makes me happy….
After a week of dreary, rainy, cold weather – the sun finally showed its face today!
Sweater: Vince Shirt: Joe’s Jeans Pants: Sanctuary Boots: Kors Michael Kors Bag: LV
Linking up with Patti at Visible Monday and Alison at I FEEL PRETTY LINK PARTY.
A dog’s seeing eye dog….wow!
Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last 5 years, Madison , another Great Dane, has been her sight.
The two are, of course, inseparable.
I hope this story made you smile! 🙂
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
Thank you for visiting!
i love brown and black together. this is such a comfy cozy outfit! the boots and the cute layers!
Jeannie, I know you wanted me to smile but those dogs… only tears. So sweet. It is amazing how in tune dogs can be. We can learn a lot from the dog. xo
Great boots! And of course, your dog is divine!
Thanks, Jill! 🙂
You look so natural and pretty in your photos. How do you do it? I love the boots-they look like the perfect winter boot.
Thanks for sharing the story of the dogs-so sweet. Lovely post!
Thanks for the ongoing inspirations.
Hi Heather! You’re very kind. Thank you! So glad you like the story! Have a wonderful week!
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:42 AM, gracefully50
Such beautiful boots! Love it! And, what a beautiful Spaniel. I plan on getting one in July. Can’t wait. Beautiful pics
Hi Dixie! Thank you!
Oh how exciting! Puppies are the best! If I wasn’t working, I would have a house full. 🙂
Great pics, Jeannie! I hope you weren’t in the way of those terrible storms today. The tornado sirens were wailing all day today, so eerie, but at least our area dodged the bullet. Tomorrow will be colder, but much more peaceful, thank goodness!
We’ve had strong winds and heavy rain but no tornado. I heard some homes and roads are flooded. We are currently without power. A few candles and lanterns are our only source for illumination. Oh how I wish we didn’t get rid of our generator. I’m hoping for the power to come on any minute now!
Glad you are safe!
That dog story just made my heart want to burst.
Aww. So glad you like the story. 😄
I love that song. Gorgeous photos too : )
Such a nice sunny weather walk with your adorable King Charles! and then the story!! Oh! Looks like a happy day! And I am certain there is no way you are 50…. Im going to go look aroundyour blog now!! so happy to “Meet” you
Thanks for visiting! Due to some wicked rainstorm, we are without power right now. So nice to meet you, too. I will come visit when we get power and Internet back. I hope it will be soon!
you look beautiful! and your dog always put a smile on my face!
so cute :))
Thank you, Ingrid! You have a pretty darn cute pup, too! 🙂
Love your layers, those colors and patterns mix so well. The boots are amazing and the puppy is a sweetie!
I have read about Lily before. Both my doggies are rescues so I love all dogs and do what l can for local shelter and rescue groups.
Yes, my Tobi is a sweetie! I’m not too shy about bragging on him. 🙂
Both of my kids adopted their dogs from shelters and now, they can’t imagine their lives without them. It’s a good thing! 🙂
Ohhhh, that story is so sweet and the pictures are even sweeter!! That is just precious and warms my heart. Look how Lily still smiles through the adversity and adapts regardless of her handicap. Humans and animals are amazing creatures.
Oops, did I forget to mention how cute you look? Well, you do! I love that sweater so much, I’d grab it off the rack if I saw it.
Thank you, Joni!
They ARE amazing, aren’t they? I LOVE stories like this!
Aww I love the story about the Great Danes. Bet you love Hunter a little more now since he’s that breed 🙂
I couldn’t love Hunter any more. He’s your protector, isn’t he? And my grand fur-kid! 🙂
Amazing animal story; it just makes me happy to see this kind of love. Toby made an appearance today! He’s looking so handsome with his hair in the breeze. Life is good! Thumbs up on the pattern mixing for you pretty lady. Loving your look, as always 😉
You know, I’m gonna be known as the “dog lady” if I keep posting photos of Tobi and stories about dogs all the time! 🙂
Hey, that’s okay. It is what it is….I love them, what can I say? I AM A DOG LADY!! 😆
Don’t change a thing. I love your blog and your big full heart. I’m taking care of a neighbor’s dog for 3 weeks (little westie) so I get to have a little dog time again. SO looking forward to it.
Wonderful pics, and magic YOU everytime.
Thank you, Sacramento!
Oh my god! this dog story brought tears to my eyes!
Poor dog good that it has a see buddy!
Love your boots girl!
Aww….sorry Ariane. I shed a few tears, too. I think Lily, although she’s blind, is a very happy dog. She’s a lucky dog to have companion like Madison to make her life worth living. We can only hope to be so dedicated to our partner/friend. 🙂
I love your whole look – comfortable yet chic! And the dog story is so touching, wow!
Thank you, S!
Definitely comfy! 🙂
Of course. You take a big plaid and a big stripe and put it on a petite lady, and … voila …. amazing proportions. Would you please tell me why that works so well?! Enjoy the sunshine! (And I always love the dog photo-essays … this one made me so happy to see. Thanks for that, too.)
So glad you liked the story, Jan!
Hmm…did it work? Thank you! You’re always so thoughtful! 🙂
nice story, nice outfit!
50 is great!!!!
Oh yeah? 😆 Okay, maybe….sometimes…..when it’s sunny?! 😉
Jeannie – you always have the sweetest stories to share! Love the plaid with the stripes.
Glad you liked the story!
Another great layered look and I’m so happy you got some sun. I really must say, I think you’ve got to have your pup in all of the pictures. So cute!
You know, I think Tobi should have his own blog! 😀
You are NOT 50! You look fabulous! Love this look! Visiting from Not Dead Yet Style link-up! I host a Sunday Style link-up too if you’d like to join me!
Haha, I’m afraid I am…50ish. Okay, soon to be 53. 😦
Thank you for visiting and I’ll definitely check out your link -up. Thanks for the invite!
You always look spot on perfect. You have such a gorgeous dog!
Thank you, Debbi!
Your Mr. Harry’s pretty cute, too!!! 🙂
Jeannie, you look marvellous in this casual outfit! I can see how happy sunshine makes you and your dog and I can understand it so well. The story of the dogs makes me smile, dogs are so wonderful.
We sure did enjoy the beautiful sunny day!
You look gorgeous as always!! and Tobi is just too too cute!!
Thanks for sharing about the seeing eye dogs–brought tears to my eyes!!
I knew you would like the story, too! We’re such big softies when it comes to dogs. 🙂
You make layers look fabulous! And the boots are the perfect addition to your post filled with sunshine. Who knew – a dog’s seeing eye dog. So sweet!
Thank you, Judith!
Hope you have a wonderful evening!
This is another great look. I showed your blog to my mom, she loves your style and says to tell you that you look great and she loves your handbags as well 🙂
And please thank your mom for me!!
I can so relate to your dreary weather and I also know how wonderful it is when we received the gift of sun, even if its for a few short hours. I love everything about your cozy outfit. You do such an amazing job combining comfort into classy attire. And, can I just tell you, you have one of the cutest dogs around.
Thank you, Trina!
And a big thanks from Tobi! He’s pretty cute in my opinion, too! 🙂
Love those boots, and I love the simple layers that just work! I never seem to quite figure that out.
The Great Danes are so sweet – it’s amazing how intuitive animals are.
Thank you, Val!
Yes, they are truly amazing. A man’s best friend and now, a dog’s best friend! 🙂 Sweet!
The dog story/pictures is making me smile and cry a little at the same time – thank you for sharing that, and for linking up your gorgeous outfit with Visible Monday!
My reaction, exactly.
You’re very welcome, and thank you for hosting Visible Monday!
I have paraphrased Maya Angelou’s quote many, many times!! It’s so true. You spread the sunshine too, my dear. I love your cozy layers, very up-scale casual, which you do to perfection. Enjoy your week!!!
Thank you, Jean! You’re very sweet!
A very good quote to remember…. for sure! 🙂
You always look so cute, Jeannine. Have a wonderful week! My post today is actually about dreary weather!!
You did a wonderful job of brightened up the dreary day with your cheerful outfit.
Hope you have a great week, too! 🙂
You always find the most endearing, sweet stories to share, ma chere. I love the story about the Great Danes! And I love those boots you are wearing. Enjoy the sunshine. Are you sure you haven’t been living in Michigan??? ; )
Merci, Madame Heather!
Ooh, sorry your weather’s been dreary, too. I suppose, Michigan might be a wee bit colder?
Here’s to more sunshine for me and you! 🙂 Have a great week!
As always, you look great……yes, great outfit but YOU look great!!!!! Our weather, cold, warm, cold, etc…….lots of runny noses around here. I’m a big fan of these two puppies. Amazing aren’t they….we humans could learn a few things from the fur souls! Toby has his game on, he knows how to work the camera! Love you Jeannie, you bring joy to my life. j.
Have you been sick? Hope it wasn’t the flu. Hubby had the flu and it’s wicked.
I know, Tobi is a hoot. And he’s so photogenic.
Thank you for your friendship! Love you, too! 🙂
love the stripes and big buffalo check print together
the black and brown are fantastic as well
so glad you have some sunshine coming your way
I don’t mind rain as long as it doesn’t last for more than a few hours…hopefully when we’re sleeping. Is that asking too much?? haha
Ohhh, it looks lovely with sunshine, and your casual outfit is so chic! Your dog is so cute too!
Thank you! We love the sunshine….me and Tobi!!
Nice outfit. I am a new subbie and was wondering what kind of watch you are wearing? The dog story was heart warming.
Thank you for visiting! It’s a men’s watch by Citizen Echo-Drive with a brown leather strap (Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar 200 Meter Chrono Titanium Watch – Leather Strap – BL5250-02L). Hope this helps!
It surely does, with a bit of tears too! That is so so sweet.. love, friendship, companionship surpasses everything else 🙂 On another note that is a great outfit for a walk.. have a great week ahead!
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MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
Thank you, Mrs C!
It really is a heartwarming story of love & friendship…such a special pair, those two!
Happy week to you as well!
Love You girl! Love the boots can u tell me where to buy them???? yes we can lern alot from doggys that story is priceless
I bought the boots from shopbop.com last year. It’s 50% off right now but they only have two sizes left. piperlime.com also have a few sizes left on sale, too! If they don’t have your size, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them online if you google the name of the boots: “Lela Knee High Boots” by Kors Michael Kors. Hope this helps! 🙂
Great outfit for a walk in the park, while the bag and the boots make it all look perfect ! Thank you for an inspiring story… Sara
Thank you, and I’m glad you liked the story! 🙂
Jeannie, I think that YOU are the sunshine!!
What a lovely thing to say! Thank you, Patricia! ❤
Okay… I’m totally tearing up with the GD pictures. That is priceless.
I’m a huge fan of VINCE:) and your boots are gorgeous!
Thank you, Leslie!
I knew you would love the story! 🙂
A very youthful and cute outfit. I love the sweater and shirt. I like the color and that is baggy. With these boots is a very nice and casual look. I really like this casual air in you.
Thank you for liking my casual look, Josep!
An easy way to keep warm without being too bulky. 🙂
The dog story was beautiful. But you aand those purses!!!
Aww….thank you! 🙂
Love those boots! Glad you’re getting some nice weather to get out a bit. You dog looks so clean and spiffy. It’s been raining here for the last few days and our dogs…not so clean. The seeing eye dog story is so sweet.
I know what you mean about keeping them clean….especially when it’s raining and he finds that small patch of mud! 🙂
Glad you like the story.
Your puppy looks so happy to be frolicking in the sun. Loving this black/brown combo with pattern mixing. Your boots are gorgeous. I’d love to have your collection of leather goods! What an inspirational story about the seeing eye dog. We have a lot to learn from animals.
Thank you, Alison!
Tobi WAS happy to be outside.
There are SO many amazing dog stories. This one definitely touched my heart.
Awesome casual chic outfit and Tobi is just too adorable. Glad the sun decided to show itself.
Thanks for sharing the story of Lily and Madison … its inspiring
Thank you, Wendy!
Tobi is adorable, isn’t he? Glad you like the story. It warmed my heart when I saw it.
ohhh my.. you look so great!!! and the dog so beautiful. i adore your style..
Thank you! Glad you stopped by! 🙂
Beautiful from head to toe ! I love these boots !
Merci, Luna! 🙂
Thank you for the inspiring post. You always look beautiful and your kind spirit is always evident.
Thank you so much, Susan!
Glad you liked the story.
The sun does make all the difference, doesn’t it?
Your boots are amazing!!
Yes it does!! It was very depressing without the sun for a week.
Love your warm, layered look today, Jeannie. And, awwwww, what a sweet story about Lily. I’m going to have to share this one with my husband.
I shared it with my hubby….he’s pretty soft when it comes to dogs, too.
What a fun outfit! I love it. The weather has been really mild here so husband and I have been taking full advantage. Have a great weekend!
I’m ready for spring, aren’t you? And it’s only January! 😦
Oh I love that story! How wonderful!!!!
Glad you like! 🙂
Jeannie, I love your outfit, the boots and the sweet expression on your dog’s face. I especially love Lily and Madison…so sweet. I used to have a Dane and they are pretty awesome.
It’s heartwarming to see such a friendship between the dogs. Precious!
The way you wear these two layers is absolutely perfect! I will have to do it more often. Thanks for the inspiration.
As for the dog tale, this is one of the most wonderful dog stories ever.
Enjoy the sun. Send us some snow and cold if you are tired of it 🙂 🙂 🙂
Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)
Thank you, Anne!
I doubt you’ll need layers where you are. I’m dreaming of the sunny beach right about now. 😉
wonderful winter wear! and a fabulous dog tale!
Thank you, daisyfae!!
Have a wonderful week! 🙂
You look great! So warm and cozy and casual, but that great Louis Vuitton cross body makes the whole outfit look classy and special. Love it!
The bag is very very old, but LV is timeless. 🙂 And they last forever!
Precious story about the dogs and you look beautiful.
Thank you, Amy!
Have a great week! 🙂
Yes, it made me smile! That is so beautiful! This is why I loved my Brown so much..Thank you for coming by and reading about him. It meant a lot…
I know how much you loved your dog. Brown was blessed to have had your love while he was here.
I hope you’re doing well.
I have to admit that I have never been a fan of black and brown together, but you wear it so well and it looks lovely on you. And I love love love the dogs, of course.
I think you would look lovely in black & brown. 🙂
Aren’t dogs the most remarkable animals in the world! As soon as my cat lets me, I’m getting one!
Loved reading this post, it warmed my heart.
Haha, I doubt your cat will ever be okay with you getting a dog.
I’m glad you got some sun 🙂 Love the photos and the puppies.
Have a wonderful week!