I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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A girl who just love...

When I see a floral dress it like a moth to a flame. ⠀
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The Tale of Kate & Dusty

Have I ever told you the tale of my two dog, Kate & Dusty? Well kids, gather round and listen to the tale of Kate & Dusty.

Once upon a time I had two dogs, called (as if you haven’t guessed it already), Kate & Dusty. They were shih tzu and were the gentlest dogs in all of the land.

I found old photos of them recently and *sigh* it has made me all kind of nostalgic and how much I really missed having a little pet. So I thought I would talk about them. They sadly died a few years ago – yet the memory still lives on.

Growing up with had a Lhasa Apso dog, and he was the naughtiest dog ever.  He was called Buster. Howl at night, refuse to sleep downstairs, jumping onto table and yeah –he also like stealing turkey. That last part wasn’t a joke either. One Christmas he genuinely jumped onto the table and try to run off with a turkey leg. The next thing I knew was my parents running around the house screaming at him to give it back.

To this day we never stopped talking about the whole stealing turkey incident. It now part of our legend.

There was time Buster could be good as gold as he was terrific guard dog, love giving (and receiving) cuddles and adores playing fetch. He just had this cheeky naughty side.

He died when I was 18-19 from a broken back. As my parents put it, he jumped to high and broke his back. There was nothing the vet could do. I cried my eyes out, my parents cried their eyes out. Everyone was heartbroken.

We all start longing for a pet. As the home felt so empty without it. Suddenly everything went quiet and I think it drove my parents mad.

As a way to deal with their grief, they decided that one year they will attend Cruft Dog show. I’m sure you know about Cruft as it the world biggest dog show. I wanted to go but by that point I was dating Richard and we already had plans to go on holiday.

To this day, I still don’t know the full story of what happen next. Only what my parents has said. They were at Cruft and got talking to a lady. This lady started to say that due to changes in her rental home, she wasn’t allowed pets. So had to get rid of two dogs. I know bluntly cruel.  My parents were talking to this lady for a few hours and I think it was my parents who suggested they could help her out.

Fast forwarding a few weeks later, I found a note from my parents on the kitchen: Gone to Manchester to fetch some dogs. I was like ok what is going on? Did they seriously drive all the way to Manchester to fetch two dogs?

Few hours later and in our sitting room was two slightly confused dogs. As my parents put it, the two dogs were love at first sight and decided to give it a home.

So that was how Dusty & Kate came into our lives. We (parents and I) kept in contact with the original owner and I would email her pictures and video of the two dogs.

These two dogs would do everything together. Everything. Drink, sleep, eat, play, walk together. The two dogs were never separate from each other.

Now Richard, before he met me was always afraid of dogs. But he soon discovered how gentle these two dogs were and slowly became a dog lover.

Dusty could go a trick and stand on his back two legs – making him almost human. While Kate will nudge her head into you if you stop stroking her.

They never jumped up onto the table or – more importantly stole any turkey legs. Very obedient and was just two wholesome family pet.

Kate and Dusty slowly died from old age and as we had them since puppies – we watched them grow up.

I would like another dog one day and I hope they be as gentle and loving as Kate & Dusty.

That was my tale of Kate & Dusty, do you have any dog tales of your own?

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  • Lorelle
    October 21, 2017

    Oh they are very cute indeed Anna. We create such bonds with our pets it’s so hard to say goodbye when the time does arise. Beautiful memories of Kate and Dusty. Lorelle
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  • Meg
    October 21, 2017

    They really are so cute!

  • Elizabeth
    October 21, 2017

    A home isn’t a home unless there’s a pet or two in it, I believe. I’m a cat person now, but we had many dogs when I was growing up and I loved them all fiercely.

  • Mari
    October 21, 2017

    I have had the good fortune to have a few dogs as pets and have loved each one fiercley. Our latest canine friend is Baxter, he’s been with us for 3 years now. We rescued him from Battersea Dogs Home and have never once regretted it.

  • rebecca | AAUBlog
    October 21, 2017

    oh they are so adorable. Sound like they were lovely to have around. My children are pretty desperate for a pet dog!

  • Bread // Queer Little Family
    October 21, 2017

    Heartbreaking when you lose pets. I still cry over our cat Micky and he died like four years ago. We had a terrier called Danny when we were kids and my parents never expected him to last longer than a couple of years. he was the runt of the litter and had a hole in his heart. He was 15 when he died.

  • Isabel
    October 21, 2017

    Oh what lovely sweet doggies! I just love dogs, they make the best of friends.

  • Amy
    October 21, 2017

    What a lovely story. I don’t have a dog currently, but I do have cats. I have never felt at home in a place without an animal in it.

  • hannah
    October 21, 2017

    I would really like to have a dog. I love the photos of them, they look so cute

  • Kirsty
    October 21, 2017

    Sounds as though your parents were in the right place at the right time, and I’m so glad they could find a home with you. Also so sorry to hear about Buster, but it sounds as though he had a fun life with you, even when he was being naughty! I don’t have a dog at the moment, but this is what I wrote about my golden girl: https://unseen-beauty.com/2017/06/13/cindy/

  • Elise Cohen Ho
    October 22, 2017

    They are so cute. Those bunny ears are just fabulous. I have a kitty that I love fiercely but no dogs.

  • Ashley
    October 22, 2017

    Adorable!!! Fur babies make our hearts strong

  • Emma
    October 22, 2017

    Such sweet little faces. I grew up with dogs too, they really do become a big part of the family don’t they?

  • Charli
    October 22, 2017

    Oh they are lovely and I’m so sorry for you loss. I know how much they become part of your family and it really is so lonely without them. I hope you’re able to get another furry baby soon.
    C x

  • danasia fantastic
    October 22, 2017

    Dusty and Kate were gorgeous dogs! I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my dog DJ a few years back and it was heartbreaking.

  • Sarah
    October 22, 2017

    Awww this is a lovely story. All your dogs sound adorable, I’m sorry. We had a dog when I was younger, but with my parents going through a hard divorce, we moved into a much smaller house and we just couldnt keep him. He was naughty too but really sweet. Now we are very much cat people, We had 8 cats in our home not that long ago!

  • Leigh Travers
    October 22, 2017

    Oh my gosh, they’re both absolutely precious and it sounds like you gave them a wonderful life! I recently had to say goodbye to one of my doggos and it was hard, but I wouldn’t change a moment with him for the world!

  • Yaya
    October 23, 2017

    I’m so sorry for the pets you’ve lost. Pets are such important parts of our lives that it’s always lovely to share memories of them and remember them.

  • Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    October 23, 2017

    Kate and Dusty are just sooo adorable. Dogs are just like humans. They become part of your family. I hope as well you find another dog as lovable as them.

  • Katrina
    October 23, 2017

    Kate and Dusty I think I’m in love you are gorgeous

  • Olivia Thristan
    October 26, 2017

    Aw this is such a lovely post/tribute to them. I think it’s cute that they did everything together 🙂

  • Lucy | Real Mum Reviews
    October 29, 2017

    Ah they are so cute! So sad that their owner had to give them up but so lovely that they got to be rehoned and stay together!

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