Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Live Accessory

We bought Miles his first sweater last weekend.  It's a little big right now, but it's only a matter of time before his stout little body fills it out perfectly.  Steve wears a lot of argyle, and it was important for father-son to have similar style.

We're a Preppy People
Yes We Are
(to the tune of We're a Happy People for all you church-folk out there.  Go ahead, clap on the off-beat.)

This whole dog-owner thing really weirds me out.  If I'm this crazy about a dog, what kind of future parent might I be?  Psycho, if my obsession with Miles in any clue.  Seriously, I need to get grip.  I was far too excited when I realized my outfit matched the puppy sweater.  Totally unplanned, I swear.

We attended puppy training class 4 of 8 a couple Sundays ago and brought a guest along (Renae).  We asked her if it was just us being bias or was Miles really, truly the best pup in the class?  She undoubtedly agreed, which was a relief.  If we're going to be all pompous about how smart our dog is, we need make sure that's really the case.  The class instructor is silently impressed too, we can tell.  She just can't show favoritism.  He's not perfect by any means, there is still much to work on, but for only being 4 months old his progress is surprising to most.

I take no credit for Miles upbringing.  Steve has been the one working really hard on tricks and commands, while I just want to cuddle and play with his wrinkles.

This kid will do anything for food.  ANYTHING.  But he nearly looses his mind when 'carrot' is mentioned.  DUDE.  LOVES.  CARROTS.  Typically, if 'treat' is mentioned, he will calmly sit and wait for his command in order to receive his treat.  Say 'carrot' and it's a total spaz-fest.

How great is he as an accessory? 

Dress:  Target Brand, free from work
Cardigan:  Old Navy
Belt:  Giveaway win from Grosgrain
Shoes:  Cole Haan via Marshall's


La Historiadora de Moda said...

Miles is adorbs!

I love the yellow and green combo on both of you!

Iris said...

Your puppy is so adorable!! Too bad I am deathly allergic :( On to the clothes... that belt really brings the whole outfit together and it looks awesome :)

Ashley J said...

I would have never thought of pairing those colors together but you look awesome in that outfit! How sweet is that picture of you and Miles looking at each need to frame that one!

Tara said...

LOVE the belt!

Tara said...

LOVE the belt!

Hope said...

Not gonna lie, Miles is about as cute as they come! :)

I like how you put the two greens together!

Andie said...

I LOVE this. Love. Especially since Miles is dressed like you.

I am thinking I may have to take inspiration from one of Scruffy's sweaters! :)

he is so dang cute. :)

Rebecca said...

You match! That is super cute.

Our pug loves carrots too, and she steals tomatoes from my garden.

Shelley said...

He is such a cute dog! you look great in those colors... and I want your shoes!! I love the sweater on him btw. My dog Penny (pug dashund mix) shivers when it gets cold if we don't put a sweater on her :)

Girly Muse said...

Oh my word...too cute for WORDS!!! Love every single one of these pictures. I just want to eat him UP!
Ok, guess I had words, but seriously. He's so stinkin cute. And so are you, of course. are going to be matching your baby before we know it, I can just tell. :)

Jilliebeanie said...

Now, now, Girly...let's not get ahead of ourselves. I need a house first!

Gracie said...

oh my gosh! that might be the cutest blog post I've seen anywhere lately! :) So adorable! being a pet parent is absolutely the best!

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Kate said...

Totally a-freaking-dorable! omg, I love that last shot of him! Makes me wanna smoosh his little face! You look pretty good, too. LOL!

CT said...

Oh how I love his "stout little body" and his wrinkles. He is so irresistable! And, as for matching, well you know how I like that, too! Although I really do give my family the option of not matching now (I didn't when they were little), it still happens often, and it's fun when it does. Like in these pictures. Lovely! You two are definitely a fashion statement!

Arielle said...

you are darling!

Anonymous said...

So, obviously Miles is adorable. And you're going to be a wonderful future-parent. :) I have no doubt.

However, what I want to talk about is your hair. HOW do you get it to have body like that? And be smooth all over? And look perfect? Can I know?

Sara C said...

His sweater is ADORABLE! Just as he is!

I'm loving the green-yellow combo of your dress and sweater. Excellent!

Jilliebeanie said...

Sadie's Momma:

Thanks for the compliment! I wish I had a better answer for you, but honestly, I have NO IDEA! I have a lot of hair and it has natural volume. I back-comb it in the back and just hope that it looks ok! As for smooth all over...there is no explanation. Some days it lays flat and straight, some days (like today) it's all kinky and mis-shapen. I literally sleep on an uncombed, wet head and hope I get lucky with decent hair in the morning - TERRIBLE!

gina said...

You and your puppy are so adorable together. I love how you match each other!

Pamela said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Your doggie is toooooooooo cute! Gasp. Thud. Too cute! Love the matching ensembles.

Brenda said...

I'm a new reader, and the matching outfits and this post in general are ADORABLE. :)