Autumn stroll

The struggle to get blog worthy outfit photos with Chloe is real. She is never too keen on my parading her around dog show style, to try and capture the perfect in walking in stride shot. She resists as much as she can, and that is clearly evidenced in these photos.

Never the less, I wasn't going to leave her home on such a perfect fall afternoon, with the luxury of bare legs and sandals, and a cone of double chocolate chip from Ashley's. It was but a week ago, yet overnight the chill set in and now that afternoon feels like it was ages ago.

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The Rundown
Black Shirt Dress Old Navy
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar
Pave Triangle Necklace Meredith Leigh via TJMaxx similar
Twisted Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses c/o Sicky
Nail Color "Marshmallow" Essie
Dog Chloe
Pearl Leash Fabuleash



  1. I wish I could still have bare feet and bare legs! The closest I get now is no tights with a skirt and boots! Love that dress on you!

  2. I love that dress! And Chloe is such a cutie, hehe. Love her pearl leash

  3. Well Chloe is gorgeous and needs to be in more photos. But yeah taking photos with puppies or toddlers can be hard but both puppies and young kids make for the best accessories and usually steal the spotlight. Right? Love that chic shirtdress Lydia. Welcome by and linkup if you haven't already, pretty lady.

  4. Chloe always cracks me up when she makes an appearance in your photos - clearly, fashion blogging is not her thing, but I love seeing half of her sneak into the bottom of a frame! I have to say, seeing these beautiful fall photos is making me seriously envious; we had such a beautiful fall season last year, but this we seem to have skipped right over fall and into winter. It's rained almost every day for the past four weeks - no joke. We had one beautiful day over the weekend and it was so wonderful to have one of those last warm days, but since then it's been back to nothing but grey skies and wet, wet, wet, which is really just a dismal sign of things to come (and terrible for outfit photos!)

  5. Love this dress, babe- and Chloe is such a cutie!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. This dress looks so great on you!! Chloe is too cute :)


  7. The accessories of these OOTD are EVERYTHING! That cute purse is going to haunt my dreams

  8. I LOVE a good dog photo but since I have sort of been a "step-dog-mom" the struggle is so damn real to get a good photo?! Where can I sign up for a dog that loves the camera?! Just another reason I will never be a famous blogger.
    The Adored Life

  9. Ha! Ethan is the same way. He is such a pansy that he is always tangled in my legs or cowering under me when I try to incorporate him in photos. LOL

    I absolutely love the bag and the shape of this dress is lovely on you!

  10. Cute outfit! And I love it, my dog can make for a great addition to an outfit post but it can be so hard to get him to cooperate! But when he does, omg the pics come out so cute!

    The Fashion Barbie

  11. Awww Chloe is adorable! My doggy would never sit still enough to pose. Photographing with them is tricky! Anyway, the fit of your dress is perfect. Super flattering and timeless.

  12. She is cute even if she doesn't want to be there...maybe you should read her all the wonderful comments about her so she'll appreciate it more--ha ha!

  13. The pictures are so cute, and the shirt dress is sweet :)

  14. That dress is beautiful on you, what a great piece! :) I love autumn weather where yo can still go bare legged a little before bringing out the tights.

    Chloe is adorable too - even if she was too eager to walk and not pose for photos! I haven't had Cooper in many of my photos lately - as soon as he sees we are leaving the house he heads to his favourite spot to nap and won't often be convinced to come out while I take a photo haha!

    Hope you're having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. Beautiful dress Lydia... and every time I see your bag I begin to wonder if I bought something similar, IF i'd wear it...
    Oh Chloe is my fave, even though the refuses to be in pictures.I can imagine she gets really excited when you come visit and take her out.

  16. You look lovely in that dress!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire