WIW: to play with a new puppy

A friend of mine has just adopted a new bulldog puppy and I'm going to meet her this morning. The wide crops and flats outfit sounded perfect so I'm giving it a try. 

My outfit is kind of a cross between version 1 and version 3 from the blog. 

Technically, these jeans are cropped flares, I guess, since they are snug on the thigh. But they're more casual (and pup proof) than my darker Rayners. They have a medium high rise (comes to my navel). I tucked an oversized shirt. (J. Crew -- years old and still going strong in my closet -- I have 3 of these Thomas Masson tux shirts and I'll probably never let them go because I adore the feel of the fabric on my skin and the collars work so well for me). Added my sneakers and white denim jacket plus a structured bag. 

Not sure if the result is JFE but worth a try! These items, as in Angie's version, are all "oldies but goodies" and like her, I only wear my wide leg crops in the spring/ summer/ early fall seasons. 

By the way, these jeans occasioned much controversy on the forum when I bought them. They seem to be an acquired taste. :) 

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  • Kathie replied 2 years ago

    Wonderful! Both with, and without the jacket.

  • lisa p replied 2 years ago

    Super cute - length and fit of the jeans are perfect to my eye ! 

  • Murph11 replied 2 years ago

    You had me at new puppy!

    Your version is styled simply perfect.

  • Sisi replied 2 years ago

    You look fab! I like your sporty/stylish outfit. How exciting to go meet a puppy!

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    Super cute, I especially love with white jeans jacket, more structure and echoes shoes. You nailed it perfect.

  • Laura replied 2 years ago

    Apparently, you were on the cutting edge when you bought these jeans because they don't look at all controversial, just fab, to my eyes. Perfect for puppy playtime. (Our neighbor has a bulldog puppy. They named him Milton!).

  • Becky replied 2 years ago

    Looks good, and perfect for the occasion! Enjoy your pup time!

  • Janet replied 2 years ago

    Perfect for the occasion! Love those shoes. :-)

  • kellygirl replied 2 years ago

    So fab! You look terrific in those crops. Enjoy the new puppy!

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    Fab look!enjoy playing with the puppy.l m so jealous,l love bulldogs and their puppies are just so adorably roly poly

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    I love your silver sneakers!  They look great with the crops and collared shirt.  The puppy sounds adorable.  Have fun!

  • replied 2 years ago

    Well beyond JFE & I adore Bulldogs. Have fun!

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    You had me with the puppy...

    KILLER FABULOUS. (These are culottes :) )

  • Elizabeth P replied 2 years ago

    Love this Suz.

    And you know I loved those culottes right off the bat... and went out and found my own version of them!  Hasn't been warm enough to wear them yet this year :(

  • La Pedestrienne replied 2 years ago

    Wow, you wear silver shoes like nobody's business!! Bookending in action. :) Love the whole ensemble -- I'm wholeheartedly in favour of wide legs and culottes, so no naysaying form me w/r/t those crops! Have fun with the new puppy (so jealous!). 

  • karen13 replied 2 years ago

    Only JFE if the F is for Fantastic. I love this on you, the bag and shoes are icing on the yummy cake. Every time I admire silver sneakers my DD gives me the stank eye. I may just have to horrify her. You will be exhibit 1 for the defense.

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    Your outfit is super. Please post a picture of the puppy later.

  • Joyce B replied 2 years ago

    That is a fab outfit on you! We need to see it in action with the puppy though :)

  • Bijou replied 2 years ago

    You look incredible in this - your shirt is absolutely perfect on you. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the puppy!

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Right! They do call them culottes, don't they, Angie? It's just that they fit differently than my Rayners, which are wider all the way down. :) 

    Thanks for all the kind comments. I love this shirt, Bijou. I also have it in white (which I wear least) and in a soft lavender-blue. The fabric of the blue one is beyond divine. The fit is boxy but I love it. 

    Sending warmer weather your way, Elizabeth. In fact, it got so warm here that I've had to change into a dress! 

    Roxy is adorable. Her fur is just like velvet and she is doing really well in her new home. It's hard to get photos of her in motion because she's wriggling all over the place -- easier to get sleeping shots. 

  • Katerina replied 2 years ago

    Suz, I LOVE this outfit! It is superb, especially with the white jacket. You look perfect.

    And what a sweet puppy!

  • pil replied 2 years ago

    Perfect, Suz, love it all from head to toe!
    .....and thanks for sharing pictures of the puppy. So adorable.

  • kkards replied 2 years ago

    oh, I thought you were getting the new puppy!

    love this outfit especially with the white denim jacket- the crispness of the white with the silver is fab

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  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    kkards, I wish she was my puppy. She is SO CUTE!!! 

    I haven't had a dog since my growing up years and I would love one. But it's not the right time for us to expand our family, alas. There are several reasons for that -- for one, Max would strongly disapprove. Despite spending his first three months in a home with other cats, two friendly dogs, and several kids, he detests canines. (Wearing his bird-protection collar...)

  • Becky replied 2 years ago

    What handsome fellow Max is! And that "pop of color" with his collar is just right! ;-)

  • Amy Isabella replied 2 years ago

    Awwww such a cute puppy and beautiful cat - oh, nearly forgot ..... FAB outfit :)

  • Karie replied 2 years ago

    You also had me at “new puppy!” Your outfit is super cute, and I’m sure the puppy is too.

  • Style Fan replied 2 years ago

    Fantastic outfit Suz.  Super sweet puppy.  

  • Runcarla replied 2 years ago

    Lovely outfit, Suz. Especially love the shirt (like Bijou mentioned). Sounds like a fun visit.

  • Aida replied 2 years ago

    Ohhh I can't get past the cute critters. Sleeping puppy!! Dapper kitty!! :D:D (Mine says hello, fellow dapper cat =^.^=)

    Whew! OK. Outfit is fab, looks super for puppy playtime. Loving those silver kicks paired with the faded denim and dark gingham.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Aida, BOW TIE for the win!! 

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous outfit Suz. Nice and graphic.

    Loving the fur baby pics too.

  • Windchime replied 2 years ago

    What a fun post, Suz. Your playing-with-puppy outfit is great. I love your silver shoes but hope the puppy didn’t chew on them. :)

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    That pup was amazingly polite!! She chewed a bit on a stick but made no move to gnaw on my shoes or anything that wasn't okay to chew on. She's an absolute sweetheart. 

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    What a sweet puppy. Your outfit looks puppy friendly, allowing you to get down to its level.

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