Monday, August 25, 2014

Florals & Frenchies

Today I'm proving that sometimes the best accesories are semi-colorblocked, covered in fur, have four legs (despite their desire to use them) and come when you call them… well sometimes. Of course I am talking about the best/worst French Bulldog around… Waffles!
Is there a French Bulldog out there cuter than Waffles? Of course not … and no, I'm not biased at all ;). I do have an unhealthy obsession with my french bulldog, comparable only to my extreme love of shoes and mint chocolate chip ice cream (okay, I love Waffles way more than either of those) so are we surprised that I have started to wear outfits that he compliments well too? Well today's looks is no exception.
I gushed about my love affair with this ted baker floral frock earlier this month, but my fondness is still alive and kicking. I thought I would celebrate the last few days of summer by wearing it with an off the shoulder crop top, bright accessories, bow pumps & the most darling doggie in the West Village.
A good floral skirt is a must have for every wardrobe! I love that mine has black undertones to make it wearable all year around. With pastel/spring colors having a moment this fall (gasp) I highly suggest investing in something floral to pair with some of your fall staples and new trendsl. Try a skirt like mine (I share similar options below) with a snug sweater and contrasting belt, black tights and booties, a blouse and blazer or a statement necklace and a turtleneck! I'm going to try mine with leopard booties and a black coat and again with a pattered sweater and a leather jacket!
One of my favorite parts of this outfit (and these pictures) is the super cute illustration that the fabulous Sandy M put together of me & waffie, I'm head over heels obsessed (wheres the hands up "hallelujah" emoji when you need it).  Would it be totally creepy if I blew it up and put it on my wall? I'm not sure Paris would like it, but come on!!! it's just that cute it needs to be framed!

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Ted Baker Floral Skirt (similar) || Kate Spade red bow shoes (similar - LOVE!)
Off the shoulder Asos crop top (my summer fav) - similar herehere & more here
Style This Life bracelet c/o || Green Vintage Clutch (similar)


  1. Such a gorgeous outfit!! I love the off shoulder top <3

    ♥ Erika from STYLE AND SUNDRY (

  2. Every time you had that skirt to an outfit I just get fascinated!


  3. Love everything about this! Complete adorableness!!!


  4. Your do looks very cute and these shots are amazing. I love your skirt and you styled it beautifully with the off-the shoulder top.


  5. Okay, Waffles is super cute! I love that you've started wearing things that can match with him. ha! That skirt is totally adorable on you and I love that you've paired it with an amazing off the shoulder top! Too cute!

    XO, Jaime

  6. So cute! That illustration is incredible!

    Heidi D.

  7. Waffles looks as impressed as my dog does with all the photos. That's an awesome outfit chick you should totally blow up that portrait

  8. Adorable! I love a good floral skirt & frenchie! Beautiful look!!

    Haute Child in the City

  9. Ah Courtney!! I had the best time meeting you this weekend. I am loving your blog!! And Waffles of course :) See you soon!
    Alexandra Dieck
    Lexicon of Style

  10. You always have such pretty photos! Love that skirt on you. And Waffie is too cute!!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  11. Adorable skirt!

  12. You look absolutely amazing, darling! And I've gotta say that you're totally right about a frenchie being the best accessory. Way better than mint chocolate chip ice cream! I'm especially in love with the illustration Sandy did of you - definitely something you should frame (:

    Lace and Combat Boots | a life + style blog

  13. Absolutely adorable! am always loving your added companion, he is the cutest! And you should most definitely frame that illustration, it is truly amazing:)

  14. such a cute dog! I love your skirt and the heels are perfect for this outfit!


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