|Frye flats| Blouse from my sis, assorted necklaces (the N stands for Nadia)| Rose gold leather cuff from Satchel|
|Crawfish claw pendant necklace and cameo belt buckle| Meteorite ring, anniversary gift| Camper heels|
|Izzy, our newest needle nose. Scroll down for the story.|
|Loretta is a hellion, Piper is sweet as can be.|
|Black leather and brass belt| Asymmetrical skirt c/o Abeille NOLA (old)| Banana Republic flats|
The month of August was a particularly cruel one. As anyone who knows me can attest, I’m a big animal lover. Our pets are family, and the death of an animal is the equivalent of losing your best friend. My husband and I unexpectedly lost Proteus, one of our cats of eight years, and Nadia, our sweet greyhound, two weeks later. I won’t go into personal details here, but the mourning process was a long one. While nothing will replace those two, we’ve welcomed Izzy, Loretta, and Piper to our home. They’re all getting along, although LoLo, Proteus’ brother, still rules the roost.
|monogram necklace from Abeille NOLA p.s. Xty- short for Christy since my initials CLL are redundant|
This it it y’all. September is nearly upon us and the lazy days of summer have been hitting me hard. Maybe it’s the biblical amount of rain we’ve had, coupled with intense heat and humidity but I’ve been savoring my downtime. Weekends have been spent watching documentaries, hanging out with friends, and catching up on forgotten issues of National Geographic. September brings a road trip, a wedding, and preliminary plans for Halloween costumes. Yea, that’ll be here before you know it.
|riding the midi skirt trend from last year|
|my retired athlete- here’s an article i wrote about retired greyhounds on Uptown Messenger|
|last days of summer- chambray and silk|
|Winged rabbit cutouts from the Frenchman Art Market|
Hemline is having a back to school sale featuring select items 30-75% off.
September 9-20th Isabella’s is offering up $25 Vera Bradley tote bags with any $50 Vera Bradley purchase.
The No Fleas Market takes place Friday and Saturday September 3rd and 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm. This special resale shop benefits local rescue groups.
The monthly Freret Market will be going on this Saturday, September 4th from noon-5:00pm. The market showcases local crafty types, live music, art and food.
The Guitar Bar will be hosting a trunk show for Miss Malaprop to show case the exclusive handmade fleur-de-lis guitar straps that she made for their shop. The show is on Saturday, September 4th from noon-9:00pm.
I’ve been too busy to blog this past week, mainly because we just welcomed our newest addition to the family.
Meet Nadia, a 4 year old retired racing greyhound. We got her from Greyhound Pets of America. I’ve wanted a greyhound for 10 years so we finally took the plunge. Yea that’s a Zulu throw she pulled up “in bed” with her.
Naturally I’ve had great fun shopping for cute doggy essentials. The trick is to find fun, unexpected items but not turn your animal into a candidate for petswhowanttokillthemselves.com.
I have a lot of bandannas in my hiking gear closet so Nadia is getting my hand me downs. I think that’s enough decoration, at least for now.
Not one to settle for a run of the mill dog tags from a kiosk I searched Etsy and found this one from Poochy Couture. It looks more like a piece of jewelry but still provides essential information.
Or what about showing your southern side with these from Furry Twang?
What proper gentleman wouldn’t have a seersucker bow tie? I’m besides myself for this bow tie dog collar from Pecan Pie Puppies. They also make a “corsage” version for females.
If I didn’t think my greyhound would knock this off the kitchen counter I’d buy this treat jar from Happy Hound. Fortunately she’s well behaved compared to this bunch.
You can also check out local places to pamper your pooch:
And check out Urban Dog Magazine for even more fun stuff!