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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

New York Fashion Week Spring 2014: My Fave's & Not-So-Fave's from the 1st Day

Certain things mark the unofficial end of summer for us, like back to school or Labor Day weekend. For me it's the start of Mercedes Benz fashion week in New York City. Yesterday kicked off the first day of the spring 2014 runway shows. The pieces seen on the runways will mark the upcoming trends for the next season. After reviewing the runway and presentation pics, there are some trends I'm hoping creep back where they came from, like the um, sporty Native American chic seen on the Nicholas K runway. Maybe I was just blinded by the styling. In any case, the slouchy and sporty silhouettes were a common theme in several collections. I can't say I'm thrilled. I think a woman should dress like a woman, not a homeless man who is wearing a donated overcoat that is three sizes too big.

The trends I did like were some carry-over trends from this year - interesting cut-outs, modern florals, and punk-inspired elements. I was most  impressed by the traditionally feminine yet modern gowns by Tadashi Shoji (pictured right) and the edgy gowns by Supima (bottom right).
 

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014
Supima Spring 2014

American designer Richard Chai also sent some incredibly slouchy designs down the runway, including sporty skirt-pant combos. I'm not a huge fan, though he had a few dresses I absolutely love (pictured below).

Richard Chai Spring 2014
Richard Chai Spring 2014

BCBG Maxazria, usually one of my favorites, displayed a few too many over-sized tent dresses and baggy slacks. I'm hoping to see more of both the edgy and the classically girly trends. Although, if the rest of fashion week continues in this direction, I think it's safe to say that the ultra-feminine and vintage-inspired silhouettes of 2013 are on the way out, only to be replaced by baggy sportswear, at least from the American designers. Yet there is still hope; I've seen some instagrams from my favorite style bloggers at the shows this morning, and there seems to be some more femininity coming out at the Zimmerman show. Paris Vogue also posted the Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection by Red Valentino, and it couldn't be more girly, with plenty of lace, ruffles, and the short fit-and-flare skirts from this year.

Images via Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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  1. Admittedly, I've never understood the ways of the fashion industry...

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