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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How men think Louis Vuitton is really just a name

The un-glamorous life of our Louis Vuitton toiletry pouch

The thing is, we have a Louis Vuitton cosmetic bag in our house (or should I say, he has), which is not really serving its purpose. At all. Let me tell you how that is so.

I still remember when me & Derek were not dating yet and I came to his place with friends for the first time. It didn’t take me long to notice the LV pouch sitting on his couch. It was a weird sight. Derek with a LV bag? He didn’t seem like the guy who would care about such a thing as brand names. As I found out later, he really didn’t and still doesn’t.

But the cosmetic pouch was original, not fake, as I confirmed by carefully inspecting its label. But the best (or the worst) part came when I opened the bag. Here is what I found inside:

LV markers

Markers?! Seriously?!

And his shameless (or shameful, as you take it) explanation: “Yes, this is my pencil case. I use it for studying.”

“Do you have any idea how much this thing costs?! It’s Louis Vuitton!”

“Louis what?”

And this reminds me of the scene from “Leap year” film, when Matthew Goode laughs at Amy Adams because she named her suitcase “Louis Vuitton” and he found it ridiculous that she was so concerned about its safety.  They ended up getting married. Well, now I’m married to a guy who puts markers in his 280€ toiletry pouch. 😀

It turns out that he didn’t actually buy the “pencil case” himself, he thinks he got it from an auntie, although he is not sure.

Since the big discovery, I tried to change LV’s un-glamorous fate twice: once I used it according to its purpose, as a toiletry pouch, and the second time I tried it out as my nail polishes pouch. It didn’t work out. I missed seeing Louis Vuitton on our couch, it makes for such a nice accessory. And, of course, where else would we put our markers? 

Louis Vuitton pouch sitting on our couch

 

Woman Day by Woman Mag

Tomorrow is a very important day for all women in Austria -it’s a Woman day! No, not the holiday one in honor of all women. A shopping type 😉 It’s organized every year by Austrian Woman magazine. In fact, this year it’s the 1oth year since it started!

On this special day, women get to shop cheaper at selected stores. There are discount vouchers available at http://www.woman.at/womanday, together with the list of all the participating stores!

I made my own personal shopping (wish) list (which means I’m not actually buy all that, sigh) from some of my favorite stores. I’m still thinking which item to go for, but I will see tomorrow when I’m there and I can try it on 🙂

Blazers (from Vero Moda), Pants (from Vero Moda and Only), Boots (Gamloong and Funky Shoes at Humanic).

As you can see, many pastels and flower patterns! Spring is here, yoohoo 😀  Any suggestions from you guys? xxx

 

blazers

 

trousersboots

 

 

 

Cheap – Cheaper

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In the last weeks I was looking for new black pumps to replace my favorite ones, which, unfortunately, became scratched on the heels (told you they were my faves, I wore them very often!). At first I wanted to buy one of the two showed on the left side (both Asos, both around 64€). But then, guess what, I found the ones on top right for 20€ at Deichmann and went to get them today!

If we’re talking high fashion, Asos is considered very affordable, but we will all agree that Deichmann is even cheaper 😉 In addition, I was able to put them on and felt completely comfortable! Very important 😉 I’m still a little reluctant to order shoes online, you never know if they fit right or not, and “ruckversand” is not free from Austria. And Asos shoes always end up being sold out so I decided not to risk not getting the right number! Maybe next time, Asos 😉

Good night everyone xxx