this is the last of my beach photos for the foreseeable future, even though this is my favorite season for beach life. this time of year, the beach turns into cable knit sweater weather with cool evenings and chilly mornings beckoning us each day. AJ and Kelly are headed to Tybee next week, but this girl is staying put in Athens for the time being. although i may drive down to Atlanta as one of my kiddos is adding a dog to his home. an English bulldog named Asher. having owned two bulldogs with Mr. Style, i am a big fan of the breed. they have oodles of personality and are happiest when allowed to be couch potatoes. exactly the opposite of German Shepherds that are on the go-go-go. which breed do i like best? both! yes, they have completely different personalities, but i highly recommend either breed for different reasons. according to studies, owning a pet is beneficial for aging adults. 40% of seniors experience loneliness associated with poor sleep, higher stress, and inflammation (a leading cause of auto-immune disease). but pets, dogs, in particular, help us stick to a routine, keep us social, and keep us active. thanks, Oscar, for those daily long walks.
fun fact. fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette inherited part of his fortune. not that she needed it as the blue-cream tortie Birman cat was a star in her own right, having made millions from modeling contracts. hear that Oscar? she even has her own Instagram page. couldn’t resist sharing a pair of sneakers that sports the late Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette.
who doesn’t love cable knit sweater weather? add a pop of animal print for good measure, and you have the recipe for a casual chic outfit that will serve you well all season long. this oversized cable knit sweater from Vince was purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year. it’s just the right length to cover your assets and comes in two colors. good news, it’s on sale! it’s on the pricey side, but Vince is known for its quality. this sweater will last for years due to its traditional pattern, so i consider this an investment piece. a cable knit sweater goes with blue jeans and booties like peanut butter and jelly. today i decided to add personality with a pair of animal print jeans (old, similar here, here, and here) from Frame. ivory driving mocs (old, similar here and here) from Tory Burch add a classic touch that keeps this casual outfit grounded. but i just discovered Ali MacGraw has a shoe line. i think i like it!