Concrete Catwalk // A Girl’s Best Friend

May 16, 2012

I can’t deny that this Little Miss is my favorite accessory…

We celebrated our sweet Sadie-lady’s birthday on Cinco de Mayo last week by taking her to our favorite brunch spot with her aunt and uncle, and she just happened to sneak her four-year-old self into these festive outfit photos!

Rounded out the beautiful Saturday afternoon with a doggie-ice-cream + a biscuit for her, and a Mango Italian Ice for me… What can I say?  We gals like our sweet treats. ;)

By the way, I feel like I need to address the frequency with which I’ve been wearing this denim jacket lately… she’s been a TOTAL staple in my wardrobe this season, and I’m starting to feel like I need to  install a spotlight in my closet just for her!  You can check out some of the other ways I’ve styled it up here, and then I just have to know: What’s been your go-to transitional Spring piece this year?

*NOTE: After receiving comments/emails from three concerned readers about Sadie’s collar, pictured above, I felt the need to address the issue here in the actual post…

  1. Sadie’s collar, is called a “prong collar”… not a “choke collar” or “choke chain”.  They sometimes appear similar, but the prong collar has a mechanism that stops it from pulling tighter than the circumference of her neck, and is actually a very safe tool when used properly for training purposes, and NOT disciplinary measures.
  2. The prong collar was actually recommended to us by our previous vet, and has since been seen and approved by two other vets that Sadie has been to in the meantime.  It is a great alternative to a “choke collar” (which I happen to agree is an unsafe tool!), and we’ve had great success in using it safely for walks/training.
  3. When we first tried the prong collar for her obedience training a few years ago, I was very hesitant, so I actually put this very collar around my own neck to see what it felt like and to make sure that it wouldn’t cause her any pain.  The very light pinch that it provides was nowhere near feeling cruel or dangerous on my bare skin, and I have to think that is even less so on a the furry loose skin of a doggie’s neck.

I do appreciate being contacted with concerns about our sweet Sadie-Mae, and you can rest assured that we always take great care to keep her best interests and health in mind.  I am happy to answer any further questions via email, and if you need any additional info, please feel free to send me a message! 

Top to Bottom:
Silk blouse – LOFT (here’s a similar collared version)
Necklace – c/o Sorrelli
Denim jacket – Vintage, thrifted and DIY’ed (similar)
Beaded bracelet – c/o Beads for Luck
Neon wrap bracelet – Gorjana
Gold bracelet – c/o Foxy Originals
Shorts – Unknown brand, TJ Maxx (similar)
Handbag – London Fog, TJ Maxx
Heels – Jessica Simpson, Piperlime

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  • Reply Naghmeh May 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I am in love with those shorts and your heels!! aaah althought I’m terrified of dogs your dog does look cute in the first photo :)

  • Reply Natasha Fatah May 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Aw, cute shorts, and I love your little buddy. :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Reply Santina May 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Feliz cumpleanos a Sadie! What a cutie! You two make quite the pair!

    Love your shorts – perfect for a Cinco de Mayo/birthday celebration!

  • Reply Sallytangle May 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Love love the bleached denim jacket xxxx

  • Reply Mademoiselle Meese May 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Those shorts are so much fun!


    with love from Mademoiselle Meese

  • Reply kaffesoester May 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Very inspirational – I must do photos of my dog and I together, one these days. I love your shoes!

  • Reply Saturday Sequins May 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Sadie is adorable, and it makes me so happy that you celebrated her birthday! With doggie ice cream, no less. :)

    Very cute skirt. I know I’ve said it before, but I love your style!

  • Reply BmoreLoveLeigh May 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    She’s so sweet! Love these pictures!

  • Reply A Stylized Hysteria May 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I love those shorts! I’m going to hope and pray my TJ Maxx has them. And your doggy is crazy adorable! I love the name Sadie.

  • Reply Giovanna May 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Could these photos be any cuter?! lol Your dog is adorbs! Loving your shorts!


  • Reply The Fashionable ESQ May 17, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I love my dog, too. I love all animals. I want a zoo, LOL!!!
    The Fashionable ESQ

  • Reply Gina May 17, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Such a cutie! She needs to make more outfit photo appearances :).

  • Reply Celina May 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Most photogenic bloggger/pup duo ever! Love the outfit!

  • Reply charity victoria May 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    these are so sweet. you’re making me miss my pup! except he wouldn’t be this patient when taking outfit photos. :)

  • Reply Brooke Wise May 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Love those shorts and that sweet puppy!

  • Reply His Little Lady May 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    you are too fabulous, girl! i am loving this entire outfit!!
    xo TJ

  • Reply Kjirsten Brynn May 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    so cute!

  • Reply Buttons and Bobbins May 21, 2012 at 1:14 am

    this bag is amazing! And your dog is adorable! Pets make every outfit post better!! :)

  • Reply cait - pretty and fun May 21, 2012 at 3:22 am

    She is too cute!

  • Reply Anonymous May 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    sorry i know this is a fashion blog! But i´m a vet and i have to say this:
    The collar of your dog is cruel because it hurts! Thats not a good way to train him!
    It sting in his neck skin when he pulls on his leash! And it´s the harder form of the “trainings”collars because it a choke collar!
    Imagine the collar around your neck!
    I cannot say what you have to do with your poor dog! But i do not want that the people who are reading this blog follow your opinion of dog training!
    So please remove the fotos from your blog!
    Thanks a lot!

    • Reply Jessie @ Style and Pepper May 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Hi There, Tine… While I appreciate your sentiment, I assure you that the collar is vet-approved and totally harmless. I’ve addressed the matter in the updated version of the post above, and hope that you’ll know how much I adore my dog and value her safety/wellness. Thanks for expressing your concern, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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