Dog Days

April 6, 2011

Club Monaco silk dress, Vintage belt, Aldo shoes,
Thrifted bag, Wilfred camisole, Birks bangle, necklace from artisan in Maui 
As I was on my way out the door to do an outfit shoot, I caught sight of my poor doggy standing in the hallway looking so sad and forlorn that I decided to cheer him up and take him along for the shoot.
I certainly didn’t enjoy the weather at all (think rain, wind, little remnants of snow on the ground from earlier in the day…yuck) but he loved it.  He especially loved jumping into the river and then dragging his wet body through piles of dirt and mud.  It was simply deeeeeelightful cleaning him up afterwards!
I went and saw Elizabeth Gilbert speak last night and it was so incredibly inspirational.  I first read Eat, Pray, Love last year during a time in my life that can only be described as an exceptionally low point…I can not stress enough how her story affected and restored me, and it was so special to hear her talk about not only the book itself, but her life and story in more depth.  It was so nice to hear her speak in the exact same voice that I heard in my head while reading the book, and oh my God is she funny…I was stunned by how sharp and witty she is in person.  I’m sure all of you have already read Eat, Pray, Love, but if you somehow haven’t read it yet, do yourself a favor and pick it up!  Hopefully you’ll be as moved by it as I was.

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  • Reply Ruby Girl April 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    beauuutiful outfit! love it. i'd wear it in a heartbeat. <3

  • Reply sugarhoneybaby April 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Nice outfit! So cute dog!:)

  • Reply Marie a la Mode April 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Cute dress! And I love the shoes you're wearing with it. Your pup is so adorable I have to say!

    That's so cool you got to see Elizabeth Gilbert, I'm a big fan of hers. 'Eat Pray Love' is one of my favorite books.

  • Reply Matina April 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    OMG Alex. Love the outfit! You look stunning. I want those shoes.

  • Reply Cee April 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Oh, I just adore your dress! You pull off casual-chic with such style 🙂 And personally, I think you're dog is a perfect accessory; he's adorable!
    PS: Whoever told you that you had "American Gladiator" legs was insane. Most girls can only dream of legs like yours!

  • Reply JennaStevie April 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I love that dress, and your dog is so so cute. My brothers girlfriend went to that reading as well, eat pray love is a great book. That would be a great experience hearing her talk

  • Reply Cicy April 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    hahaha, my dog always looks so upset too when I head out the door without him. The two of you are super cute together.

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET April 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    ooh, love it when you do outfit posts and this dress is just gorgeous + perfectly styled. I adore Club Monaco they always have the loveliest of pieces. As for your pooch (aww), so cute! Mine always gives me the sad eyes before I leave & I get suckered into it each and every-time. 😉 xx veronika

    PS -amazing that you heard the author speak! Sounds like a fabulous evening.

  • Reply Fashion Cappuccino April 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Alexandra! You look beautiful and I'm obssessed with your shoes! This is a perfect outfit to go out after the rain! The last picture is my favorite!

    I know I'm probably the last person who haven't read "Eat,Pray,Love" because of the hype and the movie and everyone's talking about it. It's so nice that you get to see her talk though! xxooxoxo

  • Reply LCR April 7, 2011 at 1:34 am

    loving this dress, and cute cute purse. This is my first time at your blog, but i'll for sure be back!

  • Reply Huda April 7, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I'm not into romantic silly books and the movie did not help change my mind. However, I might actually read the book after few friends recommended it and said its much better than the movie.

    love your dress and adorable dog is one of my favorite breed.

  • Reply Sarah April 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Amazing! I love those booties. They're adorable!


  • Reply Cara April 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Gorgeous dress, and perfectly accessorized 😉 I love your dog, I have a beagle and he often wants to get in the shots too!
    I would love to join the blogging gal's for the next meet-up…thank you for the invite!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Marcella April 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

    You look like a model off duty walking her dog! I love your hair like that 🙂

    And I'm the same, can't bear to see the sad puppy dog face my Rufus gives me, I have to drop everything and give him some attention when I see it!

  • Reply celene ♥ April 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    lovely shoes beauty !

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} April 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Alex, my gosh do you ever rock that silk dress and lace-up kicks! however you are tricked out is always something that causes my eyes to melt like a hershey's treat – tasty & delight filled…you sugarface you!

    i'm so glad you brought company along that day, he looks so happy for a walk time. what a darling! but big gasps, you saw Elizabeth Gilbert – oh man, i'd kill to have gone to that. i've read her books and loved them. her appearances on Oprah were the 1st time i heard her speak and agree about your take on that infectious, endearing nature she encompasses.

    thanks for giving me mass giggles from your comment on my Ry-Ry love sesh! i totally understand the SC passions too, after-all he's always sporting the perfect amount of stubble and with James as your papa, how can you go wrong?!

    yah to the end of April, can't wait to see you again. the happy wine glass will ride high that day ; )

    xo ♥

  • Reply *chameleon* April 10, 2011 at 7:37 am

    hi my pretty girl!!!u look beauty-beauty-beautiful!!!:)) i love the outfit and i adore that super cute puppy!:))

  • Reply Dress Me Dearly April 12, 2011 at 2:27 am

    LOVE your pretty braid!!

    Also love your blog, great coverage of Genette Salgado. I'm now following, please feel free to follow me too!

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon April 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Both very cute 😉

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