I have determined that if somewhere out there in the vastness of the universe, aliens are observing us, they have figured out this one truth about our planet…
…Dogs are in charge. You didn’t see that one coming, did ya? Think about it…we serve them their food, walk them, play with them, cuddle them, whenever they demand it. I follow my dogs around the yard with a poop scooper to clean up after them. We buy them gifts and treats, provide them with the best medical care (hell, my vet even comes to our house) and allow them to have free rein of our beds. Although our dogs no longer sleep with us. Don’t judge me. There’s four of them, and it got to the point my husband and I had to acrobatically configure our bodies around the dogs at night. Don’t shed a tear for them though. They now have their own room. With their own furniture to lounge about on as they please. They have their own private space to invite friends over while we are at work to have dog parties.
What really determined for me that dogs rule the world though (at least my world anyway) happened yesterday. Allow me to paint a picture for you. My pack is by nature, an excitable bunch. Even the mail lady and the UPS man know to NEVER knock on the door. Just drop the packages and run.
I always miss about 90% of my phone calls because I have to keep my phone set to vibrate. Why? Because of the complete and utter chaos that ensues if my phone rings. My sheltie runs in circle barking like she’s lost her mind…this leads to the min pin and the pug-a-bull running around and barking as well because they’re wondering what in the hell is going on. While all of this barking ensues, my bulldog is busy barreling around the kitchen grabbing whatever he can in his slobbery jaws…hand towels, laundry off of the table, whatever he can get, and running to the dog room with it to shred it to pieces. See why I keep it on vibrate?
Yesterday it occurred to me after having to explain to the thousandth person why I had missed their call, that the pups don’t seem to have that response when daddy’s phone rings. So there I am, sitting in the kitchen with all four dogs, with everything placed safely out of the reach of bulldog jaws, going through each and every ringtone option on my iPhone searching for that one magical ringtone (that wasn’t the same as my husband’s) that got zero canine response. After much trial and error, I found it (in case you’re interested, it was “Strum”).
So now, not only do I, along with the mail lady and UPS man, have to comply with their every whim and demand, I also have lost my free will in regard to choosing my favorite ringtone on my phone. When the aliens do someday land on Earth and demand to be taken to our leader, they will be fully expecting to meet a German Shepherd.
I am apparently going through another skirt phase. This summer I’ve been wearing skirts more than anything else. My mixed print skirt has been in heavy rotation and I also love my new gingham skirt, this soft striped wrap skirt and let’s not forget the magic wrap skirt.
I own a lot of dresses, but I have always been drawn to skirts. They are more versatile, but the primary reason is because it’s hard to find dresses that fit me well. I’m only 5’2″ so many dresses are too long and add to that I’m tiny from the waist down, but have broad shoulders, a wide rib cage and large chest so dresses can be a challenge. Needless to say, dresses that are a 2 on the bottom and an 8 or 10 on the top don’t exist. Hence, my love for skirts.
I first spied this Agnes & Dora skirt on Darcy’s Instagram a few months back and fell in love with the colors and the print. We started following one another, and recently Darcy asked if I’d like to do a little collaborating with her. One of the pieces that she planned to send me was the Boho Midi Skirt because, duh…it’s a boho style skirt! It comes in other colors/prints, but I had to have it in the chambray and peach combo that I first fell in love with. The skirt did not disappoint in person; nor did the other pieces that you’ll see in future posts. Not only is it soft, but it also has a wide waist band which makes it so comfortable. And how cute will it be this Winter with boots and a chunky sweater?
I paired it with my blush tank top from H&M and my ankle tie sandals because the colors all played so well together. The day that I wore it, I also wore my mauve Birkenstocks since I can only tolerate shoes other than Birks for brief periods of time. Because of the varying shades of pink/peach in the floral print they wore perfect with it as well.
I’m sure that most of us own at least a few skirts. But they are especially great for those of us with tricky body shapes. If your top and bottom half don’t match size-wise, a skirt/top combo is far easier than trying to find a dress that works.
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