Dress: UO Ecote silky print shirtdress (now on sale - worn here before)
Coat: Forever 21 faux fur collar coat (similar long-sleeved here)
Tights: Merona by Target cable knit
Boots: Anthropologie Miss Albright Pebbled & Primped (worn here before - similar wedge here)
Belt: J. Crew elastic blossoms (worn here before - similar here or here)
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I am so excited of the interest that Pacey has generated from you lovely gals. Pacey is a pound puppy and we got her from our local shelter in DeKalb County (if you can't adopt, you can always sponsor a shelter pet from there - here). I highly recommend taking a look through your local shelter first if you're looking for an addition to your family - it is not as if you don't already know, but shelter animals often get euthanized if they are not adopted by a certain period, usually three months. Unfortunately the system is just so over-crowded that the city can't keep strays indefinitely.
Shelter animals are often less expensive to adopt, are always already fixed and vaccinated and have had a general medical exam for any major medical issues. And shelters don't just have older animals (though they need love just as much as everyone else) - our local shelter had tons of puppies in varying age ranges. Sure you're not sure what you may get when you go to a shelter (Pacey was described to us as a border collie-terrier mix, but she looks a bit more like part terrier-part Saturday night to me) but all those animals in there are so desparate for love and attention.
Another good organization to consider if you're in GA and looking is Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption. I actually heard about these guys because they held an adopt-a-thon at my local Anthropologie! The cost to adopt at APRA is a little higher than usual ($250) and there is an application and interview process, but they are a no-kill shelter whose pets are thoroughly checked, fixed, pinned, pricked, etc. before each adoption.
I am not trying to get on a shelter pet soapbox or telling you gals something you don't already know. But Pacey is our first "family" pet and already within the three days we've had her, it is very difficult to think of how we got along without that little furball! To think, one wee pup could change my perspective in having a pet and making my daily routine swirl - in a good way, of course!
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And just because I want to, here are some more pics of the ever-adorable Pacey at the park. The only time she is still is when she's sitting - look at how well-behaved she looks in public!
And when she gets home, well ...
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All this Pacey-talk has inspired me for the first Respect the Outfits reader post of 2011 - this week's post is for all the gals who have animals. Please send me a pic of a cute oufit pic of you with your pet! Let's have an opportunity to "ooh and ahh" over each other's fabulous outfits and "coo" over each other's adorable animals!
Please shoot over your pic, along with your outfit details and your pet's name - post will go up on Monday, January 10. Pics and info can be sent to respecttheshoes(at)live.com.