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Dirty Paws

All about the outfit!
As a dog owner/lover, I knew I had to have this dress when it dropped!  Paw prints everywhere?  Yes please!  I saw somewhere in Internet-land that this dress was actually labeled as "cat paw prints", but honestly, is there a difference between cat and dog paw prints?  It's like those skeletons in a line up photos that all look alike and only underneath them do you see labels, such as "straight/gay/man/woman/etc."  I think paw prints could make a similar statement, haha.

I'm not superstitious, but I wore almost this exact outfit to my beagle's surgery day last month except with my somewhat infamous red boots.  It just felt appropriate, especially with my beagle brooch (my beagle has the exact same shirt!).  I never got a photo of me in it though, so I recreated the look but with black pumps for a "whimsical meets classic" look.  And why not?  My beagle is a-okay now so this isn't a "bad memory" dress, haha.

Style Details:

  • Dress is Retrolicious via ModCloth (no longer available) but can be found on the Folter site or on Amazon.  
  • Brooch is Erstwilder.  (Recently sold out!  Check with their stockiest or eBay!
  • Shoes are G by Guess via DSW.

Have fun in life!  I've been recently reminding myself to have fun in all situations.  Fun can be brought to you on occasion, but sometimes you have to have a "fun mindset" to have the most fun possible in life.

Music Time!
This post was named after a Of Monsters and Men song, "Dirty Paws."  Obvious connection, no?  Of Monsters and Men are a band that I like a lot, aren't necessarily my favorites or go to music, and yet they're in an elite group that are the national bands that I have seen more than once!  One of my best friends is super into them and he had an extra ticket for both a show at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver in 2012 and at Red Rocks (with Vampire Weekend!) in 2013, so I found myself at those shows with him.  They are really good live, so I highly recommend seeing them if possible!
I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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  1. Totally agree with you that we have to have fun in every situation :) I really like your dress, dear Lauren, it has great print ;)

  2. I love this dress! Life is short I agree, love it like it's your last!

    XO Chelsea

  3. I totally thought this was a floral print at first glance! That paw print is so fun. You find the coolest things.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Oh my gawd! That dress is so adorable! I seriously might have to copy you haha. And I do think this dress could easily be puppy or kitty paw prints. :) And I love your motivational statement, too - it's important to remember to have fun in life!


  5. Such a cute look! :)

  6. How adorable! It's so fun and you're right...a definite must have for dog owners!

    xo, Mallory
    Perhaps Bananas // Instagram

  7. This dress is so cute! Anything puppy themed is a must have! xx

  8. Beautiful dress! Love the print on it!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  9. your dress is so cute, I love the print

  10. I love this floral print! Gorgeous dress Lauren! Very chic with the black pumps!

  11. Great outfit! I love your outfit and style! you look gorgeous in that dress :)

    xx Jamie| With Love, Jamie

  12. That dress is such a cute dress and totally your it! :)

  13. That print is so pretty! You look lovely :)

  14. Oh what an adorable dress! I totally thought it was a floral print when I first saw it, but paw print is SO much cuter! The detailing at the waist is really nice, too

  15. Another lovely print on you dear. Happy easter!
    Xo, Christianne

  16. What a pretty dress. It's such a cute print. Gemma x

  17. Such a pretty spring look!


  18. This is one of the prettiest dress I've seen on you, Lauren! I wish I could see your dress collection, would be really interesting!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  19. Hello! I am finally back after a long while and got a virus - feeling weak, but being in bed is also OK sometimes :) I am enjoying sleeping a lot :) I loooved your dress, how amazing to have paws as a nice print! I m so glad that your beagle is OK now! You look gorgeous and very happy! I hope you have a very beautiful Easter!

  20. How fun! I absolutely adore midi skirts and dresses with fun, feminine prints. They are timeless and just so ladylike.

  21. I love your message about have fun in life! It's so important! Life is too hard without fun. Love your dress. I'm so glad to hear that your beagle is okay and that this dress isn't a bad memory dress! <3


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