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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…

Blogger Style: A Summer Date


Summer is a fun time to dress for dates and special occasions. For me it's a chance to wear my favorite new sandals and a pretty sundress. Though I know it can be tricky to dress for a summer date. In all the years I've been doing style guides, one of the things I receive searches and reader questions on the most is how to dress for a summer date. It can be a challenge, between the weather and the fact that summer dates sometimes involve outings that don't consist of the typical dinner and a movie. You may find yourself invited to something more casual like a barbecue or pool party. For a special summer date, you may find yourself at anything from an outdoor "movie on the lawn" at a local gallery, a trip to a local winery, or live music in the park.

Dressing for any event leaves a lot of people stumped mostly because we worry about either being too overdressed or too under-dressed. For a date in particular, it's also important to strike the right balance between sexy and classy, as well as pretty yet comfortable. For a summer date, it's a safe bet to stick with dressy casual, like a sundress and nice flat sandals or wedges. For a casual summer date, denim is totally fine too if you pair it with a nice blouse and accessories.


A Pretty Printed Shift Dress - A printed shift dress is always a great option for a date. It shows some leg but fits comfortably, so it's a nice balance between sexy and pretty without being too revealing. I love a cute T-shirt shift dress like the one pictured above; because it goes with heels, dressy flats, sandals, or gladiators. But to be honest, I prefer a strapless dress that is tight on top but longer and loose-fitting on the bottom. It's all about choosing which part you'd rather show off. Because showing off multiple parts at once is just going to make you look...well, not so classy. Pictured: MODA INTERSECTION


Off-the-Shoulder -I just had to include an off-the-shoulder look in the mix. It's romantic and pretty, and it's sexy in a way that is much more comfortable and wearable than a body-con dress. Off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder has been such a huge trend this year, you can find the look in both dresses and tops. A flowy cold shoulder top is the perfect way to dress up denim for summer. Pictured: Samieze.com


Go Boho-Chic - I love, love, love a boho-chic dress for summer. It lends a laid-back feel to any look, so if you're wanting to wear a pretty dress but are worried about being overdressed, go with a boho dress to keep the look pretty yet casual. It's something you could easily dress up with heels and jewelry or dress down with flat sandals. For a more casual look, go with a boho-chic top and cropped denim. Pictured:  Mila Junge of Sound of Beauty Style Blog


Pair a Casual Top with a Skirt - Pairing separates is one of my favorite ways to dress up without having to run out and buy a new dress. Simply pair a tee or blouse with a skirt. For a dressy look, pair a tank or crop with a nice maxi skirt, and top off the look with a statement necklace. If you need a more casual outfit, go with a denim skirt. As with any look, you can dress this up or down with different accessories and hair and makeup. Pictured: Loving-Evelyn


The Little White Dress - Whether you go with something casual and boho-chic or a nice cocktail dress, a little white dress is the perfect summer staple for a night out. Pictured: The Girl from Panama

These bloggers definitely got it right when it comes to summer date-night looks. Which look would you go with? Let me know in the comments below!


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