^^Bentley is a Yorkie/Bichon mix!
^^^ Bella is a pure bred Lhasa Apso!
First of all, let me preface this by saying everything good literally comes from Pure Barre Geneva. LOL. But, for real. I met our amazing realtor, Val, there, and also our OUTSTANDING lawyer for the closing, Mary, too! I would recommend them both WITHOUT HESITATION! Plus, I have met so many of my suburbs pals there, too! It's hard to make friends in the suburbs when you're an adult, especially if you haven't grown up here. Well, not at Pure Barre Geneva! Seriously. Everyone rocks and is soooo friendly/genuine.
But yes, the dogs came from a Pure Barre connection, too! I was talking in my teacher volume voice (so loud, Anna says I lack an inside voice haha, but you have to with 30 freshmen in a room!!!), and telling my friends Taryn and Jena about how badly we want a dog, but we were having so much trouble adopting. We have been applying to adoption agencies in the area/ Wisconsin since November, and we haven't been chosen yet. I do think we are less appealing because we both work full time, and we haven't had pets before, but still!
God definitely nudged me out of bed that morning when this all happened, too, because I was set to go to the 9:45 am class, but for some unknown reason I was wide awake at 6:50 am. Barf! So, I went to the earlier class. THANK GOD I DID! A sweet woman was getting ready for her class, and she overheard me (I don't think you can miss me haha) talking about how badly we wanted pups. She introduced herself and apologized for eavesdropping, but she said she was looking for a home for her two dogs!! At first, I was a little worried because going from 0 dogs to 2 scared me! Mike was in New Orleans for Lee's bachelor party (Lee was our best man in our wedding!), so this conversation wasn't even including my hubs! She wanted to find someone who could take both because they'd been together 5 years, and she couldn't possibly separate them! Understandably!
^^ Bella is so funny; she kept turning her head away from the pic hahaha
But, then this angel woman (haha but really) showed me pics of the dogs, and I seriously squealed! Two 5-year-old pups, who she just couldn't care for anymore. We exchanged numbers, and I called Mike on my way home. We were going to meet the pups on Monday! We showed up, the dogs ran into our laps and gave us tons of kisses, and we were smitten. Also, the previous owner gave us everything we could possibly need. She is seriously a Godsend and the most generous person we've ever met. I couldn't believe this was happening! ...and now they are ours!!!
Their names are Bella and Bentley!
^^they met cousin Cooper this weekend (and Finn!).
Onto the less important (but still pretty great) portion of the post: THE OUTFIT! :)
This skirt is my go-to. I have it, honestly, in 5 colors: black, tartan red and green, khaki, coral and this one. It is so versatile. I wore it to work with a green scalloped-collar skirt tucked in and green Hunter Boots.
It is currently $34.50!!! It is true to size. This is a 6! I have a couple 4s and a couple 6s in the sidewalk skirt. Either is great! The 4 is a bit shorter, so it's better with tights.
^^Bella hiding in the shade of my chair is hilarious!
My Jacks are on repeat all summer. I have a monogrammed gold and white pair, a pink pair and these teal ones. Do yourself a favor, and invest in a pair! Mine were all under $100 on sale when I got them.
My tassel necklace is old from Ruelala, but here are some similar ones:
Are you a pet owner? Isn't it the cutest thing when you get up in the morning, and they are soooo excited to see you? Or when you come home from work?! It is an amazing feeling!!!