Monday, October 31, 2011

Skippy Says: Cannonball (OOTD)

When Ryder was a little puppy, he refused to go in the water. No amount of sticks, balls, or even throwing his favorite treats for him to swim after could coax him in. I was convinced I got stuck with the only labrador (fine, labrador mutt if you're going to get all technical) in the world that was terrified of swimming. Out of desperation, I once proposed getting him a doggy life jacket and throwing him in. My dad proposed having me committed to a mental institution. Well played papa, well played.

I remember the first time Ryder finally went in. He was about 6 months old-- there was a group of pups playing in the water, and he wanted in on the action. Bad. I saw the tension in his eyes: I want to play, but I don't want to die. Play, die, play, die. And suddenly death was worth it. In he went, and we haven't been able to pull him out ever since.

This weekend, Ryan and I took him up to Lake Sonoma for a day so he could swim his little doggy heart out. My favorite is when he does cannonballs into the water. What's a cannonball you ask? See for yourself...

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Yup, he was so excited he cannonballed in before I even threw the stick. If you couldn't make out what Ryan said on the video, it's "well that's an embarrassing trip back." Touché. Once in a while he could contain his excitement enough to wait cannonballing until I actually threw the stick...

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And of course, every time he got out of the water he got as close to one of us as possible to do a little bit of this:

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On the way home, I did just a little bit of trespassing to snap a couple shots in a vineyard. Then, I heard a car coming down the private road and ran as fast as my little heels would carry me. 

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Shop:
- Anthropologie top (bought on sale, no longer available online. May still be in some stores. Buy similar on sale here)
- Gap white cami underneath top (bought on sale, no longer available. Buy similar here)
- Urban outfitters green jeans (buy here)
- Anthropologie shoes (bought on sale, no longer available)
- Earrings borrowed from my mother-in-law

72 comments:

  1. love this funny post! you look wearing that green jeans

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  2. askerena.blogspot.com/October 31, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Videos with doggy are so cute! Your outfit looks so nice! Definitely our colors.
    Following you on google as well.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  3. Ryder is the cutest pup! My lab doesn't like the water, so he might be the only lab that doesn't like water, ha ha! Love your top, it is so pretty and flowy :) Heather

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  4. How hilarious! I had a beagle who was afraid of the water...but I think that's more normal for beagles. She never got over it! This outfit is gorgeous. I love those elegant earrings and the green pants are so vibrant and fun!
    x
    Rachel

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  5. Aww so cute! :D

    Iove the green jeans - they look so amazing on you!

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  6. Ooh I want your top - it is the perfect shape!

    I just finished something for you and hope the pictures fit! Otherwise, I use photo bucket to make them all the same width.

    Oh and how was I not following before? I'm a GFC buddy now my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  7. I am LOVING your outfit girl.

    www.simplysimpleang.blogspot.com

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  8. I adore this outfit. The top is so pretty and it goes well with the green pants. Your doggy is cute. My puppy absolutely loves water too.

    <3 Rachel

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  9. Thanks! I was on a green jeans hunt for a while, and was pretty happy to have found some pretty reasonable priced ones in these :)

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  10. I sure think so :) That's weird about your lab, but actually I've met other labs too...Just goes to show you that they're all unique just like us :) And thanks for the compliment about my top!

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  11. Thanks Rachel!! I think that's moe normal for Beagles too....I've actually never seen one in the water....

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  12. Aw, thank you so much!! I'll check my email ASAP and get back to you :) Oh, and I linked to a pretty similar top at the bottom of the post (and it's on sale :)) in case you're interested!

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  13. Thanks Rachel!! He sure is :) What kind of pup do you have?

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  14. Ellen KaminagakuraOctober 31, 2011 at 7:56 AM

    Loved your green pants! I'm in a green fever too!

    http://universeandyou.wordpress.com/

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  15. Thank you for your comment on my blog! You are very beautiful and your blog very interesting.

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  16. I am totally loving your Anthropologie top!!! Great find on sale!! Sometimes they have such great sale items! I also love your green pants!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  17. OMG. That first video is my favorite. Too cute!

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  18. Fabulous top Skippy! Ryder is too cute! Glad the other doggies coaxed him into overcoming his fear. Great story.
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  19. OM-gawsh, this top is beautiful on you! Especially paired with the green jeans. Simply lovely.

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  20. Such a pretty top and Ryder is adorable. Just watched both your videos, he really does do a canonball! My doggy hates the water and he is 8 now. .. so no changing his ways :)

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  21. Love the story of your adorable puppy's cannonballs. You look so cute, too! =) I love the outfit! I've been cutting Anthro a wide berth lately... they have too many cute items on sale right now. =P

    charmingpumpkin.blogspot.com

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  22. Hehehehe I enjoyed the videos. I also LOVE your outfit! You look so great, and you're totally rocking the colored denim trend.

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  23. I love your videos. Your dog is too stinkin' cute.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  24. Another fantastic top from anthro.... Your dog is just too adorable and thank you for sharing the video! I love the green jeans too, I just picked up a pair a few weeks ago!

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  25. The blouse is stellar on you! And Ryder is too funny, I love dogs with big personalities like that :)

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  26. ADORABLE! My dog is afraid of water :( Hopefully next Summer we can change that! Thanks for your comment (Our first comment ever btw!). We're just getting started and we were so surprised and happy to see that we had a comment :D Thanks for the support!

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  27. Ryder gave me my laugh for the day!

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  28. Totally worth it to sneak into a vineyard for those shots - AWESOME! And love the top - you look like a snow angel in back!

    That video of Ryder doing the cannonball BEFORE the stick hits the water is hilarious!! :o)
    Happy Halloween!

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  29. You already know I love those green pants! That top is gorgeous, too. I bet it can be dressed up or down easily, huh? Very pretty :)

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  30. Well it's a pretty awesome backdrop for your outfit so I support your criminal endeavor ;)

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  31. Thanks! Aren't green pants the best? :)

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  32. Thanks Denise! I basically only ever shop sale there, and I have found some great stuff!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks Kim!! He is, isn't he? :)

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  34. Aw, thanks! I think he's pretty adorable too :) Yeah, at 8 it's hard to change their ways...what kind of pup do you have?

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  35. Thanks! And tell me about it...I've been getting myself in a little too much trouble there :)

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  36. Thanks Ashley!! I gotta admit I'm little crazy for the colored denim trend :)

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  37. Thanks Ly! I couldn't agree more :)

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  38. Thanks Bessie! I can't wait to see how you style them so I can steal some of your ideas :)

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  39. Amazing outfit!

    http://fashioncareofwoman.blogspot.com

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  40. I totally HEART this whole outfit. That top is all kinds of pretty and I love you in bright colors!

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  41. Thanks Laura! I'm a little crazy for anything bright and colorful :)

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  42. Love your outfit! That top is so cute!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  43. This is SUCH an adorable outfit!! Redheads do so well with green and off white :) Love it!

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  44. Ah, you're reminding me of our recent trip to Sonoma when we took such a pretty hike around Lake Sonoma! Also making me want a dog...

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  45. So cute! The swim of shame, lol :) I love the green jeans!!! I've been wanting some pink ones, hopefully UO has those too! Xo

    www.socalsophisticate.blogspot.com

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  46. Such sweet videos of your dog.

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  47. Your dog is so cute and funny! Thanks for sharing this video. I'm dying to get a puppy but I'm allergic and don't have the time to dedicate to a pup at this time :(

    This blouse is great on your body type.

    And I cannot remember if I've commented on your header banner but I just can't get over how fabulously it captures your soft curls!

    xoxo

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  48. Thanks! I do love me some green :)

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  49. Aw, isn't that area gorgeous?! We didn't do any hiking this time, but next time for sure! And you should definitely get a dog- mine vastly improved me quality of life :)

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  50. LOL, definitely the swim of shame :) Thank you! And yes, UO does have some amazing hot pink jeans! I saw some there this weekend on sale for $29.99!

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  51. Aw, thank you!! Have you thought about a hypoallergenic one? Labradoodles are adorable! Of course that doesn't solve the time problem!
    And thank you so much for your sweet words, both about the blouse and the header! I really appreciate it :)

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  52. Ryder is so cute!! And I love that top on you. It looks gorgeous!! I admired it for a long time at Anthro but it didn't work for me. I love how your putting those green denim to work!!

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  53. Amazing photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I love your pants, what a great color and that blouse is wonderful, the perfect touch to the outfit; your shoes also rock, you are really cute! Your blog is awesome by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  54. Thanks so much Sayaka! I like getting my money's worth :) I first fell in love with that top in the anthro catalogue and waited desperately for it to go on sale. Truth be told, I don't think it's the most flattering thing on me, but it was too pretty to pass up :)

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  55. Aw, there is too much nice stuff here to even know where to begin to say thank you :) Thank you for it all!!

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  56. I love the story about Ryder. He's quite a character! I'm really loving the colored denim. I've never thought of wearing green but hey, it looks good on you so I'll try it too

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  57. He really is :) And thank you! I think green denim is awesome, and I've been able to style it in so many different ways...I definitely recommend it :)

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  58. Such a beautiful blouse... it looks like a cape is perfect.... Im following now

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