Wednesdays with Willow

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So, I really love my dog. She’ll be three this May and I couldn’t ask for a better little companion. We either walk or have extended ball play outside everyday. Some days, it’s after getting home from running errands and other days it’s when I’m sipping on my coffee, but I always make time for her.

In this dog walking outfit I’ve paired an equestrian style blazer with one of my favorite pairs of skinny jeans and some oxfords. I like to add a little glam with the belt, which also helps with giving the jacket a little shape. It is a sporting blazer, so there’s a lot of extra room.

Here are some tips for when wearing a blazer:

1. Don’t always button the blazer (or sweater) before belting.

2. Protect your neck and pop the collar. This one can be hard for some because of the early 2000’s “popped” polo collar. It was an obnoxious trend at the time, but I actually like it. This styling tip does two things: frames the neck, which in turn elongates the appearance of the neck and gives that unintentionally styled look that is my  go to.

Blazer (Similar Here), Jeans (Seven for all Mankind), Shoes (Target), Sunglasses (Tory Burch), Belt (Michael Kors)

Elliot’s outfit. Baby Armani

Willows Collar: Boots and Barkley via Target

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Lumberjane

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Sadly, some are not yet getting the warm weather that I am experiencing in beautiful VA today, but alas we too will be faced with chills again in the coming days (no joke, there’s a snowflake on my weather report for later this week #bipolarweatherland). These pieces, individually, are pretty transitional; the sweater is a thick cotton and the chino can be worn through the summer with a tank (this pair was a hand-me-down from my sister. No, Elizabeth. You can’t have them back).

These shots also feature one of my new favorite hair do’s! Contact me if you’d like a how to, but be prepared to see it quite a bit this summer.

Hope that you had as glorious a Monday as I did and if not, chin up; that means the week should be on the up-side!

Sweater (Banana Republic), Scarf (Target: No longer available), Pants (JCrew) (similar pair JCrew), Boots (Frye)