WIW: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Top & Michael Kors Boots

There is very little I love more than a good critter print and this lovely silk button-down is no exception! On one of my thrifting excursions I stumbled across this top and it was [puppy] love at first sight 😉 It was missing three buttons, but thanks to the teachings of my grandmother, that was an easy fix…

Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies

Boots: Michael Kors // Jeans: Banana Republic // Top: Vintage, but here are a few other critter print tops:

Puppy Print Tunic // Horse Print Blouse // Fox Print Jumper // Frenchie Ascot Top // Deer Print Long Sleeve Tee

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Special thanks to my long time dog buddy, Rudee, for lending her modeling expertise 😉

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WIW: Faux Fur Gilet & Flannel // Naysayers Gonna Naysay

In 2004, Sienna Miller was photographed wearing a fur gilet and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one (only faux fur). Sienna Miller 2004 Bohemian Style Fur Gilet and UGG bootsI scoured the shops and the internet, but it was obvious that this was a brand new trend and therefore had not made it’s way across the pond. When I finally tracked one down I jumped on it! I was so excited when it came in the mail that I showed it to my roommates – who then proceeded to make extensive fun of me. They called it “the pelt” and couldn’t believe I was actually going to wear it out in public!

Now… from a very young age I accepted that in order to be a trend-setter, I might have to be one of the first to step out there on the fashion ledge (and in a small town, I might be out there all by myself) So, I let the girls talk their smack and wore my faux fur gilet with pride when we went out that night and many other nights that followed… So, when these same aforementioned roommates were asking if they could borrow my “pelt” the following winter, I BARELY even teased them about it… 10 years later and I’m still coming up with new ways to wear my gilet and I love it as much now as I did the day it arrived on my apartment doorstep. Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet

Faux Fur Gilet (similar here) // Vintage Red Flannel (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Boots // Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Let’s take a moment to talk about wearing clothes with confidence… Sometimes the difference between “best-dressed” and “missed-dressed” is the attitude worn under the clothes… So, wear what you like and wear it with confidence! If you want to take more risks with your wardrobe, but confidence doesn’t come easy to you, follow this “fake it ’til you make it”strategy: 1. Know AND accept that there are negative naysayers EVERYWHERE and some of them might think or say hateful things about you. 2. Wear it anyway! Walk out the door with your chin up, smile on, and before you know it  your “fake” confidence will yield to the “real” confidence you’ve built by not letting the opinions of others stop you…

… and while we’re at it, don’t be a negative naysayer! We are all women here and we should be building each other up instead of tearing each other down.

 

OOTD: Little Black Jumper

Instead of a little black dress, how about a little black jumper for your next event? Details like pockets and the flattering criss-cross back make this jumper stand great on its own… though it looks incredibly chic paired with our red elbow patch cardigan as well.

Black Criss Cross Back Jumpsuit with Red Sequin Elbow Patch Cardigan Black Criss Cross Back Jumpsuit with Red Sequin Elbow Patch Cardigan Black Criss Cross Back Jumpsuit with Red Sequin Elbow Patch Cardigan Black Criss Cross Back Jumpsuit with Red Sequin Elbow Patch Cardigan

Jumper. Cardigan.

OOTD: Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! You can’t say it without recalling years and years of memories… For me, it’s all about a week at the beach with my oldest friends – riding bicycles all over Jekyll Island, eating low-country-boil and homemade ice cream, watching fireworks, and (of course) doing all of the above in the perfect outfit 😉

Celebrate today in this “Anchors Aweigh Set” from Wild Souls – Wear them together or mix and match the pieces!

Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shorts - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shortsshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shorts - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shortsshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shorts - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shortsshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shorts - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top and Shortsshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top with Denim Cutoffs - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top with Denim Cutoffsshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top with Denim Cutoffs - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Top with Denim Cutoffsshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Shorts and Perfect Crop Top - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Shorts and Perfect Crop Topshopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Shorts and Perfect Crop Top - shopwildsouls.com
Anchors Aweigh Set: Shorts and Perfect Crop Topshopwildsouls.com