Thank you, Mark (Bellissimo) darling and everyone at Equestrian Sport Productions for providing SHADBELLY with unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access at Global and WEF. The horses were magnificent, the temperatures balmy, and the shopping ... honey, the SHOPPING was world class.
So, dear reader, wherever you are, put down that catalog of closeouts (trust us - there is a reason those seersucker breeches are 75% off), and follow SHADBELLY along on a multi-post series that uncovers the secrets of how to "Shop like a Wellingtonite".
Our first stop? Alessandro Albanese, of course, where we fell in love with the softest, most sophisticatedly-sporty sweater ever - it's called the Pisa. In riding, it's all about transitions - and that's true in your apparel as well. The Pisa is the ideal transitional piece for your equestrian wardrobe - accessorize with the Pisa by draping it over your shoulders for an instant style boost, then slip it on as needed for cool spring evenings.
The Pisa is available in Navy/Grey or Khaki/Brown, sizes XXS-XL; $110. It's constructed of a breathable, machine washable, viscose/nylon blend that is oh so luxuriously soft to the touch. The shoulder and elbow patches are in a contrasting suedette. We really love how the buttons at the shoulder expand the neck opening for easy on/off without messing up your hair.
Want it? Well, you won't find the Pisa at mainstream retailers yet, but you can easily order one through SHADBELLY's contact at Alessandro Albanese. Just check out the International Alessandro Albanese website to see the full collection, then email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order (be sure to tell Sarah you saw it on SHADBELLY). Voila, Wellingtonites everywhere, you have arrived.