Blake Lively, whom we already love for her chic Bedford countryside style as well as her advice that we chronicled last year to ‘curate your own life’ has us agreeing once more. Her recently launched blog, Preserve celebrates small batch production, artisanal wares and products that resonate because of their reason, their backstory. Hear, Hear. (pun intended) We are hopefully moving past the era of cruising the mall every weekend to buy more made-in-China, terribly trendy, meaningless merchandise and into an era of handcrafted, homemade authenticity… a world where people ‘curating their own life’ invest in the story and people behind the products they purchase rather than the days of blindly following trends, that will be dated and over in a matter of months. Go Blake Lively Go. We will root you on from the North Country.
PS We think the perfect bag for your new life in Horse Country is the Phony Pony Field Tote – inspired by the classic iconic good looks of Oughton founder Daphne Markcrow’s gleaming dark bay show hunter in his leather halter with beautiful brass fittings and nameplate.