *blush*
Funnily enough when I was first looking at leather tall boots these Raphael ones were the ones that caught my eye - as initially I preferred the clean look vs boots with laces. Now my preference has changed slightly & I was going to buy those with laces eventually, but I just couldn't pass up the chance to buy these boots at this price. Especially when I got another 10 quid off for spending over £100. I'd have gotten £15 if the boots had been a penny more ;-)
|Each boot had its own velvet bag, inflatable insert & separate insoles|
That's a great sales technique as I actually seriously contemplated adding more stuff to my basket to get more of a discount - but wheeled the spending in when I remembered all the upcoming expenses I have already got coming my way at warp speed *jeepers*
I was hoping to try out all my news things together either this evening or definitely at the weekend. I'm not sure if they don't have my size whether I'll try the boots again with thicker socks - or if I'll try to sell them...I'll have to wait and see what customer service replies to my email. I feel like such a dolt for ordering the wrong size, but as I am between sizes I didn't want them to be too small. I should have known better though as I did try them on last time I was in Ireland in both sizes & preferred the size down. I stupidly thought I was being better safe than sorry as I had tried on the Donatellos & not these.
More fool me #imamuppet