So if you have been following SGSB for some time, you may know that I have extreme puppy fever…I finally broke down and got one! She is so adorable and it took some time to decided on her name, but I finally decided on Val. April Fools!! She’s not a living, breathing dog, but I did add the Kate Spade Dalmatian Wicker purse to my collection and I jokingly call her Val because she was a Valentine’s Day gift! I am still traveling too much with work to actually have a dog depend on me, so I guess my puppy purse (and visiting my friends dogs) will have to do for now!
I first saw this Kate Spade puppy purse on Instagram from the New York Fashion Week showcase last September and I immediately was obsessed! I mean, it’s a black, white and red puppy purse – how much cuter could it get? I called my Kate Spade store and asked if I can get on the wait list for this purse and they were fantastic!! They asked for my name, what item I was looking for and my contact information. When the purse came in, they called me, held it until I was back in Houston and I had one of my most coveted pieces in my closet!
Tip: If you see an item on the runway that you have to get your hands on, call your local store and ask them to put you on the wait list for that item! By being on the wait list, you will often be the first one called when the store receives that item!
I paired this purse with one of my favorite skirts from Eloquii (it was a bit windy when we took these photos, so the skirt is a little bit closer to my legs than normal – I would say it is more of an a-line and has a bit of flare) and this stripped top from Kate Spade Saturday (unfortunately they closed last year – I love their clothes – so adorable and at such a great price). I loved pairing these items with the purse because they bring out the colors in the purse! And because the purse is such a unique, statement piece, I kept the rest of my accessories simple – a nude pair of strappy heels and a sparkly necklace I purchased from J. Crew a few years ago.
I am really excited for this weekend and believe that it is going to be fantastic! I am fortunate enough to be able to attend the NCAA Final Four games on Saturday with my family!! I am still a bit disappointed that my Irish weren’t able to win against North Carolina last Sunday, but I still think the games are going to be so much fun to watch! I have another day to decide who I am going to root for in each game! I grew up watching sports with my family and I am really looking forward to being able to experience this with them! Who are you rooting for to win the March Madness tournament? Make sure to follow along on Snapchat (EmilySGSB) and Instagram (EmilySGSB) for a behind the scene look at my weekend!
Photography by Lauren Beatty
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