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I know you all love Nico, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do a more casual outfit post & get to include him too. He’s been shedding like crazy & has his summer coat at the moment, so he’s looking a bit skinny, but his winter ones finally started growing back in now & I’m so looking forward to having my fluffy wolf back!

I get told so often that I always look ‘dressed up’, but I’m not really one for dressing super casual. I never save my nice things ‘for best’, I prefer to get my wear out of them, even if all I’m doing is walking Nico! I just don’t see the point in spending money on beautiful things to have them mostly sit in your wardrobe, what’s the point in that?

These snake print skinnies from Topshop are one of the few things I make a point of wearing as little as possible, mostly because I am dreading the day they finally get a hole & die. Isn’t that just the worst when your favourite pair of jeans get a hole? They are one of those things I picked up in the sale because they were cheap & then a few months later kicked myself for not buying a few backup pairs! I love subtle prints like this & the fit is so perfect, I should have known they’d quickly become my favourite pair. I’m still scouring eBay for replacements even now!

Despite never dressing overly casual, I’m a sucker for a good classic pair of sneakers & I am currently a little bit obsessed with my new Keds champions. It’s so nice to have a super lightweight shoe but with the comfort of a chunkier pair, thanks to the nice thick padding. I’m usually more of a high top kinda girl if I’m honest, but these are really growing on me, I like that they have a slightly smarter look to them but I’m also really pleased to hear Keds are bringing out a whole range of high top & boot styles for winter! They’re one of the comfiest pairs I own & perfect for long walks with Nico!

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  1. Posted 10.09.2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    My sentiments exactly! People get so annoyed with me when I am getting ready to go out. I enjoy getting ready and putting looks together. I would feel so uncomfortable if I was really really casual. You have your own wonderful style and Nico is gorgeous :) xx

      Posted 11.09.2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

      Yes, exactly! I’d feel more uncomfortable turning up somewhere in joggers & tee then I would totally overdressed! I love getting dressed & spend far too long doing it, surely that’s what fashions all about though?! :)

      • vivien_noir
        Posted 10.07.2015 at 11:48 am | Permalink

        absolutely the same with me. sometimes I would show up at work, thinking “this was a bit too much today”, but still I enjoy being “a little more”, than “a little less”. I tried to push myself to stand a whole week in super casual jeans and t-shirts combinations, but I couldn’t do! I like to make everyday feel a little special, and wear my beautiful things to honor that day.

  2. Posted 10.09.2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    First of all, that is one super cute puppy! Second, I love your outfit.

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    Posted 10.09.2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Love all the black! And your dog is so pretty!
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  4. Jamie
    Posted 10.09.2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Not sure I’d seen nico before, he is a cutie! Love that you keep it real in a casual outfit when walking him. You look great!

  5. Posted 11.09.2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    I just love Nico! You look so much better on walkies than I do, my dog is about a tenth of the size of Nico but he pulls on the lead so much so I’m just a frazzled sweaty mess! I deff agree with what you say about not saving things for best, what’s the point in that? If someone buys my Grandad a nice shirt or coat for Christmas my Nan doesn’t let him wear it and puts it away ‘for best’, he has things in there with the label still on that are like 10 years old haha. I love the sound of those shoes! I need a comfy pair for work, I’m wearing Converse now but they’re just a little too flat xxx

      Posted 11.09.2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

      Hehe! Oh, Nico pulls like crazy too unless your running with him, I think it’s his Husky instinct he really enjoys pulling me along like a sled!
      I know so many people who do that too, especially older people! It’s crazy! Why would you spend good money on something & then only wear it a few times?!
      I must admit, I’m usually more of a Converse kinda girl too & I love my high tops, but the Keds are much comfier! The padding’s like an inch thick & feels all springy when you walk! ♡

  6. Posted 11.09.2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Your dog is so cute <3 Beautiful outfit :)

  7. Posted 11.09.2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Nico is so cute !!!
    Very cool outfit !!! Looks very comfy !!! Perfect for a walk :)


  8. Posted 11.09.2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Great post!

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      Aw, thankyou Janice, I shall check yours out later! :)

  9. Posted 11.09.2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    OMG Nico is adorable. What a little cutie, loving this chic dog walkies ensemble, I’m getting a little more inspired to put more of an effort into my own walkies ensemble!

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  10. Posted 11.09.2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I love your cardigan, it looks so chic and cozy :) Nico is such a cutie

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  11. Posted 11.09.2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    You look lovely and I ADORE Nico, he is so cute! I love my Keds, they are so so comfy :) I don’t keep things for best either, I like wearing nice things all the time!

    Maria xxx

      Posted 11.09.2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

      Aren’t they?! These are my first pair, but I’ll definitely be getting more, love how padded they are! Yeah, exactly, I think if your gonna spend money on nice things then you should get your wear out of them! :)

  12. Posted 11.09.2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Love how these photos turned out, too cute xx

  13. Posted 11.09.2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    love the drape jacket ;) i think i was stalking the same thing from asos recently (your link isn’t working hehe) and the subtle print on the jeans are perfect! nico <3

      Posted 11.09.2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, it was on the ASOS Outlet section, I’d never heard of the brand before, but it was such a good price & really nice quality too! Thanks for letting me know about the link too! :)

  14. Posted 11.09.2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Your dog is so beautiful… Wow! xx

  15. Posted 11.09.2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Really like this more casual look of yours. I understand why you want to save the jeans, they’re perfect!
    But i agree with you, if we spent money on clothes we’ve got to wear them, if they’re dressier, more casual… :)
    Your dog is beautiful by the way.

  16. Posted 11.09.2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Ah its so nice to see Nico!! I love your tank and shrug Steph!

  17. Posted 11.09.2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I love this black on black outfit, you look awesome! And your dog seems to be so cute as well! :)

  18. Posted 11.09.2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Your dog is such a cute buddy!! you are just the perfect team!

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  19. Posted 12.09.2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    You and your beautiful dog!!
    God i love these photos!
    love your casual side and i ‘ll agree that you don’t have to spend so much money on clothes and let them hangin’ in the closet!You should wear them as much as you can!
    Perfect jeans!

      Posted 17.10.2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      Aw, so glad people are enjoying this more casual outfit as much as the usual ones. I guess a lot of it is to do with Nico though! ;)

  20. Posted 12.09.2012 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    Oh Nico is gorgeous!

  21. Posted 12.09.2012 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    I simply love this post :)


  22. Posted 12.09.2012 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    Loving your blog. You’re like this gorgeous creature from the dark…


      Posted 12.09.2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou & glad you’ve enjoyed reading! This might be one of my favourite comments yet, I am so going to start referring to myself as ‘a creature from the dark’ now! :D

  23. Posted 12.09.2012 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t really raised with keds more so converses! They look very comfy. Nico is beautiful, he looks like he belongs to the white witch from Narnia. I can’t imagine having to clean after him, especially you who wears so much black, it must get all over you. But I am sure you don’t mind x

      Posted 12.09.2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, me too, I’ve always been more of a Converse kinda girl, I love my Chucks to death, but I will admit these are much comfier, I always wished Converse were slightly more padded.
      Aww! He looks even more like a wolf when he has his proper thick, fluffy winter coat! He actually only sheds once a year for about a month & then the rest of the year he leaves barely any hairs, which I am so grateful for, as you said, they show up so badly on black! But for that month that he does moult my clothes brush is my best friend! ;)

  24. Posted 13.09.2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    It’s wonderful that you like getting dressed up. I for one, am not into saving the best. I feel better when my newly purchased clothes or shoes look slightly worn have an imperfection. It just means they’re “loved”. Still, you’re the best dressed person I’ve “seen” walking a dog.

  25. Posted 13.09.2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen Nico before and he is just gorgeous! Huskies are definitely the most beautiful breed of dog! I really love the subtle pattern on the jeans, I’ve not seen it before and they look really lovely! xx


  26. Posted 14.09.2012 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Great pics! Nico is such a gorgeous dog

  27. Posted 14.09.2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    You are Nico are such great models! I know exactely what you mean when you talk about ‘treasuring’ certain items and preserving them with religious care…It ahppens to me with jeans because for me it’s really difficult to get a pair that fits really well. I should follow your advice and buy at least 2-3 pairs if I find a model that suits…

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