This weekend Jake and I went to his farm in Lexington. If you have ever been on an operating horse farm, you know they are absolutely the most beautiful places in the world. As a horse lover, there is nothing like waking up, looking out the window and seeing a mix of the fresh morning sun and fog coming up on the horizon as horses graze in their paddock. The weather was beautiful here in Kentucky this weekend, (unfortunately I think it might be our last warm weekend) so we decided to enjoy it with our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.
We went to Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown, Kentucky where they had everything one would need to celebrate fall. The gift store was stacked with candy corn, caramel apples, apple cider in doughnut and liquid form, fresh pies and an array of fall goodies. Outside groups of people, families and little kids enjoyed all of the activities. There was a bluegrass band, hayrides and pumpkin after pumpkin to choose from. I so badly wanted to be a kid again so I could go down the hay slide and jump on the moon bounce with the rest of them. We picked out 10 of the prettiest pumpkins we could find, along with an apple pie and a jug of apple cider for our pumpkin carving party.
That afternoon we took a walk around the farm. I love going for walks and runs on Jake’s farm because it is so peaceful. Plus, there are horses everywhere that you can stop and talk too. With the leaves changing colors and falling from the trees, you never want to leave.
Since I was spending the day going from pumpkin field to horse paddock, I decided to wear my favorite pair of Middleburg country boots. My straight cut Madewell jeans made the perfect bottom to tuck into the boots. I love these jeans for so many reasons. I decided I would wear this Gap sweater, as it was the perfect weight for cool mornings and evenings and sunny afternoons. Links to items in the bottom of the blog post.
I wore a simple stack of three silver bangles to accessorize my look on this busy afternoon in the bluegrass. My Versona cable wire bangle went perfectly with my thin Alex and Ani Initial charm bracelet. I added a simple thin engraved bracelet (a gift from my mom) to complete the look. Combining the detail of the Versona bracelet, with the simplicity of the Alex and Ani and engraved bracelet, made a balanced and proportional look. I could not leave out my Fornash bit ring on any trip that involves petting horses.
While Kentucky is the horse capital of the world, Lexington is the horse capital of Kentucky. Historic horse farms line the roads of Lexington along with some of the most premier equine facilities in the world. Lexington offers a feeling of excitement and serenity for anyone who appreciates horses. Other than experiencing it first hand, it is the images in the storybooks of princesses and their ponies that most clearly resemble everything it offers.