every few weeks or so we make the trek to atlanta for shopping, dining, hair appointment – you name it atlanta has it. and every once in awhile oscar gets to join us. our youngest son lives there, and oscar is always happy to pay christian a visit. today was no exception. if the words car or christian are mentioned oscar has a one-track mind and is ready to roll. and i was too even if the temps were downright cold.
next week mr. style and i are headed to charleston, s.c. for a long weekend, and after perusing j.crew’s recent catalog, i knew there were a few items i wanted to bring along. athens has a j.crew mercantile store located downtown but not a full-blown j.crew store. so off we go to the big city. it’s a win/win today for oscar and me! can’t wait to visit charleston as this historic city has been on my to-do list for years. don’t you think it will be a perfect setting for a few photo-ops? keep your fingers crossed the weather will cooperate. and stay tuned to see what ootd’s i came up with!
today’s outfit has a simple color palette with a pop of pink! and a little pattern mixing is thrown in for good measure. this time instead of stripes i chose polka dots. what do you think? and a black and white coat and i’m staying warm in style. but for heaven’s sake spring, i hope you decide to come back!
in the meantime, oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend! stay warm.
labels: pants Ann Taylor; shirt Banana Republic (old, similar here); cardigan Talbots; coat INC (similar here and here); shoes J.Crew (similar here and here); handbag Michael Kors (similar here and here)
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Morning-Talk about two inspirational cities, Atlanta and Charleston! In April I will be in both back to back. Atlanta has become a mecca for the design industry and Charleston gives me the foodie fix my inner chef needs. Happy Friday!-Laurel
if you have any spare time while in atlanta give me a holler. i’d love to meet you!
Sent you an email about meeting the other day with dates…let me know best way to get in touch. Looking forward to meeting you too!
i don’t see that email… did you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org?
It’s good Oscar likes to “go in the car ” and visit other people. My Chis are not so crazy about the “go in the car” bit. You mention “squirrel” or “cookie” and they are all over that. The pink shoes are the perfect accent for black and white. Love the shoes but I would have to sit and “look pretty” in them. Charleston is a lovely city…so much to see… xoxo
isn’t it funny how each animal has their own idiosyncracies? any pet owner knows what hoot they are.
glad you like the pink shoes – my favorite color, donna!
Great… Fridays are really nice especially you know weekends are coming …. Dog is indeed a best friend of human
it’s wonderful being a pet owner. they bring so much love into your life!
Mixing the prints is so fun and so stylish. I love the creativity. The pop of pink is a nice touch to put a hint of spring into the outfit. I enjoy seeing Oscar on Friday. I was at the Humane Society yesterday to perhaps adopt another dog. Reality check. The puppies needed way more training than I have time for right now and a 21/2 year old shepherd was so cute but almost knocked me down she was so wired. I’ll have to be content with our old boy who knows the routine!
puppies are a lot of work at the beginning, aren’t they? but they are so adorable that our hearts just melt… but wasn’t it nice to go home to your old boy who knows the routine? nothing like it.
I always had a dog (mutts) growing up but living in a studio apartment in NYC and working was an issue. After 9/11 I adopted a cat but never thought I would be as attached to a cat as a dog. Boy was I wrong, after that kitty died, I adopted another one and now just adore cats. Oscar is a great dog and I love your outings with him.
cats are pretty amazing animals! and make great pets especially in a studio apartment. we had a manx cat years ago (they don’t have tails) his name was john. he came from a litter of 3 males cats and their names were jack daniels, jim beam, and johnny walker. how could we change his name? so we just shortened it to john.
Wonderful punches of black and white and the pink is a nice surprise with it. Very pretty. And Oscar is in great shape!
Have a great time in Charleston–Rainbow Row; single houses– (years ago, they were taxed by how many rooms faced the street, like the Netherlands on canals, so they made the houses long like a railroad car, but only one room faced the street to get around that–great outside porches, though); French Quarter; the markets; Magnolia Plantation; antique shopping; and tons of great eateries there, too. I went to the visitor’s center first time I visited, and got a little brochure and did a self-guided walking tour–learned a lot about the houses and history in the bay area. Such a pretty place–take a ferry over to Ft Sumter, too–it’s a quick trip and historically interesting. And if you’re there a while, head out to Boone Hall plantation. Interesting, and gorgeous mile-long road lined with oak trees. I think they’ve filmed a number of Civil War series there.
I look forward to your photos.
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