It has only been about five years that I first discovered Anthropologie. The first time I walked into the store they had a display featuring a sweater with a French bulldog on the front. Ever since then I was a bit obsessed with the look, not to mention I am a complete dog lover. I have a yellow labrador named Luke that is my pride and joy. He brings a smile to my face every single day.
When I saw a similar dog sweater on Poshmark recently, all those emotions of seeing that Anthro display came rushing back and I knew I had to get it! I wanted to style it in a fun and quirky way because how else can you wear a big ‘ol puppy face on your chest without doing so.
For my fun and whimsical outfit, I paired the light weight sweater with my dark brown faux leather skater skirt. Since the weather has turned a little cooler, I decided to add some tights and tall boots to the mix. With the skirt, tights, and boots all being the same color, I love the way it elongates my bottom half. I was absolutely thrilled when I found these dark brown tights at Avenue only to realize I got two other pairs free, so I picked up a solid gray and gray leopard patterned ones.
I really wanted to have a red handbag with this look to go with the bow on the dog, but I do not have one in my collection at the moment. With it being Christmas season, I decided to go with traditional colors and add green.
A little sparkle was introduced with a gem and tortoiseshell necklace that I have had for over eight years and a cord bracelet with rhinestones. The play on whimsy and dressy really fits my mood lately.
My new cream beanie with a fuzzy Pom Pom (aka, the elf hat) gives even more holiday cheer. I have to also give props to my husband who has been taking my pictures for the past several weeks. It is totally not his jam, but I must admit he brings the best out of me and he is getting really good.
Even though this sweater is a couple seasons old, I love it and found a Scottie version that I linked below in the details.
I wanted to throw in a picture of my Luke too. He is one of the cutest pups I have ever seen. (Ok, I may be a little partial!)
Linking up with Happiness At Mid-Life.
How do you introduce a little whimsy into your wardrobe?
- Dog Sweater: Old Navy via Poshmark (similar)
- Faux Leather Skater Skirt: Forever 21 Plus
- Basic Control Top Tights in Brown: Avenue
- Tamara Wide Calf Boot: Jessica London
- Tortoiseshell & Gem Necklace: LOFT (similar)
- Clear Bar Slide Bracelet: Michael Kors (similar)
- Green Handbag: Steve Madden (similar)
- Beanie: Target
Today’s Postivity Note
Live your life and forget your age.