A girl and her dog (with Sammy Dress)

August 26, 2016

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I tease my husband often about how I have another lover in life. He understands that the other lover is either God, my sons, coffee or my dog. While God is a HUGE part of my life and the greatest lover of them all I think my hubby understands what I mean ( insert wink face) and you are looking at him. You have seen my dog a few times on the blog, but I have never styled my outfits around him until today.

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Frank was given to us over a year ago from a friend of my husbands and we have felt blessed ever since; as we debated on having a dog for years. If you didn’t know already he is a Boston Terrier and is the most friendly dog. I love his playful, fun-loving personality and he takes care of us more than he knows it. Today Frank was my inspiration for black and white.

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I was impressed with this gingham top from an online boutique called Sammy Dress. I was skeptical about Sammy Dress a year ago but then started seeing and hearing from other bloggers how much they preferred Sammy Dress over some other overseas brands.  I was impressed by how much this top looked on me and that it looked a lot like the one pictured on the actual site. There is a button on the middle of each sleeve to allow for the hem of the sleeve to be buttoned up more towards the top, but I choose not to do this for these photos.  One thing to note is this shirt looks like a maternity one on me, but that didn’t bother me as I liked the flow to it.

While I thought about what to pair with this shirt I must have tried several bottoms of pants before finding these black pair. When I paired these together I pulled in my old fedora hat, gold accessories, my Kendra Scott Rayne necklace and finally my new white wedge shoes from Sammy Dress as well.

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These shoes fit well and didn’t hurt my feet for the afternoon errands. I actually worried that the wedge shoes would have a higher backing and be uncomfortable when I saw them online, but I thought they were worth a try. I will note that when I received the box there was a weird plastic smell to them. I am still trying to figure out how to get the plastic smell out but otherwise I have no complaints about the build or color of the shoes.

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My husband actually liked the outfit and LOVED my idea of including Frank in these photos. Frank was an awesome model, inspiration and companion, making this photo shoot memorable.

Outfit details: Shirt: c/o Sammy Dress, same Pants: Target//Shoes: c/o Sammy Dress//Watch: c/o JORD //Bracelet: c/o Lucies Locket//Bangles: Charlotte Russe//Hat: via Platos Closet//Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne//Sunglasses: c/o Lot Fancy

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  • Nancy August 26, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Ah Frank is adorable! And your outfit is great! Beautiful blouse and shoes and the hat looks very good on you!

  • Jaymie Ashcraft August 26, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Frank is so cute!!!! Love this top!!
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes August 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I love black and white looks! They are so simple and sophisticated! I love that top!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

  • Shelbee on the Edge August 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    This outfit is fabulous, Rachel! So totally my style! And I love that your dog is named Frank! We have a cat named Frankie! And our other cat is named Dave. I love people names for pets….because they are, after all, family members!

    Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a marvelous weekend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Jill August 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    You can never go wrong with black and white! Your top is adorable and I love the hat!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Stephanie August 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    so cute!!!! love the shoes! cant go wrong with black and white

  • Vera Bel August 27, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Such a lovely post dear! This outfit is just stunning)
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I follow you back)
    verabelblog.blogspot.com

  • Rania August 27, 2016 at 11:55 am

    It’s so cute that you r matching together! Luckily you hubby is not jealous of you guys being matchy matchy…that’s so cute! Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/08/21/losing-baby-weight-4-pregnancies-3-kids-later-episode-4/

  • Becky - bybmg August 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    So fun that Frank was cooperative for the shoot! Cute look!

  • Esther August 28, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Your dog is adorable, and I love this outfit! This shirt looks great on you and the hat makes the look so cute!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

  • EmCi August 30, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Love your gingham top and how you style it!

  • Anna Shirley August 30, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    There is always time for black and white, isn’t ? Very nice outfit – city chic. I like that you add the hat. Your co-model Frank is just adorable. o)

    Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    http://www.glamadventure.com

  • Ada September 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I love how you worded this outfit and that Frank is a cutie. I love that you match him. Your Sammy Dress pieces ended up being nice. Love those wedge pumps.

  • michelle October 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I am such a fan of SammyDress. This swing style top is great on you

    http://www.michellespaige.com/