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Equestrian Gift Guide

It is said that "It's the thought that counts" and I think that is very true of bag design.  We strive to make ours the most thoughtful, well designed and best made accessories available. The City Lux M, handmade in Florence, is every bit the luxury handbag but with the added dimension of  interchangeable flaps, allowing you to change your look easily from day to day, month to month, season to season.  A gorgeous way to carry more than one look on a trip.  Luxury fabrication combined with personalization makes the City Lux the face of 'new luxury' where style is most definitely personal and curated. Our Boot Bags are also a beloved member of the lineup:  removable, washable liners allow you to put freshly polished or muddy boots away without worry.  And, the waxed canvas is breathable, so boots don't get moldy when stored.  Boots stay well protected in separate boot bags, where [...]

December 1st, 2016|Equestrian Chic, Equestrian Style, Style Guide|

LoveList November 2016

Welcome to the second installment of the Oughton LoveList!  I have really enjoyed - again! - compiling the things on my radar into a visual inspo board to share. I am a such a sucker for gathering and organizing info, showing it visually and sharing with friends. Herewith find a few things on my calendar or to-do list this November.  An escape weekend away (nowhere fulfills this better for me than the Lake Placid Lodge), a party theme to gather friends old & young (try a bonfire party stoked by a family fall cleanup around our property), a good read to cozy in with (for me this month it is The Perfect Horse), and some well considered new accessory staples to reinvigorate my existing wardrobe. Chief among these would be a mid-thigh or knee-length gilet.  And, if I could find it (which I can't) it would [...]

November 1st, 2016|Equestrian Chic, Equestrian Style|

Kate Houlihan Photography

I love the idea of this blog being a resource of finds for our readers.  To that end, I have created a monthly LoveList compilation to prompt me to chronicle my faves and share.  I also use Pinterest a lot this way.  Now that my house build project is mostly over, I am using Pinterest not for the insane number of decisions one needs to make during house construction, but now more for a place to capture the things I have seen and liked, from recipes to things I want to save up for and get one day (my Love Want Need board acts as an informal 'registry' of things I lovewantneed).  Style Journal is a place where I save people, brands, ideas that I want to keep revisiting, want to keep in my Style Journal... Which brings me to my post.  Big time on my LoveWantNeed list [...]

October 26th, 2016|Equestrian Style, Style Guide|

LoveList October 2016

Introducing the Oughton LoveList - a monthly column of all things on our radar.  This month, we are especially excited about our new bag, the City Lux M.  All leather and handmade in Florence (done in the factory that produces for Victoria Beckham, Chanel and others), the City Lux M embodies classic equestrian chic while allowing a statement of personal style via an interchangeable saddle flap closure, which is easily zipped in and out daily, monthly, seasonally....  Combining personalization with luxury fabrication, the City Lux evolves the concept of an ‘it’ bag to a ‘you’ bag.   New flap colors will be introduced regularly, allowing customers to curate a great collection of innumerable style combinations.   Add a Loro Piana baby cashmere cape, jeans and boots for perfection.   I am always looking for ways to transition seamlessly from a meeting to the office and then to the barn with stops at school in between... [...]

October 4th, 2016|Equestrian Chic, Equestrian Style|

Our Blue Period

Although I tried to deny it for a while, I have come back to my love of blue.  All blues.  And all mixed together.  Bluegrey, weathered teal, angry ocean and perhaps my favorite: midnight blue can be sophisticated without being harsh, is never boring and feels natural.  In that it is the color of water it is also calming.  This rekindling began during the construction and interior design of our new home.  It has become - in a pared down aesthetic - the thread that binds everything together.  I could not be happier with the result or feel more at home in our new space.  (More on that later, we are not quite ready for photography).  I also noticed that blue was predominant in the art we owned.  And, now, blue is quite rightly showing up in OUGHTON product.  (Stay tuned!) Reimagining how I wanted to live [...]

July 9th, 2016|Behind the Brand, Farmhouse|

Graduation Gift for the Equestrian

Need to find a graduation gift for the Equestrian? You could not do better than the Oughton Work Tote.  Made in Florence Italy.  Handcrafted.  A graduation gift that says: 'Trust me, I know quality work'.  Subtle equestrian style is recognized by other equestrians but just looks plain good to the uninitiated.  A padded computer full length side pocket and LOTS of room inside for a full change of workout clothes + umbrella + extra shoes+ computer = uber-productive and prepared. Crafted of Italian canvas trimmed in Italian calf leather and halter fittings, the interior is Italian twill cotton.  Pockets abound: one exterior end pocket, one long interior zipped pocket with 2 pockets inside it on one side and a full length open-top padded computer pocket on the other side. Although we are not sure of much in this life, in terms of style, function and usefulness, we are sure [...]

May 24th, 2016|Equestrian Chic, Equestrian Style|
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