amy merrickliving in

living in: secretariat

by amym

Secretariat fills the spot in every horse girl’s heart for an underdog victory. The 2010 telling of the Triple Crown winner is quite a looker, scoring high not just in speed but also style. It’s impossible not to root for the amazing mix of horse-girl housewife and southern 1970s, so skeptics, don’t even try. — Amy Merrick

1. Pendleton Blanket, $84; 2. Vintage Horse Trophy, $100; 3. Wire Dome Pendant, $149; 4. Ralph Lauren Jodhpurs, $290; 5. Horse Scarf, $25; 6. Frye Riding Boots, $378; 7. Tiered Tin Basket, $37; 8. Bit Bracelet, $320; 9. Horseshoe Hook, $18; 10. Rake Hook, $24

Read the full post after the jump!

That Penny Chenery pulled off thoroughbred elegance in a decade known for polyester disco pants is worthy of imitation. Her classy southern style, even in the stables, has me hankering to add more horsey goodness to my life. Shiny riding boots, trophies, jockey silks, a dash of mid-century — I’ll cheer her on till the finish line.

1. Scoop Neck Dress, $131; 2. Vintage Horse Pin, $22; 3. Sunburst Clock, $59; 4. Brass Horseshoe Door Knocker, $115; 5. Silver Julep Cup, $104/set of 4; 6. Reclaimed Tray, $38; 7. Opera Glasses, $32; 8. Moller Trolley, $1550; 9. Flokati Rug, $79

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.