DOG WALKING IN HIGH HEELS: A GUIDE TO WALKING YOUR DOG FASHIONABLY

Sometimes, Fido has to go do his thing at most inconvenient times. Like when you just got dressed for that super important party and are already stepping out of the door. Or you come home during lunch break to take your furry buddy out, and he can’t wait a second for you to change your shoes. More likely, you simply want to look fashionable on your daily outings and take some pictures along the way.

But dog walking in high heels could quickly turn into a disaster if you don’t do it right. On the other hand, you could make it your personal, unique fashion statement. Which option do you prefer? Thought so. This is why I prepared my very professional, extremely useful guide »Dog walking in high heels: A guide to walking your dog fashionably.«

how to walk a dog on high heels

  1. Your dog should be perfectly leashed trained. I mean no pulling, running ahead, jumping into people you meet on the street, etc. This is why it’s not a good idea to walk your puppy in high heels. Do obedience training before you attempt to walk Tiffany in high heels, or you could twist your ankle. And wearing a plaster was not in fashion last time I checked.
  2. All the fashionistas, IG girls & bloggers &co., ATTENTION! Since you’re trying to make a fashion statement here, you want to catch everything on camera. You will need to bring along a friend to play a photographer. I used my brother. He was thrilled.
  3. You will need nice weather. Puddles and dirt plus a muddy dog trying to dry himself against you means death for your stilettos. You will need to make a deal with the heavens for no rain. If it’s raining, you’re on your own. My advice ends here.
  4. Ideally, your dog will not poop while you’re out on your fashionable walk. Dog poop bags and high heels do not look good together. AT ALL.
  5. If she does poop, you just pretend you didn’t notice it and continue walking can ask your friend (see point 3) to pick up the poop and carry it to the nearest garbage can. Hint #1: use one of those perfumed poop bags. Hint #2: If your friend doesn’t want to do it, threaten bribe him (she). Offer whatever he wants just so you don’t need to do it yourself. Hint #3: Time the moment your dog poops so that there is a garbage can nearby.
  6. Keep your dog by your side all the time. This is when »heeling« really comes into play (see point 1). Walk on the pavement while your dog walks on the grass. Stepping on the grass could dirty your shoes.
  7. Have a treat at hand and reward your dog every once in a while to keep him from going away from you (and pulling you with him).
  8. Keep on the watch. When you see somebody walking their dog on the radar, immediately walk the other way. Now it’s no time for socializing. You stand zero chance at keeping your balance if your dog gets into play mode.
  9. Make it short. The longer you walk, bigger the chances you meet another dog, your furry buddy gets bored and starts pulling you, your photographer gets bored, or you get bored and the pictures look blah. You get my point. A 5 minute walk should be enough.
  10. When you get home and have a minute, upload your »dog walking in high heels« pics on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, your blog, and whatever else your are using. Tag pics with #dogwalkinginhighheels and #oodw (outfit of dog walking, of course! And yes I just made it up) After all, what’s the point in making the effort to walk your dog fashionably if nobody sees it?

how to walk your dog in high heels

giving dog a treat

dog walking in high heels

how to walk your dog in high heels

(In case you were wondering, I was wearing these Asos high heels)

This step-by-step useful guide is based on my own dog walking experience. The cute little fella on the pics is my almost 5-months old whippet. So yeah, he is still a puppy, but I consider myself to be quite an expert 😉

I hope you girls (and guys) enjoyed my guide! Do you sometimes walk your dog in high heels? Did I miss any tips? Share in the comments bellow! I would also love to see you walking your dog in high heels! Please tag me or link to this post if you do so. Thanks and happy dog walking!

Xoxo, Nina

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Fashionable fit for NLY Sport

Fashionable fit has been one of my favorite blogs ever since I discovered it. The girl behind it is Hannah Andersson, Swedish fitness trainer. On her blog, you can find workouts, healthy recipes, pieces of her everyday life, and tons of inspiration. The best thing: she writes each post in English too!!

Hannah is having her moment now-yesterday was the launch day of her collection for NLY Sport! (Nelly.com) Unsurprisingly, the sport garments she designed look AMAZING and some of them have already sold out! Bellow are my favorite pieces, modelled by Hannah herself. I’m loving those workout pants….among others… And they ship worldwide too!! (hint-hint!) What a motivation it is to wear nice garments when you work out. Makes you wanna go in the first place!

And how do you like them?


 

Slovenian

Fashionable fit je eden mojih najljubših blogov že vse odkar sem ga odkrila. Punca, ki stoji za njim, je Hannah Andersson, švedska fitnes trenerka. Na njenem blogu lahko najdete treninge, zdrave recepte, delčke njenega vsakdanjega življenja, in obilo inspiracije. Najboljša stvar: vsako objavo napiše tudi v angleščini!!

Hannah je trenutno v momentu. Včeraj je bila lansirana njena kolekcija športnih oblačil za NLY Sport (Nelly.com). Sploh me ne preseneča, da oblačila izgledajo naravnost FANTASTIČNO in nekateri kosi so že razprodani! Spodaj je nekaj mojih naj kosov, v katerih pozira sama Hannah. Zaljubljena sem v te workout hlače…med ostalim… In dostavljajo po celem svetu!! (namig!) Kakšna motivacija je, da nosiš lepa oblačila, ko vadiš! Dajo ti željo, da se sploh spraviš!

Kako pa so vam všeč?

 

Fashionable fit workout pants

Fashionable fit workout pants

Fashionable fit running top

Fashionable fit running top

Fashionable fit Push-up bra

Fashionable fit Push-up bra

 

Fashioanble fit Singlet

Fashioanble fit Singlet

Weekend with family

I can’t say how happy it makes me when my family comes for a visit and stays the entire weekend! Since I live in Austria and they in Slovenia, we can’t see each other every day. But we try to make it as often as possible, at least once a month.

Sometimes, distance makes you appreciate moments together even more.

We had such a wonderful, sunny weekend. My mom and me arranged our little balcony garden (it was a lot of work though for that little piece of ground!!!), we took walks in the city, went for coffee and pizza, and mainly just enjoyed being together.

cherish family time together

family weekend 2

Can’t wait ’til we see each other again, in the mean time these pictures will have to do 🙂

Have a nice day everyone! xoxo

 

 

 

Glamping places in Slovenia – Full list

The last time I wrote a post on glamping, you guys gave me great feedback. In the post I mentioned some glamping places around here in Europe, among them two in Slovenia. But now I decided to dedicate a whole post to glamping places in Slovenia only! This small country, which happens to be my home land, has a lot to offer!

So here it is, glamping in Slovenia: from good to extravagant, cozy to unexpected, from wooden huts to wine barrels!

Full list:

1. Garden Village Bled.

Mentioned in my previous post on the topic, Garden Village Bled undoubtedly is the most “glam” out of all glamping accomodations in Slovenia. Open since June 2014, it offers guests a choice between tree houses, pier tents, glamping tents, and apartments with jacuzzi. Also the most expensive of all options, it will satisfy even the most demanding guests.

glamping Bled pool tents tree houses

glamping tent

Official website: http://www.gardenvillagebled.com/en/

2.  Alpine Glamping at Kamp Alpe

In contrast to the previous accommodation, Alpine glamping features very simple wooden huts. They are situated in the middle of the forest to give guests maximum contact with the nature. Like their motto goes, glamorous + camping + Alps = Alpine glamping!

Alpine glamping

Official website: http://www.kamp-alpe.com/en/Home

3. Park Idila

As the name reveals, Park Idila is located at an idyllic lake Blosko. Wooden huts/tents are simple yet elegant, and the camp features a restaurant and offers sport activities.

wooden huts at glamping Blosko lake jezero

Official website: http://blosko-jezero.si/park-idila/

4. Natura Eco Camping Kranjska Gora

This eco camping spot has in its offer glamping tents and hanging tents -first of its kind in Slovenia. These tents are hanging from a tree. Because they are not touching the ground, it is less humid inside them. One such tent can accommodate two adults and two children.

viseci sotori hanging tents glamping

5. Gozdne vile glamping

Something less glamorous and less expensive than Garden Village Bled, but still sophisticated- Gozdne Vile (Forest Villas) are located in Bled and offer everything a glamper wants: comfortable lodging, unspoiled nature, and additional perks like hot tubs (made of wood, of course). Guests can choose their preferred villa and some are situated on the river.

glamping in wooden tents gozdne vile

Official website: http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/accomodations/sava-hoteli-bled/gozdne-vile-glamping/

6. Wine barrel village

I saved the most interesting for the end! At Terme Ptuj you can spend the night inside a huge wine barrel! Wine barrels are big enough to accommodate two people and offer the most unique experience. Surrounded by vineyards, you really cannot get closer to feeling the centuries old tradition of wine making.

wine barrel village

Official website: http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/accomodations/terme-ptuj/wine-village/

If you would like to know where these places are and how much they cost, just click on the links above. Do you like the list? Do you know about any other glamping places in Slovenia that I missed?

 

 

1st Wedding Anniversary: 7 Gift Ideas

This Sunday, Derek and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary! It feels strange to say that. I honestly find it hard to believe we have been married for a whole year!! Time just flies by. If you’re not married yet, you will see. Especially the first year is like that -full of change and excitement, adaptation and discoveries.

I have already received a gift from Derek, a dog 🙂 It came early, but a puppy couldn’t wait until October 12 🙂 And I couldn’t be happier with Rooney. Otherwise, The first anniversary traditionally suggests a paper gift. As inspiration, I’m posting some paper gift ideas bellow.

1. A card. If it comes with a gift or is a gift in itself (nothing is sweeter than a romantic note), a card goes well with any anniversary celebration.

paper anniversary gift card

(Hallmark)

2. A (framed) photograph, a huge wall decoration photograph, or even a photo book! If you still don’t have enough wedding pictures around your house, now is the time to change it! If you live in Austria, ifolor. (www.ifolor.at) has a promotion for photo books and other photo products with the code BONUSCARD6. You receive 30% off. It’s valid until 1st of March 2015.

photobook paper anniversary idea

3. A pretty print. If your partner likes art, they will love a print of their favorite artist’s work. I myself love Catherine Campbell’s. She is Australian and makes amazingly beautiful designs. Or if your better half possesses artistic skills, you could frame their artwork and hang it in the hall -imagine the look on their face when they see it!

artwork print first anniversary gift

(Catherine Campbell)

4. A book. You can’t miss with a good book if your love is a bookworm. Make sure it’s one they haven’t read yet to make it a great surprise. Another idea is to offer a special edition of a book from their favorite author. Even if they have read the book three times already, they will be happy to add this special edition to their bookcase.

book as a first anniversary gift

5. A journal or a planner. Still a book, but an empty one -to fill it all out with married life’s adventures! Since it’s gift, a journal should be very pretty and a planner good quality. For her: a romantic, embellished, and full of details Daphne’s diary, available at bookstores and online at http://www.daphnesdiary.com. For him: Filofax Pocket Gray Malden. If gray is not his color, they come in browns and blacks too (and many other color for that matter).

agenda planer diary first anniversary gift filofax planner for men

6. Magazine subscription. Is he into surfing, motorcycles, computers, or music? Is she a fashionista, is interested in sports, animals, or in beauty? (I know, talking clichés here, but you get my point) A monthly magazine in the mailbox will remind him or her of your thoughtful anniversary gift for a whole year to come.

magazine subscription first wedding anniversary

7. A ticket. What kind of ticket? You decide! It could be a concert of popular or classic music, a ballet show, or even an airplane ticket to somewhere nice and romantic (or cool and adventurous). If you’re on a budget, a train ride can be very old-school romantic. End the ride with a picnic on the countryside or a winetasting. Guaranteed that ticket will not be easily forgotten!

Here were only some of the ideas. And if you like this tradition and find it cool, go for it. It can certainly be fun. I hope these tips help you choose your next gift. Do you have any ideas for the first wedding anniversary?