Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Girl's Best Friend

Whoever said that diamonds are a girl's best friend never owned a dog. Diamonds won't wake you up in the morning wanting food, or take all of your covers in the bed, or slobber all over your new handbag. Hmm...maybe I should rethink this! Well, all jokes aside, few things can compare to the love of a canine companion, especially when that companion is an English Springer Spaniel. The breed is affectionately known as the "Velcro" dog due to their penchant for following their masters (or mistresses) around everywhere.

English Springer Spaniels are a somewhat rare breed and you don't see that many of them around, possibly due to their crazy temperaments, so I was very surprised to see this linen T-shirt from J. Crew with the visage of an English Springer Spaniel on it. Despite my excitement, I didn't buy the T-shirt right away because it retailed for $50, which I thought was absolutely crazy. (From an English Springer Spaniel's perspective, $50 almost buys a bag of Blue Wilderness Salmon dog food, which lasts about a month.) I waited for a sale on the T-shirt, which bears the likeness of my best canine friend, Colonel William van Winkle the Bard of Bardstown, and then snatched it up.

Of course I had to feature William in my post. It's a little difficult getting good pictures of him, as he is constantly on the move, but a treat helps him pay attention and gets him to look extra handsome.

Above, William focused on a treat.

William eating a treat.

William going back for a second treat in my hand! What else can we do but dance a little happy dance, as shown below? He's really the Fred Astaire of the dog world and I guess we both have our "tuxedos" on for the occasion!

Linking Up With: Random Wednesday
 Treat Yo Self , A Labour of Fashion 
and Penniless Socialite

Tee: Hugo Guinness for J. Crew linen "Dog Tee"
Blazer: Madewell
Pants: J. Crew Toothpick Cord in "Ribbon Bow" print
Shoes: J. Crew Valentina Mirror Pumps
Bag: Chanel "Cerf" tote
Bracelets: J. Crew Factory
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"


  1. Graphic tee perfection! I think the blazer perfectly completes this look by anchoring all the pieces together. Seeing these pics of you and your dog also puts a huge smile on my face!

    1. Thank you Danielle! I can't get enough of graphic tees and this one is my favorite due to its striking resemblance to my dog!

  2. Love this top and I adore seeing william with it!

    1. Thanks Laura! I think William compliments this tee perfectly too!

  3. I love seeing William and your tee!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  4. What a cute tee! Love how you styled it with the blazer! William is adorable! So fun that you included him!

    Doused In Pink

    1. Thank you! William loves to be in photos and be the star of my blog once in a while! He's a big "ham" for the camera!

  5. I have a weakness for anything with a cute dog print, and I love it when our pups get in on the outfit photos! So sweet!
    Chic on the Cheap

    1. I have way too many dog print things too! If it has a dog on it, I'll most likely buy it! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I love your top! (and the inclusion of your pup in the photos!)
    Thanks for linking up!
    Penniless Socialite
    Candle Giveaway!

    1. Thank you Tara! I appreciate you hosting the link up and stopping by!

  7. what a perfect top with your puppy! Love the pants, the style, print and of course color
    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess xx


    1. I think these pants go with more than I ever imagined when I first bought them! They are one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by Jess!

  8. I love this look and that tee is so cute. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you Thursday


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