Concrete Catwalk // A Girl’s Best Friend

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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  1. 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 :)

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

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

  3. Love love the bleached denim jacket xxxx

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Gina

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

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

  9. Love those shorts and that sweet puppy!

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

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

  12. Anonymous

    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!

    • 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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