1.19.2012

Dressing for the Dogs

Dressing for the Dogs






For Christmas my sister-in-law got me a blog makeover, wahoo! I'm so excited to leave my pink blog in my past AND to finally have a menu organizing all of my randomness.  So in return, I put together some looks for her and her brand spankin new career.  Back in November she took a leap of faith and started her own dog walking business.  While she spends her days playing with pups she doesn't want to look like a schlubby dog walker.  She expressed interest in exploring leggings/jegging-based looks so I pulled together this board for her.

I wanted to give her affordable, comfortable clothes in sturdy fabrics that can be washed easily, layered or worn separately. Even if you have J.Lo's butt, pairing a longer top with your leggings is a must (in my humble opinion.) The red top and mauve sweater are mid-thigh but not so long that the pups could grab the bottom and begin a game of tug-of-war.  Also, if you are wearing a fitted bottom the top should be looser to even out the proportions.

I kept the boots simple, flat and neutral. Both pairs of boots are functional but also fashionable for long walks by the lake.  The accessories are minimal because dogs get dirty, and again I didn't want to put too much out there that they could grab hold of.  Bib necklaces, colorful belts worn at the wait and bandanna scarves are easy ways to bring the eye up to the face and dress up a basic look.  Some simple earrings, or thin bangle would be fun as well. I also love cute hats for winter and think she'd look great in a fun yet warm beanie.

Have a great weekend, I have 13 miles to run, soup to make and football to watch. What are you up to?

12 comments:

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Hey Cara! I love your new blog page design!!! It's sweet! Cute outfits. I love the red and black combination. :)

http://averysweetblog.com/

Chapstick Fanatic said...

my stepmom owns her own dog walking business! where is your sister located?

love the new blog design.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Loveeeeee my new looks! Thank you so much for guiding the fashion-blind. I'll be sure to post a few pictures of the new wardrobe in action with gratuitous puppy pictures :)

Samantha said...

WOW! Love your new blog look! And great looks for being functional and stylish as a dog walker! :)

xo, sam

Beth Kondrick said...

This is a great new look for your blog! I like it a lot!

Laura Go said...

ooh I'm loving the new blog layout! Your sis in law is awesome!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

The Sweet Cupcaker said...

love the new layout and great post!!

silvergirl said...

I can't tell you how.relieved I was not to see pictures of dogs in clothes!!
I think you picked some.adorable.looks.
Good.luck to your sisiter and her new business!
Brett

Sage said...

Wowee, your site looks amazing! I'm impressed. It's very clean, easy-to-read, and sophisticated. I especially like your new header.

Since I've gotten a dog, I'm gravitating to clothes that match her fur color so her shedding isn't so noticable on me.

Have a great weekend!

Outside Looking In said...

Those are some great looks! Nice job! I'm running this weekend too, making chili and DIY'ing. I love weekends! Have a good run!

www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

Fash Boulevard said...

so impressed. love. great post, love. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I've got a brand new outfit post and a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to hear your thoughts. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Such cute dog friendly outfits! Love how you guys helped each other out - that's awesome :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

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