Monday, May 2, 2011

A Walk In The Park

I decided to knock off two tasks at once and do an outfit post at same time as a photo op with a special dog who was in visiting for a couple of weeks. The locale for our photo shoot was a gorgeous nature preserve called Charleston Falls and the star of the production was the lovely Savannah, a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren out of my dog breeding program. Savannah is loved and owned by a dear friend Tracy in Montana AND Savannah is Tracy's working partner, a certified Search and Rescue dog. Yes, she has actually been on several searches looking for lost or missing people. Savannah flew to Ohio to be bred to our handsome Czech import male Matti. Her puppies are already spoken for and will be going to working and competitive dog sports homes to do agility, herding, dockdiving and other dog sports as well as SAR work for a couple of them. Anyway, my sweet and funny young friend Claire of Like Spinning Plates has given me a hard time about not posting What I Wore photos, so here you go my dear ... me doing a mile hike with one of my Tervuren in a dress and heels lol PLUS a vigorous game of tug and fetch with Miss Savannah Banana. Amazingly my Jeffrey Campbell shoes did not disappoint as this was their maiden voyage and my feet were not sore anywhere after literally hiking up and down some steep trails. Hot damn I'm impressed. Please note I am showing off my 'Rogue' ala X-Men gray streaks in front. Look long and hard they may not be there much longer lol. My mother will be so happy it really bothers her that I don't cover up my gray ;=D Mothers, gotta love em.

Throw the stick already
The little man, Viggo
Savannah and me

Let's play
Tug or Fetch, either way she's happy

Love these JC shoes 

Savannah on a park bench with my Kaboodle tote

Dress, Tights, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Cardigan - Modcoth
Jewelry - my mom and late Aunt Charlcia's jewerly box, gifted to me by mom
Belt - from my old clothes and accessories circa late 80s or early 90s

Hopefully it won't take me so long to do another outfit post. The hard part is working out the technical aspects as I don't have a tripod or remote shutter release and my hubbs Rick leaves a lot to be desired in the photography department lol. Getting the above photos with me trying to coach him was a wee bit stressful. Thanks to anyone out there who is reading this and following me. Even if I'm just talking out loud to myself it's okay as I'm having fun ;=P

-Kel xoxo


  1. You look lovely! Loving the Kaboodle tote, of course. ;)



  2. The dogs are so cute! And your shoes are adorable!


  3. gorgeous! i just love your dress and tights - and the pup, of course.

  4. You look awesome, I love your dress, tights and shoes!

    The cutest has to be Savannah. ♥

    The Cat Hag

  5. YAY! I just noticed your comment and head a heart attack. I thought "could it beee????" But yes... here it is! Your posting outfits. Why do you not do this everyday?? haha You look so adorable That dress is SO cute and I love your tights and shoes. And these photos came out awesome! My photog skills are pretty lacking haha. What kind of lens do you have to make the background so blurry?

    Love your dogs and love you! I'm going to be you in my next life... if that makes sense.

  6. Thank you Maria, Jo, Veronika, Addie and Claire. Been sick past couple of days so have not been able to comment on your blogs. Will get caught up soon. Thank you all so much for taking time to comment on mine, you're all the best. Claire I have a really magnificent lens - Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR-I that I bought maybe 5 years ago. You don't need one that good tho to blur out background, just need to set you f-stop on your lens at 2.8 which minimizes your depth of field to the subject and blurs out background. Alternately you can accomplish the same using software in post-processing raw files out of your new camera.

  7. omg im in love with that dress, and the shoes are just perfect!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  8. can i just say how much i love this post. especially the first picture.

  9. oooh, you have the most awesome style ever! I need to show your blog to my mom to show her that you can still look stylish and cool over 40. haha. :) Those shoes are lovely!

  10. What a beautiful dress! Your dogs are so sweet :-)

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    xoxo Michaela

  11. Your streaks in your hair are really pretty. And I love the tights/shoes combo, its got really lovely details. I am loving that you captioned what the dog was thinking :)

  12. You look GREAT! so young at heart <3 love the shoes...and the dog ;)

    -christen @