Sunday Style: Foxy Ladies

A couple months ago I heard on an Animal Planet special that Chihuahuas might have descended from foxes instead of wolves, and this has been my favorite factoid ever since. So naturally, when I wore this fox sweater, I had to take one of my tiny foxes out as an accessory.

Even though she loves to go on walks, Pepper gets super uncooperative whenever a camera is pointed in her direction. Sometimes she looks away exactly the moment the picture is taken.

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Or tries to inconspicuously hide behind whatever’s available.

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Yep, she’s sly like a fox all right. Plus, look at her–the snout, the ears, the intense predatory eyes (in this case probably fixed on a leaf)–the resemblance is there.

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As far as my style goes, I really need to get with the program and learn to hem my own jeans. Being on the short side (I’m 5’3″), I do a lot of ankle rolling, but I still sometimes contend with bunchy knees and/or ankles, and it’s not too cute. Even though I’ve hemmed other pants before, the small leg opening on skinny jeans intimidates me. It’s probably time to break out the pairs I’ve ruined with paint through the years (despite Justin warning me many times not to paint in my regular clothes), do some practicing, and figure it out. Maybe if I use them to teach myself a new skill, I can at least say it wasn’t a total waste.

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Even Pepper thinks I need to do something about my pant length situation. She’s like, “You got those things rolled again? Come on, lady.”

VINE & LACE

14 comments

  1. Hint: usually dry cleaners offer an alterations service. You might be able to strike up a bargin for a repeat customer 😉 Hope this helps!

  2. Oh my gosh, I”m OBSESSED with your sweater! It is so frickin’ adorable, I can’t even handle it. I love how you styled it with a checkered shirt underneath (it’s one of my favorite looks for sweaters). I can definitely see how Pepper might be descended from foxes! It’s easier to imagine that than the fact that Pepper and a great dane share blood!

    Cat
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    1. Thanks, Cat! The sweater is from Old Navy last year, and so is the plaid shirt. Thankfully the pants are from somewhere else (I think Kohl’s many moons ago–which shows how long I’ve been wearing them rolled), or I’d be a walking ON advertisement. It’s totally ridiculous to think Pepper could be related to a great dane or even to a medium-sized dog like Ru. No scientists have consulted me, but I kind of think she might be actually be related to a possum or some kind of small nocturnal creature like that (I call them “night animals”). Sometimes she gets under a blanket and turns totally terrifying!

  3. Aw the fox jumper is the cutest! I love it. I am the same height and also roll pretty much all my jeans. I like to convince myself that rolled cuffs is somewhat stylish and it is a fashion statement rather than pure laziness/lack of sewing ability 😉 x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Haha, Jasmin, I like the way you think! It is a TOTAL fashion statement. Pint-sized ladies taking the fashion world by storm, refusing to have our regular-length hems altered! That’s our new campaign. 🙂

      Also, love your name! My mom wanted to name me Jasmine, but my dad talked her out of it and they picked Brittany instead–SO BORING.

      1. Haha I totally agree! We can make it a thing. Aw thanks! I like Brittany, I think it is quite an uncommon name in the UK! I was going to be Jasmine with an e, but my dad spelt it wrong so I will be Jasmin without an e forever now 🙂 x

  4. Hello!
    I love your outfits, they’re so chic and adorable and I was wondering what brand your glasses were? Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Good point, Wilma! Sadly these jeans were damaged when I was “carefully” painting during the kitchen project, so they are going into the ever-growing pile of work pants. On the upside, appropriate length is not that important in work pants. 🙂

    1. Pepper is very sweet! Thanks for approving my rolled pants. As chance would have it, I recently ended up getting paint on those, too, so I guess there’s no need to hem them any more. Things have a way of working themselves out, lol. 🙂

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