now that oscar has a backyard he doesn’t have the day-in-day-out socialization he once had when we roamed the streets of san francisco. so it’s very important to us that he visit downtown athens. it helps remind him to mind his manners. and walk by people, cars, and other dogs without so much as a glance in their direction. there are so many fabulous restaurants and coffee shops in athens so it’s no hardship on our part to find a fun location for photos then grab a cup of java. then oscar has some city time and we have a nice morning outing. and, since blazer blitz is coming to an end it was fun to pop on one of my all time fav’s – a tweed jacket. one of the aspects i love about high/low dressing is that a humble pair of blue jeans finds instant glamor once the right accessories are mixed-and-matched with it. today’s ootd finds me in a pair of boho boyfriend jeans and striped tee. sound familiar? i know, i know i never met a striped tee i didn’t like, but they are so darn versatile! i added a multi-strand necklace, a rhinestone belt and sandals to jazz things up a bit. notice how the sandals, belt and tee all tie together due to the metallic color scheme. even my handbag mirrors this, and is one of the key elements of tying an outfit together. you’ve heard me say it before, but the devil is in the details, and will make or break your outfit. thanks for bearing with me this week as i showcased different looks with a staple found hanging in my closet – the blazer. stay tuned next week as we take a look at what’s on trend this year.
oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend!
labels: denim CAbi (old similar here and here); tee JCrew (old, similar here and here); jacket (tailor-made, similar here and here); sandals Banana Republic (old, similar here and here); handbag MiuMiu
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While this outfit is fab (you already know that!) I just wanted to comment on Oscar. What a fine specimen of a dog he is. So fit and so alert. I love that you are keeping him city socialized…very important that a dog of his obvious physical ability is trained well.
awww, thanks shelley! oscar is such a great dog in so many ways. he loves city life as much as his own back yard. and you are so right about keeping him socialized!
I love your city jaunts. We live out in the country (sortof) near a small suburb of Birmingham and it only takes 20 mins or so to get to the city, but I’d love to be able to walk city streets, parks, shops more often. Anyway, I do enjoy your photos. I am not just eyeing your clothes but also your backdrop.
and there are so many beautiful spots in athens to show off. just your wait!
I don’t think I have ever commented but have been following your blog for a while now. I just wanted to tell you I love you blog, your style and Oscar. I think I pin nearly every outfit you post, which has inspired me in getting dressed. I take my iPad with me in the morning and pick one of the pins I have from your blog, adjust to what I have..and voila -I’m ready and stress free! Thanks for the inspiration and beauty.
hi charlotte! thanks so much for taking the time to write. you are so welcome for the inspiration. that’s what the blog is all about. isn’t the 21st century great? now we can connect in ways we never dreamed of 20 years ago.
I am a new subscriber and love the outfits you put together but I was wondering if you have ever done a makeup tutorial. I would love to know what brands and colours you wear, especially your eye makeup. Thank you!
hi carol! thanks for stopping by. i have not done a makeup tutorial to date, but i have been thinking about it. for my eye shadow i wear dior (brown palette) with a black nars eyeliner.
I always enjoy seeing Oscar out on his adventures. He seems to be a very well-behaved fella. I totally agree with Miss Charlotte…pin almost all of your outfits (and get lots of repins!)… xoxo
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