A girl and her dog (with Sammy Dress)

August 26, 2016


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.


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.



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.


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.



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!!
    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!


  • 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!


  • 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!

    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)
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  • 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


  • 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

  • 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