Concrete Catwalk // A Girl's Best Friend
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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 SorrelliDenim jacket - Vintage, thrifted and DIY'ed (similar)Beaded bracelet - c/o Beads for LuckNeon wrap bracelet - GorjanaGold bracelet - c/o Foxy OriginalsShorts - Unknown brand, TJ Maxx (similar)Handbag - London Fog, TJ MaxxHeels - Jessica Simpson, Piperlime