Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

I had class in Albuquerque this morning which means I have to leave before sunrise to get there by 9am.  Unfortunately, that also means I have to take my pictures indoors in the bad lighting.

This is my Halloween outfit, orange and black (polka dots).  The pictures honestly do not do this outfit justice, looks so much better in the actual daylight!

So far I have had 5 trick-or-treaters stop by my house.  I hope I get more because I still have a bunch of candy that I need to get rid of!!!

Sweater- Forever21 (similar)
Polka-dot top- Forever 21(similar)
Pants- American Eagle (similar)
Shoes- Sam Edelman (on ebay)
Necklace- Chandler the Robot (similar)

Robot necklace
Chloe the Puggle in her Halloween shirt!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cute with a Side of Hipster

Our cooler weather turned warm...again! 
While looking for something somewhat light to wear for the day I came across my Steve Madden Tapps that I picked up quite a while back.  They are cute little oxford shoes with a studded toe, and a great color that goes with just about anything.  Between the oxfords and my black rimmed glasses, I feel very hipster in this outfit.  I have never quite figured out what the definition of hipster is brother says it is dressing your own unique way, but it seems like most self proclaimed "hipsters" wear skinny jeans/pants, black rimmed glasses, and cool shoes (whether they be Toms or oxford type shoes).  I have been called a hipster on a few occasions, just not completely sure why.  Anyone....feel free to correct me or tell me what a hipster really is!!!! 

Cardigan- Old Navy (similar)
Top- The Limited (similar bird print)
Pants- American Eagle (HERE)
Shoes- Steve Madden (HERE)
Necklace- eBay (HERE)
Rings- ASOS (similar)

My button down top has little birds all over it!!

Had some allergy eyes today, hence the glasses.

I actually got these prescription glasses FREE @
They tend to have really good Facebook offers on glasses.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sparkle and Fade

What can I say?  I named my post after my top because I love it that much!

 I couldn't sleep last night, and while I was laying there in bed, this outfit combo popped into my head.  I'm just glad it looks just as good as I imagined it would.  

Blazer- American Eagle (similar)
Top- Sparkle and Fade- Urban Outfitters (similar same style)(similar)
Pants- American Eagle (similar)
Boots- Steve Madden (similar)
Purse- New York and Company (old) (similar)
Turquoise Ring and Necklace from Santa Fe, NM.

My husband thought it would be funny for me to take a picture with a pine cone...

Without Blazer

I wish this top was still in stock at Urban Outfitters because it is so fun, unique, and very versatile   Every girl should own it!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Peace & Love

Along with Southwestern style clothes, flannel is another favorite of mine.  I would wear flannel every day if I could!  I just threw on this outfit to run to the grocery store to pick up some food for dinner.  The Mr. and I skipped out on church this morning..he had his first bartending gig last night and didn't get home until 3am!! At least he made some good tips! :)

The lighting in my pictures is a little horrible.  I had to use instagram to lighten them up a bit, but you still can't see my moccasins! 

Jacket- Old Navy (similar)
Flannel Shirt- American Eagle (similar)(similar)
Shirt- American Eagle (similar)
Jeans- Miss Me -ebay (HERE)
Moccasins- Minnetonka (HERE)


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

The Liebster Award AND The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for BOTH The Liebster Award AND The Versatile Blogger Award
Not quite sure how I am going to do this, might as well do them both together, right?!?


I am very excited to have been nominated for The Liebster Award by Kate @ and to be nominated for the Veristile Blogger Award by Ann @  

Thanks to both of these lovely ladies!!

For the Liebster Award:
Here's How it Works: The Liebster award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
What is a Liebster?

The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

1. Each person much post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the nominator made for you and also create 11 more questions for the blogs you nominate
3. Choose 11 people and link them to your post
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!
Versatile Blogger Award
So here are the rules:
If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
 Thank the person who gave you this award. 
 Include a link to their blog. 
 Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
 Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog. 
 Finally, tell  7 things about yourself.

So I would like to give the Versatile Blogger award to the following blogs that I've discovered these days and I like. There are lots of amazing blogs but I could only choose 15, hope you like them as much as I do!
 I recommend everyone to check these wonderful blogs, they deserve it!

Facts about Me (Kristine)
1.  I am  5' 10"
2. I have a major sweet tooth, mostly for hard candy and gummies, chocolate..not so much.
3. I dislocated my knee and fell on my arm, breaking it in half (just about crushed it) in 2009.  Took 2 surgeries to fix it!  If you look close, you may see my large scars in my pictures!
4.  I have been married for 6 years!
5. I am currently working towards becoming an Occupational Therapist.
6. I currently work with special needs children.
7. I have two dogs,  Zoey the Boston Terrier, and Chloe the Puggle.
8. I love to travel.
9.  My favorite thing to do is to go hiking
10.  In High school I played both clarinet and tenor drums.
11.  I was on the swim team for 8 years.

Questions for my Nominees:
1. What would be the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
2.  What is your favorite food?
3.  What is your favorite part about blogging?
4.  What is your favorite season to dress for?
5. If you could visit any country/city, which one would it be?
6. If you had to choose only 1 store to shop at for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
7. What is your favorite item in your closet?
8. What is your dream career?
9. How many shoes do you own? Is that too many or too few?
10.  What is your favorite hobby?
11. What has been your best Halloween costume?

Questions from Kate:
1) What is your dream career? Occupational Therapist (what I am working on now!)
2) What do you do to relieve stress? Walk, Yoga, Watch TV.
3) What is your favorite thing about 2012?  Moving from Arkansas to New Mexico!
4) Why did you name your blog what it is named?  My husband came up with the name, we have a puggle (pug/beagle mix) and it just kind of stuck!
5) What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Brush my teeth
6) How many shoes do you own? Is that too many or too few?  Oh goodness...probably around 70-80 pairs!  I have quite a few I should get rid of, but I can never have enough shoes.
7) What is your favorite thing about yourself?  I see the good in everyone :)
8) What is your favorite season to dress for? FALL
9) What is your favorite part of blogging?  I enjoy having a reason to dress nicely.  I also enjoy my lovely comments.
10) What are your biggest pet peeves?  I cannot stand the sound a straw makes when it is scraping against the lid!  I also do not like people who are just always in a bad mood, it brings others down.
11) What are you thankful for? My family, my friends, my dogs.  I just enjoy life.

MY NOMINEES (for both awards or choose one!)

This is a fun way to get to know some of your fellow bloggers, feel free to participate :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Downtown

Today we had Halloween here in our little downtown!  I didn't dress up, but I dressed up  my little Boston Terrier, Zoey and took her out.  My husbands show choir had learned Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance (the music video version) over the last few weeks and did a flash mob downtown!  It was really cool!

I did wear a Halloweenish colored top for the event.  It is actually orange, white, and blue (not black) does the job! 

Jacket- Element (similar)
Top- J Crew (similar)
Jeans- Miss Me (got mine on eBay)(HERE)
Scarf- Old Navy (HERE)
Shoes-Puma (old!) (HERE)

With Jacket
Without Jacket
Without Scarf

Downtown Halloween Fun!!

Little Frog Princess
The Lovely Park
My little Zoey Trick-or-Treating!  (The puggle couldn't come, she would have freaked out with all of the costumes!!)

Have a GREAT Weekend!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Chilly day today!!! Finally, it cooled down some, which is what I have been looking forward to.  

My camera made my cardigan look a little more purple looking than it actually's really navy blue!  The cardigan is very cozy and my floral scarf kept me warm, and my boots... I LOVE WEARING MY BOOTS! I would own all the boots in the world if I could! :)

Cardigan- The Limited (HERE)
Shirt- American Eagle (similar)
Jeans- American Eagle (HERE)
Boots- Steve Madden (similar)
Scarf- Gift (similar)

It's almost Friday!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Metallic Stipes

I would describe this outfit as a mix of neutrals and metallic.  I love this sweater, the metallic stripes are pretty darn awesome... I decided pairing it with a neutral blazer, shoes and necklace would be the best overall look with this top, and I believe it worked!

I had class today and Albuquerque, NM and it is still a little hot down there, so this outfit was perfect for inside the classroom and for my commute.

Blazer- Maurices (similar)
Top- The Limited (HERE)
Jeans- Miss Me (eBay)
Shoes- Sam Edelman /American Eagle (similar)
Necklace Old Navy (similar)
Bracelet- The Limited (HERE)

I love this rose-gold cuff bracelet!! 
That's all Folks!!!

What do you think of this outfit?????

Have a FABULOUS Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Southwest Style

I have to admit, Southwestern style is my favorite style to wear...and now that I live in the Southwest I have even more of an excuse to wear outfits like this!  Not to mention, I have and endless supply of Southwestern type clothing and accessories with Santa Fe, NM just down the road! (and the Turquoise jewelry!! I could just die!)

Cardigan-Old Navy (similar)
Top- Forever 21 (similar)(similar)
Pants- Gap (similar)
Shoes- Steve Madden (HERE)
Necklace and Bracelets- American Eagle (similar)
Purse- Aldo (similar  I LOVE this!)

My awesome Steve Madden booties I got last Christmas!

Went to Starbucks today! YAY!

Wouldn't be Puggle Wears Prada with out a silly picture...
Fall Leaves Downtown

Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Striped Blazer, Floral Scarf

I can defiantly tell it is a Monday! 
Didn't want to wake up, came home exhausted...I really need to get out and exercise or at least walk my dogs but my energy is gone.

It was another perfect weather day here in the mountains of New Mexico...high of 68F and sunny.  This has been the weather for the last few weeks (high around 70F and sunny) , I am so used to the gloomy Fall days in Arkansas, that the perfect weather we are having here is almost annoying!  Supposedly, it is supposed to turn cold towards the end of the week, I hope it stays that way.

Anyway, enough about weather! Here is my outfit I wore today....

Blazer- eBay (similar)(similar)
Shirt- American Eagle
Jeans- American Eagle (HERE)
Scarf- American Eagle (similar)
Shoes-Sam Edelman (HERE)

Another Goofy Picture....